Yusuf Revisits 'Tea For The Tillerman,' His Landmark Album As Cat Stevens

Known as Yusuf since becoming a Muslim in the late '70s, the man who was Cat Stevens discusses Tea for the Tillerman 2, a reimagining of his now-50-year-old masterpiece.
Yusuf's Tea for the Tillerman 2 is a reimagining of his 1970 album as Cat Stevens. Source: Rhys Fagan

In the 1970s, there were few singer-songwriters more beloved than Cat Stevens. A lot has changed since his landmark album Tea for the Tillerman. For one, he's a grandfather. For two, he's not even Cat Stevens anymore: He's gone by Yusuf Islam, or simply Yusuf, since his conversion to the Muslim faith later that decade.

This year, the artist is looking back: A new release called features re-recorded versions of "Wild World," "Where Do the Children Play?" and every other song from his now-50-year-old masterpiece. Yusuf joined NPR's Rachel Martin to talk about revisiting that period in his career and the

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