Steven Van Zandt Will Release ‘RockNRoll Rebel’ Box Set With Rare Performances Included
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Out This Month
Steven Van Zandt is set to release a CD/DVD version of his box set, “RockNRoll Rebel”. It will now include three rare concert films – Live at the Ritz 1987, Live at Rockpalast 1984 and Live at Rockpalast 1982. The limited edition collection was released originally on December 6, 2019 and it featured his first six solo studio albums, more than 50 previously unreleased tracks, and a mix of demos, studio outtakes, b-sides, remixes, and live performances.
This new version will be out on July 31 and throughout the month, Van Zandt will release his six LPs individually along with a concert DVD – Freedom — No Compromise with Live at the Ritz 1987 on July 10, Voice of America with Live at Rockpalast 1984 on July 17, and Men Without Women with Live at Rockpalast 1982 on July 31. The first two LPs Revolution and Born Again Savage are currently available while Sun City‘s release date is on July 24.
Van Zandt is selecting performances from the DVDs and streaming them on YouTube. On June 30, he dropped the live version of “Trail of Broken Treaties” recorded at the New York City rock club.
Speaking about the song, he said in a statement: “‘Trail’ was one of the two songs dedicated to Native Americans on my Freedom – No Compromise album, the other being ‘Leonard Peltier,’ an American Indian Movement activist that was tragically, wrongfully imprisoned. I’m currently on my fifth president trying to get him out. ‘Trail’ referred specifically to the ‘Trail of Tears’ forced relocation of tens of thousands of Native Americans from the Southeast to across the Mississippi River following the Indian Removal Act of 1830, and symbolically to the hundreds of broken treaties with Native America.”
Check it out below.