November 07, 2006

Al Baal playing...

...Into White (1970), by one of the last centuries best singer/songwriters, Cat Stevens, today known as Yusuf Islam after his conversion to Islam in the 70's. The half swedish, half greek singer has yet again taken up his guitar and produced a new album, An other cup which sounds just like he used to back in the day. Read more on his amazingly beautiful and cool official website. His other website featuring more religious content can be found here. Yusuf is back, and this time he has brought Cat with him.

12 comments:

Destitute Rebel said...

Beautiful song, Yusuf Islam is one of the few musicians whos songs touch you.

koonj said...

he was half swedish??

Destitute Rebel said...

Koonj why you killing the guy already, lol. I dont know about half swedish but he definately is not "was" but "is" whatever he is.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Koonj long time no see jaani! He very much was and still is half swedish :) His mom is swedish and dad greek. He grew up in the UK though.

Wil Robinson said...

He may have a new album...but is he allowed in the US yet?

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

To be honest, I don't know. Then again, the US wont let author and professor Tariq Ramadan of a Swiss university enter the US either. A man whom is guest professor at Cambridge and part of Tony Blairs "advisory group" on affairs concerning Muslims and terrorism.

I guess being on a US no no list could be taken as quite a compliment.

DG said...

SS, I fully agree with "I guess being on a US no no list could be taken as quite a compliment." :-)

Mohamed said...

I think he was rejected last time he tried to go to the US.
In a sense, i'm glad for him - the US is becoming less and less welcoming and I wouldnt want anyone to be treated like he is...

Mohamed said...

Dude! The 'into white' song is not on the song listing of his new album!

Mohamed said...

Dude! The 'into white' song is not on the song listing of his new album!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

DG, good to have you here :)

Mohamed, do you care to elaborate on that? Had any personal experiences lately?

As for the song, ya zalame, it says Into white (1970), ya3ni el ma3na enno it was from 1970. lol

EXSENO said...

You can buy his albums and songs in the US, I looked him up in my Yahoo music site.