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A&M's 32-track retrospective of eccentric singer/songwriter Cat Stevens manages to cram into two discs what 2001's On the Road to Find Out box set tried to accomplish over four. While not as informative or "rarities"-heavy, Gold tells the artist's story with utter succinctness, from earnest, post-counterculture semi-hedonist to Islamic recluse. All of the key tracks -- digitally remastered from the original two-track masters -- are here ("Wild World," "The Wind," "Another Saturday Night," "Moonshadow," "Where Do the Children Play?") as well as deeper cuts like "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" and all 18 minutes of "Foreigner Suite." Also included is Stevens' most recent composition. Originally released as a digital download, the emotional and surprisingly rousing "Indian Ocean" was recorded for Stevens' Small Kindness charity to benefit children from the Aceh region who were affected by the December 2004 tsunami.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/15/2005
Label: A&M
UPC: 0602498328231
catalogNumber: 000542002
Rank: 3282


Disc 1

  1. Matthew & Son
  2. Here Comes My Baby
  3. The First Cut Is the Deepest
  4. Lady d'Arbanville
  5. Trouble
  6. Where Do the Children Play?
  7. Hard Headed Woman
  8. Wild World
  9. Sad Lisa
  10. Father and Son
  11. Don't Be Shy
  12. If You Want to Sing Out, Sing Out
  13. The Wind
  14. Moonshadow
  15. Morning Has Broken
  16. Bitterblue
  17. Peace Train

Disc 2

  1. Sitting
  2. Silent Sunlight
  3. Angelsea
  4. Can't Keep It In
  5. 18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)
  6. The Hurt
  7. Foreigner Suite
  8. Oh Very Young
  9. King of Trees
  10. Another Saturday Night
  11. Drywood
  12. (Remember the Days of the) Old School Yard
  13. (I Never Wanted) To Be a Star
  14. Last Love Song
  15. Indian Ocean

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Primary Artist,Synthesizer,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards,Vocals
Rick Wakeman   Piano
Patti Austin   Vocals
Peter Gabriel   Flute
Art Garfunkel   Vocals,Background Vocals
Eric Johnson   Guitar
Brenda Russell   Vocals
Luther Vandross   Vocals
David Sanborn   Alto Saxophone
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Pete Carr   Guitar
Elkie Brooks   Vocals
Alun Davies   Guitar,Vocals
Herbie Flowers   Bass,Bass Guitar
Ray Gomez   Guitar
Linda Lewis   Vocals
Simon Nicol   Guitar
Don Weller   Saxophone
Lewis Furey   Vocals
Tasha Thomas   Vocals
David Angell   Violin
Chico Batera   Percussion
Barry Beckett   Keyboards
Carla Benson   Vocals
Evette Benton   Vocals
Bill Berg   Drums
Harvey Burns   Percussion
Brian Cole   Steel Guitar
Gerry Conway   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Armando Anthony Corea   Piano
Jim Cregan   Guitar
David Davidson   Violin
Gordie Fleming   Accordion
Carl Hall   Vocals
Roland Harker   Banjo
Angelos Hatzipavli   Bouzouki
David Hood   Bass
Barbara Ingram   Vocals
Alan James   Bass
Melba Joyce   Vocals
Anthony LaMarchina   Cello
Marjorie Lagerwall   Harp
Will Lee   Bass
Bruce Lynch   Bass
Suzanne Lynch   Vocals
John Marson   Harp
Paul Martinez   Bass
Barbara Massey   Vocals
Dave Mattacks   Drums
Barry Morgan   Drums
Weldon Myrick   Steel Guitar
Andy Newmark   Drums
Bernard "Pretty" Purdie   Drums
Jean Roussel   Keyboards
Paul Samwell-Smith   Vocals
Broderick Smith   Harmonica
Graham Smith   Harmonica
Larry Steele   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Conga,Vocals
Andreas Toumazis   Bouzouki
Carmen Twillie   Vocals
Mark Warner   Guitar
Kristin Wilkinson   Viola
Reggie Young   Guitar
Anna Rugis   Vocals
Vincent Beck   Vocals
Alan Tew   Musical Direction
John Rostein   Violin
Love Sponge String Quartet   Strings
Steve Jordan   Drums
Martin Terefe   Bass
Neil Primrose   Drums
Ed Harcourt   Wurlitzer
Jim "Shaft" Ryan   Guitar
John Fell Ryan   Bass
Magne F   Piano (Upright)
Vincent Gloud   Vocals
Jim Henson Project   Piano

Technical Credits

Sam Cooke   Composer
Yusuf (Cat Stevens)   Composer,Producer,String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,Associate Compilation Producer
Mike Hurst   Producer
Gene Page   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
David Campbell   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
David Davidson   String Arrangements
David Kershenbaum   Producer
Del Newman   String Arrangements
Richard Niles   String Arrangements
Jean Roussel   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment
Paul Samwell-Smith   Producer
Derek Wadsworth   String Arrangements
Kelly Pribble   Engineer
Jim McCrary   Inlay Photography
Meire Murakami   Illustrations
Martin Terefe   Producer
Bobby Shin   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Andreas Olsson   Engineer
Daniel Gordon   Associate Compilation Producer
Marcus Pungetti   Illustrations
Calvin Massey   Composer

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