Little Steven to Release Career-Spanning Box Set on Dec. 6

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Little Steven to Release Career-Spanning Box Set on Dec. 6

As Little Steven looks back on his early solo career with the upcoming boxed set, RockNRoll Rebel - The Early Work, the creatively restless Rock & Roll Hall of Famer is simultaneously looking forward with a slew of new releases including a theatrical, Gene Kelly-inspired video for his song "Love Again" from his latest album, Summer Of Sorcery, and an exuberant live performance of Bruce Springsteen's "Tucson Train." Leading up to the December 6 release of the boxed set, Little Steven aka Steven Van Zandt has been steadily releasing digital deluxe editions of the albums included over the last few weeks and today has made available his 1989 album, Revolution, which includes two rare mixes of the title track.

The video for "Love Again" stars Gino Cosculluela, a Top 4 finalist from the most recent season of FOX's hit TV show "So You Think You Can Dance," who performs skillful vintage-inspired dance sequences in front of rear-screen projections of some of the global landmarks Van Zandt sings about in the soulful, uptempo number. "I am honored that Gino chose us to be his first project after "So You Think You Can Dance" and I also want to thank my wife Maureen for suggesting I call Nigel Lythgoe who gave us his blessing and amazing positive energy," said Van Zandt. "'Love Again' is one of my two Sam Cooke tributes on the album. It's a fun little fiction about a character who has been burned by a relationship so he travels the world trying to distract himself only to find there's no escape from the addiction of love! The video does an amazing job bringing this song to life in a whole new way."

When Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul rolled into Colorado on their U.S. tour this past September, Van Zandt and his 14-piece band paid homage to his longtime musical partner Bruce Springsteen with a live performance of his song "Tucson Train," from his latest album Western Stars. Released today, the performance, recorded September 17, 2019 at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colo. is available to stream and download as of today and captures the rollicking band putting their rock n' soul spin on the song.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul recently wrapped up two years of near constant touring, totaling 187 shows across North America, Europe, and Australia, with triumphant shows in Boston and New York where they brought the back-to-back Soulfire/Summer Of Sorcery world tour to an end with an epic concert that was filmed for future release.

As announced last month, Little Steven has opened the doors on his personal archive of recordings to present an in-depth look at his solo career with the brand new boxed set, RockNRoll Rebel - The Early Work (Wicked Cool/UMe), which collects his solo work from 1973-1999 - including Artists United Against Apartheid's landmark 1985 LP, Sun City - together with 51 bonus tracks spanning previously unreleased demos, B-sides, rehearsals, outtakes, classic concert performances, and a number of never-before-heard Van Zandt compositions. Little Steven's RockNRoll Rebel - The Early Work is available exclusively via the online store uDiscover Music with pre-orders available now here: https://ume.lnk.to/LittleStevenCareer.

"It's been a blast going through the archives and finding all these hidden gems," says Van Zandt. "In addition to demos in various stages of completion, there are entire songs I'd completely forgotten about, and we found some really early things pre-Jukes like Southside Johnny and the Kid (the kid being me!). I'm excited to have my stuff back on vinyl for the first time in decades!"

Limited to just 1,000 copies, the bespoke slipcase multi-format boxed set includes remastered editions of five long-out-of-print classic albums - Men Without Women (1982), Voice Of America (1983), Sun City(1985), Freedom - No Compromise (1987), Revolution (1989) and the vinyl debut of Born Again Savage(1999) - across seven-colored vinyl LPs alongside four CDs of rarities and bonus tracks. This also marks the first time Revolution will be released on vinyl in the U.S., having previously only been released in Europe. The set includes liner notes about each of the 51 bonus tracks.

Digital Deluxe Editions of all six albums, complete with corresponding bonus tracks, will be available for download in the weeks leading up to the boxed set's official release kicking off today with Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul's 1982 debut album, Men Without Women, joined by 10 exclusive bonus tracks available now. Both RockNRoll Rebel - The Early Work and the Digital Deluxe Edition of Men Without Women include long-lost tracks from what Van Zandt calls the "soundtrack to an unmade film," including previously unreleased alternate versions of album favorites, "Angel Eyes," "Forever" and "Until The Good Is Gone." In conjunction with RockNRoll Rebel, a limited edition standalone 144-page, 12" x 12" companion book will be released featuring Van Zandt's in-depth liner notes and memories and stories about the making of each album, lyrics to every song and hundreds of never-before-seen photos. It will be available for preorder soon.

Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul made their spectacular debut with 1982's Men Without Women, highlighted by a pair of rock radio favorites in the opening "Lyin' In A Bed Of Fire" and "Forever," the latter of which spent nine weeks on Billboard's "Hot 100" while also receiving heavy rotation at the newly launched MTV. Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul celebrated Men Without Women with sold out live dates including a legendary performance at NYC's famed Peppermint Lounge that saw electrifying renditions of the album's "Save Me" and "This Time It's For Real" (written by Van Zandt and made famous by Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes), both included on RockNRoll Rebel - The Early Work.

RockNRoll Rebel - The Early Work - which arrives hot on the heels of Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul's acclaimed latest album, Summer of Sorcery (Wicked Cool/UMe) - features appearances from an assortment of friends, collaborators, and special guests, including Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny, Rubén Blades, Miles Davis, Gary U.S. Bonds, Dino Danelli, and members of both the E Street Band and the Asbury Jukes.

To coincide with the release of RockNRoll Rebel, Van Zandt will be making select videos from his early career available on his official YouTube channel for the first time as well as offering up a ton of other visuals from the era.

LITTLE STEVEN

ROCKNROLL REBEL - THE EARLY WORK

(Wicked Cool/UMe)

STREET DATE: DECEMBER 6

TRACKLISTING:

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL: MEN WITHOUT WOMEN (1982)

1. Lyin' In A Bed Of Fire

2. Inside Of Me

3. Until The Good Is Gone

4. Men Without Women

5. Under The Gun

6. Save Me

7. Princess Of Little Italy

8. Angel Eyes

9. Forever

10. I've Been Waiting

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL: VOICE OF AMERICA (1983)

1. Voice Of America

2. Justice

3. Checkpoint Charlie

4. Solidarity

5. Out Of The Darkness

6. Los Desaparecidos (The Disappeared Ones)

7. Fear

8. I Am A Patriot (And The River Opens For The Righteous)

9. Among The Believers

10. Undefeated (Everybody Goes Home)

LITTLE STEVEN: FREEDOM - NO COMPROMISE (1987)

1. Freedom

2. Trail Of Broken Treaties

3. Pretoria

4. Bitter Fruit

5. No More Party's

6. Can't You Feel The Fire

7. Native American

8. Sanctuary

LITTLE STEVEN: REVOLUTION (1989)

1. Revolution (Deluxe Edition)

2. Where Do We Go From Here

3. Revolution

4. Education

5. Balance

6. Love and Forgiveness

7. Newspeak

8. Sexy

9. Leonard Peltier

10. Liberation Theology

11. Discipline

LITTLE STEVEN VAN ZANDT: BORN AGAIN SAVAGE (1999) - 2 x LP

1. Born Again Savage

2. Camouflage of Righteousness

3. Guns, Drugs, And Gasoline

4. Face of God

5. Saint Francis

6. Salvation

7. Organize

8. Flesheater

9. Lust for Enlightenment

10. Tongues of Angels

ARTISTS UNITED AGAINST APARTHEID: SUN CITY (1985)

1. Sun City

2. No More Apartheid

3. Revolutionary Situation

4. Sun City (Version II) (Edit)

5. Let Me See Your I.D.

6. The Struggle Continues

7. Silver And Gold

BONUS TRACKS (4 CD):

DISC 1: MEN WITHOUT WOMEN (AND BEFORE)

1. RockNRoll Rebel (Previously Unreleased - Studio Track - 1983) - Little Steven

2. Who Told You? (Previously Unreleased - Gulliver's Pub - Red Bank, NJ - June 15, 1973) - Southside Johnny and The Kid

3. That's How It Feels (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ - May 30, 1976) - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

4. When You Dance (Previously Unreleased - Rehearsal - Mono - 1976) - Asbury Jukes

5. Little Darlin' (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

6. Ain't No Lady (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

7. Love On The Wrong Side of Town (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

8. Little Girl So Fine (Previously Unreleased - Rehearsal - Mono - 1976) - Asbury Jukes

9. Some Things Just Don't Change (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

10. She Got Me Where She Wants Me (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

11. Men Without Women Radio Spot (1982)

12. Angel Eyes (Previously Unreleased - Britt Row Version - 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

13. Forever (Previously Unreleased - Britt Row Version - 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

14. Until The Good Is Gone (Previously Unreleased - Britt Row Version - 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

15. I've Been Waiting (Previously Unreleased - Early Version - 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul with Southside Johnny

16. Caravan (7" single - 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

17. Save Me (Previously Unreleased - Peppermint Lounge - New York, NY - July 18, 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

18. Time (Previously Unreleased - Studio Track - 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

DISC 2: VOICE OF AMERICA

1. This Time It's For Real (Previously Unreleased - Marquee Club - London, UK - October 18, 1982/Peppermint Lounge - New York, NY - July 18, 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

2. It's Possible (Previously Unreleased - Studio Track - Mono - Date Unknown) - Little Steven

3. Vote! (That Mutha Out) (12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

4. Vote! Part II (Previously Unreleased - Rap Version - 1984) - Little Steven

5. Vote! Part III (After World War III) (Rap Version - 12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

6. Vote! Part IV (Instrumental) (12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

7. Vote! Part V (Previously Unreleased - Rap Version - 1984)

8. Caravan (Previously Unreleased - Marquee Club - London, UK - October 18, 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

9. I Don't Want To Go Home (Previously Unreleased - Marquee Club - London, UK - October 18, 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

10. US Festival Radio Spot (1983)

11. Alive For The First Time (Previously Unreleased - Writing Session, The Birth of a Song - 1983)- Little Steven

12. Voice of America Radio Spot (1984)

13. Out Of The Darkness (12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

14. Inside Of Me (Previously Unreleased - French TV - 1983) - Little Steven

DISC 3: SUN CITY

1. Let Me See Your I.D. (Extended Mix - 12" single - 1985) - Artists United Against Apartheid

2. Let Me See Your I.D. (Extended Street Mix - 12" single - 1985) - Artists United Against Apartheid

3. Let Me See Your I.D. (Beat And Scratch Mix - 12" single - 1985) - Artists United Against Apartheid

4. Not So Far Away (Dub Mix - UK 12" single - 1985) - Artists United Against Apartheid

5. Sun City (Last Remix - UK 12" single - 1985) - Artists United Against Apartheid

6. Soweto Nights (Previously Unreleased - 1985) - Artists United Against Apartheid

7. The Struggle Continues (Previously Unreleased - Extra Miles Davis Version - 1985) - Artists United Against Apartheid

* All songs on DISC 3: SUN CITY published by Amandla Music (A Non-Profit Company)

DISC 4: FREEDOM - NO COMPROMISE, REVOLUTION (AND LATER)

1. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades - Cana No Mas Dub Mix - UK 12" single - 1987) - Little Steven

2. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades - No Pasaran Mix - UK 12" single - 1987) - Little Steven

3. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades - Platano Quemado Mix with Steel Drums - UK 12" single - 1987) - Little Steven

4. Fruta Amarga (With Rubén Blades - Spanish 12" single - 1987) - Little Steven

5. No More Partys (For Those About To Party...) (Rock Mix - 12" single - 1987) - Little Steven

6. No More Partys (Funky Party Edit) (R&B Mix - UK 7" single - 1987) - Little Steven

7. Vote Jesse In (Previously Unreleased - Jesse Jackson Campaign Song - 1988) - Little Steven

8. Revolution (Naked City Mix - UK 12"single - 1989) - Little Steven

9. Revolution (Naked City Mix Part 2 - Maceo's Thang - UK 12" single- 1989) - Little Steven

10. I Wish It Would Rain (Previously Unreleased - Vin Scelsa Hungerthon - 1995) - Little Steven, Southside Johnny, Rusty Cloud, Bobby Bandiera, David Hayes

11. Princess Of Little Italy (Previously Unreleased - Vin Scelsa Hungerthon - 1995) - Little Steven, Rusty Cloud, Bobby Bandiera, David Hayes

12. It's Been A Long Time (Previously Unreleased - Solo Acoustic - 2019) - Little Steven

DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION RELEASES

TRACKLISTINGS:

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL: MEN WITHOUT WOMEN (1982)

AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING/DOWNLOAD TODAY

1. Lyin' In A Bed Of Fire

2. Inside Of Me

3. Until The Good Is Gone

4. Men Without Women

5. Under The Gun

6. Save Me

7. Princess Of Little Italy

8. Angel Eyes

9. Forever

10. I've Been Waiting

11. Men Without Women Radio Spot (1982)

12. Angel Eyes (Previously Unreleased - Britt Row Version - 1982)

13. Forever (Previously Unreleased - Britt Row Version - 1982)

14. Until The Good Is Gone (Previously Unreleased - Britt Row Version - 1982)

15. I've Been Waiting (Previously Unreleased - Early Version - 1982) - Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul with Southside Johnny

16. Caravan (7" single - 1982)

17. Save Me (Previously Unreleased - Peppermint Lounge - New York, NY - July 18, 1982)

18. Time (Previously Unreleased - Studio Track - 1982)

19. Princess Of Little Italy (Previously Unreleased - Vin Scelsa Hungerthon - 1995)

20. This Time It's For Real (Previously Unreleased - Marquee Club - London, UK - October 18, 1982/Peppermint Lounge - New York, NY - July 18, 1982)

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL: VOICE OF AMERICA (1983)

AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BEGINNING OCTOBER 25

1. Voice Of America

2. Justice

3. Checkpoint Charlie

Solidarity

4. Out Of The Darkness

5. Los Desaparecidos (The Disappeared Ones)

6. Fear

7. I Am A Patriot (And The River Opens For The Righteous)

8. Among The Believers

9. Undefeated (Everybody Goes Home)

10. Voice of America Radio Spot (1984)

11. RockNRoll Rebel (Previously Unreleased - Studio Track - 1983) - Little Steven

12. Caravan (Previously Unreleased - Marquee Club - London, UK - October 18, 1982)

13. I Don't Want To Go Home (Previously Unreleased - Marquee Club - London, UK - October 18, 1982)

14. Alive For The First Time (Previously Unreleased - Writing Session, The Birth of a Song - 1983)- Little Steven

15. Out Of The Darkness (12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

16. Inside Of Me (Previously Unreleased - French TV - 1983) - Little Steven

17. US Festival Radio Spot (1983)

18. It's Possible (Previously Unreleased - Studio Track - Mono - Date Unknown) - Little Steven

19. Vote! (That Mutha Out) (12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

20. + VOTE! (1984 Digital Single EP)

21. Vote! (That Mutha Out) (12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

22. Vote! Part II (Previously Unreleased - Rap Version - 1984) - Little Steven

23. Vote! Part III (After World War III) (Rap Version - 12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

24. Vote! Part IV (Instrumental) (12" single - 1984) - Little Steven

25. Vote! Part V (Previously Unreleased - Rap Version - 1984) - Little Steven

LITTLE STEVEN: THE EARLY WORK (2019)

AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1

1. Who Told You? (Previously Unreleased - Gulliver's Pub - Red Bank, NJ - June 15, 1973) - Southside Johnny and The Kid

2. That's How It Feels (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony - Asbury Park, NJ - May 30, 1976) - Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

3. When You Dance (Previously Unreleased - Rehearsal - Mono - 1976) - Asbury Jukes

4. Little Darlin' (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

5. Ain't No Lady (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

Love On The Wrong Side of Town (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

6. Little Girl So Fine (Previously Unreleased - Rehearsal - Mono - 1976) - Asbury Jukes

7. Some Things Just Don't Change (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

8. She Got Me Where She Wants Me (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes

9. I Wish It Would Rain (Previously Unreleased - Vin Scelsa Hungerthon - 1995) - Little Steven, Southside Johnny, Rusty Cloud, Bobby Bandiera, David Hayes

LITTLE STEVEN: REVOLUTION (1989)

AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BEGINNING NOVEMBER 15

1. Revolution (Deluxe Edition)

2. Where Do We Go From Here

3. Revolution

4. Education

5. Balance

6. Love and Forgiveness

7. Newspeak

8. Sexy

9. Leonard Peltier

10. Liberation Theology

11. Discipline

12. Revolution (Naked City Mix - UK 12"single - 1989)

13. Revolution (Naked City Mix Part 2 - Maceo's Thang - UK 12" single- 1989)

LITTLE STEVEN VAN ZANDT: BORN AGAIN SAVAGE (1999)

AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BEGINNING NOVEMBER 22

1. Born Again Savage

2. Camouflage of Righteousness

3. Guns, Drugs, And Gasoline

4. Face of God

5. Saint Francis

6. Salvation

7. Organize

8. Flesheater

9. Lust for Enlightenment

10. Tongues of Angels

11. It's Been A Long Time (Previously Unreleased - Solo Acoustic - 2019)

LITTLE STEVEN: FREEDOM - NO COMPROMISE (1987)

AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BEGINNING NOVEMBER 29

1. Freedom

2. Trail Of Broken Treaties

3. Pretoria

4. Bitter Fruit

5. No More Party's

6. Can't You Feel The Fire

7. Native American

8. Sanctuary

9. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades - Cana No Mas Dub Mix - UK 12" single - 1987)

10. Fruta Amarga (With Rubén Blades - Spanish 12" single - 1987)

11. No More Partys (For Those About To Party...) (Rock Mix - 12" single - 1987)

12. No More Partys (Funky Party Edit) (R&B Mix - UK 7" single - 1987)

18. Vote Jesse In (Previously Unreleased - Jesse Jackson Campaign Song - 1988)

+ BITTER FRUIT (1987 Digital Single EP)

1. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades - Cana No Mas Dub Mix - UK 12" single - 1987)

2. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades - No Pasaran Mix - UK 12" single - 1987)

3. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades - Platano Quemado Mix with Steel Drums - UK 12" single - 1987)

4. No More Partys (For Those About To Party...) (Rock Mix - 12" single - 1987)

5. No More Partys (Funky Party Edit) (R&B Mix - UK 7" single - 1987)

ARTISTS UNITED AGAINST APARTHEID: SUN CITY (1985)

AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD BEGINNING DECEMBER 6

1. Sun City

2. No More Apartheid

3. Revolutionary Situation

4. Sun City (Version II) (Edit)

5. Let Me See Your I.D.

6. The Struggle Continues

7. Silver And Gold

8. Soweto Nights (Previously Unreleased - 1985)

9. The Struggle Continues (Previously Unreleased - Extra Miles Davis Version - 1985)

10. Not So Far Away (Dub Mix - UK 12" single - 1985)

11. Sun City (Last Remix - UK 12" single - 1985)

+ LET ME SEE YOUR I.D. (1985 Digital Single EP)

1. Let Me See Your I.D. (Extended Mix - 12" Single - 1985)

2. Let Me See Your I.D. (Extended Street Mix - 12" Single - 1985)

3. Let Me See Your I.D. (Beat And Scratch Mix - 12" Single - 1985)

* All songs on SUN CITY published by Amandla Music (A Non-Profit Company)




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