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Fela Kuti

Box Set #6 - Curated by Idris Elba: Limited Vinyl 6LP Box Set


Release Date: 1 December, 2023

Knitting Factory Records and Partisan Records are proud to release the sixth installment of the much anticipated vinyl reissue box sets from the Fela Kuti catalog. 

Vinyl box #6 was curated by actor, producer, DJ, rapper and singer, Idris Elba, aka DJ Big Driis. This edition, out on December 1, features Open & Close, Music of Many Colors, Stalemate, I Go Shout Plenty!!!, Live In Amsterdam, and Opposite People. The artwork for each album has been meticulously recreated from the original vinyl pressings, alongside vintage vinyl label artwork. The box set is a limited edition of 5,000 worldwide. It includes a 24 page booklet featuring lyrics, commentaries by Afrobeat historian Chris May, and never before seen photos; as well as a 16” x 24” poster designed by Lemi Ghariokwu, the creative force behind many of Fela’s album covers. Previous box set curators include Chris Martin, Erykah Badu, Ginger Baker, Brian Eno, and Questlove.


Open & Close

A1) Open & Close

B1) Swegbe & Pako

B2) Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo

Music of Many Colors (Feat. Roy Ayers)

A1) 2000 Blacks Got to be Free

B1) Africa Centre of the World


A1) Stalemate

B1) Don't Worry About My Mouth O (African Message)

I Go Shout Plenty!!!

A1) I Go Shout Plenty!!!

B1) Why Black Men Dey Suffer?

Live In Amsterdam

A1) M.O.P. (Movement of the People) Political Statement Number 1 (Part 1)

B1) M.O.P. (Movement of the People) Political Statement Number 1 (Part 2)

C1) Custom Check Point

C2) You Gimme Shit I Give You Shit (Part 1)

D1) You Gimme Shit I Give You Shit (Part 2)

Opposite People

A1) O.P. (Opposite People)

B1) Equalisation of Trouser and Pant

Knitting Factory Records & Partisan Records
Vinyl Box Set