Sun City: Artists United Against Apartheid

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sun City was certainly the most political of all of the charity rock albums of the 1980s. 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.M.C, and Lou Reed. 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. Arguably the finest moment on the record is one that was added at the last minute -- a spare, stripped-down version of U2's "Silver and Gold" by ...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Sun City was certainly the most political of all of the charity rock albums of the 1980s. 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.M.C, and Lou Reed. 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. Arguably the finest moment on the record is one that was added at the last minute -- a spare, stripped-down version of U2's "Silver and Gold" by Bono, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/30/1993
  • Label: Razor & Tie
  • UPC: 079892200720
  • Catalog Number: 22007

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sun City (7:13)
  2. 2 No More Apartheid (7:10)
  3. 3 Revolutionary Situation (6:08)
  4. 4 Sun City (5:45)
  5. 5 Let Me See Your I.D. (7:31)
  6. 6 The Struggle Continues (7:03)
  7. 7 Silver & Gold (4:46)
  8. 8 Sun City (9:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kurtis Blow Vocals, Track Performer
The Fat Boys Track Performer
Big Youth Rap, Track Performer
Jimmy Cliff Vocals, Track Performer
Linton Kwesi Johnson Rap, Track Performer
Sonny Okosun Track Performer, talking drum
Ray Barretto Conga, Vocals, Track Performer
Rubén Blades Track Performer
Pat Benatar Vocals, Track Performer
Jackson Browne Bass, Track Performer
Will Downing Track Performer
Bob Dylan Vocals, Track Performer
Peter Gabriel Track Performer
Bob Geldof Track Performer
Kashif Track Performer
Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul Guitar, Drums
Michael Monroe Track Performer
Bonnie Raitt Vocals, Track Performer
Lou Reed Vocals, Track Performer
David Ruffin Vocals, Track Performer
Bruce Springsteen Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Ringo Starr Drums, Track Performer
Pete Townshend Guitar, Track Performer
Peter Wolf Track Performer
Bobby Womack Track Performer
Ron Wood Track Performer
Ron Carter Bass, Track Performer, Acoustic Bass
Miles Davis Trumpet, Track Performer
Herbie Hancock Keyboards, Track Performer
Stanley Jordan Guitar, Track Performer
Tony Williams Drums, Track Performer
Nona Hendryx Track Performer
Keith LeBlanc Drums, Track Performer
Clarence Clemons Saxophone, Track Performer
Lotti Golden Background Vocals
Robert Gordon Background Vocals
Daryl Hall Vocals, Track Performer
Darlene Love Vocals, Track Performer
B.J. Nelson Background Vocals
Shankar Track Performer, Track Performer, Double Violin
Afrika Bambaataa Vocals, Track Performer
Tina B. Background Vocals
Bono Track Performer
Duke Bootee Vocals
George Clinton Vocals, Track Performer
Peter Garrett Track Performer
Daryl Hannah Background Vocals
Jam Master Jay scratching
Eddie Kendricks Vocals, Track Performer
Robbie Kilgore Keyboards
Kevin McCormick Background Vocals
Grandmaster Melle Mel Rap
Benjamin Newberry Drums
John Oates Guitar, Vocals, Track Performer
Joey Ramone Vocals, Track Performer
Keith Richards Vocals, Track Performer
Run-D.M.C. Rap, Track Performer
Richard Scher Keyboards, Track Performer
Gil Scott-Heron Background Vocals, Track Performer
Zak Starkey Drums
Doug Wimbish Bass Guitar
Zoe Yanakis Keyboards
Steve Walker Background Vocals
DJ Cheese scratching
Annie Brody Dutka Background Vocals
Scorpio Rap
Technical Credits
Arthur Baker Producer
Peter Gabriel Composer
Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul Producer, Liner Notes
Gary Wright Engineer
Steve Khan Engineer
Keith LeBlanc Producer, drum programming
Stiv Bators Contributor
Chris Lord-Alge Engineer
Tom Lord-Alge Engineer
James Geddes Engineer
Jeff Hendrickson Engineer
Bob Ludwig Mastering
Patrick McCarthy Engineer
Benjamin Newberry Producer, drum programming
Michael O'Donnell Engineer
Rob Paustian Engineer
Steve Peck Engineer
Bill Price Engineer
Roey Shamir Engineer
George Tutko Engineer
Andy Wallace Engineer
Zoe Yanakis Logistics
Malopoets Contributor
John Davenport Engineer
Peter Darmi Engineer
Kristian Lawing Art Direction
Tony Wright Cover Design
Bobby Cohen Engineer
Maol Poets Contributor
Little Steven Producer
Michael Smith Engineer
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