Anita Mui Yim-fong

PUBLISHED : Friday, 04 April, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 04 April, 1997, 12:00am

Anita Mui Yim-fong - Transience (Capital Artists) After such a long silence, Anita Mui's Transience comes as a surprise, in more ways than one.

Others from her 'era', such as Alan Tam Wing-lun and Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing, have mainly kept to their old, tried and tested formula - an eagerness, perhaps, to hang on to faithful fans or to just 'be true to themselves'.

In essence, Mui is being true to herself too, by being totally different. After all, she is not called The Artist with 100 Faces for nothing.

Transience comprises a collection of upbeat, light R & B numbers. The influence has, no doubt, been by producer and arranger Anthony Lun Wing-leung.

The album is a good indication of her versatility as a singer, from the classically-tinged Holding The One In Front Of You to the bouncy Night Snake. It brings home the sad point that they really do not make singers like they used to.