Red Hot and Blue coming October 23rd
Today marks the anniversary of our debut compilation, Red Hot and Blue! Released on September 25th 1990, our first release was a trailblazing multimedia HIV/AIDS benefit.
Featuring music, art, fashion and film from David Byrne, Neneh Cherry, Erasure, Jean Paul Gaultier, Keith Haring, Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Annie Lennox, k.d. lang, U2, Tom Waits and dozens more paying tribute to the songs of Cole Porter, the project set the precedent for cultural social activism.
The debut album raised awareness, reduced stigma, changed public behaviour and benefited the LGBTQ community and other affected groups like never before. Red Hot + Blue sold over a million copies, led to a radical TV special seen around the world, launched a BBC documentary, and since then, both the non-profit and its co-founder John Carlin have spent the past three decades continuing to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic through the power of pop culture, rallying the most influential artists of – or ahead of – the current moment.
Today, after more than 500 collaborations, 20 groundbreaking albums, and tens of millions of dollars raised for hundreds of vital organizations, Red Hot announces that it will celebrate their 30th Anniversary throughout the fall, beginning with a series of five seminal reissues out digitally on October 23rd.
Red Hot + Blue Tracklist
I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Neneh Cherry
In the Still of the Night – The Neville Brothers
You Do Something For Me – Sinéad O’Connor
Begin the Beguine – Salif Keita
Love for Sale – Fine Young Cannibals
Well Did You Evah! – Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop
Miss Otis Regrets/Just One of Those Things – The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl
Don’t Fence Me In – David Byrne
It’s All Right with Me – Tom Waits
Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye – Annie Lennox
Night and Day – U2
I Love Paris – Les Negresses Vertes
So in Love – k.d. Lang
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? – Thompson Twins
Too Darn Hot – Erasure
I Get a Kick Out of You – Jungle Brothers
Down In The Depths – Lisa Stansfield
From This Moment On – Jimmy Somerville
After You, Who? – Jody Watley
Do I Love You? – Aztec Camera
Thank you to everyone who supported this momentous effort and stay tuned for its first release on digital platforms around the world!