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06.11.18
Maybe There’s A World
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Maybe There’s A World

Over the course of his career, Yusuf’s journey has become as much about his charitable work and philanthropy as it is about music. He has tirelessly used his public profile to draw attention to those in need across the globe. Privately he has also invested tremendous energy and resources into serving and supporting those in

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05.06.18
Catch Bull At Four
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Catch Bull At Four

After “Mona Bone Jakon”, “Tea for the Tillerman” and “Teaser and the Firecat” much was changing in Cat’s world and the road forward would prove to be complex and unpredictable. “Catch Bull” reflects these challenges as Cat begins to mine further and deeper into his spiritual core unearthing fascinating lyrical content.  Oh I’m on my

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04.05.18
I Wish, I Wish
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I Wish, I Wish

Cat Stevens entered Islam in 1977 and chose to adopt the name Joseph, but after a Muslim elder suggested that he use the Arabic pronunciation he acquiesced and became Yusuf. From both contemporary news articles and the public response it’s clear that there was considerable misunderstanding and no small amount of prejudice regarding this significant

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03.05.18
An Afternoon with Alun
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An Afternoon with Alun

It’s difficult to quantify the immense contribution that Alun Davies has made to Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ career. Not only do his delicate guitar playing and thoughtful vocal harmonies compliment Yusuf’s style perfectly but he has been a crucial friend and support from the time that the two first started working together. Indeed, it’s hard

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02.01.18
1968 – The Year Of Change
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1968 – The Year Of Change

It seems strange to celebrate the 50th anniversary of an event that almost killed Cat Stevens before he’d even reached his prime. However, being stricken down with near-fatal tuberculosis in 1968 can rightly be seen as the catalytic event that led to his blossoming into the artist and man of peace that the world knows

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01.16.18
Penny Appeal Winter Emergency Appeal
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Penny Appeal Winter Emergency Appeal

Yusuf is supporting the Penny Appeal Winter Emergency Campaign which aims to provide companionship and aid to the elderly and vulnerable during the cold winter months. He has recorded a version of a previously unreleased song called “Cup Of Tea”, which he originally wrote with friend Paul Ryan in 1969, to accompany Penny Appeal’s online campaign.  Penny

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