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Cat Stevens; The Very Best of...
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2009
O.K., this has some of the songs that we all knew and loved from Cat Steven's continually progressing inventory. One of the things that made Steven's music interesting is that he was always on a path, his style was constantly evolving. This "Very Best" gathers samples from his evolutions from 1976 to 2000. Some very notable songs like "Ruby Love" and "How Can I Tell You" are missing from these titles. And some of the versions of songs such as "Hard Headed Woman" can be found with much more punch and syncopation in earlier releases. So if you want to get to know the unique Cat Stevens style, this is a good place to start, just don't think that when you have this that you have collected all of his "Very Best".