Yusuf's Cafe Session
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The former Cat Stevens presents beautiful new songs, great old footage and an interview along with his biography on this new DVD. The concert is extremely well played and there's bonus footage with Yusuf on a couch playing a few old faves! There are new music videos as well. A very nice package!
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1.Storytime- Documentary 2.The Wind 3.Midday 4.Don't Be Shy 5.Maybe There's A World 6.Midday (Avoid City After Dark) Settee Version 7.Where Do The Children Play 8.The Little Ones 9.I Think I See The Light 10.Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood 11.Heaven / Where True Love Goes 12.The Beloved 13.The Beloved 14.Father & Son 15.Wild World (Zulu Version) 16.Peace Train
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Yusuf adds only a few comments here and there between songs. Not preachy, in my opinion, just reminders of the realities that face our world, and his plea for reconciliation and understanding. Nor is this show all 'heavy' - as he warms up to the audience and the performance itself he seems downright giddy at times, clearly enjoying this opportunity to spread a little light.
His older songs are recreated here with amazing clarity and life. His songs from An Other Cup are outstanding and belong right alongside the tunes from Tillerman, Teaser and Harold & Maude. Heaven (True Love) is a near perfect song that will be a highlight of his shows, should we all be fortunate enough to convince him to tour.......!?! <hint>
The DVD is well produced with fairly decent camera angles and such. Doesn't bounce around too fast like so many concert DVDs. The sound is fantastic at least on my middle-of-the-road home system and the stage mix sounds just right, esp the balance of guitar and piano.
This is easily a 5 star for me. Only regrets are the set list (wish I could have scribbled in Majik of Majiks, Daytime, and a couple others, though I realize some contain themes he can no longer really sing about - Fill My Eyes, Sun/C79, etc) and the audience ! Maybe they were acting on some instructions or something but the crowd seems quite subdued - hard to watch while I am jumping up and down in my living room, or crying, depending on the song.
Only other comment is that the song "The Little Ones" might be rough on young, sensitive ears... I need to listen to the intro again but I think he dedicates it to the children lost at Beslan and in other modern tragedies. The verses are a bit haunting - appropriate, sadly, but haunting.
All in all a spectacular show that deserves a very broad audience.
The BBC documentary was very interesting. Another must-watch documentary from BBC...
In one of the last videos, he plays guitar on his sofa and sings. He is this kind of super star and I love that!
If you used to like Cat Stevens songs and if you believe in change, I bet you will like Yusuf and his new songs.