The box includes six Fela Kuti albums that were handpicked by ?uestlove of The ROOTS, with painstakingly recreated original album artwork along with vintage vinyl label artwork.
Knitting Factory Records presents the first of the long-awaited vinyl reissues from the Fela Kuti catalog. This is the first in a series of curated Vinyl Box sets. These six albums were chosen by noted Fela-head, ?uestlove from The Roots. Each album features the painstakingly recreated authentic album artwork along with vintage vinyl labels.
Also included in the box is a poster from a 1986 Austin, TX Fela concert and a 12 page full-color booklet with an essay by ?uestlove and album descriptions by the veteran British music journalist, Chris May.
“It’s the story of Hip Hop”, says ?uestlove of this particular collection of Afrobeat masterpieces. “It’s the story of taking nothing and turning it into something.” The box set includes Everything Scatter (1975), Expensive Shit (1975), Fear Not For Man (1977), Sorrow Tears And Blood (1977), Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1986), and Beasts Of No Nation (1989), and is the first in a series of curated Fela box sets from the venue-affiliated imprint.
The box includes the albums:
Everything Scatter (1975)Expensive Shit (1975)Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense (1986)Beasts Of No Nation (1989)Fear Not For Man (1977)Sorrow Tears And Blood (1977)