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Back To Earth Limited (Super Deluxe Box) Anniversary Edition

by YUSUF / CAT STEVENS

Release Date: 10 April 2020

Format: Box Set Vinyl

Label: BMG

£114.99

Yusuf Cat Stevens Back To Earth Limited (Super Deluxe Box) Anniversary Edition

Overview:

Originally released 3 December 1978, Back to Earth would be Cat Steven’s 11th studio album and his last for almost 30 years.

1977 and 1978 were a period of great change for Cat Stevens. He had formally embraced the Muslim faith, changed his name to Yusuf Islam, been awarded the Sun Peace Award by the United Nations and had reunited with producer Paul Samwell-Smith and guitarist/collaborator Alun Davies to embark on one last record before turning his back on the music industry, seemingly for good.

Sonically, the album was a return to the acoustic sound of Yusuf’s earlier work. Intended, in part, as his swan song to the recording industry. 2006’s An Other Cup saw Yusuf return to music and with a re-found verve for his exceptional catalogue of work.

BMG and Cat-O-Log Records re-release Back To Earth as a special anniversary edition.

Original tape audio remastered at Abbey Road Studios.
All original pressing artwork fully restored.

Back To Earth anniversary edition marks the beginning of an exciting campaign of release activity from BMG and Yusuf with further details to be announced soon.

Content:
The original album remastered plus rare and previously unreleased recordings, live material and replica original release press pack, pamphlet, fanzine, posters and beautifully designed 60 page hardcover book telling the fascinating story behind ‘Back To Earth’

1. CD I BACK TO EARTH - The original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios
2. CD II RETURN TO EARTH - Rediscover the story with the original stereo mix
3. CD III UNEARTHED - Back To Earth live tracks, unheard demos and mixes and two beautiful ‘lost recordings
4. CD IV ALPHA OMEGA (A MUSIC REVELATION) - A selection of tracks taken from the 1979 record Alpha Omega produced by Yusuf Cat Stevens for his brother David Gordon
5. CD V & VINYL LP II YEAR OF THE CHILD CONCERT - The last love song. Yusuf Cat Stevens performs his final farewell with a selection of some of his best loved recordings at the UNICEF Year Of The Child charity concert at London’s Wembley Arena 22nd November 1979.
6. VINYL LP I BACK TO EARTH - 180g
The original ten track album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, includes original promo poster
7. BLURAY - Features Yusuf / Cat Steven’s performance at the UNICEF Year Of The Child charity concert. Unseen since broadcast 40 years ago + lossless audio of the original classic album

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