Steve Van Zandt has announced the July 9th release of Little Steven & The Disciples Of Souls' concert collection, The Summer Of Sorcery Live! At The Beacon Theatre. Rolling Stone reported "The full Summer of Sorcery Live! concert film will be released on Blu-ray video, while audio-only versions will be available on a three-CD set and as a limited edition five-LP 180-gram 'Psychedelic Psorcery Pswirl' color vinyl box set, exclusively available via uDiscoverMusic and LittleSteven.com."
Among the highligts on the collection is a cameo by J. Geils Band frontman Peter Wolf, who guests on a cover of "Freeze Frame" and Van Zandt's Artists United Against Apartheid's 1985 call to arms, "Sun City."
According to the announcement: "The home video release contains an additional hour of live music, recorded between 2017 and 2019, that features an entire roster of special guests including Jimmy Barnes, Peter Garrett, Nick Gravenites, Sam Fender, Courtney Hadwin, Garland Jeffreys, E Street Band-mates Nils Lofgren, Jake Clemons, and Bruce Springsteen."
After two decades focusing on the E Street Band — along with his radio career, and acting work on The Sopranos and Lillyhammer — getting back to making his own music has meant the world to Steve Van Zandt: ["It's been absolutely wonderful for me reconnecting with my own work. I think it was absolutely essential that it happened and it's been very, very healthy for me and slowly trying to make that transformation back into being a frontman has been nothing but healthy. And it's gonna take me, y'know, a couple more years — if I ever get back where I was in the '80s — which, I had gotten quite good at it. And this band is just incredible — it's ridiculous."] SOUNDCUE (:24 OC: . . . incredible it's ridiculous)
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