The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website

Baker's Dozen

Turning Points: Yusuf/Cat Stevens' 13 Favourite Albums
Yousif Nur , October 11th, 2017 10:42

From Beethoven to The Beach Boys via King Kong: The Musical, these are the 13 pieces of music that shaped Yusuf/Cat Stevens as an artist


Gustav Holst - The Planets

It was a very powerfully influential piece of music because it was very advanced and futuristic in the way the arrangements are so unique, and in the way that they were breaking all kinds of rules. It was probably the template for most film music, which many musicians ended up borrowing the style of and introducing into cinematic media. So it was a very, very important piece of music. I loved it when I discovered it, especially when I found out there were little links between this and Bernstein.