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Tea For The Tillerman²

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Cat Stevens has returned and he’s serving more tea. Tea For The Tillerman 2 is, as the name suggests, the second version of his 1970 folk-rock classic, Tea For The Tillerman. The album was a bit of a hangover from the sixties. All the teenagers would spend their times up in their rooms trying to decipher the notes and play the songs on acoustic guitar as they flowed one after another in a river of instrumental elegance and profound disenchantment. It was a philosophical and politically charged album, a way of announcing that he was turning his back on the modern world in a quest for spirituality. A few years later Stevens converted to Islam, adopted the name Yusuf Islam and distanced himself from the world of pop music for almost 30 years. He returned to pop in the mid-2000s and is now celebrating the anniversary of his album, as Tea For The Tillerman is now 50 years old. And Cat Stevens is 72. Rather than re-release this old classic with some slight embellishments, the singer has given himself a makeover and re-recorded the whole thing. Joined by his guitarist and producer from the time as well as a handful of new musicians, Cat Yusuf recaptures the subtle and care-free sweetness of the original version but adds fullness and a slight punch that it sometimes lacked. The new versions are, at times, rather similar to the original versions (with the same string and choir arrangements), and at other times nothing like them (like on Longer Boats featuring rapper Brother Ali with its funky bridge), but their essence remains the same and they are certainly recognisable. Above all, Cat Stevens sings better than ever before – his voice hasn’t aged, and it’s no longer cast in the shadow of Bob Dylan as it was on the 1970 version of Tea For The Tillerman. © Stéphane Deschamps/Qobuz

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1
Where Do The Children Play?
00:04:09

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Jim Cregan, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Appapoulay, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Henry, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Carewe, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Caine, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Janet Ramus, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Vettese, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Alun Davies, Acoustic Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Kwame Yeboah, Drums, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Lynch, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Ashton Thomas, String Arranger, Recording Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

2
Hard Headed Woman
00:03:31

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Eric Appapoulay, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Nick Ingman, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Vettese, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kwame Yeboah, Drums, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Lynch, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Ashton Thomas, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

3
Wild World
00:03:46

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Michael Henry, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Carewe, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Caine, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Janet Ramus, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Electric Guitar, Piano, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Maartin Allcock, Bass Guitar, Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Kwame Yeboah, Drums, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Andreas Andersson, Clarinet, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

4
Sad Lisa
00:03:57

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Eric Appapoulay, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Vettese, String Arranger, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Piano, Vocals, Digital Piano, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Lynch, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Ashton Thomas, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

5
Miles From Nowhere
00:04:01

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Jim Cregan, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Appapoulay, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Vettese, Keyboards, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Alun Davies, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Kwame Yeboah, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Lynch, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

6
But I Might Die Tonight
00:03:12

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Cregan, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Appapoulay, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Alun Davies, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Kwame Yeboah, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - John Ashton Thomas, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Christopher Nightingale, Vocal Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

7
Longer Boats
00:02:29

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Jim Cregan, Electric Guitar, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Alun Davies, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Kwame Yeboah, Drums, Keyboards, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Lynch, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Brother Ali, Rap Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

8
Into White
00:03:42

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Jim Cregan, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Eric Appapoulay, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Vettese, AssociatedPerformer, Synth Pads - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Harpsichord, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Alun Davies, Acoustic Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Lynch, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

9
On The Road To Find Out
00:05:48

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Eric Appapoulay, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Peter Vettese, Organ, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, 12-String Acoustic Guitar - Kwame Yeboah, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Lynch, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

10
Father And Son
00:03:49

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - Eric Appapoulay, Electric Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Cat Stevens, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Henry, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Mary Carewe, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Andy Caine, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Janet Ramus, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Peter Vettese, Keyboards, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Alun Davies, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Kwame Yeboah, Drums, Background Vocalist, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Lynch, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - John Ashton Thomas, String Arranger, AssociatedPerformer - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

11
Tea For The Tillerman
00:00:59

Paul Samwell-Smith, Producer - David Hefti, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Mazen Murad, Mastering Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Yusuf Islam, Producer, Piano, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Yusuf / Cat Stevens, MainArtist, ComposerLyricist - Julien Gauthier, Studio - Daniel Cayotte, Asst. Recording Engineer, StudioPersonnel

A UMC recording; ℗ 2020 Cat-O-Log Records, under exclusive licence to Universal Music Operations Limited

Album Description

Cat Stevens has returned and he’s serving more tea. Tea For The Tillerman 2 is, as the name suggests, the second version of his 1970 folk-rock classic, Tea For The Tillerman. The album was a bit of a hangover from the sixties. All the teenagers would spend their times up in their rooms trying to decipher the notes and play the songs on acoustic guitar as they flowed one after another in a river of instrumental elegance and profound disenchantment. It was a philosophical and politically charged album, a way of announcing that he was turning his back on the modern world in a quest for spirituality. A few years later Stevens converted to Islam, adopted the name Yusuf Islam and distanced himself from the world of pop music for almost 30 years. He returned to pop in the mid-2000s and is now celebrating the anniversary of his album, as Tea For The Tillerman is now 50 years old. And Cat Stevens is 72. Rather than re-release this old classic with some slight embellishments, the singer has given himself a makeover and re-recorded the whole thing. Joined by his guitarist and producer from the time as well as a handful of new musicians, Cat Yusuf recaptures the subtle and care-free sweetness of the original version but adds fullness and a slight punch that it sometimes lacked. The new versions are, at times, rather similar to the original versions (with the same string and choir arrangements), and at other times nothing like them (like on Longer Boats featuring rapper Brother Ali with its funky bridge), but their essence remains the same and they are certainly recognisable. Above all, Cat Stevens sings better than ever before – his voice hasn’t aged, and it’s no longer cast in the shadow of Bob Dylan as it was on the 1970 version of Tea For The Tillerman. © Stéphane Deschamps/Qobuz

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