Yusuf / Cat Stevens will release on November 12 via A&M/UMe a 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of his multi-platinum selling landmark album, Teaser and the Firecat.
A previously unheard recording of the Cat Stevens classic and Teaser album highlight “Moonshadow (Olympic Studio Demo, 1970)” was released on Thursday.
Actually recorded at Olympic before the release of the two 1970 albums, Mona Bone Jakon and Tea For The Tillerman, this version provides a fascinating insight into the origins of one of the most enduring songs of the 1970s.
It was Teaser and the Firecat, his third LP with Island Records – A&M in the U.S. – that propelled Stevens into superstardom, spawning some of his most unforgettable hits including “Moonshadow,” “Peace Train” and “Morning Has Broken.”
The release will include 41 previously unreleased audio tracks and 21 live video performances on disc for the first time, amongst an entire CD and LP of studio demos and alternate mixes; a stunning 44-page soft cover replica of the original Teaser and the Firecat book, hand written and illustrated by Yusuf in 1972; and a 108-page hard-cover essay book, alongside a host of other rarities across 4CDs, Blu-Ray, 2 LPs and 7″ vinyl.
The 50th anniversary remaster of the album was mixed by David Hefti on CD and LP, at Abbey Road Studios, and was overseen by original album producer, Paul Samwell-Smith.
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