Thursday, February 23, 2012

2003 Afternoon Tea Radio Interview


2003 Radio Interview. (Mandarin)
Steven promoting his 2003 Mandarin album, A Romantic Holiday, in China.  

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《浪漫假期》 album specially cut for Mainland market
For those who understand mandarin. This is a 2003 30-minute China Zhengzhou radio station interview with Steven. Steven was promoting his 1st Mainland, China music album entitled《浪漫假期》Romantic Holidays.  Of all his Mandarin interviews, this was the most fluent I heard from him.  During the interview, the station played several of his new songs.
baidu link to music album covers: here
Transcript on speaking Mandarin and on dubbing @ 18:51

H =Host
S= Steven

H: Actually, Steven, your Mandarin is so much more better than I expected.
S: Actually making this Mandarin album I ...
H: Have you done it before?
S: Actually, way back I did release a Mandarin album in Taiwan, around 1995. Did some promotion there and learned some Mandarin. Later when I returned to Hong Kong I liked to speak Mandarin. Also even back then around 1995 I watched quite a lot of Mandarin tv programs, and often read the newspaper aloud in Mandarin. To me, this is important.

H: Like how we practice broadcasting.
S: Right, I think this is very important. But luckily in Hong Kong I have many friends who can speak Mandarin well so I had them speak Mandarin with me.

H: In your past tv series aired in Mainland they are all dubbed by others in Mandarin?
S: Yes, all dubbed by others.

H: Next time no need to have others dubbed, appreciate both Steven's voice and his series simultaneously, to get a complete Steven.

S: What I'd like to say is this: regardless tv series or movie, if it is in Mandarin I really hope to dub it myself. It maybe that some of my pronunciation is still not of standard precision but I think if I had the script beforehand I would have time to do some homework preparation and during filming I would exert my very best to precisely pronounce the lines because I believe during the acting process, line delivery is a great help, to help you project the emotion and actions.

H: Very true, voice is also part of the within acting. Steven, keep working on it.


Steven says he likes Air Supply, Eagles, Jacky Chueng, Robby Williams, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Na Ying, Emil Chow, Faye Wong etc. He loves listening to mandarin the best.
When Steven sang Defiled on, 4:53 he mentioned that he incorporated some of his feelings into the lyrics and hopes that the audience can connect to the song. Steven sang 2 songs in all. Debased is a difficult song to sing because of its sharp change in pitch.
most of the songs except 重生 can be viewed on utube if they are not deleted. 
opening song, 重生("排毒美颜宝" 广告曲)(duet 陈建颖)is one of my favorite songs.
Steven also sang it in a Cantonese version.
2nd song:永远的诺言 mandarin themesong for a Mainland TV series 紫荆勋章
3rd song: 浪漫假期 mandarin
4rd song: 多此一吻 cantonese
5th song: 茉莉 mandarin 玫瑰和家明 tune
6th song: 突然假期 cantonese
closing song: 孤单旅程 solitary journey
All the songs, except 自闭,  糟蹋, on his 《切勿自闭,糟蹋自己》Withdrawn/Defiled album are played during the interview
Steven co-wrote 糟蹋 (Defiled)
The song was composed Steven + Sonija scandal.
"love got defiled and hurt,
In the end, what you got for
is the phrase "serve you right"
so who'd dare to love"
Fans were so taken aback when we found out that this article writer was actually male, the very dj of this radio interview. He started his article with this exclamation : "Steven is very, very handsome." (shuai)

Article by the male dj of Music for Afternoon Tea
~~Steven Ma is very handsome~~
He is really very, very handsome. His complexion (skin) is excellent. haha! He is Steven Ma, everybody calls him Ma Zai. This week program will air his 2003 August pre-recorded interview when he was in Zheng Zhou promoting his newly released Romantic Holidays 《浪漫假期》music album. 

I remember on the day he came in for recording, many of my colleagues both male and female all rushed over to my office to get his signature and to have pictures taken with him.  Surprising Steven was very approachable and fulfilled their requests with alacrity. Actually, for mainland audience we knew Steven through some of his tv series.   From Files of Justice 4 & 5 to the much well-known Xiao Xuan Zi Kangxi in Duke of Mt. Deer to the annoying, bratty rich kid in Ultra Protection, and also Dr. Joe in Healing Hands 1, Steven has portrayed many believable and memorable characters. 

Steven's this music album "Romantic Holidays"  is his first release in the mainland market.  The album comprises of both new and selective songs and is underwritten by China Shanghai Music Company (中唱上海公司) .  In fact, it was Ms. Lily Di of that company who brought him over for this radio interview in Zheng Zhou.....(talks about the music album)

Steven is approachable, which comes through in this upcoming program. Also, he is very warm and easy to talk to. The whole program process was very happy. One thing I want to point out is Steven's good vocal.  You all can also hear that from his singing, warm, ( 沙沙 的), and very masculine. When my colleague, 江帆,  heard our program, he said Steven's voice was trumped all our male broadcasters.  Haha! It's true, his voice is of the sonorous kind, and very magnetic. Judge for yourself.

sina blog source
他真的的好帅好帅,肤色也很诱人,呵呵,他就是马浚伟,大家都叫他马仔。

这期节目是他出《浪漫假期》专辑来郑州宣传时的直播通告。我记得他上节目的那天,我们台里好多女生男生跑到我办公室要他签名和合影,想不到帅马一点架子都没有,都一一满足了。

其实对于内地的朋友,我们熟悉马浚伟是从他演的一些戏开始的。从《一号皇庭》第四部和第五部,到我们熟得不能再熟悉的《鹿鼎记》里的小玄子康熙,再到《非常保镖》中那个看了就让人生厌的阔少爷,还有98年演出《妙手仁心 I》的陈卓尧,马浚伟演绎了一个又一个生动而让人过目不忘的人物。


马浚伟这张《浪漫假期》专辑是他第一次在内地发片,是一张新歌+精选专辑,由中唱上海公司引进出版的。当时带他来做节目的就是中唱上海的邸莉莉,和邸姐认识多年,她带过好多歌手到我节目里。
虽然他从1994年开始就在香港发行自己的个人专辑,之所以一直没有在内地发片,一方面由于马仔一直忙于电视剧的拍摄制作,没有能够做宣传的档期,另一方面也是考虑到内地歌迷对专辑的整体要求更加高一些,在有了大量歌曲的积累之后他才有了发片的打算。

这张《浪漫假期》专辑收录了四首国语和七首粤语歌曲,是从他之前的四张专辑中精挑细选出来的,对我们来说是一张新专辑,可对于马仔自己而言,这已算得上是一张精选了。

马仔好亲和,从这期节目里也能听的出来,还有他很热情很健谈,整个节目过程非常的愉快。要重点说下马仔的好声音,大家从歌声中也能觉得出来,暖暖的,沙沙的,又很阳刚,我的同事江帆当时听了节目就说他的声音盖过了我们台所有的男播,呵呵,真的,他声是很厚实那种,又极有磁性。

吴桐

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