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Old 29th Sep 2006, 12:56   #11
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Sorry to hear that, Col.

Here Comes the Sun sometimes helps me out that way.
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 12:59   #12
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I am an unhappy Col today so suggestions of happy music would be good.
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That's wonderful. Nice one, JS.
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Old 29th Sep 2006, 14:04   #14
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Cat Stevens - who abandoned music in about 1979 to become Yusuf Islam when he converted to Islam - is about to release another album in an attempt to bring the benefits of Islam to a wider younger audience.

Who knows what it'll be like!
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Sorry to hear that, Col.

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Thanks both - once I've finished listening to Sister Ray at top volume (my usual cheer-up music), I'll listen to both those.

Post-listening Edity-edit: Thank you!
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I've created this thread for Mr Islam from posts on the Extras thread.

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That album (Tea for the Tillerman) has some lovely songs on it, actually, and you do have to be in the mood for it, as they're all quite delicate in an almost Nick Drake-y kind of way.
"Some lovely songs on it"? I think you mean "pretty much corkers from start to finish," sir. And I can say that in my authoritative position as someone who didn't know any Cat Stevens (other than the obvious) until about 24 hours ago. Yes, it's a cracker, though I would deviate from the 'delicate' label (and the Amazon reviews which call it "folk-rock" which were almost enough to dissuade me, as someone whose usual response to the word "folk" is "off") - it's beautifully solid and melodic without being too light and wistful - and by the time you've turned the volume up enough to hear the opening lines of "Tea for the Tillerman" itself, the last words fairly blow your socks off.

The frightening thing is that he released this masterful album at the tender age of 22! And his career was over by the age of 29. Perhaps he would just have disappointed us thereafter, but unless proven it leaves a fine argument against religion for Richard Dawkins to exploit in the paperback edition of The God Delusion: "look, Islam stopped Cat Stevens from making any more records!"

I also picked up his Best of, which includes about half of Tea for the Tillerman (but not, crucially, the title track) plus twenty others. Not bad for £8.99.
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(Lloyd Cole did a great song called Morning Is [sic] Broken on his album Bad Vibes. And his new album got a good review in the Times last week. But that's another story.)
A new Lloyd Cole album!!! Wahooo! Thanks! Didn't know!

Meanwhile - Father and Son, man, that song still gives goosebumps! I heard a new (??) version of it on VH1 i thinkand on the video clip was Cat and some young dude singing a verse each. Who was that?
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So, c'mon, JS...Sad Lisa, it's lovely isn't it?
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Ooh, synchronicity - as I went to pick up the kids from school just now, what was playing on Radio 2 but Cat Stevens' Morning Has Broken.
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I pulled out my ancient copy of Tea for the Tillerman last night to listen to Father and Son up against Fight Test by The Flaming Lips as I had never heard about the similarity before. The music to the verse in both is pretty much the same. I had forgotten how much I loved this album when I was about 18.
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