Cat Stevens – Back To Earth (1978) [Official Digital Release] [2019, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Cat Stevens - Back To Earth (1978) [Official Digital Release] [2019, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]

Cat Stevens – Back To Earth (1978) [Official Digital Release] [2019, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]
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Total Size: 950 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Cat-O-Log Records | Genre: Pop Rock

In retrospect, it is not hard to find hints of a coming change in the final album Cat Stevens made before a near-death experience and a religious conversion. “I must be heading for a breakdown,” he notes in “Bad Brakes,” the album’s sole singles-chart entry; there are songs titles like “Last Love Song” and “Never”; and there is, throughout, an elegiac tone to the mostly quiet ballads. Continue reading “Cat Stevens – Back To Earth (1978) [Official Digital Release] [2019, Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res]”

Cat Stevens – Teaser And The Firecat (1971) [1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Cat Stevens - Teaser And The Firecat (1971) [1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Cat Stevens – Teaser And The Firecat (1971) [1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 698 MB (Hi-Res) + 221 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-244 | Genre: Folk Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Even as a serious-minded singer/songwriter, Cat Stevens never stopped being a pop singer at heart, and with Teaser and the Firecat he reconciled his philosophical interests with his pop instincts. Basically, Teaser’s songs came in two modes: gentle ballads that usually found Stevens and second guitarist Alun Davies playing delicate lines over sensitive love lyrics, and up-tempo numbers on which the guitarists strummed away and thundering drums played in stop-start rhythms. Continue reading “Cat Stevens – Teaser And The Firecat (1971) [1995, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Cat Stevens – Izitso (1977) [1996, MFSL Remastred, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Cat Stevens - Izitso (1977) [1996, MFSL Remastred, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Cat Stevens – Izitso (1977) [1996, MFSL Remastred, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 778 MB (Hi-Res) + 229 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | US | Cat#: MFSL 1-254 | Genre: Pop Rock
Half-Speed Mastered

Cat Stevens bounced back from the lackluster Numbers with an album of pop/rock songs that brought his usual rhythmic folk-rock into contemporary style with the Muscle Shoals rhythm section, a snappy Dave Kershenbaum production, and lots of synthesizers. Continue reading “Cat Stevens – Izitso (1977) [1996, MFSL Remastred, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]
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Total Size: 787 MB (Hi-Res) + 199 MB (CD-Quality) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Pressed In Japan | Cat#: MFSL 1-035 | Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock
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Cat Stevens tends to be lumped in with the early-’70s singer-songwriter school led by James Taylor and Carole King, but he actually fits in rather neatly with such wistful English contemporaries as Nick Drake, Syd Barrett, and Donovan. Tea for the Tillerman’s “Wild World,” “Into White,” and “Longer Boats” indicate that he may have been a more gifted tunesmith than the lot of them. As with the best of the Brit folk-rockers, Stevens mixed melancholy with whimsy. Yes, he was prone to airy platitudes, but when he harnessed his eccentricities, as he did throughout this 1970 masterwork Continue reading “Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) [1980, MFSL Remastered, CD-Quality + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip]”

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {1982, MFSL UHQR Remastered, CD-Format + Hi-Res Vinyl Rip}
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Total Size: 841 MB (Hi-Res) + 282 MB (CD-Format) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | Japan JVC Pressed | Cat#: MFQR 1-035 | Genre: Folk Rock, Pop Rock
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Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}
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Total Size: 1.48 GB (ISO) + 658 MB (FLAC) | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: Analogue Productions | USA | Cat#: CAPP 9135 SA | Genre: Folk Rock

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; Continue reading “Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {2011, Remastered, Hi-Res SACD Rip}”

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {2012, Reissue, WEB Hi-Res}

Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {2012, Reissue, WEB Hi-Res}

Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {2012, Reissue, WEB Hi-Res}
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Total Size: 1.24 GB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M | Genre: Folk Rock

Tea for the Tillerman is the fourth studio album by the singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This album, Stevens’ second during 1970, includes many of Stevens’ best-known songs including “Where Do the Children Play?”, “Hard Headed Woman”, “Wild World”, “Sad Lisa”, “Into White”, and “Father and Son”. Four of the tracks (“Where Do the Children Play?”, “On the Road to Find Out”, “Tea for the Tillerman”, and “Miles from Nowhere”) were featured in the Hal Ashby and Colin Higgins’s black comedy film Harold and Maude Continue reading “Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman (1970) {2012, Reissue, WEB Hi-Res}”

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) – The Laughing Apple (2017)

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) - The Laughing Apple (2017)

Cat Stevens (Yusuf) – The Laughing Apple (2017)
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Label: Cat-O-Log Records / Decca | EU | Cat#: 5770808 | Genre: Adult Comtemporary

There’s something about career milestones that make many artists look fondly to the past, and Yusuf — the artist who rose to international fame in the ’70s as Cat Stevens — is no different than anyone else in this respect. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of his first success on the U.K. charts with the single “I Love My Dog,” and on his album The Laughing Apple — the first for his own Cat-O-Log label — he explicitly looks back to his early days, albeit filtered through the eyes of experience. Continue reading “Cat Stevens (Yusuf) – The Laughing Apple (2017)”

Cat Stevens – Gold (2005)

Cat Stevens - Gold (2005)

Cat Stevens – Gold (2005)
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Total Size: 753 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: A&M / Universal | USA | Cat#: B0005420-02 | Genre: Pop Rock

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. Continue reading “Cat Stevens – Gold (2005)”

Cat Stevens – Three (1996) {3CD-Set, MFSL, Remastered}

Cat Stevens - Three (1996) {3CD-Set, MFSL, Remastered}

Cat Stevens – Three (1996) {3CD-Set, MFSL, Remastered}
EAC Rip | 3xCD | FLAC Tracks + Cue + Log | Full Scans Included
Total Size: 684 MB | 3% RAR Recovery
Label: MFSL UltraCD II | USA | Cat#: UDCD 3-661 | Genre: Folk Rock
 
3CD-Set, 24kt Gold Plated CD MFSL Remastered: Numbers (1975), Izitso (1977), Back to Earth (1978).

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