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Con Funk Shun
7
Genres: Pop, R&B
 
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24-bit remastered reissue of 1981 funk classic, that's unavailable domestically, packaged in a digipak with original artwork, rare photos, & new sleevenotes. Mercury. 2003.

      
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All Artists: Con Funk Shun
Title: 7
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Universal UK
Original Release Date: 1/1/2004
Re-Release Date: 7/12/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Pop, R&B
Styles: Funk, Soul, Quiet Storm
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 044006369921, 0044006369921, 766482125647

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Album Description
24-bit remastered reissue of 1981 funk classic, that's unavailable domestically, packaged in a digipak with original artwork, rare photos, & new sleevenotes. Mercury. 2003.
 

CD Reviews

Real Funk & R&B
Armando M. Mesa | Chandler, AZ | 08/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One of the last true R&B funk bands from the 70's and 80's where it was all about the music and not about the bling-bling like so many of today's "artists" think the art of music itself is about...In fact, some of the newer and younger musical acts out there could really benefit from a lot of these old time classic funksters!...Only eight tracks and not a single piece of filler. From the smoldering funk-jam Bad Lady to the summer sizzlin' Santana-like inspired California 1 (makes me wanna go to Cali. while jammin' to this finely crafted tune), this is truly a masterpiece and a finely aged classic that only gets better with time by Con Funk Shun. The rhythm, the horns, the beat, the heart and soul, the lyrics of this once out of print production is simply for real !

For collectors of unforgettable fine-funk and those probably too young to remember this group (but wanna experience the real stuff), this is a must have ! Get it while it is still in print on this import cd before it goes off the radar again..."
A Word From One of The Songwriters
Bambi Shangri-La | Phoenix, AZ USA | 10/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I must say that, in all of my years since working on this album, these have been the most heart-felt reviews that this album has ever had. As the album cover designer, production assistant, and co-writer of three of the songs ("Bad Lady", "California 1" and "Promise You Love"), I know that the group worked really hard on this particular album because it represented the seventh album released by this seven member band. I wrote in the liner notes, "Renaissance goes by the number seven, the rebirth of life, love, liberty and legacy of hope....." to represent this album being a milestone in this phenomenal group's career. They went on to record 5 more albums before formally disbanding in 1986. By that time they had 5 gold albums and too many hit singles to name. I would like to thank all of the people who buy this great CD on behalf of my late husband of over 20 years, Con Funk Shun drummer and co-founder Louis A. McCall. (Did I forget to mention that I was also a "band-wife?) We appreciate your love and support."
My Favorite ConFunkShun recording... "7"
Cedric C. Carter | Asheville, North Carolina | 09/28/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have every CFS album and '7' is the best overall package that
this 70's funk band EVER recorded. Every song on this recording
is EXCELLENT!!! The four album CFS run of 'Candy', 'Spirit of Love', 'Touch', and '7' were the absolute BEST that Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate produced from 1979 to 1981. Candy was pure funk; Spirit of Love was funky but with a strong mellow flavor, Touch was super slammin' funk with some really 'sweet' ballads, but '7' was an extra special blend that (in my humble opinion) was the apex of CFS recordings. They never did (quite)
reach that level in their recordings after '7'.'Bad Lady'... gettin' the party stared; 'I'll Get You Back'...
leveling out the groove; 'Body Lovers'... funk gettin' sweaty now; 'Promise You Love'... obligatory ballad with some fine guitar work; 'If You're In Need'... one of my personal favorite mid-tempo JAMS (under-rated IMHP); 'Straight From the Heart'...
this is one of the BEST slow jams CFS ever recorded (absolutely beautiful!!!); 'A Song For You'... another under-rated favorite of mine (great driving music); and 'California 1'... classic guitar by Michael Cooper (another great song to drive your car to). It took me a long time to find this again on vinyl; but i am going to get this on CD very soon. As you can tell, I'm a BIG CFS fan. I saw these guys again in Connecticut in 2002 and they were FANTASTIC (even with the new members). Check them out if they are ever in your area... you won't be disappointed!"