Little Steven's Thrilling Tribute To The Beatles, "Macca to Mecca" CD/DVD and Newly Expanded "Soulfire Live!" 4CD Collections Out Now

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LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL’S THRILLING TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES, MACCA TO MECCA CD/DVD AND NEWLY EXPANDED SOULFIRE LIVE! 4CD COLLECTIONS OUT NOW VIA WICKED COOL RECORDS/UMe

Los Angeles – January 29, 2021 – In the fall of 2017, when Little Steven landed in Liverpool on his sold out European tour with his newly reformed band the Disciples of Soul in support of Soulfire, his first new album in nearly two decades, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame musician, songwriter and lifelong Beatles fan played an extraordinary surprise set outside of the legendary Cavern Club as a tribute to the seminal band that inspired him and so many others to pick up a guitar and start a band after witnessing their musical revolution on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1964. The intimate lunchtime gig saw Little Steven aka Stevie Van Zandt lead his 15-strong band through rocking renditions of "Magical Mystery Tour," "Good Morning, Good Morning," "Got To Get You Into My Life," and "All You Need Is Love," alongside iconic songs famously performed by the nascent Fab Four, including "Boys" (originally by The Shirelles), "Slow Down" (by Larry Williams) and "Soldier Of Love" (first recorded by Arthur Alexander).

“Playing in the same venue where The Beatles started their careers was a childhood dream of mine come true,” says Van Zandt. “This was a band that set me on course for a life of music. For my rock ‘n’ roll religion, The Cavern is the first sacred site (after the 4 clubs in Hamburg they played!). It was an honor – no, make that an epiphany – to perform there.”

Fortunately for those that weren’t there to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event, the concert was professionally filmed and expertly recorded by Van Zandt’s touring film and audio crew and is now available on CD/DVD as Macca To Mecca via Wicked Cool Records/UMe. The 10-song love letter to the Beatles kicks off with a riveting performance of "I Saw Her Standing There" recorded at The Roundhouse in London in November of 2017 with a special appearance by Paul McCartney.

Macca To Mecca, which was previously only available as part of the vinyl box set and Blu-ray editions of his concert album, Soulfire Live!, includes the complete Cavern Club concert in both video and audio, exclusive interviews, behind-the-scenes footage and a special documentary that sees Van Zandt honored with a brick in the club’s hallowed Wall of Fame before leading his band through swift rehearsals of Beatles songs mere minutes ahead of their performance.

The Macca To Mecca concert audio has also been added to a newly expanded 4CD version of SOULFIRE LIVE!also out today. Culled from the best performances from the band’s North American and European concerts, this live collection features Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul taking listeners through a musical history lesson as they blast through an arsenal of songs spanning rock, pop, soul, blues, funk, doo-wop, reggae and everything in between. Nearly every song from his 2016 album SOULFIREis represented along with inspired covers and classic tracks from his early catalog. Among the album’s many highlights are original songs from throughout Little Steven’s illustrious solo career – including classics like “Standing In The Line Of Fire” and “I Don’t Want To Go Home” – alongside a number of favorite cover versions like The Electric Flag’s “Groovin’ Is Easy,” Etta James’ “Blues Is My Business,” and James Brown’s “Down And Out In New York City. In addition, SOULFIRE LIVE! includes Van Zandt’s inimitable introductions, detailing each song’s unique history and singular spot in his life and illustrious career. Disc 3 showcases special guest appearances from some of Van Zand’ts closest friends, collaborators, and favorite artists and includes inspired versions of Moby Grape’s “Can’t Be So Bad” performed with the legendary San Francisco band’s founding member, Jerry Miller; the Motown classic, “Can I Get A Witness,” performed with New Jersey’s own Richie SamboraThe J. Geils Band’s “Freeze Frame” with vocals from the one and only Peter Wolf; and “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and Little Steven’s own “I Don’t Want To Go Home,” both joined by Bruce Springsteen.

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MACCA TO MECCA TRACKLISTING

CD

  1. I Saw Her Standing There (Intro)
  2. I Saw Her Standing There (feat. Paul McCartney)
  3. Cavern Club Intro
  4. Magical Mystery Tour
  5. Boys
  6. Slow Down (Intro)
  7. Slow Down
  8. Some Other Guy
  9. Soldier Of Love (Intro)
  10. Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)
  11. Good Morning Good Morning
  12. Got To Get You Into My Life
  13. All You Need Is Love
  14. Birthday

DVD

  1. I Saw Her Standing There (Intro)
  2. I Saw Her Standing There (feat. Paul McCartney)
  3. Cavern Club Featurette
  4. Cavern Club
  5. Magical Mystery Tour
  6. Boys
  7. Slow Down (Intro)
  8. Slow Down
  9. Some Other Guy
  10. Soldier Of Love (Intro)
  11. Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)
  12. Good Morning Good Morning
  13. Got To Get You Into My Life
  14. All You Need Is Love
  15. Birthday

SOULFIRE LIVE! (4CD) TRACKLISTING

CD1

  1. Mike Stoller (Intro)
  2. Sweet Soul Music
  3. Soulfire
  4. I’m Coming Back
  5. Blues Is My Business (Intro)
  6. Blues Is My Business
  7. Love On The Wrong Side Of Town
  8. Until The Good Is Gone
  9. Angel Eyes
  10. Some Things Just Don’t Change
  11. Saint Valentine’s Day (Intro)
  12. Saint Valentine’s Day
  13. Standing In The Line Of Fire (Intro)
  14. Standing In The Line Of Fire
  15. I Saw The Light
  16. Salvation
  17. CD2
  18. The City Weeps Tonight (Intro)
  19. The City Weeps Tonight
  20. Down and Out in New York City
  21. Princess Of Little Italy (Intro)
  22. Princess Of Little Italy
  23. Solidarity
  24. Leonard Peltier
  25. I Am A Patriot
  26. Groovin’ Is Easy
  27. Ride The Night Away (Intro)
  28. Ride The Night Away
  29. Bitter Fruit
  30. Forever
  31. I Don’t Want To Go Home
  32. Out Of The Darkness (Intro)
  33. Out Of The Darkness

CD3

  1. Checkpoint Charlie (Intro)
  2. Checkpoint Charlie
  3. Even The Losers
  4. Can’t Be So Bad (feat. Jerry Miller)
  5. You Shook Me All Night Long
  6. Working Class Hero
  7. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
  8. Can I Get A Witness (feat. Richie Sambora)
  9. It’s Not My Cross To Bear (Intro)
  10. It’s Not My Cross To Bear
  11. Freeze Frame (feat. Peter Wolf)
  12. The Time Of Your Life
  13. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (feat. Bruce Springsteen)
  14. I Don’t Want To Go Home (feat. Bruce Springsteen)
  15. Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want To Fight Tonight)

CD4 – Macca To Mecca

  1. Saw Her Standing There (Intro)
  2. I Saw Her Standing There (feat. Paul McCartney)
  3. Cavern Club Intro
  4. Magical Mystery Tour
  5. Boys
  6. Slow Down (Intro)
  7. Slow Down
  8. Some Other Guy
  9. Soldier Of Love (Intro)
  10. Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)
  11. Good Morning Good Morning
  12. Got To Get You Into My Life
  13. All You Need Is Love
  14. Birthday