Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) – “Dying To Live” (Edgar Winter Cover)

Next month, the newly honored Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Yusuf Islam, who used to be named Cat Stevens, will release a new LP, his first in five years, called Tell ‘Em I’m Gone. He’ll follow that up with an international tour that will, for the first time in 35 years, bring Islam to a few American cities. Rick Rubin co-produced the album, and it features some intriguingly cool collaborators: Will Oldham, Chavez frontman Matt Sweeney, Richard Thompson, Tinariwen. The first single is a cover of Edgar Winter’s 1971 power ballad “Dying To Live,” and it sounds very much like something Cat Stevens would’ve recorded back in the day. Below, listen to “Dying To Live” and check out the album’s tracklist and Islam’s tour itinerary.

01 “I Was Raised In Babylon”
02 “Big Boss Man”
03 “Dying To Live”
04 “You Are My Sunshine”
05 “Editing Floor Blues”
06 “Cat And The Dog Trap”
07 “Gold Digger”
08 “The Devil Came From Kansas”
09 “Tell ‘Em I’m Gone”
10 “Doors”

11/04 London, UK @ Hammersmith Eventim Apollo
11/09 Brussels, Belgium @ Forest National
11/11 Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum
11/13 Vienna, Austria @ Stadthalle
11/16 Paris, France @ Zenith
11/20 Berlin, Germany @ Tempodrom
11/23 Hamburg, Germay @ CCH 1
11/25 Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Electric Hall
12/01 Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall
12/04 Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
12/07 New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
12/09 Chicago, IL @ The Chicago Theatre
12/12 San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
12/14 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theatre
(via Consequence Of Sound)

Tell ‘Em I’m Gone is out 10/27 on Sony Legacy.