Oh Very Young

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"Oh Very Young"
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Cat Stevens in 1972
Song by Cat Stevens from the album Buddha and the Chocolate Box
Released March 1974
Genre Folk rock, pop rock
Length 2:39
Label Island (UK/Europe)
A&M (US/Canada)
Producer Paul Samwell-Smith, Cat Stevens
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"Oh Very Young" is a song composed by Cat Stevens. It was released on his 1974 album Buddha and the Chocolate Box, as well as several later "Best of..." and "Greatest Hits" albums.[1] This song that poses a question asked by future generations reached number 10 in the U.S. charts.[2]

Suzanne Lynch worked as a session musician until she became a regular part of Cat Stevens' vocal group and appeared on several of his albums. The first song Lynch did for Stevens was "Oh Very Young" in which she sang the solo line and the haunting background melody.[3]

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  1. ^ "Cat Stevens "Oh Very Young"". AllMusic.com. 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-27. 
  2. ^ "‘Oh Very Young’ by Cat Stevens peaks at #10 in USA 40 years ago today (June 1 1974)". RetroNewser. 1 June 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-28. 
  3. ^ "Susanne Lynch – History". Retrieved 2013-06-24. 

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