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Cat Stevens - Gold (2005) 2CDs

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Cat Stevens - Gold (2005) 2CDs

Cat Stevens - Gold (2005) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 763 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 310 Mb | Scans included
Singer/Songwriter, Folk Rock, Soft Rock | Label: A&M | # B0005420-02 | Time: 02:05:34

A&M's 32-track retrospective of eccentric singer/songwriter Cat Stevens manages to cram into two discs what 2001's On the Road to Find Out box set tried to accomplish over four. While not as informative or "rarities"-heavy, Gold tells the artist's story with utter succinctness, from earnest, post-counterculture semi-hedonist to Islamic recluse. All of the key tracks – digitally remastered from the original two-track masters – are here ("Wild World," "The Wind," "Another Saturday Night," "Moonshadow," "Where Do the Children Play?") as well as deeper cuts like "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" and all 18 minutes of "Foreigner Suite." Also included is Stevens' most recent composition. Originally released as a digital download, the emotional and surprisingly rousing "Indian Ocean" was recorded for Stevens' Small Kindness charity to benefit children from the Aceh region who were affected by the December 2004 tsunami.

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

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Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011]

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [Remastered 2011]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 202 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 94 Mb | Scans included
Label: Analogue Productions, Universal, Island | # CAPP 9135 SA/B0015571-06
Singer/Songwriter, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock, Acoustic | Time: 00:36:47

Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original analog master tapes to vinyl and PCM. Tea For The Tillerman is one of Cat Stevens' finest albums and a gem in the crown of early 1970s singer/songwriter. Stevens manages to have his cake and eat it too, simultaneously achieving pop accessibility and artistic relevance. The feel is decidedly gentle and spare. Apart from the occasional string section, Stevens is accompanied only by a three-piece band as he sings his introspective lyrics with appreciable favor.

Cat Stevens - Early Tapes (1993)

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Cat Stevens - Early Tapes (1993)

Cat Stevens - Early Tapes (1993)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks, cue, log) - 222 MB
38:32 | Folk Rock, Pop Rock | Label: Spectrum

A lot has been said of Cat Stevens' early music being over-produced and filled with bloated '60s studio touches, which is true, but, even so, that shouldn't obscure the fact that in these songs lie the genius that was to become Cat Stevens. And they're not altogether bad songs either. This collection opens with "I Love My Dog," which, while not brilliant, at least showed that Stevens was willing to approach songwriting from unconventional angles even at that stage. The following track, "The First Cut Is the Deepest," would have been a perfect fit for the Righteous Brothers. The majority of the songs, which aren't as consistently great as his later work, are still impressive. "I'm So Sleepy" sounds similar to some of the tracks he'd be cutting in a few years, as does the Gordon Lightfoot-esque "Blackness of the Night" and "Where Are You," which wouldn't have been out of place on Mona Bone Jakon. That's not to say that some of the songs aren't poorly done, but, overall, if the horns and strings are stripped away, you still have a Cat Stevens album.

Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken (2001)

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Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken (2001)

Cat Stevens - Morning Has Broken (2001)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 274 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 116 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:10 | RAR 5% Recovery
Folk Rock, Soft Rock | Rondo Hitline #RONDO22435

Yusuf Islam, commonly known by his former stage name Cat Stevens, is a British singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, humanitarian, and education philanthropist. His 1967 debut album reached the top 10 in the UK, and the album's title song "Matthew and Son" charted at number 2 on the UK Singles Chart. His albums Tea for the Tillerman (1970) and Teaser and the Firecat (1971) were both certified triple platinum in the US. His musical style consists of folk, pop, rock, and Islamic music. His 1972 album Catch Bull at Four spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard 200, and fifteen weeks at number one in the Australian ARIA Charts. He earned two ASCAP songwriting awards in 2005 and 2006 for "The First Cut Is the Deepest", and the song has been a hit for four different artists.

Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens aka On The Road To Find Out (In Search Of The Centre Of The Universe) (2001) 4CD Box Set

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Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens aka On The Road To Find Out (In Search Of The Centre Of The Universe) (2001) 4CD Box Set

Cat Stevens - Cat Stevens (2001) 4CD Box Set
aka On The Road To Find Out (In Search Of The Centre Of The Universe)

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 1.61 Gb | Scans ~ 120 Mb
Label: A&M, Universal | # 314 585 285-2 | Time: 04:41:20
Singer/Songwriter, Folk, Psychedelic, Folk-Rock, Soft Rock

Completists will be happy to own many of the rarities on this four-disc set, including Stevens's first demo session, an unreleased 1970 duet with Elton John, a cover of Fats Domino's "Blue Monday," and several choice live cuts from the late '70s. And it's nice to have an overview of the artist's entire career–from late '60s pop-star wannabe to '70s folk-rock superstar–in one place. But the difference between early Cat Stevens (despite composing hits for others) and post-Tea for the Tillerman Stevens is substantial. The two follow-up LPs were part of a trilogy of brilliance–both musically and lyrically–and any Stevens collection must start there. Nevertheless, surprises and some gems are to be found throughout all four discs–even his most recent recording (as Yusuf Islam) isn't bad. This box set also offers a choice opportunity to reassess a deserving career. (All royalties go to New York City relief victims and orphans and homeless families in underdeveloped countries.)

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

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VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1970-1971 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 535 Mb | Scans included
Label: Time-Life/Universal | # 25912-D 3145458912 INO2 | 01:30:39
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Soul, Folk

For the compilers of Time-Life Music's Singers & Songwriters series, which – more or less – chronicles the 1970s singer/songwriter movement, the 24-month period 1970-1971 marked the real birth of that trend, with the popular emergence of such defining figures as James Taylor, Carole King, Carly Simon, John Denver, and Cat Stevens, all of whom had their first big hits in the style included here.

Cat Stevens - Three: Numbers (1975) / Izitso (1977) / Back To Earth (1978) [3CD Box Set, MFSL, 1996]

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Cat Stevens - Three: Numbers (1975) / Izitso (1977) / Back To Earth (1978) [3CD Box Set, MFSL, 1996]

Cat Stevens - Three: Numbers (1975) / Izitso (1977) / Back To Earth (1978) [3CD Box Set, MFSL, 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 591 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 248 MB | Covers - 91 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (UDCD 3-661)

Cat Stevens was one of the most popular artists of the '70s. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab is very proud to present this numbered, limited-edition 3-disc box set containing the hard-to-find Izitso and two titles exclusive to Mobile Fidelity: Back To Earth and Numbers.
Numbers (1975). Subtitled "A Pythagorean Theory Tale," Numbers was a concept album relating to a faraway galaxy, a planet called Polygor, a palace, and its people, the Polygons. The songs presumably told the tale, but as with so many concept albums, listening to Numbers was like hearing a Broadway cast album without having seen the show - something seemed to be going on, but it was hard to tell what…

Cat Stevens - Harold and Maude (Remastered Limited Edition) (1971/2022)

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Cat Stevens - Harold and Maude (Remastered Limited Edition) (1971/2022)

Cat Stevens - Harold and Maude (Remastered Limited Edition) (1971/2022)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 221 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | Covers included | 00:39:00
Folk Rock, Soundtrack | Label: Island Records

50 years since its release, the original motion picture soundtrack for Hal Ashby’s 1971 classic cult film ‘Harold and Maude’, made up exclusively of songs by Cat Stevens, will be released on 11th February 2022 in new 180g 1LP / 1CD via Island / Cat-O-Log / UMC. The new edition of the soundtrack will combine Cat Stevens’ 9 original songs, as well as dialogue from the film, for the first time.

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1972-1973 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

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VA - Singers & Songwriters 1972-1973 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010

VA - Singers & Songwriters 1972-1973 (2000) 2CDs, Reissue 2010
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 569 Mb | Scans included
Label: Time-Life Music/Rhino | # 25913-D OPCD-2779B | Time: 01:38:37
Classic Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock, Pop/Rock, Psychedelic, Soul, Folk

The two-year interval covered in this volume of Time-Life Music's Singers & Songwriters series was one of consolidation for the many singer/songwriters who had emerged in the early '70s. Carole King followed up Tapestry, the album that established her as a performer after years as a songwriter, with Music, which spawned the hit "Sweet Seasons." James Taylor was on his second follow-up to his commercial breakthrough Sweet Baby James with One Man Dog, which produced "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight." His new wife Carly Simon released her third album, No Secrets, which gave Simon her biggest hit yet with "You're So Vain." John Denver, too, hit new sales peaks with Rocky Mountain High and its title single. And Cat Stevens had followed the success of Tea for the Tillerman with Teaser and the Firecat and its second single "Morning Has Broken." Meanwhile, several new singer/songwriters were crowding the field, among them Don McLean with the epic allegory "American Pie," America with its Neil Young sound-alike "A Horse With No Name," and Seals & Crofts with the lilting "Summer Breeze".

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - King of a Land (2023)

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens - King of a Land (2023)

Yusuf / Cat Stevens - King of a Land (2023)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 276 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 113 MB
43:16 | Pop, Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management (UK)

King of a Land is an epic body of work. More than a decade in the making, its 12 new songs are full of extraordinary surprises. Unique and transportive, Yusuf’s music, words and melodies paint a vivid picture of a world which embraces the lost lands of truisms and stainless youth, and brings it into touching distance. His poetical storytelling invites the listener on a journey towards the gates of an alternative universe to that which we presently inhabit - where happy endings can possibly happen. From the gloriously unexpected hard-rock intensity of ‘Pagan Run’ to the Tchaikovsky-inspired orchestration on ‘How Good It Feels’, the delicate acoustic balladry of ‘He Is True’ through to the driving Phil Spector-goes-gospel vibe of ‘Highness’, the Travelling Wilburys-styled rolling Americana groove of ‘All Nights, All Days’, and the ornate, atmospheric ‘Son Of Mary’, ‘King of a Land’ is an epic body of work. The album’s artwork was created by Peter H Reynolds, the award-winning children’s illustrator. As well as the cover art, Peter has created illustrations for each of the songs portraying the album’s lyrical themes that feature in a 36 page accompanying CD booklet.

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2008]

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Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2008]

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [2CD Deluxe Edition 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 430 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 172 MB | Covers - 58 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock, Singer-Songwriter | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal-Island Records (00602517870888)

Mona Bone Jakon only began Cat Stevens' comeback. Seven months later, he returned with Tea for the Tillerman, an album in the same chamber-group style, employing the same musicians and producer, but with a far more confident tone. Mona Bone Jakon had been full of references to death, but Tea for the Tillerman was not about dying; it was about living in the modern world while rejecting it in favor of spiritual fulfillment. It began with a statement of purpose, "Where Do the Children Play?," in which Stevens questioned the value of technology and progress. "Wild World" found the singer 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…

Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - Tell 'Em I'm Gone (2014)

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Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - Tell 'Em I'm Gone (2014)

Yusuf (Cat Stevens) - Tell 'Em I'm Gone (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 221 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 84 MB | Covers - 22 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Sony Music/Legacy (88875017052)

Cat Stevens quietly retired from his career as a pop star after the release of 1978's Back to Earth to pursue a spiritual path. Stevens became a devout Muslim and adopted the name Yusuf Islam, quietly making spiritually oriented recordings but avoiding the mainstream, especially after the controversy that followed his comments about the fatwa declared against author Salman Rushdie in 1989. However, Yusuf has been quietly inching back into the public eye since he released the album An Other Cup in 2006 and set out on an extensive concert tour documented on the 2009 live disc Roadsinger. Released in 2014, Tell 'Em I'm Gone finds Yusuf in part paying homage to the blues and R&B sounds that inspired him as a young man while also looking back to the canny mixture of pop and folk that informed his best work of the '70s…

VA - Ultradisc II Sampler (1993)

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VA - Ultradisc II Sampler (1993)

VA - Ultradisc II Sampler (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) +CUE, LOG | 329 MB | Scans
Genre: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Catalog Number: SPCD 016

This recording is mastered from the Original Session Tapes and the disc is custom pressed using 24-Karat Gold (known for its superior qualities and resistance to oxidation). This Out of Print Gold bonafide collectible disc has all Liner Notes, Photos, and Artwork from the Original LP faithfully recreated.

Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four (50th Anniversary Remaster) (1972/2022)

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Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four (50th Anniversary Remaster) (1972/2022)

Cat Stevens - Catch Bull At Four (50th Anniversary Remaster) (1972/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 233 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 93 MB
39:19 | Acoustic, Pop Rock, Folk Rock, Soft Rock | Label: UMC (Universal Music Catalogue)

On its original release in 1972, Cat Stevens' fourth LP on Island/A&M, 'Catch Bull At Four', spent three weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200, making it his biggest album of all time. To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Island Records / UMe reissues a newly remastered version of 'Catch Bull At Four'.

Cat Stevens - Greatest Hits (1975) [Reissue 2000]

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Cat Stevens - Greatest Hits (1975) [Reissue 2000]

Cat Stevens - Greatest Hits (1975) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 243 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 8 MB
Genre: Folk Rock, Soft Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal-Island Records (314 546 889-2)

Like many of his peers, Cat Stevens made records that were identified by strong, memorable hit singles, but make no mistake: he made albums that were cohesive works onto themselves. For that reason, the very idea of a Cat Stevens greatest-hits collection may be troublesome to some fans, since they will only notice the missing album tracks, but Greatest Hits does its job exceptionally well. With the exception of "The Hurt," all of his hits from the early '70s - "Wild World," "Moon Shadow," "Peace Train," "Morning Has Broken," "Sitting," "Oh Very Young," "Another Saturday Night," "Ready," and "Two Fine People" - are here, along with three other fine album tracks. In short, it is everything that casual fans need - and even fans that find a favorite or two missing will be hard-pressed to deny that this is a solid introduction and a great listen.