Leslie Loh of poppopmusic is offering a free 24/96 WAV hi-res download of a track from the audiophile version of The Jazzy Sounds of Teresa Teng.
This is to entice audiophiles to buy the actual audiophile CD at the InterGlobal Music stall on Level 4 of J.W. Marriott Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, at the KLIAVS 2012.
Here're the download instructions:
1) Please paste this link onto your browser
Please be patient with the download! It is a HUGE file!
2) Once the file is properly downloaded, right click on your mouse to save the source (a WAV file) onto your pc hard drive. depending on your browser, this service may be chargeable. For example, if you use Apple QuickTime, you need QuickTime Pro, which is chargeable. If you use Google Chrome, then this service is totally FOC. So, please explore with your browser.
3) Sit back and enjoy the most unorthodox 'The Girl From South Sea (nan hai gu niang)' ever!
Some of the for this song, some of the best musicians in the scene are featured. They include percussionist Valtinho Anastacio from Brazil, trumpeter Eddy Wen, saxophonist Julian Chan and of course our maestro pianist-cum-arranger Tay Cher Siang from Malaysia.
Tay Cher Siang's idea of this bold arrangement is inspired by the fact that "The girl from south sea" was written by a Malaysian composer in the 1970s, so he could be inspired by Jobim's "Girl from Ipanema" which carries the same sentiments lyrically. So he thought it would be a good idea to fuse the two versions together and have a fabulous crossover. yes, indeed, that was how the arrangement was born!
Mixing and mastering was done by Nick Lee of the Ark Studios.
This definitive version emphasizes more on the instruments and overall musicality (unlike the normal edition, which is more vocals-centric). It has better palpability, bass (lows), highs, separation and imaging, etc, compared with the normal edition.