Red Hot + Dance

1992
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  • Too Funky George Michael
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  • Do You Really Want To Know George Michael
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  • Happy George Michael
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  • Supernatural Madonna
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  • Crazy (If I Was Trev Mix) Seal
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  • Set Adrift On Memory Bliss (Richie Rich Mix) PM Dawn
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  • Change ( Metamorphosis Mix) Andy Morris and Lisa Stansfield
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  • Apparently Nothin' Young Disciples
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  • Peace (Nu-Mix) Sabrina Johnston
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  • Thank You Sly & the Family Stone
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  • Gypsy Woman Crystal Waters
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  • Unbelievable EMF
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  • Theme From Red Hot _ Dance (Gothic Mix) tomandandy
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OVERVIEW

Red Hot + Dance was a groundbreaking remix album focused on club kids who were affected by the AIDS crisis in the early 1990s. It included tracks by Madonna, Seal, EMF and three originals contributed by George Michael including the smash hit “Too Funky”. The album featured a cover by Keith Haring.

Dance was also a landmark TV program, directed by Mark Pellington seen on MTV in the U.S. and around the world. The show featured interviews with young people affected by the AIDS crisis as well as medical professionals and well known musical performers.

FACTS /
ORAL HISTORY

  • The album cover features artwork by Keith Haring
  • Pop star George Michael was instrumental in bringing the project to fruition and the album was notable for featuring three new songs by him. Songs that were originally planned to be released on his shelved record, Listen Without Prejudice Vol.2
  • In 1994 George Michael launched a legal action against record label Sony, citing their lack of support for this project as one of the reasons he no longer wished to work with them.
  • The documentary includes personal stories and contributions from Amanda Donoghue, Ru Paul, Cyndi Lauper, Salt & Pepa and others.

PRESS

Ew.com

Like 1990’s Red Hot + Blue, which featured new takes on Cole Porter standards, Red Hot + Dance celebrates the art of reinterpretation, only this time the stars aren’t singers but dance remixers.

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SMASH

Best New Album – Inspired by the global dance parties of November 1991 – Red Hot & Dance is always cool! Fans of the first album should expect lots of hearty dance beats but no heart-rendering ballads. Though the new tunes are few and far between, old ones like EMF’s Unbelievable, Madonna’s Supernatural and Seal’s Crazy still rate amongst the best dance tunes ever. 

MTV

Leave it to George Michael to fashion a hip, hoppin’, mega-funky dance track destined for the Top 40 and then donate it to the new AIDS charity benefit release, Red Hot + Dance. But that’s exactly what’s happened here, and there’s not only one, but three, new dancified tunes by the guy who simply keeps churning them out, despite the lack of a major hit from his latest release.

CREDITS

Created & Produced By:
Leigh Blake + John Carlin
Supervising Music Producer:
Leigh Chapman
Video Conceived and Directed by:
Mark Pellington