Cat Stevens – Cat Stevens

4 06 2010

Listened: Wednesday June 2

OK, this is where I start cheating. I don’t actually have a real Cat Stevens best-of album. I’ve made my own out of songs I downloaded over the years. It includes: The Wind, Trouble, If You Want To Sing Out, Don’t Be Shy, Peace Train, Another Saturday Night, I Think I See The Light, I Wish, The First Cut Is The Deepest, Here Comes My Baby, Where Do The Children Play, Wild World, Miles From Nowhere, Tea For The Tillerman, and Morning Has Broken.

My love affair with Cat Stevens’ music began in high school when we watched Harold and Maude in AS English class. There are 7 or 8 of his songs in that movie and it just wouldn’t be the same without them (though it’s also a great movie on its own merits). The songs are so important, Cat is almost a character in the movie.

I think he’s one of the most underrated pop songwriters ever. No one realizes  he’s the one who wrote First Cut or Wild World! I haven’t heard any of his new music since he’s come back to releasing albums again, as Yusuf Islam. I should check them out and see if he’s still got it.



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3 01 2011
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