Fela Kuti

Box Set #5 Co-Curated By Chris Martin & Femi Kuti

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Record Label
Knitting Factory

About this item

Knitting Factory Records is proud to release the next installment of long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Box Set #5 was co-curated by Fela's son, world-renowned multi-instrumentalist and Afrobeat ambassador, Femi Kuti, and Chris Martin (Coldplay). This volume includes Why Black Man Dey Suffer, Noise for Vendor Mouth, Kalakuta Show, Excuse O, Ikoyi Blindness, Original Sufferhead, and Overtake Don Overtake Overtake. The artwork for each album has been meticulously recreated from the original vinyl pressings, alongside vintage vinyl label artwork.

Included in the box:

– 7 Vinyl LPs (Why Black Man Dey Suffer, Noise for Vendor Mouth, Kalakuta Show, Excuse O, Ikoyi Blindness, Original Sufferhead, and Overtake Don Overtake Overtake)

– 20-page full-color booklet featuring: introductions by Chris Martin and Femi Kuti, seven in-depth commentaries on each album by veteran music journalist and Afrobeat historian, Chris May; song lyrics; never before published photos of Fela Kuti; and stills taken from the 1982 Fela documentary Music Is The Weapon.

– 16x24” Poster designed by Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu, the creative force behind 29 of Fela‘s album covers.

Limited edition of 4000 worldwide.

STAFF COMMENTS

Matt says: Expansive, all-encompassing Fela project curated by Femi Kuti and Chris Martin. Limited edition and fully bolstered with goodies, this is a fine present for lovers of the Nigerian music icon.

TRACK LISTING

1)
Why Black Man Dey Suffer
Ikoyi Mentality Versus Mushin Mentality

2)
Noise For Vendor Mouth
Mattress

3)
Excuse-O
Mr Grammarticalogylisationalism Is The Boss

4)
Kalakuta Show
Don't Make Ganran Ganran (Te Je Je)

5)
Ikoyi Blindness
Gba Mi Leti Ki N'Dolowo (Slap Me, Make I Get Money)

6)
Original Sufferhead
Power Show

7)
Overtake Don Overtake Overtake (Part I)
Overtake Don Overtake Overtake (Part II)

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