Fẹla* And Afrika 70* ‎– Zombie

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Original LPs have 2 tracks: "Zombie" and "Follow Follow" (sometimes "Mister Follow Follow"). CD reissues add 2 bonus tracks recorded live at the 1978 Berlin Jazz Festival.

This Master Release is intentionally distinct from the foreign "Zombie" compilation, Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie, which does not include "Follow Follow".

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Zombie
Follow Follow

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMLP 1003 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Album) Polydor PMLP 1003 Ghana 1976 Sell This Version
CRLP 511 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP) Creole Records CRLP 511 UK 1977 Sell This Version
9199 464 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP) Mercury 9199 464 France 1977 Sell This Version
PMLP 1003 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Album) Coconut (3) PMLP 1003 Nigeria 1977 Sell This Version
6338 864 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Album, RE) Mercury 6338 864 Netherlands 1977 Sell This Version
CELL 6116 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Album) Celluloid CELL 6116 US 1985 Sell This Version
UICY-3471 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(CD) Barclay, Universal UICY-3471 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
WRASS 048 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wrasse Records WRASS 048 UK 2001 Sell This Version
314 549 383-2 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(CD, Album, RM) MCA Records 314 549 383-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
549 383-2, 549 383 2 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(CD, Album, RM) Barclay, Universal 549 383-2, 549 383 2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
549 383-1 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Album, RE) Barclay 549 383-1 France 2001 Sell This Version
none Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(4xFile, ALAC, Album, RE) Knitting Factory Records none US 2010
OTCD-2266 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Knitting Factory Records, Octave OTCD-2266 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
KFR-1015 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(CD, Album, RE) Knitting Factory Records KFR-1015 US 2010 Sell This Version
KFR2024-1VM Fela Anikulapo Kuti & The Africa '70 Zombie(LP, Club, Ltd, Num, RE) Vinyl Me, Please KFR2024-1VM US 2014 Sell This Version
KFR2025-1 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Album, RE) Knitting Factory Records KFR2025-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
KFR-2025-1 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Tra) Knitting Factory Records KFR-2025-1 US 2017 Sell This Version

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zibnik

zibnik

January 26, 2017
referencing Zombie, LP, Album, RE, KFR2025-1
The vinyl in one edge is flat and on the other is sharp. Rainbow pressing plant...
ehalperin

ehalperin

January 15, 2017
referencing Zombie, LP, Album, Club, Ltd, Num, RE, Tra, KFR-2025-1
Sound quality is stellar. Top notch. Dead quiet end to end
MimmwaRecords

MimmwaRecords

January 4, 2017
referencing Zombie, CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap, OTCD-2266
Does anyone know whether Mistake (Live At The Berlin Jazz Festival - 1978) can be found on any vinyl release please? Thanks
MimmwaRecords

MimmwaRecords

January 4, 2017
referencing Zombie, CD, UICY-3471
Does anyone know whether Mistake (Live At The Berlin Jazz Festival - 1978) can be found on any vinyl release please? Thanks,
sudont

sudont

September 1, 2016
referencing Zombie, LP, Album, CELL 6116
I wish people would include matrix info when they create a submission. I'm not sure whether I have a different release, or not, but my Celluloid version has the original cover art inset, both front and back.
skiptrack

skiptrack

August 6, 2014
referencing Zombie, LP, Album, PMLP 1003

This is possibly the best album Fela ever made. Pressed in Ghana because the government of Nigeria was persecuting Fela because of his political views, after making ZOMBIE, the army and police stormed Fela's compound and burned it to the ground. This led to the next album, KALAKUTA SHOW. I was privileged to attend a Fela show at The Shrine, the only white man there, apart from my assistant engineer who I dragged along with me. It was an unforgettable experience.
What makes this album my personal favourite, too, is the B side: Mr Follow Follow, a great track.
jussumen

jussumen

January 29, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
referencing Zombie, CD, UICY-3471

This is FUNK with rhythms sharp as a knife and always On point. What amazes me is the sheer joy i get from listening to this Brass heavy Afro Beats. Besides some African Chants we hear mainly the Saxophone + Trumpet of Fela Kuti, who rivals only Miles Davis in perfection. The sounds couldn't be more different, though. While Miles explores the borders of Jazz, Fela stays within the traditional Jazz and Rock vein, but with the many colours of his fantastic Backing Band, with an army of Dancers and Singers he brings that special flavour and innoovation. Til today you won't find any other musician from Africa that has such a vibrant and direct energetic sound. ZOMBIE must be one of his best records.
This tracklisting on this very pressing is very special. Only Tracks 1 + 2 were originally released as the ZOMBIE LP back in 1978.
The additional Tunes couldn't be more different. While "Observation is Not a Crime" fits perfectly with the 2 Original trax Track 4 is a Live Recording from his triumphant Jazz Live Show in Berlin back in 1978. He had such a massive success back then and you hear the audience cheering him (and the exotic Dancers..) up most of the time. He hit a nerve with his revlutionary style.
Here he plays another amazing Solo and you hear lots of Bongos and Congo Drums. Still the music flows free for most of the 15 minutes. This music is so alive - even today ; you wonder how this is possible. Timeless Sounds from a Continent that seems to be further away from Europe & The US than ever before. Thank God for giving his people such a charismatic Messenger. He had about the same effect for his people and his country as Bob Marley had for Jamaica.