The wildly successful Red Hot + Blue project, featuring such world-class artists as U2, Annie Lennox, Tom Waits, and Sinead OConnor, and such acclaimed directors as Wim Wenders, Alex Cox, and Jonathan Demme, is finally being released with the care that it deserves. Originally issued in 1990, the Red Hot + Blue: A Tribute To Cole Porter album created massive media attention for AIDS relief and became the first release in a 15-album series. An eclectic musical homage to the legendary songwriter Cole Porter, it went platinum, spent 24 weeks on the Billboard charts, and generated $3 million dollars for AIDS charities worldwide, but its companion piece, a VHS collection of music videos, was somewhat relegated to the shadows. That changes with the 2-disc Special Edition package of Red Hot + Blue, which contains all the music videos on a DVD and the album, complete with a much-needed remastering, on a CD, both in the same package.
DVD Program Listing:
1. David ByrneDont Fence Me In
2. Neneh CherryIve Got U Under My Skin
3. Jimmy SomervilleFrom This Moment On
4. Jody WatleyAfter You, Who?
5. Salif KeitaBegin The Beguine
6. ErasureToo Darn Hot
7. Sinead OConnorYou Do Something To Me
8. The Jungle BrothersI Get A Kick Out Of You
9. The Neville BrothersIn The Still Of The Night
10. k.d. langSo In Love
11. Les Negresses VertesI Love Paris
12. Aztec CameraDo I Love You?
13. Debbie Harry & Iggy PopWell, Did You Evah!
14. Lisa StansfieldDown In The Depths
15. Kirsty MacColl & The PoguesMiss Otis Regrets / Just One Of Those Things
16. Tom WaitsIts All Right With Me
17. U2Night And Day
18. Annie LennoxEvry Time We Say Goodbye
19. Bill IrwinComedy Sketches
20. Annie LennoxEvry Time We Say Goodbye (Live on VH1 Honors)
Plus bonus remastered CD with the same tracks in a different running order