Lun shows he can go the distance

Veteran singer-songwriter Anthony Lun Wing-leung staged something of a comeback with his concerts at the Hong Kong Coliseum last week.

His latest album, Anthony Lun - Best Selection, is a double-disc compilation featuring all of his hits as well as two new tracks and a number of songs he composed for other Canto-pop singers including Sandy Lam Yik-lin and the late Anita Mui Yim-fong.

Lun's songs are characterised by beautiful melodies and melancholic lyrics. Man Behind the Piano, Don't Play Again, My Heart is Still Cold and The Good Old Days are typical of his Canto-pop ballads, offering a bittersweet view of relationships.

But Lun is also a versatile composer who stands out for his popular dance tunes. Burn by Sandy Lam and Fiery Red Lips by Anita Mui - which feature on the second disc - are typical disco songs from the late 1980s, but they still rock thanks to Lun's bouncy melodies.

With 32 songs on the album, Anthony Lun - Best Selection traces the singer-songwriter's contribution to the music industry and his development as a musician over the past 20 years, proving that success is the result of hard work rather than gimmicks or good looks.