Cat Stevens releases cover for “Here Comes The Sun”
Yusuf/Cat Stevens recently signed to Dark Horse Records, label created by George Harrison and now released a cover for the classic Beatles song “Here Comes The Sun”, written by the late musician.
Hear the Cat Stevens cover for “Here Comes The Sun”
“George Harrison was beginning to explore Eastern mysticism around the time I was hospitalised with TB, in 1968. Lying in bed, I had a lot of time on my hands. (I) ended up reading a Buddhist book called The Secret Path. That was the beginning of my own search for the light.”
“While most of my generation were just into the music, I was a bit like George, where music became the key to something much higher. Following the rages of the 60’s, his consciousness was awakened. George transcended to levels not many people ever get to experience. You can hear it in his lyrics. See it in the way he lived and dealt with the material world – looking for a way out.”
“George was one of the first to put on a charity concert for the poor, at the time millions of Bangladeshis were fleeing from conflict and becoming refugees. It was a brave thing to do, and against all establishment rules.”
“I’m happy to sing one of his songs. Especially as it represents the returning of light and hope to a seriously dark and broken world,” Yusuf / Cat Stevens said in an official statement.
“Here Comes The Sun” was first featured on The Beatles 1969 album “Abbey Road”. At the time of it’s release, the song peaked at number 3 on the United States Billboard Hot Rock songs. It also had been certified double platinum for the United Kingdom sales since 2010. It is one of the most famous songs written by George Harrison.