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The Laughing Apple is the fifteenth studio album by Cat Stevens/Yusuf. The album was released on 15 September 2017 by Cat-O-Log Records. It is Yusuf's fourth mainstream release since his return to music and his first one since 2014's acclaimed Tell 'Em I'm Gone. The album was produced by Cat Stevens/Yusuf & Paul Samwell-Smith.[2] Its title is a reference to one of Cat Stevens' earlier hits, "The Laughing Apple" that was included in his 1967 album New Masters.

The Laughing Apple
Studio album by Cat Stevens/Yusuf
Released 15 September 2017
Recorded ICP Studios, Belgium
Length 33:16
Label Cat-O-Log Records/Decca Records
Producer Cat Stevens/Yusuf & Paul Samwell-Smith
Cat Stevens/Yusuf chronology
Tell 'Em I'm Gone
(as Yusuf)
(2014)Tell 'Em I'm Gone2014
The Laughing Apple
(as Cat Stevens/Yusuf)
(2017)
Singles from The Laughing Apple
  1. "See What Love Did to Me (3:44)"
    Released: 21 July 2017[1]

Contents

BackgroundEdit

On 21 July 2017, Cat Stevens/Yusuf announced the forthcoming release on 15 September 2017 of his new hit studio album The Laughing Apple.[2]

Track listingEdit

Source:[2]

No. Title Length
1. "Blackness of the Night" (Previously released on "New Masters", 1967)  
2. "See What Love Did to Me"  
3. "The Laughing Apple" (Previously released on "New Masters", 1967)  
4. "Olive Hill"  
5. "Grandsons" (Previously released on "The Very Best of Cat Stevens", 2000, with new lyrics)  
6. "Mighty Peace"  
7. "Mary and the Little Lamb"  
8. "You Can Do (Whatever)"  
9. "Northern Wind (Death of Billy the Kid)" (Previously released on "New Masters", 1967)  
10. "Don’t Blame Them"  
11. "I'm So Sleepy" (Previously released on "New Masters", 1967)  

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 59
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[4] 26
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[5] 65
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[6] 98
French Albums (SNEP)[7] 74
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[8] 4
Italian Albums (FIMI)[9] 90
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 32
Scottish Albums (OCC)[11] 18
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[12] 79
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[13] 33
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 23
US Billboard 200[15] 114

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Yusuf / Cat Stevens - Yusuf / Cat Stevens - See What Love Did To Me (Official Audio) (3.44) (by YusufVEVO)". YouTube. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "Yusuf / Cat Stevens Announces New Album: The Laughing Apple (by Alex Gallacher)". folkradio.co.uk. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 16 September 2017. 
  3. ^ "ARIA Chart Watch #439". auspOp. 23 September 2017. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  4. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Yusuf – The Laughing Apple" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yusuf – The Laughing Apple" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Yusuf – The Laughing Apple" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  7. ^ "Lescharts.com – Yusuf – The Laughing Apple". Hung Medien. Retrieved 25 September 2017.
  8. ^ "Offiziellecharts.de – Yusuf – The Laughing Apple" (in German). GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  9. ^ "Album – Classifica settimanale WK 38 (dal 2017-09-15 al 2017-09-21)" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved 23 September 2017. 
  10. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 18 December 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2017. 
  11. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Top 100 Albumes — Semana 38: del 15.09.2017 al 21.09.2017" (in Spanish). Productores de Música de España. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  13. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Yusuf – The Laughing Apple". Hung Medien. Retrieved 27 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 23 September 2017.
  15. ^ "Yusuf Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 26 September 2017.

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