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入行二十餘年,陳曉東予人的印象,是一位演藝事業和家庭兩得意的明星。但你可知道,其實他擁有過人的聲線與唱功,亦曾是風靡一時的歌手?縱遇上流言蜚語,他仍無入而不自得,繼續為音樂而努力奮鬥。這一次,他回歸樂壇,舉辦首個個人演唱會──《Planet XT陳曉東世界巡迴演唱會》,用游刃有餘的唱功,穿透整個澳門威尼斯人金光綜藝館,滲入在場所有觀眾的思緒。

演唱會取名為「Planet XT」,其概念源於有科學家近年發現太陽系的第九大行星「Planet X」,而「XT」則是曉東二字的普通話英文拼音。東東特意挑選了二十多首歌貫穿演唱會的概念及主題,以歌曲頌讚人生的美妙之處。出場的一瞬間,背景螢幕冒起紅霞般的星塵,讓人儼如置身於撲朔迷離的宇宙中。他身穿逾千顆水晶鑲嵌而成的星球戰衣,隨着舞台冉冉而起,以華麗的姿態掀起演唱會的序幕。

人生首個演唱會上,東東所唱的第一首歌,就是《一萬年》。「相交點 歲月怎改變 最後都碰見」,就好像描述他與歌迷之間的牽絆,無論過了多少年,最終都會再次聚頭。《劃火柴》為電視劇《百份百感覺》的主題曲,一句「來得快 完得快 早午晚 劃火柴」指愛情猶如劃火柴,稍縱即逝,輕輕道出速食的愛情文化。觀眾一邊揮動螢光棒,一邊哼着歌,看來歲月的流逝並沒有沖擦掉樂迷對歌曲的記憶。

在許多人眼中,娛樂圈大概是一片魚龍混雜之地,然而楊千嬅和陳曉東的友誼卻讓我們看到圈中饒有人情味的一面。他們互相唱出對方的歌,東東唱《可惜我是水瓶座》,千嬅以《水瓶座》回應,二人好不投契。千嬅表示,她對那個年代出道的藝人有一份情意結,當時唱片公司之間有多個陣營,但二人常於拍電影時碰面,甚有緣分。千嬅最後更獨唱《少女的祈禱》,頓然喚起眾人九十年代的青春芳華。而當晚最感動的環節,就是陳曉東為太太獻唱了兩首歌曲,作為結婚四週年的禮物。他更抱着兩位女兒同唱兒歌,流露最真摯的親情。

陳曉東的復出,或能比喻作一個星球的重生,再次為香港樂壇帶來希望。

撰文:王以珞
美術:王曉澄

After more than 20 years since his debut, Daniel Chan is now an artist who has a successful career and a happy family. But do you ever know that he was once a popular singer with extraordinary voice and excellent singing skills? Despite being gossiped or judged, Daniel still insists on chasing his music dream. This time, he made a triumphant comeback to the stage and held his first solo concert called “Planet XT Daniel Chan World Tour 2018”, using his rich voice to penetrate through Cotai Arena at The Venetian Macao, as well as the heart of the audiences.

This concert is named “Planet XT” with its theme inspired by the discovery of “Planet X”, a hypothetical planet newly found in the solar system recently. And “XT” is Daniel’s own initials in Putonghua. Daniel handpicked over 20 songs to run through the whole concert, praising life with these songs. At the moment he came onto the stage, the LED screens suddenly transformed into a piece of stardust, as if the audiences were in the universe. Wearing a galaxy printed top embedded with thousands of crystals, Daniel was elevated by the stage lift to kick off the concert.

The opening song of his concert was “Ten Thousand Years”, which says that there must be an intersection between two people. It is like describing Daniel’s reencounter with his fans. “Strike the Match” is the theme song of a TV drama “Feel 100%”, which draws an analogy between love and striking a match. It depicts the instant relationship in this modern era. The audiences kept singing along with Daniel while waving their glow sticks to reminisce the great songs together.

To many people, the entertainment industry is mingled with both good and bad people. Yet, the friendship between Miriam Yeung and Daniel shows the good side of the industry. They sang each other’s song, which are “Unfortunately, I’m an Aquarius” and “Aquarius”. Miriam expressed that their friendships are somewhat serendipitous—at that time, artists from different companies seldom became friends, but they did. Later, Miriam sang one of her most favored songs, A Maiden's Prayer, recalling audiences’ best memories in the 90’s. The most touching part of the concert was when Daniel dedicated two love songs for his wife as the present for their fourth wedding anniversary, which was exactly the same day—10th Feb. He also performed two children’s songs together with his daughters to bring joy and laughter to the audiences.

Perhaps, the comeback of Daniel Chan can be described as the reborn of a planet, bringing new hope to Hong Kong’s music industry.

Text: Elok Wong
Art: Agnes Wong

ISSUE #179

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