Yusef: Another Cup

When Cat Stevens got his calling from Allah and turned his back on the music industry it was a great loss for us music aficionados. When he therefore decided to release his first new material for nearly 30 years under his Muslim name of Yusuf Islam I bought it with great anticipation. The opening track “Avoid the City after Dark” is one of the album highlights along with his reworking of his 1970 classic “I Think I see The Light” presumably now directed at his new preferred deity. However, as with all religious delusions, they are as irrelevant to me as his skin colour, sexuality or favourite shade of blue, I’m only interested in the music and that sounds pretty good to me.