Yusuf, Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman² (2020) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz]

Yusuf, Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman² (2020) [FLAC 24 bit, 44,1 kHz] Download

Artist: Yusuf, Cat Stevens
Album: Tea For The Tillerman²
Genre: Folk
Release Date: 2020
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24 bit, 44,1 kHz
Duration: 39:30
Total Tracks: 11
Total Size: 446 MB

Tracklist:

1. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Where Do The Children Play? (04:09)
2. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Hard Headed Woman (03:31)
3. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Wild World (03:46)
4. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Sad Lisa (03:57)
5. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Miles From Nowhere (04:01)
6. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – But I Might Die Tonight (03:12)
7. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Longer Boats (02:29)
8. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Into White (03:42)
9. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – On The Road To Find Out (05:48)
10. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Father And Son (03:49)
11. Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (00:59)

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Cat Stevens was only 22, but already impressively bearded and professing worldly wisdom, when he released 1970’s ‘Tea for The Tillerman’, a cosy collection of pop-leaning folk songs. The record made the shy singer-songwriter a global phenomenon. With swooning lead single ‘Wild World’ – a tribute to the Londoner’s girlfriend, actor Patti D’Arbanville – he invented the softer side of dad-rock, and topped it all off with a cutesy cover illustration of the titular tillerman sipping on a nice cup of Earl Grey.50 years later and Stevens – known as Yusuf Islam since converting to Islam in the late 1970s – has decided to commemorate its release not by packaging it up in a tasty boxset, but by re-recording the whole damn thing. The tillerman of the artwork too has jetted 50 years forward, now sporting a spacesuit instead of his classic Captain Birdseye jumper, and drinking his tea under ominous moonlight rather than next to a blazing sun.

Not just a charming – and no doubt quite fun – thing for Stevens to busy himself with, it’s also a powerful way to track the passing of time. On the original album, opener ‘Where Do The Children Play?’ was a perky acoustic musing on nascent environmental awareness, written when people were beginning to open their eyes to the problems of pollution. Now, after half a century of destruction, deforestation and the looming spectre of global warming, a string section backs the gravelly voiced Yusuf. Sage lines such as “Well you roll on roads over fresh green grass / For your lorry loads pumping petrol gas” seem even more prescient. Swooping orchestration aside, it’s a fairly faithful rendering of the original song.

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