Fẹla* And Afrika 70* ‎– Zombie

Barclay ‎– UICY-3471, Universal ‎– UICY-3471

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Tracks 3 & 4 previously unreleased.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
PMLP 1003 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(LP, Album) Coconut (3) PMLP 1003 Nigeria 1977 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
WRASS 048 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(CD, Album, RE, RM) Wrasse Records WRASS 048 UK 2001 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
KFR2025-4 Fẹla* And Afrika 70* Fẹla* And Afrika 70* - Zombie(8-Trk, Album, RE) Knitting Factory Records, Kalakuta Sunrise KFR2025-4 US 2018 Sell This Version

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


January 29, 2007
edited over 12 years ago

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.