Release Date 1985
 Artist Artists Against Apartheid
 Record Label Manhattan / Razor Records
 Singles With U2 Sun City (1985)
 Promotional Releases Silver and Gold (1985)
Bono contributes vocals to the different mixes of "Sun City".  He also wrote and performs "Silver and Gold".
 TRACKLISTING (Click for Lyrics)
  • 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)
Bonus Track:
Silver and Gold: Features Bono, Keith Richards, and Ron Wood.  Words and music by Bono.
Sun City: Words and music by Little Steven. Drums: Ringo Starr, Zak Starkey, Keith LeBlanc, Tony Williams.  Guitars: Pete Townshend, Stanley Jordan, Little Steven.  Bass Guitar: Doug Wimbish.  Acoustic Bass: Ron Carter. Keyboards: Herbie Hancock, Richard Scher, Robbie Kilgore. Additional Keyboards: Zoe Yanakis.  Trumpet: Miles Davis.  Saxophone: Clarence Clemons.  Double Violin: Shankar.  Conga: Ray Barretto.  Talking Drum: Sonny Okosuns.  Scratchers: Jam Master Jay, D.J. Cheese. Drum Programming: Little Steven, Benjamin Newberry, Keith LeBlanc.  Background vocals by BLT: B.J. Nelson, Lottie Golden, Tina B.  Additional background vocals: Daryl Hannah, Kevin McCormick, The Dunnes Stores Strikers, Annie Brody Dutka, and the I.D.3: Gil Scott Heron, Robert Gordon, Steve Walker.
The year was 1985 when Bono joined forces with this group of artists who were concerned about Apartheid in South Africa.  The single was recorded in pieces and mixed together in studio.  Several remixes were done of the track as recorded, and the remainder of the album was filled out by solo recordings by members of the group.

Bono inspired by his meetings with several of these artists went back to his hotel room and wrote the song "Silver and Gold".  The song was quickly recorded for inclusion on the compilation with Keith Richards and Ron Wood of the Rolling Stones.

Vocals were contributed by the following artists: Grandmaster Melle Mel, Duke Bootee, Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow, Big Youth, David Ruffin, Pat Benatar, Eddie Kendrick, Bruce Springsteen, George Clinton, Joey Ramone, Jimmy Cliff, Daryl Hall, Darlene Love, Run DMC, Linton Kwesi, Johnson, Bonnie Raitt, Ruben Blades, John Oates, Lou Reed, Bobby Womack, Jackson Browne, Bob Dylan, Peter Garrett, Nona Hendryx, Kashif, and Bono.

  • This recording of "Silver and Gold" originally appeared on the Sun City album.  It was also released as a single.
  • "Sun City" which featured Bono on vocals also appeared as a single.
  • "Voices of Sun City" was a video which featured two interview segments with Bono and goes into more detail on the recording of this song.
  • "Silver and Gold" was later recorded by U2.  It appeared on the single for Where the Streets Have No Name as well as on the Best of 1980 - 1990 & B Sides album.  It also features on several promo releases which you can see in the By Song (S) section.
  • "Silver and Gold" was also recorded live and released on the Rattle and Hum album, as well as on several promo releases which you can see in the By Song (S) 
  • The Edge would work with Ron Wood on the Slide On This album.  Songs featuring the Edge would also appear on the singles for Show Me, Somebody Else Might and Stay With Me.
  • Adam Clayton would work with Little Steven on his Born Again Savage album.
 12" VINYL:
Catalog Information:
The Netherlands, EMI, 24 0467 1 USA, Manhattan, ST53109 
Track Listing:
As listed above without "The Last Remix".
Further Information:
Released on black vinyl.
Other Images:
Catalog Information:
The Netherlands, EMI, 24 0467 4 USA, Manhattan, 4XT-53019
Track Listing:
As listed above without "The Last Remix".
Further Information:
Released in a hardshell case.
Other Images:
 5" CD:
 USA Pressing, RE 2007
Label: Razor Records
UPC: 0 7989-22007-2 0
Package: Regular Jewel Case
Catalog Information:
USA, Razor, RE 2007
Track Listing:
As listed above with "The Last Remix"
Further Information:
Released in 1992.
Other Images:
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