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Top Cat: Cat Stevens

Philip Norman, Sunday Times Magazine, 5 March 1972

TO DISCUSS brilliance in pop music is difficult; for there you are a genius by proclaiming yourself one, and the greatest of them all, Elton John, sounds no more than a baby howling for a treat. Of Cat Stevens' songs, two at least are already precious, 'Moonshadow' and 'Father and Son', but is that enough? We below are so innocent. We live on in hope that, when our idols open their mouths to speak, our hearts may not sink.

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