Music: Yusuf Islam
Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) Releases on DVD His Historic First Concert Performance in Over 28 Years
On March 1st 2007, Yusuf Islam, formerly known as Cat Stevens, made a historic return to the live arena performing a full length set to an invited audience at The Porchester Hall in London. This was the first time that Yusuf had performed a full concert in over 28 years.
Included in the set were classic renditions of "Peace Train" and "Father & Son" as well as a newly-worked version of the all time favourite "Wild World." Yusuf also performed a selection of tracks from his gold 2006 album AN OTHER CUP, described as "disarmingly beautiful" by Mojo among many critical plaudits.
The concert, which was filmed and recorded in 5.1 surround sound, drew in 2.7 million viewers when screened by the BBC at the end of April.
The concert is available now on a DVD entitled Yusuf's Cafe. The package also includes an insightful one hour documentary 'A Few Good Songs'. The 60-minute film, originally entitled 'Imagine' and shown on BBC1 in May 2006, features Yusuf talking openly to Alan Yentob about his extraordinary life experiences. It now includes new exclusive unseen footage.
The DVD comes in single disc form complete with 16-page booklet and poster as well as the videos to "Heaven/Where True Love Goes" and "Midday (Avoid City After Dark)."
Web Site: http://www.yusufislam.com/
Source: Universal Music Enterprises
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