Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman [1970]


Cat Stevens music is something I grew up with and have always loved. While so much music these days is cryptic beyond recognition (especially in the indie realm), Cat Steven's songs are simple, yet intelligent. His voice has a uniquely gentle quality, which gives his music a very peaceful mood. From listening to his music, it's no surprise that he later became devoutly religious and a Muslim leader (changing his name to Yusif Islam). It is too bad that he renounced his former music and career. To me, this music is in keeping with the spirit of religion. Even if it doesn't discuss God or spirituality outright, there is definitely something spiritual in it. This is the type of music that can stay with you your whole life. It's popularity hasn't waned too much since the 70's, as these songs continue to be played on the radio and copied by new artists (Sheryl Crow's "First Cut is the Deepest" for instance). This album is, to my knowledge, his best and most complete record. Enjoy (again the link isn't mine, let me know if it breaks).

4 comments:

bar van said...

I totally agree that this is his best album. Incidently he has a great site @
http://catstevens.com/
http://www.yusufislam.com/

khun ross said...

Yep, I'd say it was his best too. Thanks for the link.

Jurassik Dark said...

I just had tofind it, thanx a lot, nice blog

Anonymous said...

Link is broken...