Thursday, April 17, 2008

Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman

Tea for the Tillerman is an album by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. His second 1970 album, four of the songs ("Where Do the Children Play?", "On the Road to Find Out", "Tea for the Tillerman" and "Miles from Nowhere") were featured in Hal Ashby and Colin Higgins' black comedy Harold and Maude (1971). Stevens, a former art student, created the artwork featured on the record's cover.

Songs from this album have been recorded by a diverse range of artists, from Mr. Big ("Wild World") to Boyzone ("Father and Son") to 36 Crazyfists ("Sad Lisa").

In 2003, the album was ranked number 206 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. In 2006, the album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2007, "Tea for the Tillerman" 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.

1. "Where Do the Children Play?" – 3:52
2. "Hard Headed Woman" – 3:47
3. "Wild World" – 3:20
4. "Sad Lisa" – 3:45
5. "Miles from Nowhere" – 3:37
6. "But I Might Die Tonight" – 1:53
7. "Longer Boats" – 3:12
8. "Into White" – 3:24
9. "On the Road to Find Out" – 5:08
10. "Father and Son" – 3:41
11. "Tea for the Tillerman" – 1:01

Cat Stevens – guitar, keyboards, vocals
Alun Davies – guitar
Harvey Burns – drums
John Ryan – bass

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