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Fela Kuti - Original Suffer Head Light Green Vinyl LP

Original price £19.99 - Original price £19.99
Original price
£19.99
£19.99 - £19.99
Current price £19.99
Condition: New
Light Green Vinyl LP
Catalogue Number: KFR2039-3
Barcode: 720841205234
Record Grading: Mint (M)
Sleeve Grading: Mint (M)
Condition Note: Brand New

Track Listing / Description
A1 Original Sufferhead
B1 Power Show
 
This edition of Original Sufferhead is a major event. With the release of box set #5, and now on this reissue, the title track of this magnificent album is presented in its full-length, 25 minutes 24 seconds glory. While preparing the master disc for the box set, Colin Young discovered four minutes of "lost" material on the B-side of the original pressing, including a superb keyboard solo by Fela. This 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 was the first album Fela released under Egypt 80's name (he had disbanded Afrika 70 in 1979).
 
On the title track, arguing from the personal to the political, Fela describes the inhuman treatment and poor living conditions experienced by working class Nigerians, the people he called sufferheads. In "Power Show," Fela sings about the two-tier system dividing Nigerian society, in which the rich get treated one way and the poor another.