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Boxset #3 Curated by Brian Eno [VINYL] Box set


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“Fela will live forever!” That was the anthem chanted by the million strong mourners as they paid their last respects at Fela’s funeral. Mention his name, not just in Nigeria, but anywhere in Africa and you can be sure that it will raise a smile and the soft, fond utterance “Fela!” The same can be said for the hip-hop universe, whether in New York, Tokyo, Sydney ... Read more in Amazon's Fela Kuti Store

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  • Vinyl (13 Oct. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 7
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Knitting Factory Records
  • ASIN: B00LT9I7YM
  • Other Editions: Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 98,990 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Knitting Factory Records is proud to release the third of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. Limited to 2000 pieces. These seven albums were chosen by long-time admirer, Brian Eno.

-London Scene (1971)
-Shakara (1972)
-Gentleman (1973)
-Afrodisiac (1973)
-Zombie (1976)
-Upside Down (1976)
-I.T.T. (1980)

Also included with the box set:
-12″x 12″ 12 page book that includes a forward from Brian Eno, album notes from Chris May, translated lyrics, and photos from Bernard Matussiere
-16.5″x 22.5″ poster

Fela's discography stretches from the mid 1960s with Fela Ransome Kuti & His Highlife Rakers, to the early 1990s with Egypt 80, and there are masterpieces all along the way. But the 1970s, with Africa 70 and then Afrika 70, was the decade during which Fela's Afrobeat went through its most dramatic changes - musically and politically.

Says Box set curator, Brian Eno, "Before about mid-September 1973 I didn't have much interest in polyrhythmic music. I didn't really get it. That all changed one Autumn day when I walked into Stern's Record Shop off Tottenham Court Road. For reasons I've long forgotten, I left the store with an album that was to change my life dramatically. It was Afrodisiac by Fela Ransome-Kuti (as he was then known) and his band The Africa 70. I remember the first time I listened and how dazzled I was by the groove and the rhythmic complexity, and by the raw, harsh sounds of the brass, like Mack trucks hurtling across highways with their horns blaring. Everything I thought I knew about music at that point was up in the air again. The sheer force and drive of this wild Nigerian stuff blew my mind. My friend Robert Wyatt called it 'Jazz from another planet' - and suddenly I thought I understood the point of jazz, until then an almost alien music to me."

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By K. Readman on 20 Dec. 2014
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Superb collection and fast delivery
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By Robert Slosarczyk on 5 Nov. 2014
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Fantastic boxset,thank you.
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Amazon.com: 4 reviews
Another Excellent volume in this Knitting Factory series of Fela box sets 21 Jan. 2015
By rgodinez - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Excellent selection on this box set. Brian Eno's choices span from Fela's early period of shorter compositions (Shakara/London Scene) to the full-fledged Afrobeat of Zombie and I.T.T. A must for Fela collectors. The poster and booklet are a major plus; all around another solid box set from Knitting Factory.
This is another great set. If you love Fela 28 Jan. 2015
By Tomkiki - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
This is another great set. If you love Fela, don't hesitate to purchase. I wish they would re-release Box 1, I missed out on that one.
Five Stars 17 Mar. 2015
By KS - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Amazing box set! Beautiful art and great quality pressing. Fela is a genius.
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Five Stars 3 Dec. 2014
By Gavin Taylor - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Fela on great vinyl !
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