Cat Stevens ‎– Tea For The Tillerman

Island Records ‎– 842 352-1
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold


A1 Where Do The Children Play? 3:50
A2 Hard Headed Woman 3:46
A3 Wild World 3:18
A4 Sad Lisa 3:40
A5 Miles From Nowhere 3:32
B1 But I Might Die Tonight 1:50
B2 Longer Boats 3:10
B3 Into White 3:24
B4 On The Road To Findout 5:07
B5 Father And Son 3:37
B6 Tea For The Tillerman 1:01

Companies, etc.



180 gram vinyl
Palm tree Island labels.

A1 is printed as A1 “Where Do The Children Play” in the gatefold sleeve.
A2 is printed as "Hard-headed Woman" in the gatefold sleeve.
B1 from the film 'Deep End'.
B5 is printed as "Father & Son" in the gatefold sleeve. From 'Revolussia'. [a shelved musical for which Cat Stevens wrote the yet unreleased 12 songs soundtrack in 1970].

Published by: Irving Music, Inc. BMI
Freshwater Music
℗ 1970 Universal Island Records Ltd.
© 1970 Universal Island Records Ltd.
Made in the EU.

Comes with a german postcard for Ant-wort-Postkarte Universal Music Service

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 42284 23521 1
  • Barcode (String): 042284235211
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1, stamped runout grooves): A33 842352‒1 S1 320
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2, stamped runout grooves): A33 842352‒1 S2 320
  • Rights Society: BIEM/MCPS
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Label Code: LC 00407

Other Versions (5 of 288) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9135 Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman(LP, Album, Pin) Island Records ILPS 9135 UK 1970 Sell This Version
TLP-60216, I-85678 Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman(LP, Album) Island Records Ltd., Island Records Ltd. TLP-60216, I-85678 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version
DC-25 Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman(8-Trk, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Cat Stevens) DC-25 US Unknown Sell This Version
85 678 XOT Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 85 678 XOT Germany 1976 Sell This Version
54 250 DT Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman(Cass, Album) Island Records 54 250 DT Germany 1970 Sell This Version


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May 2, 2020
What year is this pressing from? It's not printed on the vinyl or cover. Discogs says ''unknown''.


November 15, 2019
edited 9 months ago
In contrast to the other reviews the copy I have received plays beautifully, is completely flat and only had some slight noise in fill parts only. I cleaned it on a VC-S and have now played it with a 2M Black on a Thorens table and then with an Ortofon MC Quintet on a Pro-ject table. Highs are crisp as can be hoped for, vocals are centred and clear and the bass frequencies well balanced. I bought this despite the reviews at a great price, with the intention of buying an analogue productions press later, but there is nothing wrong at all with the copy I received....


November 6, 2019

I also concur about the sound quality of this pressing. The bass is very heavy - I thought for a moment that the 'Direct' control on my amplifter has been turned off and the bass intensity set to maximum.

I wish I had purchased an original used pressing with a good media rating.


November 14, 2018

I concur that this is not an amazing pressing, sound quality is not bad but it is indeed a bit muddy on the low end and there are a few pops and clicks and some background noise but for its price it’s ok. I would not buy this pressing again but it’s a decent copy.


June 28, 2017

Purchased this new and sealed in 2017. Both the disc and sleeve are marked '1970 Universal Island Records Ltd'.
Unsure if disc is 180g but certainly feels heavier than vinyl made in years gone by.
Sound quality is good.


December 26, 2015
Horrible sounding copy, don't waste your money on this. Only good to replace an old bad copy you found in a bin.


December 20, 2015
edited over 5 years ago

There is a "breath" noise during tracks but decreases between tracks. The bass is "muddy". Bought new but a surface noise is present and there are a lot of crackling sounds, pops, ticks and clicks. The sound is sometime saturated and there is a small amount of sibiliance or tape hissing (not from my turntable). Acoustic guitars are crisp though.
My A&M brown label copy sounds a lot better but is unfortunately G+.
I bought this one because of the relatively low price and to own a brand new copy of one of my favourite album.
Not my definitive copy though...