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  • Summary: The latest album for the singer-songwriter previously known as Cat Stevens was recorded live in various studios around the world.
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  1. Yusuf explains in a public statement published on his MySpace page, “painting pictures with music and storytelling on a very human, personal, intuitive level through lyrics and song, so I can help people feel good again.” With Roadsinger, he achieves that goal with magnificent results.
  2. While Yusuf (formerly known as Cat Stevens) officially returned to the pop world in 2006 with the welcomed "An Other Cup," his re-entry has only now been fully realized with the thoroughly engaging Roadsinger (To Warm You Through the Night).
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    Roadsinger really does pick up where Cat Stevens left off back in the late '70s. [Jun 2009, p.103]
  4. When you think of Islam's best music, you think of his talent for direct communication, often with just a guitar to help him out--and those are the moments where Roadsinger comes alive.
  5. The artist formerly known as Cat Stevens hasn't lost his knack for melody. But with clunkers like ''When I hold your hand I could fly a zillion miles with you,'' he could use a lyrical refresher course.
  6. Moments of delight, such as 'Thinking About You,' are few, though 'Boots and Sand', about Yusuf being refused entry to the US, labours hard to inject levity.
  7. Roadsinger is an improvement on his patchy 2006 comeback "An Other Cup." [Jun 2009, p.135]

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