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Roadsinger (To Warm You Through the Night)
Roadsinger by Yusuf Album Cover.jpg
Studio album by Yusuf
Released 5 May 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Folk rock
Length 31:37
Label Ya/Island (UK/Europe)
Ya/Hip-O (US/Canada)
Producer Yusuf, Martin Terefe
Yusuf chronology
An Other Cup
Tell 'Em I'm Gone
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Sun 5/5 stars[1]
ZME Music 10/10 stars[2]
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
Mojo 4/5 stars[5]
BBC (somewhat favorable)[6]

Roadsinger (To Warm You Through the Night) is the thirteenth studio album by Yusuf Islam (formerly known as Cat Stevens). Roadsinger is Yusuf's second mainstream release since his return to music. The album made its debut on the Billboard 200 at position #41 and on the UK charts at #10.


The album was released by Island Records in the UK. It was released in the US by reissue label Hip-O Records and is catalogued under A&M Records. Hip-O Records also reissues Cat Stevens' A&M releases from the 1970s, hence Roadsinger is an addition to his A&M catalog.

"Everytime I Dream" was inspired by the media criticism of Yusuf Islam following his alleged support for the fatwa issued by Ayatollah Khomeini on Salman Rushdie, the author of The Satanic Verses.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs are written by Yusuf.

  1. "Welcome Home" – 4:23
  2. "Thinking 'Bout You" – 2:31
  3. "Everytime I Dream" – 3:09
  4. "The Rain" – 3:26
  5. "World O' Darkness" – 2:23
  6. "Be What You Must" – 3:25
  7. "This Glass World" – 2:02
  8. "Roadsinger" – 4:09
  9. "All Kinds of Roses" – 2:38
  10. "Dream On (Until...)" – 1:56
  11. "Shamsia" – 1:29
  12. "Boots and Sand" (iTunes bonus track, featuring Paul McCartney and Dolly Parton)
  13. "Peace Train Blues" (iTunes bonus track)


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