08 Mar 2004


蘋果日報 : 仙姐獲表揚 低調睇個唱 
2004-03-08 
粵劇名伶白雪仙獲香港大學頒授名譽文學博士榮銜,肯定她的藝術成就及對社會作出的貢獻,她亦是首位獲此榮譽的紅伶。港大日前公布此消息後,白雪仙於晚上與楊凡及黎明經理人陳善之一同離開位於跑馬地的寓所。原來白雪仙一行人先往晚膳,繼而到紅館欣賞林憶蓮與倫永亮的演唱會。
「好替佢開心」
陳善之昨日接受訪問時,表示白雪仙在飯桌並未多提有關獲得榮銜的事,陳善之謂:「作為朋友,我覺得仙姐得呢個榮銜當之無愧,她在藝術界有推崇備至的貢獻,我都好崇拜她的才華,佢為人好低調同含蓄,雖然佢對自己的榮譽好少提,但我們成班朋友都好替佢開心。」


10 Mar 2004


港樂DVD

收到消息說,港樂DVD會在8星期內推出,

由東亞娛樂同系的鉅星出版,

尾場加唱的"靜夜的單簧管"和第二次encore"Almost Over You"未知會否收錄,

要看過錄影後才決定。


News from Singapore : Asian celebs now want to write too 

posted by Fei

http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/hey/story/0,4136,53986,00.html

The Electronice New Paper

THEY'RE SINGERS, ACTORS, COMPERES... 
By Wendy Teo 
ELVA Hsiao wants to teach you pilates. Fish Leong is hoping you will peep into her diary, and Tony Sun wants to tell you about his Ambition.
But what all of them really want you to do, is to buy their book.
Singing, acting, hosting - that's not enough these days. More and more celebrities are jumping into the inkpool in the hope of adding 'writer' to their multi-hyphenates.
While celebrity pictorials have been around for decades, the current trend for celeb book publishing is towards meatier stuff, that is, more than just beautiful pictures.
Celebs are now peddling anything from their life stories to short essays or whimsical doodles when they were bored.
But increasingly, they are turning to the topic closest to their hearts - beauty, slimming and health.
Bowie Tseng and her mother's cookery book on herbal soups did so well that they came up with a sequel, and even went on to have their own TV show, Bo's Lucky Soup.
Both Tang Na and Elva were so inspired by their weight loss after taking up yoga and Pilates respectively, that they decided to share it with the masses.
Then there's Jacelyn Tay, who is hoping to turn into a health guru with her upcoming book.
Whether it's a text-heavy autobiography, a glossy pictorial or a guide to beauty and health, celeb books are big business.
Kinokuniya Bookstore, which declined to reveal sales figures, says the books are consistently among their top three selling Chinese genres.
It started to import such books about three years ago, when the Meteor Garden and F4 fever hit town.
In fact, assistant department manager Yeo Bee Leng remembers customers loitering outside the bookstore before opening hours, just so that they could be among the first to lay their hands on Jerry Yan's pictorial book Amphibian.
And to date, the F4 singer's book is still their overall best-seller.
Ms Yeo says the sales of the books are tied to the popularity of the stars.
Like boy band of the moment 5566.
Tony Sun's autobiography Ambition is selling like hot cakes while Zax Wang's I Hate Zax (a semi-autobiography) was sold out when we visited Kinokuniya last week.
DRAMA TIE-IN BOOKS POPULAR 
TOO Other books fast flying off the shelves include the drama tie-ins like The Rose and Westside Story, as well as pictorial books of model-turned-actors Jerry Huang and Brian Zheng.
And publishing houses like Sharp Point Publishing in Taiwan are churning them out to meet the demand.
Sharp Point, which is behind the 5566 books, Fish's My Better Half and Zhang Shanwei's semi-autobiography Doing It My Way, is a major player.
It places such importance on celebrity books that it even has a department dedicated to the genre, which is headed by Mr Cong Changyu.
He told The New Paper: 'Five years ago, only a few celebrities came out with books, and we were one of the few companies publishing them. But in the last couple of years, the competition has become a lot more fierce...'
But are these books just riding on the celebrities' fame?
Mr Cong claims it's not. 'Selling books is not like selling CDs. People might buy CDs on impulse just because they like the singer, but people won't do that with a book.'
Local publishing house Marshall Cavendish International (formerly known as Times Publishing) is producing two celeb books. One is a cookery book by singer Sandy Lam, and the other is Jacelyn's beauty book.
Its spokesman said: 'It shouldn't be all hype for nothing. We knew that Sandy had an interest in cookery and she is quite a good cook. 

'As for Jacelyn, she's sharing her beauty secrets with her fans. If Jacelyn was ugly, then there might be a problem. But she's so beautiful, so I'm sure it helps in terms of her credibility.'
But not all publishing houses are fighting to get to the stars. 
Said Mr Denon Lim, of local publishing house Lingzi Media: 'It's like a passing fad, with the lasting period tied to the celebrities' fame. We prefer to publish books that will enjoy staying power on the shelves.'
He added that the costs for such books is much higher compared to the usual literature because celebrities are involved. Thus the profit margin is actually quite narrow.
Ms Liang Wern Ling, Chinese publications manager with Global Publishing, also warned of the risks: 'Not everyone can write, whether they are celebrities or not. So a lot of guidance is needed. 
'And in a way, it's actually a risky business for celebrities. Showbiz is a volatile industry, just one rumour may be enough to cause a celebrity's popularity to tumble. So relying on popularity alone to sell books is not a wise thing to do.'
But what do the fans, who pay for these books, really think?
Accounts assistant Catherine Lai, 24, was never much of a reader. But she started reading some books, such as Brian Zheng's, after watching the idol drama The Rose.
And while she doesn't see the books as exploitation of fans' adoration, Ms Janice Ng thinks that it is.
The full-time tuition teacher feels that the books are expensive, and she's also doubtful how truthful the celebrities' autobiographies can be.
'After all, they have to make it marketable, so they might just put in whatever they think people want to read.'
But Ms Ng agreed that fans will still buy the books anyway.
Admin assistant Christine Ng puts it most bluntly.
'I know that the books are out to take fans' money, especially the pictorial books. But you know what? I'm still a willing party.' 
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Next, comic book for 5566 
TAIWANESE hot boy band 5566 will soon have its own comic book series, says the quintet's manager, Mr Suen Te Rung.
He said: 'It was an idea during our annual career plans discussion. Last year, it was also during such discussions that we came up with the idea for Tony, Jason, Zax and Sam to come up with their separate books. I always feel that celebrities should be well-rounded, and it's just another step up for the boys.'
Mr Suen disagreed that the books also served to pad up the boys' coffers.
'We are selling content, not fame. Maybe some other people are doing that, but we are not. Why else would we also think of setting up a scholarship programme in Singapore?'
The boy band plans to set up a scholarship programme by July or August, to encourage their largely student fan base to study harder.
According to Mr Suen, it will be open to 5566 fans from Singapore, Malaysia, Taiwan, Philippines and Indonesia.
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I'm not selling books to earn money' 
By Chang May Choon 
FISH Leong has published her first book, My Better Half, but you won't find her face in it.
She herself had insisted on 'no photos!'
'There are so many celebrities publishing pictorial books now... I don't want people to say that I'm selling books to earn money,' she told The New Paper when she was in town recently for album promotions.
Hers is a self-drawn picture book filled with her reflections on her personal life. 
A YEAR TO PRODUCE 
The book, launched in January this year, took a year to produce as Fish took it upon herself to choose the pictures - including her apartment in Taipei and an abstract self-portrait - and passages from her four sketch books.
The idea came from showbiz veteran Chang Hsiao-yen, who flipped through her books during her talk show, Swallow Time, and was suitably impressed.
Fish said she usually doodles and pens her thoughts when she's alone, or during breaks in between promotional activities.
She hopes it can help her fans to understand her better, she said.
'It's also a record of my life. 
'When I'm old and can't walk anymore, I can take it out to read what I was thinking about in my youth.' 


Hair Twins??

posted by Tony

Out of the concert photos, I like this one most (see pic below), maybe it's because her hair style, reminded me of her City Rhythm days, my favorite period of Sandy's musical career. I am also a Barbra Streisand fan, this photo of her is from the 1987 Nuts motion picture sound track insert, what a coincident hey, both of their hair style, angle of head tilted and the facial expression are very similar! I thought I would share that with
you. :-)


雜誌報導

posted by天地蝦頭
01.明報周刊 #1843 (張學友封面)
有三頁直擊港樂演唱會的報導

02.東周刊 #28 (鍾鎮濤封面)
有三頁憶蓮的報導
指港樂演唱會是要試探反應
今年
Sandy會在香港樂壇有多項大計
03.壹周刊 #731 (趙薇封面)
有三頁憶蓮的報導
文章標題
: 倫永亮搶鏡  林憶蓮谷胸做配角
壹周刊搞錯了
竟然說第一場完
show 後及慶功宴上憶蓮的藍色透視衫是翻著


張智成看憶蓮

posted by天地蝦頭
之前看過很多台灣報導張智成都會用憶蓮作話題
7 號晚看到他坐在前排第二行中間位置
原來他是剛完成大陸宣傳
返大馬前特意留港看港樂演唱會
我現在百份百相信他是歌迷
他看演唱會異常投入
行為、神態與我們並無分別
他一樣有在倫永亮演出中段上廁所
他一樣有用相照狂拍台上憶蓮的風采
他一樣有內緊地聽憶蓮聲嘶力竭地唱
"沒結果"
唱完後他還興奮地拍掌及大叫
據說憶蓮、倫永亮一直爭取尾場加長
encore
但管絃樂團沒有答應
原來樂手都是以月薪出工資的
拉多一首對他們沒有任何好處
他們要求
O.T. 補水
即使要延開包以正
unplugged 環節也要港樂答應才可成事
因此尾場無法盡情
encore
原來尾場最後的 rundown "Almost Over You"
安排了再唱多次
"沙沙的雨"作完場曲
只是觀眾以為港樂只會
encore 一次
沒有再喊
encore 就離場了
憶蓮、倫永亮這次你綵排了但現場未唱的
"不可不信緣""寂寞流星群"""
不知要何時才可以補唱?


智成唱"赤裸的秘密"
聽雲妮鍾情(~11:15)Vani播了半首張智成所唱的"赤裸的秘密", 還說正在大陸宣傳
的他
, 因為要看Sandy的演唱會而暫停工作.
he attended 4th show (7th March)........ i met him at the airport and said
very good for that show.
now he in Malaysia!

他遲些還會錄"沒有你還是愛你"


林一峰

他看了第五晚演唱會,他說會在下期"Touch"寫這個show

他曾在專欄選心目中的十大女歌手,但憶蓮十大不入,

不知他會怎樣寫呢。


葉蒨文撿林憶蓮舊歌唱  為《愛上一個不回家的人》槓上
前幾天阿霞跟葉蒨文(
Sally)通電話,阿霞說想去香港聽她和林憶蓮的演唱會,她卻跟阿霞說:「林憶蓮那首《愛上一個不回家的人》本來是給我唱的,我忙拍電影不想唱,她才拿去唱!」前陣子Sally推出新專輯《愛的可能》又收錄這歌,算是物歸原主。
演唱會撞期 
Sally跟林憶蓮以往常角逐同一獎項,歌迷常互相嗆聲,這次又都選三月開演唱會,對抗意味非常濃厚。但阿霞覺得,她們的先生在與她們結婚前,都有別的家,當時他們都不愛回家,所以兩個女人都「愛上一個不回家的人」,對男性品味、感情遭遇這麼類似,應該當姊妹淘交換心得,別再爭了。 


李宗盛 十年回顧暫別 演唱會 2 VCD

posted by天地蝦頭
貴州文化音像出版社出版
應該是翻版
?!


DISC 1
01.
開場白
02. 生命中的精靈
03. 愛情有什麼道理
04. 如風往事 -李宗盛 盧冠廷
05. 再回首/憑著愛 -李宗盛 盧冠廷
06. 阿宗三件事
07. 油麻菜籽
08. 鎖上記憶
09. 你像個孩子
10. 和自己賽跑的人
11. 當愛已成往事 -李宗盛 林憶蓮
12. 夢醒時分 -林憶蓮
13. -林憶蓮
14. 這樣愛你對不對 -李宗盛 林憶蓮 <--從未收錄
DISC 2
01.
不必在乎我是誰 -林憶蓮
02. 春雨 -林憶蓮
03. Hero -林憶蓮
04. 忙與盲 -周華健
05. 我是一只小小鳥 -李宗盛 周華健
06. 飄洋過海來看你 -李宗盛 周華健
07. 寂寞難耐 -李宗盛 周華健
08. 讓我歡喜讓我憂 -李宗盛 周華健
09. Danny s Song -李宗盛 周華健 林憶蓮 盧冠廷 <--從未收錄
10. 鬼迷心竅
11. 希望
12. 愛的代價
13.

http://www.cdhome.com.cn/SortShow.asp?ID=8462


Sony精選"611開始"已推出

3CD + 1 DVD
旺角價 $125
所有歌都用了 DSD...


11 Mar 2004


611開始

provided by Donna

封面

封底

曲目


12 Mar 2004


"藍月亮" 廣告
轉貼自大陸論壇
remix 的貼文
意外驚喜:看《指環王
3(魔戒三部曲: 王者再臨)竟看到憶蓮!!!
昨天和精靈老弟去看《指環王
3(魔戒三部曲: 王者再臨)的午夜首映
正片開場前的套播廣告中竟然有新的
藍月亮廣告
當時我正忙著發短信,耳朵裡聽到什麼
藍月亮但頭都沒抬
忽然,身邊的精靈用手拉我,我一抬頭,大悟
原來藍月亮的形象大使:林憶蓮 出現在銀幕上!!
這可是我第一次在銀幕上看到憶蓮呢,她真的好漂亮
可惜時間太短了,還沒等我緩過神來廣告就完了
只記得憶蓮說什麼
薰衣草...”
北京的《指環王3》首輪公映的套播廣告都是相同的
我決定再去看一遍那長達
3小時18分的電影....


憶蓮四月來台

posted by RICARDO

聽說憶蓮四月要來台灣宣傳他的新書
希望我們大家要多多捧場呀
這次去香港看到超多台灣歌迷都默默跑去支持
真的好開心
希望大家多聯絡 有活動時就一起去參加吧


"日與夜"demo試聽

陳輝陽Demo Collection Volume 1//Favorites

http://www.boxup.com/big5/music/album/2004/3/album3979.htm


"芝加哥的故事"歌詞靈感來源

憶蓮在港樂唱"芝加哥的故事",令人拍案叫絕,

歌迷Tony提出,這首歌的歌詞,靈感可能來自Barry Manilow 1978年的hit"Copacabana"

歌詞也是以故事形式寫出,主角是歌女和酒保,最後悲劇收場。

事實上,在商台的林振強悼念特輯中,DJ Wasabi也有說過,

林振強寫"芝加哥的故事"的靈感,應該來自"Copacabana"

Tony wrote:

I've always thought the lyrics of Chicago Story were very well written. I love how it sets the scenes, described the characters and then entailed the story, a "Chicago Story"! I also have known about Barry Manilow's 1978 hit Copacabana, a very popular disco song, but I never really pay much attention to the words, until one day, I heard it and I realized how familiar it all sound, and it didn't take me long to think of Sandy's song, here's the lyrics of Copacabana, you be the judge.

Copacabana
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl
with yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there
she would merengue and do the cha-cha
and while she tried to be a star
Tony always tended bar
across the crowded floor, they worked from 8 til 4
they were young and they had each other
who could ask for more?

CHORUS:
At the copa (CO!) Copacabana (Copacabana)
the hottest spot north of Havana (here)
at the copa (CO!) Copacabana
music and passion were always in fashion
At the copa.... they fell in love

His name was Rico
he wore a diamond
he was escorted to his chair, he saw Lola dancing there
and when she finished, he called her over
but Rico went a bit to far
Tony sailed across the bar
and then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two
there was blood and a single gun shot
but just who shot who?

REPEAT CHORUS
At the copa... she lost her love

Her name is Lola, she was a showgirl,
but that was 30 years ago, when they used to have a show
now it's a disco, but not for Lola,
still in dress she used to wear,
faded feathers in her hair
she sits there so refined,and drinks herself half-blind
she lost her youth and she lost her Tony
now she's lost her mind


REPEAT CHORUS
At the copa... don't fall in love
don't fall in love

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDSUB020403110849310908&sql=X777597


What do you think?


14 Mar 2004


東周刊

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3周刊

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