Rick James – Bustin’ Out Of L Seven (1979/2016) [HDTracks FLAC 24-bit/192kHz]

Rick James – Bustin’ Out Of L Seven (1979/2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 47:32 minutes | 1,88 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 47:32 minutes | 1,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | Artwork: Front cover

“Bustin’ Out of L Seven” is Rick James’ second album on Motown sub-label Gordy Records. This album was re-issued on CD in Germany and has become very rare and highly sought after by Rick James fans. Hard to find for many years, this 1979 platinum release includes the top 10 R&B hit “Bustin’ Out (On Funk)” and the top 40 R&B track “Fool On The Street”.

Rick James’ second album, Bustin’ Out of L Seven, maintained his status among R&B fans, almost topping the LP chart and spawning hits in the title track, “High on Your Love Suite,” and “Fool on the Street,” though none of them matched the popularity of the debut album’s “You and I” or “Mary Jane.” James managed an effective amalgam of recent R&B big-band styles, from Sly & the Family Stone to Earth, Wind & Fire and Funkadelic, overlaying the result with his jeeringly rendered sex-and-drugs philosophy. What was missing this time was a real pop crossover – if Come Get It! had suggested he could have the pop success of Earth, Wind & Fire, Bustin’ Out of L Seven threatened that his work would find as restricted an audience as Funkadelic, and without the critical cachet.


01 – Bustin’ Out (On Funk)
02 – High On Your Love Suite / One Mo Hit (Of Your Love)
03 – Love Interlude
04 – Spacey Love
05 – Cop ‘N’ Blow
06 – Jefferson Ball
07 – Fool On The Street
08 – Bustin’ Out (12″ Extended Mix) [Bonus Track]

Digitally Remastered in 2014.

FLAC 24-192


FLAC 24-96