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Red Hot & Blue

Red Hot AIDS Benefit Series, Cole Porter Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (22 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Chrysalis Records
  • ASIN: B000008JUM
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 15,736 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. I've Got You Under My Skin - Neneh Cherry
2. In The Still Of The Night - Neville Brothers
3. You Do Something To Me - Sinead O Connor
4. Begin The Beguine - Salif Keita
5. Love For Sale - Fine Young Cannibals
6. Well, Did you Evah! - Debbie Harry/Iggy Pop
7. Miss Otis Regrets/Just One Of Those Things - Kirsty Maccoll/The Pogues
8. Don't Fence Me In - David Byrne
9. It's All Right With Me - Tom Waits
10. Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye - Annie Lennox
11. Night And Day - U2
12. I Love Paris - Les Negresses Vertes
13. So In Love - K.D. Lang
14. Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - The Thompson Twins
15. Too Darn Hot - Erasure
16. I Get A Kick Out Of You - The Jungle Brothers
17. Down In The Depths - Lisa Stansfield
18. From This Momment On - Jimmy Somerville
19. After You - Jody Watley
20. Do I Love You? - Aztec Camera

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V/A ~ Red Hot & Blue

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4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I have bought it twice! 19 Nov 2009
By Haze
Format:Audio CD
This is so good, i have bought it twice just in case something happens to one of them!...It is true that some of the tracks can make you whince, but that is only three of them. The most surprising thing though, is that no one has mentioned in their reviews, Lisa Stansfield's "Down in the Depths"......This track alone is well worth buying the album for!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars simply red hot 10 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Reworkings of some classic Cole Porter tracks, the iggy pop and deborah harry version of 'well did you evah' is worth the price of admission alone.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Genius 13 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
Cole Porter is often considered to be one of the greatest songwriters of all time and this collection shows you why. Rarely can a cover of a song be done well but this album proves that not only can a Cole Porter song be covered well but also updated brilliantly. Although when you put these songs in the hands of such talented artists, should we have expected anything else? This album covers all genres and tastes and does it well. A must for any collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Mix of the Truly Sublime and the Truly Dire 22 Jun 2004
Format:Audio CD
Cole Porter (1891-1964) was among the closeted gay artists of his era--and the idea of collecting modern versions of his work for release as an AIDS fundraiser was truly inspired. But the hard truth is that few singers have the vocal skills that a Porter song demands, and the resulting RED HOT + BLUE is an extremely inconsistent mix of the truly sublime and the truly dire.
On the sublime side, the Neville Brothers offer a truly elegant reworking of the seldom performed but incredibly beautiful "In The Still of the Night," infusing the delicate melody with their own unique multicultural sound to tremendous effect. Fine Young Cannibals also do a remarkable version--and one that would have been sure to bring a wicked grin to Porter's face--of the often censored "Love for Sale."
Many other selections are equally effective. Although U2's version of "Night and Day" takes some getting used to, it is worth the effort and becomes unexpectedly haunting. Sinead O'Connor and K.D. Lang score memorably with "You Do Something To Me" and "So In Love;" and Annie Lennox offers the single finest version of "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" I have ever heard.
But the rest of the thing ranges from the merely "interesting" to the flat out awful. Neneh Cherry is one of the few rap artist I actually like--but she would have done better to take fewer liberties with "I've Got You Under My Skin," and frankly both Tom Waits and Salif Keita should have stayed in bed on the days they were scheduled to record their versions of "It's Alright With Me" and "Begin the Beguine." Indeed, Keita's "Begin the Beguine" is easily the single most awful version of any Porter song by any artist that I've ever heard.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Takes me right back 11 Jan 2012
By Jenzo
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I bought this album on vinyl when it first came out and I played it constantly. Covering old classics was quite unusual then and the twist these 80s artists put on Cole Porter's creations were astringent and exciting. Now I'm nostalgic for nostalgia. It's been a few years but it still sounds fresh and interesting. I didn't realise that there were Red, Hot and Blue versions of a variety of genre so I'm going to try them out next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soooooo goooooood! 7 Sep 2010
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I had this vinyl when it came out many years ago... one day suddenly i had the urge to listen to it and who has one of those players anymore??? I don't. So I went online and bought the cd. And it is one of my top 5 cds if not the very best. I love it! It's still so current and charming. All the songs were covered so well by such a varied array of artists... it could please a very large number of people... There's something for everyone in this album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliance 13 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
Cole Porter is often considered to be one of the greatest songwriters of all time and this collection shows you why. Rarely can a cover of a song be done well but this album proves that not only can a Cole Porter song be covered well but also updated brilliantly. Although when you put these songs in the hands of such talented artists, should we have expected anything else? This album covers all genres and tastes and does it well. A must for any collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Album 20 Mar 2014
By Sue
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Was for a good cause back then, still relevant today. Amazon was the oly place I could get this....thanks a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars red hot and blue
When this C D arrived I tried to play it but it was jumping, on inspection there were tiny damage marks on the C D. knowing it was only second hand, I was not to disappointed. Read more
Published 1 month ago by stephen brookes
5.0 out of 5 stars childhood memories
Brought back so many memories. Used to have this on vinyl. Love it. When have told friends they have looked to buy it as well.
Published 6 months ago by S. Cummins
5.0 out of 5 stars At last
I lost my original taped version so I was more than happy to find this CD - and with extra tracks!
Published 10 months ago by Marl
5.0 out of 5 stars This record was given to me by my husband when ...
This record was given to me by my husband when we were dating. I lost it and thought that would impossible to recover it.
Published 12 months ago by Lucia Soares
3.0 out of 5 stars not so hot,actually
I bought this primarily for kd lang's number. An interesting collection of artists. Overall quite good, especially if you're a Cole Porter fan.
Published 12 months ago by Ellen Gray
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful historical compilation
This CD is a must for those interested in the music of Cole Porter, the advent and development of Aids over the years and the interpretation of Porter's music by exciting artists.
Published 12 months ago by Rogelio Vallejo
5.0 out of 5 stars Always Reliable
If I see Zoverstocks as a vendor, I will always purchase from there as I have never been disappointed by them.
Published 14 months ago by ckOner
3.0 out of 5 stars Red Hot & Blue
Was not what I expected, but I only bought this for one song on the album. The CD ended up in a charity bag, so hopefully someone with a taste for this music will derive some... Read more
Published 16 months ago by John Smith
4.0 out of 5 stars A good collection
Some additional weak tracks, the first 4 or 5 compared to the original version I had in the 80's but the back 2/3 are great and original treatments of classic Cole Porter tunes
Published on 7 May 2011 by N. Boughton
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