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Tea for the Tillerman

Cat Stevens

1970

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Tea for the Tillerman

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3.72

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5

A perfect little package of 3-minute acoustic guitar pop gems. Great song writing, beautifully recorded, sequenced and presented. Has Father and Son on it - objectively an all-time great song.

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5

A masterpiece by a musical genius. Cat Stevens is a master storyteller. Wish we could have more music by him, but his personal and religious choices are his own. Songs of my youth all abound here (it's before my time, but Cat Stevens was a mainstay in my house growing up). Wild World and Father and Son are some of the best songs ever to grace my ears and I get tears listening to them to this day. Some weaker songs make this a 4.5/5, but I just can't give this album, that meant so much to me growing up, anything other than a 5/5.

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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. "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.

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5

Il est arrivé dans ce générateur avec un statut de favori, et force est de constater qu'il n'a pas déçu. Après une entame tonitruante, Cat Stevens ayant déjà creusé l'écart avec ses principaux concurrents (Gene Clark qui ?) au bout de quatre chansons décide de poser le jeu et faire courir ses adversaires. Une dernière action de classe en fin d'album avec Father And Son permet à Yusuf de terminer la partie sur une bonne note sans avoir été mis en difficulté une seule seconde.

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5

I don't know how you can listen to this and not have a smile on your face. Just a joy. Best track: Father and Son

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5

Great fan of this album- was all set to give it 4* (purely for preferring Teaser and the Firecat) but then listened again and was hit by the emotional depth, the wonderful melodies, the great simplicity of the songwriting and arrangements across the record. Bookends don't come much better than "Where do the Children Play" and "Father and Son" (plus the brilliant title track).

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5

In my opinion, Tea for the Tillerman (and his followup Teaser and the Firecat) are the two best folk albums of the 1970’s. Just great from start to finish. “Wild World” is an obvious standout and gives the album it’s needed pop hit, but “Father and Son” is one of the best songs - in any genre - ever written.

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A few good songs here and there, but otherwise utterly boring.

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5

5 stars!

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5

I mean, it's Cat Stevens

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5

Beautiful. Truly.

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5

Love this album

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5

Absolutely love this album. Spoke to many moments and thoughts currently experiencing. 11/11/2020

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5

In my collection already

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5

4.5/5, some of my favorite Cat Stevens songs on this one

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5

Really enjoyed way more than I thought I would!

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5

Listened to Cat Stevens multiple times before, but haven't heard any tunes in a while, so this is a quite pleasing listening experience.

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5

This is my favorite album of all time, must listen!

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5

My mom wore through 2 Lps of this one. I really enjoy it too.

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5

Flawless.

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5

Far be it from me to come barging back in here and start throwing my weight around but this is so good. I've always thought Cat Stevens has some good tracks but existed all on one level, a sort of airy fairy very light folk sound. I've had him all wrong, this album is really really good. When Wide World came on I was pleased to hear this was a Cat song, but Sad Lisa really got me listening. From then on there are regular gut punches and tear jerks. It's got a rich, full sound and his voice has a wonderful quality that can jump from lightness to great depth at the spin of a wheel.

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5

This is an absolutely amazing start to this project! This is my first time ever listening to Cat Stevens. Such clean guitar acoustics and soulful lyrics.

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The over-amped mic capturing the plectrum scraping the strings on "Wild World" is, in my opinion, the single worse recording decision in the history of popular music. Otherwise a great album

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I've never really been a Cat Stevens fan, TBH. He's a little too chill for my taste. That said, the songwriting is pretty damn solid. This album was apparently his big "here I am world" moment and it shows with songs like "Wild World" that have stood the test of time and been covered a thousand times. Mostly, this album is kind of ho-hum for me. It's not offensive or exciting. It just... is.

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Folk music framed as a children's book: whimsical, playful, and a bit intense at times. Stevens is particularly good at building songs with this intensity, giving it a sort of build and fall. To that extent, I think Stevens is an excellent songwriter. That being said, it doesn't resonate with me very much. No fault of the music, it just doesn't stick with me.

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Less spaced-out than Donnovan, less insincere than James Taylor, Stevens is undeniably melodic, consistently rhythmic and surprisingly not annoying; everything I'd expected he wouldn't be. Given how insanely catchy the closer/title track is, I'm shocked it's only lasts a minute. But given his virility as a folk-pop peddler, leaving them wanting more is exactly the right thing to do.

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5

Yes

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5

A favorite of mine!

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5

oh baby baby baby naaaaaaaadaa

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5

Well that was a classic. Finally.

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5

It’s full of heart and soul. Incredible guitar work and earnest vocals. Father and Son made me tear up.

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5

One of my favorite albums, a must for anyone who likes Cat Stevens or classic 70s folk music Highlights: -Where do the Children Play? -Hard-Headed Woman -Wild World -Sad Lisa -Miles from Nowhere

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5

Beautiful album, was a favorite in my younger years and still holds up.

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5

I find it amazing how each song on this album stands out from the other stylistically. Songwriting at the highest level.

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5

Chefs kiss emoji

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5

Instant 5 stars for me. This is one of my all time favorites, and one I revisit frequently. Another one I have a hard time even putting into words. What can be said about Father and Son? or But I Might Die Tonight? Spent the day listening to various mixes of this album. Tea for the Tillerman 2 is wild. Love the addition of strings.

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5

Really liked this! Wish the title track was a proper song rather than a minute long

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5

Needs no description. It’s just so fucking good through and through.

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5

Beautiful.

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5

i ADORE "wild world", so I'm quite biased :)

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5

Heel leuk album. Je zou denken dat Sufjan Stevens en Cat Stevens familie zijn van elkaar, omdat de muziekstijl wel wat weg heeft van elkaar. Toch is er blijkbaar geen verwantschap tussen de twee.

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5

I liked it. Sincere, simple, beautiful.

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5

Bloody great, will listen again :)

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5

Me gustaron todas las canciones, la verdad. Sintetiza muy bien toda la buena vibra hippie setentera a la que el indie dosmilero le debe tanto. Mención honorífica para “Hard Headed Woman” <3

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5

Good guitar album with excellent texts.

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5

I liked this more than I thought I would. Easy listening all the way through but with enough variation between songs to keep me interested.

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5

The easiest way for me to describe this album is simple, it’s basically the beauty of a Studio Ghibli film condensed into an album, and no I’m not just saying that cause the album art kinda reminds me of them. Anyways, it’s a lovely little folk album.

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5

Awesome

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5

I. Love. This. Album. SO MUCH. Cat Stevens is so good, and I have always loved them. This album is EXCELLENT. 5 stars xD

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5

Another 5 star album

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5

Perfect for a Sunday-afternoon listen. Find it on vinyl if you can.

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5

Solid good album. All songs blend together. One or two noticable songs.

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5

Banger after banger

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5

Father and son is top. The rest of the album is really good.

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5

An album that was part of the soundtrack of my life growing up. In addition to Cat Steven's great voice, the songs touch on basic universal human feelings. A classic that doesn't age.

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5

An old favorite of mine. I love the golden age of Cat Steven's and this is his very best. 5 stars

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5

Excellent album, he had a lot to say and he was on the money, where will the children play indeed.

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5

Honestly loved this. Great album front to back

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5

9/10. I like Cat Stevens.

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5

Loved this. 9

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5

My favorite Cat Stevens album

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5

zaebumba

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5

Classic, no one quite like Cat Stevens.

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5

The last track! 😍 I want it to go on forever, but it doesn’t. The chorus! I play this track over and over. What a baller move to end this album on that unresolved chord. I associate Cat Steven’s with so many pieces of video media as well. “This is Us” uses him almost obsessively. And the title track of which I am enamored is from “Extras”. All in all, good vibes on this album and some substance

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5

Chill album. Good background music but full of depth if you want to listen closely. The two big hits on the album bring some extra energy as well

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5

Chill album. Good background music but full of depth if you want to listen closely. The two big hits on the album bring some extra energy as well

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5

Basically perfection

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5

hard headed woman wild world father and son

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5

A true classic in my opinion. This album brings me a lot of joy

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5

Pretty much perfection.

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5

nice music to listen when you're bored

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5

Great album. The titular track is a personal highlight, and of course wild world slaps from beginning to end

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5

I remember discovering Cat Stevens as a high schooler. Best decision I ever made. This has been, and still remains, one of my favorite albums to put on when I'm having a bad day.

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5

Much more enjoyable than I had expected. Some absolute bangers on here, particularly Miles From Nowhere. Saved 5/11 songs onto my Spotify.

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5

schöne Songs, erinnern an die Jugendzeit

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5

I went through a Cat Stevens phase last year and listened to this one a few times. This might be his best, and it's very listenable end-to-end with "wild world" and "father and son" the clear hits. I'm going to check out the "father and son" 2020 remake where he sings with his 22-year old self!

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5

Great album ands made better on a quiet Sunday morning. There are some amazing tracks on here. Emotional and though provoking.

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5

A true classic. Beautiful.

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5

This was great, varied and powerful lyrics

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5

Beautiful songwriting and great lyrics, but the dynamics are really what got me. Stevens is equally powerful whether he be a whispering breeze or a howling gale. In a genre that can often find itself with the dynamics of a snack pack of vanilla pudding, this was quite refreshing.

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5

Clássico.

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5

Pop folk done right, perfectly even in places. It doesn't matter that Wild World and Father & Son have been played to death by others. This has the title track and the sublime Into White.

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5

An absolute masterpiece. It's a flawless album from end to end. Cat has a remarkable talent for drawing listeners in and connecting with them while bearing his soul. And he does it with beautiful pop-folk arrangements, gorgeous melodies, and emotional poignant lyricism. He stirs my soul in a way that no other artist can. I adore this album!

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5

Simply beautiful. I loved this so so much.

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5

Fundamental, um dos prediletos da casa. Sequência magnética.

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5

This healed my soul a little bit.

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5

Decent, some nice hits

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5

Behold, the power of association! I won't share the story here as no one would care except me, but this album has one of the most acutely direct associations with a time in my life and a person (sweet and melancholy memories wrapped in nostalgia) that it is more challenging for me to just hear the album on its own. That's perfectly fine, of course, as art is that which we experience as art, music is that which we experience as music, and we can never separate our subjectivity from the experience. This is hardly the only album or song for which this kind of memory flood rushes in -- everyone has a long list, I know. And there are times when a song, artist, or album has a strong association but the music doesn't hit us the same way. This album stands up well for me. I love the songwriting, and it's all performed superbly well. I feel like I'm listening to some real poetry and storytelling, and the music accompanying the lyrics is compelling to me. I'm a bit overdone with 'Wild World,' but that's just because it's been everywhere for so long. I particularly love 'Where Do The Children Play?', 'Miles From Nowhere', and 'On The Road To Find Out'.

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5

For those who like Hal Ashby and Wes Anderson films. Your mileage my vary if you have Daddy Issues. It makes me worry about whether or not I've done well by my son. It also just makes me miss my dad.

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5

This is actually my first time listening to a Cat Stevens album, this was very good really enjoyed it somewhere between a 4 and a 5, then, 2nd last track father and son, wow straight into the five star album bucket. What a song and what an album, this is a must listen to Folk album…

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5

Cat Stevens and this album has been in regular rotation in my life from before I could form memories. Yet I hadn’t listened to the whole album in decades. When the opening notes of the album started, I got goosebumps and all the bad in the world melted away by a voice that has comforted me since I could barely walk. I cannot overstate how much I love this album. Another reminder to forget about all those greatest hits collections and get back to spending some real quality time with great albums. The prodigal son returns and TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN has been waiting to welcome me home.

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5

Wonderful to spend time with this old favorite.

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Love it!

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5

How happy I was to listen to this today. I wish I had better words to talk about it. It's beautiful. It's both nostalgic and timeless. A few limited observations among many: The lyrics of "Into White" intrigued me. I love the build-up in "Miles from Nowhere" as his search progresses. And as the father of a teenage son, "Father and Son" caught me by surprise and took the wind out of me.

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5

An old favorite of mine. I love the golden age of Cat Steven's and this is his very best. Starts with the epic where do the children play continues with great song after great song peaking at the tear jerking Father an Son. And my old A & M vinyl sounds FANTASTIC! 5 🌟

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5

Top album classique. A ecouter dans ca vie. 5*

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5

Such a great album!

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5

Helmax. Trekker selvsagt frem hitene "wild world" og "Father and Son". Selv om det går litt i det samme så er alle sangene lytterverdige. ingen svake spor. Dette er ikke grensesprengende nytt eller innovativt, men det er perfekt i det man prøver å få til - viser. jeg gir denne topp score. Kommer til å ta den med videre.

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5

Jeg liker alt ved dette. Behagelig lydbilde, fine melodier, noen skikkelige klassikere. Mer av dette.

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5

THIS is the album I expected from Simon & Garfunkel. Melodic and inventive but earthy and approachable at the same time. I’ve kind of ignored Yusuf because all the people I’ve known who loved him were jerks, but after hearing this, I’m planning a deep dive into his catalog.

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5

Enjoyed this album a lot. I knew a bit of the songs but I have this thing where I don’t remember who sings them. This album was chill, a bit sad and a bit hopeful. Really dug it’s vibe and style.

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4

Best track: Miles From Nowhere and the obvious Father And Son.

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4

Album with some original classics

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4

softy!

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4

Många fina bitar.

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4

Excellent, simply excellent.

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4

Cool Cat Stevens.

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4

I enjoyed it, I saved a couple songs to add to my own personal playlist for 2021. 😄

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4

Really like the art. Love Cat Stevens singing, the guitar is very comforting. I like the almost fantasy-like feeling mixed with almost country vibes. Where do the children play is quite a banger.

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4

I never listened to The Cat much but this album was good. It’s like a stranger James Taylor record.

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4

Not a big fan but good

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Father and Son is an absolute masterpiece of a track. Wild World is also on here, which is amazing. I was going to give this a 3, but there's some strong songwriting here that I really resonate with, so it goes up a star.

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4

Slower, softer music. Easy listening

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4

Father and Son is beautiful and heartbreaking

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4

I had only ever heard a handful of Cat Stevens songs before today. Very chill album that I thoroughly enjoyed.

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4

Sweet and gentle, deeply charming songs with hidden depths.

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Hay un remaster del 2020 porque cumplió 50 años. A veces tengo que repetir la resta para corroborar que 1970 está a 50 años de distancia. La verdad es que hay muchas canciones de Cat Stevens que me gustan y un par de ellas están en este disco, así que de entrada me gustó escucharlo completo (no lo había hecho antes). Creo que como disco del género singer-songwriter es muy bueno: canciones pegajosas, bonitas letras, arreglos interesantes a voces (como en Longer Boats) y harta guitarra. Por otro lado, fuera del género, podría sentirse aburrido y demasiado meloso.

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1. Where do the children play? 2. Hard headed woman 3. Wild world 4. Sad Lisa 5. Miles from nowhere 6. But I might die tonight 7. Longer boats 8. Into white 9. On the road to find out 10. Father and son 11. Tea for the Tillerman Highlights: 2, 3, 4 (melancolía), 5 (happy beat), 9, 10 (reflexión bonita)

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4

Also nice. Has one or two songs I will return to.

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4

Fantastic.

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4

Echt heerlijk jammen op gitaar

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4

Decent listen but not my cuppa

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4

Strong start and finish. 1 funky song. Fucking father and son man. I was at work; didn't need to cry at work.

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Thought I’d hate it. Then actually enjoyed it lol

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4

i don't love cat stevens, but that was pretty good.

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I've never really listened much to Cat Stevens in the past, and this album was a pleasant break from some of the stuff I've gotten on this list lately. the lyrics are amazing, accompanied with music that hits you like a truck. I will admit, after listening to this, I am open to listening to more of Cat Steven/Yusuf Islam's work in the future.

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4

It's very good folk music, perhaps even the best on this list so far. But that can't save it from the fact that it's still folk music and I hate it

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Bueno

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4

Bit boring on album level, but likeable songs anyway, nice melancholic vibe.

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Ni sé bien qué género sea esto, wiki dice que folk rock, pero suena bien. Me gustó en general y especialmente "Wild World", que al parecer es su canción más popular. Conocía a Cat Stevens sólo de nombre, tons estuvo bien oír este disco suyo. Las otras dos canciones que disfruté mucho son "Miles From Nowhere" y "But I Might Die Tonight". Su voz me agradó, tiene como una energía peculiar y la instrumentación, todo combinó bonito. 8/10.

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Quel album! Je trouve du réconfort dans la voix de Cat Stevens malgré qu'elle soit atypique. Outre le classique Wild World, j'aurai toujours un faible pour la pièce Father and son. Je trouve ça simple et efficace, pas trop de flafla mais pas monotone pour autant.

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un autre grand bonne voix inspirant son succes en témoigne

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4

Beautiful.

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Me encanta. Moñas como uno es. Para días de lluvia, para regodearse en la melancolía. Como algo tan moñas puede hacerte sentirte tanto.

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No sé... Es un disco bonito. No le puse atención a las letras como de costumbre, pero los sonidos son gentiles y ralajantes. Me aburrió un poco, pudo haber sido mi mood though. Me gustó On the Road to Find Out, creo que es la canción más emocionante del disco. Mood: en un jardín inglés sintiéndome discípulo de Lewis Carroll

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4

Didn't think i'd like but some very nice music

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Very relaxing

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4

Father and Son 😢

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4

Très bon album, très chouette découverte !

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4

Très cool, très posé !

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I have this one on vinyl, so I put it on the platter and gave it a listen. All in all, a good album. There are some really good tunes on here, “Father and Son” being one of them. I can see how/why this album made this list

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4

Cat Stevens is a storyteller who just happens to sing. Solid, well put together album.

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4

Chill and relaxed. Felt sunny

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This is a fine album and has the song "Wild World" but more importantly the titular track is the closing theme from Extras (brings it up at least one full star).

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I really like the  hits on this LP and they are not overplayed to the extent that I can't listen to them anymore. The rest of the album is also decent although not well known to me. Hard Headed Woman and Miles From Nowhere stand out favourably among the songs that weren't hits Father and Son is special imo for two reasons. First, I expect we all noticed how the voice he uses when he sings the father's dialogue is different from the voice he uses when singing the son's dialogue. There is more to this than meets the ear. If you want to change the key in which you are singing, you also have to change the key you play the guitar which means changing the chords to be consistent with the different key. Kris Kristofferson does this on The Pilgrim Chapter 33  where he sings and strums the first half of the song in the key of G but just before the second verse he switches things up and starts to strum and sing in the key of D. (This will make even the best Karaoke singers sound foolish once the second verse starts if they don't know what's about to happen.) But I digress. In Father and Son, the chords don't change from verse to verse which means the  key stays the same. Cat Stevens delivers the different voice by singing the Son's dialogue a full octave higher. Having the vocal range to sign a song in two different octaves is impressive. The second reason the song is special relates to how the meaning of the song to his audience has changed in the decades since its release. Initially his audience in the 70s must have  thought "the old man doesn't get how the world works these days" but later in life this may have changed to "the son should accept the wisdom he's being offered." Personally, I now think both father and son were right. This is one of these LPs where his actions outside of music help  justify a high rating.  As a teenager growing up in Sudbury I recall the reaction when he went from being Cat to being Yusuf. The common view was he had succumbed to a cult and / or had gone crazy. In those days the media would not help frame things differently. I think his turning to Islam caused at least  some of his fans to think more freely, become more accepting and by now hopefully hold the view that his name change from Cat to Yusuf is no more deserving of negativity than his name change from Steve to Cat was. 

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Het eerste nummer kwam me ergens bekend voor. 'Wild world' is het meest gekende van dit album, maar niet het beste nummer. Al bij al een goed album

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Jack and I lay back and thoroughly enjoyed this one. I've always loved 'Wild World' and 'Father and Son' but this whole album gives me a feeling of transcendence (it's probably because we were laying down in a very relaxed state for the entire album but still). 'Miles From Nowhere' does kick up a bit at times and 'On The Road To Find Out' is a pretty perky tune but generally, it's chilled throughout. The best part of this album, however, is the reminder of Andy Milman and Ross Kemp that we get from Tea For The Tillerman.

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4

This was a very chill album. Nice and relaxing. Had a nostalgic feel to it. 4/5 stars

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4

Very good. A little folksy. Good 70s folk rock. Includes some classics i've known for a long time

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4

Great. very familiar.

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4

Very good, I liked it quite a lot. The only track I knew so far was Wild World but that turned out to be one of the weakest tracks of the album.

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Splendid album! A strong start to this challenge. A relaxing and smart album. Cat Stevens is apparently a lot more than Wild World. Who knew? It's the kind of album you can listen to several times and remember each song. I hear something new each time.

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Relaxing and fun to listen to. You should listen to this album atleast once before you die.

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Father And Son will always be close to my heart, such a good song. And discovered some of the other bangers on the album

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This English folk rock album will transport you to simpler times, where it always feels like summer and the plans for the day include a hike followed by a picnic. Bring some Tea for the Tillerman!

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Soft/Acoustic Rock Favorite Song: Wild World Really enjoyed this album. A nice chill, downtempo listen.

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Rolling hills vibes, chill

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Amazing songwriting! But a bit chil and slow for my taste

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens has a great voice and great lyrics. Not a single instrument is out of place on this album.

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Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Hard headed woman, Wild world, Father and son

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Mooi album

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Good chill acoustic

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Not gonna lie, I went into this thinking it was gonna be shit hippie music. I was wrong. It is only 10% shit hippie music. The other 90% is pretty rad and chill.

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Remember when this guy advocated for the death of Salman Rushdie via death fatwa

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I'm rounding up from a 3.5 because I'll listen to this again. Few hits on there and songs like Sad Lisa & Miles From Nowhere are worth a listen. Pleasant, mellow, inoffensive.

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Nice and relaxing

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"Well, you roll on roads Over fresh green grass For your lorry loads Pumping petrol gas" wild world is so catchy Sad Lisa is an odd song considering he said it was about himself "’Cause I’ll drink to you, my baby I’ll think to that, I’ll think to that" "Be straight, think right" But I might die tonight! super super catchy album longer boats is a banger, I'm a sucker for songs with boats or water you can definitely see this is before his Buddhist part and definitely before his conversion to islam "For you will still be here tomorrow But your dreams may not" had to Google this as I heard the boyzone version obviously it was somewhere deep in the back of my mind "’Cause while the sinners sin The children play Oh Lord, how they play and play For that happy day" really surprised by this album 4 - enjoyed it, will listen again

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I know this album a bit already. where do the children play: nice song./ hard headed woman: good, but not a classic perhaps wild world: a great song sad lisa: miles from nowhere: but i might die tonight: longer boats - bit repetitive. into white - bit too soft on the road to find out: father and son: tea for the tillerman:

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Short and sweet, very nice

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3 1/2

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Cat Stevens reflects on the world in front of him as he sees it, asking fundamental questions and offering humble advice. He tends to come at you slowly and then all at once with a jolt of emotion as if his patience has run out. It’s during these 0-60 moments with this sense that he’s betrayed or surprised himself with outburst that he carries a unique sincerity. Where do the children play. Miles from nowhere. On the road to find out.

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It has some weird lyrics and follows a lot of musical clichés but it sounds nice. 8

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Pleasant folk rock, nice music and nice songwriting. I think the lyrics were a little heavy-handed at times. 7/10

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Solid album, could use a bit more variation in flavor maybe.

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Caught me by surprise - such an easy listen. Very enjoyable

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Folk rock lento de Cat Stevens... Dos megahits.

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Great songwriting, acoustic mastery

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Classic Cat right here. In my adolescence I used to think this guy was corny as fuck, but in my adulthood his earnest charm has been slowly eroding my defenses and, at 40, I reckon I could say I'm a fan. I'm a guitar teacher and have taught his tunes for years, but it was more from wanting to share the wider repertoire of guitar with students than from being a fan. Well... rock on... no, that's not right.. folk on, Mr. Cat!

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classic

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Je n'ai pas grand chose à raconter sur ce projet, étant en proie à une semaine qui s'annonce très éprouvante temporellement, je vous prie de bien vouloir comprendre que je ne peux me permettre de prendre le temps d'écrire des reviews brillantes. J'ai eu Robert au téléphone, il comprend et ne m'en tient pas rigueur. Un album qui ne demande qu'à confirmer donc.

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This is pretty much the gold standard for singer songwriters of the 1970s, both for it's quality and for its themes of reflection and search for meaning. Beautiful, melodic songs, with balanced, elegant arrangements. There's something in Stevens' delivery that makes him seem like he was beamed in from another time, long ago - a pop star Thoreau come to tell us, "Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity!" He's still on the journey himself at this point, of course. But it's delightful to ride along with him for a while. Listen in a sunny window, cup of tea at hand. Fave Songs: Wild World, Sad Lisa, Father and Son, Hard Headed Woman

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Beautiful music, lovely vocals, gorgeous production, a fine, fine album.

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yes

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Great album!!!

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A little more mellow than my usual listening but I enjoy the simplicity and the melody.

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This was very pleasant. Thought I didn't know any Cat Stevens songs but turns out I knew two of these!

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Must have been 10 years ago since the last time I listened to this album. The music is easily 5 stars just like any other Cat Stevens album from that period, but -1 for the lyrics.

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Mila odmiana po dog manowym starze, nadal wyspy brytyjskie, ale tym razem o wiele bardziej folkowo, chociaz jest to dosc mocno popularny styl folka, ale nie na tyle populary zebym kojarzyl tytul czy artyste, jak na ignoranta muzycznego przystalo, wiec Cat Stevens lub obecnie grajacy pod pseudonimem Yusuf Islam, z dosc oczywistych wzgledow, to artysta londynski grajacy folka opartego na brzmieniu akustyka oraz klawiszy, dodatkowymi instrumentami pojawiajacymi sie na plycie sa smyczki, kontrabas, drumsy, kongosy czy wiolaczela, ale nigdzie album nie sprawia wrazenia przytloczenia instrumentami, melodycznie i lirycznie jest prosto, a jednak tak bogato, bo proste kawalki, pozostawiaj pole do wolnej interpretacji, glownym motywem beda duchowe poszukiwania, chyba nic dziwnego jak na artyste ktory zmienil imie na islam, ale nawet songi, ktore sie dobrze sprzedaly, to jest wild world, z na pierwszy rzut oka wyglada jak typowy love song, czy raczej after love song, bo bardziej o rozejsciu sie pary, a prawdopobnie traktuje on o przejsciach Cata, ktory rok przed nagraniem tego albumu zdychal na gruzlice i odme plucna i zegnal sie ze swiatem, tak obrocil losy i pewnie tez stad motyw poszukiwania czegos nowego, czy to artystycznie czy duchowo, o ile wild worlda skojarzylem praktycznie po kilku nutkach, tak jeszcze jeden traczek byl mi znany z straznikow galaktyki voliumarza drugiego, na endingu byl father and son, jestem pewien ze jeszcze longer boats gdzies mi sie obil o uszy, ale juz nie zgadne gdzie, chyba od czasu albumu Cohena nie bylo pika ktory tak lirycznie do mnie trafil, ze w kazdym traku mozna cos dla siebie wyluskac, chociaz tylko 36 minut na 11 kawalkow, to nie ma zadnych filerowych miejsc, gdyby tylko troche bardziej surowo byl wyprodukowany, bo jednak slychac spore katowanie overdubowaniem tam gdzie bardziej skomplikowane partie ala smyczki+gitarka z kontrabasem perfekcjonizm wykonania odbiera autentycznosci, ale calosciowo ale jest to przypadlosc tylko we fragmentach albumu, jako calosc przybilbym stempel autentycznosci, glownie przez strone wokalno liryczna, na plejke wrzuce wild worlda i miles from nowhere, a na liste do przesluchania albumow musi zostac dodane Tea for the Tillerman 2, ktore ukazalo sie w tamtym roku na 50lecie, jedynie po okladce widze, ze pan sternikowy z okladki wszedl w ere kosmiczna, tak samo dzieciarnia na drzewach, ciekawe bedzie uslyszec tego samego artyste po 50 latach

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Pretty standout folk record. Favorites: Where do the children play?, Wild World, Sad Lisa

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Float downriver on a boat of pure songcraft, expertly steered by yer man Yusuf/Cat.

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This was quite the nice listen! Very quirky

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This is very decent. I know this album pretty well and it certainly passes the test of time!

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4/5

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Prima Yusuf!

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a gem - a bit too earnest at points but some superbly crafted songs. 4.

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Wild World is a classic for a reason. Genuinely calming album. Hard headed woman is my next favorite from this album. Quickly became a favorite and I'm glad I discovered it.

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Not my first experience of this album, it's a classic and deservedly so. I like it very much.

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Overall a great album. For me it has some song-making cliches that makes it a bit boring at times, still I believe it's a must listen.

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Heard it many times. Foreigner still my favorite Cat Stevens album.

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Never judge an album by its artwork. I was pleasantly surprised by this. Enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Still humming Wild World..

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Good mood, thought out lyrics, FATHER AND SON

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12th November 2021 Listened mainly while getting the front room ready for Jake, jess and the boys to come and stay for the weekend. Love this album, feels like maturing and developing throughout. I imagine it keeps on giving as you move through life.

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Honestly a nice listen, not too overwhelming. Father and son is a classic. Little lacking of highs and the voice does get a bit too annoying for 5 Stars

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Nice little acoustic bops. Sad lisa being a highlight.

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Better than I thought. It grew on me

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Good stuff, will possibly listen to the odd track again, here and there.

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Arrived at Cat Stevens a long time ago via Harold and Maude and always liked it a lot. There can be a certain preachiness to his lyrics and can maybe err on the side of softness and lightness but I think this album is pretty perfect.

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cosa vuoi dirgli a Cat, voto 7.5 ma due singoloni elevano la questione

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Good listen

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One of the most underrated songwriters out there

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Golden hippie music. Sgt Pepper probably got high listening to this album.

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Very cool!

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Pretty folk rock. Not sure how to articulate it but there’s a certain charm that draws me in. Maybe it’s in Stevens’ voice, his words or the instrumentation. Who knows?

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De va mysigt!!

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I liked the album a lot. It had many really good songs and an overall nice sound. Good album

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Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens (1970) This is a beautiful album, which I first heard in 1970 or 1971, thanks to my older sister. I’ve listened to it hundreds of times since, and it always inspires. The Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) was once approached by a man after a concert who made a critical observation: “Herr Bruckner, your symphonies are too long!” Bruckner replied, “On the contrary, my good man, it is you who are too short.” It takes patience and a willingness to sit still, if you want to ‘get it’. Any critic (e.g., Robert Christgau, The Village Voice, 6/10/71) who complains that Tea for the Tillerman is ‘repetitive’ and ‘melodically uninteresting’ is merely revealing a similar weakness as a listener. Lovers of music must not have the attention span of a gnat. Singer/songwriter Cat Stevens displayed rare talent on this breakout album that goes far beyond the ‘hits’ “Wild World” and “Father and Son”. Indeed, most people who love this record probably have other more beloved tracks, and there are plenty from which to choose. For me, it’s “Sad Lisa”, but that’s probably due to what some would call my paternalistic and condescending misogyny. Tough. To fully appreciate Tea for the Tillerman, the listener must sit still. Please do. Stevens’ comfortingly baritone voice has a slightly croaky timbre and lacks tonal precision, but is unquestionably authentic—essential for grabbing hold of the penetrating and thoughtful (if sometimes overly didactic) lyrics, like: “The answer lies within, so why not take a look now? Kick out the devil’s sin, pick up a good book now.” (and not just any Book will do, Yusuf). There are some splendid arrangements, with eloquent strings and expressive yet restrained percussion. On “Sad Lisa”, sit still and listen carefully to delicate features such as the suddenly tripled piano arpeggio at 1:07, the violin solo at 1:52, and pizzicato strings at 3:30. And that’s not to mention the deft percussive clicking and barely discernible guitar plucking. Someone paid a lot of attention to arranging this track, even if the performance is minutely flawed by dropped tempo and two stumbles on the piano. I was pleasantly impressed on this listen with the extraordinary contributions of Alun Davies on fingerstyle acoustic guitar and backing vocals, correcting my earlier mistaken assumptions. Davies did much to create the classic ‘Cat Stevens’ sound. I’ll have to give a fresh listen to Teaser and the Firecat this afternoon. Look at irony in the cover art (painted by Stevens himself). Soil-shaping tiller-men are likely not known for taking tea (I dunno; ask the British). Whenever a broad shouldered tiller-man does take tea, however, I suppose he is most suitably pictured with an oversized mug fitted for large rugged hands and beefy fingers. With such an accommodation, he can savor all the delicate sensory pleasures, just like your Aunty. If he sits still. 4/5

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I’m not too familiar with Cat Stevens, but I found this album to be very pleasant. Stevens’ brand of folk is fairly typical of the time being driven by piano and guitar. He has an impeccable sense of melody but for me, this music just doesn’t push the boundaries.

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Very enjoyable

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This album is the embodiment of the good kind of classic rock and folk for me. Hard to wrap my mind around it being 50 years old and still so relevant. Wild World was a favourite before today. The version of Father and Son as a duet between his older and younger selves on the 50th anniversary rerecording hits harder than the original but it's a classic sound.

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Was familiar with this one, my dad likes Cat Stevens. Is a good listen, relaxing.

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What a pleasant listen. Stevens weaves great stories into enjoyable folk melodies so well, it just puts you in a good mood. Really well crafted from start to finish.

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Gotta love Cat, have this one at home. Very good

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Favourite songs: - Where do the children play - Wild world - Sad Lisa

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Þekkti öll lögin. Svo mér líður bara vel að hafa farið í þessa nostalgíu.

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Surprisingly good.

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Very easy to listen to, and I understand the folksy potency of Yusuf very well now after listening to this. That being said, it did dip a few times for me.

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Very good, calming music that was put together well

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While folk music is not my usual cup of coffee, I find one cannot help but be touched by the poignant material in this album. I think we can all agree this is a classic.

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Chilled, beautiful music.

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Quality album

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Love it. I think I even mostly succeeded in listening to it without really thinking about a single Wes Anderson movie. I'm not sure I had ever heard "Miles from Nowhere" before, but now I've heard it twice in an hour. Really good tune - almost has classic Elton John vibes. Lyrics here and there don't always land, but overall this was a very pleasant way to start my Monday.

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Cat Steven's was supposed to be the patron saint of the patchouli-infused bedsit dweller, and as such I thought it would all be a little more fey than this. I like it when there's a bit of bite in Stevens' voice! 'Wild World', despite its rather patronising chorus hook, and 'Father and Son' are rightly lauded as standouts. The other thing that struck me is the production - every instrument feels very live and present. I'd happily listen to this again.

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Love me a bit of Cat Stevens/Yusuf.

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In all honesty, its a classic. Not my genre at all, but its really good

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Un dels discos de folk rock amb millors melodies i arranjaments. Punt àlgid en la carrera de Cat Stevens, temes com 'Wild World' alegren qualsevol dels dies

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Very enjoyable listen. Good songwriting, good melodies.

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I love this album. It's simple, whimsical and beautiful.

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Just an album of good old acoustic guitar pop, and there's nothing wrong with that. Some timeless songs on this record, and an all round easy listen.

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Brilliant and masterful folk pop album. It was a smash hit when it came out and that's totally understandable with great instant classic songs like Father And Son, Wild World or On The Road To Find Out.

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Classic folk rock album with a lot of hits that is now part of the pop culture. Rock & roll hall of fame !

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I loved Wild World as a child, and I love it now. Father and Son is beautifully poignant. The album is much more than these two singles though. Hard Headed Woman, Sad Lisa, Where do the Children Play are all great tracks. It can veer towards being a little samey but overall an excellent singer songwriter with nice melodies, arrangements, and lyrics.

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4.5

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Much better than I expected.

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This is a good example of why I'm visiting this site. An album sprinkled with timeless gems (most notably Wild World and Father and Son) that I've never listened to front to back. Overall I enjoyed it and was happy to discover Miles From Nowhere. Cat Stevens is iconic and his distinct vocals on this one is a big reason. Bonus points for the subtle string arrangement from Del Newman. I'll have to revisit his work with other artists after reading his resume. Tough one to rate since it's my first: 3.75 of 5

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This is a tough one to rate. It fires on a bunch of cylinders that I'll always love: psychedelic fuzz, organ, sad strings, a mix of genre influences in a cohesive sound. I was left a little wistful, generously, at the end.

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Muy bueno

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Another one my Dad loves. It is lovely, melodic, folksy and yearning. It sometimes is a little too folksy and a bit of the middle sags somewhat. But around that lull are some perfect songs. And I mean perfect songs.

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I enjoy the pleasant, soft folk music of this album. Although the song structures and such are somewhat predictable I can see myself listening to the album more in the future.

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3.75

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This was lame but also cool? Just little ditties on the acoustic and clean singing. Really wussy and a bit sickly sweet, but can't give it less than 3/5.

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Some good tunes

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Cat Stevens' voice reminds me a lot of Eddie Vedder's. It's a measured tone to the songs, but holds a lot of meaning and emotion in the words

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Solid

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Fav Song: Hard Headed Woman

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El disco tiene música muy agradable. Alguna canción me recordó “Blackbird”, y creo que este disco quedaría buen como música de fondo para una comida o un tecito, pero ninguna canción se me hizo espectacular.

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Wild World and Father And Son are the two hit songs.

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Wild world. Sweet folk

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Better than I was expecting, but I've never really been able to get into Cat Stevens

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Nice and mellow. I used to hate this, but I think it is growing on me.

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Never listened to this album. Know Cat Stevens for several famous track... Top track: Sad Lisa

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meh

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Alright

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De la très belle guitare, agréable à l'écoute. Mon hit: Wild world, classique

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Folk. Melódico y tranquilo, aunque aburridito.

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"Wild Word" by far the best and most popular song. Rest of the album is alright - nothing crazy. 6/10.

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🤔🤔🤔 7/10

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I was pleasantly surprised by this. Folk with a hint of prog with some fine arrangements

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Album très écoutable mais rien d’innonvateur! Une voix B+ et une guitare, mais des bonnes mélodies Je l’évite rien Je lévite rien

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Better than expected

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"I know a lot of fancy dancers People who can glide you on a floor They move so smooth but have no answers When you ask, "Why'd you come here for?"" (Hard headed woman) "Well I found myself alone Hoping someone would miss me Thinking about my home and the last woman to kiss me" (On the road to find out) Todo en este disco me resulta más familiar de lo que pensaba que iba a ser. Buena escucha, la verdad.

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Not bad

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J’aime son style, mais j’attendais la toune qui rock et qui roll chaque fois qu’une toune finissait. Ça m’a déçu.

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The title track is an obvious tune (mainly because of Extras...) but I did enjoy the whole album. V easy to listen to.

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Classic 70s folk. BT: Where Do the Children Play?, Wild World, Tea for the Tillerman

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- very calming, lets SIP A TEA TOGETHER - ooh baby its a wild world...du udu du dudun

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Can't be mad at this. Good listen.

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3/5 there were some kind of interesting song, but ultimately not something to push it over the edge

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A chilled listen and some classics in there.

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Not really for me. It was fine though.

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I had to downvote this to three stars as I woke this morning and couldn’t remember more than a handful of tracks but it’s still lovely stuff

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Short and lovely.

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Really enjoyed it, will revisit

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Actually amazing album that falls flat from filler

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Chill album, a little folk-y at times for me but still some all-time classics on here from Mr. Cat Stevens. 3 stars.

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Loved it! Fun to listen the whole album for some good oldies feels. I knew the song Wild World but the rest were new to me.

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'70 blassic Pretty chill

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Жизненный альбом с простыми ритмами и гитарой. Душевный и эмоциональный альбом который в основном тащит вокалом, это самая запоминающаяся часть. Ночью может бы и послушал спокойненько. Знал трек Father And Son.

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Cat Stevens is always good to listen to. 3/5

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Cat Stevens is great and I'm glad I got to listen, but a bit slow.

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Not really my thing but I liked it. Weird inflection on words sounded like trolling and I appreciate that. I'm a big fan of mispronounced names.

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Very beautiful folk album.

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Instrumentation was okay but the melodies overall were fantastic.

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Fine, pretty mellow entry. Wild World certainly stands higher than the rest. The rest is very listenable, but a bit forgettable.

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September 10, 2021 "Wild World" is obviously a classic. The rest of this album is pretty good, with one or two standouts ("Sad Lisa", "Father and Son")

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Jedan divan album.

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2 песни культовые популярные. Фолкрок 70-тых 6,5/10

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there are a couple of really good songs but the album as a whole is kinda boring

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Ok - not really for me but harmless.

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- songs on here would be great for the spring - very chill - not really a get up a busy a move album - if i knew the lyrics i would be singing them on full max

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Used to love this album after watching Harold and Maude. Doesn't really hold up years later, every song sounds too much like a Bank commercial (this ain't the fault of Yusuf, its just that his unique pop poet style has been appropriated for commercial gain)

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He is aiming for some big songs here This is serious songwriting stuff, he means it Father and Son is huge This is the kind of stuff people really care about

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This sounds way more modern than it is. Sufjan Stevens vibes.

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Very pleasant

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Chai tea flavored mornings

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Enjoyable folky fare.

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6/10

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Folky goodness - some Jethro Tull style vocal embellishments made me smile. I’m also reminded of the busker who played Wild World non stop for years outside my old office.

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The album is just catchy enough to keep you listening and just deep enough to keep you thinking. I personally think "Miles From Nowhere" is the standout track, but I complete understand why the stand-out hits ('Where Do The Children Play?', 'Hard Headed Woman;, 'Wild World' and 'Father An Son') are what they are as well. I honestly have no idea how the Flaming Lips could claim that 'Fight Test' was not directly *ehm* "influenced" *ehm* by 'Father And Son'. Uncanny similarities aside, the album was a good listen on it's own two feet.

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Yusuf heeft er mooie nummers tussen zitten maar heel opzwepend is het allemaal niet.

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Ik vond dit wel mooi eigenlijk. Father and Son is een prachtig nummer maar de rest van dit album is ook helemaal niet verkeerd.

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Best aangenaam.

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fucking beautiful some of the songs are shit

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Sounds like a 70th's album. Two classic songs including One I didnt know the wrote

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ok, bit too folky for my tastes hard heraded woman and longer boats are best 2 songs

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Good Sunday morning music

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I've only heard a few Cat Stevens songs before, but I didn't know they were Cat Stevens songs until listening to this record. I enjoyed moments of this album, but as a whole it's quite a snore-fest. Nothing against Cat Stevens' talent, as he's a wonderful songwriter; It's just not for me.

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For intensely hippy stuff that was radio-played to death in its heyday, this still stands up pretty well.

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I do like cats. On a sliding scale of cats, from Lee Cattermole at the bottom to Thundercats at the top, this is somewhere in the middle. I enjoyed it more than I had expected to. I probably wouldn't rush to listen to it again but it was less bland than I had anticipated.

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Yusuf innit. I can play Wild World on guitar, so there you go.

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couple of bangers, the rest is a bit folk noncey. pleasant but nowhere near as fun as fat pete and his chubby happy little face. the cheeky scamp.

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Good tunes

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Wild world is a classic but I’m not much into cat Stevens

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-"Miles From Nowhere" gets moderately heavy -"But I Might Due Tonight" is a cool tune. The "you say so" part is cool -"Longer Boats" is nice enough -I like the intense-ish drum bits and the semi-yells in "On The Road To Find Out" -I want to say 4, but it is pretty darn slow and I don't really care to listen again...

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Non male, 'Wild world' e 'Longer Boats' sono conosciute e molto belle. In generale è un ascolto piacevole, ma niente di particolare, un 3 scarso.

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6.5/10 - Wild World is a top song

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Cat Stevens - under-rated. Retired far too soon.

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esse tipo de música folk não é muito minha praia, acho tudo muito épico, tira muito da natureza intimista que me faz gostar tanto do gênero, mas tenho que admitir a qualidade de algumas composições, e a atmosfera geral consegue me deixar um tanto imerso no álbum. mas é isso, tudo muito agradável, muito gostoso, não me instiga a pensar mais coisas, uma boa experiência.

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The slow 70s. Stevens get this album done in under 40 mins. Some folks say it's his best, but I'm not that big of a fan.

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reconheço o valor, mas não é meu estilo

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Nice album

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not bad

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S'écoute bien, Cat Stevens a une belle voix et un style reposant, mais un peu monotone.

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It's alright. Unfortunately I just hear Take That on Father and Son

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Very nice standard folk album. Nothing enough to break everything in one's path, but very enjoyable.

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A good album with a few real standouts but with some weaker spots here and there. Still, it's easy to see why it's considered a classic.

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Genre: Folk Pop 3/5 One of my mom's favorite artists, and her favorite album from him, Cat Stevens' (Yusuf Islam's) Tea for the Tillerman is absolutely adorable and a real sweet treat. Meant to be enjoyed in moderation, as too much over a short period of time may have adverse effects, including hugging every stranger you see on the street and/or happily whistling during each of your daily tasks. While being a total sweetheart, and an album with some big time hits on it (Wild World and Father & Son are two of the biggest tracks in the genre, not just Cat Stevens' career), it didn't quite go beyond moderate enjoyment levels for me. Totally accessible, and one of Cat Stevens' biggest triumphs overall, this is an album for the casual listener, as well as the uber folk fan, but it isn't going to blow anyone away. Decent.

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Nett!

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ok

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Solid album. Really good storytelling.

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Cat Stevens seems like a hippie, but his politics don't negatively impact this record too much. I love the singer-songwriter tone that is present throughout, but some songs are a little too repetitive and the melodies are a little annoying. My opinion might change in the future, but right now I really like Father and Son. I also like Where do the Children Play and Tea for the TIllerman, although the second one is more of a short closer.

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Really enjoyable. I was familiar with Wild World but nothing else. This one was inoffensive, but not enthralling enough for me to add to library. Songs added to Playlist: Wild World

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Yusuf on jääny tosi vähälle kuunnellu aina, mut nyt sai enemmän tarttumapintaa ja on sillä kyllä toimiva lauluääni, varsinki ku alkaa revittelee, mut biisit ainakin tällä levyllä jäi puhuttelematta sielua

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Hittibiisit oli rautaa ja muutenkin ihan tunnelmallinen pläjäys ja sopi aurinkoisen konttoripäivän tunnelmaan.

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I smell eight track cassettes owned by my Dad.

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ask not for whom the tea tills, it tills for thee

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You are young. That's your fault.

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Not.my type of music. But a few songs were enjoyable. Didn't save anything and the "hot" songs were not the ones I would have chose.

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Very eh

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Probably his most popular album...but I don‘t like it too much. Highly controversial person...somehow I feel a lot of ambivalence when listening to this.

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Folk-like

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1.5| lento, ñoño y hasta un poco aburrido el tipo de folk que no me gusta mucho

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2.5 | Nunca me ha llamado mucho Cat Stevens o Yusuf o como quiera que sea correcto llamarle. Se me hizo un disco difícil para calificar. Inició y se me hizo lenta la canción, la letra bien escrita pero algo cursi... de repente cuando falta poco menos de un minuto para que acabe la canción la levanta le mete ganas y termina muy bien. Empieza a sonar prometedor el disco. La segunda canción... se repite, rock folk tranquilo, que se va sintiendo medio lentón con un cello, falta un minuto... levanta la canción acaba chingón. Esto de levantar la canción no vuelve a ocurrir, me voy quedando solo con canciones bien escritas, agradables, con instrumentación si no novedosa ni super brillante, sí al menos variada. Sin embargo esas letras aunque bien escritas se siguen sintiendo más cursis que Simon, Garfunkel, Dylan o cualquiera de los otros folksosos que nos han tocado. Se sienten... "Preachy," medio obvias y en un disco de este tipo justo las letras son parte fundamental creo. Me agradó el disco, quizá demasiado tranquilo a ratos y aunque no tenga planes de meterlo a rotación hay calidad (tanto musical como lírica a pesar de lo cursi), quizá solo no es mi estilo.

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Well that was relaxing. happy places out of 5

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5

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So, if I was to compare this to our other 1970 folkie of the week, Paul Simon, I would say these songs seem much more genuine and when Cat tries to change pace or bend the genre a bit he’s totally within himself. So, I guess this is what all the girls listed to when their boyfriends played Led Zeppelin.

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La portada es genial. La música no me gustó tanto, la verdad. Su voz tiene un dejo de Van Morrison luego. Se me antojó escuchar a Van y dejar esto para otro momento. La primera está muy chida, la de dónde jugarán los niños. El resto no sé.

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Not overly impressive. Very bleh.

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Kinda weird..just ok

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I always mix up Cat Stevens with Ted Nugent because of Cat Scratch Fever. Color me confused. Anyway, when future generations look back at my notes, keep in mind that I'm not judging any of these musicians on their musical ability, skill, or talent. My notes are solely based on the likelihood that I would listen to the album again in the future.

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Several catchy songs but most of them blend together and drag. It’s just not my style

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As I sit here eating a novelty size neopolitan ice cream that's dripping through my fingers and onto my lap, I can't help but feel emotionally compelled to put my fist through my daughter's face.

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some songs nostalgic but overall i don’t like

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Surprisingly soulful, great production. Gets a little preachy.

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Not for me

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Me gusta Wild World y Father and Son, pero el resto me aburre

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snoozefest

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Not catchy, didn't liked it

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Not my vibe.

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Oh no, bit this again

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Overindulgent sentimental mush. Some nice tunes though

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ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne ne

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