It's been nearly 20 years since Steven Van Zandt released a solo album. That long drought will end on May 19 when the charter E Street Band member affectionately known to millions as "Little Steven" will drop his sixth solo effort, Soulfire. The collection of all-new recordings of songs that span the Rock and Roll Hall of famer's career includes "Saint Valentine's Day," which fans will receive when they pre-order the album here.
The disc from Wicked Cool/Big Machine/UMe focuses on Van Zandt's signature "soul horns-meets-rock 'n' roll guitars" sound with his newest collection of the 15-strong backing band The Soul Disciples backing him. The album was arranged and produced by Van Zandt at his Renegade Studios in New York City and co-produced and recorded by Grammy-winner Geoff Sanoff (Fountains of Wayne, Stephen Colbert) and co-produced and music directed by guitarist Marc Ribler; the album was mixed by the legendary Bob Clearmountain (Rolling Stones, David Bowie), and Bob Ludwig (Led Zeppelin, Nirvana).