On the Road to Find Out

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Prior to his last live performance in 1979 and his conversion to the Islamic faith, British songwriter Cat Stevens had spent the bulk of his career as a songsmith with a knack for generating mystical, introspective Top 40 hits. Thus, this gorgeous four-CD box set traces Stevens's musical journey from his days as a late-'60s British pop star up to his late-'90s incarnation as Yusuf Islam, a devout Muslim who still occasionally records songs with religious themes, such as 1997's "God Is the Light." Along with a broad selection of his best-known hits and a lavish 96-page booklet featuring original album artwork, an essay by Stevens including song-by-song annotations, ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
Prior to his last live performance in 1979 and his conversion to the Islamic faith, British songwriter Cat Stevens had spent the bulk of his career as a songsmith with a knack for generating mystical, introspective Top 40 hits. Thus, this gorgeous four-CD box set traces Stevens's musical journey from his days as a late-'60s British pop star up to his late-'90s incarnation as Yusuf Islam, a devout Muslim who still occasionally records songs with religious themes, such as 1997's "God Is the Light." Along with a broad selection of his best-known hits and a lavish 96-page booklet featuring original album artwork, an essay by Stevens including song-by-song annotations, and extensive photos, there are a number of musical rarities here, including demos, outtakes, B-sides, live recordings, and 11 previously unreleased tracks. Prime among these cuts is the brassy "Honey Man," a 1970 recording with a then-unknown Elton John on piano, that fits in neatly alongside '60s pop hits such as "There Goes My Baby" most recently covered by the Mavericks and "The First Cut Is the Deepest." Hit singles such as "Wild World," "Peace Train," and "Morning Has Broken" point to Stevens's ongoing spiritual quest, as do lesser-known but equally worthy compositions such as "On the Road to Find Out" and "Sitting" and the hard-to-find songs he composed for the film Harold & Maude, such as "If You Want to Sing Out." Fifty percent of the royalties from sales of this box set will go to the September 11th Fund to help victims and families of the 2001 terrorist attacks on America, with the remainder earmarked for orphans and the homeless in underdeveloped countries. Thoughtfully rendered and thought-provoking, the Cat Stevens Box Set pays homage to one of the 20th century's greatest singer-songwriters.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2008
  • Label: Universal Uk
  • UPC: 600753028032
  • Catalog Number: 5302803
  • Sales rank: 83,622

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Back to the Good Old Times (2:49)
  2. 2 I Love My Dog (2:21)
  3. 3 Portobello Road (2:28)
  4. 4 Here Comes My Baby (2:57)
  5. 5 Matthew & Son (2:47)
  6. 6 The Tramp (2:10)
  7. 7 I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun (2:14)
  8. 8 School Is Out (2:59)
  9. 9 A Bad Night (3:13)
  10. 10 The Laughing Apple (2:39)
  11. 11 Kitty (2:22)
  12. 12 Blackness of the Night (2:32)
  13. 13 The First Cut Is the Deepest (3:03)
  14. 14 Northern Wind (2:51)
  15. 15 Moonstone (2:17)
  16. 16 Come on Baby (Shift That Log) (3:53)
  17. 17 Lovely City (When Do You Laugh?) (2:41)
  18. 18 Here Comes My Wife (3:01)
  19. 19 The View from the Top (3:35)
  20. 20 Where Are You? (3:03)
  21. 21 If Only Mother Could See Me Now (3:05)
  22. 22 Honey Man (3:10)
  23. 23 The Joke (3:13)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Time/Fill My Eyes (4:09)
  2. 2 Lady d'Arbanville (3:44)
  3. 3 Trouble (2:47)
  4. 4 Pop Star (4:14)
  5. 5 Katmandu (3:22)
  6. 6 Lilywhite (3:46)
  7. 7 I've Got a Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old (2:44)
  8. 8 Where Do the Children Play? (3:53)
  9. 9 Wild World (3:20)
  10. 10 Sad Lisa (3:45)
  11. 11 On the Road to Find Out (5:12)
  12. 12 Father and Son (3:42)
  13. 13 Love Lives in the Sky (3:13)
  14. 14 Don't Be Shy (2:52)
  15. 15 If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out (2:47)
  16. 16 The Day They Make Me Tsar (2:36)
  17. 17 The Wind (1:41)
  18. 18 Moonshadow (2:52)
  19. 19 Morning Has Broken (3:19)
  20. 20 How Can I Tell You (4:27)
  21. 21 Peace Train (4:12)
  22. 22 I Want to Live in a Wigwam (3:23)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Crab Dance (3:03)
  2. 2 Sitting (3:15)
  3. 3 Silent Sunlight (3:00)
  4. 4 Angelsea (4:33)
  5. 5 Can't Keep It In (2:59)
  6. 6 18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare) (4:18)
  7. 7 The Hurt (4:19)
  8. 8 Foreigner Suite (18:17)
  9. 9 Oh Very Young (2:39)
  10. 10 Music (4:23)
  11. 11 Sun/C79 (4:39)
  12. 12 King of Trees (5:09)
  13. 13 Bad Penny (3:22)
  14. 14 Lady D'Arbanville (3:52)
  15. 15 Another Saturday Night (2:30)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Whistlestar (3:47)
  2. 2 Novim's Nightmare (3:52)
  3. 3 Majik of Majiks (4:32)
  4. 4 Banapple Gas (3:10)
  5. 5 Blue Monday (2:23)
  6. 6 Doves (Majikat Earth Tour Theme Song) (2:19)
  7. 7 Hard Headed Woman (4:14)
  8. 8 Tuesday's Dead (4:15)
  9. 9 Ruins (3:44)
  10. 10 (Remember the Days of the) Old School Yard (2:44)
  11. 11 Life (4:55)
  12. 12 (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star (3:04)
  13. 13 Child for a Day (4:24)
  14. 14 Just Another Night (3:48)
  15. 15 Daytime (3:59)
  16. 16 Last Love Song (3:29)
  17. 17 Never (3:03)
  18. 18 Father and Son (3:38)
  19. 19 God Is the Light - Raihan (3:37)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Cat Stevens Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Keyboards, Vocals
Rick Wakeman Piano
Patti Austin Vocals
Peter Gabriel Flute
Art Garfunkel Vocals
Elton John Track Performer
Eric Johnson Guitar
Brenda Russell Vocals
Luther Vandross Vocals
David Sanborn Alto Saxophone
Phil Upchurch Guitar
Pete Carr Guitar
Elkie Brooks Vocals
Alun Davies Guitar, Vocals
Herbie Flowers Bass
Ray Gomez Guitar
Linda Lewis Vocals
Simon Nicol Guitar
Mike Vickers Musical Direction
The McCrarys Vocals
Don Weller Saxophone
Lewis Furey Vocals
Tasha Thomas Vocals
Chico Batera Percussion
Barry Beckett Keyboards
Carla Benson Vocals
Evette Benton Vocals
Bill Berg Drums
Harvey Burns Percussion, Drums
Brian Cole Steel Guitar
Gerry Conway Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Chick Corea Piano
Jim Cregan Guitar
Phil Dennys Musical Direction
Gordie Fleming Accordion
Venette Gloud Vocals
Arthur Greenslade Musical Direction
Carl Hall Vocals
Roland Harker Banjo
Angelos Hatzipavli Bouzouki
Roger Hawkins Drums
Tim Henson Piano
David Hood Bass
Barbara Ingram Vocals
Alan James Bass
Jimmy Johnson Guitar
Melba Joyce Vocals
Marjorie Lagerwall Harp
Will Lee Bass
Bruce Lynch Bass
Suzanne Lynch Vocals
John Marson Harp
Paul Martinez Bass
Barbara Massey Vocals
Dave Mattacks Drums
Barry Morgan Drums
Weldon Myrick Steel Guitar
Andy Newmark Drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie Drums
Ivor Raymonde Musical Direction
Jean Roussel Keyboards, Keyboard Accordian
John Ryan Bass
Paul Samwell-Smith Vocals
Broderick Smith Harmonica
Graham Smith Harmonica
Larry Steele Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Conga, Vocals
Andreas Toumazis Bouzouki
Carmen Twillie Vocals
Mark Warner Guitar
Reggie Young Guitar
Jim Johnson Guitar
Anna Peacock Vocals
Vincent Beck Vocals
Alan Tew Musical Direction
John Rostein Violin, Soloist
Lew Warburton Musical Direction
Steve Jordan Drums
Jim "Shaft" Ryan Guitar
Steven "Steven J." Jordan Drums
John Fell Ryan Bass
Technical Credits
Sam Cooke Composer
Cat Stevens Arranger, Composer, Producer, String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Bass Arrangement, Producer, Liner Notes, Artwork, Essay, Associate Compilation Producer
Jimmy McHugh Composer
Dave Bartholomew Composer
Alun Davies Composer, Liner Notes
Kim Fowley Composer
Mike Hurst Producer, Liner Notes
Gene Page String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Bass Arrangement
Paul Travis Composer
Mike Vickers Musical Director
William Blake Author
George "Funky" Brown Images
David Campbell String Arrangements, Bass Arrangement
Gerry Conway Liner Notes
Ken Cumberbatch Composer
Fats Domino Composer
Arthur Greenslade Musical Director
Ted Jensen Mastering
David Kershenbaum Producer
Del Newman String Arrangements
Richard Niles String Arrangements
Ivor Raymonde Musical Director
Jean Roussel String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment, Bass Arrangement
Paul Samwell-Smith Producer, Liner Notes
Derek Wadsworth String Arrangements
Jean Rouselle Composer
Alan Tew Musical Director
David Gordon Composer
Suha Gur Mastering
Lew Warburton Musical Director
Traditional Composer
Bill DeYoung Liner Notes
Emil Dacanay Illustrations
Aminah Islam Artwork
George Brown Images
David Paul Campbell String Arrangements, Brass Arrangment
Calvin Massey Composer
David Raymond Gordon Composer
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