I relied on heresy [ sic ],  that was perhaps my mistake. Islam has reflected that his decision to leave the Western pop music business was perhaps too quick with too little communication for his fans. For most, it was a surprise, and even his long-time guitarist, Alun Davies, said in later interviews that he hadn't believed that his friend would actually go through with it, after his many forays into other religions throughout their relationship.
In , after repeated encouragement from within the Muslim world,  Islam once again recorded " Peace Train " for a compilation CD, which also included performances by David Bowie and Paul McCartney.
He performed " Wild World " in Nelson Mandela 's concert with his earlier collaborator, Peter Gabriel , the first time he had publicly performed in English in 25 years.
The proceeds of "Father and Son" were donated to the Band Aid charity. Keating's former group, Boyzone , had a hit with the song a decade earlier. As he had been persuaded before, Islam contributed to the song, because the proceeds were marked for charity. On 21 April Islam gave a short talk before a scheduled musical performance in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates, on the anniversary of the prophet Muhammad 's birthday.
He said:. There is a great deal of ignorance in the world about Islam today, and we hope to communicate with the help of something more refined than lectures and talks. Our recordings are particularly appealing to the young, having used songs as well as Qur'an verses with pleasing sound effects Islam observed that there are no real guidelines about instruments and no references about the business of music in the Qur'an, and that Muslim travellers first brought the guitar to Moorish Spain.
He noted that Muhammad was fond of celebrations, as in the case of the birth of a child, or a traveller arriving after a long journey. Thus, Islam concluded that healthy entertainment was acceptable within limitations, and that he now felt that it was no sin to perform with the guitar. Music, he now felt, is uplifting to the soul; something sorely needed in troubled times.
With this performance, Islam began slowly to integrate instruments into both older material from his Cat Stevens era some with slight lyrical changes and new songs, both those known to the Muslim communities around the world and some that have the same Western flair from before with a focus on new topics and another generation of listeners.
After I embraced Islam, many people told me to carry on composing and recording, but at the time I was hesitant, for fear that it might be for the wrong reasons. I felt unsure what the right course of action was.
I guess it is only now, after all these years, that I've come to fully understand and appreciate what everyone has been asking of me. It's as if I've come full circle; however, I have gathered a lot of knowledge on the subject in the meantime. In early , Islam released a new song, entitled "Indian Ocean", about the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster. Proceeds of the single went to help orphans in Banda Aceh , one of the areas worst affected by the tsunami , through Islam's Small Kindness charity.
At first, the single was released only through several online music stores but later featured on the compilation album Cat Stevens: Gold. But now I've done it all and there's a little space for me to fill in the universe of music again.
The Adopt-A-Minefield charity, under the patronage of Paul McCartney, works internationally to raise awareness and funds to clear landmines and rehabilitate landmine survivors. Islam has credited his then year-old son Muhammad Islam, also a musician and artist, for his return to secular music, when the son brought a guitar back into the house, which Islam began playing. This documentary film features rare audio and video clips from the late s and s, as well as an extensive interview with Islam, his brother David Gordon, several record executives, Bob Geldof , Dolly Parton , and others outlining his career as Cat Stevens, his conversion and emergence as Yusuf Islam, and his return to music in There are clips of him singing in the studio when he was recording An Other Cup as well as a few excerpts of him on guitar singing a few verses of Cat Stevens songs including "The Wind" and "On the Road to Find Out".
Accompanying him, as in the Cat Stevens days, was Alun Davies , on guitar and vocals. In March , Islam finished recording his first all-new pop album since The performer is noted as "Yusuf", with a cover label identifying him as "the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens".
The art on the album is credited to Yoriyos. Islam actively promoted this album, appearing on radio, television and in print interviews. This is the real thing When my son brought the guitar back into the house, you know, that was the turning point.
It opened a flood of, of new ideas and music which I think a lot of people would connect with. Also in November , Billboard magazine was curious as to why the artist is credited as just his first name, "Yusuf" rather than "Yusuf Islam". The second name is like the official tag, but you call a friend by their first name. It's more intimate, and to me that's the message of this record. For a lot of people, it reminds them of something they want to hold on to.
That name is part of my history and a lot of the things I dreamt about as Cat Stevens have come true as Yusuf Islam. The answer was that his breakthrough album, Tea for the Tillerman in , was decorated with Islam's painting of a peasant sitting down to a cup of steaming drink on the land. He commented that the two worlds "then, and now, are very different". His new album shows a steaming cup alone on this cover. His answer was that this was actually an other cup; something different; a bridge between the East and West, which he explained was his own perceived role.
He added that, through him, "Westerners might get a glimpse of the East, and Easterners, some understanding of the West. The cup, too, is important; it's a meeting place, a thing meant to be shared. For those people looking for Cat Stevens, they'll probably find him in this record. If you want to find [Yusuf] Islam, go a bit deeper, you'll find him.
He later appeared as the final act in the German leg of Live Earth in Hamburg performing some classic Cat Stevens songs and more recent compositions reflecting his concern for peace and child welfare. To promote the new single, Voormann redesigned his famous Beatles Revolver album cover , drawing a picture of a young Cat Stevens along with himself and Harrison.
On 5 May , Islam released Roadsinger , a new pop album recorded in On 15 August, he was one of many guests at Fairport Convention 's annual Fairport's Cropredy Convention where he performed five songs accompanied by Alun Davies , with Fairport Convention as his backing band.
A world tour was announced on his web site to promote the new album. He was scheduled to perform at an invitation-only concert at New York City's Highline Ballroom on 3 May  and to go on to Los Angeles, Chicago and Toronto, as well as some to-be-announced European venues. The tour took him to Dublin, where he had a mixed reception; subsequently he was well received in Birmingham and Liverpool, culminating in an emotional performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In June he toured Australia for the first time in 36 years,  and New Zealand for the first time ever. On 2 March , Islam released his latest song, "My People", as a free download available through his official website, as well as numerous other online outlets. On 1 April , he launched a new tour website yusufinconcert. In May , Moonshadow , a new musical featuring music from throughout his career opened at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia.
The show received mixed reviews and closed four weeks early. In October , Islam was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for his work under the Cat Stevens name this was his second nomination — the first being an unsuccessful nomination in In this episode he talks about his difficulty in entering the US.
On 15 September , Islam announced the forthcoming release on 27 October of his new studio album, Tell 'Em I'm Gone , and two short tours: a November 9-date Europe tour and a December 6-date North America tour, the latter being his first one since Part of his newly launched fundraising campaign for child refugees, YouAreNotAlone, the song was inspired by a trip to southern Turkey's camps for Syrian refugees.
The string of 12 dates roughly coincides with the 50th anniversary of his first single, I Love My Dog , and would "feature a limited run of stripped down, introspective performances. The London show took place at the Shaftesbury Theatre , only a block away from where Yusuf grew up. On 15 September , he released his fifteenth studio album, The Laughing Apple.
In July , Yusuf signed with BMG Rights Management , which will publish his songwriting credits worldwide and distribute nine of his studio albums.
On 28 May , Yusuf announced his next album, Tea for the Tillerman 2 , set to release on 18 September, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the original LP. Tea for the Tillerman 2 will be a re-imagining of "the same eleven songs for a new age with dramatic results" [ citation needed ] , new recordings with updated interpretations and arrangements.
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Reviewer Melissa Weber commented that her voice had similarities to that of Minnie Ripertonand that Lewis had "a wider vocal range [than Riperton], with the ability to sing in a lower register.
Chart positions from the UK Album Chart . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Born Performer: Live in Japan. For the author, see Linda Lewis author. For those of a similar name, see Lewis disambiguation. London: Guinness World Records Limited. Interviewed by Alex Dyke. Isle of Wight Radio. Heart Strings Jim Cregan. She sings on the Go Too album, released in , with Jess Roden.
Three more albums followed over the next few years. During the next decade, Lewis retreated from public life and moved to Los Angeles, although in , she again appeared at the Glastonbury Festival. She then returned to record Second Nature ,  which found success in the Japanese charts. Its success led to live performances, which were recorded and released as On the Stage — Live in Japan Three more albums followed.
Warner Bros. Records released Reach for the Truth: The Best of the Reprise Years , an anthology of her work during the previous thirty years. Her song "Old Smokey" was used by the rapper Common , on his single "Go! On 28 October , The National Portrait Gallery opened an exhibit entitled Photographs — ,  this featured a portrait by Lewis's former husband Jim Cregan  and other sitters, such as Shirley Bassey.
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