Yusuf / Cat Stevens has just signed with the late George Harrison's Dark Horse Records, which is now run by Harrison’s son, Dhani Harrison.
In remembrance of George Harrison for his this Saturday (Harrison's 80th birthday), Cat Stevens has recorded and released his version of Harrison's 1969 classic with The Beatles, "Here Comes the Sun." The cover art was designed by Cat's eight year old granddaughter.
Cat said, "George Harrison has been an immense influence on me, spiritually, from the very beginning. He pioneered certain thoughts and ideas, which stretched way east, and that was very important.”
He added, "George Harrison was beginning to explore Eastern mysticism around the time I was hospitalized with tuberculosis in 1968. Lying in bed, I had a lot of time on my hands and ended up reading a Buddhist book called The Secret Path. That was the beginning of my own search for the light.”
The Dark Horse deal includes seven albums from Cat Stevens’ back catalog, along with future recordings, including a new album he's currently working on.
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[Source: Classic Hits Today]