《凯特史帝文斯》2CD纯金选Cat Stevens - Gold全新欧版CD
◎收录32首代表作：包括"Morning Has Broken"、"Peace Train"等全美抒情榜冠军名曲及雪瑞儿可洛2003年全新翻唱经典原曲"The Frist Cut Is The Deepest"
Morning has broken (破晓) - Cat Stevens (凯特史蒂芬斯)
Morning has broken (破晓) 相信是很多人耳熟能详的抒情经典！当年在警察广播电台，由凌晨主持的「平安夜」节目，就是选这首 Morning has broken (破晓) 当片头曲。
凯特史蒂芬斯 (Cat Stevens) 是英国民谣摇滚的代表人物。在 1972年的新专辑「Teaser and the Firecat」中，收录了 Morning has broken (破晓) ，好听的歌曲马上掳获所有歌迷的心，让 Morning has broken (破晓) 夺得72年成人抒情榜冠军单曲，也为 凯特史蒂芬斯 (Cat Stevens) 的音乐生涯创下令人传颂不已的高峰。
凯特史蒂芬斯 (Cat Stevens) 还有另外一首名曲：Wild World ，后来被大人物合唱团 (Mr.Big) 翻唱而爆红，以后找时间再来介绍。
Morning has broken (破晓) 歌颂万物充满生机与希望，在这么抒情的旋律中，可以让人感觉是这样充满感恩和感谢，整个人都飘了起来。即使您已经听过了，但 Morning has broken (破晓) 值得您一再重复的聆听！ ^__^
Personnel: Cat Stevens (vocals, guitar, keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); Cat Stevens; Larry Steele (vocals, guitar, congas, percussion); Yusuf Islam (vocals, guitar); Gerry Conway (vocals, drums, percussion); Art Garfunkel (vocals, background vocals); Barbara Massey, Evette Benton, Barbara Ingram, Carla Benson, Vincent Gloud, Elkie Brooks, Anna Peacock, Vincent Beck, Linda Lewis, Luther Vandross, Melba Joyce, Patti Austin, Paul Samwell-Smith, Suzanne Lynch, Tasha Thomas, Lewis Furey, Brenda Russell , Carl Hall, Carmen Twillie (vocals); Eric Johnson , Jim Cregan , Mark Warner, Pete Carr , Phil Upchurch, Ray Gomez, Reggie Young , Simon Nicol, Jim "Shaft" Ryan (guitar); Brian Cole, Weldon Myrick (steel guitar); Roland Harker (banjo); Angelos Hatzipavli, Andreas Toumazis (bouzouki); Marjorie Lagerwall, John Marson (harp); David Davidson , John Rostein, David Angell (violin); Kristin Wilkinson (viola); Anthony LaMarchina (cello); Love Sponge String Quartet (strings); Broderick Smith, Graham Smith (harmonica); Gordie Fleming (accordion); Don Weller (saxophone); David Sanborn (alto saxophone); Chick Corea, Tim Henson, Rick Wakeman (piano); Ed Harcourt (Wurlitzer organ); Jean Roussel, Barry Beckett (keyboards); Herbie Flowers (bass guitar); Dave Mattacks, Steve Jordan , Neil Primrose, Andy Newmark, Bill Berg, Barry Morgan (drums); Chico Batera (percussion); Alun Davies (vocals, guitar); Peter Gabriel (flute); Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums); Harvey Burns (percussion). Audio Mixers: Martin Terefe ; Andreas Olsson. Recording information: Atlantic Studios, NY (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Australia (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Cheateau D'Herouville, Paris, France (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, England (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Dynamic Sound Studio, Kingston, Jamaica (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Japan (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Kensaltown Recording Studios, London, England (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Le Studio, Morin Heights, Canada (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Little Big Studio, Bellevue, TN (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Manor, Oxfordshire, England (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Morgan Studios, London, England (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Olympic Studios, London, England (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Sound 80 Studios, Minneapolis, MN (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Sound techniques Studios, London, England (12/01/1966-??/??/2005); Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark (12/01/1966-??/??/2005). Illustrators: Marcus Pungetti; Meire Murakami. Photographers: Gered Mankowitz; David P. Bailey; Daniel Gordon; Chris Walter; Barrie Wentzell. The man who was born Steven Demetre Georgiou and would become Yusuf Islam, Cat Stevens enjoyed success with numerous singles in the late 1960s and early '70s, before converting to Islam and turning his back on secular pop in the late '70s. Though Stevens's music often gets overshadowed by his religious beliefs, the British singer/songwriter penned an impressive string of highly melodic folk-rock tunes, a point driven home by this excellent 2005 retrospective. Arranged in chronological order, the collection moves from Stevens's early work that marked him as an icon of London's Swinging '60s (the deceptively jubilant "Here Comes My Baby" and the oft-covered rock number "The First Cut Is the Deepest") to his early-'70s heyday (the effortlessly catchy "Wild World" and the lilting "Moonshadow"). Of particular note are "Don't Be Shy" and "If You Want to Sing Out Sing Out," two wonderfully uplifting songs featured prominently in the quirky, much-loved dark comedy HAROLD & MAUDE. Although Stevens's post-'71 output isn't quite up to par with earlier efforts, GOLD gathers the standout tunes from this era, and even adds "Indian Ocean," a thoughtful pop-tinged track, featuring admirer Ed Harcourt on Wurlitzer, that was recorded to benefit the survivors of the 2004 Asian tsunami.
Audio CD (November 15, 2005)
Original Release Date: 2005
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Original recording remastered
For nearly four decades Cat Stevens' music has touched millions of people worldwide. His heartfelt accounts of longing, lost innocence and the search for purpose helped make him one of a handful of artists to maintain a long-running presence on the radio and on the pop and the album charts. His songs, including 'The First Cut Is The Deepest', 'Here Comes My Baby', 'Wild World', 'Father & Son' and 'Peace Train' have been successfully covered by artists throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s. Cat Stevens Gold collects together 31 exquisite Cat Stevens classics, including the newly recorded Cat Stevens song 'Green Fields & Golden Sands', his first new pop recording in over 25 years. Universal. 2005.
Superb, right-sized two-disc retrospective
By hyperbolium on November 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Though many radio stations dropped Stevens in response to his (out-of-context, according to the artist) comments on Salman Rushdie, there's no denying that beyond this shadow his recordings retain all of their well-crafted, 1970s singer-songwriter effervescence. With his original albums remastered and reissued, and several other greatest hits collections on the market, one might wonder if there's a need for this 2-disc set. The answer is a definite yes, as it serves the audience interested in hearing more tracks, but insufficiently rabid to snap up original LP reissues or the 2001 rarities-filled box set "The Cat Stevens Box Set." These two discs go beyond the canonical oldies-radio playlists to draw a fuller picture of Stevens' career with excellent lower-charting hits and album tracks.
Stevens' found success on both the singles and album charts throughout the latter part of the '60s and into the late-70s, and A&M samples from throughout this fertile period. The classic material opens with Stevens' first major UK hit, "Matthew and Son," and closes with the emotional "Last Love Song" from 1978's "Back to Earth." The entire set ends with Stevens' most recent release, the spellbinding "Indian Ocean," recorded in support of tsunami relief in early 2005. In between the collection pulls together the familiar U.S. hits and augments them with tracks that made a bigger splash in the UK (e.g., "Matthew & Son" "Can't Keep it in" "Lady D'Arbanville"). Many of the UK hits became favorite FM album tracks in the US, and several original songs were brought to prominence in cover versions (including "Here Comes My Baby" by The Tremeloes, "Wild World" by Jimmy Cliff, and "The First Cut is the Deepest" by P.P. Arnold, later by Rod Stewart, and yet again by Sheryl Crow). Also included is Stevens' 1974 cover of Sam Cooke's "Another Saturday Night."
A few chart items are missing, including early UK hits "I Love My Dog," "I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun," and "A Bad Night," as well as minor US top-40s, "Ready" and "Two Fine People" (the latter originally tacked onto Stevens' 1975 greatest hits release), but these are made up for by a generous helping of fine album cuts, including 1970's "Trouble" and "Sad Lisa" (both from the classic "Tea for the Tillerman" LP and covered in later years by Marianne Faithful, Bruce Robison, and Kristen Hersh, among others), "Don't Be Shy" (from the soundtrack to "Harold & Maude"), 1972's "Bitterblue," the ambitious 18-minute side-long "Foreigner Suite" from 1973's "Foreigner," and many more. Despite their lack of release as singles, many of these non-charting tracks will be familiar from then-dominant album-oriented radio formats.
This is an excellent set, representing all of Stevens' original albums with hits and finely selected album tracks. All 31 vintage pieces were remastered from the original stereo analog tapes and sound fresh and crisp. Unless you're in for the original albums (which you may well be after this sampling), this is the place to start appreciating Stevens' classic works. [©2005 hyperbolium dot com]
01. Matthew & Son
02. Here Comes My Baby
03. The First Cut Is The Deepest
04. Lady D'Arbanville
06. Where Do The Children Play?
07. Hard Headed Woman
08. Wild World
09. Sad Lisa
10. Father And Son
11. Don't Be Shy
12. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
13. The Wind
15. Morning Has Broken
17. Peace Train
02. Silent Sunlight
04. Can't Keep It In
05. 18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)
06. The Hurt
07. Foreigner Suite
08. Oh Very Young
09. King Of Trees
10. Another Saturday Night
12. (Remember The Days Of The) Old Schoolyard
13. (I Never Wanted) To Be A Star
14. Last Love Song
15. Indian Ocean