Alanis Morissette Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre October 24 Perhaps the most lasting impression after Alanis Morissette's concert on Sunday was not that she really can sing - which she can - nor that she is an amazing live performer - which she is not - but rather that local audiences are starved for live entertainment. Presumably tired of Morissette covers belted out in live-music spots around town, the audience was thrilled to have a dose of the real thing. Many audience members rushed to the front of the stage before the crooner had even appeared. The dimming of the lights and the shadow of the drummer taking his place were enough to have the hall up on its feet, and consequently on the chairs, before the music started. She filled her hour-and-a-half performance - including an encore - with an equal measure of tracks from her two most recent albums, Jagged Little Pill and Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. Despite her tendency to holler - particularly on her older, angry songs - Morissette sounded enchanting, with the room's acoustics accentuating her voice well, especially on the more sombre tracks. That I Would Be Good was certainly one of the more stunning performances of the night. Also entertaining was watching her bounce across the stage during the more rocking songs, dressed in what looked like an adapted Indian tunic set, flailing her straggly long hair. Lacking though were those added bonuses that one looks for in a really good concert. Allegedly rather garrulous, Morissette, whose charm has often been in her stream of consciousness honesty, said little to her audience beyond 'I love you'. And by sticking to her repertoire, the concert was just a smidgen better than playing her albums at home. Morissette seemed to satisfy the audience though, which was a mix of locals and expatriates, ranging in age from about 10 to 50. She kept the crowd entertained, with hands in her long hair, for a fair amount of the night. Whether it was her talent, or an audience revelation that this is likely to be the last appearance by an international act for some time, is debatable.