Fela Kuti – Army Arrangement


Army Arrangement is a 1985 studio album by Fela Kuti, originally released under the Knitting Factory Records label. The album consists of two tracks. Kuti recorded Army Arrangement with the Egypt 80 band and the tapes were sent to New York for mixing. Kuti was however arrested by the Nigerian government while attempting to leave for the United States. It was mixed by Bill Laswell with input from Sly Dunbar, Ayib Dieng and Bernie Worrell on drums and the keyboard. Fela later described “Army Arrangement” as one of his least favourite tracks saying “What Bill Laswell has done is not African music the way I hear it” and “anything that changes the natural sound of my instruments, I don’t use. I will not do music with computers and electronic gadgets because African music is natural sound.”

2019 Reissue
Label: Knitting Factory Records
Cat. #A050010


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