Stevens: Majikat: Earth Tour, 1976
Rock Entertainment DVD Includes Exclusive 35-Minute Interview Featured
On DVD Breaks Artist's 28-Year Silence
February 1976, Cat Stevens performed in Williamsburg, Virginia,
as part of his US Majikat Earth tour. The concert was just 18 months
before he walked away from the music industry. Cat
Stevens: Majikat: Earth Tour 1976, his first ever concert
DVD, documents this magical evening and Cat's last performance before
leaving the business and changing his name to Yusuf Islam.
DVD is not only a collection of his greatest hits but also breaks
the artist's 28 year silence with a brand new exclusive 35 minute
interview explaining why he walked away and what he has been doing
since. The exclusive interview answers questions his fans have long
Stevens Majikat: Earth Tour was an ambitious, unprecedented
tour involving live magicians, synchronized film projection and
a specially constructed stage. The DVD features 21 performances
of Cat's classic hits, including Peace Train, Oh Very
Young, Another Saturday Night, and many more.
features on the DVD include a Wild World outtake from the
Majikat tour, If I Laugh from BBC's Old Grey Whistle Test
1971, Maybe You're Right from the BBC In Concert 1971, and
Tuesday's Dead from Granada TV, Out Front 1971. The animated
short film "Teaser & The Firecat" - narrated by Spike
Milligan with a performance of Moonshadow and Father
& Son from an original Island promo film are also featured.
Stevens was one of the most successful solo performers of the sixties
and seventies racking up over 50 million album sales worldwide.
He had a string of 14 Top 40 singles, as well as 7 top 10 albums
between 1971 and 1977. He had a string of hit singles in many territories,
including 11 in the UK and 12 in the USA, with tracks such as Moonshadow,
Another Saturday Night, Lady D'Arbanville, Banapple Gas
and Oh Very Young - all of which are included in the DVD.
of Cat's songs have also been hits for other artists, including
Boyzone with Father & Son, which they took to #2 in the UK
chart in the nineties. In addition, 10,000 Maniacs re-recorded
Peace Train in 1987, and most recently Sheryl Crow has a
hit with her version of The First Cut Is The Deepest.
DVD release coincides with the US launch of Small Kindness,
Yusuf's charity. In April 1999 Yusuf began Small Kindness, a non-profit
organization that aims to help those who are victims of war in Kosovo.
The organizations began by raising funds to distribute immediate
humanitarian to widows and orphans in the war-torn Balkan region.
the long-term needs of the region, Small Kindness developed programs
to support culture and provide job skills training. Programs focus
on computer lessons, sports, scholarships, management and IT training.
Recently Small Kindness set up an office in Amman Jordan for the
victims of war in Iraq. At the moment 300 Iraqi orphans are sponsored.
A technology training program is offered in partnership with Baghdad
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