Izitso

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Cat Stevens bounced back from the lackluster Numbers with an album of pop
ock songs that brought his usual rhythmic folk-rock into contemporary style with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section, a snappy Dave Kershenbaum production, and lots of synthesizers. Most of the songs were unusually lightweight, but the autobiographical "I Never Wanted To Be a Star" explored Stevens' ambivalence about being in the music business, an attitude that would find him dropping out and finding religion after one more album. In the meantime, Izitso produced a final Top 40 hit in "Remember the Days of The Old Schoolyard" and a singles-chart entry in the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Cat Stevens bounced back from the lackluster Numbers with an album of pop
ock songs that brought his usual rhythmic folk-rock into contemporary style with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section, a snappy Dave Kershenbaum production, and lots of synthesizers. Most of the songs were unusually lightweight, but the autobiographical "I Never Wanted To Be a Star" explored Stevens' ambivalence about being in the music business, an attitude that would find him dropping out and finding religion after one more album. In the meantime, Izitso produced a final Top 40 hit in "Remember the Days of The Old Schoolyard" and a singles-chart entry in the instrumental "Was Dog a Doughnut." As a result, Stevens returned to the Top Ten LPs list with a ninth straight gold album, his last.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/13/2001
  • Label: Universal Mod Afw
  • UPC: 731454689120
  • Catalog Number: 546891
  • Sales rank: 12,597

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cat Stevens Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Bouzouki, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Celeste, Drums, Electric Guitar, Harpsichord, Keyboards, Electric Piano, Vocals, Classical Guitar, ARP, Loops, fender rhodes, Electric Harpsichord, Polymoog
Little Brother Montgomery Arp 2600
Pete Carr Guitar
Elkie Brooks Vocals
Ray Gomez Guitar, Electric Guitar
Barry Beckett Organ, Piano, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Carla Benson Vocals
Evette Benton Vocals
Bill Berg Drums
David Campbell Strings
Chick Corea Keyboards, Electric Piano
Roger Hawkins Drums
Tim Henson Organ, Piano
David Hood Bass
Barbara Ingram Vocals
Marjorie Lagerwall Harp
Bruce Lynch Synthesizer, Bass
Suzanne Lynch Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Barry Morgan Drums
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Andy Newmark Drums
Jean Roussel Organ, Synthesizer, Flute, Piano, Glockenspiel, Keyboards, Hammond Organ, Electric Piano, Vibes, Synthesizer Strings
Broderick Smith Harmonica
Reggie Young Electric Guitar
Jim Johnson Rhythm Guitar
Jean Rouselle Organ, Hammond Organ, Vibes, Synthesizer Strings, Piano (Grand)
Technical Credits
Cat Stevens Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Sequencing Programmer
Pete Carr Contributor
Elkie Brooks Contributor
Ray Gomez Contributor
Gene Page Brass Arrangment
Paul Travis Composer
Barry Beckett Contributor
Carla Benson Contributor
Evette Benton Contributor
Bill Berg Contributor
Nick Blagona Engineer
Steve Brandon Engineer
David Campbell Contributor, Brass Arrangment
Chick Corea Contributor
Gene Eichelberger Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Freddy Hansson Engineer
Roger Hawkins Contributor
Tim Henson Contributor
David Hood Contributor
Barbara Ingram Contributor
Jimmy Johnson Contributor
Tom Jung Engineer
John Kelly Engineer
David Kershenbaum Producer
Marjorie Lagerwall Contributor
Bruce Lynch Composer, Contributor, Sequencing Programmer
Suzanne Lynch Contributor
Paul Martinson Engineer
Jerry Masters Engineer
Barry Morgan Contributor
Weldon Myrick Contributor
Andy Newmark Contributor
Flemming Rasmussen Engineer
Dee Robb Engineer
Mike Ross Engineer
Jean Roussel Contributor, String Arrangements
Broderick Smith Contributor
Nigel Walker Engineer
Reggie Young Contributor
Ken Frieson Engineer
Jean Rouselle Composer, String Ensemble
Mike Stavros Engineer
David Gordon Composer
Mathieu Bitton Reissue Design
Ian Boughey Engineer
Claude Dupras Programming
David Raymond Gordon Composer
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