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Red Hot PLUS Blue: A Tribute to Cole Porter

  • 1. I've Got You Under My Skin - Neneh Cherry
    2. Night and Day - U2
    3. You Do Something to Me - Sinad O'Connor
    4. In the Still of the Night - 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 - Debbie Harry/Iggy Pop
    8. Miss Otis Regrets / Just One Of Those Things - Kirsty MacColl & The Pogues
    9. I Love Paris - Les Ngresses 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 Somerville
    13. Too Darn Hot - Erasure
    14. Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - 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
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 21799

  • Credits
    ProducerSteve Lillywhite (Compilation)

    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.

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