My devotion to the man now known as Yusuf Islam is absolute and unwavering, so very important his music was to me in my childhood. Without fail, a Cat Steven’s song would lift my spirits, bring me joy, and soothe my anxiety. To this very day, Tea For the Tillerman is one of my favourite albums.
“Peace Train” makes me smile. It’s idealism is wonderful, and it’s a song so hopeful and spiritually joyous that it takes me to a place I am actually quite uncomfortable with under normal circumstances. While there have been many covers of this song over the years, they all lack Cat’s soothing baritone, and his sweetness.
Peace for all, and goodwill toward man.