Little Steven's Classic Album "Voice Of America" Released Today As Digital Deluxe Edition Loaded With Unreleased Bonus Tracks; New Early Solo Career Boxed Set "RockNRoll Rebel - The Early Work" Coming December 6

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ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAMER LITTLE STEVEN LOOKS BACK ON SOLO CAREER AND OPENS PERSONAL MUSICAL VAULT WITH ROCKNROLL REBEL – THE EARLY WORK ARRIVING DECEMBER 6 ON WICKED COOL/UMe

LIMITED EDITION MULTI-FORMAT BOXED SET FEATURES RESTORED AND REMASTERED VINYL EDITIONS OF SIX CLASSIC LONG-OUT-OF-PRINT ALBUMS ALONG WITH 51 BONUS TRACKS OF RARE AND UNRELEASED RECORDINGS OF STUDIO OUTTAKES, B-SIDES, REHEARSALS, LIVE PERFORMANCES AND MORE

DIGITAL DELUXE EDITIONS OF EACH ALBUM TO BE RELEASED LEADING UP TO DECEMBER 6; VOICE OF AMERICA AVAILABLE TODAY EXPANDED WITH SIX PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS

 

Following last week’s announcement of Little Steven’s early solo career boxed set, RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work (Wicked Cool/UMe), and the surprise Digital Deluxe Edition release of his classic 1982 album, Men Without Women, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Steven Van Zandt is continuing to share music from his personal musical vault with today’s release of the Digital Deluxe Edition of his 1985 sophomore solo album, Voice Of America. The expanded edition is loaded with 10 bonus tracks including radio spots and non-album singles and six unreleased tracks consisting of live performances and never-before-heard studio gems. The highlight of both the expanded version of Voice of America and the boxed set is the recently discovered studio track, “RockNRoll Rebel,” which was unearthed by Van Zandt while he was putting together his early solo career retrospective and ultimately named the collection after it.

“‘RockNRoll Rebel’ was going to be the title and lead track of the second album that became Voice Of America,” reveals Van Zandt. “It is rather advanced tongue-in-cheek for the time. Half reference lyrics, I cut it as a demo in Brussels on the first tour. But then I dropped the horns and my sense of humor at the same time and it disappeared until the ice age thawed out.”

Other highlights of the unreleased material include spirited live performances of “Caravan” and “I Don’t Want To Go Home” recorded at London’s Marquee Club in 1982 and an emotional and vastly different version of Men Without Women’s “Inside Of Me” from a French television performance featuring just piano and Van Zandt’s yearning vocals.  In the unreleased recording, “Alive For The First Time,” Van Zandt gives a glimpse into how he says he used to write songs and the listener get to experience the song’s evolution.

In addition to inclusion on the Digital Deluxe Edition of Voice of America, the extra tracks are also included as part of the 51 bonus tracks spread across 4CDs in the RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work boxed set. Van Zandt has opened the doors on his personal archive of recordings to present an in-depth look at his early solo career spanning his solo albums from 1973-1999 – including Artists United Against Apartheid's landmark 1985 LP, Sun City. Limited to just 1,000 copies, the bespoke slipcase multi-format 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 featuring previously unreleased demos, B-sides, rehearsals, outtakes, classic concert performances, and a number of never-before-heard Van Zandt compositions. This 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 bonus tracks.

 

RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work is available exclusively via the online store uDiscover Music. Preorder now here: https://ume.lnk.to/LittleStevenCareer

 

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. Digital Deluxe Editions of all six albums, complete with corresponding bonus tracks, are being released nearly weekly leading up to the boxed set’s official release.

“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!”

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. Fans can subscribe to the channel to be notified when videos are posted: https://www.youtube.com/user/LittleStevenVEVO

Following two years of nearly constant touring, totaling more than 150 shows across North America, Europe, and Australia, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul will close the year with two triumphant final shows at the Chevalier Theatre in Boston on November 2nd followed by a homecoming performance at New York’s Beacon Theatre on November 6th.

 

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

 

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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
  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)
  11. Voice of America Radio Spot (1984)
  12. RockNRoll Rebel (Previously Unreleased - Studio Track - 1983) - Little Steven
  13. Caravan (Previously Unreleased - Marquee Club - London, UK - October 18, 1982)
  14. I Don’t Want To Go Home (Previously Unreleased - Marquee Club - London, UK - October 18, 1982)
  15. Alive For The First Time (Previously Unreleased - Writing Session, The Birth of a Song - 1983)- Little Steven
  16. Out Of The Darkness (12” single - 1984) - Little Steven
  17. Inside Of Me (Previously Unreleased - French TV - 1983) - Little Steven
  18. US Festival Radio Spot (1983)
  19. It’s Possible (Previously Unreleased - Studio Track - Mono - Date Unknown) - Little Steven
  20. Vote! (That Mutha Out) (12” single - 1984) - Little Steven

+ VOTE! (1984 Digital Single EP)

  1. Vote! (That Mutha Out) (12” single - 1984) - Little Steven
  2. Vote! Part II (Previously Unreleased - Rap Version - 1984) - Little Steven
  3. Vote! Part III (After World War III) (Rap Version - 12” single - 1984) - Little Steven
  4. Vote! Part IV (Instrumental) (12” single - 1984) - Little Steven
  5. 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
  6. Love On The Wrong Side of Town (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes
  7. Little Girl So Fine (Previously Unreleased - Rehearsal - Mono - 1976) - Asbury Jukes
  8. Some Things Just Don’t Change (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes
  9. She Got Me Where She Wants Me (Previously Unreleased - Stone Pony Rehearsal - Mono - 1977) - Asbury Jukes
  10. 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)
  13. 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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