Bill Callahan, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, and Iranian-American experimental musician and labelmates AZITA have released a lovely cover of Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ track ‘Blackness of the Night’, originally taken from his sophomore 1967 album ‘New Masters’. Cat Stevens wrote that “‘Blackness of the Night’ was one of my first ‘protest’ songs for the ’60s… Growing up in London after the War, the memories were strong and bombed ruins still riddled the City. It also reflected the feeling of emptiness wandering the streets at night alone, pondering how to survive in a dark unknown future.”
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