Red Hot & Blue CD (1998)

Artist: Various Artists

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Label Emd/chrysalis
SKU 60128265
UPC 094632179920
UPC 14 00094632179920
Format CD
Release Date 10/20/1998
Author Various Artists
Technical Info
Producer Steve Lillywhite (Compilation)
CatalogID 21799
Lable Name Chrysalis Records
Released 07/23/1996
Original Release 1990
Number of Discs 1
Length 77m : 55s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00094632179920
Album Notes and Credits
RED HOT BLUE is a tribute to Cole Porter, featuring cover versions of Porter songs performed by contemporary artists. Proceeds from the album benefit AIDS research and relief.
Produced in 1990 to benefit AIDS research, RED HOT BLUE features contemporary rock, pop, R&B, and electronica artists interpreting the songs of Cole Porter. A closeted homosexual whose lyrics are often provocative and thinly coded and whose tunes are infectious, melancholy, and joyful at once, Porter seems the perfect choice for this benefit album. Nearly every song here has lodged itself in the American songbook, but it is the breadth and variety in the interpretations that make RED HOT BLUE such an interesting collection.
Neneh Cherry's loose, hip-hop-inflected take on "I've Got You Under My Skin" serves notice that this will not be your ordinary standards album, while U2's pulsing, slightly ominous version of "Night and Day" proves the true malleability of Porter's tunes. The Neville Brothers tropical-flavored "In the Still of the Night" is sheer bliss, as is K.D. Lang's stirring "So In Love." And while Sinead O'Connor plays it fairly straight with "You Do Something To Me," Tom Waits's "It's All Right With Me" and the Jungle Brothers "I Get a Kick Out of You" add variety and spice to the set, which--in addition to being for a good cause--is a thoroughly engaging listen.
Disc 1
1 I've Got You Under My Skin - Neneh Cherry
2 Night & Day - U2
3 You Do Something To Me - Sinead O'Connor
4 In The Still Of The Night - The Neville Brothers
5 Love For Sale - Fine Young Cannibals
6 Don't Fence Me In - David Byrne
7 Well Did You Evah!: Miss Otis Regrets (She's Unable To Lunch) / Just One Of Those Things - Deborah Harry/Iggy Pop
8 Miss Otis Regrets / Just One Of Those Things - Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues
9 I Love Paris - Les Negresses Vertes
10 It's All Right With Me - Tom Waits
11 I Get A Kick Out Of You - Jungle Brothers
12 From This Moment On - Jimmy Sommerville
13 Too Darn Hot - Erasure
14 Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - The Thompson Twins
15 Begin The Beguine - Salif Keita
16 Down In The Depths - Lisa Stansfield
17 After You Who? - Jody Watley
18 Do I Love You? - Aztec Camera
19 So In Love - K.D. Lang
20 Every Time We Say Goodbye - Annie Lennox

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