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Yusuf/Cat Stevens / Laughing Apple, The
Album:Laughing Apple, The Collection:General
Artist:Yusuf/Cat Stevens Added:10/2017

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Add Date:2017-10-22 Pull Date:2017-12-24 
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-10-13 
Reviewed: 2017-10-13
Genre: General
FCCs: none
Review: The Cat is back! This is a collection of new and revamped very early tunes by the man once known as Cat Stevens, who was huge when I was in college in the 70s. His whimsical tone still maintains the fanciful & philosophical lilt of his past and the songs are mostly life lessons. Even the old tunes sound new.
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Blackness Of The Night (2:59) - synth starts> bleak midtempo song> orchestrl break> midtempo song> quick fade
*2/ See What Love Did To Me (3:44) - guitar starts> upbeat & uptempo song about rebirth, with chorus> African guitar solo swells with chorus> uptempo song> fade
*3/ The Laughing Apple (3:02) - vocal starts> slow tempo song with chorus swings to midtempo> fade
4/ Olive Hill (2:44) - guitar starts> midtempo song with a spiritual theme> horns solo> midtempo song> quick fadde
*5/ Grandsons (3:05) - guitar starts> midtempo song> quick fade
6/ Mighty Peace (2:18) synth/piano starts> slow tempo song> fade on chorus
7/ Mary And The Little Lamb (3:35) - vocal starts> midtempo song> fade
*8/ You can Do (Whatever)! (3:10) - guitar starts> midtempo song with a strong positive message increases in volume & stridency> quick fade
9/ Northern Wind (Death Of Billy The Kid) (2:41) -guitar starts> slow tempo song increases in volume> chorus kicks in> quick fade
*10/ Don't Blame Them (3:39) - guitar starts> midtempo song swings uptempo> quick fade
*11/ xylophone starts> slow tempo song> quick fade

Track Listing
1.Blackness Of The Night 6.Mighty Peace
2.See What Love Did To Me 7.Mary And The Little Lamb
3.The Laughing Apple 8.You Can Do (Whatever)!
4.Olive Hill 9.Northern Wind (Death Of Billy The Kid)
5.Grandsons 10.Don't Blame Them
 11.I'm So Sleepy