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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Back To Earth (Vinyl) (5CD\2LP)

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Back To Earth (Vinyl) (5CD\2LP)
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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Back To Earth (Vinyl) (5CD\2LP)

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Back To Earth (Vinyl) (5CD\2LP)
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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Back To Earth (Vinyl) (5CD\2LP)

In 1978, legendary musician Cat Stevens would make the seemingly shocking decision to abandon the rock star lifestyle and walk away. However, rather than leaving his legions of fans empty handed, he would instead write his final album Back To Earth, as a parting farewell, using tracks such as 'Last Love Song' and 'Just Another Night' to help explain his decision to depart.

Back To Earth was considered a return to form, receiving rave reviews and reuniting Stevens with Paul Samwell-Smith, the producer of his landmark, multi-platinum albums Tea For The Tillerman (1970) and Teaser And The Firecat(1971), as well as continuing his creative partnership with long-time guitarist Alun Davies.

The central theme of the album was one of transition with the title Back To Earth symbolising not only his abandonment of fame, but a tipping point for humanitarian and ecological concerns. In 'New York Times' (a song Cat wrote based on stories he read in The New York Times), from Back To Earth, the singer can clearly be heard already railing against one of the ongoing issues of our modern age –air pollution: "Cars choking your child to death/But you don't wannasee."

Ultimately, all of these strands, past and present, pull together the very core of Back To Earth, an album which remains to this day, a still incredibly relevant and fascinating piece that captures Yusuf/Cat Stevens at a defining point in his life

Tracklistings:

CD 1 \LP 1 -Remastered

1. Just Another Night

2. Daytime

3. Bad Brakes

4. Randy

5. The Artist

6. Last Love Song

7. Nascimento

8. Father

9. New York Times

10. Never

CD 2 –The Original Stereo Mix

1. Just Another Night

2. Daytime

3. Bad Brakes

4. Randy

5. The Artist

6. Last Love Song

7. Nascimento

8. Father

9. New York Times

10. Never

CD 3 –Unearthed

1. Butterfly

2. Toy Heart

3. New York Times (new mix)

4. Just Another Night (demo)

5. Last Love Song (Session Mix)

6. Daytime (Live 2017 Adelaide)

7. Bad Brakes (Live 2011 Albert Hall)

8. Last Love Song (Live 2014 Toronto)

9. Nascimento (Solto)

10. Just Another Night (Live 2016 Nashville)

11. Bad Brakes (instrumental)

CD 4 –Alpha Omega (A Musical Revelation)

1. Universe

2. I Who Am I

3. Paradise

4. Inventions

5. I See That Face

6. Child For A Day

7. Sing, Love Is Everywhere

8. Alpha Omega

9. Music Is The 7th Wonder

10. Dreamer

11. World

12. Listen To Me

13. I Believe

CD 5 \LP 2 –UNICEF Year Of The Child Concert at Wembley Arena 1979

1. The Wind with intro from Paul Gambaccini

2. On The Road To Find Out

3. Just Another Night

4. Daytime/Where Do The Children Play?

5. Father & Son

6. Morning Has Broken (with Belmont Junior School Choir)

7. Peace Train

8. Child For A Day (with Richard Thompson and David Essex)

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Release Date 31 Jul 2020
Brand N/A
Artist Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Title Back To Earth (Vinyl)
Format 5CD\2LP
Packaging -
ISBN N/A
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