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Professional Review of "Anita Classic Moment Live Karaoke (VCD) (Deluxe Version)"

Perfect: Anita Classic Moment Live 2CD ~ Anita Mui Yim Fong

"Anita Classic Moment Live" held last November was her final tour to the stage for Anita Mui, the Dvia of Change.

This stunning 2 CD concert set records every song sung and every word said by Anita in the eighth and also last concert of her glorious performing career. As the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra has been invited to perform in this concert, the main difference from the last concert "AnitaMui Fantasy Gig 2002" is that most of the songs in "Anita Classic Moment Live" are emotional venting.

Apart from singing her own classics through the years, Anita also chose to honour and sing many other singers'. Despite of the fact that she was indeed very much troubled by the nasty cancer, her concert performance lived up to her own high standard. Anita's live performance was both extremely emotional and tender.

At the beginning, Anita sang such wonderful classics of her own as "Yes It Is" (Disc1, Track#3), "Cherish Your Love" (Disc1, Track#5) and "In Dreams We Dated" (Disc1, Track#2). The concert continued with those know-by-one-and-all like "When" (Disc1, Track#7), "40th Night" (Disc1, Track#10), Jacky Cheung's classic "Li Xiang Lan" (Disc1, Track#7) and the fans' most favourite "Heart Debt" (Disc1, Track#9).

In Disc2, Anita sang many of the classic chorus that she has sung with local music legends. For example, "Price For Love" (Disc2, Track#4) with Roman Law, "I Do" (Disc2, Track#5) with Faye Wong, "As Confusing As Dreams" (Disc2, Track#6) with Lim Zi Xiang, "This Life-This World" (Disc2, Track#7) with Leslie Cheung and "Crazy For You" (Disc2, Track#8) with Chen Bai Qiang, etc. Among these, "Price For Love" and "This Life-This World" are the present reviewer's favourites as Anita has not only expressed perfectly the profound happiness of love, but also displayed the toughness needed in love.

As for the golden oldies "Si Shi Gu Ren Lai" (Disc2, Track#12) and "Si Shui Liu Nian" (Disc2, Track#14) during the encore, they simply belong to the all-time greatests. "Song Of The Setting Sun" (Disc2, Track#18) was the last song in the concert, as well as in Anita's short but fruitful life. The song certainly arouses much sympathy and sadness as Anita is separated from us now and forever.

Reviewer: Stephen Lee (Li ZhongYan - Hong Kong)
Translator: theDan (Chen EnNeng)


 


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輯錄自梅艷芳 《梅艷芳經典金曲演唱會》CD碟評   CD/VCD review

 

完美演繹︰梅艷芳 《梅艷芳經典金曲演唱會》

Perfect performance:  Anita Mui  [Anita Mui Classic Moment Live Concert]

在二零零三年十一月舉行的《梅艷芳經典金曲演唱會》,是「百變天后」梅艷芳生前舉行的最後一個演唱會。

[Anita Mui Classic Live Concert ] of November 2003 was the last concert of "Ever-changing Queen", Anita Mui.

唱片公司日前發行的演唱會現場收音大碟,收錄了第八場(即最後一場)內的廿九組歌曲、樂曲與獨白。與上一個《極夢幻演唱會》不同,由於是次演唱會找來了上海交響樂團客席演出,故演繹的歌曲十之八九都以抒情作品為主。

The live Album  just released by the record company was the recording of  the 8th show (i.e. the last show), including 29 songs, music and monologues.  It is different from the previous [Fantasy Gig Concert], as the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra was invited to play in the concert, therefore 80% - 90% of the songs performed were slow romantic songs.

在個唱內,梅姐(梅之暱稱)除選唱了自己歷年的經典金曲外,還演繹了不少屬於其他歌手(有些更是已故的)的名曲。雖然身患頑疾,但梅姐的水準仍然挺高,不管是音準音色,還是感情演繹,都依然吸引,而且,聽起來更時而柔情,時而感性。再者,上海管弦樂團的演出亦具水準,總體來說,這已算是一個完美的演唱會。

During the concert, besides performing her own past classic songs, Ah Mui also performed many famous songs of other singers, some of them already passed away.  Even though she was suffering from terminal illness, Ah Mui's performing still up to a very high standard, no matter in terms of accuracy of key,  or voice, or performance were still very attractive.  Sometimes very soft, sometimes full of emotion.  The performance of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra was up to a standard too.  In conclusion, it could be regarded as a perfect concert.

在個唱的伊始,梅姐先唱了多首自己的名曲,如「是這樣的」、「抱緊眼前人」及「夢裡共醉」等,其後又唱了「心債」、「何日」、「第四十夜」及張學友的「李香蘭」等佳作。當然,若要數樂迷最熟悉的,當然非「心債」一曲莫屬,不僅旋律出色,歌詞也填得不俗。

To start the concert, Ah Mui performed a few of her own famous songs, such as "This is it", "Hold tight the one around",  "Drunk in dreams" and etc, then "Heart Debt", "Which Day", "the 40th night" and Jacky Cheung's "Lee Hong Kam" and etc. all marvelous pieces.  Of course, the most familiar song to music lovers would be "Heart Debt", not only the melody, the lyrics were very good too.

在Disc#2的頭半部分,阿梅又挑選多首自己與其他歌手的真正經典來演繹,包括羅文的「愛情的代價」、王菲的「我願意」、林子祥的「似夢迷離」、張國榮的「今生今世」、陳百強的「深愛著你」,還有「孤身走我路」及「胭脂扣」等。在以上多首作品中,筆者最愛阿梅演繹「愛情的代價」和「今生今世」,在硬朗的同時,又不失深情。

In the beginning of the Disc#2, Ah Mui selected several of her own classic songs and some of other singers songs, including Roman's "Price of love", Faye Wong's "Willing", George Lam's "Wondering like dream", Leslie Cheung's "This life, this world", Danny Chan's "Love you deeply", "Walk my road alone" , "rouge" and etc.  Among all the songs, I like Ah Mui's performance of "Price of love" and "This life this world" the most, besides being a bit tough,  also full of passion.

至於安可(Encore)前後的「似是故人來」、「似水流年」也是極品,現場演繹也保持高水準。至於最後的「夕陽之歌」,也是梅姐人生裡公開演唱的最後一首作品,歌詞應境,樂迷聽後對她更見依依不捨。

Before and after encore, "Like Old Friend Coming" and "Year passes like water" were master pieces too, her live performance was up to very high standard.  Then the final "Sunset Song", that was the last song of her live concert during this life.  The lyric was suitable to the situation, by listening to this song, music lovers  felt more attached to her with lingering emotion.

撰文︰李重言 Stephen Lee (香港)

By Stephen Lee (Hong Kong)

 

Fans' review

 

A priceless treasure for music lovers


A great concert with glamour, class and elegance. Beautiful songs, good music, pleasant and warm atmosphere. Full of emotion and love. 

Anita Mui performed every song with heart and feeling, as she always did. In the 1st disc, when she was performing the quick songs with dancing steps, as we know now, she was deadly sick, actually every movement might endanger her life. But she performed with no reserve, because she is a great professional, and a great entertainer, once on stage she forgot everything, her pain or etc. 

Accompanied by the beautiful music of Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the band didn't play so loud this time, so Anita's singing could be clearly heard. In all her previous concerts, Anita never sang so many classic songs without dancing around. This time when you just concentrate in listening and watching her singing, you will really see how good her singing skill is. Despite being so sick, her singing was perfect. No one can replace her, never! 

The atmosphere was warm, not only because of the lighting, the music, and Anita's song and her touching words, it was also because the reaction from audience, who thoroughly enjoyed her singing. HK Coliseum was full of neon stick lights, like stars in the sky, ( not only by Mui fans), the audience waved the neon sticks to the beats of music when Anita was singing. You don't see such echo from the whole stadium in normal concert. Even Anita herself mentioned that it was beautiful and she was impressed. 

Anita looked pretty in all the costumes. The sunset scene with Anita in the wedding gown was so beautiful and elegant, though sad, would forever remain in my memory. 

This concert is the priceless gift Anita gave us before she left. I would treasure it forever!

Reviewer: Woodstock
Submitted on: Tuesday, May 25, 2004

 

big loss for HK and Asia
The queen of stage proves her professionalism once again. It is too bad the singers in HK will no longer have Anita to set the standard for what it takes to be a superstar. Anita, even in the end when she had cancer, could out perform any of the "stars" in the industry today.

Reviewer: Neda
Submitted on: Monday, June 07, 2004

Great Singing!
This concert is great! I had training in classical music and I think that Anita sings the best in this final concert of her career! For example, her voice was very clear and she was able to control her voice from soft to high and loud to soft which is especially important in singing with the orchestral music! Not a lot of people notice this! Anita is perhaps the most professional singer ever being able to sing with classical style music! Not many singer can do that. This concert was most spectacular with beautiful stage set-up and lighting... and full of surprises. She also sang two fast songs with Spanish dancers! Wow Anita will blow you away! Great customes as well. This concert is truly a treasure!

Reviewer: Jake
Submitted on: Saturday, June 05, 2004