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Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman

Total download size: 1.45GB

Cover art and liner notes included

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound. Download files authored direct to native DSD from analog tape by Gus Skinas.

"I think we've gotten something quite a bit better than what was originally issued," Marino says. "I think this version is much more representative of what was on the tape. And that's not a criticism of what was originally done." - George Marino

Tea For The Tillerman
is one of Cat Stevens' finest albums and a gem in the crown of early 1970s singer/songwriterdom. Stevens manages to have his cake and eat it too, simultaneously achieving pop accessibility and artistic relevance. The feel is decidedly gentle and spare. Apart from the occasional string section, Stevens is accompanied only by a three-piece band as he sings his introspective lyrics with appreciable favor.

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

Customer Reviews (4.88 Stars) 8 person(s) rated this product.

It's why we buy DSD Recordings

posted on 04/08/2020
5 Stars
Reviewer: NordicDave
Recording engineering, mastering, playback are all 5 stars.

This Is the Reason I Purchased A DSD DAC

posted on 09/13/2019
5 Stars
Reviewer: Troy Hoyt
Cat Steven's Tea for the Tillerman Is the first DSD album I purchased, and I must admit, I have mixed feelings concerning my experience.

You see, this DSD collection is, without any doubt in my mind, the single greatest thing I have ever heard in my entire life. Period.

The reason behind my mixed feelings is simply this...

I'm not sure if anything else could ever sound better. I'm afraid that my DSD journey may have already peaked.

Oh well, anytime I find myself lamenting my rapid ascent to the DSD summit, I'll just listen to this stellar example of musical perfection... It never fails to put a giant child-like grin on my face.

Buy this... I promise you'll be grinning too.

It sounds incredible

posted on 09/25/2018
5 Stars
Reviewer: arachnid
Probably my favorite DSD albums from my collection; and I was not even a Cat Stevens fan.

Your CD Version is Not Safe

posted on 10/25/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: LABlueBike
While recently re-organizing my music files to make room for my foray into high-resolution music, I thought my re- mastered CDs of Cat Stevens would be safe from the temptation to upgrade. So when I saw "Tea of the Tillerman" on the DSD list, I played my ALAC version of "Where Do the Children Play?" for reassurance. Still an impressive experience, but I thought that yes, with an original recording of that high quality, I bet there is still some room for improvement. The upshot: This DSD will leave you powerless to get up from your chair while it plays and exhilarated when it is over.

Realism defined

posted on 06/02/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bill
As the previous reviewer alluded to, the DSD format of this album makes you feel like you are there in the studio with Cat Stevens. In fact, it sounds so good that I would actually consider parting with the vinyl version we have... if space becomes an issue. And that says a lot coming from a vinyl addict!

You are there

posted on 02/07/2014
5 Stars
Reviewer: Bob Alps
The sound is amazing. I have over 200 SACD's of varying quality. I also have several Blue-ray audio discs. This is my first DSD download. I have it on a flash drive and plug it into my Oppo CD/SACD/Blu-ray player. The sound is as good as any SACD I have. It is really thrilling to feel this close to the music. Highly recommended.

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