Cat Stevens- where to begin?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Keith V, Sep 14, 2021 at 8:45 AM.

  1. Mr-Beagle

    Mr-Beagle God's agnostic

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    I like to rewatch that every year or so. Where is he in the movie?
     
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  2. Mr-Beagle

    Mr-Beagle God's agnostic

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    Top drawer, like the rest of the album.
     
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  3. Keith V

    Keith V Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Any lyrical interpretation?

    Imaginary Friend?
    Hostage?
     
  4. Chemically altered

    Chemically altered Forum Resident

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    Where to begin? At the beginning, you silly rabbit. :D
     
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  5. Chris Schoen

    Chris Schoen Rock 'n Roll !!!

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    The old A&M greatest hits cd is a great collection, and great sound too!
     
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  6. Jack Lord

    Jack Lord Forum Resident

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    The cemetery scene. He is off to side and has no lines. He is wearing a hat and a long coat.
     
  7. folkfreak

    folkfreak The cold blooded penguin

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    I know I will be roasted for the following : I also love the Lydie Auvray's cover of Sad Lisa. But the original can't be surpassed of course...
     
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  8. AudiophilePhil

    AudiophilePhil Senior Member

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    TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN
     
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  9. blutiga

    blutiga Forum Resident

    Izitso - sunshine pop synth style...and some darker sounding songs.
    Original UK vinyl is audiophile worthy.

    The brilliantly strange Catch Bull At Four is my choice for indispensable after you have burned out on Cat the acoustic troubadour.
     
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  10. Michael P

    Michael P Forum Resident

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    I'm a fan of his "old Decca Material". I have the US Deram double album combining "Matthew and Son" with "New Masters". While "Matthew and Son" was a low charting song, I heard it on the radio as a pre-teen. Even though the (Over) production was not to Cat's liking, it got my attention. Cat wrote songs that were made hits by other artists, most notably "Here Comes My Baby" and "The First Cut is the Deepest".
     
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  11. BEAThoven

    BEAThoven Forum Resident

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    "Matthew and Son" is one of my favorite LPs from the '60s. The songwriting is fantastic.
     
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  12. hodgo

    hodgo Tea Making Gort (Yorkshire Branch) Staff

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  13. a customer

    a customer Forum Resident

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    Like Alice Cooper the first two albums weaker the the next three albums solid
     
  14. I know what you mean.
    I wasn't " burned out " on acoustic Cat but was glad he took the road he did when he put out ' Catch Bull...'. A ballsier, heavier sound.
    Great album.
     
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  15. scoutbb

    scoutbb Forum Resident

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    This!
    I’d get Foreigner next after you’ve consumed these four.
     
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  16. WolfSpear

    WolfSpear Music Enthusiast

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    The natural first step for me is Tea For The Tillerman, but check out the first two albums on Deram to hear the progression. Apparently, John Paul Jones plays on “Matthew And Son” … who knew?
     
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  17. scoutbb

    scoutbb Forum Resident

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    To the OP, don’t waste your time on the reworked TFTT². Some of the reworked songs are unrecognizable from the originals. I guess that’s the point, but it didn’t do anything for me.
     
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  18. Emil Zatopek

    Emil Zatopek Forum Resident

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    I really like some Songs from the Decca era. It's Just That to listen to too many of them in a row gets tiring. A good 40 minutes compilation of that era would be in my Cat Stevens top 5.
     
  19. ribors

    ribors Forum Resident

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    Maryland
    The On the Road to Find Out 4 CD box set gives a great overview of his catalog if you want to go beyond the greatest hits, but don't need everything. I love Mona through Catch Bull, but for me the box set is just enough for everything else. It has the two Harold & Maude exclusive tracks plus some demos and other rarities as well. Nice booklet too.
     
  20. AudiophilePhil

    AudiophilePhil Senior Member

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    After Tea and Teaser, get "Izitso" or the first "Greatest Hits" on Island label.
     
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