No Compromise (Remastered Deluxe Edition) Little Steven

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Album-Release:
2019

HRA-Release:
29.11.2019

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  • 1Freedom05:11
  • 2Trail Of Broken Treaties06:03
  • 3Pretoria05:19
  • 4Bitter Fruit06:18
  • 5No More Party's05:41
  • 6Can't You Feel The Fire04:38
  • 7Native American05:45
  • 8Sanctuary06:04
  • 9Bitter Fruit (Cana No Mas Dub Mix / UK 12” Single Version)06:47
  • 10Fruta Amarga (12” Single Version)05:52
  • 11No More Party's (For Those About To Party...) (Rock Mix / 12” Single Version)05:37
  • 12No More Party's (Funky Party Edit / R&B Mix / UK 7” Single Version)04:18
  • 13Vote Jesse In (Jesse Jackson Campaign Song)04:45
  • Total Runtime01:12:18

Info for No Compromise (Remastered Deluxe Edition)



Freedom – No Compromise is the third solo album by Little Steven released in 1987.

Following on the moderate success of Artists United Against Apartheid's "Sun City", Steven Van Zandt's next record was a full-on dance-rock record, verging in places on world music. Bruce Springsteen and Rubén Blades join Van Zandt on lead vocals on "Native American" and "Bitter Fruit", respectively. Politics were even more at the forefront than before, centering on U.S. transgressions in Central America, South Africa, and against Native Americans. By this time, the old Disciples of Soul band had almost completely disappeared.

“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!”

"...in 1987, Little Steven would release Freedom No Compromise - the E Street-er's third solo record to date. Synth-laden textures, samples, and programming aside, Freedom No Compromise is an ambitious if somewhat over-produced effort. Although, certainly not as accomplished as Steven's sensational debut Men Without Women, the album features some fair to very good material. Overall, a good effort, but not a great one. For a better taste of the artist, spend some quality time with Men Without Women." ( John Franck, Allmusic)

Steve Van Zandt, guitar, dulcimer, vocals
Steve Jordan, drums
David Beal, drums
Keith LeBlanc, drums
Romeo Williams, bass
Doug Wimbish, bass
T.M. Stevens, bass
Bernie Worrell, keyboards
Paul Shaffer, keyboards
Greg Phillinganes, keyboards
Tommy Mandel, keyboards
Richard Scher, keyboards
Bruce Springsteen, vocals on "Native American"
Rubén Blades, vocals on "Bitter Fruit", percussion
David Beal, percussion
Monti Louis Ellison, percussion
Hilario Soto, Toyo
Zoë Yanakis, bass flute
Kenny Moore, background vocals
Cobra Jones, background vocals
Will Downing, background vocals
Craig Derry, background vocals
Wendell Morrison, background vocals

Produced by Little Steven

Digitally remastered



Steven Van Zandt
is a musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, actor, human rights activist, and radio DJ. He is a founding member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band and a well known musician in his own right.

Along with recording and performing with his band Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul, Van Zandt is also a critically acclaimed producer for artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Artists United Against Apartheid, Darlene Love, Gary U.S. Bonds, Ronnie Spector, The Chesterfield Kings, The Cocktail Slippers, and The Breakers.

His other music production credits include Musical Director and Band Organizer for the Monday Night Football theme on ESPN featuring Hank Williams Jr. and the All-Star Band, 2007. He also acted as Film Music Supervisor and Soundtrack Executive Producer for Christmas with the Kranks, released by Sony Pictures, 2003.

Van Zandt’s songs have been recorded by artists such as Jackson Browne, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Cliff, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds, Nancy Sinatra, Brian Setzer, Darlene Love, and Black Uhuru.

Adding acting to his repertoire, Van Zandt became an original cast member on HBO's hit television series The Sopranos in 1999, playing the role of Silvio Dante from the show’s inception through the final season.

His television production credits include Executive Producer of ESPN’s New Year’s Eve with Little Steven’s Underground Garage (2005), and Executive Producer of the Cheap Trick or Treat Halloween Ball (2006).

In 2002 Van Zandt created the nationally syndicated radio show Little Steven's Underground Garage, which now reaches over 1.2 million listeners in North America, with affiliates across Western Europe (still working on France!), and broadcasting to over 50 countries around the world via Voice of America and American Forces Network. Van Zandt also created and programs two formats on Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, the Underground Garage (Sirius 25, XM 59) and the Outlaw Country channel (Sirius 63, XM 12).

2006 marked the beginning of Wicked Cool Records, the imprint Van Zandt started to further support traditional Rock and Roll, now called Garage Rock. Wicked Cool is home to twenty bands including The Chesterfield Kings, The Woggles, The Breakers, The Urges, The Len Price 3, and the Cocktail Slippers. Among the label’s releases are the critically acclaimed compilations featuring the best music from the contemporary Garage Rock scene, and the infamous Christmas A Go Go collection.

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