1978 Cat Stevens – Back To Earth

Back To Earth is the eleventh studio album released by the British singer/songwriter Cat Stevens. It is the only album he recorded using the name Cat Stevens after his conversion to Islam until the release in September 2017 of The Laughing Apple, his fifteenth studio album (credited to “Yusuf / Cat Stevens”). It was also the last album of contemporary western music that he recorded until An Other Cup, 28 years later.

Tracks

1  Just Another Night (Cat Stevens) 03:49
2  Daytime (Cat Stevens; Alun Davies) 03:55
3  Bad Brakes (Cat Stevens; Alun Davies) 03:27
4  Randy (Cat Stevens) 03:07
5  The Artist (Cat Stevens) 02:34
6  Last Love Song (Cat Stevens) 03:26
7  Nascimento (Cat Stevens) 03:15
8  Father (Cat Stevens) 04:07
9  New York Times (Cat Stevens) 03:24
10  Never (Cat Stevens) 03:03

Musicians

1 Just Another Night

BassBruce Lynch
DrumsGerry Conway
GuitarCat Stevens
KeyboardsCat Stevens
PianoJean Roussel
Steel GuitarBJ Cole
VocalsCat Stevens


2 Daytime

BassBruce Lynch
DrumsDave Mattacks
Acoustic GuitarCat Stevens
KeyboardsCat Stevens
HarpJohn Marson
Background VocalsPaul Samwell-Smith
VocalsCat Stevens


3 Bad Brakes

BassCat Stevens
DrumsDave Mattacks
GuitarEric Johnson
Acoustic GuitarAlun Davies
KeyboardsJean Roussel
HarmonicaGraham Smith
VocalsCat Stevens


4 Randy

BassBruce Lynch
DrumsDave Mattacks
GuitarCat Stevens
KeyboardsCat Stevens
VocalsCat Stevens


5 The Artist

BassBruce Lynch
GuitarCat Stevens
KeyboardsCat Stevens


6 Last Love Song

BassBruce Lynch
DrumsDave Mattacks
GuitarCat Stevens
Electric PianoJean Roussel
KeyboardsCat Stevens
Background VocalsPaul Samwell-Smith
VocalsCat Stevens


7 Nascimento

BassBruce Lynch
DrumsGerry Conway
GuitarCat Stevens
Electric PianoJean Roussel
SaxDon Weller
CongasGerry Conway


8 Father

BassBruce Lynch
DrumsDave Mattacks
GuitarCat Stevens
KeyboardsCat Stevens
VocalsCat Stevens


9 New York Times

BassWill Lee
DrumsSteve Jordan
Hammond OrganJean Roussel
SynthesizerCat Stevens
VocalsLuther Vandross
VocalsThe McCrarys
VocalsCat Stevens


10 Never

BassBruce Lynch
DrumsGerry Conway
GuitarCat Stevens
KeyboardsJean Roussel
VocalsCat Stevens

Liner Notes

Producer – Cat Stevens, Paul Samwell-Smith
Arranged By (Strings) – Derek Wadsworth (Track 4)
Arranged By (Strings) – Del Newman (Tracks 5, 6)
Arranged By (Strings) – Richard Niles (Track 8)
Arranged By (Strings) – Cat Stevens, Jean Roussel (Track 9)
Engineer – Declan O’Doherty, Don Gehman, Freddy Hansson, Jeff Titmus, Jesse Henderson, Mike Stavrou, Nick Blagona, Stig Kreutzfeldt
Mastered By – Lee Hulko

Design – Bloomfield/Travis
Graphics – Cooke Key
Photography – Ed Cooper

Mastered At Sterling Sound
Phonographic Copyright Island Records Ltd
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