FELA KUTI - BOXSET #5 CO-CURATED BY CHRIS MARTIN & FEMI KUTI VINYL (7LP BOXSET + BOOKLET & POSTER)
7LP VINYL BOXSET + BOOKLET & POSTER
Release Date: 10th December 2021
"Knitting Factory Records are proud to release the next instalment 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 alongside the seven vinyl LPs are a 20-page full-colour booklet featuring introductions by Chris Martin and Femi Kuti, 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’, plus a 16” x 24” poster designed by Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu, the creative force behind 29 of Fela‘s album covers."