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Fela Kuti – Original Sufferhead

1981

Original Sufferhead, Extended version is part of Fela Kuti‘s 50th anniversary special reissues, included in Vinyl Box #5, limited to 4000 copies worldwide.

Box Set #5 was co-curated by Femi Kuti & Chris Martin (of Coldplay).

While preparing the masters for Box Set #5, audio engineer extraordinaire Colin Young discovered four minutes of “lost” material on the B-side of an original 1981 pressing, which includes a superb keyboard solo by Fela that had been omitted from subsequent reissues. The restored version used here starts and finishes with Fela’s keyboard work, a typically venturesome blend of futurism and visceralism.

Original Sufferhead – original version (without Fela’s keyboard solo)
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