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Vinyl Box Set #6 (Compiled by Idris Elba) Vinyl 7LP Boxset

Knitting Factory RecordsSKU fr-5011

6 cult classics from afrobeat icon, previously unavailable or out-of-print since the 70s
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Six cult classic out-of-print albums from the prolific & iconic Fela Kuti! Following previous installments curated by Ginger Baker, Questlove, Erykah Badu, Brian Eno and Chris Martin, Fela Box #6 includes 6 of the Black President's albums carefully selected by actor, DJ, producer and rapper (and Stringer!) Idris Elba. Knitting Factory Records have done a fine job keeping Kuti's most in-demand records in print; case in point - 1971's Open & Close, reissued in 2021 and included here. With the exception of a pair of super limited RSD editions in 2016, the rest of the LPs in this set have never been repressed on vinyl since their original release in the 1970s and 80s. Includes the albums Open & Close, Music of Many Colors (Feat. Roy Ayers), Stalemate, I Go Shout Plenty!!!, Live In Amsterdam, and Opposite People, each packaged in their own full-color sleeve with carefully recreated artwork and center labels. Also includes a 16" x 24" poster designed by Nigerian artist Lemi Ghariokwu (he designed 29 of Kuti's album covers), plus a 24-page full-color booklet with lyrics, commentaries by Afrobeat historian Chris May, never before seen photos and introduction from Idris Elba. Limited to 5000 sets worldwide, recommended!

  • black 7xLP vinyl pressing
  • compiled by Idris Elba
  • housed in deluxe box enclosure w/ individual full color sleeves for each album
  • includes 24 page booklet + foldout poster
  • limited edition of 5000 copies
  • music label: Knitting Factory Records 2023
reviewed by nasty canasta 10/2023
UPC: 720841400813


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