Jameson Wandling is well-known in the Portland music scene for his first-rate songwriting and oh-so-sweet singing. His latest release, ‘Wasting Your Love’, sees him surrounded by some of the best musicians in a town famous for its enterprising, idiosyncratic musicians, coming together as ‘The Conditionals’. ‘Wasting Your Love’ is the lead single from Jameson’s upcoming project of the same name.
Back in 1978 Cat Stevens was one of the biggest artists in the world, and had sold millions of records. Then, suddenly, he did the unthinkable, and decided to step away from the spotlight. While his legions of fans were devastated, as well as those who had played with him in the studio and on stage, the artist found himself exhilerated at the prospect. “It was like going back to my original nature,” he said at the time. “Back to wide-eyed childhood again.”
It was always going to be an ambitious project, but Yusuf (aka Cat Stevens) has managed it, with his new album, ‘The Laughing Apple’, out today on Decca/Cat-O-Log Records. Yusuf celebrates 50 years since his first album, ‘The Laughing Heart’ and reunites with producer Paul Samwell-Smith and guitarist Alun Davies, who worked with him on his seminal album, ‘Tea For The Tillerman’.