Incoming: Another Fela Kuti Box, This One Compiled by Eno

Fela box Eno

Number 3 in a series – collect ‘em all!

By Fred Mills

Two of our most cherished vinyl artifacts from the past several years have been Fela Kuti box sets, one compiled by ?uestlove and the other by Ginger Baker, and now Knitting Factory has announced the third installment—this one assembled with love, care and obsession by none other than Brian Eno. Check out a video teaser trailer featuring Mr. E:

The albums contained in the box—the booklet will include Eno’s appreciation plus annotation comments by Chris May—will be London Scene (1971), Shakara (1972), Gentleman (1973), Afrodisiac (1973), Zombie (1976), Upside Down (1976), and I.T.T. (1980). Meanwhile, Knitting Factory continues to reissue Fela on vinyl, so even if you can’t find the previous two installments of the box series the individual albums shouldn’t be that hard to track down.

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