Monday music: “Sad Lisa”

In 2020, the man born Steven Georgiou, who became a famous musician as Cat Stevens, and who nowadays goes by Yusuf, did a new recording of his brilliant 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. It’s really interesting to hear the older Yusuf rerecording some of his classics.

Here are three different versions of “Sad Lisa.” The 1970 original is haunting; the live version from 1976 is intense; the 2020 cover is a tear-inducing dirge. Check them out.

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