The album is the sound of Afrobeat's maturation as a global music. Fela's Pidgin English lyrics extend his music's audience beyond Yoruba speakers and make his words understandable across the Anglophone world. In "Lady," Fela highlights the adoption of European social habits to the detriment of African culture. Shakara is a mainly instrumental track, with a brief lyric, sung in Yoruba, warning against boasters and braggarts. The song pacing is festive and typically up tempo, with boisterous horn arrangements, with strong solos from Fela on keyboards and the fearsome Igo Chico on tenor saxophone. This 50th anniversary edition is pressed on limited edition pink vinyl, with a gold foil obi strip, and is packaged with a bonus yellow 7" featuring covers of 'Lady' and 'Shakara' by London band Ezra Collective.