Label: A&M Records - SP-4735 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock, Pop •
It was also the last album of contemporary western music that he recorded until An Other Cupnearly 30 years later. Yusuf recorded this album in Novemberre-uniting with his producer from the early s, Paul Samwell-Smithand arranger Del Newmanwhich includes his guitarist, Alun Daviesalso his drummer Gerry Conwayneither of whom had appeared on Stevens' previous album " Izitso ".
Alun co—wrote two new Love For The Sake Of Love - Claudja Barry - The Best Of Claudja Barry. The old team had now come back together to complete the final record. At this point, Yusuf was praying five times daily and the sessions took on a melancholy edge, as it was implicitly understood that they were to be the last. On 3 Decemberthe Father - Cat Stevens - Back To Earth Back to Earth was released.
The same day the album was released, Yusuf's father Stavros Georgiou died. As he was unwilling to promote the album Back to Earth with a tour, it peaked at only No. It has been the last singer's album for 28 years, when "An Other Cup" was released in The album features a return to the acoustic guitar sound of Stevens' early s albums like Tea for the Tillerman.
Two of the songs, " Just Another Night " and " Last Love Song ", express bitterness about how he was treated by the music industry, with lyrics such as "If you don't Father - Cat Stevens - Back To Earth me, maybe I don't want you.
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