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Red Hot + Rio

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Red Hot + Rio

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Various Artists
Producers:
Antilles, Verve
author:
58648
genre:
World

We gave it a B+

The best thing about the Red Hot Organization’s benefit albums is their eclectic mix of artists. Red Hot + Rio, the series’ ninth release, has everyone from Sting to Stereolab to George Michael taking on the songs of late Brazilian pop star Antonio Carlos Jobim. The result is an inspired, modern-sounding tribute, though few of the artists match the subtle beauty of Jobim’s melodies. Standout track: Everything But the Girl’s jungle reinterpretation of ”Corcovado.” B+

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