Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970/2011)
Folk Rock | SACD ISO: DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Artwork | 1.53 GB
Label: USA – Analogue Productions – CAPP 9135 SA | Release Year: 2011
Tea for the Tillerman is an album by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This album, Stevens’ second during 1970, includes many of Stevens’ best-known songs including “Where Do the Children Play?”, “Hard Headed Woman”, “Wild World”, “Sad Lisa”, “Into White” and “Father and Son”. Four of the tracks (“Where Do the Children Play?”, “On the Road to Find Out”, “Tea for the Tillerman” and “Miles from Nowhere”) were featured in the Hal Ashby and Colin Higgins’ black comedy film entitled Harold and Maude, in 1971. The track “But I Might Die Tonight” was featured on another 1971 film: Deep End by Jerzy Skolimowski. Stevens, a former art student, created the artwork featured on the record’s cover.
With “Wild World” as an advance single, this was the album that brought Stevens world-wide fame. The album itself charted into the top 10 in the United States, where he had previously had few listeners.
On 18 November 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine included this album in its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list at number 206.
The title-song “Tea for the Tillerman” was used as the ending theme for both series of the Golden Globe-winning BBC-HBO sitcom Extras, written and co-directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.
In 2006, the album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2007, the album was included in the list of “The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time”, released by The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In August 2011 Tea For The Tillerman was reissued by Analogue Productions. The album was the first album pressed by AP’s new record pressing plant. The album was remastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the absolute original master tape. In 1970, Lee Hulko at Sterling Sound cut Tea For The Tillerman for A&M Records in the U.S. and Island Records in the UK.
1. Where Do the Children Play? – 3:52
2. Hard Headed Woman – 3:47
3. Wild World – 3:20
4. Sad Lisa – 3:46
5. Miles from Nowhere – 3:35
6. But I Might Die Tonight – 1:52
7. Longer Boats – 3:13
8. Into White – 3:25
9. On the Road to Find Out – 5:08
10. Father and Son – 3:41
11. Tea for the Tillerman – 1:05