Fela* ‎– Box Set 1

£119.95 + shipping
(about $153.78)

Label:
Kalakuta ‎– 547 035-1
Format:
6 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Remastered
Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition, Numbered
Country:
Europe
Released:
1999
Genre:
Jazz, Funk / Soul
Style:
Afrobeat

Tracklist

Open & Close
A1 Fẹla Ransome Kuti* & The Africa '70* Open & Close 15:02
A2 Fẹla Ransome Kuti* & The Africa '70* Swegbe And Pako (Part 1) 5:41
B1 Fẹla Ransome Kuti* & The Africa '70* Swegbe And Pako (Part 2) 6:45
B2 Fẹla Ransome Kuti* & The Africa '70* Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo 9:17
Gentleman
C Fẹla Ransome Kuti* & The Afrika 70* Gentleman 14:32
D1 Fẹla Ransome Kuti* & The Afrika 70* Fefe Naa Efe 8:06
D2 Fẹla Ransome Kuti* & The Afrika 70* Igbe 8:14
Upside Down
E Sandra* Sings With Fela* & Africa 70 Upside Down
Vocals – Sandra Akanke Isidore
14:41
F Sandra* Sings With Fela* & Africa 70 Go Slow 14:43
Yellow Fever
G Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* & Afrika 70* Yellow Fever 15:21
H Fela Aníkúlápó Kuti* & Afrika 70* Na Poi 75 13:32
J.J.D (Johnny Just Drop!!) - Live!! At Kalakutta Republik
J Fela* J.J.D. (Part 1) 12:40
K Fela* J.J.D. (Part 2) 11:08
I.T.T. (International Thief Thief)
L Fela Áníkúlápó Kútì* & Afrika 70* I.T.T. (Part 1) 11:19
M Fela Áníkúlápó Kútì* & Afrika 70* I.T.T. (Part 2) 12:54

Companies, etc.

Notes

Limited box set holds six remastered Fela Kuti LPs with original artwork, six colour postcards and a 12-page colour booklet. Each box is numbered with a 4-digit number on box bottom and the same number in 5-digit-style on rear insert.

The set includes the following records:

LP 1 (sides A-B): Open & Close (Kalakuta Records / Barclay, 547 022-1, 1997, orig. 1971)
LP 2 (sides C-D): Gentleman (Kalakuta Records / Barclay, 547 023-1, 1997, orig. 1973)
LP 3 (sides E-F): Up Side Down (Kalakuta Records / Barclay, 547 024-1, 1997, orig. 1976)
LP 4 (sides G-H): Yellow Fever (Kalakuta Records / Barclay, 547 026-1, 1997, orig. 1976)
LP 5 (sides J-K): J.J.D (Johnny Just Drop!!) - Live!! At Kalakutta Republik (Kalakuta Records / Barclay, 547 025-1, 1997, orig. 1977)
LP 6 (sides L-M): International Thief Thief (I.T.T.) (Kalakuta Records / Barclay, 547 027-1, 1997, orig. 1980)

For detailed information see the linked releases above.

Rear insert:
Ⓟ 1997 FAK Ⓒ 1999 Barclay France, a PolyGram company. Under licence to Barclay France excluding Japan & Nigeria. Marketed and distributed by Barclay France, a PolyGram company.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 31454 70351 2
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC_A): 731454703512
  • Label Code: LC 0126
  • Price Code: PY 345

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G+; Records graded G+ may have seen frequent use over the years with adequate care, hold a lesser sheen with some light unfeelable marks throughout or may fit the above grades with some larger feelable marks or scuffs. Depending on the pressing and the specific instances of wear present, a G+ record may very well sound fantastic as-is or may require some EQing and a DJ cartridge to reach an enjoyable standard of playback.

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LPs are shipped well-protected and neatly presented with poly-lined innersleeves and new poly outersleeves.

Likewise, I have never purchased a 7” single as cleanly and well-presented than the standard set for every 7” single I send.
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