Genre: Pop Rock
Label: BMG
Size: 7"
Format: 45RPM,


Yusuf/Cat Stevens Butterfly/Toy Heart 45rpm 7" Vinyl Single

Yusuf/Cat Stevens

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45rpm 7" Vinyl Single!
Previously Unheard Songs Recorded During The 1978 Sessions for Back To Earth!

Released for the very first time as part of the super deluxe reissue of Yusuf/Cat Stevens' 1978 record Back To Earth; two previously unheard tracks recorded during the original sessions, "Butterfly" and "Toy Heart".

Yusuf chose to discount the tracks from the final cut of the record because he considered them to lyrically have too much of a "pop single flavor." "When I recorded," Yusuf explains, "there would always be one or two songs left over which somehow didn't fit the mood of the album I wanted to build. Though the songs were good, they were parked on the side."

"Butterfly" is a soaring, groove-based stylistic shift into Philly soul, replete with swooning strings. "Toy Heart", meanwhile, is a propulsive rocker that in its writer's mind was "like a song for Elvis."

Both tracks are now released as a very special double A side 7" single. With artwork contribution by Yusuf himself.


  • 7" Vinyl Single
  • 45rpm
  • 2 previously unheard tracks cut from the 1978 record Back To Earth
  • Both tracks recorded during the original sessions
  • Artwork by Yusuf/Cat Stevens


Side A:

  1. Butterfly

Side B:

  1. Toy Heart

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