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An Other Cup

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An Other Cup

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Yusuf Islam
Producers:
Atlantic
genre:
Folk

We gave it a B

Little about this comeback album, An Other Cup, indicates that 28 years have passed since the Islamic convert formerly known as Cat Stevens retired from the musical mainstream. The folky arrangements, melancholic singing, and romantic worldview of his early work are intact on songs like ”In the End” and the excellent ”Midday.” A strings-backed cover of ”Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” sounds, in many ways, of a similar vintage. But it also can’t help but evoke the controversy that followed his 1989 utterances concerning the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.