Cat Stevens’ ninth life
: Cat Stevens — aka Yusuf Islam — has returned to the studio to rerecord Peace Train for an album to benefit Iraqi children. Better he should sing than talk:
“Peace Train is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions of human beings and there is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again,” he said.
“As a member of humanity and as a Muslim, this is my contribution to the call for a peaceful solution to the dangerous path some world leaders today seem to be taking.”
“Breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions?” His new life gave him neither humility nor eloquence.