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Tea for the Tillerman (1970)

Cat Stevens
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Folk rock, Pop music

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Tea for the Tillerman is an album by the singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This album, Stevens' second during 1970, includes many of Stevens' best-known songs including "Where Do the Children Play?", "Hard Headed Woman", "Wild World", "Sad Lisa", "Into White" and "Father and Son". Four of the tracks ("Where Do the Children Play?", "On the Road to Find Out", "Tea for the Tillerman" and "Miles from Nowhere") were featured in the Hal Ashby and Colin Higgins' black comedy film titled Harold and Maude, in 1971. The track "But I Might Die Tonight" was featured in a film the year before, in 1970: Deep End, directed by Jerzy Skolimowski. Stevens, a former art student, created the artwork featured on the record's cover. "Tea for the Tillerman" was also used over the end credits for the BBC TV show "Extras."
With "Wild World" as an advance single, this was the album that brought Stevens world-wide fame. The album itself charted into the top 10 in the United States, where he had previously had few listeners.
On 18 November 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine included this album in its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list at number 206. In 2006, the album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must

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Tracks

3:52 Where Do the Children Play?
3:42 Hard-Headed Woman
3:21 Wild world
1:54 But I Might Die Tonight
3:06 Longer Boats
5:07 On the Road to Findout
3:40 Father And Son
3:32 Miles From Nowhere
3:29 Into White
3:44 Sad Lisa
1:03 Tea for the Tillerman
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