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  • Summary: The four-track (but with a two and a half hour runtime) live recording of Fela Kuti and Egypt 80 concert from November of 1986 at the Fox Theater in Detroit.
  • Record Label: Knitting Factory Records
  • Genre(s): Jazz, International, West African, African Traditions, Afro-Pop, Afro-beat, Jazz-Funk, Nigerian, Highlife
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 17, 2012
    100
    You'll wish you'd been there. You'll wish it would never end.
  2. May 17, 2012
    100
    This was Fela on classic form.
  3. May 17, 2012
    80
    This is not exciting music; it's a hypnotically paced political screed.
  4. May 25, 2012
    70
    The two hours and four tracks of Love In Detroit capture the mood and excitement of a Fela show during this second phase of his career. [Jun 2012, p.93]
  5. Aug 2, 2012
    70
    He doesn't sound very dangerous. Just glad to be out. [ Aug 2012, p.55]
  6. Jun 18, 2012
    70
    The sound quality isn't ideal, but Fela's bruising music is.
  7. Jul 18, 2012
    60
    There's still no room for the instrumental warm-up, so don't throw out that original bootleg. [Jun 2012, p.99]

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