Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam to release 'Tea for the Tillerman2'

New 29/05/2020

Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) has announced a 50th-anniversary rendition of the classic 'Tea for the Tillerman'.

Due to hit the stores on 18th September, 'Tea for the Tillerman2' will be released under Yusuf Islam with re-recorded versions of all eleven songs on the album.

Islam reunited with the original producer of the album, Paul Samwell-Smith, who also used to play bass for Yardbirds, and guitarist Alun Davies.

Listen to the album's lead single below, 'Where Do the Children Play?'. You can also check out the full track list below.

In a press release, Yusuf explained that his songwriting adventures were never limited to Tillerman. Instead, the songs on the album had defined him and pointed the way for his "mysterious life's journey".

"Since those originative sessions in Morgan Studios, Willesden, in 1970, Tillerman has grown and developed its own gravitas and influence on music history and as the soundtrack to so many people's lives. Like it was destiny waiting to happen, T4TT2 feels like the timing of its message has arrived again."

Yusuf / Cat Stevens, 'Tea for the Tillerman2' Tracklist

  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