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Cat Stevens / Yusuf - The Laughing Apple album

Cat Stevens / Yusuf - The Laughing Apple album
  • Performer Cat Stevens
  • Title The Laughing Apple
  • Date of release 2017
  • Country US
  • Style Pop Rock
  • Other formats MP2 ASF DMF FLAC ADX MP1 VOX
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1385 mb
  • Size FLAC 1313 mb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 208

The Laughing Apple is the fifteenth studio album by Yusuf/Cat Stevens. The album was released on 15 September 2017 by Cat-O-Log Records. It is Yusuf's fourth mainstream release since his return to music and his first one since 2014's acclaimed Tell 'Em I'm Gone. The album was produced by Yusuf/Cat Stevens & Paul Samwell-Smith.

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The forward slash in Yusuf, Cat Stevens’ billing says quite a lot about the folksinger’s return to conventional Western recording and performing over the past decade. Now, with The Laughing Apple, that paw stretches even further back into the pre-Tillerman days, and yet never has the pilgrim and pop star sounded more in harmony.

Yusuf/Cat Stevens has released a new album marking his 50th anniversary in music, "The Laughing Apple," including several previously unrecorded songs he wrote at the outset of his career. An inescapable sense of foreboding runs through "Blackness of the Night," the opening track from "The Laughing Apple," the new album by Yusuf, aka Cat Stevens.

Yusuf produced The Laughing Apple with Paul Samwell-Smith, the original producer behind Yusuf’s landmark recordings, including Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat. The album will be released under Yusuf, Cat Stevens’ Cat-O-Log Records imprint exclusively through Decca Records, the same label that launched his career 50 years ago. Tracks.

The Laughing Apple also represents the return of producer Paul Samwell-Smith and guitarist sidekick Alun Davies, both crucial contributors to Stevens's greatest successes. Which is fine, except that most of the album’s tracks also date from an earlier era, four of them retreads of songs originally recorded for his 1967 flop album New Masters.

Much like the hybrid billing, The Laughing Apple builds a bridge between the old and new. The majority of its 11 tracks are rerecorded songs from his initial musical incarnation as a teenage pop star in the mid-’60s, including four titles taken from his 1967 sophomore album, New Masters.

Tracklist

1 Blackness Of The Night 3:01
2 See What Love Did To Me 3:44
3 The Laughing Apple 3:04
4 The Olive Hill 2:46
5 Grandsons 3:03
6 Mighty Peace 2:21
7 Mary And The Little Lamb 3:35
8 You Can Do (Whatever) 3:10
9 Northern Wind 2:41
10 Don't Blame Them 3:38
11 I'm So Sleepy 2:21

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Cat-O-Log Records
  • Copyright (c) – Cat-O-Log Records

Notes

Released in a plastic sleeve with an insert.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B0027220-02 Cat Stevens / Yusuf* Cat Stevens / Yusuf* - The Laughing Apple ‎(CD, Album) Cat-O-Log Records B0027220-02 US 2017
5770808 Cat Stevens / Yusuf* Cat Stevens / Yusuf* - The Laughing Apple ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Cat-O-Log Records , Decca 5770808 Russia 2017
5770808 Yusuf* / Cat Stevens Yusuf* / Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple ‎(CD, Album) Cat-O-Log Records, Decca 5770808 Europe 2017
none Yusuf* / Cat Stevens Yusuf* / Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple ‎(11xFile, FLAC, Album, 44.) Decca none 2017
060255770808 Cat Stevens / Yusuf* Cat Stevens / Yusuf* - The Laughing Apple ‎(CD, Album) Cat-O-Log Records, Decca 060255770808 Brazil 2017

Tracklist

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

Notes

12-page art booklet included.
Packaged in a jewel case with a transparent tray.

"to kids who never grow up"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 6 02557 70808 0
  • Matrix / Runout: 5770808 15 A02
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L555
  • Matrix / Runout ([Logos]): Sony DADC Universal

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
B0027220-02 Cat Stevens / Yusuf* Cat Stevens / Yusuf* - The Laughing Apple ‎(CD, Album) Cat-O-Log Records B0027220-02 US 2017
5770808 Yusuf* / Cat Stevens Yusuf* / Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple ‎(CD, Album) Cat-O-Log Records, Decca 5770808 Europe 2017
none Yusuf* / Cat Stevens Yusuf* / Cat Stevens - The Laughing Apple ‎(11xFile, FLAC, Album, 44.) Decca none 2017
060255770808 Cat Stevens / Yusuf* Cat Stevens / Yusuf* - The Laughing Apple ‎(CD, Album) Cat-O-Log Records, Decca 060255770808 Brazil 2017
none Cat Stevens / Yusuf* Cat Stevens / Yusuf* - The Laughing Apple ‎(CDr, Album, Promo, Car) Decca none Europe 2017