Genre: World
Size: 12"
Additional Artists: Roy Ayers The Africa '70
Format: 33RPM,


Fela Kuti Vinyl Box Set 6: Curated by Idris Elba 7LP Box Set

Fela Kuti

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Deluxe Edition 7LP Box Set!
Limited to 5,000 Sets Worldwide!

Knitting Factory Records and Partisan Records are proud to release the sixth installment of the much anticipated vinyl reissues 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 features the albums Open & Close, Music of Many Colors, Stalemate, I Go Shout Plenty!!!, Live In Amsterdam (2LP), 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.

Fela Kuti (1938-1997) was a Nigerian musician, producer, arranger, political radical, outlaw and the originator of Afrobeat. Since his untimely death in 1997 he has become a worldwide musical icon. A titanic musical and sociopolitical voice, Fela's legacy spans decades and genres, touching on jazz, pop, funk, hip-hop, rock and beyond.


  • Limited Edition - 5,000 Sets Worldwide
  • 7LP Box Set
  • Curated by Idris Elba
  • Albums Included: Open & Close, Music of Many Colors, Stalemate, I Go Shout Plenty!!!, Live In Amsterdam (2xLP) & Opposite People
  • Artwork for Each Album Meticulously Recreated from the Original Vinyl Pressings
  • 24-Page Booklet with Lyrics, Commentaries & Never-Before-Seen Photos
  • 16" x 14" Poaster Designed by Lemi Ghariokwu
  • Box with Lift-Off Lid


Open & Close

Side A:
  1. Open And Close
Side B:
  1. Swegbe And Pako
  2. Gbagada Gbagada Gbogodo Gbogodo

Opposite People

Side A:
  1. Opposite People
Side B:
  1. Equalisation Of Trouser And Pant


Side A:
  1. Stalemate
Side B:
  1. African Message (Don't Worry About My Mouth O)

Music of Many Colours

Side A:
  1. 2000 Blacks Got To Be Free
Side B:
  1. Africa - Centre Of The World

Live in Amsterdam

Side A:
  1. M.O.P (Movement Of The People)
  2. Political Statement Number 1 (Part 1)
Side B:
  1. M.O.P (Movement Of The People)
  2. Political Statement Number 1 (Part 2)
Side C:
  1. Customs Check Point
  2. Gimme Shit I Give You Shit (Part 1)
Side D:
  1. Gimme Shit I Give You Shit (Part 2)

I Go Shout Plenty

Side A:
  1. I Go Shout Plenty
Side B:
  1. Why Black Man Dey Suffer?

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