Wednesday, April 18, 2007

CAT STEVENS - Tea For The Tillerman


Cat Stevens tends to be lumped in with the early-'70s singer-songwriter school led by James Taylor and Carole King, but he actually fits in rather neatly with such wistful English contemporaries as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett, and Donovan. Tea for the Tillerman's "Wild World," "Into White," and "Longer Boats" indicate that he may have been a more gifted tunesmith than the lot of them. As with the best of the Brit folk-rockers, Stevens mixed melancholy with whimsy. Yes, he was prone to airy platitudes, but when he harnessed his eccentricities, as he did throughout this 1970 masterwork, you had something truly distinctive. A natural cult artist, à la Tim Buckley and Leonard Cohen, Stevens connected with record-buyers to the tune of 25 million units sold before he changed his name to Yusuf Islam, established an Islamic school, and raised a ruckus by supporting Ayatollah Khomeini's death decree against author Salman Rushdie. --Steve Stolder

Tracks
1. Where Do The Children Play?
2. Hard Headed Woman
3. Wild World
4. Sad Lisa
5. Miles From Nowhere
6. But I Might Die Tonight
7. Longer Boats
8. Into White
9. On The Road To Find Out
10. Father And Son
11. Tea For The Tillerman

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4 comments:

Merlinus said...

Fantastic, Cat is a great Musician!
from Brazil...

Anonymous said...

simply thank you for the possibility to listen(again) this record
long life to your blog
lilac

Anonymous said...

Great, Cat Stevens is an amazing singer. Thk from Belgium

Anonymous said...

Hi!

Regrettably, the file has been erased. Could you re-post it, please?

Thanks

BTW, a great collection of music, this of yours