If I Were for Real (album)

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If I Were for Real
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Released1 June 1981 (1981-06-01)
Genre Mandopop
Length36:51
Label Polydor Records (宝丽金)
If I Were for Real
Chinese 假如 真的

If I Were for Real is a 1981 Mandopop album by Teresa Teng released in Hong Kong by Polydor Records as Love Songs of the Island-Nation, Vol. 7: If I Were for Real (島國之情歌第七集—假如我是真的). " [1] This album was later introduced in Taiwan by Kolin Records.

Island-Nation" refers to Japan, as 5 tracks were covers of Japanese songs.

The title track was the theme song of the 1981 drama film of the same name. (The character Farm Director Zheng in the film was a big Teresa Teng fan.) The song was later covered by many singers including Faye Wong in Decadent Sound of Faye .

Track listing

Side One
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
1."Jiaru Wo Shi Zhende" (假如我是真的; "If I Were for Real")Chuang Nu (莊奴)Chen Hsin-yi (陳信義)3:05
2."Bieli" (别离; "Departure")Lin Huang-kuen (林煌坤)Ben Sasaki (佐々木勉)3:17
3."Yao Qu Yaoyuan de Difang" (要去遙遠的地方; "Going to Distant Places")Lin Huang-kuen Wang Luobin 3:42
4."Ai Yu" (愛雨; "Love Rain")Sun Yi (孫儀)Tony Weng (湯尼)2:53
5."Caixia Huilai Ba" (彩霞回來吧; "Come Back, Sunset Clouds")Chuang NuAndy (安蒂)3:14
6."Meng" (夢; "Dreams")Chuang Nu Kei Ogura 3:15
Side Two
No.TitleLyricsMusicLength
7."Jiaru" (假如; "If")Chuang NuChen Hsin-yi2:40
8."Qing Hu" (情湖; "Lake of Feeling")Chuang NuJunzou Shigaraki (信楽順三)3:58
9."Ni Wei He Bu Shuo" (你為何不說; "Why Wouldn't You Say")Sun YiTony Weng3:21
10."Shancha Hua" (山茶花; "Camellia Flower")Chuang NuMinoru Endō (遠藤実)4:02
11."Wo Yu Qiufeng" (我與秋風; "I and the Autumn Wind")Lin Huang-kuenMinoru Endō3:24

Several tracks were Mandarin covers of Japanese songs:

In the Polydor edition, sides one and two of the Kolin edition were reversed. An addition track was included, "Qingfeng" (輕風; "Breeze"), written by Chuang Nu and composed by Chen Hsin-yi. "Qingfeng" was featured in the 1981 film Spring Fever . In addition, the title of "Jiaru" was changed to "Jiaru Meng'er Shi Zhende" (假如夢兒是真的; "If Dreams Were for Real").

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