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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. Released December 7, 1985. 1. Sun City (Ft. Aerosmith, Afrika Bambaataa & Soulsonic Force, Anthrax, Bobby Womack, Bonnie Raitt, Bootsy Collins, Bootsy's Rubber Band, Bruce Springsteen, Carol Hitchcock, Club Nouveau, Darlene Love, The Deele, Diana Ross, Duke Bootee, El DeBarge, Fat Boys, George Clinton, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Hall & Oates, Hank Williams J. Janet Jackson, Jimmy Ruffin, Joey Ramone, Kenny G, Kurtis Blow, Lionel Richie, Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul, LL.

Artists United Against Apartheid was a 1985 protest group founded by activist and performer Steven Van Zandt (Little Steven) and record producer Arthur Baker to protest apartheid in South Africa. Apartheid was a system of racial segregation between years 1948 - 1994. The rights of the majority non-white inhabitants of South Africa were curtailed and white supremacy was maintained. Sun City was (and still is) a luxury casino and resort situated in South Africa. It was founded in the late 70's. Also many African American artists performed in Sun City during the apartheid. One of the controversial things about African American acts going to South Africa to play Sun City was that the South African government would label the artist "honorary whites". Their ears and minds must have been burning when hearing the Sun City lyrics: "Twenty-three million can't vote 'cause they're black.

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.

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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.


A Sun City 4:58
B Not So Far Away (Dub Version) 5:56

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Manhattan Records
  • Copyright (c) – Manhattan Records
  • Marketed By – EMI
  • Manufactured By – EMI
  • Distributed By – EMI
  • Pressed By – EMI Uden – 58689
  • Pressed By – EMI Uden – 58690
  • Printed By – EMI Services Benelux B.V.


  • Featuring – Afrika Bambaataa, Tony Williams*, Big Youth, Bob Dylan, Bob Geldof, Bobby Womack, Bonnie Raitt, Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Clarence Clemons, Darlene Love, Daryl Hall, David Ruffin, Duke Bootee, Eddie Kendrick*, The Fat Boys*, George Clinton, Gil Scott-Heron, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Herbie Hancock, Jackson Browne, Jimmy Cliff, Joey Ramone, John Oates, Kashif, Kurtis Blow, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Little Steven, Lou Reed, Malopoets, Michael Monroe, Miles Davis, Nona Hendryx, Pat Benatar, Pete Townshend, Peter Gabriel, Peter Garrett, Peter Wolf, Ray Barretto, Ringo Starr, Ron Carter, Ruben Blades, Run-Dmc, Scorpio , Shankar, Sonny Okosuns*, Stanley Jordan, Stiv Bator*, Tina B, Via Afrika, Will Downing, Zak Starkey
  • Producer – Arthur Baker, Little Steven


The artist royalties from this record are going to The Africa Fund.

℗ & © 1985 Manhattan Records
Marketed, Manufactured and Distributed by EMI
Printed in Holland by EMI Services Benelux B.V., Uden

Made in EEC (on label)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 099920 092771
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099920092771
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Label Code: LC 7365
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, variant 1): 006-2009277-A//58689-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, variant 1): 006-2009277-B//58690-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side A, etched [stamped: C 2], variant 2): 006-2009277-A//58689-1 C 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout Side B, etched [stamped: 1 C 3], variant 2): 006-2009277-B//58690-1 1 C 3

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
2009277 Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City ‎(7", Single) Manhattan Records 2009277 Spain 1985
MH-1634 Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City ‎(7", Pic) Manhattan Records MH-1634 Australia 1985
2009277 Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City ‎(7", Single) Manhattan Records 2009277 France 1985
F 50017 Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City ‎(7") Manhattan Records F 50017 New Zealand 1985
MT 7 Artists United Against Apartheid Sun City ‎(7", Pic) Manhattan Records MT 7 Ireland 1985