So Sheena Easton’s “Almost over you” is one of my favourite songs. I am just terrifically fond of that song.
A couple of Saturdays back, as the final bit in her bravura concert that left fans clapping and stomping for a second encore long after the band instruments had been dismantled, 林忆莲 sang an English medley, starting with All-4-One’s “I swear” and ending with a faithful rendition of that same “Almost over you”.
And that really was the cherry on the icing on the cake for me.
I really, really enjoyed the concert. Put aside the costumes (which were alternately uninspired and interesting) and the multi-guised dancers (mere gimmicks). Put aside even the band and backup singers (who were brilliant and stars of the show in their own right; during a break for one of Sandy’s many costume changes, the music director even got the crowd to entertain itself – he played the first few strains of the 林忆莲-李宗盛 duet 当爱已成往事 and encouraged the audience to sing along with enthusiastic swings of his arms, and the audience did zestily sing along, even if we were a little unsure of the lyrics; at the end of the song, the audience seemed satisfied at our own performance and there was a smattering of applause). Put aside the fact that 林忆莲 put up a great show, showcasing her versatility and proving to be equally adept at rock tunes and ballads. (I always thought of her as a balladeer primarily, but her rendition of 爱上一个不回家的人 – reworked as a near-rock anthem – was nothing short of stunning.) All that was well and good.
The reason I enjoyed the concert so much was that, before her encore, I knew for certain she was coming back out. You see, she hadn’t sung my favourite song of hers^ yet.
I’m really glad I went to that concert *beam*
^That would be 听说爱情回来过 :)