|Various Artists - Red Hot + Rio: Pure Listening Pleasure|
|Music Disc Reviews Audio CD|
|Written by Jerry Del Colliano|
|Tuesday, 15 October 1996|
| Performance 7 | Sound 8 |
Red Hot and Rio is a compilation of some of the finest talent in the World including Everything But the Girl, Crystal Waters, George Michael, Stereolab, Sting, PM Dawn, Maxwell, David Byrne, Antonio Carlos Jobim and more to pay tribute to the compelling music of Brazil while fighting an unwavering foe, AIDS.
Red Hot and Rio is by far the most stylish record of the year. It is complex and cool. It must be listened to a few times in order to begin to really appreciate that there is unbelievable talent intertwined between the tracks. From Sting to David Byrne to PM Dawn to Crystal Waters and many more this record is packed with staying power. The AIDS cause is as every bit as good a reason to buy the record as the music which means the record is damn good!