Pop idols of today provided a potent blend of memorable hits from an era gone by at a concert that evoked conflicting emotions among a fascinated audience. Each rendition was different yet faithful to the original. Each tune was fresh yet with a hint of improvisation. The Music is Live concert, featuring Canto-pop idols Leon Lai, Candy Lo and Cass Phang, revived several oldies from the '70s and early '90s. It was organised by Ultimate 903 Commercial Radio, and sponsored by Manhattan id Credit Card. More than 7,000 turned upfor the show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Phang made it sound as if some of the old favourites had improved with time. She gave a somewhat different texture to hits sung by other popular stars. These included Anthony Wong's Exposed, Miriam Yeung's Goodbye! The Two Eyes and Leo Ku's Enjoy Yourself Tonight. While Phang seemed to have served up some favourites and built up waves of nostalgia, Leon Lai made the evening more delectable for the screaming teenagers with a selection of ballads and some favoured songs such as Jacky Cheung's Forget The Love Under A Cold Raining Night and Tony Leung's You Are So Unforgettable. The highlight, of course, was when the trio Lai, Phang and Candy Lo sang a medley of oldies, giving them a distinct character of their own. Further The Music is Live concerts will be held in July and August, reviving more oldies. These concerts will feature Andy Hui, Kelly Chen, Shirley Kwan, Eddie Ng, Ronald Cheng, Sally Yeh, George Lam, Kit Chan, Priscilla Chan and William So. At least after this one, some must have gone home enchanted and others were perhaps moved. But most of them must have been thinking: 'Thanks for the memories'.