WOW, what a comeback album! It's been 28 years since his last mainstream album Back To Earth, but it's definitely been worth the wait. There isn't a duff track on this album, and it really is a return to the kind of form Yusuf showed during the seventies. I'm so pleased that he felt the time was right to make a comeback - his great talent has been sorely missed. Good to see that he's working with original band members too.
Whether the decision to release the album under his Islamic name Yusuf was a wise one remains to be seen. It was obviously his decision, quite rightly so, but I hope potential buyers & fans will be aware that this is the artist formerly known as Cat Stevens. Polydor must have had the same feeling - hence the gold sticker on the front of the CD case to remind us.
I hope we wont have to wait another 28 years for the next one Yusuf. Now, how about a tour??