Cat Stevens (today Yusuf Islam) has announced the release of two collectible sets for celebrate 50 years of their 1970 albums, Mona Bone Jakon and Tea For the Tillerman.
The two albums were originally released with only seven months apart and this 2020 will be available in edition collector since unreleased songs are added to the box sets (24 songs for Mona Bone Jakon and 21 for Tea For the Tillerman) , along with other oddities.
«Tea For The Tillerman» is one of his most iconic and remembered Cat Stevens musical records. Bring songs like “Father And Son” y “Wild World”.
Both box sets will be available in shortened versions; everyone arrives on December 4 a través de A&M/UMe.
Cat Stevens’ two 1970 albums led the musician to international stardom.
Mona Bone Jakon
This album, released in April 1970, was inspired by a near-fatal battle with tuberculosis of Cat Stevens and a prolonged period of convalescence during which he studied classical music, metaphysical literature and meditative self-reflection.
On this album you will find songs like «Lady D’Arbanville», «I Think I See The Light», «Pop Star» y «Trouble».
Mona Bone Jakin’s box set will arrive with the original songs remastered at Abbey Road Studios, overseen by original album producer Paul Samwell-Smith.
The Super Deluxe Edition (4-CD / 2-LP / Blu-ray) also includes an exclusive third CD of previously unreleased demos and a fourth CD with 18 live performances from 1970-71. To this, you have to add a Vinyl EP live recorded from 12 » del concierto Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival.
Tea For the Tillerman
The collection box Super Deluxe de Tea For the Tillerman Super Deluxe trae 5-CD, 2-LP and a Blu-ray with remastering at Abbey Road Studios + the newly released Tea For the Tillerman².
On the CDs there are demos, outtakes and alternate versions and 25 live performances.
If the complete version is not your thing, then you have to know that there is also a Deluxe set with 2 CDs.
See the detail of each of the box sets here.