Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman

180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl Reissue

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Tea For The Tillerman is the fourth studio album by British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, originally released in November 1970 by Island Records.

Tea For The Tillerman was Steven’s second album of 1970, coming roughly seven months after his comeback of sorts Mona Bone Jakon. While Tillerman followed the same chamber-group style, and employed the same musicians and producer, it has a far more confident tone.

While the previous album had been full of references to death, Tea For The Tillerman was about living in the modern world while rejecting it in favour of spiritual fulfilment.

Tillerman begins with a statement of purpose, "Where Do The Children Play?" in which Stevens questioned the value of technology and progress. "Wild World" found him being dumped by a girl, but making the novel suggestion that she should stay with him because she was incapable of handling things without him. "Sad Lisa" might have been about the same girl after she tried and failed to make her way; now, she seemed depressed to the point of psychosis.

The rest of the album veered between two themes: the conflict between the young and the old, and religion as an answer to life's questions.

Tea For The Tillerman was the story of a young man's search for spiritual meaning in a soulless class society he found abhorrent. He hadn't yet reached his destination, but he was confident he was going in the right direction, traveling at his own, unhurried pace.

The album's rejection of contemporary life and its yearning for something more struck a chord with listeners in an era in which traditional verities had been shaken. It didn't hurt, of course, that Stevens had lost none of his ability to craft a catchy pop melody; the album may have been full of angst, but it wasn't hard to sing along to.

As a result, Tea For The Tillerman became a big seller and, for the second time in four years, its creator became a pop star. 

This LP housed in a gatefold sleeve with remastered audio and reproduced artwork is pressed in Europe on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl.

(042234235211)

Tracklisting:

 

 

Title

Time

A1

Where Do The Children Play?

3:52

A2

Hard Headed Woman

3:47

A3

Wild World

3:20

A4

Sad Lisa

3:45

A5

Miles From Nowhere

3:37

B1

But I Might Die Tonight

1:53

B2

Longer Boats

3:12

B3

Into White

3:24

B4

On The Road To Find Out

5:08

B5

Father And Son

3:41

B6

Tea For The Tillerman

1:01

SKU 042234235211
Record Label Island Records
Label / Model # Universal
Catalogue Number 842 352-1
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 01 January 2001
Original Release Date (Year) 23 November 1970
Barcode # 042234235211
Shipping Weight 0.3400kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000985960m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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