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Yusuf/Cat Stevens Readies Huge Reissues for ‘Tea for the Tillerman,’ ‘Mona Bone Jakon’

Both of 50th-anniversary boxsets contain dozens of unreleased songs, demos, alternate takes, live recordings, and more

Yusuf/Cat Stevens will celebrate the 50th anniversary of his two 1970 albums, Mona Bone Jakon and the classic Tea for the Tillerman, with huge reissues dedicated to both LPs.

Both boxsets come packed with dozens of unreleased tracks — 24 unearthed recordings for Mona Bone Jakon and 21 for Tea for the Tillerman — as well as discs full of demos, alternate takes, outtakes, and live recordings from the era.

Among the unreleased tracks are “Can This Be Love?” and “I Want Some Sun,” which Stevens dropped prior to the reissues’ December 4th release.

The two reissues come with an additional Blu-ray containing music videos, live videos, and high-res audio of the original albums, plus a bonus 12-inch etched vinyl featuring a 1970 concert recording: Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival for Mona Bone Jakon, Live at the Troubadour for Tea for the Tillerman.

Both albums were newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios, with an extra CD/LP boasting a new 2020 mix for the albums. The Tea for the Tillerman reissue is also accompanied by his recent Tea for the Tillerman², Yusuf’s 2020 re-recording of the classic LP.

In addition to the super deluxe box sets, both albums — available to preorder now here and here — are being offered in more scaled-back formats including two-CD and one-CD versions.

Mona Bone Jakon Boxset Tracklist

CD1: Original Album (2020 Remaster)

  1. Lady D’Arbanville
  2. Maybe You’re Right
  3. Pop Star
  4. I Think I See the Light
  5. Trouble
  6. Mona Bone Jakon
  7. I Wish, I Wish
  8. Katmandu
  9. Time
  10. Fill My Eyes
  11. Lilywhite

CD2/LP1: Original Album (2020 Mix)

  1. Lady D’Arbanville
  2. Maybe You’re Right
  3. Pop Star
  4. I Think I See the Light
  5. Trouble
  6. Mona Bone Jakon
  7. I Wish, I Wish
  8. Katmandu
  9. Time
  10. Fill My Eyes
  11. Lilywhite

CD3: Demos

  1. Maybe You’re Right (Studio Demo)
  2. I Think I See the Light (Studio Demo)
  3. Trouble (Studio Demo)
  4. Mona Bone Jakon (Home Demo)
  5. I Wish I Wish (Studio Demo)
  6. Katmandu (Studio Demo)
  7. Time (Studio Demo)
  8. Fill My Eyes (Studio Demo)
  9. I Want Some Sun (Studio Demo)

CD4: Live

  1. Interview (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  2. Lady D’Arbanville (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  3. Maybe You’re Right (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  4. Trouble (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  5. Katmandu (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  6. Changes IV (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  7. Time / Fill My Eyes (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  8. Where Do the Children Play? (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  9. Lady D’Arbanville (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  10. Maybe You’re Right (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  11. Father and Son (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  12. Lady D’Arbanville (BEATCLUB (GERMANY) 25.08.70)
  13. Lady D’Arbanville (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  14. Maybe You’re Right (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  15. Katmandu (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  16. Interview (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  17. Lady D’Arbanville (DEUX SUR LA 2 (FRANCE), 12.10.70)
  18. Maybe You’re Right (POP DEUX (FRANCE) 27.02.1971)

Blu-ray disc: Music Video & Live Videos + High Res Audio of Original Album (2020 Mix)

  1. Lady D’Arbanville (Official Video)
  2. Lady D’Arbanville (BEATCLUB (GERMANY) 25.08.70)
  3. Lady D’Arbanville (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  4. Maybe You’re Right (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  5. Katmandu (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  6. Interview (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  7. Lady D’Arbanville (DEUX SUR LA 2 (FRANCE), 12.10.70)
  8. Maybe You’re Right (POP DEUX (FRANCE) 27.02.1971)
  9. Maybe You’re Right (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)

12” Etched Vinyl: Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival (08/08/70)

  1. Changes IV
  2. Time / Fill My Eyes
  3. Where Do the Children Play?
  4. Lady D’Arbanville
  5. Maybe You’re Right
  6. Father and Son

Tea for the Tillerman Boxset Tracklist

CD1: Original Album (2020 Remaster)

  1. Where Do the Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I Might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On the Road to Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea for the Tillerman

CD2/LP1: Original Album (2020 Mix)

  1. Where Do the Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I Might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On the Road to Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea for the Tillerman

CD3: Tea for the Tillerman²

  1. Where Do the Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I Might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On the Road to Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea for the Tillerman

CD4: Demos / Outtakes / Alternate Versions

  1. Wild World (Demo)
  2. Miles From Nowhere (Studio Demo)
  3. But I Might Die Tonight (Deep End Movie Version)
  4. Can This Be Love?
  5. Honey Man (duet with Elton John)
  6. It’s So Good
  7. If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out (Demo)
  8. Don’t Be Shy (Demo)
  9. I’ve Got a Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old
  10. Love Lives in the Sky
  11. The Joke
  12. If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out
  13. Don’t Be Shy

CD5: Live

  1. Where Do the Children Play? (Live at the Troubadour)
  2. Hard Headed Woman (Live at the Troubadour)
  3. Wild World (Live at the Troubadour)
  4. Longer Boats (Live at the Troubadour)
  5. Into White (Live at the Troubadour)
  6. On the Road to Find Out (Live at the Troubadour)
  7. Father and Son (Live at the Troubadour)
  8. Where Do the Children Play? (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  9. Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  10. Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  11. Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  12. Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  13. On the Road to Find Out (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  14. Father and Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  15. Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  16. Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  17. Tea for the Tillerman (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  18. Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  19. Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  20. Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
  21. Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
  22. Moonshadow (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  23. Father and Son (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  24. Changes IV (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  25. Peace Train (Live At Fillmore East (1970)

Blu-ray disc: Music Video & Live Videos + High Res Audio of Original Album (2020 Mix)

  1. Father and Son – Official Video
  2. Where Do the Children Play? (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  3. Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  4. Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  5. Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  6. Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  7. On the Road to Find Out (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  8. Father and Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  9. Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  10. Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  11. Father and Son (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  12. Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  13. Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  14. Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
  15. Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
  16. Wild World (TV Concert, France, 01.11.1970)

12”: Live At The Troubadour, 1970

  1. Where Do the Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Longer Boats
  5. Into White
  6. On the Road to Find Out
  7. Father and Son

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