Cat Stevens Trubute to MJ

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Offline Grace

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Re: Cat Stevens Trubute to MJ

  • on: December 31, 2009, 01:18:51 PM
Quote from: "mykidsmum"
Now this is a song by a famous Islamic singer named Zain Bhikha....some have said this is really Michael Jackson...Listen and you be the judge...remember Milli Vanilli?????????

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BlackCombNUK ( 7 hrs ago)
I´m Muslim.
But sorry... this is not MJ :-)

PatrickAnderson1985 (3 days ago)
"...since before his death and quite amplified now after, I have been inundated with e-mails and calls from people, organisations and the media asking me to clarify whether a song called "Give Thanks to Allah" was sung by Micheal Jackson or myself. So, to clarify, Micheal Jackson never sang this song. I wrote and recorded "Give Thanks to Allah" as a simple childrens song many years ago.... Sincerely,
Zain Bhikha"

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Offline cawobeth

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Re: Cat Stevens Trubute to MJ

  • on: January 12, 2010, 02:13:53 AM
I love Cat Stevens, but he sings out of tune here, like he hadn't really established the tune OR he does it on purpose to emphasize the awkward uncertainties surrounding his "death". Certainly, not one of his better pieces  musically or poetically. Cat Stevens's compositions are deliberate in every word & repetition of words and yet, there's often been a mystery about them. This song can obviously be interpreted as dead or ailve. Though the drone is not very inspiring; quite solemn. So, OK Cat, we know...more will be revealed.
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Offline angelwings

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Re: Cat Stevens Trubute to MJ

  • on: January 12, 2010, 06:53:04 AM
I find it difficult to believe this is Cat Stevens.  Is there proof, like maybe a video of him singing it or on one of his albums?  I had his albums growing up and this is not his style at all, nor does it sound like him even at his age today.  In his newer albums, (you can listen to the samples on Amazon) his voice is higher and his songs are light and spiritual with his signature guitar sound and drums in the background.   Not the low gravely voice with heavy piano and blaring instruments.  Where did this come from?
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Offline tabloidburn

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Re: Cat Stevens Trubute to MJ

  • on: February 13, 2010, 07:15:14 PM
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I don't know what to say about this - apart from its not a very good song, is it?    :?

Simple but alive. Lovely tribute. But surprising move from cat , though.

i'm just thinking that this is indeed surprising. i've never heard of any connection between yusuf/cat islam/stevens and michael jackson. i guess that would have been reported upon for sure. not that i couldn't imagine it but i would think that as a fellow artist, you write a tribute for someone you know personally. other than the islamic tie, i don't see why he would write such a song. i just don't see the connection between the two of them.  

and i agree to the first quote, it's not very good. kinda sinister...i was a huge fan of cat stevens and practiced guitar to his songs when i was 12 and he was totally popular then (mid-late 70s). and his main feature were the beautiful melodies and of course, his great singing voice. all his songs had a very positive vibe, even if the lyrics were serious. he even did a marvellous soundtrack for a great movie called 'harold and maude'. highly recommended!
his islamic songs still have that 'good' vibe. this song doesn't suit him somehow.
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Offline Suzi~Ses~Its~Right

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Re: Cat Stevens Trubute to MJ

  • on: February 13, 2010, 07:52:25 PM
Quote from: "Wizard of Oz"
his "earth song" :-)

Morning has broken like the first morning,
blackbird has spoken like the first bird.
Praise for them singing, praise for the morning,
praise for them springing, fresh from the world.

Sweet the rain's new fall sunlit from heaven,
like the first dewall on the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden,
sprung in completeness where his feet pass.

Mine is the sunlight ! Mine is the morning
born on the one light Eden saw play !
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God's recreation of the new day.

Cat Stevens never wrote this. Its a well known Christian Hymn written in 1931 by  Eleanor Farjeon. It was sung back in the 70's by nearly all british school kids at their morning assembly. Cat Stevens recorded it for his album Teaser and the Firecat in 1971 it got to no 6 in the US charts wich led most people to assume he wrote it. So it's not his Earth song and shouldnt take credit for it. At least Michael can take full credit for his Earth Song  8-)
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Offline zyla

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Re: Cat Stevens Trubute to MJ

  • on: February 14, 2010, 12:44:15 AM
Ok, I read every post so far. And I see where you're coming from mykidsmum. I see what you're saying. But i'm a muslim, and I watched it maybe from a different point of view. What I got from it was that Michael has died and passed on. That's it. Everyone can cry and cry and try to bring him back, but he's gone. Period.
It depressed the hell out of me. But that's what I got. Although once I read your viewpoint I can see what you mean. But still, I don't think Yusef/Cat wrote it or sang it in a certain way to give us a message.
And to the person that says Zain Bhika is another Milli Vanilli. Loool...don't insult Michael. His voice is way different. It's just more appealing compared to Zain's.
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