NOVEMBER 29, 2017 - (London/New York, NY) - This week, Yusuf / Cat Stevens' new release 'The Laughing Apple' earned his first-ever GRAMMY nomination for Best Folk Album. Out now on his Cat-O-Log Records label exclusively through Decca Records, 'The Laughing Apple' combines newly-written songs with reinvented versions of tracks from Yusuf's 1967 catalogue, resulting in a vital, sophisticated album that celebrates his fifty years in music. It has received praise from the Associated Press, Rolling Stone, NPR Music, The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and more.
Throughout December 2017, Yusuf will be celebrating his illustrious career with 'A Cat's Attic: Yusuf / Cat Stevens,' a new retrospective documentary filmed in London and featuring performances of his many beloved hits. Yusuf speaks on his fame, his songwriting process, and his many life-changing experiences, including his return to music after a lengthy hiatus. 'A Cat's Attic' airs on WNET on December 14th - check your local listings for air-dates.
Additionally,Yusuf's classic song "Father and Son" appears on the 'Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2', which was nominated for the GRAMMY for Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media.
Watch Yusuf's recent interview with Anthony Mason on CBS This Morning: http://cbsn.ws/2fImO5w
And listen to "Blackness Of The Night," which finds Yusuf lamenting the plight of modern refugees in an elegiac update on one of his earliest protest songs: https://youtu.be/RJ7vGFWxLeU
Yusuf's music -- including classic songs like "Wild World," "Moonshadow," "Peace Train," "Morning Has Broken" and "Oh Very Young" -- has touched the lives of millions around the world. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014.
PRAISE FOR YUSUF / CAT STEVENS & 'THE LAUGHING APPLE':
"A new album that sounds like old Cat Stevens with even more light and wisdom than before." - Associated Press
"Joyous...bridges the artist's present and past." - Rolling Stone
"Magnifies the philosophical reflection that's marked his music since the beginning." - NPR Music
"An open-hearted embrace of his past selves." - NY Times
"The most quintessentially sounding 'Cat Stevens' record since he returned to writing and recording." - LA Times
"Yusuf's timeless songwriting still yields plenty of surprises." - Entertainment Weekly
"At times, The Laughing Apple sounds like a children's album, but that's part of the same comforting innocence that was central to 'Moonshadow' and 'Oh Very Young' and other Cat Stevens hits from the '70s." - Philadelphia Inquirer
"There's never a moment where he seems less than sincere and committed...Yusuf's most satisfying album since his return to popular music in 2006." - AllMusic
"Hearing his voice stretch skyward encourages listeners to surrender to infinity, to accept that all of the particulars that we obsess over mean nothing in the face of the universe." - Consequence Of Sound
'A CAT'S ATTIC: YUSUF / CAT STEVENS' features these performances:
"Don't Be Shy"
"Here Comes My Baby"
"The First Cut Is the Deepest"
"I Love My Dog"
"Matthew and Son"
"Northern Wind (Death of Billy the Kid)"
"Miles From Nowhere"
"Road to Find Out"
"Tea for the Tillerman"
"Oh Very Young"
"Father and Son"
"If You Want to Sing Out"
Order The Laughing Apple here: https://lnk.to/TheLaughingApplePR
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