Tea For The Tillerman

Release date
30 May 2000
Running length
11 tracks
Running time


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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Where Do The Children Play? 3:52 134,077
2 Hard Headed Woman 3:48 163,621
3 Wild World 3:20 494,095
4 Sad Lisa 3:25 136,885
5 Miles From Nowhere 3:37 81,865
6 But I Might Die Tonight 1:53 66,419
7 Longer Boats 3:13 63,474
8 Into White 3:25 97,810
9 On The Road To Find Out 5:08 73,042
10 Father And Son 3:43 358,410
11 Tea For The Tillerman 1:02 97,972

About this album

Tea for the Tillerman is a highly-regarded album by singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This album, Stevens’ second during 1970, includes many of Stevens’ most memorable and beloved songs by his fans, including “Where Do the Children Play?,” “Hard Headed Woman,” “Wild World,” “Sad Lisa,” “Into White” and “Father and Son.” Four of the tracks (“Where Do the Children Play?”, “On the Road to Find Out”, “Tea for the Tillerman” and “Miles from Nowhere”) were featured in the Hal Ashby and Colin Higgins’ black comedy film entitled Harold and Maude, in 1971, gaining Stevens more fans long afterward. The track “But I Might Die Tonight” was featured on another 1971 film: Deep End by Jerzy Skolimowski. Stevens, a former art student, created the artwork featured on the record’s cover.

With “Wild World” as an advance single, this was the album that brought Stevens world-wide fame. The album itself charted into the top 10 in the United States, where he had previously had few listeners.
On November 18, 2003, Rolling Stone Magazine included this album in its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time list at number 206.

In 2006, the album was included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. In 2007, the album was included in the list of “The Definitive 200 Albums of All Time”, released by The National Association of Recording Merchandisers and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In November 2008, a ‘Deluxe Edition’ was released featuring a second disc of demos and live recordings.

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  • crownanchor

    so wonderland-oriented........

    13 May 2013 Reply
  • ana_kelly

    I'm in love.

    26 Jul 2012 Reply
  • silverlage


    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • francesko901

    Why Cat Stevens plays song of Mr. Big? He does not have enough own songs? ;)

    24 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Super-Bear

    Ohhh baby, baby it's a wild world <3

    13 Feb 2012 Reply
  • nssworld

    Solid AM gold...

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • TheFatChocobo

    Hard to believe how beautiful this album is!

    11 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Kaboomsk

    @ margybee: Spot on!!

    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • obscurusolitudo

    Sad Lisa. <3

    2 Feb 2011 Reply
  • crowqueen

    Some bizarre songs, but one of the best albums and worth a listen to get an impression of what it is like to be on drugs without having to take any.

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • caer_amethon

    das einzig wahre album. jedes aber auch jedes lied einfach nur absolut spitze.

    10 Sep 2010 Reply
  • layhands

    absolutely amazing, not a dry moment here. one of the best

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • wendell3


    30 Apr 2010 Reply
  • Jayneymo

    I used to lug this (and 24 other albums ) around the world (hitching) with a portable battery record player. Aren't mp3 players wonderful :o))

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • JezzB

    This was one of the first albums i ever owned and i still love it.

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Harmony4316

    Takes me back!! I Love this album!!

    28 Dec 2009 Reply
  • margybee

    So much love for this album! It feels like sitting, wrapped up in a well-worn blanket next to a cozy fire, sipping hot apple cider. Feels like a place I could dream of forever, always slightly out of reach but precious in dreams...

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • nNiemand

    My favorite Cat Steven's album

    25 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Bluedots

    Cat Stevens gets better and better, eg.

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
  • suzqs

    This was always my favorite Cat Stevens album

    27 May 2009 Reply
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