Gold (Cat Stevens album)

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Gold
Greatest hits album by Cat Stevens
Released 15 November 2005
Recorded 1966—2005
Genre Pop, rock, folk
Length 125:20
Label Island (UK/Europe)
A&M (US/Canada)
Producer Cat Stevens (aka Yusuf Islam), Mike Hurst, Paul Samwell-Smith, David Kershenbaum, Martin Terefe
Cat Stevens chronology
Majikat
(2004)
Gold
(2005)
An Other Cup (as Yusuf Islam)
(2006)

Gold is a two-CD compilation of classic singles and album tracks by British singer-songwriter, Cat Stevens, now known as Yusuf Islam. It is part of Universal Music's series of double-disc anthologies derived from their extensive back catalog. The track list starts with Stevens' early British hit "Matthew & Son" and ends with a new recording by Islam, "Indian Ocean", recorded and first released as a digital download on the iTunes Music Store to benefit 2004 Asian Tsunami relief efforts.

One review of the compilation suggests that the anthology "manages to cram into two discs what 2001's On the Road to Find Out box set tried to accomplish over four."[1]. Like the box set five years earlier, Islam actively participated in the compilation of the anthology. Given both the extensive track listing and the presence of a new Stevens recording (the first on which he has played guitar since he stopped recording under his stage name), this compilation apparently makes previous non-box set compilations of Stevens' work redundant and incomplete.

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Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Matthew and Son" - 2:46
  2. "Here Comes My Baby" - 2:55
  3. "The First Cut Is the Deepest" - 3:02
  4. "Lady D'Arbanville" - 3:43
  5. "Trouble" - 2:47
  6. "Where Do the Children Play?" - 3:53
  7. "Hard Headed Woman" - 3:49
  8. "Wild World" - 3:20
  9. "Sad Lisa" - 3:43
  10. "Father and Son" - 3:41
  11. "Don't Be Shy" - 2:52
  12. "If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out" - 2:46
  13. "The Wind" - 1:42
  14. "Moonshadow" - 2:50
  15. "Morning Has Broken" (Lyrics: Eleanor Farjeon/Music: Traditional, arranged by Stevens) - 3:19
  16. "Bitterblue" - 3:12
  17. "Peace Train" - 4:11

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Sitting" - 3:13
  2. "Silent Sunlight" - 3:02
  3. "Angelsea" - 4:29
  4. "Can't Keep It In" - 3:00
  5. "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" - 4:19
  6. "The Hurt" - 4:19
  7. "Foreigner Suite" (Full album version) - 18:17
  8. "Oh Very Young" - 2:37
  9. "King of Trees" - 5:08
  10. "Another Saturday Night" (Sam Cooke) (From Greatest Hits) - 2:31
  11. "Drywood" - 4:56
  12. "(Remember the Days of the) Old Schoolyard" - 2:45
  13. "(I Never Wanted) To Be a Star" - 3:02
  14. "Last Love Song" - 3:25
  15. "Indian Ocean" (New recording) - 6:00

All songs written by Cat Stevens except where noted. "Indian Ocean" is credited under Stevens' current legal name, Yusuf Islam.

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