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Cat draws in his claws !
on 6 September 2003
Unusually for a singer songwriter of such importance and talent,Cat Steven's career as one of the great romantic balladeers of the 1970's began at a creative pinnacle and slowly ran down from then on.
'Mona Bone Jakon' Cat's first 1970 album is still argueably his best followed by two more five star albums...'tea for the tillerman' and 'teaser and the firecat'.
Unfortunately,despite offering moments of quality,'catch bull at four' fails to live up to his impressive opening salvo of five star albums.
By no means a dud but by no means a gem either.
Perhaps the huge success Cat had achieved in the US with 'Firecat' and the number 1 'Peace Train' single had taken the edge off his creativity ?
For those new to Cat Stevens,start at the top with 'Jakon' and work your way chronologically through to 'catch bull'.Then you won't be disappointed.....