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I recently got a lot of 10 Japanese soundtracks (though I'm almost sure that one of them has nothing to do with Bruce's movies...) and I discovered that the songs are sung in English, and also that some of the original theme from the movies are "spoilt " by Bruce's screaming, such as in The way of the dragon. I perfectly remember that at the beginning of the movie, during the theme song, there aren't any Bruce's secreamings, at least in my version of the movie...

Does anyone know if there are LP's with the Chinese soundtracks and with the songs in Chinese somewhere ?

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1 hour ago, ShawAngela said:

I recently got a lot of 10 Japanese soundtracks (though I'm almost sure that one of them has nothing to do with Bruce's movies...) and I discovered that the songs are sung in English, and also that some of the original theme from the movies are "spoilt " by Bruce's screaming, such as in The way of the dragon. I perfectly remember that at the beginning of the movie, during the theme song, there aren't any Bruce's secreamings, at least in my version of the movie...

 

I've never collected Bruce Lee LP's or soundtrack's, but I do know there's a lot of stuff out there. @Killer Meteor sure knows a lot when it comes to soundtracks, he might be able to help you out?. Purchasing the budget release of the Enter The Dragon soundtrack on CD, when I was into buyng film scores was closet I've got to this area of Bruce Lee fandom.

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On 9/15/2019 at 7:15 PM, ShawAngela said:

Does anyone know if there are LP's with the Chinese soundtracks and with the songs in Chinese somewhere ?

 

I'm not sure if these are links are of any use to you?.

 

 

 

 

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Thanks.

The first clip doesn't have any  lyrics, but it seems to me that it's the one that can be heard in my dvd of the movie. But it also seems to me that there are lyrics when this theme can be heard when Chen Zhen is killed at the end of the movie...

The second clip has the English lyrics, but there is one couplet missing, the last one.

I don't have time at this moment, but when I'll have a while, I'll post the whole song with the lyrics that I found. What I would like to know is if the English lyrics are a direct translation of James Wong's Chinese lyrics, or if they are lyrics directly written in English by James Wong or if they are English lyrics that have nothing to do with the Chinese lyrics...

Another mission for Sherlock Holmes...:bs_smile:

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Until @Killer Meteor mentions his name and I buy Bruce's movies LP (in vice versa order...), I hadn't heard of Mike Remedios at all.

While listening to the above clip of the Chinese song of Big Boss, I found some clips of Mike Remedios singing these beautiful songs, so, as promise, here they are, with lyrics that someone posted in the comments of each clips. Enjoy (maybe all Bruce's fans have already watched these clips, but well...it's for those like myself who had never heard of this great singer.

He has a beaufitul voice, that reminds me a little bit of Tom Jones' voice...

Way of the dragon (no lyrics)

 

Big boss (no lyrics)

 

Fist of fury (with lyrics)

Sorry, I made a mistake and I don't know how to remove this clip...

Here is the right one :

 

Ok, i don't know why, but the video that appears here is not the one I'm watching at this moment when copying the link...

So, here are the lyrics :

FIST OF FURY I use hands to hold my fellow man I use hands to help you what I can But when I face an unjust injury Then I’ll change my hands into fists of fury I use hands to show my friendliness I use hands to give a kind caress But when a man slaughters fellowman Then I’ll change my hands into fists of fury No more hands to give my love to you But you’ll know I’ve done what I must do I’ve fought the strong and I did right the wrong When I changed my hands into fists of fury

Great lyrics, that really fit the movie, so, maybe that they are the exact translation of the Mandarin lyrics...

 

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I have had the luck to finally find a 10 cds boxset with the original sountracks of his movies and it also countains the Mandarin version of To be a Man, and Bruce Lee's voice in both English and Cantonese.

For those who are interested, here is the link to the eBay page :

 

https://www.ebay.fr/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2058309.m4084.l1313.TR4.TRC2.A0.H0.XMemory+of+d.TRS0&_nkw=Memory+of+dragon+super+box+cd

 

I already bought the cheapest one, sorry...;-)

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5 hours ago, ShawAngela said:

I have had the luck to finally find a 10 cds boxset with the original sountracks of his movies and it also countains the Mandarin version of To be a Man, and Bruce Lee's voice in both English and Cantonese.

 

Great to hear you finally got those soundtracks/song you wanted, and thanks for posting a link here too.

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On 10/14/2019 at 9:23 PM, DragonClaws said:

Great to hear you finally got those soundtracks/song you wanted, and thanks for posting a link here too.

I forgot to mention that there is also the Mandarin lyrics of the ending song of Fist of fury. I was sure that there were a singers choir singing at the end of the movie when Bruce Lee jumps outside the martial arts school but even in the LPS I got, it wasn't on the LPs.

There is a Mike Remedios cd with only one song for which he wrote the lyrics with two other guys, as a tribute too Bruce Lee. The lyrics are very touching.

Here are they, for those who are interested :

My friend, you changed my life forever

You made the world a better place

From the start

You taught me life's true meaning

How to be sure

I saw the message in your eyes.

 

My friend, you taught me fine and true endeavour

The truth was written in your face

In my heart I felt the message streaming

Honest and pure so understanding and so wise

 

 

The memory of you will stay with me

Forever more in my heart and mind

Forever more

 

 

Til the end of time

I'll always feel the pain in my heart

Thank you so much

You will always live in our hearts

 

My friend, your life was filled with splendour

The world still remembers you with grace

From the start I saw your talent gleaming

Forceful and sure I found the truth within your eyes

 

 

The memory of you will stay with me

Forever more in my heart and mind

Forever more

 

 

Til the end of time

I'll always feel the pain in my heart

Thank you so much

You will always be my friend

 

 

One life, one heart, one world-wide legacy

We will never loose the images of you

Memory of you precious memory so true

Forever in our hearts

Your power shines...Forever in my

 

 

My memory of you can't stay away

You are gone but the aura's still with me

You taught me how to be so true in what I do

I want to save a piece of you

And place it in my heart

Cause I yearn to have a souvenir of you

 

 

Thank you for your life and the memory of you

I'll keep your memory forever in my heart.

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Lyrics of The big boss

I've climbed mountains

I've roamed the land

With my bare hands

Alone I stand

Deep inside me

Voices guide me

They all call me

To be a man

 

 

How well I know

My foes are strong

But I'll fight them

T right the wrong

I'll face them all

And I'll walk tall

For it's my call

To be a man

To be a man

To be a man...

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Lyrics for The way of the dragon

 

Where there's darkness

There will be bright light

Where there's meekness (I wonder if it could be a mistake and that the right word should be " weakness")

There will be might

And when man strives

There will be new life

That's the dragon's way

The way of life

 

 

You know darkness

For there'll be bright light

And from meekness

There will come might

And when man's hopes

Give birth to new life

And the way will come

The dragon's way

 

 

And when man's hopes

Give birth to new life

And the way will come

The dragon's way

 

 

After darkness

Always comes bright light

From the meekness

Will come the might

And when mannstrives

There will be new life

From the dragon's way

The way of life

The way of life

The way of life

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Lyrics for Fist of fury

I can't find the cd at this moment, but I think that I listened to this song and sang it for so many times that I remember the lyrics, so, here they are, and if I made mistakes, I'll correct them as soon as possible.

 

I use hands

To hold my fellowman

I use hands

To help with what I can

But when I face

An unjust injury

Then I change my fists

Into fists of fury

 

I use hands

To show my friendliness

I use hands

To give a kind caress

But when a man

Slaughters his fellowman

Then I change my hands

Into fists of fury

 

No more hands

To give my love to you

But you'll know

I've done what I must do

I fought the strong

And I did right the wrong

When I changed my hands

Into fists of fury

Into fists of fury

 

 

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