Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman

 (Super Deluxe Edition 2020 Remaster Box Set - 2 LPs + 5 CDs + Blu-Ray + Bookmark + Print + Reproduction Handwritten Lyric Sheet + ‘Live From The Troubadour 1970’ Poster + Tea For The Tillerman sticker)




50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Vinyl 2LP + 5CD + Blu-ray box set

Featuring new 2020 album remix and remaster

2020 mix in HD Audio!

Plus new interpretations, demos/outtakes/alt-versions and live performances

Celebrate the albums that helped establish Yusuf/Cat Stevens as his generation's premier acoustic troubadour, and propelled him to international superstardom!

Tea For The Tillerman confirmed Cat Stevens as a spiritual seeker capable of drawing from a seemingly bottomless well of imaginative inspiration. His new-found gentle and folk-oriented style was artfully weaved with urgent, morally demanding questions beneath bewitching melodies. This soul-searching masterpiece felt simultaneously like a deliberate reaction to what Cat saw in the world as well as his own struggle for answers, and would continue to resonate through countless generations to come.

Both Tillerman and Mona Bone Jakon were issued in 1970, as Cat Stevens started the second phase of his career. He was shedding his pop star image from his days signed to Deram, and songs like ‘Mathew and Son', and turning into a more serious folk-rock performer.

Newly signed to Island Records, Stevens' Mona Bone Jakon album (released in April 1970) wasn't a really a hit at all, but it did deliver a top ten U.K. single in "Lady D'Arbanville" and its standing grew when Tea for the Tillerman was a major success — driven by the single "Wild World" — when released only seven months later, in November of that same year.

The Tea for the Tillerman Super Deluxe Box Set features a new 2020 remaster, also completed at Abbey Road Studios and overseen by original album producer Paul Samwell-Smith, and a mix of the original 1970 Island Records multitrack master tape, overseen by Yusuf and engineer David Hefti. The 2020 Mix also appears on the vinyl LP format which is exclusive to this box set. CD3 features the newly released Tea for the Tillerman² - Yusuf has chosen to include it here in order to present the most complete edition of the original album, showing how these songs are as pertinent today as they were when written over 50 years ago. CD4 includes demos, outtakes and alternate versions, including two previously unreleased tracks, while CD5 features 25 live performances - 5 previously unreleased tracks recorded Live At The Troubadour, four previously unreleased live performances from the December 8, 1970 show at Fillmore East, and six previously unreleased live from British, French and German TV performances over 1970/71. The box set also includes the previously unreleased "Can This Be Love?;" originally scheduled to appear on the album, the song was written by Cat along with "Father and Son" for a proposed musical project "Revolussia" in 1969.

The Super Deluxe box set is rounded out with a Blu-ray featuring HD 24bit/96khz audio of the 2020 Mix, as well as eight previously unreleased live TV performances, seven tracks performed live at KCNET studios, Los Angeles, and the official "Father and Son" video. Also housed in a card envelope within the box is a "Pick Up A Good Book" bookmark, a Yusuf / Cat Stevens designed "Miles From Nowhere" print, a reproduction handwritten lyric sheet for "Miles From Nowhere," a fold-out "Live From The Troubadour 1970" poster, and a Tea for the Tillerman sticker.

Features:
• 50th anniversary Super Deluxe Collector's Edition vinyl 2LP + 5CD + Blu-ray box set
• Featuring 21 unreleased tracks alongside a host of other rarities
• New 2020 remaster, completed at Abbey Road Studios and overseen by original album producer Paul Samwell-Smith, and mix, of the original 1970 Island Records multitrack master tape, overseen by Yusuf and engineer David Hefti
• 2020 Mix also appears on the vinyl LP format which is exclusive to this box set
• CD3 features the newly released Tea for the Tillerman²
• CD4 includes demos, outtakes and alternate versions, including two previously unreleased tracks
• CD5 features 25 live performances — five previously unreleased tracks recorded Live At The Troubadour, four previously unreleased live performances from the December 8, 1970 show at Fillmore East, and six previously unreleased live from British, French and German TV performances over 1970/71
• Blu-ray featuring HD 24bit/96khz audio of the 2020 Mix, as well as eight previously unreleased live TV performances, seven tracks performed live at KCNET studios, Los Angeles, and the official "Father and Son" video
• "Pick Up A Good Book" bookmark, a Yusuf / Cat Stevens designed "Miles From Nowhere" print, a reproduction handwritten lyric sheet for "Miles From Nowhere," a fold-out "Live From The Troubadour 1970" poster, and a Tea for the Tillerman sticker

 



CD1 Original Album (2020 Remaster)
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

CD2 Original Album (2020 Mix)
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

CD3 Tea For The Tillerman²
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

CD4 Demos / Outtakes / Alternate Versions
1. Wild World (Demo)
2. Miles From Nowhere (Studio Demo)
3. But I Might Die Tonight (Deep End Movie Version)
4. Can This Be Love?
5. Honey Man (duet with Elton John)
6. It’s So Good
7. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (Demo)
8. Don’t Be Shy (Demo)
9. I’ve Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old
10. Love Lives In The Sky
11. The Joke
12. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
13. Don’t Be Shy

CD5 Live
1. Where Do The Children Play? (Live at the Troubadour)
2. Hard Headed Woman (Live at the Troubadour)
3. Wild World (Live at the Troubadour)
4. Longer Boats (Live at the Troubadour)
5. Into White (Live at the Troubadour)
6. On The Road To Find Out (Live at the Troubadour)
7. Father And Son (Live at the Troubadour)
8. Where Do The Children Play (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
9. Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
10. Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
11. Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
12. Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
13. On The Road To Find Out (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
14. Father And Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
15. Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
16. Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
17. Tea For The Tillerman (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
18. Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
19. Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
20. Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
21. Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
22. Moonshadow (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
23. Father And Son (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
24. Changes IV (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
25. Peace Train (Live At Fillmore East (1970)

Blu-ray disc Music Video & Live Videos + High Res Audio of Original Album (2020 Mix)
1. Father And Son – Official Video
2. Where Do The Children Play (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
3. Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
4. Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
5. Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
6. Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
7. On The Road To Findout (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
8. Father And Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
9. Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
10. Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
11. Father And Son (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
12. Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
13. Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
14. Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
15. Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
16. Wild World (TV Concert, France, 01.11.1970)

Vinyl LP Original Album (2020 Mix)
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

12-inch vinyl Live At The Troubadour, 1970
1. Where Do The Children Play?
2. Hard Headed Woman
3. Wild World
4. Longer Boats
5. Into White
6. On The Road To Find Out
7. Father and Son

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