Cat Stevens and Zeus Podcast

By late 1967, teen sensation Cat Stevens had become seriously disheartened by the state of his pop career. Turning his hand to record production he hired Birmingham psych exponents The Yellow Rainbow. Based on Nick Warburton’s excellent feature you can listen to this little known chapter of his career and the band that fell under his wing.

A special thanks to Nick Warburton and Mick Hopkins for their help with this podcast.

  1. Cat Stevens – Matthew and Son (Single A-side, Deram, 1966)
  2. Peter Janes – Go Home Ulla (Single B-side to Emperors and Armies, CBS, 1967)
  3. Wages of Sin – Hey Joe (Single A-side, Paletten (Germany), 1967)
  4. The Move – Yellow Rainbow (The Move, Regal Zonophone, 1968)
  5. Nicky James Movement – Stagger Lee (Single A-side, Columbia, 1965)
  6. Cat Stevens – First Cut Is The Deepest (New Masters, Deram, 1967)
  7. Sasha Caro – Molotov, Molotov (Single A-side, Decca, 1968)
  8. Cat Stevens – Lady D’Arbanville (Single A-side, Island, 1970)
  9. Fludd – Turned 21 (Single A-side, Warner Brothers, 1971)
  10. World Of Oz – Peters Birthday (Black And White Rainbows) (Single B-side to The Muffin Man, Deram, 1968)
  11. The Lemon Tree – It’s So Nice to Come Home (Single A-side, Parlophone, 1968)
  12. Copperfield – Any Old Time (Single A-side, Instant, 1969)
  13. Idle Race – She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune (Time Is, Regal Zonophone, 1971)
  14. The Norman Haines Band – Everything You See (Mr. Armageddon) (Den of Iniquity, Parlophone, 1971)
  15. Fludd – Always Thinking Of You (Single A-side, Daffodil (Canada), 1972)
  16. Yusuf – Midday (Avoid City After Dark) (Another Cup, Ya/Atlantic, 2006)

One Comment for “Cat Stevens and Zeus Podcast”

  1. 1greg godovitz

    wish i could open some of those songs in that list up there…some people are not very computer savvy…best to mick hopkins…love that guy…taught me that phasing/harmonic thing on the ‘a’ string that the english invented…brilliant

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