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梅艳芳经典金曲演唱会6日起在香港红馆拉开帷幕,先排除梅艳芳身患子宫颈癌的身体状况不说,就连她自己也想将这个演唱会作为歌手阶段的总结:“我想做完这个演唱会之后换一个形式同大家见面,可能会是舞台剧或者其他的形式,唱歌我真是好厌倦,已经唱了20年,因为有人听,我才能坚持下来。”所以本次演唱会无论从声色艺各方面来说,已经是尽善尽美了,唯一的遗憾就是由于梅艳芳的身体原因,令歌迷无法再欣赏到她在台上的劲歌热舞的形象。?

Anita Mui Classic Moment Live Concert started its opening show on Nov 6th at HK Coliseum.  As Anita Mui is suffering from cervical cancer, so she intends to conclude her career life as a singer by this concert: [After this concert, I would like to see you people in another form, maybe a musical.  I am really very tired of singing.  I have sung for 20 years already.  It is because there are still people who like to listen to me, so I keep on singing.  ]  This concert is perfect, no matter for audio, visual and artistic appreciation.  The only regret is that because of her health condition, fans can't see her hot dances on the stage.
  

亮点一/ Selling  point 1

  在这次的演唱会上令记者感觉到香港红馆与广州天河体育馆是两个完全不同的演出场地,虽然香港红馆是一个体育馆,但是可能是它在设计的时候已经考虑到做大型演唱会的需要,所以置身在里面你感觉不是在一个体育馆里面,而是在一个大型的音乐厅里面,音质感非常好,演唱者的声音非常清脆,甚至连歌迷大喊的声音也能听得一清二楚,而本次演唱会的音响设备也非常好,现场每一个位置歌迷都可以清楚地欣赏到梅艳芳的歌声。虽然梅艳芳身患癌症,但是她仍然中气十足,吐字清晰,演绎歌曲时抑扬顿挫,在歌曲高潮部分她依然会毫不吝啬地打开喉咙去唱,让人感觉到这位实力派唱将风采仍在,在长达170分钟的演唱会里面,梅艳芳演唱了大约70分钟的时间,虽然梅艳芳地声音有一些沙哑,但是每首都是用尽全力去唱。另外,这次为梅艳芳伴奏的是内地著名的交响乐团——上海交响乐团,因为有这支大型的交响乐团作为伴奏,所以这次她特意挑选唱出大部分的经典慢歌,也令现场听觉锦上添花。

This concert made the reporter (of this article) realize the difference between HK Coliseum and the Heaven River Stadium in Guagzhou.  Though HK Coliseum is a stadium, due to its design with the original intention of using this stadium for large concert, so when you are in the stadium, you don't feel that you are in a stadium, but in a large concert hall.  The acoustic system is good.  The song of the singers are clear and loud.  Even when fans shout, that can be heard clearly.  The acoustic arrangement for this concert is very good too, Anita Mui's voice can be heard by fans at all corners.  Though Anita Mui is suffering from cancer, she is still full of air and has a very strong voice, and she can sing every word clearly.  She performs every song without reserve of any energy.  She makes people feel that she is stylish as she always is.  The concert lasted for 170 minutes, Anita Mui sang about 70 minutes.  Though her voice was a bit coarse, she sang every song with her complete energy.  The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra is responsible for playing music for Ah Mui for this concert.  So Anita Mui selected mostly classic songs for this concert.

 亮点二/Selling point 2



  据悉,这次演唱会大部分服装是由梅艳芳的好友著名时装设计师刘培基为她设计的。例如她第一晚演出会所穿的第一套红色舞台版裙褂,这套裙褂重达80磅,红底绣金丝线,再配衬金头纱、金眼罩和金色的靴,胸前再戴上一颗红宝石,令她变身一位宫廷艳后,不过这套裙褂虽然华丽,但穿起来却很辛苦,梅艳芳还自嘲道“如果结婚的时候穿这套裙褂,跪在地上向家长敬完茶后,都站不起来,因为它太重了。”不过外界普遍对这套衣服意见最大,认为它太复杂了,突出不了梅艳芳的个性;第二套服装就是Christian Dior赞助的黑白色长裙,这条黑白条纹的拖地长裙,最特别之处在于它腰间和后边的皱褶都是特别的花纹,配衬梅艳芳高挑的身材和一头橙色的长假发,令她充满现代气息;第三套服装就充满性感,上身是白色镶珠片Bra Top,下身是紫色的玫瑰裙,但是似乎Bra Top的设计过于大胆,令梅艳芳有走光的隐忧,使她经常都要很小心地做动作;第四套是白色地紧身上衣加绿色超短裙,外披一件白色透视长纱裙,整套服装地亮点在于白色长纱裙的白色长水袖,令她有一种飘逸的感觉;第五套的旗袍装则没有什么惊奇,酒红色的高领旗袍将梅艳芳变身成一位旧上海的贵妇;最后一套的婚纱,是梅艳芳的至爱,也是她好友刘培基设计的,这袭吊带拖尾的雪白婚纱设计简单而华丽,裙摆长达20多米,再配上三颗珍珠镶嵌而成的项链令人真是觉得梅艳芳就是一位待嫁的新娘。

Anita Mui's good friend Eddie Lau designed most of the clothes for her, such as the red gown that weights 80 lbs.  The gown was embroidered with gold thread, matched with gold veil, and gold boots, and a red diamond at the chest, that turns her to be a royal queen.  This gown is very glamorous, but it is too heavy.  Anita Mui joking said: [If I wear this at my wedding, and when I kneel down to present tea to the in-laws, I won't be able to stand up, it is really too heavy."  In general, people don't like this costumes too much, because it is too complicated, and can't bring out Anita Mui's character.  The 2nd costumes is black/white dress of Christian Dior.  It is a long dress touching the floor.  It is special with its pleats and the pattern at the back.  Matched with the lender figure of Anita Mui and her wig of orange hair, that makes her very trendy.  The 3rd outfit is very sexy.  The top is embroidered Bra Top, and the bottom is a purple skirt in shape of a rose.  But the design of the bra top seems too sexy, that makes Anita Mui worry a lot, and she has to be very careful with her movement.  The 4th outfit is the white top and a mini skirt with a gauzed long skirt covering it.  And the outstanding part of this costume is the white long gauze material sleeve, that gives a very light,  flying feel.  The 5th costume is the cheungshan, nothing special about this one.  But the burgundy red color of this cheungshan turns Anita Mui to a rich lady of Old Shanghai.  The last one is the bridal gown.  The one best loved by Anita Mui, and it is the design of Eddie Lau too.  This snow white wedding gown with its trail of more than 20 meters is simple but glamorous, with matched necklace of 3 huge pearls, it makes people feel Anita Mui is a bride-to- be.   
  

亮点三:/Selling point

  作为一代天王巨星,梅艳芳的“艺”绝对是不欺场的,首晚的演出她不仅唱出自己的首本名曲,还大量演唱其他歌手的金曲,例如她首次与张学友合唱《祝福》,在“歌神”面前,梅艳芳毫不逊色,虽然是首次合作,但是让人感觉到是天衣无缝的。另外,她还演唱了张国荣的《今生今世》、罗文的《爱情的代价》、陈百强《深爱着你》以及王菲的《我愿意》等歌,特别是唱出那些已去世的歌手的金曲时,梅艳芳显得异常地深情,或许她要在歌曲中寻求一种怀念。可能由于经历的改变,就算是她演唱自己首本名曲时也赋上了一层深刻的意义,例如她演唱《抱紧眼前人》前说了一番深情的内心独白,要大家珍惜眼前人,同样她在演唱《夕阳之歌》前也是讲述一番内心说话,所以当歌迷欣赏这些歌会领略到梅艳芳歌曲深层地含义。梅艳芳也并不是一味地追悟感伤,她也有令人眼前一亮的演出,例如她与两名外籍男舞蹈演员跳出一段火辣辣的贴身舞,也令歌迷回到以往梅艳芳演唱会的表演中。

Being a Super Star, Anita Mui is definitely perfect at the singing art.  For the first night, she only performed her own classic songs, but performed many songs of other singers, e.g. firs time (not correct, she performed this song with Jacky Cheung before) she in duet with Jacky Cheung his song "Blessing", she is as good as Jacky Cheung, and makes a perfect pair.  She also performed Leslie Cheung's "This Life", Roman's "Love has a price",  Danny Chan's "Love you deeply" and Faye Wong's "I'm willing" and etc.  When she performed the songs of those deceased singers, Anita Mui was with more feeling, maybe she was looking for some memory in those songs.  Probably due to the change of experience, even when she performed classic songs, it looked like they have some deeper meaning.  For example when she was performing "Hold tight the person in front of you", she gave a monologue full of feeling, and telling everybody to treasure the people in front of us.  Also  when she was performing "Sunset Song", she said something deep down from her heart.  So when audience were listening  to her songs, at the same time they received a message from her.  She was not being sadly sentimental all the way,  as when she was performing hot dances with 2 foreign dancers, that brought Anita Mui back to the performance of her past concerts.

遗憾点/Regret

  可能是身体条件不允许的情况,梅艳芳招牌的劲歌热舞这次完全看不到,取而代之的是由六位后辈歌手共同为她演绎这段劲歌热舞,《妖女》、《坏女孩》和《梦伴》一首首劲歌从这些歌手的口中唱出,也令歌迷回忆另一面的梅艳芳。相比之下,梅艳芳亲自演唱的部分,则更显得安静柔和,虽然感觉一样美丽,但无法看到梅艳芳的热力四射的舞台风姿,不能不说是一种遗憾。

Maybe due to her health condition, her "brand" hot dances could not be seen at all.  Instead 6 singers junior to her performed her quick songs and danced at the same time, such as "Witch girl", "Bad girl" and "Dream partner", these songs brought us the memory of the other image of Anita Mui.  In comparison,  when Anita Mui was performing her songs herself during the show, the atmosphere  was softer and more peaceful.  Though beautiful, it was a regret that Anita Mui's energetic stage style could not be seen.


  本报特派香港记者 叶毅/ reporter stationed in HK


(其實今次是經典金曲演唱會, 又由上海交響樂隊伴奏.  顧名思意, 是以慢歌為主題.  所以到場的觀眾為甚麼會遺憾?  同時去年剛看完充滿快歌勁舞的極夢演唱會, 換換口味來靜聽阿梅擅長的抒情歌曲, 是另一種享受.  我已期待類此的演唱會很久了.  我深信香港很多樂迷和我一樣, 不然八場演唱會也不會全滿了!  From the title of this concert [ Anita Mui Classic Moment Life], and as it  accompanied by Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, one would understand the theme of this concert would be slow classic songs.  So why the audience would have the regret?  Last year we just had the Anita Mui's Fantasy Gig Concert that was full of quick songs and hot dances.  Now for a change, to have slow romantic songs that Ah Mui is specialized in is another enjoyment.  Personally I have looked forward to this form of concert for a long time already.  I believe there are many Hong Kong music lovers feel the same as I do, otherwise there won't be full house for all 8 shows, now even consideration of giving another show to make 9.)

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