On the Road to Find Out

On the Road to Find Out

by Cat Stevens

CD(Dutch Import)

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On the Road to Find Out

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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2008
Label: Universal Uk
UPC: 0600753028032
catalogNumber: 5302803
Rank: 30494

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yusuf (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
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
Armando Anthony 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
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 Rugis   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
Jim Henson Project   Piano

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Arranger,Composer,Producer,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Bass Arrangement,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
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
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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