Cat Stevens ‎– Tea For The Tillerman

Island Records ‎– 842 352-1
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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 234) 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
ORK 719135 Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman(Cass, Album) Island Records ORK 719135 Italy 1988 Sell This Version
SP-4280, SP 4280 Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman(LP, Album, RE) A&M Records, A&M Records SP-4280, SP 4280 US Unknown Sell This Version
6405 008, ILPS 9135 Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Island Records, Island Records 6405 008, ILPS 9135 France 1971 Sell This Version
B0012188-02 Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam - Tea For The Tillerman(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, RM) A&M Records B0012188-02 US 2008 Sell This Version


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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 2 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...


November 8, 2015
Fantastic sounding record, highly recommend this and can be had for cheap!