Cat Stevens will release expanded box-set versions of two of his classic albums, both celebrating their 50th anniversaries this year: Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman.

Mona Bone Jakon, which arrived in April 1970, marked a return for Stevens, who had placed two pop songs in the Top 10 in his native U.K. in 1967. After a bout with tuberculosis, he returned as a more pensive singer-songwriter with his third album.

The album wasn't a hit, but it did give Stevens another Top 10 hit in "Lady D'Arbanville." But it was Tea for the Tillerman, which was released seven months later, that sealed his stardom. The album reached the Top 10 in the U.S. and included "Wild World," his first big hit in the States.

Both albums are being released in Super Deluxe Collector's Editions that include demos, live tracks and new remasters of the original LPs. Both sets also include Blu-rays that feature videos and TV appearances from the era.

You can see track listings for both box sets - which arrive on Dec. 4 - below, as well as listen to the demo of "I Want Some Sun" and the outtake "Can This Be Love?"

Tea for the Tillerman, generally acknowledged as Stevens' greatest work, was recently reimagined by the artist, under the Yusuf/Cat Stevens moniker, as Tea for the Tillerman². The LP includes re-recorded versions of some of the singer-songwriter's most endearing songs, such as "Where Do the Children Play?," "Hard Headed Woman," "Wild World" and "Father and Son." That new version is included in the upcoming Tea for Tillerman box.

In addition to the multi-disc Super Deluxe Collector's Editions, both albums will also be available in vinyl, two-CD and single-disc remastered versions.

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Listen to Cat Stevens' Demo of 'I Want Some Sun'

Listen to Cat Stevens' 'Can This Be Love?'

Cat Stevens, 'Mona Bone Jakon' Box Set Track Listing
CD1: Original Album (2020 Remaster)
Lady D’Arbanville
Maybe You’re Right
Pop Star
I Think I See The Light
Trouble
Mona Bone Jakon
I Wish, I Wish
Katmandu
Time
Fill My Eyes
Lilywhite

CD2:Original Album (2020 Mix)
Lady D’Arbanville
Maybe You’re Right
Pop Star
I Think I See The Light
Trouble
Mona Bone Jakon
I Wish, I Wish
Katmandu
Time
Fill My Eyes
Lilywhite

CD3: Demos
Maybe You’re Right (Studio Demo)
I Think I See The Light (Studio Demo)
Trouble (Studio Demo)
Mona Bone Jakon (Home Demo)
I Wish I Wish (Studio Demo)
Katmandu (Studio Demo)
Time (Studio Demo)
Fill My Eyes (Studio Demo)
I Want Some Sun (Studio Demo)

CD4: Live
Interview (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
Lady D’Arbanville (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
Maybe You’re Right (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
Trouble (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
Katmandu (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
Changes IV (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
Time / Fill My Eyes (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
Where Do The Children Play? (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
Lady D'Arbanville (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
Maybe You're Right (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
Father and Son (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
Lady D’Arbanville (BEATCLUB (GERMANY) 25.08.70)
Lady D’Arbanville (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
Maybe You’re Right (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
Katmandu (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
Interview (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
Lady D’Arbanville (DEUX SUR LA 2 (FRANCE), 12.10.70)
Maybe You’re Right (POP DEUX (FRANCE) 27.02.1971)

Blu-ray: Music Video & Live Videos + High Res Audio of Original Album (2020 Mix)
Lady D’Arbanville (Official Video)
Lady D’Arbanville (BEATCLUB (GERMANY) 25.08.70)
Lady D’Arbanville (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
Maybe You’re Right (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
Katmandu (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
Interview (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
Lady D’Arbanville (DEUX SUR LA 2 (FRANCE), 12.10.70)
Maybe You’re Right (POP DEUX (FRANCE) 27.02.1971)
Maybe You’re Right (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)

Cat Stevens, 'Tea for the Tillerman' Box Set Track Listing
CD1: Original Album (2020 Remaster)
Where Do The Children Play?
Hard Headed Woman
Wild World
Sad Lisa
Miles From Nowhere
But I Might Die Tonight
Longer Boats
Into White
On The Road To Find Out
Father and Son
Tea for the Tillerman

CD2: Original Album (2020 Mix)
Where Do The Children Play?
Hard Headed Woman
Wild World
Sad Lisa
Miles From Nowhere
But I Might Die Tonight
Longer Boats
Into White
On The Road To Find Out
Father and Son
Tea for the Tillerman

CD3: Tea for the Tillerman²
Where Do The Children Play?
Hard Headed Woman
Wild World
Sad Lisa
Miles From Nowhere
But I Might Die Tonight
Longer Boats
Into White
On The Road To Find Out
Father and Son
Tea for the Tillerman

CD4: Demos / Outtakes / Alternate Versions
Wild World (Demo)
Miles From Nowhere (Studio Demo)
But I Might Die Tonight (Deep End Movie Version)
Can This Be Love?
Honey Man (duet with Elton John)
It’s So Good
If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (Demo)
Don’t Be Shy (Demo)
I’ve Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old
Love Lives In The Sky
The Joke
If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
Don’t Be Shy

CD5: Live
Where Do The Children Play? (Live at the Troubadour)
Hard Headed Woman (Live at the Troubadour)
Wild World (Live at the Troubadour)
Longer Boats (Live at the Troubadour)
Into White (Live at the Troubadour)
On The Road To Find Out (Live at the Troubadour)
Father and Son (Live at the Troubadour)
Where Do The Children Play? (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
On The Road To Find Out (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Father and Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
Tea for the Tillerman (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
Moonshadow (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
Father and Son (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
Changes IV (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
Peace Train (Live At Fillmore East (1970)

Blu-ray: Music Video & Live Videos + High Res Audio of Original Album (2020 Mix)
Father and Son - Official Video
Where Do The Children Play? (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
On The Road To Find Out (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Father and Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
Father and Son (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
Wild World (TV Concert, France, 01.11.1970)

 

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