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Listen To Cat Stevens/Yusaf Islam

Michael King "Mike"
The list author says: "Steven Demetre Georgiou was born in London on July 21, 1948. In 1965, he began performing under the name Steve Adams. He recorded the song "I Love My Dog," which led to Decca Records signing him under the name Cat Stevens, and assigning him to its newly formed Deram subsidiary in 1966. As Cat Stevens, he went on to achieve great success in England and America, especially with the classic albums "Tea For The Tillerman" (1970), and "Teaser And The Firecat" (1971). On December 23, 1977, Cat Stevens formally became a Muslim, and adopted the name Yusuf Islam. Notwithstanding this change, the 1978 album "Back To Earth" was credited to Cat Stevens.

After that album was released, Yusuf Islam auctioned off his worldly possessions, entered into an arranged marriage, had five children, and founded a Muslim school near London. He released several religious albums under the name Yusuf Islam from 1995 to 2003. On September 12, 2001, Yusuf released the following statement. "I wish to express my heartfelt horror at the indiscriminate terrorist attacks committed against innocent people of the United States yesterday. While it is still not clear who carried out the attack, it must be stated that no right-thinking follower of Islam could possibly condone such an action." In 2006, Yusuf Islam returned to secular songwriting and released the non-religious album, "An Other Cup." The artist known as Yusuf/Cat Stevens released the albums "Roadsinger" in 2009, and "Tell 'Em I'm Gone" in 2014."
Matthew & Son
Matthew & Son
"(1967)  Cat Stevens wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on his debut album, including "Matthew & Son" (#2 in England), "I Love My Dog" (#27 in England), and "Here Comes My Baby."  Bonus tracks include "School Is Out" (stereo version), and "Portobello Road" (single version)."
New Masters
New Masters
"(1967)  Cat Stevens wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on this album, including "The First Cut Is The Deepest," "Moonstone," and "Here Comes My Wife."
Mona Bone Jakon (Remastered)
Mona Bone Jakon (Remastered)
"(1970)  Cat Stevens wrote all of the songs on this album, including "Lady d'Arbanville," "Pop Star," "Katmandu," and "Mona Bone Jakon."
New Masters/Mona Bone Jakon
New Masters/Mona Bone Jakon
"This 2-CD set includes the albums "New Masters" (1967), and "Mona Bone Jakon" (1970)."
Tea For The Tillerman (Remastered)
Tea For The Tillerman (Remastered)
"(1970)  Cat Stevens wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on this album, including "Wild World" (#11 in 1971), "Father And Son," "Longer Boats," "Hard Headed Woman," and "Tea For The Tillerman."  The album peaked at #8 in Billboard's album chart."
Tea For The Tillerman
Tea For The Tillerman
"(1970)  The deluxe edition of this album has twelve bonus tracks, including "Wild World" (demo), "Where Do The Children Play?" (live version), and "Katmandu" (demo)."
Tea for the Tillerman: Live
Tea for the Tillerman: Live
"(1971)  This DVD includes Cat's concert at KCET Studios in Los Angeles.  Songs performed include "Moonshadow," "Where Do The Children Play?," "Wild World," and "Father And Son."
Teaser And The Firecat (Remastered)
Teaser And The Firecat (Remastered)
"(1971)  This album features the songs "Peace Train" (#7 in 1971), "Moonshadow" (#30 in 1971), "Morning Has Broken" (#6 in 1972), "The Wind," "Rubylove," and "Bitterblue."  The album peaked at #2 in Billboard's album chart."
Teaser And The Firecat (Deluxe)
Teaser And The Firecat (Deluxe)
"(1971)  The deluxe edition of this album has 10 bonus tracks, including "If I Laugh" (demo), "Changes IV" (demo), "How Can I Tell You" (demo), and "Peace Train" (live at the Royal Albert Hall)."
Catch Bull At Four (Remastered)
Catch Bull At Four (Remastered)
"(1972)  Cat Stevens wrote all of the songs on this album, including "Sitting" (#16 in 1972), "Can't Keep It In," "Angelsea," and "Silent Sunlight."  The album peaked at #1 in Billboard's album chart."
Foreigner (Remastered)
Foreigner (Remastered)
"(1973)  Cat Stevens wrote all of the songs on this album, including "The Hurt" (#31 in 1973), "Foreigner Suite," "How Many Times," "Later," and "1001 Dream."  The album peaked at #3 in Billboard's album chart."
Buddha And The Chocolate Box (Remastered)
Buddha And The Chocolate Box (Remastered)
"(1974)  Cat Stevens wrote all of the songs on this album, including "Oh Very Young" (#10 in 1974), "Ready" (#26 in 1975), "Music," "Ghost Town," and "King Of Trees."  The album peaked at #2 in Billboard's album chart."
Greatest Hits (Remastered)
Greatest Hits (Remastered)
"(1975)  This 12-song collection includes "Another Saturday Night" (#6 in 1974), "Two Fine People" (#33 in 1975), "Wild World" (#11 in 1971), "Peace Train" (#7 in 1971), and "Father And Son."  The album peaked at #6 in Billboard's album chart.  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
Numbers (Remastered)
Numbers (Remastered)
"(1975)  Cat Stevens wrote all of the songs on this album, including "Banapple Gas" (#41 in 1976), "Land O'Freelove & Goodbye," and "Novim's Nightmare."  The album peaked at #13 in Billboard's album chart."
Cat Stevens Complete: Songs from 1970-1975
Cat Stevens Complete: Songs from 1970-1975
Cat Stevens: Majikat Special Edition
Cat Stevens: Majikat Special Edition
"(1976)  This 2-disc (1 CD, 1 DVD) set includes Cat Stevens' performances of "Lady DÂ’Arbanville," "Wild World," "Moonshadow," "Two Fine People," "Father & Son," and "Peace Train."
Izitso
Izitso
"(1977)  This album includes the songs "(Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard" (#33 in 1977), "(I Never Wanted) To Be A Star," "Life," and "Was Dog A Doughnut?" (an instrumental).  The album peaked at #7 in Billboard's album chart."
Back to Earth
Back to Earth
"(1978)  Cat Stevens wrote or co-wrote all of the songs on this album, including "Bad Brakes," "Just Another Night," "Last Love Song," "New York Times," and "Never."  The album peaked at #33 in Billboard's album chart."
Footsteps In The Dark - Greatest Hits 2 (Remastered)
Footsteps In The Dark - Greatest Hits 2 (Remastered)
"(1984)  This 14-song collection includes "The Hurt" (#31 in 1973), "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out," "Where Do The Children Play?," and "The Wind."  RECOMMENDED!"
Classics, Volume 24: Cat Stevens
Classics, Volume 24: Cat Stevens
"(1990)  This 20-track collection includes "Moon Shadow" (#30 in 1971), "Morning Has Broken" (#6 in 1972), "Sitting" (#16 in 1972), "Oh Very Young" (#10 in 1974), and "Tuesday's Dead."  RECOMMENDED!"
Life of the Last Prophet
Life of the Last Prophet
"(1995)  This spoken-word, religious album includes "Call To Prayer," and "Night Journey."  It also includes the song "Tala'a Al-Badru 'Alayna."
Prayers of the Last Prophet
Prayers of the Last Prophet
"(1999)  This religious album includes "Travel Prayers," "Prayer For Children," and "Salli 'Ala Muhammed."
The Very Best Of Cat Stevens
The Very Best Of Cat Stevens
"(2000)  This 20-song collection includes The First Cut Is The Deepest," "Another Saturday Night" (#6 in 1974), "Majik Of Majiks," "Can't Keep It In," and "I've Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old" (previously unreleased).  VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
I Have No Cannons That Roar
I Have No Cannons That Roar
"(2000)  Recorded by various artists during the Bosnian War, the songs on this album were written by a Bosnian pilot who died when his plane was shot down on a mercy mission.  Yusuf Islam performs the song "The Little Ones."
A Is for Allah
A Is for Allah
"(2000)  This album covers the basics of the Islamic religion through songs based on the 28 letter Arabic alphabet.  It includes "A: Allah" by Yusuf Islam, Zain Bhikha, and the Islamia School Chorus, and "Z: Zill" by Yusuf Islam and Zain Bhikha."
Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens
"(2001)  This 4-CD, 79-song box set includes hit songs, essential album tracks, live performances, and previously unreleased rarities, such as the song "Honey Man" (with Elton John).  I give this box set MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!"
I Look I See
I Look I See
"(2003)  This album of childrenÂ’s music includes the songs "I Look, I See" by Yusuf Islam, and "Sing Children Of The World" by Kids of Sa."
Night Of Remembrance: Live At Royal Albert Hall
Night Of Remembrance: Live At Royal Albert Hall
"(2003)  This concert was performed at the Royal Albert Hall in October of 2003.  Songs performed by Yusuf Islam include "I Look, I See," "God Is The Light," and "Peace Train '03."
Gold
Gold
"(2005)  This 2-CD, 32-song collection includes "Matthew & Son," Hard Headed Woman," "Peace Train" (#7 in 1971), "Morning Has Broken" (#6 in 1972), "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)," and "Indian Ocean."  VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
Chronicles (Long)
Chronicles (Long)
"(2006)  This 3-CD box set includes remastered versions of the albums "Mona Bone Jakon" (1970), "Tea For The Tillerman" (1970), and "Teaser And The Firecat" (1971).  HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!"
Cat Stevens
Cat Stevens
"(2006)  This is the same 4-CD, 79-song box set that was released in 2001.  It starts with the 1965 demo "Back To The Good Old Times."  It concludes with the 1997 song "God Is The Light," credited to Yusuf Islam.  I give this box set MY HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION!"
Footsteps In The Light
Footsteps In The Light
"(2006)  This collection of songs Yusuf Islam recorded from 1981 to 2006 includes "The Wind," "Wild World (Bana, Bana)," and "The Adhan (Call to Prayer)."
An Other Cup (U.S. domestic standard)
An Other Cup (U.S. domestic standard)
"(2006)  Credited to Yusuf Islam, this album includes the songs "Heaven/Where True Love Goes," "I Think I See The Light," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and "Green Fields, Golden Sands."
Other Cup
Other Cup
"(2006)  The import version of the album includes the bonus track "There Is Peace."  It also includes a 34-page, hard-bound book."
Yusuf's Cafe Session
Yusuf's Cafe Session
"(2007)  This concert includes Yusuf's acoustic performances of "The Wind," "Midday (Avoid City After Dark)," "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," and "Peace Train."
Dear Mr. Fantasy Featuring the Music of Jim Capaldi and Traffic: A Celebration for Jim Capaldi
Dear Mr. Fantasy Featuring the Music of Jim Capaldi and Traffic: A Celebration for Jim Capaldi
"(2007)  A concert was held at the Roundhouse in London, to pay tribute to the late Jim Capaldi of Traffic, and to raise money for the Landmark Trust.  Songs perfomed include "Man With No Country" by Yusuf Islam."
I Look I See 2
I Look I See 2
"(2008)  The second volume of childrenÂ’s music includes the songs "All Of The Prophets," and "Heart Of A Muslim."
Roadsinger
Roadsinger
"(2009)  Yusuf Islam wrote all of the songs on this album, and also served as the producer.  It includes "Welcome Home," "World O' Darkness," "All Kinds Of Roses," and "Roadsinger."
Tell 'Em I'm Gone
Tell 'Em I'm Gone
"(2014)  This album includes the songs "I Was Raised In Babylon," "Big Boss Man," "Dying To Live," "You Are My Sunshine," "Cat & The Dog Trap," and "Tell 'Em I'm Gone."
Why I Still Carry A Guitar: The Spiritual Journey of Cat Stevens to Yusuf (in Arabic)
Why I Still Carry A Guitar: The Spiritual Journey of Cat Stevens to Yusuf (in Arabic)
"Cat Stevens was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014."