Fela Kuti & Africa 70 - Fear Not For Man - LP Vinyl

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SKU:
c0005973
UPC:
720841204114

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Specifications

Album:
Fear Not For Man
Artist:
Fela Kuti & Africa 70
Format:
12" Vinyl
UPC:
720841204114

Description

Fear Not For Man was one of the first albums to be released by Fela following the sacking of his Kalakuta Republic compound by 1,000 soldiers on 18 February 1977. Fela, along with many other Kalakuta residents, was brutally beaten; his mother, then aged 77, was thrown out of a window, fracturing a leg. The army set fire to the compound, destroying six Afrika 70 vehicles, all Fela’s master tapes and band equipment, a four-track recording studio, and all the community members’ personal belongings. It is doubtful, contrary to some sources, Fear Not For Man was recorded after the attack – doubt which is dispelled by neither the gruesome front sleeve design, showing blood flowing down Fela’s face. His response came later, on albums such as Unknown Soldier (1979) and Coffin For Head Of State (1980); Fela’s practice of no longer performing a song live once he had released it on record is the reason for the two/three year gap between the attack and the release of these albums.
A Fear Not For Man 14:14
B Palm-Wine Sound (Instrumental) 15:25