December 19, 2008

Cat Stevens - Saturnight (live in Tokyo)

Band/artist - Cat Stevens
Genre(s) - Folk-pop
Origin - London, United Kingdom
Album - Saturnight (Live in Tokyo)
Year of release - 1974

My love for Cat Stevens isn't what it used to be but I still enjoy his classic albums Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat once in a while. Most of my favourite songs made it onto this live release in a dignified quality, in contrast to the later Majikat live album
which was overstuffed with ladies' choirs and other grotesqueries. In addition to being a not ungifted acoustic guitarist and pianist, Cat has got a warm, gentle voice that somehow reminds me of oak wood. His songs are elegant and uncomplicated, and most of you will probably have heard one of them somewhere. The best ones among them are usually a tad autumnal (Wild World, My Lady d'Arbanville) if not plain sad, like Father and Son and Oh Very Young, though sometimes also hopeful like Peace Train. Ah, the nostalgia.
  1. Wild world
  2. Oh very young
  3. Sitting
  4. Where do the children play?
  5. Lady d'Arbanville
  6. Another Saturday night
  7. Hard headed woman
  8. Peace train
  9. Father and son
  10. King of trees
  11. A bad penny
  12. Bitterblue
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