1/26/2009

Cat Stevens - Collected: The Very Best Of.. (3CD Box 2007)

Cat Stevens - Collected: The Very Best Of.. (3CD Box 2007)

The Collected Cat Stevens is a three-disc box set that by no means eclipses the four-disc package released in 2001, bit does give it a good run for its money. Largely chronological, but oddly relegating some of Stevens' earliest hits to the end of the final disc, the box opens and closes with two of his most emotive numbers, the hit "Lady D'Arbanville," and the questioning "Father and Son," first heard in their familiar studio form, and then as live recordings. In between times, a total of 54 tracks bounces through Stevens career, from "Matthew & Son" through to "*Midday (Avoid City After Dark)," credited to the singer's latter-day Yusuf Islam identity, and it's difficult to pick fault with any of the inclusions -- even those which, like "Moonshadow," "Morning Has Broken" and, indeed, "Father and Son," are so tweely saccharin that it seems incredible anybody ever took them seriously. They did, though, and Stevens remains one of the few early-'70s singer/songwriters whose ouvre continues to attract new listeners with every passing generation. This smartly projected box will only add to their numbers...D. Thompson

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Tracklist:

CD 1

01 Lady d'Arbanville 3:44
02 Father and Son 3:42
03 Hard Headed Woman 3:49
04 Wild World 3:21
05 Where Do the Children Play? 3:53
06 Miles from Nowhere 3:36
07 Sad Lisa 3:44
08 On the Road to Find Out 5:10
09 Into White 3:26
10 Pop Star 4:14
11 Trouble 2:47
12 Katmandu 3:21
13 I Wish, I Wish 3:48
14 Maybe You're Right 3:23
15 I Think I See the Light 3:57
16 Fill My Eyes 3:00
17 Rubylove 2:37
18 Changes, Pt. 4 3:32

CD 2

01 Morning Has Broken 3:20
02 Tuesday's Dead 3:37
03 Peace Train 4:06
04 Moonshadow 2:52
05 The Wind 1:43
06 Bitterblue 3:12
07 I Want to Live in a Wigwam 3:24
08 If You Want to Sing out, Sing Out 2:46
09 Sitting 3:14
10 Can't Keep It In 3:01
11 18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare) 4:18
12 Silent Sunlight 3:02
13 The Hurt 4:20
14 Oh Very Young 2:37
15 Jzero 3:48
16 Land O' Freelove & Goodbye 2:51
17 (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star 3:03
18 Two Fine People 3:32

CD 3

01 Another Saturday Night 2:31
02 Banapple Gas 3:11
03 (Remember the Days of The) Old Schoolyard 2:45
04 Life 4:54
05 Child for a Day 4:24
06 Just Another Night 3:49
07 Daytime 3:57
08 Bad Brakes 3:28
09 Father 4:08
10 Midday (Avoid City After Dark) / Yusuf 4:24
11 Matthew & Son 2:45
12 I Love My Dog 2:20
13 I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun 2:13
14 Here Comes My Baby 2:56
15 A Bad Night 3:12
16 The First Cut Is the Deepest 3:02
17 Lady d'Arbanville Live 3:53
18 Father and Son Live 3:36

6 comments:

Rochacrimson said...

Nice to see your blog Samantha!

samantha said...

Hii Sherlock

Anonymous said...

whats the pass on this one?

samantha said...

2000mustangs

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this. Cat Stevens has some really great stuff.

I'm having a problem with one song though. The Father and Son track on CD1 does not open with the 2000mustangs password.

Can you help?

samantha said...

Hi folks, if pass doesn't work, try it with a physical space
before 2000mustangs (tapping the space bar once)