Tea For The Tillerman

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Notting Hill. Kids film. Sci fi. Best films. By genre. Brit pop. Britney Spears tour. Lionel Richie tour. Festival news. Festivals in London. Festivals in UK. It began with a statement of purpose, "Where Do the Children Play? 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. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript.

Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Fifty years ago, Cat Stevens released Tea for the Tillerman. It was a groundbreaking album for its intimacy and profound philosophy, as well as its beautiful production and recording techniques. Now, 50 years later, Yusuf Cat Stevens has remade the album with some inspirational updates, including new lyrics, new instrumentation that reflects his love for the blues, particularly the desert blues of Northern Africa.

On his remake of "Father And Son," he even sings along with his year-old self. On this edition of All Songs Considered, I talk with Yusuf Cat Stevens about how and why he revisited these songs — songs that were originally written shortly after he'd had a close encounter with death.

You can hear the full interview with the listen button at the top of the page and read excerpts below. You know, that's enough for you to really get thinking. And I was given this book by a friend of mine, Paul Ryan. He gave me a Buddhist book, learning about the self, trying to detach oneself from your environment, your material location and dive deep into the metaphysical world in understanding who you are. And it was that moment where I really blossomed musically for sure.

But essentially, the song lives in these two kinds of universes.

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9 Replies to “Tea For The Tillerman”

  1. 50 YEARS on from the release of Tea for the Tillerman, the multi-platinum selling, era-defining album that made a superstar, Yusuf / Cat Stevens is set to release Tea for the Tillerman² on 18th September via UMC.
  2. 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/5(K).
  3. rows · Tea for the Tillerman is a highly-regarded album by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This .
  4. 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/
  5. May 28,  · The new renditions of the 11 Tea for the Tillerman tracks are not note-for-note recreations. In many cases, they are lusher than the sparse .
  6. Jun 06,  · referencing Tea For The Tillerman, 2x12", Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM, , APP , B, ILPS A classic album and another superb reissue from Analogue Productions. Beautiful, high quality inner and outer sleeves and reference sound quality/5(K).
  7. After almost dying of tuberculosis and a collapsed lung, Stevens' third album saw him re-emerge as a gentle folk singer. But it was his fourth album Tea For The Tillerman that made Stevens an.
  8. There is an equally childlike and nursery-rhymish “On the Road to Find Out,” which moves imperceptibly from fable to parable. Mixing theme and melody, I’d describe it as Dick Whittington Author: Ben Gerson.
  9. Tillerman as in Charon (The Ferryman). "Tea" would have been used as payment instead of Coins to "pay" the Ferryman to cross the River Styx, Tea for the Tillerman. Coinage was not available when Greek Mythology first spoke of "Paying the Boatman, Ferryman or Tillerman as a Tiller would be used to propel the ferry across the river.

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