Fela Kuti - Army Arrangement

Limited Black Vinyl LP Record Reissue

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Army Arrangement is a studio album by Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, originally released in 1984 via Barclay Records.

Army Arrangement is about Nigeria’s attempt at ‘democracy’ in 1979 after more than a decade of military rule. In 1970, Nigeria emerged from a three-year Biafra civil war with the largest standing army in black Africa, no financial debts – careering along on at least two million barrels of sulphur-low oil, pumped daily into the world market. With such revenue invested prudently in the Nigerian economy, there should be no reason for any Nigerian to live below the poverty line. However, with persistent scandals of corruption as the standard in every administration since independence, the army has lost all credibility to effect any change in the system. Especially since the arrival of the military in the political arena created the illusion of a peaceful ‘democratic’ participation in government. With the daily running of government carried out by civilians who reported to military bosses, Fela, I this song, calls on the people to be bold enough to criticize the government, because fear of the man with the gun would not put an end to the sufferings of the masses, who eventually pay for government mismanagement.

This limited LP record is on black vinyl with a printed insert, reissued in February 2020 via Knitting Factory Records.







Army Arrangement (Instrumental)



Army Arrangement (Vocal)


SKU 720841205418
Record Label Knitting Factory Records
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number KFR2041-1
Country US - United States
Release Date (Year) 07 February 2020
Original Release Date (Year) 01 January 1984
Barcode # 720841205418
Shipping Weight 0.2300kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Insert, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre World & Reggae

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