by Yusuf (Cat Stevens)Cat Stevens


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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: 02/13/2001
Label: Island
UPC: 0731454689120
catalogNumber: 546891
Rank: 424


  1. (Remember the Days of the) Old School Yard
  2. Life
  3. Killin' Time
  4. Kypros
  5. Bonfire
  6. (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star
  7. Crazy
  8. Sweet Jamaica
  9. Was Dog a Doughnut?
  10. Child For a Day

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bouzouki,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
Armando Anthony Corea   Keyboards,Electric Piano
Roger Hawkins   Drums
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)
Jim Henson Project   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Yusuf (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
Armando Anthony Corea   Contributor
Gene Eichelberger   Engineer
Freddy Hansson   Engineer
Roger Hawkins   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
Jim Henson Project   Contributor
David Raymond Gordon   Composer

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