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PUBLISHED : Sunday, 31 May, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 31 May, 1998, 12:00am

Hi-Baby - Harlem Yu Cheerful and bouncy dance tunes are always pleasing, particularly those sung by an impish Yu (pictured). This album features his most popular traditional songs, including Try Again, Happy Birthday, Little Star and Happy Vacation. So there is a way to please everyone! Camel * Bird * Fish - Chyi Chyi, bidding for the status of most consistently impressive mainstream Taiwanese artist between the '70s and '90s, keeps on the high road with this album. She burns up torch songs with an unpretentious effectiveness and romps through up-tempo tunes with a cheeky earthiness. Don't miss Fish and Bird, Since You Ask, Blissfulness, Lover's Silence and Lazy Love.

Twentieth Century Blues - The Songs Of Noel Coward Neil Tennant from Pet Shop Boys and Tris Penna are executive producers of this compilation. British singers Shola Ama, Robbie Williams, Suede, The Divine Comedy, Marianne Faithfull and Elton John interpret Coward's most popular works. Proceeds from the album will go to Red Hot AIDS Charitable Trust, which supports HIV/AIDS prevention projects around the world.

Modern 14 Love Song - Various Artists This collection of 14 Putonghua love songs has been carefully chosen from 1997 releases and is certainly a good buy for latest hits. It features artists like Emil Chau, Alex To, Beyond, Chang Chen-yue, Chyi, Shunza, Muji, Karen Mok and others.

Cagnet Generation - Cagnet This CD teeters on the brink of a sentimental slushfest, but the sheer perfection of the performances and quality of the folk ballads cannot be faulted. Highlights include Deeper And Deeper, What Will I Do and Hear Me Cry.

Live & Remix - Rie Tomosaka Within a short space of time, Tomosaka has become one of the most successful teen idols in Japan and has also garnered a huge following in Hong Kong. This new live album contains smash hits such as Last Song, Docchidemo In #1, Escalation and Sneeze.