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Yusuf Islam / Cat Stevens

Cat Stevens in Boeblingen, Germany 1976
Background information
Birth name Steven Demetre Georgiou
Also known as Steve Adams, Yusuf
Born 21 July 1948 (1948-07-21) (age 61)
London, England
Genres Folk rock
Soft rock[1]
Pop rock[2] Nasheed
Spoken Word
Hamd
Occupations Singer-songwriter, Musician, Philanthropist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Mellotron, Percussion
Years active 1966–1980 (as Cat Stevens)
1995–2006 (as Yusuf Islam)
2006–present (as Yusuf)
Labels Deram (1966-1969)
Island (1970-1980)
A&M (1970-1980)
Polydor, Jamal Records, Atlantic/Ya Records
Associated acts Alun Davies
Website www.yusufislam.org.uk
Notable instruments
[citation needed]
Epiphone Casino
Epiphone EJ-200
Fender Rhodes
Fender Telecaster
Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop
Gibson ES-335
Gibson J-200
Hagstorm BJ12
Ovation Guitar
.Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou; 21 July 1948),[3] commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British musician.^ Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou on 21 July 1948 in London) performed as Cat Stevens from 1966 to 1978.

^ Yusuf Islam, Formerly Cat Stevens, the British musician & one of the world's most famous reverts to Islam .

^ Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou , 21 July 1948), [1] best known by his former stage name Cat Stevens , is a British musician of Greek Cypriot and Swedish ancestry.
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.He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist, and prominent convert to Islam.^ Our guest is Yusuf Islam, the singer-songwriter convert to Muslim.
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^ He is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam.
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^ The sultan (portrait below) provided an excellent education for Bobowski, with the result was that the Pole converted to Islam and took the name Ali Ufki.
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[4]
.His early 1970s record albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified as Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the United States; his album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone, and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks.^ Catch Bull At Four lyrics [1972] .

^ It's from one of my early albums.
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^ He also toured and worked on his sixth album, Catch Bull at Four.
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.He has also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years, for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", which has been a hit single for four different artists.^ The first singles were hits.
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^ October 2006, awarded Songwriter of the Year for the second year running, for the same song "The First Cut Is the Deepest".
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^ He has also earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in consecutive years, for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", which has been a hit single for four different artists.
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.Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame in December, 1977,[5] and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam, the following year.^ Our guest is Yusuf Islam, the singer-songwriter convert to Muslim.
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^ On December 23, 1977, Stevens formally became a Muslim and adopted the name Yusuf Islam .
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^ The singer embraced Islam in 1977 at the height of his fame.
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.In 1979, he auctioned all his guitars away for charity[6] and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community.^ Muslim faith and musical career .
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^ In 1979 he auctioned all his guitars away for charity [3] and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community.
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^ In 1979 he auctioned all his guitars away for charity and left his music career to devote himself to educational and philanthropic causes in the Muslim community.
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.He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace.^ He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace.
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^ He received the award "as a result of the work he has done to increase peace in the world".
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^ Yusuf successfully sued for libel and received a substantial out-of-court financial settlement and apologies from the newspapers stating that he had never supported terrorism and acknowledging that he had recently been given a Man of Peace award from the private Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Committee.
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.In 2006, he returned to pop music, with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup.^ In 2006, he returned to pop music, with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup.
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^ In 2006, he returned to pop music, with his first album of new pop songs in 28 years, entitled An Other Cup .
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^ The former Cat Stevens picks up where he left off On March 1 of this year, Moslem philanthropist Yusuf Islam returned to the live stage at London's Porchester Hall - playing his first concert in 28 years.
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.He now goes professionally by the single name Yusuf.^ He now goes by the single name Yusuf .
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^ Singer Cat Stevens, who now goes by the Muslim name Yusuf Islam, is to stage a concert in Sarajevo, Bosnia, next weekend to promote peace and tolerance, the weekly Ljiljan newspaper reported yesterday.
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[7] His newest album, Roadsinger, was released on 5 May 2009.

Contents

Early life (1948–1965)

.Steven Georgiou was the third child of a Greek-Cypriot father, Stavros Georgiou (b.^ Steven Georgiou was the third child of a Greek-Cypriot father, Stavros Georgiou (b.
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^ Georgiou was born in London, England, the third child of a Greek Cypriot father and a Swedish mother.

^ The youngest of three children, Steven Demetre Georgiou was born in 1948 to Greek Cypriot and Swedish parents.
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.1900)[8] and a Swedish mother, Ingrid Wickman (b.^ Swedish mother, Ingrid Wickman (b.
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1915).[9] .He has an older sister, Anita, and brother, David.^ He has an older sister, Anita, and brother, David.
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^ His sister Anita's record collection includes Sinatra and Gershwin, while brother David is partial to the Everly Brothers and Buddy Holly.

[3] .The family lived above Moulin Rouge, the restaurant that his parents operated on the north end of Shaftesbury Avenue, a short walk from Piccadilly Circus in the Soho theatre district of London.^ The family lived above Moulin Rouge, the restaurant that his parents operated on Shaftesbury Avenue, a few steps from Piccadilly Circus in the Soho theatre district of London.
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^ The family lived above the restaurant that his parents operated on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End.

^ The family ran the Moulin Rouge Cafe in the heart of London’s West End and lived in a flat upstairs.
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.All family members worked in the restaurant.^ All family members worked in the restaurant.
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^ And come back to me with all your family members."

[3] .His parents divorced when he was about 8 years old, but they continued to maintain the family restaurant and live above it.^ His parents divorced when he was about 8 years old, but they continued to maintain the family restaurant and live above it.
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^ When Georgiou was approximately eight years of age his parents divorced, although they both continued to live above the restaurant.

^ The family lived above Moulin Rouge, the restaurant that his parents operated on Shaftesbury Avenue, a few steps from Piccadilly Circus in the Soho theatre district of London.
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Although his father was Greek Orthodox and his mother a Swedish Lutheran Protestant, Georgiou was sent to a Catholic school, St. Joseph Roman Catholic Primary School in Macklin Street, which was closer to his father's business on Drury Lane.[10] .Georgiou developed an interest in piano at a fairly young age, eventually using the family baby grand piano to work out the chords, since no one else there played well enough to teach him.^ Georgiou developed an interest in piano at a fairly young age, eventually using the family baby grand piano to work out the chords, since no one else there played well enough to teach him.
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^ And the chords are useful as well to try and play along to it.
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^ AKA there is no Margin to play with.
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.With the popularity of The Beatles, at age 15, he extended his interest to the guitar,[5] and convinced his father to pay £8 for his first instrument, and began playing it and writing songs.^ At age 15, Steve convinces his father to buy him a guitar.

^ With the popularity of The Beatles , at age 15, he extended his interest to the guitar, [2] and convinced his father to pay 8 for his first instrument, and began playing it and writing songs.
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^ He composes lilting melodies, he writes poetic lyrics, he sings beautifully, and plays the piano and guitar with artistry.
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[11] .He would escape at times from his family responsibilities to the rooftop above their home, and listen to the tunes of the musicals drifting from just around the corner;[3] from Denmark Street, which was then the centre of the British music industry.^ He would escape at times from his family responsibilities to the rooftop above their home, and listen to the tunes of the musicals drifting from just around the corner; [1] from Denmark Street, which was then the centre of the British music industry.
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^ Posterity is just around the corner .
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^ And again re–stating that conviction that I would not lose control this time around.
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[5] .Later, Stevens has emphasized that the advent of West Side Story in particular affected him, giving him a "different view of life", he said in 2000, on a VH1 Behind the Music programme.^ Later, Stevens mentioned several times that the advent of West Side Story in particular affected him, giving him a "different view of life", he said in 2000, on a VH1 Behind the Music programme.
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^ While vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, Stevens was intrigued by the sound of the Ahn, the Islamic ritual call to prayer, which was explained to him as "music for God."
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^ American cable network VH1 profiles Cat Stevens on "Behind the Music," lifting the veil of mystery from Yusuf and allowing him to speak directly to his fans about his disappearance from the world of popular music, and to address the many misconceptions and rumors that had grown up over the years.

[12] .With interests in both art and music, he and his mother travelled to Gävle, Sweden, where he started developing his drawing skills after being influenced by his uncle Hugo Wickman, a painter.^ With interests in both art and music, he and his mother travelled to Gvle, Sweden, where he started developing his drawing skills after being influenced by his uncle Hugo Wickman, a painter.
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^ I like the Vatta's War stuff more than the Esmay books, but I started with the Esmay books several books in, and I think a lot of the interesting character development had already happened.
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[13]
.He attended other local West End schools, where he says he was constantly in trouble, and did poorly in everything but art.^ He attended other local West End schools, where he says he was constantly in trouble, and did poorly in everything but art.
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^ Yoriyos created the art on Yusuf's album An Other Cup , something that Cat Stevens did for his albums in the 1970s.
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^ Another way of saying it is that right now humanity is like the smartest kid in the local high school.
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.He was called "the artist boy" and mentions that "I was beat up, but I was noticed".[14] He went on to take a one-year course of study at Hammersmith School of Art,[15] as he considered a career as a cartoonist.^ He went on to take a one-year course of study at Hammersmith School of Art, [12] as he considered a career as a cartoonist.
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^ Take one down, put it back up, 99 bottles of beer on the wall .
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.Though he enjoyed art (his later record albums would feature his original artwork on his album covers),[14] he wanted to establish a musical career and began to perform originally under the stage name "Steve Adams" in 1965 while at Hammersmith.^ Though he enjoyed art (his later record albums would feature his original artwork on his album covers), [11] he wanted to establish a musical career and began to perform originally under the stage name "Steve Adams" in 1965 while at Hammersmith.
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^ Has he put out albums under that name?
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^ He became interested in folk music and rock & roll in his teens while attending Hammersmith College and in 1965 began performing under the name Steve Adams.
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[15][16] .At that point, his goal was to become a songwriter.^ At that point, his goal was to become a songwriter.
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.Among the musicians who influenced him were Bob Dylan, Nina Simone, blues artists Leadbelly and Muddy Waters,[17] John Lennon, Biff Rose (who played on his first album), Leo Kottke,[14] and Paul Simon.^ Among the musicians who influenced him were Bob Dylan , Nina Simone , blues artists Leadbelly and Muddy Waters , [14] John Lennon , Biff Rose (who played on his first album), Leo Kottke, [11] and Paul Simon .
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^ Still, "classic rock" radio stations discontinued playing him as a result, and 10,000 Maniacs , who had covered "Peace Train" on their In My Tribe album in 1987, had it removed from the record.
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^ Producer Paul Samwell-Smith paired guitarist Alun Davies, who was currently working as a session musician, with Stevens.
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[18] .He also wanted to emulate composers who wrote musicals, like Ira Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein.^ He intends to be a songwriter, and his ultimate goal is to compose musicals like his heroes Gershwin and Bernstein.

^ He also wanted to emulate composers who wrote musicals, like Ira Gershwin and Leonard Bernstein .
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^ Soon all of England is in the sway of Leonard Bernstein's passionate, pulsating music, including young Steve Georgiou, who can't get it out of his head.

In 1965 he signed a publishing deal with Ardmore & Beechwood and cut several demos, including "The First Cut Is the Deepest".[19]

Musical career (1966–1970)

Early musical career

.Georgiou began to perform his songs in coffee houses and pubs.^ Georgiou began to perform his songs in coffee houses and pubs.
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.At first he tried forming a band, but soon realised he preferred performing solo.^ At first he tried forming a band, but soon realized he preferred performing solo.
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^ The band announce that Obama has won the election, and then perform “I Believe” for the first time in something like five years.
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^ The first half of the performance features scores written for the composer/performer band Ne(x)tworks.
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[11] Thinking that his given name might not be memorable to prospective fans, he chose a stage name Cat Stevens, in part because a girlfriend said he had eyes like a cat, but mainly because he said, "I couldn't imagine anyone going to the record store and asking for 'that Steven Demetre Georgiou album'. And in England, and I was sure in America, they loved animals."[20] In 1966, at age 18, he impressed manager/producer Mike Hurst, formerly of British vocal group The Springfields, with his songs and Hurst arranged for him to record a demo and then helped him get a record deal. The first singles were hits. ."I Love My Dog" charted at #28, and "Matthew and Son", the title song from his debut album, went to #2.[21] "I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun" reached Britain's Top 10, and the album Matthew and Son itself began charting.^ "I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun" reached Britain's Top 10, and the album Matthew and Son itself began charting.
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^ MATTHEW & SON song list .
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^ "I Love My Dog" charted at #28, and "Matthew and Son", the title song from his debut album, went to #2.
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.The original version of the The Tremeloes cover hit, "Here Comes My Baby", was written and recorded by Stevens.^ Boyzone also had a hit with a cover version of the song.

^ The original version of the The Tremeloes cover hit, "Here Comes My Baby", was written and recorded by Stevens.
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^ Sami Yusuf, “Assalamu alaykum peace be with you (album cover notes),” My Ummah, Awakening Records, 2005, CD. 6.
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.Over the next two years, Stevens recorded and toured with artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Engelbert Humperdinck.^ Over the next two years, Stevens recorded and toured with artists ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Engelbert Humperdinck.
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^ Two years later he turned his back on music entirely, and spent the next 28 years devoting himself to spiritual studies, raising his children, and philanthropic work.

^ Performing alongside artists like Jimi Hendrix, Stevens had a string of successful singles and scored a number two hit with his 1966 song Matthew and Son.
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.The music business hadn't yet begun targeting specific audiences, so he frequently toured with what now would be considered an unusual array of celebrities.^ The music business hadn't yet begun targeting specific audiences, so he frequently toured with what now would be considered an unusual array of celebrities.
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^ Yusuf considers what he is doing now to be a form of pop music.

^ Having turned his back on the music business, Yusuf now comes to understand that the business has also turned its back on him.

.Stevens was considered a fresh-faced teen star, placing several single releases in the British pop music charts.^ Stevens was considered a fresh-faced teen star, placing several single releases in the British pop music charts.
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^ There are so many places I could point you to hear stuff from all over, both pioneers and fresh faces.
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^ Yusuf considers what he is doing now to be a form of pop music.

.Some of that success was attributed to the pirate radio station Wonderful Radio London, which gained him fans by playing his records.^ Pirate Cat Cafe (and radio station) .
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^ Some of that success was attributed to the pirate radio station Wonderful Radio London, which gained him fans by playing his records.
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^ On August 14, 1967, his voice joined with other recording artists on the airwaves of Wonderful Radio London bemoaning the loss of the pirate radio station which had helped create his first hit record.

.In August 1967, he went on the air with other recording artists who had benefited from the station to mourn its closure.^ In August 1967, he went on the air with other recording artists who had benefited from the station to mourn its closure.
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^ On August 14, 1967, his voice joined with other recording artists on the airwaves of Wonderful Radio London bemoaning the loss of the pirate radio station which had helped create his first hit record.

^ But some in classical music have benefitted from this system, particularly the artists agents who have found a lucrative niche matching musical supply to demand.
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.His December 1967 album New Masters failed to chart in the United Kingdom.^ His December 1967 album New Masters failed to chart in the United Kingdom.
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^ His sales also began to suffer, with his second album failing to chart.
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^ The album fails to chart, and then it's back fulltime to the singles game, which Steve is starting to actively detest.

.The album is now most notable for his song "The First Cut Is the Deepest", a song he sold for £30 to P.P. Arnold that was to become a massive hit for her,[22] and an international hit for Keith Hampshire, Rod Stewart, James Morrison, and Sheryl Crow.^ The album is now most notable for his song "The First Cut Is the Deepest", a song he sold for 30 to P.P. Arnold that was to become a massive hit for her, [19] and an international hit for Keith Hampshire, Rod Stewart , James Morrison , and Sheryl Crow .
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^ Morning has broken like the first mor-or-or-ning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing , praise for the mor-or-or-or-ning Praise for them springing fresh from the world The first cut is the deepest Baby I know The first cut is the deepest.....
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^ Mona Bone Jakon was the precursor for Stevens' international breakthrough album, Tea for the Tillerman , which became a top-10 Billboard hit.
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Forty years after he recorded the first demo of the song, it earned him two back-to-back ASCAP "Songwriter of the Year" awards, in 2005 and 2006.[23][24]

Tuberculosis

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.Stevens was living the fast-moving life of a pop star, and in early 1968 at the age of 19, he became very ill with tuberculosis and a collapsed lung.^ It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star.

^ After a year of financial success and high living, I became very ill, contracted TB and had to be hospitalized.

^ Pop stars such as Sheryl Crow and Mandy Moore have covered Cat Stevens' songs.
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[14][25] .Near death[25] at the time of his admittance to the King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, he spent months recuperating in hospital and a year of convalescence.^ Near death [22] at the time of his admittance to the King Edward VII Hospital, Midhurst, he spent months recuperating in hospital and a year of convalescence.
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^ A nagging cough, ignored as probably the result of too much drinking, smoking and fast living, is diagnosed as tuberculosis, resulting in an emergency three–month stay at King Edward VII Hospital, a National Health facility in the country, and the better part of nine more at home in bed.

^ There wasn’t much meaningful conversation.” At 19 he was diagnosed with TB, confronting death in the King Edward VII hospital in Midhurst, West Sussex.

.During this time Stevens began to question aspects of his life, and spirituality.^ During this time Stevens began to question aspects of his life, and spirituality.
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^ The combination of Stevens' new folk-rock style and accessible lyrics which spoke of everyday situations and problems, mixed with the beginning of spiritual questions about life, would remain in his music from then on.
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^ I am sure Cat Stevens is very grateful that someone was prepared to give him some air time, be nice to him and not ask him any awkward questions.
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.He later said, "to go from the show business environment and find you are in hospital, getting injections day in and day out, and people around you are dying, it certainly changes your perspective.^ You’ll just have to show up to find out!
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^ Worth checking out if you can find it.
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^ This weekend in NY, you can find plenty of shows to keep you busy.
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.I got down to thinking about myself.^ I got down to thinking about myself.
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^ He begins to slow down, to think about what he really wants and to read up on Buddhism and starts to medidate.

.It seemed almost as if I had my eyes shut."^ It seemed almost as if I had my eyes shut."
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^ My piece, which I think of as conservative and accessible, seemed almost radically dissonant.
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[21]
.He took up meditation, yoga, and metaphysics;[26] read about other religions; and became a vegetarian.^ I started meditating and even became a vegetarian.

^ He took up meditation, yoga, metaphysics [23] , read about other religions, and became a vegetarian.
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^ He begins to slow down, to think about what he really wants and to read up on Buddhism and starts to medidate.

[20] .As a result of his serious illness and long convalescence,[26] and as a part of his spiritual awakening and questioning, he wrote as many as 40 songs, which were much more introspective than his previous work.^ This awakening occurred as a result of many things.
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^ He was much more than that, of course.

^ "Some of the songs have more meaning now than when I wrote them."
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.Many of those songs would appear on his albums in years to come.^ Many of those songs would appear on his albums in years to come.
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^ I made millions of dollars in those years, but could not find the peace of mind that can only come through knowing the truth and finding the real plan of salvation.
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^ The song appears on Radiohead’s highly acclaimed third album, OK Computer (1997).
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[6]

Changes in musical sound after illness

.The lack of success of Stevens' second album mirrored a difference of personal tastes in musical direction, and a growing resentment at producer Mike Hurst's attempts to re-create another album like that of his debut, with heavy-handed orchestration, and over-production,[18] rather than the folk sound Stevens was attempting to produce.^ The lack of success of Stevens' second album mirrored a difference of personal tastes in musical direction, and a growing resentment at producer Mike Hurst's attempts to re-create another album like that of his debut, with heavy-handed orchestration, and over-production, [15] rather than the folk sound Stevens was attempting to produce.
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^ My Ummah My Ummah is a departure of sorts from the simple melodies and heavy reliance on the anasheed-style music popular with Sufi traditions on his debut, Al-Mu’allim.

^ While vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, Stevens was intrigued by the sound of the Ahn, the Islamic ritual call to prayer, which was explained to him as "music for God."
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.He admits having purposefully sabotaged his own contract with Hurst, making outlandishly expensive orchestral demands and threatening legal action, which resulted in his goal: release from his contract with Deram Records, a sub-label of major Decca Records.^ He admits having purposefully sabotaged his own contract with Hurst, making outlandishly expensive orchestral demands and threatening legal action, which resulted in his goal: release from his contract with Deram Records, a sub-label of major Decca Records.
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^ Having his own record label has been on his mind for many years.
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^ After Stevens left Decca Records they bundled his first two albums together on their label as a set, hoping to ride the commercial tide of his early success; later his newer labels did the same, and he himself released compilations.
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[21] .Upon regaining his health at home after his release from the hospital, Stevens recorded some of his newly-written songs on his tape recorder, and played his changing sound for a few new record executives.^ Mujahid doesn't want Sound Vision to release the new songs.
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^ Erstwhile Records has a pair of new releases: .
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^ Maybe that would be a way of getting some new songs recorded/released?
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.After hiring agent Barry Krost, who had arranged for an audition with Chris Blackwell of Island Records, Blackwell offered him a "chance to record [his songs] whenever and with whomever he liked, and more importantly to Cat, however he liked".[26] With Krost's recommendation, Stevens signed with Paul Samwell-Smith, previously the bassist of the Yardbirds, to be his new producer.^ After hiring agent Barry Krost, who had arranged for an audition with Chris Blackwell of Island Records , Blackwell offered him a "chance to record [his songs] whenever and with whomever he liked, and more importantly to Cat, however he liked."
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^ By year's end he will be signed with Chris Blackwell's Island Records and working feverishly at Olympic Studios with former Yardbirds bassist Paul Samwell–Smith at the console.

^ With Krost's recommendation, Stevens signed with Paul Samwell-Smith , previously the bassist of the Yardbirds, to be his new producer.
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[27]

Musical career (1970–1978)

Height of popularity

.Healthy and sporting a new beard, Stevens was armed with a catalogue of new songs that reflected his new perspective on what he wanted to bring to the world with his music.^ Healthy, sporting a new beard, Stevens was armed with a catalogue of new songs that reflected his new perspective on what he wanted to bring to the world with his music.
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^ Cat Stevens sold out concert halls throughout the world during the 70s before leaving the music business and converting to Islam.
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^ I want to tell you that music is not haram in Islam it depends on words of your music .Yusuf Islam sings Islamic songs .You have to study more about music in Islam.
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.His previous work had sold in the United Kingdom, but Stevens was still relatively unknown by the public across the Atlantic.^ His previous work had sold in the United Kingdom, but Stevens was still relatively unknown by the public across the Atlantic.
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^ In 1973, Stevens moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to avoid taxation from the United Kingdom.
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^ All Kinds of Roses Grow The warmth that has always been a hallmark of Cat Stevens/Yusuf still permeates his work, and "Roadsinger" is no exception.
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.To rectify this, after signing with Island Records in 1970, an American distribution deal was arranged with A&M Records' Jerry Moss in North America.^ To rectify this, after signing with Island Records in 1970, an American distribution deal was arranged with A&M Records' Jerry Moss in North America.
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^ Stevens had gone swimming at the house of Jerry Moss, his American record boss, at Malibu Beach, and after a half-hour could barely stay afloat in the perilous currents of the Pacific Ocean.
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^ There was no southward expansion of birds with a northern distribution, indicating that there is no evidence of overall range expansion of insectivorous and granivorous birds in North America.
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.Stevens began work on Mona Bone Jakon, a folk-rock based album that was quite different from his earlier "pop" style records, drawing on his new, introspective work.^ MONA BONE JAKON song list .
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^ Lyrics of the songs from the album Mona Bone Jakon By cat stevens .
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^ Stevens began work on Mona Bone Jakon , a folk-rock based album that was quite different from his earlier "pop" style records, drawing on his new, introspective work.
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.Producer Paul Samwell-Smith paired guitarist Alun Davies, who was currently working as a session musician, with Stevens.^ Producer Paul Samwell-Smith paired guitarist Alun Davies, who was currently working as a session musician, with Stevens.
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^ Paul Samwell–Smith: The guitars are Alun Davies and a guy called Andy Roberts.
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^ Released at the same time is "Daydo," a solo album by Alun Davies, co–produced by Cat Stevens and Paul Samwell–Smith.

.Alun was the more experienced veteran of two albums which already had begun to explore the emerging genres of skiffle and folk rock music.^ Alun was the more experienced veteran of two albums which already had begun to explore the emerging genres of skiffle and folk rock music.
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^ Dawud Wharnsby Folk, jazz, rock, world-beat, classical, country: musical genres that have been defined and consistently evolving for decades.
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^ True, most of his body of work is more along the lines of folk music, but so was Bob Dylan's...and you don't hear anyone complaining about HIS music "not being rock".
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.Davies was also thought a perfect fit in particular for his "fingerwork" on the guitar, harmonizing and contributing backing vocals with Stevens.^ Davies was also thought a perfect fit in particular for his "fingerwork" on the guitar, harmonizing and contributing backing vocals with Stevens.
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^ Cat Stevens 24.70 Back cover Back cover Play Acoustic Guitar With...
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^ Accompanying him, as he had in the Cat Stevens days, was Alun Davies, on guitar and vocals.
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.They originally met just to record Mona Bone Jakon,[28] but developed a fast friendship; Davies, like Stevens, was a perfectionist,[29] appearing after all the sound checks had been completed, just to be sure that all the equipment and sound were prepared for each concert.^ They just tease us like that.
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^ I just sounded like Cat Stephens!
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^ They originally met just to record Mona Bone Jakon , [25] but developed a fast friendship; Davies, like Stevens, was a perfectionist, appearing after all the sound checks had been completed, just to be sure that all the equipment and sound were prepared for each concert.
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[30] .He recorded on all but two of the succeeding pop music albums Stevens released, and continued performing and recording with him until Stevens' retirement.^ He recorded on all but two of the succeeding pop music albums Stevens released, and continued performing and recording with him until Stevens' retirement.
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^ While vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, Stevens was intrigued by the sound of the Ahn, the Islamic ritual call to prayer, which was explained to him as "music for God."
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^ After Stevens left Decca Records they bundled his first two albums together on their label as a set, hoping to ride the commercial tide of his early success; later his newer labels did the same, and he himself released compilations.
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.The two remained friends, however, and years later, when Stevens re-emerged as Yusuf Islam after 27 years, Davies appeared again performing at his side, and has remained there.^ The two remained friends, however, and years later, when Stevens re-emerged as Yusuf Islam after 27 years, Davies appeared again performing at his side, and has remained there.
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^ He later appeared as the final act in the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg performing some classic Cat Stevens songs and more recent compositions reflecting his concern for peace and child welfare.
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^ I've always loved Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam), and just because he converted to another religion ain't gonna make me hate him.
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.The first single released from Mona Bone Jakon was "Lady D'Arbanville", which Stevens wrote about his young American girlfriend Patti D'Arbanville.^ Cat’s first Island album issued - Mona Bone Jakon, shortly followed by the single Lady D’Arbanville .
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^ The first single released from Mona Bone Jakon was "Lady D'Arbanville", which Stevens wrote about his young American girlfriend Patti D'Arbanville.
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^ A lot of lyrics would be the antithesis of Islamic virtue and morality.” Rather awkwardly now, many of his songs were about women he had loved in his young life: Wild World and Lady D’Arbanville were both — the first “in part”, he stresses, but the second undeniably — about his American girlfriend Patti D’Arbanville, which has proved tricky.

.The record, with a madrigal sound unlike most music played on pop radio, with sounds of djembes and bass in addition to Stevens' and Davies' guitars, reached #8 in the UK. It was the first of his hits to get real airplay in the United States.^ The record, with a madrigal sound unlike most music played on pop radio, with sounds of djembes and bass in addition to Stevens' and Davies' guitars, soared to #8 in the UK. It was the first of his hits to get real airplay in the United States.
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^ While vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, Stevens was intrigued by the sound of the Ahn, the Islamic ritual call to prayer, which was explained to him as "music for God."
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^ They originally met just to record Mona Bone Jakon , [25] but developed a fast friendship; Davies, like Stevens, was a perfectionist, appearing after all the sound checks had been completed, just to be sure that all the equipment and sound were prepared for each concert.
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[21] .Other songs written for her included "Maybe You're Right", and "Just Another Night".[31] In addition, the song, "Pop Star", about his experience as a teen star, and "Katmandu", featuring Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel playing flute, were featured.^ You're probably right that a prog.
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^ In addition, the song, "Pop Star", about his experience as a teen star, and "Katmandu", featuring Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel playing flute, were featured.
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^ I guess you’re right.
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.Mona Bone Jakon was an early example of the solo singer-songwriter album format that was becoming popular for other artists as well.^ Mona Bone Jakon was an early example of the solo singer-songwriter album format that was becoming popular for other artists as well.
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^ But Stevens was my favorite singer-songwriter in high school, and loving his work, admiring his versatility (doing the artwork for his own album-covers), and knowing that he'd had a difficult life, I always wished him well.
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^ Yusuf compares the relationship between An Other Cup and Roadsinger to the relationship between the Cat Stevens albums Mona Bone Jakon and the landmark Tea for the Tillerman with the latter being superior in quality to the former.
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The album did not escape the notice of Rolling Stone magazine, however, which compared it's popularity with that of Elton John's Tumbleweed Connection, as it was played "across the board, across radio formats".[32]
.Mona Bone Jakon was the precursor for Stevens' international breakthrough album, Tea for the Tillerman, which became a top-10 Billboard hit.^ Mona Bone Jakon was the precursor for Stevens' international breakthrough album, Tea for the Tillerman , which became a top-10 Billboard hit.
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^ They originally met just to record Mona Bone Jakon , [25] but developed a fast friendship; Davies, like Stevens, was a perfectionist, appearing after all the sound checks had been completed, just to be sure that all the equipment and sound were prepared for each concert.
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^ Starting in 2006, the Cat Stevens song "Tea for The Tillerman" was used as the theme tune for the Ricky Gervais BBC-HBO sitcom Extras .
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.Within 6 months of its release, it had sold over 500,000 copies, attaining gold record status in the United States and in Britain.^ Within 6 months of its release, it had sold over 500,000 copies, reaching gold record status in the United States and in Britain.
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^ His albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat were both certified as Triple Platinum by the RIAA in the United States; his album Catch Bull at Four sold half a million copies in the first two weeks of release alone, and was Billboard's number-one LP for three consecutive weeks.
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^ Teaser and the Firecat album reached number two and achieved gold record status within three weeks of its release in the United States.
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.The combination of Stevens' new folk-rock style and accessible lyrics which spoke of everyday situations and problems, mixed with the beginning of spiritual questions about life, would remain in his music from then on.^ During this time Stevens began to question aspects of his life, and spirituality.
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^ Passionate about life, music and writing.
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^ The combination of Stevens' new folk-rock style and accessible lyrics which spoke of everyday situations and problems, mixed with the beginning of spiritual questions about life, would remain in his music from then on.
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.The album features the top 20 single "Wild World"; a parting song after D'Arbanville moved on.^ The album features the top 20 single "Wild World"; a parting song after D'Arbanville moved on.
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^ The celebrated rock star plans to arrive in Israel as part of a world tour, and give a single concert at Tel Aviv's Park Hayarkon on September 25.
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^ Both the video and the album were immensely popular throughout the Muslim world, where even in conservative Saudi Arabia album sales topped 100,000 copies.
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."Wild World" has been credited as the song that gave Tea for the Tillerman 'enough kick' to get it played on FM radio; and the head of Island Records, Chris Blackwell, was quoted as calling it "the best album we’ve ever released".[18] Other album cuts include "Hard-Headed Woman", and "Father and Son", a song sung both in baritone and tenor, about the struggle between fathers and their sons who are faced with their own personal choices in life.^ Hard Headed Woman (live) .
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^ "Wild World" has been credited as the song that gave Tea for the Tillerman 'enough kick' to get it played on FM radio; and the head of Island Records, Chris Blackwell, was quoted as calling it "the best album weve ever released".
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^ Other album cuts include "Hard-Headed Woman", and "Father and Son", a song sung both in baritone and tenor, about the struggle between fathers and their sons who are faced with their own personal choices in life.
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.In 2001, this album was certified by the RIAA as a Multi-Platinum record, having sold 3 million copies in the United States at that time.^ In 2001, this album was certified by the RIAA as a Multi-Platinum record, having sold 3 million copies in the United States at that time.
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^ The most successful of the compilation albums was the 1975 Greatest Hits which has sold over 4 million copies in the United States.
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^ This album was also certified by the RIAA as a Multi-Platinum record in 2001, with over three million US sales through that time.
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[33] It is ranked at #206 in Rolling Stone Magazine's 2003 list of the "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".[34]
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After the end of his relationship with D'Arbanville, Stevens noted the effect it had on writing his music, saying,
."Everything I wrote while I was away was in a transitional period and reflects that.^ "Everything I wrote while I was away was in a transitional period and reflects that.
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Like Patti. .A year ago we split; I had been with her for two years.^ A year ago we split; I had been with her for two years.
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.What I write about Patti and my family...^ What I write about Patti and my family...
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^ I’ve written about my approach to writing it, which I hope you will find interesting.
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^ To - I hadn't spoken to my daughter for about 33 hours, my family was watching all of this on television, frightened to death for me.
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when .I sing the songs now, I learn strange things.^ I sing the songs now, I learn strange things.
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^ We now know that Humpbacks sing songs during at least part of their migration in the North Atlantic and Pacific, but probably do not sing on their shallow-water summer feeding grounds.
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^ I know I learned some songs in Girl Scouts that I later heard via Wee Sing, but others came straight from the videos.
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.I learn the meanings of my songs late..."^ I learn the meanings of my songs late..."
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[34]
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.Having established a signature sound, Stevens enjoyed a string of successes over the following years.^ Having established a signature sound, Stevens enjoyed a string of successes over the following years.
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^ Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame in December, 1977, [2] and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam , the following year.
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.1971's Teaser and the Firecat album reached number two and achieved gold record status within three weeks of its release in the United States.^ Within 6 months of its release, it had sold over 500,000 copies, reaching gold record status in the United States and in Britain.
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^ Teaser and the Firecat album reached number two and achieved gold record status within three weeks of its release in the United States.
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^ After Stevens left Decca Records they bundled his first two albums together on their label as a set, hoping to ride the commercial tide of his early success; later his newer labels did the same, and he himself released compilations.
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.It yielded several hits, including "Peace Train", "Morning Has Broken" (a Christian hymn with lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon), and "Moon Shadow". This album was also certified by the RIAA as a Multi-Platinum record in 2001, with over three million US sales through that time.^ In 2001, this album was certified by the RIAA as a Multi-Platinum record, having sold 3 million copies in the United States at that time.
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^ This album was also certified by the RIAA as a Multi-Platinum record in 2001, with over three million US sales through that time.
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^ It yielded several hits, including "Peace Train", "Morning Has Broken" (a Christian hymn with lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon), and "Moon Shadow".
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When interviewed on a Boston radio station, Stevens said about Teaser and the Firecat:
."I get the tune and then I just keep on singing the tune until the words come out from the tune.^ "I get the tune and then I just keep on singing the tune until the words come out from the tune.
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^ As it turns out, just to the right of the Big Brother house and then through the doors of a vast, ugly building emblazoned with the words 'GEORGE LUCAS STAGE'.
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^ It's kind of a hypnotic state that you reach after a while when you keep on playing it where words just evolve from it.
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.It's kind of a hypnotic state that you reach after a while when you keep on playing it where words just evolve from it.^ It's kind of a hypnotic state that you reach after a while when you keep on playing it where words just evolve from it.
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^ It's just the kind of moment that you want to find when you're writin' songs."
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^ There are so many words in such a short period, that it was a challenge just to follow the libretto in the surtitles, much less match the words to any sound you heard from the stage.
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.So you take those words and just let them go whichever way they want...^ So you take those words and just let them go whichever way they want...
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^ If you don't want it, I'll take it.
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^ And if your Lord had pleased, surely all those who are in the earth would have believed, all of them; will you then forcemen till they become believers?
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.'Moonshadow'? Funny, that was in Spain, I went there alone, completely alone, to get away from a few things.^ Funny, that was in Spain, I went there alone, completely alone, to get away from a few things.
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^ The funny thing is, the 13th floor of that hotel is the 13th floor, even with the excision, because there is a floor for office space, which cannot be reached from the elevator (it's between the convention spaces and the rooms).
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^ Perfect example: I met a convert a few years ago who told me that listening to all music was completely out of the question, and that it was truly a devilish thing.
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.And I was dancin' on the rocks there...^ And I was dancin' on the rocks there...
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right on the rocks where the waves were, like, blowin' and splashin'. Really, it was so fantastic. .And the moon was bright, ya know, and I started dancin' and singin' and I sang that song and it stayed.^ And the moon was bright, ya know, and I started dancin' and singin' and I sang that song and it stayed.
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^ I never sang that song as a child, you know, in one of the Catholic schools, which I went to.
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^ For 6 years, I kept humming the tune in my head, not knowing the title of the song nor who sang it.
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.It's just the kind of moment that you want to find when you're writin' songs."^ It's just the kind of moment that you want to find when you're writin' songs."
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^ You just have to find the accent.
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^ You may want to pick a few sheets up and just place them around your room.
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[35]
.For seven months from 1971 to 1972 Stevens was romantically linked to popular singer Carly Simon while both were produced by Samwell-Smith.^ Stevens later was romantically linked to popular singer Carly Simon , with whom he shared producer Samwell-Smith.
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^ Producer Paul Samwell-Smith paired guitarist Alun Davies, who was currently working as a session musician, with Stevens.
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^ Paul Samwell–Smith: It was extraordinary to watch Cat Stevens and Rick Wakeman working together on the piano, working this part out between them.
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.During that time both wrote songs for and about one another.^ They had a love affair from 1971 to 1972, during which time both wrote songs for and about one another.
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^ Yusuf Islam: I had rented one of these wood and glass chalets in Rio, and I had a piano and 4–track recorder shipped in, and that's where I wrote most of the songs for Numbers.
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^ Rodriguez's music was instrumental and vitally important during my forming years and have gotten me through many times both good and bad.
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.Simon wrote and recorded at least two top 50 songs, "Legend in Your Own Time" and "Anticipation" about Stevens.^ All Time Top 50 .
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^ Think about your own people.
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^ Simon wrote and recorded at least two top 50 songs, "Legend in Your Own Time" and "Anticipation" about Stevens.
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He reciprocated in his song to her, after their romance, entitled, "Sweet Scarlet".[36][37][38]
.His next album, Catch Bull at Four, released in 1972, was his most rapidly successful album in the United States, reaching gold record status in 15 days, and holding the number-one position on the Billboard charts for three weeks.^ It will be recorded for the next album, at Morgan in London.

^ Within 6 months of its release, it had sold over 500,000 copies, reaching gold record status in the United States and in Britain.
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^ Teaser and the Firecat album reached number two and achieved gold record status within three weeks of its release in the United States.
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.This album continued the introspective and spiritual lyrics that he was known for, combined with a rougher-edged voice and a less acoustic sound than his previous records, utilizing synthesizers and other instruments.^ This album continued the introspective and spiritual lyrics that he was known for, combined with a rougher-edged voice and a less acoustic sound than his previous records, utilizing synthesizers and other instruments.
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^ Described as “the soundtrack to a film that wasn’t made about the life of Claude Debussy,” the album combines samples of Debussy’s vocal and instrumental music with the sounds of techno, drum and bass, electro, ambient music, free jazz, field recordings, and spoken narration, with contributions from the rapper Rakim, soprano Sally Bradshaw, and singer-songwriter Donna Lewis, among others.
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^ His initial recordings had not included any musical instruments other than percussion, and featured lyrics about Islamic themes.
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Although the sales of the album indicated Stevens' popularity, the album did not produce any real hits, with the exception of the single "Sitting", which charted at #16. Catch Bull at Four was Platinum certified in 2001.

Exploration with movie soundtracks

.In July 1970, Stevens recorded one of his songs, "But I Might Die Tonight", for the Jerzy Skolimowski film Deep End.^ Yusuf Islam: I had rented one of these wood and glass chalets in Rio, and I had a piano and 4–track recorder shipped in, and that's where I wrote most of the songs for Numbers.
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^ R. M. Koske ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2008, 04:51 PM : When we were kids, one of us had a record album of novelty songs.
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^ A village girl had received an old tape recorder and a few dubbed cassettes as gifts, which one of them contained the song, and she was playing it.
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[39] .In 1971, Stevens provided nine songs to the soundtrack of the black comedy Harold and Maude which became a popular cult movie celebrating the free spirit, and brought Stevens' music to a wider audience, continuing to do so long after he stopped recording in the late 1970s.^ Harold and Maude , a black comedy starring Ruth Gordon and Bud Cort, became a popular cult movie celebrating the free spirit, and brought Stevens' music to a wider audience, continuing to do so long after he stopped recording in the late 1970s.
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^ In 1971, Stevens provided nine songs to the soundtrack of the film Harold and Maude .
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^ The music business hadn't yet begun targeting specific audiences, so he frequently toured with what now would be considered an unusual array of celebrities.
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.Among the songs were "Where Do the Children Play?", "Trouble", and "I Think I See the Light". Two of the songs, "Don't Be Shy" and "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out", were not released on any album until their inclusion in 1984 on a second "greatest hits" collection: Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol.^ (Some of what follows might be construed as spoilers, so skip out now if you want to be surprised.
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^ A factory sealed album went off just a week or so ago for $US37.75 If you don't particularly want it on vinyl, the CD can be picked up quite readily.
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^ Don't think I want to piss them off thou.
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.After his religious conversion in the late 1970s, Stevens stopped granting permission for his songs to be used in films.^ After his religious conversion in the late 1970s, Stevens stopped granting permission for his songs to be used in films.
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^ Cat’s song But I Might Die Tonight , especially written and variations of the song used in the film Deep End along with German band Can .
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^ Starting in 2006, the Cat Stevens song "Tea for The Tillerman" was used as the theme tune for the Ricky Gervais BBC-HBO sitcom Extras .
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.However, almost twenty years later, in 1997, the movie Rushmore was allowed to use his songs "Here Comes My Baby" and "The Wind", showing a new willingness on his part to release his music from his Western "pop star" days.^ Here Comes My Baby 16.
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^ Here Comes My Baby 17.
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^ Here Comes My Wife 19.
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[12] .This was followed in 2000 by the inclusion of "Peace Train" in the movie Remember the Titans,[40] in 2000 by the use in Almost Famous of the song "The Wind",[41] and in 2006 the inclusion of "Peace Train" on the soundtrack to We Are Marshall.^ This was followed in 2000 by the inclusion of "Peace Train" in the movie Remember the Titans [35] and in 2000 by Cameron Crowe's use in Almost Famous of the song "The Wind".
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^ Starting in 2006, the Cat Stevens song "Tea for The Tillerman" was used as the theme tune for the Ricky Gervais BBC-HBO sitcom Extras .
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^ The final two verses are different: "Two little chickadees, my song is almost done," followed by "One little chickadee sitting all alone."
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[42] .In 2007, an excerpt of "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out" is sung by characters in Charlie Bartlett whose title character resembles the character of Harold in Harold and Maude, where the song first appeared.^ Cat’s songs + two previously unreleased tracks appear in the U.S movie Harold & Maude .
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^ (Some of what follows might be construed as spoilers, so skip out now if you want to be surprised.
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^ It's just the kind of moment that you want to find when you're writin' songs."
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[43]

Later Cat Stevens recordings

.Subsequent releases in the 1970s also did well on the charts and in ongoing sales, although they did not touch the success he had from 1970 to 1973. In 1973, Stevens moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as a tax exile from the United Kingdom, (however, he later donated the money to UNESCO).^ In 1973, Stevens moved to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to avoid taxation from the United Kingdom.
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^ Subsequent releases in the 1970s also did well on the charts and in ongoing sales, although they did not touch the success he had from 1970 to 1973.
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^ After Stevens left Decca Records they bundled his first two albums together on their label as a set, hoping to ride the commercial tide of his early success; later his newer labels did the same, and he himself released compilations.
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[44] .During that time he created the album Foreigner, which was a departure from the music that had brought him to the height of his fame.^ During that time he created the album Foreigner , an album which was a departure from the music that had brought him to the height of his fame.
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^ She talked with Spinner about her brief yet magical time with Holly, new directions he was exploring musically and culturally, and her enduring love for him in the years after his death.
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^ He recorded on all but two of the succeeding pop music albums Stevens released, and continued performing and recording with him until Stevens' retirement.
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.It differed in several respects: entirely written by Stevens, he dropped his band and produced the record without the assistance of Samwell-Smith, who had played a large role in catapulting him to fame, and instead of guitar, he played keyboard instruments throughout the album.^ It differed in several respects: entirely written by Stevens, he dropped his band and produced the record without the assistance of Samwell-Smith, who had played a large role in catapulting him to fame, and instead of guitar, he played keyboards throughout the album.
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^ Among the musicians who influenced him were Bob Dylan , Nina Simone , blues artists Leadbelly and Muddy Waters , [14] John Lennon , Biff Rose (who played on his first album), Leo Kottke, [11] and Paul Simon .
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^ I didn't know this was written as part of a musical which would involve a duet, but was impressed by Cat Stevens performing both roles in this song.
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.It was intended to show a funk/soul element rising in popularity that Stevens had come to appreciate.^ It was intended to show the funk/soul element that he had come to appreciate.
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^ Neil (show opener) Flying On The Ground Is Wrong Nowadays Clancey Can't Even Sing Mr.Soul Tegan & Sara   (coming) .
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.One side of Foreigner was continuous, much different from the radio-friendly pop tunes fans had come to expect.^ One side of Foreigner was continuous, much different than the radio friendly pop tunes fans had come to expect.
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^ "If there was a word, but magic's absurd I'd make one dream come true" Looks like a dream is coming true at last for Rodriguez fans in London!!!
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^ If yah like this record you may like 'J D Blackfoot's - 'The Song of Crazy Horse' Its a 'Concept Album', it has one song on side 1, several on 2, all different.
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.He performed the album on a pre-arranged uninterrupted ABC network television broadcast titled the "Moon and Star" concert, which at this point did include his band, however, they were all but overshadowed by an orchestra.^ He performed the album on an uninterrupted ABC network television broadcast titled the "Moon and Star" concert.
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^ Here’s a link to the performers; they were all good.
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^ It was apparent from the title alone — “Roswell Rudd With the Mongolian Buryat Band” — that Thursday night’s concert at UCLA’s Royce Hall would be an unusual event.
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.The album produced a couple of singles including "The Hurt", but did not reach the heights he had once enjoyed.^ The album produced a couple of singles including "The Hurt", but did not reach the heights he had once enjoyed.
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^ Although the sales of the album indicated Stevens' popularity, the album did not produce any real hits, with the exception of the single "Sitting", which charted at #16.
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.The follow-up to Foreigner was Buddha and the Chocolate Box, largely a return to the instrumentation and styles employed in Teaser and the Firecat and Tea for the Tillerman.^ The follow-up to Foreigner was Buddha and the Chocolate Box , largely a return to the instrumentation and styles employed in Teaser and the Firecat and Tea for the Tillerman .
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^ In the late Seventies his albums, including Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat , sold millions and millions of copies.
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^ Sami Yusuf Sami Yusuf returns his follow up to the worldwide hit Al-Mu'allim.
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.Featuring the return of Alun Davies and best known for "Oh Very Young", Buddha and the Chocolate Box reached platinum status in 2001. Stevens' next album was the concept album Numbers, a less successful departure for him.^ Oh Very Young 14.
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^ Oh Very Young 10.
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^ Oh Very Young 17.
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.The 1977 Izitso included his last chart hit, "(Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard", a duet with fellow UK singer Elkie Brooks.^ The 1977 Izitso included his last chart hit, "(Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard", a duet with fellow UK singer Elkie Brooks.
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^ As Cat Stephens the singer had a string of hits including Moon Shadow, Peace Train and Morning Has Broken .
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^ Liturgies, fixed praises in the sunlight We can relive the old days It was radical then I remember the way we ran free in the woods Let those actions live again.
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.Linda Lewis appears in the song's video, with Cat Stevens singing to her, as they portray former schoolmates, singing to each other on a schoolyard merry-go-round.^ Linda Lewis appears in the song's video, with Cat Stevens singing to her, as they play former schoolmates, singing to each other on a schoolyard "merry-go-round".
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^ He's the guy who sings Wild World and Father and Son " --"oh yeah...Cat Stevens!

^ He later appeared as the final act in the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg performing some classic Cat Stevens songs and more recent compositions reflecting his concern for peace and child welfare.
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.This is one of few videos that Stevens made, other than simple videos of concert performances.^ This is one of few videos that Stevens made, other than simple videos of concert performances.
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^ If any marryed man shall lye with a woman by carnal copulation, other than his one wife; he shall be put to death.
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^ Davies and Stevens' rapport on a stage is even more remarkable than it is in the studio, as a pair of performances from the Majikat Earth Tour in 1976 reveal.
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.His final original album under the name Cat Stevens was Back to Earth, released in late 1978, which was also the first album produced by Samwell-Smith since his peak in single album sales in the early 1970s.^ Released at the same time is "Daydo," a solo album by Alun Davies, co–produced by Cat Stevens and Paul Samwell–Smith.

^ Has he put out albums under that name?
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^ His final original album under the name Cat Stevens was Back to Earth , released in late 1978, which was also the first album produced by Samwell-Smith since his peak in single album sales in the early 1970s.
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.Several compilation albums were released before and after he stopped recording.^ Several compilation albums were released before and after he stopped recording.
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^ After Stevens left Decca Records they bundled his first two albums together on their label as a set, hoping to ride the commercial tide of his early success; later his newer labels did the same, and he himself released compilations.
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^ On the occasion of the 2000 re-release of his Cat Stevens albums, he explained that he had stopped performing in English due to his misunderstanding of the Islamic faith.
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.After Stevens left Decca Records they bundled his first two albums together as a set, hoping to ride the commercial tide of his early success; later his newer labels did the same, and he himself released compilations.^ Several compilation albums were released before and after he stopped recording.
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^ After Stevens left Decca Records they bundled his first two albums together on their label as a set, hoping to ride the commercial tide of his early success; later his newer labels did the same, and he himself released compilations.
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^ Later Cat Stevens recordings .
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.The most successful of the compilation albums was the 1975 Greatest Hits which has sold over 4 million copies in the United States.^ The most successful of the compilation albums was the 1975 Greatest Hits which has sold over 4 million copies in the United States.
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^ The album is now most notable for his song "The First Cut Is the Deepest", a song he sold for 30 to P.P. Arnold that was to become a massive hit for her, [19] and an international hit for Keith Hampshire, Rod Stewart , James Morrison , and Sheryl Crow .
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^ In the late Seventies his albums, including Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat , sold millions and millions of copies.
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.In May 2003 he received his first Platinum Europe Award[45] from the IFPI for Remember Cat Stevens, The Ultimate Collection, indicating over one million European sales.^ May 2003 - Platinum Europe Awards .
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^ In May 2003 he received his first Platinum Europe Award [37] from the IFPI for Remember Cat Stevens, The Ultimate Collection , indicating over one million European sales.
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^ As Cat Stevens , he has sold over 60 million albums around the world since the late 1960s.
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Religious conversion

Yusuf in 2008
.While vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, shortly after visiting Ibiza, Stevens was intrigued by the sound of the Aḏhān, the Islamic ritual call to prayer, which was explained to him as "music for God". Stevens said, "I thought, music for God?^ While vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, Stevens was intrigued by the sound of the Ahn, the Islamic ritual call to prayer, which was explained to him as "music for God."
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^ I am not abusing Allah, or God as we call him.
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^ Stevens said, "I thought, music for God?
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.I’d never heard that before – I’d heard of music for money, music for fame, music for personal power, but music for God!"^ Id never heard that before – Id heard of music for money, music for fame, music for personal power, but music for God!"
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^ I've never heard that before.

^ I have heard several other music journalists say this, and I have never understood what they were talking about.

[46]
.In 1976 Stevens nearly drowned off the coast of Malibu, California and claims to have shouted: “Oh God!^ In 1976 Stevens nearly drowned off the coast of Malibu, California and claims to have shouted: Oh God!
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.If you save me I will work for you.” He says that right afterward a wave appeared and carried him back to shore.^ If you save me I will work for you.
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^ He cried out to God saying he would work for God if God would save him.

^ He says that right afterward a wave appeared and carried him back to shore.
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.This brush with mortality intensified his long-held quest for spiritual truth.^ This brush with mortality intensified his long-held quest for spiritual truth.
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.He had looked into "Buddhism, Zen, I Ching, Numerology, tarot cards and Astrology".[20] Stevens' brother David Gordon brought him a copy of the Qur'an as a birthday gift from a trip to Jerusalem.^ Stevens' brother David Gordon brought him a copy of the Qur'an as a birthday gift from a trip to Jerusalem.
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^ He had looked into "Buddhism, Zen, I Ching, Numerology, tarot cards and Astrology".
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^ A short while later, those brothers who had thrown him into the well came to Egypt for reasons of trade and were brought into his presence, but they failed to recognise him.
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[12] .Stevens took to it right away, and began to find peace with himself and began his transition to Islam.^ Stevens took to it right away, and began to find peace with himself and began his transition to Islam.
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^ Peace Kareema - Your finding Islam was the blessing of blessings, what you do thereafter is part of the test of faith.

^ KING: We'll be back with our remaining moments with Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, right after this.
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.During the time he was studying the Qur'an, he began to identify more and more with the name of Joseph, a man bought and sold in the market place, which is how he says he had increasingly felt within the music business.^ How many times do I have to say this?
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^ During the time he was studying the Qur'an, he began to identify more and more with the name of Joseph, a man bought and sold in the market place, which is how he says he had increasingly felt within the music business.
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^ I show you how to use creative online marketing methods to do more deals online.
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[27] Regarding his conversion, in his 2006 interview with Alan Yentob,[47] he stated, "to some people, it may have seemed like an enormous jump, but for me, it was a gradual move to this." And, in a Rolling Stone Magazine interview, he reaffirmed this, saying, "I had found the spiritual home I'd been seeking for most of my life. .And if you listen to my music and lyrics, like "Peace Train" and "On The Road To Find Out", it clearly shows my yearning for direction and the spiritual path I was travelling."^ You’ll just have to show up to find out!
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^ If you listen to my songs, "I want to get on a peace train," I have not stopped wanting to get on that peace train.
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^ It's unfortunate that you feel you have to leave out "alt-country" (which, to my mind, is real country music, not what's been playing on the radio the last decade or so), because the general mood there is a lot more liberal.

[48] .Stevens had been seeking inner peace and spiritual answers throughout his career, and now believed he had found what he had been seeking.^ Stevens had been seeking inner peace and spiritual answers throughout his career, and now believed he had found what he had been seeking.
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^ Yusuf Islam Following a bout of TB early in his career he undertook an ongoing search for peace and ultimate spiritual truth.
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^ And, in a Rolling Stone Magazine interview, he reaffirmed this, saying, "I had found the spiritual home I'd been seeking for most of my life.
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.Stevens formally converted to the Islamic religion on 23 December 1977, taking the name Yusuf Islam in 1978. Yusuf is the Arabic rendition of the name Joseph.^ Yusuf is the Arabic rendition of the name Joseph.
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^ Steven became a Muslim in December 23, 1977, whereupon he changed his name into Yusuf Islam.
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^ Stevens converted to Islam at the height of his fame in December, 1977, [2] and adopted his Muslim name, Yusuf Islam , the following year.
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.He stated that he "always loved the name Joseph" and was particularly drawn to the story of Joseph in the Qur'an.^ He stated that he "always loved the name Joseph" and was particularly drawn to the story of Joseph in the Qur'an.
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^ And the reason I chose Yusuf was because I always loved the name Joseph.
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[27] .Although he discontinued his pop career, he was persuaded to perform one last time before what would become his twenty-five year musical hiatus.^ Although he discontinued his pop career, he was persuaded to perform one last time before what would become his twenty-five year musical hiatus.
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^ Can I build my career one chamber music piece at a time?
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^ Flashbacks: Twenty-five Years of Doonesbury .
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.Appearing with his hair freshly shorn and an untrimmed beard, he headlined a charity concert on 22 November 1979 in Wembley Stadium to benefit UNICEF's International Year of the Child.^ Performance at the Year of the Child Concert (1979).
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^ Appearing with his hair freshly shorn and an untrimmed beard, he headlined a charity concert on 22 November 1979 in Wembley Stadium to benefit UNICEF's International Year of the Child.
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^ It's been 22 years since his last concert.
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[49] The concert closed with a performance by Stevens, David Essex, Alun Davies, and Stevens's brother, David, who wrote the song that was the finale, "Child for a Day".[49]
.Yusuf married Fauzia Mubarak Ali on 7 September 1979,[49] at Regent's Park Mosque in London.^ Yusuf married Fauzia Mubarak Ali on 7 September, 1979, [41] at Regent's Park Mosque in London.
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.They have five children and currently live in London, spending part of each year in Dubai.^ He currently lives with his wife and children in London, and spends part of each year in Dubai.
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^ They have five children.
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^ Interest in Rodriguez in the UK and Europe has been growing steadily over the past few years, always helped no doubt by the many South African and Australians currently living in London and other major Euro centres.
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[7]

Life as Yusuf Islam (1978–present)

Muslim faith and musical career

.Following his conversion, Yusuf abandoned his music career.^ Following his conversion, Yusuf abandoned his career as a pop star.
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^ Yusuf in recording studio, 2006 Yusuf gradually resumed his musical career in the 1990s.
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^ Islam, a Briton who was born Stephen Georgiou, abandoned his music career after becoming a Muslim.
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.When he became a Muslim in 1977, he said, the Imam at the mosque was told that he was a pop star, and he told Yusuf that it was fine to continue as a musician, so long as the songs were morally acceptable.^ When he became a Muslim in 1977, he said, the Imam at the mosque was told that he was a pop star, and he told Yusuf that it was fine to continue as a musician, so long as the songs were morally acceptable.
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^ Steven became a Muslim in December 23, 1977, whereupon he changed his name into Yusuf Islam.
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^ In addition, the song, "Pop Star", about his experience as a teen star, and "Katmandu", featuring Genesis frontman Peter Gabriel playing flute, were featured.
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.But Yusuf says he knew there were aspects of the music business, such as vanity and temptations, that did go against the teachings of the Qu'ran,[50] and this was the primary reason he gave for retreating from the spotlight.^ The prophet PBUH never did that although there was music instruments!!
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^ In any case, perhaps music conservatories need to go farther in teaching their students about the "real world" out there.
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^ "Interestingly, it is Bosnian songs which have brought me closer to wanting to do something more (in music)," said Yusuf, who turned his back on the music business 18 years ago.
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But in his first performance on the television show Later... with .Jools Holland, 27 years after leaving the music business, and in other interviews, he gave different reasons for leaving: "A lot of people would have loved me to keep singing," he said.^ But a lot of people did sing that hymn.
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^ I love people who share different music experiences.
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^ I just love his music and don't care what other people do with his songs.
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".You come to a point where you have sung, more or less ...^ You come to a point where you have sung, more or less ...
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^ "You come to a point where you have sung, more or less ...
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^ I see where you're coming from, but Yusuf Islam still isn't in the right (just to point it out...
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your whole repertoire and you want to get down to the job of living. .You know, up until that point, I hadn't had a life.^ Classic examples are "You light up my life", "I will always love you."
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^ Drew, I don’t know how you do it, but keep it up!!
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^ Saying I dont “know shit about islam” is paradoxical ( a big non-islamic word for you morons to look up ) ..For we do know shit, and the shit is Islam !
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I'd been searching, been on the road."[10]
.Estimating in January 2007 that he continues to earn approximately $1.5 million USD a year from his Cat Stevens music,[51] he decided to use his accumulated wealth and ongoing earnings from his music career on philanthropic and educational causes in the Muslim community of London and elsewhere.^ Muslim faith and musical career .
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^ Estimating in January 2007 that he continues to earn approximately $1.5 million USD a year from his Cat Stevens music, [43] he decided to use his accumulated wealth and continuing earnings from his music career on philanthropic and educational causes in the Muslim community of London and elsewhere.
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^ Cat Stevens ' at Amazon Low prices on new & used music.
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.In 1981, he founded the Islamia Primary School in Salusbury Road in the north London area of Kilburn and, soon after, founded several Muslim secondary schools; in 1992, Yusuf set up The Association of Muslim Schools (AMS-UK), a charity that brought together all the Muslim schools in the UK, and served as chairman.^ In 1981, he founded the Islamia Primary School in Salusbury Road in the north London area of Kilburn and, soon after, founded several Muslim secondary schools and devoted his energy to providing an Islamic education to children and to donate the rest to charitable causes.
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^ After it is all set up the BR will fade.
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^ He served as chairman of the charity Muslim Aid from 1985 to 1993.
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.January 2010" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] He is also the founder and chairman of the Small Kindness charity, which initially assisted famine victims in Africa and now supports thousands of orphans and families in the Balkans, Indonesia, and Iraq.^ He is the founder and chairman of the Small Kindness charity, which initially assisted famine victims in Africa and now supports thousands of orphans and families in the Balkans, Indonesia, and Iraq.
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^ Many families in this country who support the Iraq war have nevertheless lost a loved one to it.

^ Cat Stevens at the Internet Movie Database Yusuf Islam's official website Small Kindness , Yusuf Islam's charity Mountain of Light , Yusuf Islam's spiritual website .
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[52] He served as chairman of the charity Muslim Aid from 1985 to 1993.[53]
.In 1985, Yusuf decided to return to the public spotlight for the first time since his religious conversion, at the historic Live Aid concert, concerned with the famine threatening Ethiopia.^ In 1985, Yusuf decided to return to the public spotlight for the first time since his religious conversion, at the historic Live Aid concert, concerned with the famine threatening Ethiopia.
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^ Somehow I feel Yusuf’s decision to return to the pop world originates from the time he was stopped by the US authorities to enter the country.
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^ At the massive Live Aid charity concert, taking place at Wembley Stadium, Yusuf arrives and offers to perform – a capella – a new song written for the occasion, "The End."

.Though he had written a song especially for the occasion, his appearance was skipped when Elton John's set ran too long.^ At Academy I found a long-sought Melodiya set of Shostakovich orchestral songs sung by Yevgeny Nesterenko.
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^ One of the most comforting and compassionate songs I’ve ever heard: Whatever Gets You Thru The Night, John Lennon with Elton John.
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^ They only played material from their first two albums, except for final song "Jealous Guy" - not a crowd-pleasing set, though I though they were great.
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[54]

Salman Rushdie controversy

.The singer attracted controversy in 1989, during an address to students at London's Kingston University, where he was asked about the fatwa calling for the death of author Salman Rushdie.^ Main article: Cat Stevens' comments about Salman Rushdie The singer attracted controversy in 1989, during an address to students at London's Kingston University, where he was asked about the fatwa calling for the death of author Salman Rushdie.
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^ Salman Rushdie controversy .
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^ During the controversies that followed, including his sympathetic remarks about Khomeini in Iran, and about the Salman Rushdie fatwa affair, I thought he was trying to convey the feelings of Muslims to the western world.
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.The media interpreted his response as support for the fatwa.^ Newspapers quickly interpreted his response as support for the fatwa, but he released a statement the following day which said that he had not been supporting vigilantism, and was merely explaining the legal Islamic punishment for blasphemy.
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.Yusuf released a statement the following day denying that he supported vigilantism, and claiming that he had merely recounted the legal Islamic punishment for blasphemy.^ Newspapers quickly interpreted his response as support for the fatwa, but he released a statement the following day which said that he had not been supporting vigilantism, and was merely explaining the legal Islamic punishment for blasphemy.
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^ The following day, Yusuf was deported back to the United Kingdom.
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^ In October 2004 the British newspapers The Sun and The Sunday Times voiced their support for Yusuf's deportation by the US government, claiming that he had supported terrorism.
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.In a BBC interview, he displayed a newspaper clipping from that time period, which quotes from his statement.^ In a BBC interview, he displayed a newspaper clipping from that time period, which quotes from his statement.
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.Subsequent comments made by him in 1989 on a British television programme were also seen as being in support of the fatwa.^ Subsequent comments made by him in 1989 on a British television programme were also seen as being in support of the fatwa, but in a statement in the FAQ section of his web site [47] he says that he was joking and that the show was improperly edited.
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^ Comment by barenakedislam on November 1, 2009 11:18 PM CR, have you ever seen anything with a MADE IN (MIDDLE EAST COUNTRY) label on it?
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^ Comment by btilly on November 6, 2009 6:13 PM IrANIANS who live in Iran supported him and so did Jimmy Carter.
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.In a statement in the FAQ section of his web site,[55] Yusuf asserted that he was joking and that the show was improperly edited.^ Subsequent comments made by him in 1989 on a British television programme were also seen as being in support of the fatwa, but in a statement in the FAQ section of his web site [47] he says that he was joking and that the show was improperly edited.
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.In the years since these comments, he has repeatedly denied ever calling for the death of Rushdie or supporting the fatwa.^ In the years since these comments, he has strongly denied ever calling for the death of Rushdie or supporting the fatwa.
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^ Main article: Cat Stevens' comments about Salman Rushdie The singer attracted controversy in 1989, during an address to students at London's Kingston University, where he was asked about the fatwa calling for the death of author Salman Rushdie.
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^ "These assumptions are conservative, since it is estimated that, every year, natural habitats and dependent vertebrate populations decrease by an average of 1.1 percent," the authors wrote.
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[6][48]

11 September attacks

Immediately following the 11 September 2001, attacks on the United States, he said:
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. The Qur'an equates the murder of one innocent person with the murder of the whole of humanity. We pray for the families of all those who lost their lives in this unthinkable act of violence as well as all those injured; I hope to reflect the feelings of all Muslims and people around the world whose sympathies go out to the victims of this sorrowful moment.[56][57]
.He appeared on videotape on a VH1 pre-show for the October 2001 Concert for New York City, condemning the attacks and singing his song "Peace Train" for the first time in public in more than 20 years, as an a cappella version.^ Islam appeared in a concert in Bosnia earlier this year, his first concert in 20 years.
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^ New York Times 10.
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^ The first time was in October 2001.
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.He also donated a portion of his box-set royalties to the Fund for victims' families, and the rest to orphans in underdeveloped countries.^ He also donated a portion of his box-set royalties to the September 11 Fund for victims' families, and the rest to orphans in underdeveloped countries.
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^ Yusuf Islam the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens plans to donate a portion of the royalties from his upcoming box set to the September 11th Fund, with the rest going to orphans and homeless families in underdeveloped countries.
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^ He is the founder and chairman of the Small Kindness charity, which initially assisted famine victims in Africa and now supports thousands of orphans and families in the Balkans, Indonesia, and Iraq.
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[58] .During the same year, Yusuf Islam dedicated time and effort in joining the Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism, an organization that worked towards battling misperceptions and acts against others because of their religious beliefs and/or racial identity, after many Muslims reported a backlash against them due in part to the grief caused by the events in the United States on 9-11.^ Yusuf Islam was the MCB treasurer in 1998 at the same time he was fundraising for Bosnian Muslims.
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^ Cat Stevens: 'They have hijacked my religion' The events of 11 September were the fruit of 'blind irreligious hatred': Yusuf Islam, formerly the singer Cat Stevens, explains why the attacks had nothing to do with Muslim beliefs http://www.vh1.com/thewire/content/news/1448948.jhtml I wish to express my heartfelt horror at the indiscriminate terrorist attacks committed against innocent people of the United States," Islam wrote on his official Web site.
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^ Joseph Roth: Report from a Parisian Paradise - Essays from France 1925-39 (Norton) Roth, novelist and newspaper feature writer, exiled in Paris during the Nazi years, gives his impression of Paris and the French on the eve of WWII. I've been reading many of this works as they are now appearing in English.
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[44]

Denial of entry into the United States

.On 21 September 2004, Yusuf was on a United Airlines flight from London to Washington, travelling to a meeting with singer Dolly Parton, who had recorded "Peace Train" several years earlier and was planning to include another Cat Stevens song on an upcoming album.^ On 21 September 2004, Yusuf was on a United Airlines flight from London to Washington, travelling to a meeting with singer Dolly Parton , who had recorded "Peace Train" several years earlier and was planning to include another Cat Stevens song on an upcoming album.
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^ September 21, 2004 .
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^ (Parton had also covered "Peace Train" a few years earlier.
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[47] .While the plane was in flight, the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System flagged his name as being on a no fly list.^ "The Department of Homeland Security placed Yusuf Islam on the no-fly list in response to information received from the intelligence community.
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^ Buchan said that was before Islam was added to the no-fly list."
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^ His United Airlines flight from London to Washington's Dulles International Airport was diverted Tuesday to Bangor, Maine, when U.S. officials reviewing the passenger list discovered he was aboard.
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.Customs agents alerted the United States Transportation Security Administration, which then diverted his flight to Bangor, Maine, where he was detained by agents from the Department of Homeland Security.^ However, the United States Department of Homeland Security added him to their FBI watchlist.
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^ Customs agents alerted the United States Transportation Security Administration, which then diverted his flight to Bangor, Maine, where he was detained by agents from the Department of Homeland Security.
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^ Homeland Security Department and intelligence agencies found some information concerning his activities that they felt under our law required him to be placed on a watch list and therefore deny him entry into the United States.
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[59]
.The following day, Yusuf was deported back to the United Kingdom.^ MIM: Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens is feigning ignorance as to why he was banned from the United States, and is threatening to sue the United States government for deporting him.
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.The Transportation Security Administration claimed there were "concerns of ties he may have to potential terrorist-related activities".[60] The Israeli government had deported Yusuf in 2000 over allegations that he provided funding to the Palestinian organisation Hamas;[61] he denied doing so knowingly.^ A second government official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said U.S. authorities think donations from Islam may have ended up helping to fund blind sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, convicted in a plot to bomb New York City landmarks, and Hamas, a Palestinian militant group considered a terrorist organization by the United States.
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^ He was barred from entering the United States last month because of what the Department of Homeland Security says are concerns about activities potentially related to terrorism.
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^ They also said, "Yusuf Islam has been placed on watch lists because of concerns about activities that could potentially be related to terrorism.
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[62] ."I have never knowingly supported or given money to Hamas," says Yusuf, who repeatedly has condemned terrorism and Islamic extremism.^ "I have never knowingly supported or given money to Hamas," says Yusuf, who repeatedly has condemned terrorism and Islamic extremism.
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^ Yusuf successfully sued for libel and received a substantial out-of-court financial settlement and apologies from the newspapers stating that he had never supported terrorism and acknowledging that he had recently been given a Man of Peace award from the private Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Committee.
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^ Another high profile convert Yvonne Ridley’s recently condemned Muslim women for enjoying an Islamic concert by Yusuf Sami.
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.October 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] "At the time I was reported to have done it, I didn't know such a group existed.^ Comment by barenakedislam on August 4, 2009 8:32 PM Sorry, Shahaadah, this time we must do what the Crusades didn’t finish the first time.
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^ "At the time I was reported to have done it, I didn't know such a group existed.
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^ It is Allah, Who is unconfined by time and space, Who creates and knows everything.
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.Some people give a political interpretation to charity.^ Some people give a political interpretation to charity.
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^ It's impossible for certain things, I suppose, not to happen, but that's when you're in the business of giving charity you can't let that be a hindrance to making sure -- trying to make sure that the people who do need it get it.
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.We were horrified at how people were suffering in the Holy Land."^ We were horrified at how people were suffering in the Holy Land."
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^ Some people have called the Middle East; the Holy Land.
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[62] .However, the United States Department of Homeland Security added him to their FBI watchlist.^ However, the United States Department of Homeland Security added him to their FBI watchlist.
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^ Homeland Security Department and intelligence agencies found some information concerning his activities that they felt under our law required him to be placed on a watch list and therefore deny him entry into the United States.
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^ Customs agents alerted the United States Transportation Security Administration, which then diverted his flight to Bangor, Maine, where he was detained by agents from the Department of Homeland Security.
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[15] .The US deportation provoked a small international controversy, and led British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to complain personally to US Secretary of State Colin Powell at the United Nations.^ The US deportation provoked a small international controversy, and led British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw to complain personally to US Secretary of State Colin Powell at the United Nations.
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^ You have British Foreign Minister Jack Straw protesting to Colin Powell, probably saying "Don't you think you're getting a bit paranoid here, and don't you think this will be seen as ridiculous in the world?"
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^ British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw complained to U.S. officials Wednesday about their treatment of Islam, telling Secretary of State Colin Powell "that this action should not have been taken," the Foreign Office said.
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[63] Powell responded by stating that the watchlist was under review, adding, "I think we have that obligation to review these matters to see if we are right".[64]
.Yusuf believed his inclusion on the watch list may have simply been an error: a mistaken identification of him for a man with the same name, but different spelling.^ Yusuf believed his inclusion on the watch list may have simply been an error: a mistaken identification of him for a man with the same name, but different spelling.
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^ These days I even pronounce my name differently, ie sugar-man instead of sugarman.
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^ They also said, "Yusuf Islam has been placed on watch lists because of concerns about activities that could potentially be related to terrorism.
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.On 1 October 2004 Yusuf requested the removal of his name, "I remain bewildered by the decision of the US authorities to refuse me entry to the United States".[65] According to a statement by Yusuf, the man on the list was named "Youssef Islam", indicating that Yusuf himself was not the suspected terrorism supporter.^ His daughter was allowed to remain in the United States.
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^ Yusef Islam to be refused entry to the US with your post?
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^ Islam was placed on a "terrorism watch list".
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[10] .Romanization of Arabic names can easily result in different spellings: the transliteration of the Islamic name for Joseph (Yusuf's chosen name) lists a dozen spellings.^ Yusuf is the Arabic rendition of the name Joseph.
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^ Romanization of Arabic names can easily result in different spellings: the transliteration of the Islamic name for Joseph (Yusuf's chosen name) lists a dozen spellings.
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^ Yusuf Islam wants name off 'no-fly' list , Associated Press , 2 October 2004.
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.Two years later, in December 2006, Yusuf was admitted without incident into the United States for several radio concert performances and interviews to promote his new record.^ Two years later, in December 2006, Yusuf was admitted without incident into the United States for several radio concert performances and interviews to promote his new record.
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^ Performance at the Year of the Child Concert (1979).
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^ Denial of entry into the United States .
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[66] .Yusuf said of the incident at the time, that, "No reason was ever given, but being asked to repeat the spelling of my name again and again, made me think it was a fairly simple mistake of identity.^ Can't even spell my name right.
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^ Yusuf said of the incident at the time, that, "No reason was ever given, but being asked to repeat the spelling of my name again and again, made me think it was a fairly simple mistake of identity.
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^ While the plane was in flight, the Computer Assisted Passenger Prescreening System flagged his name as being on a no fly list.
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Rumors which circulated after made me imagine otherwise."[67]
.Yusuf has written a song about the 2004 deportation experience, entitled "Boots and Sand", recorded in the summer of 2008 and featuring Paul McCartney, Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, and Terry Sylvester.^ Yusuf has written a song about the 2004 deportation experience, entitled "Boots and Sand", recorded in the summer of 2008 and featuring Paul McCartney , Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, and Terry Sylvester.
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^ They performed two songs, both half in Arabic, and half in English; "Tala'a Al-Badru Alayna", an old song in Arabic which Yusuf recorded with a folk sound to it, and another song, "The Wind East and West", which was newly written by Yusuf and featured a distinct R&B sound.
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^ After Yusuf's friend, Irfan Ljubijankic, the Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was killed by a Serbian rocket attack, Yusuf appeared at a 1997 benefit concert in Sarajevo and recorded a benefit album named after a song written by Ljubijankic, I Have No Cannons That Roar .
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[68]

Libel cases

British reports regarding deportation

.In October 2004 the British newspapers The Sun and The Sunday Times voiced their support for Yusuf's deportation by the US government, claiming that he had supported terrorism.^ In October 2004 the British newspapers The Sun and The Sunday Times voiced their support for Yusuf's deportation by the US government, claiming that he had supported terrorism.
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^ On 1 October 2004 Yusuf requested the removal of his name, "I remain bewildered by the decision of the US authorities to refuse me entry to the United States."
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^ Islam, Yusuf, A cat in a wild world , The Guardian , 1 October 2004.
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.Yusuf successfully sued for libel and received a substantial out-of-court financial settlement and apologies from the newspapers stating that he had never supported terrorism and acknowledging that he had recently been given a Man of Peace award from the private Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Committee.^ Yusuf successfully sued for libel and received a substantial out-of-court financial settlement and apologies from the newspapers stating that he had never supported terrorism and acknowledging that he had recently been given a Man of Peace award from the private Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Committee.
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^ In December 2006, Yusuf was one of the artists who performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, in honour of the prize winners, Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank.
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^ I think Ahmadinejad is a cool dude and should have won the Nobel Peace Prize.
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.However The Sunday Times managing editor Richard Caseby said that while there was an "agreed settlement", they "always denied liability" and "disagreed with Cat Stevens' lawyers interpretation", but took a "pragmatic view" of the lawsuit.^ However The Sunday Times managing editor Richard Caseby said that while there was an "agreed settlement", they "always denied liability" and "disagreed with Cat Stevens' lawyers interpretation", but took a "pragmatic view" of the lawsuit.
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^ On CBS Sunday Morning in December 2006, he said, "You know, the cup is there to be filled ...
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^ Nay, but they denied that, the knowledge whereof they could not compass, and whereof the interpretation (in events) hath not yet comeunto them.
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[69]
.Yusuf responded that he was "...delighted by the settlement [which] helps vindicate my character and good name...^ That name is part of my history and a lot of the things I dreamt about as Cat Stevens have come true as Yusuf Islam."
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^ Yusuf responded that he was "...delighted by the settlement [which] helps vindicate my character and good name...
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.It seems to be the easiest thing in the world these days to make scurrilous accusations against Muslims, and in my case it directly impacts on my relief work and damages my reputation as an artist.^ It seems to be the easiest thing in the world these days to make scurrilous accusations against Muslims, and in my case it directly impacts on my relief work and damages my reputation as an artist.
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^ Pretty busy at work these days.
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^ The next day, I was walking in Artists Alley when I felt a tap on my shoulder.

The harm done is often difficult to repair", and added that he intended to donate the financial award given to him by the court to help orphans of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean.[69]
Yusuf wrote about the experience in a newspaper article titled "A Cat in a Wild World".[70]

False rumour regarding veiled women

.On 18 July 2008, Yusuf received substantial undisclosed damages from the World Entertainment News Network following their distribution of the false rumour that the singer did not speak to unveiled women.^ On 18 July 2008, Yusuf received substantial undisclosed damages from the World Entertainment News Network following their distribution of the false rumour that the singer did not speak to unveiled women.
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^ Yusuf Islam wins damages for "veiled women" slur , Reuters , 18 July 2008.
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^ False rumour regarding veiled women .
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[71] .The allegations first surfaced in German newspaper B.Z. after Yusuf's trip to Berlin in March 2007 to collect the ECHO award for "life achievements as musician and ambassador between cultures".[72] Once again he was awarded damages after the World Entertainment News Network allowed an article to be published on Contactmusic.com, a "website said to have 2.2 million page views a month",[71] alleging that Yusuf would not speak to unveiled women with the exception of his wife.^ Once again he was awarded damages after the World Entertainment News Network allowed an article to be published on Contactmusic.com, a "website said to have 2.2 million page views a month", [63] alleging that Yusuf would not speak to unveiled women with the exception of his wife.
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^ The allegations first surfaced in German newspaper B.Z. after Yusuf's trip to Berlin in March 2007 to collect the ECHO award for "life achievements as musician and ambassador between cultures".
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^ March 2007, received the German ECHO "special award for life achievements as musician and ambassador between cultures", Europe's Grammy, in Berlin [64] 2008 Nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame [98] .
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.His solicitor was reported as having said that "he was made out to be 'so sexist and bigoted that he refused at an awards ceremony to speak to or even acknowledge any women who were not wearing a veil'".[71][73] The offending news agency apologized, admitting that Yusuf has never had any problem in working with women and, contrary to the article in question, never has needed a third party as an intermediary to function at work.^ His solicitor was reported as having said that "he was made out to be 'so sexist and bigoted that he refused at an awards ceremony to speak to or even acknowledge any women who were not wearing a veil,'".
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^ The offending news agency apologized, admitting that Yusuf has never had any problem in working with women and, contrary to the article in question, never has needed a third party as an intermediary to function at work.
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^ Yusuf successfully sued for libel and received a substantial out-of-court financial settlement and apologies from the newspapers stating that he had never supported terrorism and acknowledging that he had recently been given a Man of Peace award from the private Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Committee.
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[72] .The money from this lawsuit will go to Yusuf's Small Kindness Charity.^ The money from this lawsuit will go to Yusuf's Small Kindness Charity.
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^ He is the founder and chairman of the Small Kindness charity, which initially assisted famine victims in Africa and now supports thousands of orphans and families in the Balkans, Indonesia, and Iraq.
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^ Cat Stevens at the Internet Movie Database Yusuf Islam's official website Small Kindness , Yusuf Islam's charity Mountain of Light , Yusuf Islam's spiritual website .
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.Yusuf himself discusses this topic on his website, saying, "It’s true that I have asked my manager to respectfully request lady presenters from embracing me when giving awards or during public appearances, but that has nothing to do with my feelings or respect for them.^ Yusuf himself discusses this topic on his website, saying, "Its true that I have asked my manager to respectfully request lady presenters from embracing me when giving awards or during public appearances, but that has nothing to do with my feelings or respect for them.
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^ I noticed you totally skipped over my earlier response to your silly comments- Nothing to say??!
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^ Yusuf Islam was quoted by the press as saying that the suffering of the Muslim population during the war in Bosnia convinced him of the need to sing in public once again.
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.Islam simply requires me to honour the dignity of ladies or young girls who are not closely related to me, and avoid physical intimacy, however innocent it may be."^ Islam simply requires me to honour the dignity of ladies or young girls who are not closely related to me, and avoid physical intimacy, however innocent it may be."
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^ Related to question 3 above: Many times you Muslums also sell off your young pre-teen daughters who aren’t physically ready for sex and you Muslums also force your daughters to marry close family relatives or to Uncles.
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^ In an interview with the weekly, which is close to radical Muslim politicians who organized the concert, Islam said he had "decided to sing again to plead for peace and tolerance".
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.He adds, "My four daughters all follow the basic wearing of clothes which modestly cover their God-given beauty.^ He adds, "My four daughters all follow the basic wearing of clothes which modestly cover their God-given beauty.
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^ But above all he was there with me when I got off drugs and married and had my 2 beautiful boys.
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^ From the age of four years I was given the 'serious' priveledge of carefully placing my fathers vinyl on the record player and turning up the volume.
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.They’re extremely well educated; they do not cover their faces and interact perfectly well with friends and society."^ Theyre extremely well educated; they do not cover their faces and interact perfectly well with friends and society.."
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^ THE BROTHERS PROVIDE FALSE EVIDENCE Prophet Yusuf’s brothers were, in fact, perfectly well aware that they were not in the least bit credible.
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^ And those who earn ill-deeds, (for them) requital of each ill-deed by the like thereof; and ignominy overtaketh them - They have noprotector from Allah - as if their faces had been covered with a cloak ofdarkest night.
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Yusuf Islam at the Mojo Awards 2009
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.Yusuf gradually resumed his musical career in the 1990s.^ Yusuf in recording studio, 2006 Yusuf gradually resumed his musical career in the 1990s.
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.His initial recordings had not included any musical instruments other than percussion, and featured lyrics about Islamic themes.^ His initial recordings had not included any musical instruments other than percussion, and featured lyrics about Islamic themes.
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^ For the documentary part, which dealt with the origin of this newest kind of music, Riedl made a variety of recordings of mechanical musical instruments.
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^ One of the recurring themes On An Overgrown Path has been the control of agents , broadcasters and record companies over the music we hear.
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.He invested in building his own recording studio which he named Mountain of Light Studios in the late 1990s, and he was featured as a guest singer on "God Is the Light", a song on an album of nasheeds by the group Raihan.^ He invested in building his own recording studio which he named Mountain of Light Studios in the late 1990s, and he was featured as a guest singer on "God Is the Light", a song on an album of nasheeds by the group Raihan.
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^ After Yusuf's friend, Irfan Ljubijankic, the Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was killed by a Serbian rocket attack, Yusuf appeared at a 1997 benefit concert in Sarajevo and recorded a benefit album named after a song written by Ljubijankic, I Have No Cannons That Roar .
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^ Though he enjoyed art (his later record albums would feature his original artwork on his album covers), [11] he wanted to establish a musical career and began to perform originally under the stage name "Steve Adams" in 1965 while at Hammersmith.
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.In addition, he invited and collaborated with other Muslim singers, including Canadian artist Dawud Wharnsby.^ In addition, he invited and collaborated with other Muslim singers, including Canadian artist Dawud Wharnsby Ali.
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^ Mona Bone Jakon was an early example of the solo singer-songwriter album format that was becoming popular for other artists as well.
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^ Dawud Wharnsby , however, is one such artist.
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.After Yusuf's friend, Irfan Ljubijankic, the Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was killed by a Serbian rocket attack, Yusuf appeared at a 1997 benefit concert in Sarajevo and recorded a benefit album named after a song written by Ljubijankic, I Have No Cannons That Roar.^ Lubiankic handed over a cassette of a song called "I have no cannon that roars".
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^ Ex-singer Cat Stevens Plans Bosnian Music Recording By Dan De Luce Reuters/Variety January 21st, 1997 Courtesy of Haney M. Nimr SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (Reuter) - Former British pop star Cat Stevens, who converted to Islam and gave up his music career in the 1970s, said Tuesday he planned to produce a recording of Bosnian music with two songs written by himself.
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^ Defence and Foreign Affairs analyst Yossef Bodansky wrote in 1997 that Iran, from its terrorist bases in Bosnia-Herzegovina, planned the assassination of Pope John Paul II. The assassination was planned towards the end of September 1997.
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[75] .Realizing there were few educational resources designed to teach children about the Islamic religion, Yusuf wrote and produced a children's album, A Is for Allah, in 2000[76] with the assistance of South African singer-songwriter Zain Bhikha.^ She was South African, and there was some really interesting stuff on it.
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^ Zain Bhikha Ever since Zain Bhikha's wonderful voice was featured on A is for allah, this young man from South Africa has gone on from strength to strength, proving himself to be a popular and accomplished singer of Islamic nasheeds .
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^ It would be a GREAT idea of Rodriguez toured the UK, there are millions of South African fans over here and I for one would love it.
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.The title song was one Yusuf had written years before to introduce his first child to both the religion and the Arabic alphabet.^ He wrote a capella for the concert titled "The End" October 20, 2001 Yusuf Islam was interviewed and performed a capella of his old 70's song 'Peace Train' on national TV before the NYC Peace Concert.
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^ No one at church knew why I shouted with understanding laughter when we sang that song sometime last year.
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^ "Interestingly, it is Bosnian songs which have brought me closer to wanting to do something more (in music)," said Yusuf, who turned his back on the music business 18 years ago.
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.He also established his own record label, "Jamal Records", and Mountain of Light Productions, and he donates a percentage of his projects' proceeds to his Small Kindness charity, whose name is taken from the Qur'an.^ Qbico is an Italian record label that does small runs of home-made LPs.
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^ Yusuf Islam spoke at a BTF rally in Washington and then went on to start his "Small Kindnesses' 'charity' which is linked directly to Bosnia.
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^ Peace Safa - Small Kindness, which I established a number of years ago, is helping countless numbers of orphans and families in the Balkans and some other parts of the world.

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.On the occasion of the 2000 re-release of his Cat Stevens albums, he explained that he had stopped performing in English due to his misunderstanding of the Islamic faith.^ On the occasion of the 2000 re-release of his Cat Stevens albums, he explained that he had stopped performing in English due to his misunderstanding of the Islamic faith.
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^ Cat Stevens album .
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^ While vacationing in Marrakech, Morocco, Stevens was intrigued by the sound of the Ahn, the Islamic ritual call to prayer, which was explained to him as "music for God."
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."This issue of music in Islam is not as cut-and-dried as I was led to believe ...^ Looking again at the question of music and particularly singing in Islam, it became more clear that the issue was still highly debatable, particularly in circumstances of Jihad and war.
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^ These collected reviews and essays from past Village Voice issues cover the cutting-edge music scene in NYC in the 80's and 90's.
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^ "This issue of music in Islam is not as cut-and-dried as I was led to believe ...
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I relied on heresy [sic],[78] that was perhaps my mistake."[76]
.Yusuf has discussed feeling that his decision to leave the Western pop music business was perhaps one that was too quick with too little communication for his fans.^ Yusuf has discussed feeling that his decision to leave the Western pop music business was perhaps one that was too quick with too little communication for his fans.
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^ But Yusuf says he knew there were aspects of the music business, such as vanity and temptations, that did go against the teachings of the Qu'ran, [42] and this was the primary reason he gave for retreating from the pop spotlight.
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^ Gordon’s Waltz was intensely sentimental and beautiful, reminding one of Satie throughout its length, which was perhaps a little much.
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.For most, it was a surprise, and even his guitarist, Alun Davies said in later interviews that he hadn't believed that Stevens would actually go through with it, after his many forays into other religions throughout their relationship.^ For most, it was a surprise, and even his guitarist, Alun Davies said in later interviews that he hadn't believed that Stevens would actually go through with it, after his many forays into other religions throughout their relationship.
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^ Producer Paul Samwell-Smith paired guitarist Alun Davies, who was currently working as a session musician, with Stevens.
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^ Would it be beyond xkcd to go thru and tally the actual deaths?
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[27] .Yusuf himself has said the "cut" between his former life and his life as a Muslim might have been too quick, too severe, and that more people might have been better informed about Islam, and given an opportunity to better understand it, and himself, if he had simply removed those items that were considered harām, in his performances, allowing him to express himself musically and educate listeners through his music without violating any religious constraints.^ Yusuf himself has said the "cut" between his former life and his life as a Muslim might have been too quick, too severe, and that more people might have been better informed about Islam, and given an opportunity to better understand it, and himself, if he had simply removed those items that were considered harm , in his performances, allowing him to express himself musically and educate listeners through his music without violating any religious constraints.
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^ Life as Yusuf Islam (1978present) .
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^ In this sense, the life of Yusuf (as) has several meanings.
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.In 2003, after repeated encouragement from within the Muslim world,[80] Yusuf once again recorded "Peace Train" for a compilation CD, which also included performances by David Bowie and Paul McCartney.^ In 2003, after repeated encouragement from within the Muslim world, [72] Yusuf once again recorded "Peace Train" for a compilation CD, which also included performances by David Bowie and Paul McCartney.
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^ It yielded several hits, including "Peace Train", "Morning Has Broken" (a Christian hymn with lyrics by Eleanor Farjeon), and "Moon Shadow".
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^ Yusuf has written a song about the 2004 deportation experience, entitled "Boots and Sand", recorded in the summer of 2008 and featuring Paul McCartney , Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, and Terry Sylvester.
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.He performed "Wild World" in Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert with his former session player Peter Gabriel, the first time he had publicly performed in English in 25 years.^ He performed "Wild World" in Nelson Mandela's 46664 concert with his former session player Peter Gabriel , the first time he had publicly performed in English in 25 years.
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^ Performance at the Year of the Child Concert (1979).
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^ First time- Lifehouse 25.
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.In December 2004, he and Ronan Keating released a new version of "Father and Son": the song entered the charts at number two, behind Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas?". They also produced a video of the pair walking between photographs of fathers and sons, while singing the song.^ The proceeds of "Father and Son" were donated to the Band Aid charity.
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^ In December 2004, he and Ronan Keating released a new version of "Father and Son": the song entered the charts at number two, behind Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas?".
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^ Father & Son 20.
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.The proceeds of "Father and Son" were donated to the Band Aid charity.^ The proceeds of "Father and Son" were donated to the Band Aid charity.
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^ Proceeds from the song were donated to a charity to help the people of war-torn Gaza.
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^ In December 2004, he and Ronan Keating released a new version of "Father and Son": the song entered the charts at number two, behind Band Aid 20's "Do They Know It's Christmas?".
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.Keating's former group, Boyzone, had a hit with the song a decade earlier.^ Keating's former group, Boyzone , had a hit with the song a decade earlier.
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^ The Alabama pro-environment song ("Pass It on Down") got lots of airplay and is on a couple of the group's "greatest hits" anthologies.

.As he had been persuaded before, Yusuf contributed to the song, because the proceeds were marked for charity.^ As he had been persuaded before, Yusuf contributed to the song, because the proceeds were marked for charity.
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^ In January 2009, Yusuf released a charity song in aid of children in Gaza.
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^ MIM: Yusuf claims he was giving charity to 9/11 victims in an attempt to diffuse attention from his contributions to Hamas.
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.However, this marked a point in his artistic career where he entertained the concept of using more than simply voice and drums.^ However, this marked a point in his artistic career where he entertained the concept of using more than simply voice and drums.
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^ Gary Kamiya at Salon: So for a lot of us, there's more at stake in Tuesday's elections than simply whether...
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^ I think the concept that's being reached for here is the middle voice, rather than the passive per se .
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.On 21 April 2005 Yusuf gave a short talk before a scheduled musical performance in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on the anniversary of Muhammad's birthday.^ On 21 April 2005 Yusuf gave a short talk before a scheduled musical performance in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, on the anniversary of the Prophet Muhammad's birthday.
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^ April 2005 01:38:21 PM .
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^ Hardly new music, and this is a real missed opportunity for the orchestra that gave first performances of much contemporary music including Schoenberg's Variations for Orchestra, op.
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.He said, "There is a great deal of ignorance in the world about Islam today, and we hope to communicate with the help of something more refined than lectures and talks.^ More of that than brains today.
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^ ISLAM: It seems to be that there is more than one story.
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^ Something is right about Islam.
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.Our recordings are particularly appealing to the young, having used songs as well as Qur'an verses with pleasing sound effects..."^ Our recordings are particularly appealing to the young, having used songs as well as Qur'an verses with pleasing sound effects..."
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^ Hi all If anyone has had a go at playing the songs in the "chords" section of the site using the transcriptions I sent in, please let me have any comments?
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^ As previously posted, i video recorded his 4 song set at CDWherehouse, it has come out very well, email me at scroll_troll(at)hotmail.com if you're interested .
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[81] .Yusuf explained that while there had been no real guidelines about instruments in the Qur'an, and no reference about the business of music, it had been Muslim travellers who first brought the guitar to Moorish Spain.^ But what about the conventional Muslim ban on musical instruments?
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^ Yusuf explained that while there had been no real guidelines about instruments in the Qur'an, and no reference about the business of music, it had been Muslim travellers who first brought the guitar to Moorish Spain.
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^ Realizing there were few educational resources designed to teach children about the Islamic religion, Yusuf wrote and produced a children's album, A Is for Allah , in 2000 [68] with the assistance of South African singer-songwriter Zain Bhikha.
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.He noted that Muhammad was fond of celebrations, as in the case of the birth of a child, or a traveller arriving after a long journey.^ He noted that Muhammad was fond of celebrations, as in the case of the birth of a child, or a traveller arriving after a long journey.
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^ Got my harp, got my bottled whiskey Spend some time in the deep forest Like a child on a magical journey I long to learn more before I rest.
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^ As long as the child has not come out of the mother (such as partial-birth abortions), it is a moral/religious issue.
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.Thus, Yusuf concluded that healthy entertainment was acceptable within limitations, and that he now felt that it was no sin to perform with the guitar.^ Thus, Yusuf concluded that healthy entertainment was acceptable within limitations, and that he now felt that it was no sin to perform with the guitar.
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.Music, he now felt, is uplifting to the soul; something sorely needed in troubled times.^ Music, he now felt, is uplifting to the soul; something sorely needed in troubled times.
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[82] .At that point, he was joined by several young male singers who sang backing vocals and played a drum, with Yusuf as lead singer and guitarist.^ At that point, he was joined by several young male singers who sang backing vocals and played a drum, with Yusuf as lead singer and guitarist.
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^ But when the envoy came to him, he [Yusuf] said, "Go back to your master and en quire of him what happened about the women who cut their hands.
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^ "Interestingly, it is Bosnian songs which have brought me closer to wanting to do something more (in music)," said Yusuf, who turned his back on the music business 18 years ago.
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.They performed two songs, both half in Arabic, and half in English; "Tala'a Al-Badru Alayna", an old song in Arabic which Yusuf recorded with a folk sound to it, and another song, "The Wind East and West", which was newly written by Yusuf and featured a distinct R&B sound.^ They performed two songs, both half in Arabic, and half in English; "Tala'a Al-Badru Alayna", an old song in Arabic which Yusuf recorded with a folk sound to it, and another song, "The Wind East and West", which was newly written by Yusuf and featured a distinct R&B sound.
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^ After Yusuf's friend, Irfan Ljubijankic, the Foreign Minister of Bosnia-Herzegovina, was killed by a Serbian rocket attack, Yusuf appeared at a 1997 benefit concert in Sarajevo and recorded a benefit album named after a song written by Ljubijankic, I Have No Cannons That Roar .
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^ Yusuf has written a song about the 2004 deportation experience, entitled "Boots and Sand", recorded in the summer of 2008 and featuring Paul McCartney , Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, and Terry Sylvester.
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.With this performance, Yusuf began slowly to integrate instruments into both older material from his Cat Stevens era (some with slight lyrical changes) and new songs, both those known to the Muslim communities around the world and some that have the same Western flair from before with a focus on new topics and another generation of listeners.^ With this performance, Yusuf began slowly to integrate instruments into both older material from his Cat Stevens era (some with slight lyrical changes) and new songs, both those known to the Muslim communities around the world and some that have the same Western flair from before with a focus on new topics and another generation of listeners.
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^ KING: Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens.
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^ They performed two songs, both half in Arabic, and half in English; "Tala'a Al-Badru Alayna", an old song in Arabic which Yusuf recorded with a folk sound to it, and another song, "The Wind East and West", which was newly written by Yusuf and featured a distinct R&B sound.
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In a 2005 press release, he explained his revived recording career:
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After I embraced Islam, many people told me to carry on composing and recording, but at the time I was hesitant, for fear that it might be for the wrong reasons.^ Free Culture , by Lawrence Lessig, might have been another, had I been living near people who would have appreciated it at the time.
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^ The composer of the song, Leonard Cohen, wrote many, many different versions of this song and there are verses not included in Jeff’s recording.
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^ Many people had come to see the whale earlier but there were only a few on the beach when I arrived and by the time I reached the tidal wrack where the whale lay, the beach was deserted.
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I felt unsure what the right course of action was. .I guess it is only now, after all these years, that I've come to fully understand and appreciate what everyone has been asking of me.^ I've only recently discovered Rodriguez and discovered what i've been missing all these years.
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^ I believe this was recorded near London’s Holland Park, “a few blocks up from me.” It is amazing to see how far the music has come purely on its own strength after all these years.
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^ It must have been exceedingly reassuring for these people who had come on a long journey and experienced many vicissitudes to know that they were now comfortable and secure.
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.It's as if I've come full circle; however, I have gathered a lot of knowledge on the subject in the meantime.^ However, these men hoped to remain one of the God fearing even in the full knowledge that their actions were wrong.
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^ If any one disputes in this matter with thee, now after (full) knowledge Hath come to thee, say: “Come!
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^ However, an acquaintance of mine just asked if anyone knew about it, and between us we managed to come up with the above plot bits, which is a lot more than I've managed before.
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."In Islam there is something called the principle of common good.^ ISLAM: This is something that has been there a long time.
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^ "In Islam there is something called the principle of common good.
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^ I think there's a good chance the one reviewer that says the DTS version is worse had something wrong with his setup and/or the disk he previewed.
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.What that means is that whenever one is confronted by something that is not mentioned in the scriptures, one must observe what benefit it can bring.^ What that means is that whenever one is confronted by something that is not mentioned in the scriptures, one must observe what benefit it can bring.
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.Does it serve the common good, does it protect the spirit, and does it serve God?^ Does it serve the common good, does it protect the spirit, and does it serve God?
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.If the scholars see that it is something positive, they may well approve of what I'm doing."^ If the scholars see that it is something positive, they may well approve of what I'm doing."
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^ Besides, I really think this is something our government wants but first they are going to see how far we’ll go with this shit, this pandering to the sickness that is Islam.
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^ When youfre vigiling late at night You may see a group of white dancing lights And they are.
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.In early 2005, Yusuf released a new song entitled "Indian Ocean" about the 2004 tsunami disaster.^ Lastly, while searching for liberal country songs I came across a book about the political divide in country music entitled Rednecks and Bluenecks .

^ Mujahid doesn't want Sound Vision to release the new songs.
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^ In 2006, Yusuf returned to the public stage with an album of new songs, An Other Cup .

.The song featured Indian composer/producer A. R. Rahman, a-ha keyboard player Magne Furuholmen and Travis drummer Neil Primrose.^ The song featured Indian composer/producer A. R. Rahman, a-ha keyboard player Magne Furuholmen and Travis drummer Neil Primrose.
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.Proceeds of the single went to help orphans in Banda Aceh, one of the areas worst affected by the tsunami, through Yusuf's Small Kindness charity.^ The money from this lawsuit will go to Yusuf's Small Kindness Charity.
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^ Proceeds of the single went to help orphans in Banda Aceh, one of the areas worst affected by the tsunami, through Yusuf's Small Kindness charity.
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^ He is the founder and chairman of the Small Kindness charity, which initially assisted famine victims in Africa and now supports thousands of orphans and families in the Balkans, Indonesia, and Iraq.
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.At first, the single was released only through several online music stores but later featured on the compilation album Cat Stevens: Gold.^ Several compilation albums were released before and after he stopped recording.
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^ Later Cat Stevens recordings .
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^ At first, the single was released only through several online music stores but later featured on the compilation album Cat Stevens: Gold .
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."I had to learn my faith and look after my family, and I had to make priorities.^ "I had to learn my faith and look after my family, and I had to make priorities.
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^ I'm going to drywall around it of course but my question is, should I copy that same extrusion on the other side of the room to make it look uniform?
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.But now I've done it all and there's a little space for me to fill in the universe of music again."^ And it's probably just a random fold of my own history that's brought all this music to the surface now.
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^ Someone who has created such wonderful music deserves the credit for and it should be out there for all to enjoy.
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^ Commonly, I hear and read about an aging audience for art music – but I have to say that the Rose Studio was filled with people of all ages and from all walks of life.
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.On 28 May 2005, Yusuf delivered a keynote speech and performed at the Adopt-A-Minefield Gala in Düsseldorf.^ Islam, Yusuf (22 May 2005).
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^ On 28 May 2005, Yusuf delivered a keynote speech and performed at the Adopt-A-Minefield Gala in Dsseldorf.
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.The Adopt-A-Minefield charity, under the patronage of Paul McCartney, works internationally to raise awareness and funds to clear landmines and rehabilitate landmine survivors.^ The Adopt-A-Minefield charity, under the patronage of Paul McCartney, works internationally to raise awareness and funds to clear landmines and rehabilitate landmine survivors.
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^ Let's Work Together To Raise Awareness & Keep The Campaign Alive!
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Yusuf attended as part of an honorary committee which also included George Martin, Richard Branson, Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Klaus Voormann, Christopher Lee and others.[85]
.In mid-2005, Yusuf played guitar for the Dolly Parton album, Those Were the Days, on her version of his "Where Do the Children Play?". (Parton had also covered "Peace Train" a few years earlier.^ In mid-2005, Yusuf played guitar for the Dolly Parton album, Those Were the Days , on her version of his "Where Do the Children Play?".
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^ (Parton had also covered "Peace Train" a few years earlier.
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^ On 21 September 2004, Yusuf was on a United Airlines flight from London to Washington, travelling to a meeting with singer Dolly Parton , who had recorded "Peace Train" several years earlier and was planning to include another Cat Stevens song on an upcoming album.
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)
.In May 2006, in anticipation of his forthcoming new pop album, the BBC1 programme "Imagine" aired a 49-minute documentary with Alan Yentob called Yusuf: The Artist formerly Known as Cat Stevens.^ The performer is noted as "Yusuf", with a cover label identifying him as "the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens".
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^ Cat Stevens 1972 Concert Programme .
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^ May 2006 01:30:49 AM .
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This documentary film features rare audio and video clips from the late 1960s and 1970s, as well as an extensive interview with Yusuf, his brother David Gordon, several record executives, Bob Geldof, Dolly Parton, and others outlining his career as Cat Stevens, his conversion and emergence as Yusuf Islam, and his return to music in 2006. There are clips of him singing in the studio when he was recording An Other Cup as well as a few 2006 excerpts of him on guitar singing a few verses of Cat Stevens songs including "The Wind" and "On the Road to Find Out".[47]
.Yusuf has credited his then 21-year-old son Muhammad Islam, also a musician and artist, for his return to secular music, when the son brought a guitar back into the house, which Yusuf began playing.^ When my son brought the guitar back into the house, you know, that was the turning point.
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^ Yusuf has credited his then 21-year-old son Muhammad Islam, also a musician and artist, for his return to secular music, when the son brought a guitar back into the house, which Yusuf began playing.
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^ Yusuf's return to musical roots .
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[6] .Muhammad's professional name is Yoriyos[7][86] and his debut album was released in February 2007.[87] Yoriyos created the art on Yusuf's album An Other Cup, something that Cat Stevens did for his albums in the 1970s.^ His latest offering, An Other Cup, was my favorite album in 2007.
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^ Yoriyos created the art on Yusuf's album An Other Cup , something that Cat Stevens did for his albums in the 1970s.
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^ Muhammad's professional name is "Yoriyos" [4] [78] and his debut album was released in February 2007.
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.Starting in 2006, the Cat Stevens song "Tea for The Tillerman" was used as the theme tune for the Ricky Gervais BBC-HBO sitcom Extras.^ Starting in 2006, the Cat Stevens song "Tea for The Tillerman" was used as the theme tune for the Ricky Gervais BBC-HBO sitcom Extras .
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^ Cat’s song But I Might Die Tonight , especially written and variations of the song used in the film Deep End along with German band Can .
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^ Yusuf compares the relationship between An Other Cup and Roadsinger to the relationship between the Cat Stevens albums Mona Bone Jakon and the landmark Tea for the Tillerman with the latter being superior in quality to the former.
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.A Christmas-season television commercial for gift-giving by the diamond industry aired in 2006 with Cat Power's cover of "How Can I Tell You". That song is also covered by John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers frequently in concert.^ How could you tell?
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^ I can't tell you how influential he has been on me.
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^ That song is also covered by John Frusciante of the Red Hot Chili Peppers frequently in concert.
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.In December 2006, Yusuf was one of the artists who performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, in honour of the prize winners, Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank.^ In December 2006, Yusuf was one of the artists who performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, in honour of the prize winners, Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank.
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^ He wrote a capella for the concert titled "The End" October 20, 2001 Yusuf Islam was interviewed and performed a capella of his old 70's song 'Peace Train' on national TV before the NYC Peace Concert.
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^ They hoped that after committing such a sin and doing such a wicked thing to Yusuf (as) they could still remain one of those "who do right."
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.He performed the songs "Midday (Avoid City After Dark)", "Peace Train", and "Heaven/Where True Love Goes". He also gave a concert in New York City that month as a Jazz at Lincoln Center event, recorded and broadcast by KCRW-FM radio, along with an interview by Nic Harcourt.^ A single, called Heaven/Where True Love Goes , was simultaneously released.
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^ He also gave a concert in New York City that month as a Jazz at Lincoln Center event, recorded and broadcast by KCRW-FM radio, along with an interview by Nic Harcourt.
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^ Would love to perform his songs.
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.Accompanying him, as in the Cat Stevens days, was Alun Davies, on guitar and vocals.^ Accompanying him, as he had in the Cat Stevens days, was Alun Davies, on guitar and vocals.
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^ Davies was also thought a perfect fit in particular for his "fingerwork" on the guitar, harmonizing and contributing backing vocals with Stevens.
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^ Producer Paul Samwell-Smith paired guitarist Alun Davies, who was currently working as a session musician, with Stevens.
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.In April 2007, BBC1 broadcast a concert given at the Porchester Hall by Yusuf as part of BBC Sessions, his first live performance in London in 28 years (the previous one being the UNICEF "Year of the Child" concert in 1979).^ Performance at the Year of the Child Concert (1979).
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^ In April 2007, BBC1 broadcast a concert given at the Porchester Hall by Yusuf as part of BBC Sessions , his first live performance in London in 28 years (the previous one being the UNICEF "Year of the Child" concert in 1979).
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^ Appearing with his hair freshly shorn and an untrimmed beard, he headlined a charity concert on 22 November 1979 in Wembley Stadium to benefit UNICEF's International Year of the Child.
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He played several new songs along with some old ones like "Father and Son", "The Wind", "Where Do the Children Play?", "Don't Be Shy", "Wild World", and "Peace Train".
.In July 2007, he performed at a concert in Bochum, Germany, in benefit of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Peace Centre in South Africa and the Milagro Foundation of Deborah and Carlos Santana.^ In July 2007, he performed at a concert in Bochum, Germany, in benefit of Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Peace Centre in South Africa and the Milagro Foundation of Deborah and Carlos Santana .
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^ For those who wish to come Air Namibia is offering special packages from South Africa, England, America and Germany.
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^ He performed at the Peace One Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 September 2007.
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.The audience included Nobel Laureates Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu and other prominent global figures.^ The audience included Nobel Laureates Mikhail Gorbachev, Desmond Tutu and other prominent global figures.
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^ Man for Peace Award presented by Mikhail Gorbachev for his "dedication to promote peace, the reconciliation of people and to condemn terrorism", the ceremony was held in Rome, Italy and attended by five Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
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.He later appeared as the final act in the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg performing some classic Cat Stevens songs and more recent compositions reflecting his concern for peace and child welfare.^ Later Cat Stevens recordings .
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^ Long live Cat Stevens.
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^ He later appeared as the final act in the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg performing some classic Cat Stevens songs and more recent compositions reflecting his concern for peace and child welfare.
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.His set included Stevie Wonder's "Saturn", "Peace Train", "Where Do the Children Play?", "Ruins", and "Wild World". He performed at the Peace One Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 September 2007.[88] In 2008 Yusuf contributed the song "Edge of Existence" to the charity album Songs for Survival, in support of the indigenous rights organization Survival International.^ In 2008 Yusuf contributed the song "Edge of Existence" to the Survival International charity album Songs for Survival .
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^ He performed at the Peace One Day concert at the Royal Albert Hall on 21 September 2007.
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^ In December 2006, Yusuf was one of the artists who performed at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo, Norway, in honour of the prize winners, Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank.
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.In January 2009, Yusuf released a charity song in aid of children in Gaza.^ In January 2009, Yusuf released a charity song in aid of children in Gaza.
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^ Yusuf said that all proceeds from the song will be donated to the U.N. agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, and to the nonprofit group Save the Children to be directed to aiding Gaza residents.
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^ As he had been persuaded before, Yusuf contributed to the song, because the proceeds were marked for charity.
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.He recorded a rendition of the George Harrison song "The Day the World Gets Round", along with the German bassist and former Beatles collaborator Klaus Voorman.^ Main article: Roadsinger In January, 2009, Yusuf recorded a George Harrison song, "The Day the World Gets Round", collaborating with Klaus Voormann .
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^ He recorded a rendition of the George Harrison song "The Day the World Gets Round", along with the German bassist and former Beatles collaborator Klaus Voorman.
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^ Cat’s song But I Might Die Tonight , especially written and variations of the song used in the film Deep End along with German band Can .
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.Yusuf said that all proceeds from the song will be donated to the U.N. agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, and to the nonprofit group Save the Children to be directed to aiding Gaza residents.^ In January 2009, Yusuf released a charity song in aid of children in Gaza.
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^ Yusuf said that all proceeds from the song will be donated to the U.N. agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, and to the nonprofit group Save the Children to be directed to aiding Gaza residents.
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^ As he had been persuaded before, Yusuf contributed to the song, because the proceeds were marked for charity.
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[89] .Israeli Consul David Saranga criticized Yusuf for not dedicating the song to all the children who are victims of the violence, including Israeli children.^ Israeli Consul David Saranga criticized Yusuf for not dedicating the song to all the children who are victims of the violence, including Israeli children.
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^ Yusuf said that all proceeds from the song will be donated to the U.N. agency in charge of Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, and to the nonprofit group Save the Children to be directed to aiding Gaza residents.
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^ This song is dedicated to all those who've given us the chance to make it possible.
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[90]

An Other Cup

.In March 2006, Yusuf finished recording his first all-new pop album since 1978.[91] The album, An Other Cup, was released internationally in November 2006 on his own label, Ya Records (distributed by Polydor Records in the UK and internationally by Atlantic Records) — the 40th anniversary of his first album, Matthew and Son.^ The album, An Other Cup , was released internationally in November 2006 on his own label, Ya Records (distributed by Polydor Records in the UK and internationally by Atlantic Records ) the 40th anniversary of his first album, Matthew and Son .
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^ Yusuf Islam’s new album, An Other Cup (sic), has received lukewarm reviews .
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^ A new pop album, Roadsinger , was released on May 5, 2009.
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.A single, called Heaven/Where True Love Goes, was simultaneously released.^ A single, called Heaven/Where True Love Goes , was simultaneously released.
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^ In 2003, Christopher O’Riley released True Love Waits (Sony) the first of two CDs of songs by Radiohead arranged for solo piano.
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^ He performed the songs "Midday (Avoid City After Dark)", "Peace Train", and "Heaven/Where True Love Goes".
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.The album was produced with Rick Nowels, who has worked with Dido and Rod Stewart.^ The album was produced with Rick Nowels , who has worked with Dido and Rod Stewart .
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^ Producer Paul Samwell-Smith paired guitarist Alun Davies, who was currently working as a session musician, with Stevens.
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^ Rod Dovlin TV & Film Producer, who's doesn't own ANYTHING Ed Hardy.
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.The performer is noted as "Yusuf", with a cover label identifying him as "the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens". The art on the album is credited to Yoriyos.^ The performer is noted as "Yusuf", with a cover label identifying him as "the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens".
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^ Yoriyos created the art on Yusuf's album An Other Cup , something that Cat Stevens did for his albums in the 1970s.
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^ Cat Stevens album .
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.Yusuf wrote all of the songs except "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood",[92] and recorded it in the United States and the United Kingdom.^ Yusuf wrote all of the songs except "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", [84] and recorded it in the United States and the United Kingdom.
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^ Main article: Roadsinger In January, 2009, Yusuf recorded a George Harrison song, "The Day the World Gets Round", collaborating with Klaus Voormann .
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^ Two years later, in December 2006, Yusuf was admitted without incident into the United States for several radio concert performances and interviews to promote his new record.
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[91]
.Yusuf actively promoted this album, appearing on radio, television and in print interviews.^ Yusuf actively promoted this album, appearing on radio, television and in print interviews.
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^ Two years later, in December 2006, Yusuf was admitted without incident into the United States for several radio concert performances and interviews to promote his new record.
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^ Unlike An Other Cup , Yusuf promoted the new album with appearances on American television as well as in the U.K..
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.In November, 2006, he told the BBC, "It's me, so it's going to sound like that of course ...^ George Lloyd is BBC Radio 3's Composer of the Week starting November 13th 2006.
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^ Curtis: Curtis sounds like a great buy, thats what I was going to get my I don't have the ceiling room, or room at the moment.
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^ In November, 2006, he told the BBC, "It's me, so it's going to sound like that of course ...
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This is the real thing... . .When my son brought the guitar back into the house, you know, that was the turning point.^ When my son brought the guitar back into the house, you know, that was the turning point.
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^ Was it what you brought to Wild Bill's house?
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^ You just proved my point.
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.It opened a flood of, of new ideas and music which I think a lot of people would connect with."^ It opened a flood of, of new ideas and music which I think a lot of people would connect with."
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^ Lots of repeating, simplistic figures - no problem, i thought, as i eyeballed the scores and mentally shelved them, thinking that it would be virtually sight-readable.
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^ Sylvia Li @46, it seems to me that asking which books you'd want to make other people read is pretty similar to asking "what ideas would you want other people to have".
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[93] Originally, Yusuf began to return only to his acoustic guitar as he had in the past, but his son encouraged him to "experiment", which resulted in the purchase of a Stevie Ray Vaughan Fender Stratocaster[94] in 2007.
.Also in November 2006, Billboard magazine was curious as to why the artist is credited as just his first name, "Yusuf" rather than "Yusuf Islam".[84] His response was "Because 'Islam' doesn't have to be sloganized.^ Also in November 2006, Billboard magazine was curious as to why the artist is credited as just his first name, "Yusuf" rather than "Yusuf Islam".
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^ I first saw Yusuf Islam or Cat Stevens as he was then at a concert at the New Theatre in Oxford when I was a student back in 1973 - a fabulous evening I still remember well.

^ MIM: Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens is feigning ignorance as to why he was banned from the United States, and is threatening to sue the United States government for deporting him.
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.The second name is like the official tag, but you call a friend by their first name.^ The second name is like the official tag, but you call a friend by their first name.
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^ His OFFICIAL title is "Commander", but I'd like you to think of him as more of a Social Coordinator.
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^ They weren't necessary, but it seems like a good way to make it clear that you are playing with *this* friend right now.
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.It's more intimate, and to me that's the message of this record."^ It's more intimate, and to me that's the message of this record."
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.As for why the album sleeve says "the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens", he responded, "That's the tag with which most people are familiar; for recognition purposes I'm not averse to that.^ As for why the album sleeve says "the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens", he responded, "That's the tag with which most people are familiar; for recognition purposes I'm not averse to that.
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^ Cat Stevens album .
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^ Grab selected songs: ↓ Song Name Time Artist Album Hard Headed Woman 3:49 Cat Stevens Greatest Hits Peace Train 4:13 Cat Stevens Greatest Hits More playlists by nerd_online !!!
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.For a lot of people, it reminds them of something they want to hold on to.^ For a lot of people, it reminds them of something they want to hold on to.
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^ Besides, I really think this is something our government wants but first they are going to see how far we’ll go with this shit, this pandering to the sickness that is Islam.
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^ (Surah Yusuf: 99) The first thing Prophet Yusuf (as) did when he met his family was to hold them to his breast and remind them that they were .
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.That name is part of my history and a lot of the things I dreamt about as Cat Stevens have come true as Yusuf Islam."^ If you missed Cat Stevens, meet Yusuf Islam.
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^ Steven became a Muslim in December 23, 1977, whereupon he changed his name into Yusuf Islam.
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^ Love your work man, hope to hear more about you in things to come.
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[84]
.Yusuf was asked by the Swiss periodical Das Magazin why the title of the album was An Other Cup, rather than "Another Cup". The answer was that his breakthrough album, Tea for the Tillerman in 1970, was decorated with Yusuf's painting of a peasant sitting down to a cup of steaming drink on the land.^ His latest offering, An Other Cup, was my favorite album in 2007.
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^ "Take one down, pass it around," is looser and it provides some interest, rather than repeating the dactylic beat of the counting.
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^ Yusuf Islam’s new album, An Other Cup (sic), has received lukewarm reviews .
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.Yusuf commented that the two worlds "then, and now, are very different". His new album shows a steaming cup alone on this cover.^ Yusuf commented that the two worlds "then, and now, are very different."
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^ His new album shows a steaming cup alone on this cover.
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^ The answer was that his breakthrough album, Tea for the Tillerman in 1970, was decorated with Yusuf's painting of a peasant sitting down to a cup of steaming drink on the land.
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.His answer was that this was actually an other cup; something different; a bridge between the East and West, which Yusuf explained was his own perceived role.^ His answer was that this was actually an other cup; something different; a bridge between the East and West, which Yusuf explained was his own perceived role.
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^ The answer was that his breakthrough album, Tea for the Tillerman in 1970, was decorated with Yusuf's painting of a peasant sitting down to a cup of steaming drink on the land.
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^ Yusuf compares the relationship between An Other Cup and Roadsinger to the relationship between the Cat Stevens albums Mona Bone Jakon and the landmark Tea for the Tillerman with the latter being superior in quality to the former.
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.He added that, through him, "Westerners might get a glimpse of the East, and Easterners, some understanding of the West.^ He added that, through him, "Westerners might get a glimpse of the East, and Easterners, some understanding of the West.
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^ Orientalism by Edward Said - To understand the underlying dynamic in any West/East interaction, you need to read this book.
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.The cup, too, is important; it's a meeting place, a thing meant to be shared."^ The cup, too, is important; it's a meeting place, a thing meant to be shared."
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[83]
.On CBS Sunday Morning in December 2006, he said, "You know, the cup is there to be filled ...^ Sunday, 3 December 2006 .
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^ There is a store east of Rt.83 on Ogden (Hinsdale) that will let you take stuff out, but like you said, I'm not sure about Pre/pros.
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^ Just letting you know, there are two types of non-Muslims.
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with whatever you want to fill it with. .For those people looking for Cat Stevens, they'll probably find him in this record.^ Later Cat Stevens recordings .
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^ For those people looking for Cat Stevens, they'll probably find him in this record.
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^ On the other hand, I really liked Look to Windward, which a lot of other people seem to find dull and/or pointless.
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.If you want to find [Yusuf] Islam, go a bit deeper, you'll find him."^ "We want to invite Yusuf Islam to Iran.
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^ If you don't want it, I'll take it.
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^ If you want to find [Yusuf] Islam, go a bit deeper, you'll find him."
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[6]
.Yusuf has since described the album as being too "over-produced" and refers to An Other Cup as being a necessary hurdle he had to overcome before he could release his new album, Roadsinger. Yusuf compares the relationship between An Other Cup and Roadsinger to the relationship between the Cat Stevens albums Mona Bone Jakon and the landmark Tea for the Tillerman with the latter being superior in quality to the former.^ Mona Bone Jakon was the precursor for Stevens' international breakthrough album, Tea for the Tillerman , which became a top-10 Billboard hit.
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^ A new pop album, Roadsinger , was released on May 5, 2009.
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^ Yoriyos created the art on Yusuf's album An Other Cup , something that Cat Stevens did for his albums in the 1970s.
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[citation needed]

2008 and 2009 projects

.In January 2009, Yusuf recorded a George Harrison song, "The Day the World Gets Round", collaborating with Klaus Voormann.^ R. M. Koske ::: (view all by) ::: January 15, 2008, 04:51 PM : When we were kids, one of us had a record album of novelty songs.
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^ For this particular show, it was the dream team of Bonnie Raitt playing a set of songs accompanied by Lowell George and regular Raitt collaborator Freebo.
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^ Dave Bell ::: (view all by) ::: January 18, 2008, 01:36 PM : John Barrowman has recorded an album of Cole Porter songs.
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.Proceeds from the single were donated to a charity to help the people of war-torn Gaza.^ "We made this album to help the Bosnian people lick their deep wounds, and to always remember the horrors of the war," the Anatolian news agency quoted Islam as saying.
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^ P.S. Without any doubt it is an excellent opportunity for Sadaqatul-Jaariyah to donate for such blessed deeds as to help to educate people Islamically and to feed the hungry.
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.To promote the new single, Voormann re-designed his famous Beatles Revolver album cover, drawing a picture of a young Cat Stevens along with himself and George Harrison.^ To promote the new single, Voormann re-designed his famous Beatles Revolver album cover, drawing a picture of a young Cat Stevens along with himself and George Harrison.
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^ As Cat Stevens , he has sold over 60 million albums around the world since the late 1960s.
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^ Main article: Roadsinger In January, 2009, Yusuf recorded a George Harrison song, "The Day the World Gets Round", collaborating with Klaus Voormann .
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[95]
Performance 28 May 2009 at Shepherds Bush Empire for Island Records' 50th Anniversary
.A new pop album, Roadsinger, was released on 5 May 2009. The lead track, "Thinking 'Bout You", received its debut radio play on a BBC programme on 23 March 2009.[55] Unlike An Other Cup, Yusuf promoted the new album with appearances on American television as well as in the U.K..^ Does exactly what you think it will do – but does it so well.
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^ Yusuf Islam’s new album, An Other Cup (sic), has received lukewarm reviews .
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^ Comment by Drew on October 6, 2009 8:55 PM akhter, How about a Great Big Cup of Shut The FFukk Up !
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.He appeared on the first episode of the Chris Isaak Show on the A&E network in April, 2009, performing live versions of his new songs, "World O'Darkness", "Boots and Sand", and "Roadsinger". On 13 May he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in Los Angeles, and on 14 May, on The Colbert Report in New York City, performing the title song from the Roadsinger album.^ His newest album, Roadsinger , was released on May 5, 2009.
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^ A new pop album, Roadsinger , was released on May 5, 2009.
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^ On May 24 he appeared on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, where he was interviewed and performed the title track of Roadsinger .
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.On 15 May, he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, performing "Boots and Sand" and "Father and Son". On 24 May he appeared on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, where he was interviewed and performed the title track of Roadsinger.^ On 15th May, he appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon , performing "Boots and Sand" and "Father and Son".
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^ On May 24 he appeared on the BBC's The Andrew Marr Show, where he was interviewed and performed the title track of Roadsinger .
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^ When you're vigiling late at night You may see a group of white dancing lights And they are.
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.On 15 August, he was one of many guests at Fairport Convention's annual Fairport's Cropredy Convention; their annual festival which they headline, and feature other performers.^ Of all things - I was listening to the North Carolina Symphony the other night on the radio, they were performing The Rite of Spring by Stravinsky.
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^ Comment by BTILLY on August 20, 2009 10:12 AM ABC many people who say they are christian screw babies and are in jail.
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^ Dick¹s many pedagogical works, including the book The Other Flute: A Performance Manual of Contemporary Techniques, are considered the standard bearers in their field.
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He performed five songs accompanied by Alun Davies with Fairport Convention as his backing band, including "Ruins", "Peace Train" and "Roadsinger".
.A world tour was announced on his web site to promote the new album.^ A world tour was announced on his web site to promote the new album.
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^ RemRnB - ♫Remembering R&B♫ MP3s, news, reviews, articles, contests, info & artist connections from around the world wide web + classic R&B vids.
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^ Billed by the organizers as a stage comeback for the 1979 convert to Islam, the concert is to kick off a tour that will include shows in Istanbul and Malaysia to promote a new record.
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.He was scheduled to perform at an invitation-only concert at New York City's Highline Ballroom on 3 May[96] and to go on to Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, as well as some to-be-announced European venues.^ He was scheduled to perform at an invitation-only concert at New York City's Highline Ballroom on May 3 [89] and to go on to Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, as well as some to-be-announced European venues.
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^ He also gave a concert in New York City that month as a Jazz at Lincoln Center event, recorded and broadcast by KCRW-FM radio, along with an interview by Nic Harcourt.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

^ The chamber and choral music of Charles Griffin will be heard in ten cities throughout the United States from November 8 through 14, including performances in Arizona, Pennsylvania, Texas, Ohio, Florida, New York, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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[7] .However, the New York appearance was postponed due to issues regarding his work visa.^ However, the New York appearance was postponed due to issues regarding his work visa.
  • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

.He appeared in May at Island Records' 50th Anniversary concert in London.^ His most recent concert of new works was a collaboration with composer Sabrina Schroeder at the Chocolate Factory in Long Island City in May 2006.
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[7]

Awards

Philanthropic and humanitarian awards

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  • 2003 World Award also known as the "World Social Award" for "humanitarian relief work helping children and victims of war".[97]
  • 2004 Man for Peace Award presented by Mikhail Gorbachev for his "dedication to promote peace, the reconciliation of people and to condemn terrorism", the ceremony was held in Rome, Italy and attended by five Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
  • (2005) Honorary Doctorate by the University of Gloucestershire for services to education and humanitarian relief.^ He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ He received the award "as a result of the work he has done to increase peace in the world".
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Honorary Doctorate by the University of Gloucestershire for services to education and humanitarian relief.
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    [98]
  • .
  • 4 January 2007, The Mediterranean Prize for Peace in Naples, Italy.^ He has been given several awards for his work in promoting peace in the world, including 2003's World Award, the 2004 Man for Peace Award and the 2007 Mediterranean Prize for Peace.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ The Mediterranean Prize for Peace in Naples, Italy.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    The award was received "as a result of the work he has done to increase peace in the world."[99]
  • 6 November 2009, Special Achievement Award of the German Sustainability Award.

Music awards and recognition

  • 8 June 2006, listed as #49 in Paste magazine's "100 Best Living Songwriters".[103]
  • 25 March 2007, received the German ECHO "special award for life achievements as musician and ambassador between cultures", Europe's Grammy, in Berlin[72]

Discography

See also

Notes and references

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Further reading

  1. Cat Stevens Complete Illustrated Biography & Discography by George Brown, 2006 (finalist for the award for "Best Research in Recorded Rock Music" from the Association for Recorded Sound Collections).
  2. My Journey From Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam By Yusuf Islam (Mountain of Light, 2001 Autobiographical account published by Mountain of Light in 2001.
  3. Cat Stevens biography by Chris Charlesworth (Proteus, 1985)
  4. Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, (a German language biography) by Albert Eigner Hannibal Verlag GmbH, 2006)
  5. Cat Stevens Breaks His Silence Rolling Stone article, 14 June 2000
  6. Billboard Q&A with Yusuf Islam November 2006
  7. New York Times Magazine Q&A with Yusuf Islam January 2007
  8. Roadsinger album demo

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Quotes

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From Wikiquote

Now I've been happy lately
Thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be
Something good has begun.
.Oh, I've been smiling lately
Dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be
Someday it's going to come.
^ Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come .
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^ He wrote about a world we believed in...
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^ Oh, I've been smiling lately Dreaming about the world as one And I believe it could be Someday it's going to come.
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.Yusuf Islam (born Steven Demetre Georgiou, 21 July 1948), also known by his stage names Cat Stevens and Yusuf, is an English musician, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, educator, philanthropist and prominent convert to Islam.^ The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens .
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^ Cat Stevens is a British musician, educator, philanthropist, and Islam convert.
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^ I'm very sad that this seems to be the No.
  • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ When I wrote ‘Where Do The Children Play?’ it was a very naive theme of seeking space for children in this incredibly technological environment where there seemed to be no green space left,” he concludes.
  • Yusuf :: Music :: Features :: Paste 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.pastemagazine.com [Source type: General]

^ Said very young toddlers are mobile , but seem to have no inertial guidance mechanism.
  • Making Light: Open Thread 99 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.1 question people want to discuss.^ Like we WANT a religion to RULE OVER US? This is where seemingly sane people become questionable.
  • Yusuf Islam: coming out of the Moonshadows - Telegraph 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

I had nothing to do with the issue other than what the media created.
.
No right thinking follower of Islam could possibly condone such an action: the Qur'an equates the murder of one innocent person with the murder of the whole of humanity.
^ The Koran specifically declares: "If anyone murders an [innocent] person, it will be as if he has murdered the whole of humanity.
  • Yusuf Islam on September 11 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.islamfortoday.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of the September 11 attacks, he said: ``No right-thinking follower of Islam could possibly condone such an action: the Koran equates the murder of one innocent person with the murder of the whole of humanity.''
  • US to deport Cat Stevens to Britain - Global Terrorism - www.smh.com.au 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.smh.com.au [Source type: News]

^ "No right-thinking follower of Islam could possibly condone such an action," he wrote.
  • Yusuf Islam Expresses 'Heartfelt Horror' Over Terrorist Attacks| News | VH1.com 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.vh1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Yusuf Islam Expresses 'Heartfelt Horror' Over Terrorist Attacks - News Story | Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.mtv.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

We pray for the families of all those who lost their lives in this unthinkable act of violence...
.
We believe that the civilised world is a multicultural, multi-religious world.
^ We believe that the civilised world is a multicultural, multi-religious world.
  • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
  • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

^ She believed it wrong to mix the secular and the spiritual, and after she had entered the non-religious professional music world she refused to include gospel in her repertoire.
  • Yusuf Islam - The Gibson Lounge - Gibson Forums 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Proponents of the New World Order still believe in the "sincere" wishes of the Sarajevo regime for Bosnia-Herzegovina to become "multi-ethnic."
  • Yusuf Islam & The Muslim Council of Britain's terrorism ties - Muslim Aid 'charity' funds Al Qaeda & sent Mujahideen to Bosnia - Militant Islam Monitor - Militant Islam Monitor 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.militantislammonitor.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.That is the type of message we want to get across.
  • I love my dog as much as I love you
    But you may fade, my dog will always come through.
  • The first cut is the deepest, Baby I know —
    The first cut is the deepest
    'Cause when it comes to being lucky, she's cursed
    When it comes to lovin' me, she's worst
    But when it comes to being loved, she's first
    That's how I know
    The first cut is the deepest.^ Do you want me to show you my gun?
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ All the pay I need comes shining through his eyes I don't need no cold water to make me realize that I love my dog as much as I love you But you may fade, my dog will always come through.
    • Cat Stevens Lyrics Paroles / Matthew And Son 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.patleck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ He made the charts with his own composition, "I Love My Dog," and "Matthew and Son."
    • Majicat - Cat Stevens - Cat out of the Bag, RS 1971 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC majicat.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Geoffrey Robertson: You don't think that this man deserves to die?^ Robertson : You don’t think that this man deserves to die?
    • Little Green Footballs - YouTube Helps Whitewash Cat Stevens' History 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC littlegreenfootballs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The First Cut Is the Deepest " (1967) Geoffrey Robertson : You don't think that this man deserves to die?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Don't you think I have a right to know?
    • E2K 29 - News and items of interest 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.cvni.net [Source type: Original source]


    .Yusuf Islam: Who, Salman Rushdie?^ This is, in short, a man who opposes freedom of speech and women's equality a man who would have cheered the execution of Salman Rushdie.
    • Sending a Grim Message - November 27, 2006 - The New York Sun 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nysun.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yusuf Islam was alleged to have fully supported the fatwa proclaimed by the Ayatollah against Salman Rushdie following the publication of The Satanic Verses .
    • Cat Stevens: Catch Bull at Four / Foreigner / Buddha and the Chocolate Box - PopMatters Music Review 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens: Catch Bull at Four / Foreigner / Buddha and the Chocolate Box < Reviews | PopMatters 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.popmatters.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Stevens, who was popular in the 1970s and now goes by the Muslim name Yusuf Islam, will appear at the Dec.
    • Yusuf Islam - News, Photos, Quotes, Biography - UPI.com 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.upi.com [Source type: General]


    Robertson: Yes.
    Islam: Yes, yes.
    .Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner?^ Robertson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Robinson: And do you have a duty to be his executioner?
    • American Thinker: Death-for-Rushdie Advocate Headlined Live Earth Concert 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.americanthinker.com [Source type: General]


    .Islam: Uh, no, not necessarily, unless we were in an Islamic state and I was ordered by a judge or by the authority to carry out such an act — perhaps, yes.^ Yusuf Islam: No, not necessarily, unless we were in an Islamic state and I was ordered, let's say, by the judge or by the authority to carry out such an act perhaps.
    • American Thinker: Death-for-Rushdie Advocate Headlined Live Earth Concert 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.americanthinker.com [Source type: General]

    ^ In Islam there is no such distinction.
    • Hamza Yusuf – True Islam and Fundamentalism | Halal Tube 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.halaltube.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ ISLAM: Yes, no problems.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • Hypotheticals : "A Satanic Scenario" Granada Television (5 May 1989)
  • Rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author Salman Rushdie, I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing.^ LONDON, May 22 -- The musician known as Cat Stevens said in a British television program to be broadcast next week that rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author Salman Rushdie, ''I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing.''
    • Cat Stevens, on Watch List, Diverts Plane - Jihad Watch 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Hypotheticals : "A Satanic Scenario" Granada Television (5 May 1989) Rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author Salman Rushdie, I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When asked what I’d do if Salman Rushdie entered a restaurant in which I was eating, I said, “I would probably call up Ayatollah Khomeini”; and, rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author, I jokingly said I would have preferred that it'd be the “real thing”.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • As quoted in "Cat Stevens Gives Support To Call for Death of Rushdie," by Craig R. Whitney, in The New York Times (23 May 1989), p.^ Sad Lisa            Album: New Masters          Artist: cat stevens .
      • Lyrics - cat stevens All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - STEVENS CAT : Lyrics And Songs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Coverville 598: Album Cover: London Calling Coverville 600: The KISS Cover Story » Coverville 599: The Cat Stevens Cover Story .
      • Coverville 599: The Cat Stevens Cover Story | Coverville 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC coverville.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Yusuf Islam, the former chart star Cat Stevens, is to unveil a new stage musical as part of his first tour in 33 years.
      • Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, to unveil his new stage musical - Telegraph 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

      .C18
  • If Rushdie turned up at my doorstep looking for help, I might ring somebody who might do more damage to him than he would like.^ I would not buy more than one.
    • HTOC Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.htoc.net [Source type: General]

    ^ After the publication of the fatwa against Salman Rushdie, he was quoted in the New York Times as saying that if Mr. Rushdie came to his door for help, "I might ring somebody who might do more damage to him than he would like.
    • Sending a Grim Message - November 27, 2006 - The New York Sun 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nysun.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I would be more than happy for an information!!!
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    .I'd try to phone the Ayatollah Khomeini and tell him exactly where this man is.^ I'd try to phone the Ayatollah Khomeini and tell him exactly where this man is.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I'd try to phone the Ayatollah Khomeini and tell him exactly where this man is'.'"
    • American Thinker: Death-for-Rushdie Advocate Headlined Live Earth Concert 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.americanthinker.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I'd try to phone the Ayatollah Khomeini and tell him exactly where this man is."
    • Sending a Grim Message - November 27, 2006 - The New York Sun 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nysun.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • As quoted in "Cat Stevens Gives Support To Call for Death of Rushdie" by Craig R. Whitney, in The New York Times (23 May 1989), p.^ Sad Lisa            Album: New Masters          Artist: cat stevens .
      • Lyrics - cat stevens All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - STEVENS CAT : Lyrics And Songs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

      ^ Coverville 598: Album Cover: London Calling Coverville 600: The KISS Cover Story » Coverville 599: The Cat Stevens Cover Story .
      • Coverville 599: The Cat Stevens Cover Story | Coverville 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC coverville.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ Yusuf Islam, the former chart star Cat Stevens, is to unveil a new stage musical as part of his first tour in 33 years.
      • Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, to unveil his new stage musical - Telegraph 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

      .C18
  • In Islam there is a line between let's say freedom and the line which is then transgressed into immorality and irresponsibility and I think as far as this writer is concerned, unfortunately, he has been irresponsible with his freedom of speech.^ C18 In Islam there is a line between let's say freedom and the line which is then transgressed into immorality and irresponsibility and I think as far as this writer is concerned, unfortunately, he has been irresponsible with his freedom of speech.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The chief imam in the London Central Mosque encouraged me to continue composing and recording; at no time was there ever an ultimatum for me to choose between music or Islam.
    • Floating on a Cloud of Mercy- Beliefnet.com 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.beliefnet.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "There will always be those who hold that opinion," says Islam, whose old catalog still sells 1.5 million copies a year.
    • 'Cat Stevens' returns to music - USATODAY.com 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

    .Salman Rushdie or indeed any writer who abuses the prophet, or indeed any prophet, under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.^ "Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death," he said at the time.
    • Is Cat Stevens a Terrorist? | The Weekly Standard 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC weeklystandard.com [Source type: General]
    • FrontPage Magazine - Is Cat Stevens a Terrorist? 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC 97.74.65.51 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Is Cat Stevens a Terrorist? | The Weekly Standard 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.weeklystandard.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death ."

    ^ Cat Stevens Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.

    .It's got to be seen as a deterrent, so that other people should not commit the same mistake again.^ It's got to be seen as a deterrent, so that other people should not commit the same mistake again.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's got to be seen as a deterrent, so that other people should not commit the same mistake again," he said then.
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ That should include followers of Jesus, but actually was referring to people who had no formal religious commitments.
    • Remember Cat Stevens?? - YWAM Europe 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.ywam.eu [Source type: General]

    .
    • As quoted in "Yussuf Islam, Formerly Cat Stevens, Expresses Support For Rushdie Death Sentence" in The Christian Science Monitor (1989)
  • I'm very sad that this seems to be the No.^ Sad Lisa            Album: New Masters          Artist: cat stevens .
    • Lyrics - cat stevens All songs, words of songs FREE, At lyrics and songs - STEVENS CAT : Lyrics And Songs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.lyricsandsongs.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Cat Stevens is a British musician, educator, philanthropist, and Islam convert.
    • Cat Stevens - Biography - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Yusuf Islam, the former chart star Cat Stevens, is to unveil a new stage musical as part of his first tour in 33 years.
    • Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, to unveil his new stage musical - Telegraph 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .1 question people want to discuss.^ Like we WANT a religion to RULE OVER US? This is where seemingly sane people become questionable.
    • Yusuf Islam: coming out of the Moonshadows - Telegraph 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .I had nothing to do with the issue other than what the media created.
    I was innocently drawn into the whole controversy.^ I was innocently drawn into the whole controversy.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I had nothing to do with the issue other than what the media created.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I won’t go into it, other than to say the song touched her at a time when she needed to hear that message.
    • Songs that Shift Your Spirits | Shift Your Spirits 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC sladeroberson.com [Source type: General]

    .So, after many years, I'm glad at least now that I have been given the opportunity to explain to the public and fans my side of the story in my own words.^ My God, Ogma has given onto me many a word.
    • 2001/2002 Bardic Contest 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Listen to his story in his own words.
    • Guided Videos - Islamic Videos, Lectures and Clips Islamic YouTube, Free ISlamic Lectures, Yusuf Estes, Dr Zakir, Bilal Philips videos, Nasheeds, Lectures and Quranic Recitation. Zain Bikha, Yusuf Islam Songs 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.guidedways.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Guided Videos - Islamic Videos, Lectures and Clips Islamic YouTube, Free ISlamic Lectures, Yusuf Estes, Dr Zakir, Bilal Philips videos, Nasheeds, Lectures and Quranic Recitation. Zain Bikha, Yusuf Islam Songs 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.guidedways.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So, after many years, I'm glad at least now that I have been given the opportunity to explain to the public and fans my side of the story in my own words.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .At a lecture, back in 1989, I was asked a question about blasphemy according to Islamic Law, I simply repeated the legal view according to my limited knowledge of the Scriptural texts, based directly on historical commentaries of the Qur'an.^ The Koran is one of the bases of Islamic law.
    • Foogle Business - What is Islam - Cat Stevens - Stephen Demetre Georgiou - Yusuf Islam - Lyrics - Listen MP3 - Where Do The Children Play - Classic Music - lirics 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.thesahara.net [Source type: General]

    ^ At a lecture, back in 1989, I was asked a question about blasphemy according to Islamic Law, I simply repeated the legal view according to my limited knowledge of the Scriptural texts, based directly on historical commentaries of the Qur'an.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ask your questions directly to God.

    .The next day the newspaper headlines read, "Cat Says, Kill Rushdie."^ Whatever he said, it was transformed into the Today headline, "Kill Rushdie Says Cat".
    • BoredGuru.com : Cat Stevens/ Yusuf Islam. Guitar toter or a Gun toter? 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.boredguru.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Suddenly, my picture was splashed on the front of newspapers all over the world next to the headline: "Kill Rushdie says Cat Stevens."
    • Salon People | Cat Stevens 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
    • Religion - Salon.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]
    • Religion - Salon.com 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.salon.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Instead of reporting my response in context, which I naively expected, suddenly the headline in next days paper read Cat Says Kill Rushdie!
    • Yusuf Islam [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

    I was abhorred, but what could I do? I was a new Muslim. .If you ask a Bible student to quote the legal punishment of a person who commits blasphemy in the Bible, he would be dishonest if he didn't mention Leviticus 24:16.
  • 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 attacks, it must be stated that no right thinking follower of Islam could possibly condone such an action: the Qur'an equates the murder of one innocent person with the murder of the whole of humanity.^ Because that person is excused and no one may punish him as he is not aware of what he is doing.
    • Tasawwuf/Sufism in Islam by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf. 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.sunnah.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His name isn't Cat Stevens, it's Yusuf Islam .
    • A father and son's touching song (with a little help from Cat Stevens) for the woman they lost to breast cancer | Mail Online 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ Once I had changed my name to Cat Stevens (Bio), I was on my way.
    • CAT STEVENS BIOGRAPHY 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    .We pray for the families of all those who lost their lives in this unthinkable act of violence as well as all those injured; I hope to reflect the feelings of all Muslims and people around the world whose sympathies go out to the victims at this sorrowful moment.
  • We understand the anger, the anguish and suffering which this act of international terrorism has created amongst people.
    What we are worried about is the impact of the wrong kind of response to it.^ But I wasn’t too worried about that; people would get to understand, gradually, I thought.

    ^ We pray for the families of all those who lost their lives in this unthinkable act of violence as well as all those injured; I hope to reflect the feelings of all Muslims and people around the world whose sympathies go out to the victims at this sorrowful moment.” .

    ^ Review about Cat Stevens .
    • CAT STEVENS BIOGRAPHY 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    ... .We believe that the civilised world is a multicultural, multi-religious world.^ We believe that the civilised world is a multicultural, multi-religious world.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She believed it wrong to mix the secular and the spiritual, and after she had entered the non-religious professional music world she refused to include gospel in her repertoire.
    • Yusuf Islam - The Gibson Lounge - Gibson Forums 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC forums.gibson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Proponents of the New World Order still believe in the "sincere" wishes of the Sarajevo regime for Bosnia-Herzegovina to become "multi-ethnic."
    • Yusuf Islam & The Muslim Council of Britain's terrorism ties - Muslim Aid 'charity' funds Al Qaeda & sent Mujahideen to Bosnia - Militant Islam Monitor - Militant Islam Monitor 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.militantislammonitor.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .That is the type of message we want to get across.
    ...^ That is the type of message we want to get across.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I think there are many who are Muslims and non-Muslims, who are not warmongers but peace makers and want this world to be a better place.^ Many non muslims build their understanding of I...
    • Viddler.com - Is Christmas from Christianity? Dr. Abdullah Hakim Quick - Uploaded by IslamResponses 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.viddler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you think a non-muslim wants to die for your country ??
    • Islam’s rules for having SEX WITH ANIMALS « Bare Naked Islam's Weblog 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC barenakedislam.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There are three holy places of worship for the Muslims in the world.
    • Islam,Islam and Muslims,Allah the One and the Only God,PROPHET MUHAMMAD (P.B.U.H),Source of Islam,SOME ISLAMIC PRINCIPLES,Topics on Islam,Ramazan 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.telepk.com [Source type: General]


    .We believed the unison of the voices of so many people standing together against international terrorism is something to be valued and something to be built upon.
  • I wanted a break. I had been on the road more or less since I was 18, you know?^ September 2001 05:45:22 AM .
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Want to know more ?
    • New Music reBlog: November 2006 Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC netnewmusic.net [Source type: General]

    ^ September 2001 06:22:06 AM .
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    .And I hadn't known any other life, other than, you know, hotel rooms and concerts and records and studios and press conferences.^ You know, up until that point, I hadn't had a life.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And I hadn't known any other life, other than, you know, hotel rooms and concerts and records and studios and press conferences.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The room I stayed in was bigger than in most other hotels.
    • HTOC Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.htoc.net [Source type: General]

    ... and to me, here was a chance to jump off that kind of wagon and see life for real. .You know, actually my last album was called Back to Earth.^ You know, actually my last album was called Back to Earth .
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His last album was called Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee.

    ^ You know, actually my last album was called "Back to Earth."
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    So that was the meaning of it. .I wanted to join the human race again.^ I wanted to join the human race again.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A: No way, because I had to get a life and get off my high horse and join the human race.
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]

    .I didn't want to be a star.^ I didn't want to be a star.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I didn't want to continue with that thing, because so much illusion and non-reality is connected to it.^ I didn't want to continue with that thing, because so much illusion and non-reality is connected to it.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's the difference between allegory and fiction: in the prior, we don't want details, because we realize the characters are important for their singular figurative quality.
    • Powell's Books - PowellsBooks.BLOG - Death Immortal 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.powells.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Originally Posted by arabic muslem you didn't answer I'm sorry about asking you but really i want to know because your opinions is like salafi people's opinions however I apologize for that.
    • Are Sami Yusuf's nasheeds haram? 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ummah.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    I wanted to be real. .And so I — I kind of — I found an opportunity.^ And so I -- I kind of -- I found an opportunity.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And so I — I kind of — I found an opportunity.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .And the actual point about music was — the imam who I met and who I first embraced Islam with in London's Central Mosque, he actually told me to continue making records.^ Who cares about his music .
    • Cat Stevens cancelation: Clashing dates or security row? - Haaretz - Israel News 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Continue making records.
    • Yusuf (The Artist Known As Cat Stevens) Live at KCRW on Morning Becomes Eclectic 07.03.09 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.kcrw.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When I embraced Islam on 23rd December, 1977, I was still making records.

    .
  • It seems to be the easiest thing in the world these days to make scurrilous accusations against Muslims, and in my case it directly impacts on my relief work and damages my reputation as an artist.^ Satanic_Hamster : I thought he declared that making music was evil and against Islam?
    • FARK.com: (4168527) Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, has recorded a charity song for the Palestinian children of Gaza. Radio stations report that the song has bombed so far 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.fark.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It seems to be the easiest thing in the world these days to make scurrilous accusations against Muslims, and in my case it directly impacts on my relief work and damages my reputation as an artist.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Yusuf Islam 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Muslim faith and musical career .
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .The harm done is often difficult to repair.^ The harm done is often difficult to repair", and added that he intended to donate the financial award given to him by the court to help orphans of the tsunami in the Indian Ocean.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .
  • The last place I wanted to return to was the music business.^ Singer Islam gets libel damages , BBC , 15 February 2005.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ As quoted in "Singer Islam gets libel damages" BBC News (15 February 2005) The last place I wanted to return to was the music business.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Yusuf Islam and his return to music .
    • Pickled Politics » Yusuf Islam and his return to music 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.pickledpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    .But it's the people and the cause that matter and right now there's an important need, which is bridge-building.^ But it's the people and the cause that matter, and right now there's an important need, which is bridge-building.
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]

    ^ People need money with the economy as it is now .
    • Cat Rescued After Being Glued To Highway | KSFY.com - Your Source for News, Sports, and Weather - Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104 | Local News 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.ksfy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Some of the problems that we have now are because there's a lack of a voice for that majority of people who stand in the middle, looking for peace."
    • USATODAY.com - Yusuf Islam: Man on a mission 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

    .I wanted to support the cause of humanity, because that's what I always sang about.^ Your support is vital for the cause of humanity.
    • Nasheeds : FREE Mp3 Nasheeds - Muslim Blog with lectures on Traditional Sunni Islam - Download Urdu, English, Arabic Anasheed - Ahmed Bukhatir - Yusuf Islam - Qir'aat; Ibrahim al Jibreen 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC niqaabi-4ever.blogspot.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I wanted to support the cause of humanity, because that's what I always sang about.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When a friend of mine refused to kneel at prayer because he didn抰 want to spoil the crease in his trousers, it caused a fracture in our friendship.
    • CAT STEVENS BIOGRAPHY 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]


    .Music can be healing, and with my history and my knowledge of both sides of what looks like a gigantic divide in the world, I feel I can point a way forward to our common humanity again. It's a big step for me but it's a natural step.^ It's a big step for me but it's a natural step.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Music can be healing, and with my history and my knowledge of both sides of what looks like a gigantic divide in the world, I feel I can point a way forward to our common humanity again.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Gato looks like my kitty.
    • PetsHouston.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.chron.com [Source type: General]

    .I don't feel at all irked by the responsibility — I feel inspired.^ I don't feel at all irked by the responsibility — I feel inspired.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Diatryma ::: (view all by) ::: January 11, 2008, 04:28 PM : I don't like the bottles happening to fall because it feels too hurried.
    • Making Light: Open Thread 99 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Hi Heidi Don't feel embarrased, we were all new on the web once...
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    .
  • I wrote a song called "Father & Son" about the son running off to do his own thing.^ November 2006 02:34 AM : quote: .
    • snopes.com: Cat Stevens is back 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC msgboard.snopes.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I think this song is about a father telling his son about the world.
    • SongMeanings | Lyrics | Cat Stevens - Father And Son 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.songmeanings.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Williamson, Nigel (17 November 2006).
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .Now the story is about my son coming back and bringing a guitar into the house.^ So, now you have the introduction to the story of my coming into Islam and becoming Muslim.
    • Back to Islam » Sheikh Yusuf Estes 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.backtoislam.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "A big turning point happened when my son brought back a guitar into the house," he said.
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When my son brought the guitar back into the house, you know, that was the turning point.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    .A couple of years ago, one morning after prayers, his guitar was lying around.^ A couple of years ago, one morning after prayers, his guitar was lying around.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Two years ago he picked up a guitar for the first time since his retirement thanks to his son, Muhammad (he’s inherited the hair, by the way).
    • FOXNews.com - Cat Stevens Returns, Explains Himself - Celebrity Gossip | Entertainment News | Arts And Entertainment 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I flew from Yangoon to Bangkok in the morning and then caught the overnight train to Chiang Mai to visit my friend Ann from my last visit two years ago.

    .I picked it up and my fingers knew exactly where to go.^ I picked it up and my fingers knew exactly where to go.
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Listening to your music and lyrics made me want to pick up my guitar again.
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I still need to make my mind up if I want to go for color.
    • HTOC Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.htoc.net [Source type: General]

    .I'd written some words and when I put them to music, it moved me and I realized I could have another job to do.^ I'd written some words and when I put them to music, it moved me and I realized I could have another job to do.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Reply Contact If you have some memory cards and you really want some other items to help you, I would check on one of these: You could add another $24 to it and get an Xrite ColorChecker Passport .
    • $75 Gift Card - Mpix.com Community 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC community.mpix.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Greenfields, Golden Sands" was written in 1968 for a musical that was never realized and has now found a context almost 40 years later.
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]

    .Things just grew from there.^ Things just grew from there.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But - and I am only saying that because I care - there's a lot of decaffeinated brands on the market that are just as tasty as the real thing.

    ^ And then you know, the whole thing just started going from there.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • On producing new music, after shunning the music business for over two decades, as quoted in "The Billboard Q and A: Yusuf Islam" by Nigel Williamson, in Billboard Magazine (17 November 2006)
  • I had to learn my faith and look after my family, and I had to make priorities.^ Yusuf Islam and his return to music .
    • Pickled Politics » Yusuf Islam and his return to music 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.pickledpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ With that, Yusuf Islam announced his retirement from the pop music business.
    • Listen to Cat Stevens MP3 Music Downloads on Napster 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC home.napster.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Pandora Internet Radio 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pandora.com [Source type: General]
    • Swapa CD: Cat Stevens's Bio/Biography & List of Albums & Songs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.swapacd.com [Source type: General]
    • allmusic ((( Cat Stevens > Biography ))) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allmusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens mp3s, Cat Stevens music downloads, Cat Stevens songs from eMusic.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • CMT.com : Cat Stevens (Yusuf) : Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.cmt.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens mp3s, Cat Stevens music downloads, Cat Stevens songs from eMusic.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Download Cat Stevens Music on iTunes 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC itunes.apple.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Cat Stevens Biography & Awards | Billboard.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens (Yusuf) | View the Music Artists Biography Online | VH1.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC vmu.vh1.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Winamp 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.winamp.com [Source type: General]

    ^ November 2006 02:34 AM : quote: .
    • snopes.com: Cat Stevens is back 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC msgboard.snopes.com [Source type: General]

    .But now I've done it all and there's a little space for me to fill in the universe of music again.
    • On getting back into the music business, as quoted in "The Billboard Q and A: Yusuf Islam" by Nigel Williamson, in Billboard Magazine (17 November 2006)
  • A lot of people would have loved me to keep singing ...^ There you were, holding a love so true, Now I've got a home, now I've got a home.
    • Cat Stevens Lyrics Paroles / Matthew And Son 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.patleck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yusuf Islam and his return to music .
    • Pickled Politics » Yusuf Islam and his return to music 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.pickledpolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ With that, Yusuf Islam announced his retirement from the pop music business.
    • Listen to Cat Stevens MP3 Music Downloads on Napster 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC home.napster.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Pandora Internet Radio 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.pandora.com [Source type: General]
    • Swapa CD: Cat Stevens's Bio/Biography & List of Albums & Songs 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.swapacd.com [Source type: General]
    • allmusic ((( Cat Stevens > Biography ))) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.allmusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens mp3s, Cat Stevens music downloads, Cat Stevens songs from eMusic.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Amazon.com: Cat Stevens: MP3 Downloads 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens mp3s, Cat Stevens music downloads, Cat Stevens songs from eMusic.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.emusic.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens Biography & Awards | Billboard.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.billboard.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Biography - Ask.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Winamp 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.winamp.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens (Yusuf) | View the Music Artists Biography Online | VH1.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC vmu.vh1.com [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Winamp 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.winamp.com [Source type: General]

    .You come to a point where you have sung, more or less ...^ You come to a point where you have sung, more or less ...
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "You come to a point where you have sung, more or less ...
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ I see where you're coming from, but Yusuf Islam still isn't in the right (just to point it out...
    • Are Sami Yusuf's nasheeds haram? 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.ummah.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    your whole repertoire and you want to get down to the job of living.
    .You know, up until that point, I hadn't had a life.^ You know, up until that point, I hadn't had a life.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ You know that every -- recent heads up you can probably put him back to back on the radio telling you are we to do.
    • 050509 Cat Stevens | WROR 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC wror.everyzing.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I hadn't really touched the instrument, you know, for like two decades.
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    I'd been searching, been on the road. .
  • I was a sitting target, in a way, for anybody who wanted to make some kind of headline. ...^ "I was a sitting target, in a way, for anybody who wanted to make some kind of headline," Islam told Phillips .
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On leaving the music business in 1979,in an interview with CBS News Sunday Morning (12 August 2007) I was a sitting target, in a way, for anybody who wanted to make some kind of headline.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Videos/Music Videos/ 12 Юли 2007 г.
    • Music link [Archive] - Board4All 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.board4all.cz [Source type: Academic]

    .I certainly never supported the Fatwa, but when I was asked about ...^ I certainly never supported the Fatwa, but when I was asked about ...
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The fact is that I never did support the Fatwa.
    • Who�s afraid of... Cat Stevens? - Vive 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.vivelecanada.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ "I certainly never supported the Fatwa, but when I was asked about ...
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    the actual principle of blasphemy and capital punishment, well, like the .Bible, I said, "You know, yeah, it's there, it's in the Koran."^ You know that some youngsters requested my phone number there.
    • TBS 16 The Appeal of Sami Yusuf and the Search for Islamic Authenticity by Christian Pond 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.tbsjournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ On CBS Sunday Morning in December 2006, he said, "You know, the cup is there to be filled ...
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Never I know there'll be another time there's going to be another moment there'll never be another you ...

    And I couldn't deny that. .
    • Interview on CBS News Sunday Morning (12 August 2007)
  • A big turning point happened when my son brought back a guitar into the house — You know, 'cause I'd given all those guitars away to charity — way back in 1979 and hadn't really touched the instrument, you know, for like two decades.^ "A big turning point happened when my son brought back a guitar into the house," he said.
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ When my son brought the guitar back into the house, you know, that was the turning point.
    • Radio Swiss Jazz - Cat Stevens - Biography 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.radioswissjazz.ch [Source type: General]

    ^ Do you like the new font?
    • Islam’s rules for having SEX WITH ANIMALS « Bare Naked Islam's Weblog 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC barenakedislam.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    ... So then one day ... when everybody's asleep and nobody's watching, .I pick it up — and lo and behold, I still know where to put my fingers and out comes this music.^ Out comes this music.
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I picked it up and my fingers knew exactly where to go.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I pick it up — and lo and behold, I still know where to put my fingers and out comes this music.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I said, "Maybe I've got another job to do." And in this time and period it's probably the best thing I can do because lecturing, politics, God, I've got nothing to do with that.^ I said, " Maybe I've got another job to do.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "In this time and period it's probably the best thing I can do because lecturing, politics, God, I've got nothing to do with that," he told CBS News Sunday Morning correspondent Mark Phillips .
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And in this time and period it's probably the best thing I can do because lecturing, politics, God, I've got nothing to do with that.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .I want to just get heart-to-heart, make sure people understand some of the real subtle beauties of what I've discovered.
  • Here's a chance, I think, for us to kind of remind ourselves, of those things we all commonly enjoy and love and share, try to get back together. You know, singing out for a more peaceful world today, I think, can only do good.^ Nostalgia only works if you've forgotten the past for what it really was.
    • Bagatellen: Cat Stevens - Gold (A&M) 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.bagatellen.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Want to know more ?
    • New Music reBlog: November 2006 Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC netnewmusic.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Yusuf Islam is a peace activist.
    • Yusuf Islam [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

    ... I do believe that ... a lot of .Muslims have yet to learn, you know, the incredible great history and contribution of Islamic civilization — and its become very, if you like, in some way puritanical — that puritanical approach will become narrower and narrower and even become more fragmented.^ Gag is more like it (very disappointing, as the lego Yoda was great).
    • Making Light: Open Thread 99 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ By the way, you were great Alhamdulillah.

    ^ Thought you would like to know.
    • Making Light: Open Thread 99 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Its that vast middle ground where people actually live, you know, that we have to reclaim; and in that area, everybody should be able to live together. And I don't think that God sent us prophets and books to fight about these books and these prophets.^ Its that vast middle ground where people actually live, you know, that we have to reclaim; and in that area, everybody should be able to live together.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You know you don't have to pretend C..

    ^ I don't think any of us care about the fatwa or Salman Rushdie.
    • Musician Cat Stevens Is Back - Newsweek.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .But they were telling us, actually, how to live together.
    If we ignore those teachings — whichever faith you belong, you profess, then I think we'll be finding ourselves in an even deeper mess.^ They'll find it tomorrow, and think you went alone.
    • Cat Stevens Lyrics Paroles / Matthew And Son 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.patleck.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What do you think those terrorists do?
    • Fitna • VideoSift: Online Video *Quality Control 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.videosift.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ C G C G Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?

    .
    • Interview on CBS News Sunday Morning (30 November 2006)
  • I never called for the death of Salman Rushdie; nor backed the Fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini — and still don’t. The book itself destroyed the harmony between peoples and created an unnecessary international crisis.^ On that Web site he claims that he "never called for the death of Salman Rushdie; nor backed the Fatwa issued by the Ayatollah Khomeini," even though he feels that Mr. Rushdie's book "The Satanic Verses" "destroyed the harmony between peoples and created an unnecessary international crisis."
    • Sending a Grim Message - November 27, 2006 - The New York Sun 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nysun.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There was his alleged support of the Ayatollah’s fatwa on Salman Rushdie.

    ^ I don't think any of us care about the fatwa or Salman Rushdie.
    • Musician Cat Stevens Is Back - Newsweek.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .When asked about my opinion regarding blasphemy, I could not tell a lie and confirmed that — like both the Torah and the Gospel — the Qur’an considers it, without repentance, as a capital offense.^ When asked about my opinion regarding blasphemy, I could not tell a lie and confirmed that - like both the Torah and the Gospel - the Qur’an considers it, without repentance, as a capital offense.

    ^ When asked about my opinion regarding blasphemy, I could not tell a lie and confirmed that — like both the Torah and the Gospel — the Qur’an considers it, without repentance, as a capital offense.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If you have a question about a specific "LIE" just ask and I'll answer it for you.
    • YouTube - C0ldking's Channel 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.youtube.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The Bible is full of similar harsh laws if you’re looking for them.^ The Bible is full of similar harsh laws if you're looking for them.
    • Sending a Grim Message - November 27, 2006 - The New York Sun 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nysun.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The Bible is full of similar harsh laws if you’re looking for them.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ She is a beautiful, strong woman and i know that Del is looking down on all of you, begging you to smile up at him and tell him “We’re okay…” Love, Tina .
    • Yahoo! Store: Del Rendon (1965-2005) 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC ystore.blogs.com [Source type: General]

    .However, the application of such Biblical and Qur’anic injunctions is not to be outside of due process of law, in a place or land where such law is accepted and applied by the society as a whole.^ However, the application of such Biblical and Qur’anic injunctions is not to be outside of due process of law, in a place or land where such law is accepted and applied by the society as a whole.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However, the application of such Biblical and Qur'anic injunctions is not to be outside of due process of law, in a place or land where such law is accepted and applied by the society as a whole."
    • Sending a Grim Message - November 27, 2006 - The New York Sun 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.nysun.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I hope someday you visit this wonderful and holy place, as it ties in with all the biblical lands of the middle east as we read history and of course sacred scripture.
    • CAT STEVENS BIOGRAPHY 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.sing365.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • In 1989, during the heat and height of the Satanic Verses controversy, I was silly enough to accept appearing on a program called Hypotheticals which posed imaginary scenarios by a well-versed (what if…?^ MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT Story about Cat Stevens' multimedia company .
    • Cat Stevens Links At The Milarus Mansion - Page 1 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC home.cogeco.ca [Source type: General]

    ^ Cat Stevens - Track 18 .
    • Cat Stevens - Free Music, Cat Stevens Lyrics & Videos 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Chinese Whiskers," FAQ #18: "Did Cat Stevens Say, ‘Kill Rushdie!’?," Mountain of Light (undated) In 1989, during the heat and height of the Satanic Verses controversy, I was silly enough to accept appearing on a program called Hypotheticals which posed imaginary scenarios by a well-versed (what if…?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ) barrister, .Geoffrey Robertson QC. I foolishly made light of certain provocative questions. When asked what I’d do if Salman Rushdie entered a restaurant in which I was eating, I said, “I would probably call up Ayatollah Khomeini”; and, rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author, I jokingly said I would have preferred that it'd be the “real thing”.^ LONDON, May 22 -- The musician known as Cat Stevens said in a British television program to be broadcast next week that rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author Salman Rushdie, ''I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing.''
    • Cat Stevens, on Watch List, Diverts Plane - Jihad Watch 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He said, “My Lord, the prison is preferable to me than what they call on me to do.
    • Lessons From Surah Yusuf – Part 2: Trials and Temptation | MuslimMatters.org 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC muslimmatters.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Geoffrey Robertson QC. I foolishly made light of certain provocative questions.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]


    .Criticize me for my bad taste, in hindsight, I agree. But these comments were part of a well-known British national trait; a touch of dry humor on my part.^ But these comments were part of a well-known British national trait; a touch of dry humor on my part.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Criticize me for my bad taste, in hindsight, I agree.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Compulsory national service was part of growing up in SA and my memories of bungalows and tents at the end of the day (after drill and PT)the soundtrack of my memories is Cold Fact.
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    .Just watch British comedy programs like "Have I Got News For You" or “Extras”, they are full of occasionally grotesque and sardonic jokes if you want them!^ They show you what they want you to see.
    • Cat Stevens - Deserving of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? - Reviews on RateItAll 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Do you like the new font?
    • Islam’s rules for having SEX WITH ANIMALS « Bare Naked Islam's Weblog 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC barenakedislam.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Just the way you like it.
    • New Music reBlog: November 2006 Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC netnewmusic.net [Source type: General]

    ... .Certainly I regret giving those sorts of responses now. However, it must be noted that the final edit of the program was made to look extremely serious; hardly any laughs were left in and much common sense was savagely cut out.^ Everything made so much sense.
    • Cat Stevens 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.muslimtents.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Islam Tomorrow .com 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.islamtomorrow.com [Source type: Original source]
    • Yusuf Islam Biography 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.famousmuslims.com [Source type: General]
    • Conversion: Islam, the growing religion 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.salaam.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens ist Yusuf Islam 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.al-sakina.de [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That gives him 9 months to sort it out.
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ However, it must be noted that the final edit of the program was made to look extremely serious; hardly any laughs were left in and much common sense was savagely cut out.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Most of the Muslim participants in the program wrote in and complained about the narrow and selective use of their comments, surreptitiously selected out of the 3-hour long recording of the debate.^ Most of the Muslim participants in the program wrote in and complained about the narrow and selective use of their comments, surreptitiously selected out of the 3-hour long recording of the debate.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But the most important point is, and might be about to be lost here, is that HE JUST PUT OUT A BRAND NEW SONG AND IT IS ON OUR SIDE. Listen to it, don’t just make comments about what you already know about Ray.
    • Ray Stevens - We the People 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Comment by btilly on August 27, 2009 5:33 PM Geowyn Muslims use deu 18 to say that was taking about Muhammad.
    • Islam’s rules for having SEX WITH ANIMALS « Bare Naked Islam's Weblog 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC barenakedislam.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    .But the edit was not in our hands.^ But the edit was not in our hands.
    • Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.mountainoflight.co.uk [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Balanced arguments were cut out and the most sensational quotes, preserved.
  • "Peace Train" is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions.^ Cat Stevens - Peace Train (live) .
    • Cat Stevens on Yahoo! Music 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Cat Stevens // Current 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC current.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Cat Stevens 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Cat Stevens songs.
    • Cat Stevens on Yahoo! Music 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC new.music.yahoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ MOUNTAIN OF LIGHT Story about Cat Stevens' multimedia company .
    • Cat Stevens Links At The Milarus Mansion - Page 1 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC home.cogeco.ca [Source type: General]

    .There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.
    As a member of humanity and as a Muslim, this is my contribution to the call for a peaceful solution.^ The people out there had not signed up for it.
    • Making Light: Open Thread 99 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ As a member of humanity and as a Muslim, this is my contribution to the call for a peaceful solution.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens quotes, quotations, phrases, words 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • ActionScript-ToolBox: by Yusuf Islam 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC actionscript-toolbox.com [Source type: General]

    .
  • Life is a journey, you know; and a lot of journeys, you go out, you come back.^ Yusuf Islam is a peace activist.
    • Yusuf Islam [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And you know Prenup is must in islam.
    • Why did Cat Stevens become a Muslim? - Vancouver Forum 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.discovervancouver.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ THANK YOU for coming back!
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    • From an interview with Yusuf Islam on London Tonight, an ITV (UK) television news programme, 8th December 2009

Mona Bone Jakon (1970)

.
  • My Lady D'Arbanville, why do you sleep so still?^ Tell me my, why Why do I still bother?
    • 2001/2002 Bardic Contest 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: General]
    • 2001/2002 Bardic Contest 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.geocities.com [Source type: General]

    ^ My Lady D'Arbanville , why do you sleep so still?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Katmandu Chords and Tabs Lady D'Arbanville My Lady d'Arbanville, why do you sleep so still?


    I'll wake you tomorrow, and you will be my fill,
    Yes, you will be my fill

Tea for the Tillerman (1970)

.
  • Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?^ C G C G Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?

    ^ Will you make us laugh, will you make us cry?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Comment by celtikrose on November 2, 2009 12:13 AM LOL Drew, once again you’ve made me laugh til I cried- Thank you!!
    • Islam’s rules for having SEX WITH ANIMALS « Bare Naked Islam's Weblog 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC barenakedislam.wordpress.com [Source type: General]


    .Will you tell us when to live; will you tell us when to die?^ C G C G Will you tell us when to live, will you tell us when to die?

    ^ Will you tell us when to live; will you tell us when to die?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But then, you don't need us to tell you that".
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]


    .I know we've come a long way,
    We're changing day to day,
    But tell me, where do the children play?
    ^ But tell me, where do the children play?
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: Yusuf Islam, a.k.a. Cat Stevens, on Salman Rushdie in 1989 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC hotair.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Em7 A I know we've come a long way Em7 A We're changing day to day--hey Em A D G D G But tell me, where do the children play?

    ^ I know we've come a long way, We're changing day to day, But tell me, where do the children play?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

  • I’m looking for a hard-headed woman,
    One who will make me do my best,
    And if I find my hard-headed woman,
    I know the rest of my life will be blessed
    • Hard Headed Woman
  • I know many fine feathered friends
    But their friendliness depends on how you do
    They know many sure fired ways,
    To find out the one who pays
    And how you do
    • Hard Headed Woman
  • Now that I've lost everything to you
    You say you wanna start something new
    And it's breakin' my heart you're leaving
    Baby, I'm grieving
  • Baby, I love you
    But if you wanna leave, take good care
    I hope you make a lot of nice friends out there
    But just remember there's a lot of bad and beware
    Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
    It's hard to get by just upon a smile
    Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world
    I'll always remember you like a child
    .
    • Wild World
  • Lord, my body has been a good friend
    But I won't need it when I reach the end
    Miles from nowhere,
    Guess I'll take my time
    Oh yeah, to reach there
    • Miles From Nowhere
  • I love everything
    So don't it make you feel sad
    'cause I'll drink to you, my baby
    I'll think to that, I'll think to that
    • Miles From Nowhere
  • I don’t want to work away
    Doing just what they all say
    • But I Might Die Tonight
  • Longer boats are coming to win us
    Hold on to the shore, or —
    They’ll be taking the key from the door
    • Longer Boats
  • I built my house from barley rice
    Green pepper walls and water ice –
    And everything emptying into White
    • Into White
  • So on and on I go, the seconds tick the time out
    There’s so much left to know, and I’m on the road to find out.^ Do you want me to show you my gun?
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ I had to go out and tell him don't worry, it'll be alright.
    • CAT STEVENS BOX SET Song–By–Song 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.billdeyoung.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I just wish them all the bad luck in the world and to suffer untill they die!
    • Cat Rescued After Being Glued To Highway | KSFY.com - Your Source for News, Sports, and Weather - Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57104 | Local News 19 January 2010 8:49 UTC www.ksfy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • On The Road To Find Out
  • Then I found my head one day when I wasn’t even trying
    And here I have to say, ‘cause there is no use in lying, lying
    Yes the answer lies within, so why not take a look now?^ Hi Brian Take a look here...
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It worked out that my travel companion was to be there, and I could be too, and so why not.
    • Making Light: Open Thread 99 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Theres no one to stop you.
    • CliffordMeth.Com - : ian anderson on war, religion and (why not?) cat stevens 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.cliffordmeth.com [Source type: Original source]


    .Kick out the devil’s sin, pick up, pick up a good book now.^ Kick out the devil’s sin, pick up, pick up a good book now.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Register Now Close SUBSCRIBE Subscribe to Newsweek and save up to 88% Movies Television Music Books Fine Arts Trends MUSIC .
    • Musician Cat Stevens Is Back - Newsweek.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.newsweek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ I posted some helpful information for those waiting on this units, where they could pick up a demo, that was availble, they erased it and locked me out of there system.
    • HTOC Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.htoc.net [Source type: General]

    .
    • On The Road To Find Out
  • It’s not time to make a change,
    Just relax, take it easy
    You’re still young, that’s your fault,
    There’s so much you have to know.^ It's not time to make a change, Just relax, take it easy.
    • Gary Leupp: The Expulsion of Cat Stevens 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You’ll just have to show up to find out!
    • New Music reBlog: November 2006 Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC netnewmusic.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Worth checking out if you can find it.
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]


    .Find a girl, settle down,
    If you want you can marry
    Look at me, I am old, but I’m happy
  • But take your time, think a lot,
    Why, think of everything you’ve got
    For you will still be here tomorrow, but your dreams may not
    • Father and Son
  • It’s always been the same, same old story.^ Still why be on a forum if you can share where to find great deals.
    • HTOC Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.htoc.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Think of everything you got.
    • HTOC Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.htoc.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Why do you take another name?
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]


    From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen
    Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go — away
    • Father and Son
  • All the times that I’ve cried, keeping all the things I knew inside,
    It’s hard, but it’s harder to ignore it
    • Father and Son
  • Bring tea for the Tillerman,
    Steak for the sun,
    Wine for the women who made the rain come,
    Seagulls sing your hearts away
    ‘Cause while the sinners sin, the children play
    • Tea For The Tillerman

Teaser and the Firecat (1971)

.
Now come and join the living, its not so far from you
And its getting nearer, soon it will all be true
Oh peace train sounding louder.
  • I listen to the wind
    To the wind of my soul
    Where I’ll end up well I think,
    Only God really knows
    • The Wind
  • Ruby my love,
    You’ll be my love
    • Rubylove
  • If I laugh just a little bit
    Maybe I can forget the chance
    That I didn’t have to know you
    And live in peace, in peace
    • If I Laugh
  • Don't you feel a change a coming
    From another side of time,
    Breaking down the walls of silence,
    Lifting shadows from your mind.^ Peace and love, my Brothers and Sisters, all of you, Infidels and non-Infidels!
    • Islam’s rules for having SEX WITH ANIMALS « Bare Naked Islam's Weblog 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC barenakedislam.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Guess his 'Peace Train' just got DERAILED! .
    • Cat Stevens, on Watch List, Diverts Plane - Jihad Watch 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Never I know there'll be another time there's going to be another moment there'll never be another you ...

    .
    • Changes IV
  • How can I tell you that I love you, I love you
    But I can’t think of right words to say
    • How Can I Tell You
  • If I make a mark in time,
    I can’t say the mark is mine
    I’m only the underline of the word
    Yes, I’m like him; just like you,
    I can’t tell you what to do
    Like everybody else I’m searching through
    What I’ve heard
    • Tuesday's Dead
  • Now I've been happy lately
    Thinking about the good things to come
    And I believe it could be
    Something good has begun.^ And when it comes to pass, will you believe in it?
    • itsIslam - Quran - Surah Yunus (jonah) 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.itsislam.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His music is something that you just keep coming back to.
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Like you put up with mine C .

    .Oh, I've been smiling lately
    Dreaming about the world as one
    And I believe it could be
    Someday it's going to come.
    ^ Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come .
    • Bodhidharma, Sleeping Feral Cats and Cat Stevens 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.heyokamagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ He wrote about a world we believed in...
    • Cat Stevens - Deserving of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? - Reviews on RateItAll 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Oh, I've been smiling lately Dreaming about the world as one And I believe it could be Someday it's going to come.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Now I've been crying lately,
    Thinking about the world as it is.^ Majikat: Earth Tour 1976 (Live) .
    • Cat Stevens ~ Songs List : OLDIES.com 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.oldies.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss .
    • Bodhidharma, Sleeping Feral Cats and Cat Stevens 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.heyokamagazine.com [Source type: General]

    ^ (Now think about the title!
    • Making Light: Open Thread 99 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC nielsenhayden.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .Why must we go on hating?^ Why must we go on hating?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss .
    • Bodhidharma, Sleeping Feral Cats and Cat Stevens 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.heyokamagazine.com [Source type: General]


    .Why can't we live in bliss?^ Why can't we live in bliss?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss .
    • Bodhidharma, Sleeping Feral Cats and Cat Stevens 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.heyokamagazine.com [Source type: General]

    • Peace Train
  • Now come and join the living, its not so far from you
    And its getting nearer, soon it will all be true
    Oh peace train sounding louder
    • Peace Train

Catch Bull at Four (1972)

All I know is all I feel right now,
I feel the power growing in my hair
The name of this album is derived from the fourth of the Ten Bulls (or Ox Herding Pictures) of Zen Buddhism
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  • Oh I’m on my way, I know I am,
    Somewhere not so far from here
    All I know is all I feel right now,
    I feel the power growing in my hair
    Sitting on my own not by myself,
    Everybody’s here with me
    I don’t need to touch your face to know,
    And I don’t need to use my eyes to see
    • Sitting
  • Oh I’m on my way I know I am,
    But times there were when I thought not
    Bleeding half my soul in bad company,
    I thank the moon I had the strength to stop
    • Sitting
  • Now I’m not making love to anyone’s wishes,
    Only for that light I see
    ‘Cause when I’m dead and lowered low in my grave,
    That’s gonna be the only thing that’s left of me
    • Sitting
  • As years went by the boy grew high
    And the village looked on in awe
    They’d never seen anything like
    The boy with the moon and star before
    And people would ride from far and wide
    just to seek the word he spread
    "I'll tell you everything I've learned,"
    And "Love", is all he said.^ My thoughts before I start.
    • HTOC Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.htoc.net [Source type: General]

    ^ Don't let anyone tell you you didn't do a good job.

    ^ We all knew they would.
    • Cat Stevens, on Watch List, Diverts Plane - Jihad Watch 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: Original source]

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    • Boy With A Moon And Star On His Head
  • She moves like and angel
    And seven evening stars
    Dance through the window
    Of her universal house
    • Angelsea
  • Her breath a warm fire
    In every lovers heart
    A mistress to magicians
    And a dancer to the gods
    • Angelsea
  • Her clothes are made of rainbows
    And twenty thousand tears
    Shine through the spaces
    Of her golden ochre hair
    • Angelsea
  • Sing a song of love and truth
    We’ll soon remember if you do
    When all things were tall
    And our friends were small
    And the world was new
    • Silent Sunlight
  • Oh I can’t keep it in; I can’t keep it in,
    I’ve gotta let it out
    I’ve got to show the world; world’s got to see,
    See all the love; love that’s in me
    • Can't Keep It In
  • Well I rode a while, for a mile or so
    Down the road to the 18th Avenue
    And the people I saw were the people I know
    And they all came down to take a view
    • 18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)
  • O caritas, O caritas
    nobis semper sit amor
    mos perituri mortem salutamus — ah, ah
    sola resurgit vita
    • O love!^ Hope to see you soon.
      • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

      ^ Th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare) lyrics .

      ^ "You know, singing out for a more peaceful world today, I think, can only do."
      • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

      O love!
      .Be with us always
      We who will perish salute death
      Life alone goes on!
    • "O' Caritas" (co-written with Andreas Toumazis and Jeremy Taylor)
  • Give me time forever here in my time
    • "O' Caritas" (co-written with Andreas Toumazis and Jeremy Taylor)
  • Underneath her kiss I was so unguarded
    Every bottle’s empty now and all those dreams are gone
    Ah, but the song carries on … so holy
    • Sweet Scarlet
  • All those days are frozen now and all those scars are gone
    Ah, but the song carries on … so holy
    • Sweet Scarlet
  • Where’s it leading to, freedom at what cost?^ I listen to it all the time now.
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ He's a part of my psyche now, I have listened to his albums all my life.
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ My all-time, hands-down favorite song ever.
    • Songs that Shift Your Spirits | Shift Your Spirits 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC sladeroberson.com [Source type: General]


    People needing more and more and it’s all getting lost
    • Ruins

Buddha and the Chocolate Box (1974)

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  • Yesterday I was on the edge
    Hoping everything was going to work itself out
    A good honest man doing the work of God
    Trying to make things better for Him
    A lover of life in a school for fools
    Trying to find another way to survive
    • Music
  • I said, ‘Put back your heart, and sing, sing
    While you know you’re still living.’
    Sing, sing, sing, while you know there’s still –
    New Music, new Music, new Music
    Sweet Music can lighten us
    Can brighten the world – can save us
    • Music
  • Oh very young,
    What will you leave us this time?^ Love your work man, hope to hear more about you in things to come.
    • Rodriguez - Forum Archive, part 1 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.sugarman.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Never I know there'll be another time there's going to be another moment there'll never be another you ...

    ^ He said: "Let me go to the prison and I will let you know the interpretation of your dream."


    .There’ll never be a better chance to change your mind
    And if you want this world to see better days
    Will you carry the words of love with you?
    ^ Traveler who wants to see the world!
    • Follow Top 500 Follow All Back on Twitter 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC tweepml.org [Source type: General]

    ^ You'll be better off if I break your water pitcher (2) .
    • Yusuf Islam — Crooked Timber 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: General]

    ^ They show you what they want you to see.
    • Cat Stevens - Deserving of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? - Reviews on RateItAll 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.rateitall.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    .Will you ride the great white bird into heaven?^ Will you ride the great white bird into heaven?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ E A E A D E F#m D Oh very young what will you leave us this time E A D there'll never be a better chance to change you're mind D E and if you want this world to see a better day A D A will you carry the words of love with you A D A D will you ride the great white bird into heaven D A A7(C#bass) and though you want to last forever D B E you know you nev-er will, you know you never will, E E7(G#bass) A and the goodbyes make the jour-ney harder still.

    ^ Of note, you disagree with Geisler, and say that the children would still have to choose later--not get a “free pass” into heaven.  But you can’t really win either way.


    And though you want them to last forever
    You know they never will — you know they never will
  • Sun is the reason
    And the world it will bloom
    ‘Cause sun lights the sky
    And the sun lights the moon
    • Sun C79
  • They crossed the wood and hanged him
    A long time ago
    They still misunderstand him
    Those who don’t know
    And in the evening his love will lead the blind
    In every secret corner there in your mind
    • Jesus
  • I love, I love, I’m ready to love — yes
    • Ready
  • And if my mind breaks up
    In all so many ways
    I know the meaning of
    The words, “I love you”
    • King of Trees
  • I’ve, I’ve had it enough
    All those lonely rooms
    And blank faces
    Had it enough
    And I want you, I want you no more
    • A Bad Penny
  • Come the morning I’ll be far from here
    Slowly rising in another sphere
    • Home In The Sky

Numbers (1974)

  • Dark and empty was the place to which I’d come
    Cold and silent was the house my name was on
    Nine rooms — and a tomb in every one
  • Novim's Nightmare
  • This stranger had the key
    To any door he wished — with his eyes, I say
    What kind of majiks, of majiks?
    .What kind of man —
    Can make me turn and see the way I really am?
    ^ What kind of man — Can make me turn and see the way I really am?
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
    • Cat Stevens quotes, quotations, phrases, words 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.icelebz.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "I was a sitting target, in a way, for anybody who wanted to make some kind of headline," Islam told Phillips .
    • Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return - CBS Sunday Morning - CBS News 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.cbsnews.com [Source type: General]

    • Majik of Majiks
  • One is the ever kindling star
    King of the immortal spark
    In heaven’s eye
    • Monad's Anthem

Izitso (1977)

  • Don’t you remember the days
    Of the old schoolyard
    When we had imaginings and we had
    All kinds of things and we laughed
    And needed love … yes, I do
    Oh and I remember you
    • (Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard
  • I never wanted to be a star,
    I never wanted to travel far
    I only wanted a little bit of love
    So I could put a little love in my heart
    • (I Never Wanted) To Be A Star

Misattributed

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  • Morning has broken,
    Like the first morning,
    Blackbird has spoken
    Like the first bird.^ "Morning has broken, like the first morning" Cat Stephens "Morning has broken, like the first morning" Cat Stephens .
    • Egypt: Gaza crossing will remain shut until Shalit deal reached - Haaretz - Israel News 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.haaretz.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Morning has broken, Like the first morning, Blackbird has spoken Like the first bird.
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Morning has broken like the first mor-or-or-ning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing , praise for the mor-or-or-or-ning Praise for them springing fresh from the world The first cut is the deepest Baby I know The first cut is the deepest.....
    • Yusuf Islam [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]


    Praise for the singing!
    Praise for the morning!
    .Praise for them springing
    Fresh from the Word!
    ^ Praise for them springing Fresh from the Word!
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]
    • Cat Stevens - Wikiquote 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Morning has broken like the first mor-or-or-ning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird Praise for the singing , praise for the mor-or-or-or-ning Praise for them springing fresh from the world The first cut is the deepest Baby I know The first cut is the deepest.....
    • Yusuf Islam [Archive] - AppleInsider 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC forums.appleinsider.com [Source type: Original source]

Quotes about Yusuf Islam

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  • Yes, Martha Stewart is going to jail and Cat Stevens is being deported.^ Don’t expect me to go back to being Cat Stevens .
    • Don’t expect me to go back to being Cat Stevens | Yusuf Islam - Times Online 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Topic: Was Cat Stevens wrongly deported .
    • Was Cat Stevens wrongly deported - Acoustic Guitar Forum 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.guitarseminars.com [Source type: General]

    ^ DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST, "THE LATE SHOW": Yes, Martha Stewart is going to jail and Cat Stevens is being deported.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Man, I feel so much safer now.^ I'm sure we're all much safer now.
    • Was Cat Stevens wrongly deported - Acoustic Guitar Forum 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC www.guitarseminars.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I feel much beetter now !…Breathe deepley….in…out…..and give it clout… .
    • Islam’s rules for having SEX WITH ANIMALS « Bare Naked Islam's Weblog 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC barenakedislam.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Man, I feel so much safer now, I don't...
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • A flight from London carrying the artist we all used to know as Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam, was forced to make an emergency landing in Bangor, Maine after his name showed up on a terrorist no-fly list.^ Buchan said that was before Islam was added to the no-fly list."
    • Yusuf Islam & The Muslim Council of Britain's terrorism ties - Muslim Aid 'charity' funds Al Qaeda & sent Mujahideen to Bosnia - Militant Islam Monitor - Militant Islam Monitor 9 February 2010 17:38 UTC www.militantislammonitor.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Yusuf Islam, formerly known / knowing as Cat Stevens, is a British musician, singer-songwriter and philanthropist.

    ^ Q: Why also put "the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens" on the sleeve?
    • WFUV Bulletin Boards • View topic - Cat Stevens (Yusuf) 10 February 2010 13:013 UTC bbs.wfuv.org [Source type: General]

    .I tell you, it's a real success story in the war on terror.^ So tell me, tell me did you really love me C..

    ^ I tell you, it's a real success story in the war on terror.
    • CNN.com - Transcripts 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC transcripts.cnn.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Tell us what you really think!
    • HTOC Archives 17 September 2009 1:44 UTC www.htoc.net [Source type: General]

    You know, we finally got the guy that wrote "Peace Train."
    • Jon Stewart, on The Daily Show, as quoted on Larry King Live (7 October 2004)

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