Yusuf, formerly known as Cat Stevens has shared two previously unheard tracks with The Big Issue ahead of the re-release of his most celebrated albums.
Released only seven months apart in 1970, Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman established him as one of the world’s leading singer-songwriters and defined an era. The records will be rereleased as 50th anniversary Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition box sets in December.
‘I Want Some Sun’ and ‘Can This Be Love’ are both fantastic snapshots of a classic era but also eerily prescient. The environmental and humanitarian themes Yusuf explored across these records still resonate strongly today even after 50 years.
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