This eclectic mix of international pop reflects the worldly clientele that frequents Au Bar, an atmosphere the club itself calls "ambassadorial," and the aura that is the inspiration for Bar New York. Kicking off with Toto Cutugno's "L'Italiano" and moving through the robust "La Bomba" from King Africa, it's soon time for the sultry Arabic dance grooves of Tara and "Rich Girl [If I Were a Rich Man]." Bar New York's midsection is made up mostly of remixes, including a house-style "Chant" mix of Chocolatine's hit single "Emma." Other highlights include a raucous, energizing live version of Hermes House Band's cover of "I Will Survive," as well as Milk & Sugar All-Stars' "Love Is in the Air." Recommended as a keepsake of the night at Au Bar, or a parting gift for the night you spent waiting in line outside.
AllMusic Review by Johnny Loftus