Artists United Against Apartheid - Sun City album download
Sun City was a 1985 album that contained several versions of the Steven Van Zandt-led Artists United Against Apartheid's "Sun City" protest song against apartheid in South Africa as well as other selections in the same vein from that project. In addition to the title track, other songs were recorded at the time completed an album's worth of material.
The Sun City Project gratefully acknowleges the support of the Special Committee Against Apartheid of the United Nations. Special thanks to Jonathan Ehrlich of Levine & Epstein. Special thanks to Bobby Nathan, Joanne Georgio & Mary Cullum. Special thanks to Mitch & Ira Yuspeh In addition to the musicians, Studios, engineers and photographers we would also like to thank the following people who donated their time and services to help in the completion of this record. Bill Adler, Sean Murphy, Pablo Guzman, Nelson George.
Little Steven organized a number of artists for this protest against apartheid, including such heavyweights as Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Jimmy Cliff, Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Run-D. Thankfully, the result was extremely listenable, as well as fiercely political; it's one of the few charity or protest albums that stands up to repeated listenings, thanks to the extended instrumental workouts. Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul. Artists United Against Apartheid. 2. No More Apartheid. Peter Gabriel, Shankar.
Artists United Against Apartheid was organized by "Little Steven" Van Zandt, who discovered Sun City when he traveled to Africa after leaving Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band in 1985. Van Zandt considered naming artists who played the Sun City resort in the song, but decided not to. He asked them to participate in the project instead. Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Run-D. Lou Reed, Bonnie Raitt, Bono, Melle Mel, Keith Richards, Jackson Browne, and George Clinton are some of the 54 artists who contributed to the song.
Artists United Against Apartheid was a 1985 protest group founded by activist and performer Steven Van Zandt and record producer Arthur Baker to protest apartheid in South Africa. The group produced the song "Sun City" and the album Sun City that year.
That we can dance while we're organizing is this record's greatest triumph. The five half-brothers of the Wilbury family were hokey but hip, and their individual strengths complemented one another perfectly.
Sun City – Artists Against Apartheid (7:13). No More Apartheid – Peter Gabriel and Shankar (7:10). Revolutionary Situation – Rap Artists from Artists Against Apartheid (6:09). Sun City (Version II) – Artists Against Apartheid (5:45). Let Me See Your ID – Rap and Jazz Artists from Artists Against Apartheid (7:31). The Struggle Continues – Jazz Artists from Artists Against Apartheid (7:05). Silver and Gold – Bono with Keith Richards and Ron Wood (4:44). Originally planning a song on his album about Sun City Little Steven would end up rethinking his initial approach to the project, and decided to release the tune as a single. Rather than performing the song himself, however, he considered using artists from various genres to sing one verse each, hoping to break down musical separatism in the United States as well as apartheid in South Africa. A total of 49 performers joined together on the track.
Artists United Against Apartheid.
|A||Sun City (Last Remix)||9:37|
|B||Not So Far Away (Dub Version)||12:30|
- Manufactured By – Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited
- Distributed By – Capitol Records-EMI Of Canada Limited
- Edited By – Albert Cabrera, Aldo Marin
- Producer – Arthur Baker, Little Steven
NotesThe artist royalties from this record are going to The Africa Fund, a charitable trust based in New York City and registered with the United Nations. The income will benefit political prisoners and their families in South Africa, educational and cultural needs of South African exiles, and educational work of anti-apartheid groups in the United States.
(C)(P)1985 Manhattan Records, a division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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