Seven is the fifth studio album by the band Suns of Arqa, released in 1987 by Rocksteady Records. The album was produced by Suns of Arqa founder Michael Wadada.
It was not released on CD until 15 years later (ARKA CD 33125 in 2002), and was released with new artwork and a revised tracklisting. "Erasmus Meets The Earthling" and "'Govinda" were omitted in favour of new tracks "Ishwara" and "Sunarqastra", performed with László Hortobágyi. "Libera Me" was edited and renamed "He Did Not Die" (a title used previously for remixes of this track). The CD also featured "Give Love" from India?, "Ark of the Arqans" from Ark of the Arqans, and a live rendition of "Beyond the Beyond".
The two omitted tracks "Erasmus Meets The Earthling" and "Govinda (I Wait Each Day)", can be found on their compilation album, Land of a Thousand Churches, which was released in the early 1990s.
The band on this album were as follows:
Bass – Kendal Ernest (A1,A3-A6,B3), Lizard Logan (A2,A5,B3), Wayne Worm (B1,B2,B4,B5)
Cello – Colin Wood
Drums, Whistle [Pennywhistle] – Danny Sheals
Guitar, Producer – Wadada
Hurdy Gurdy – Cliff Stapleton
Keyboards – Steve Hopkins (B4)
Percussion – Graham Dids (B2,B5)
Piano, Keyboards – James Young (B1,B2,B5)
Saxophone, Organ [Hammond] – Moot Beret
Shenai, Santoor, Harmonium, Percussion [Naqqara] – Kadir Durvesh
Sitar – John Perkins (A4,A6), Khalid (A5)
Tabla – Sharda Sahai
Violin, Strings [Dombra] – Marek Miczyk
Voice – Daniel Broad (A5,B1,B2,B4,B5), Helen Watson (A1,A2), John Cooper Clarke (B3,B4), Prince Hammer (B4), Sanyogita Kumari (A4,A6), Sarah Wildwitch (A4), Professor Stanley Unwin (A5)
Voice, Bombarde – Denyse Macnamara (A3,B3)