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Album Review

It is impossible to compile a single-disc greatest-hits compilation for Cat Stevens that will come close to satisfying all of his admirers. The Very Best of Cat Stevens is the fifth major attempt to do so and, like its predecessors, it is challenged by its subject's success. Remember Cat Stevens: The Ultimate Collection is the longest of the five (24 tracks) and may be the most comprehensive. But The Very Best of Cat Stevens, released just a year later, has several advantages that make it more appealing. To begin with, it is the only compilation to sequence chronologically songs from every one of Stevens' albums, including the experimental Foreigner. It also contains the delightful folk creed "The Wind," which was a glaring omission from the so-called Ultimate Collection. Most significantly, it contains the previously unreleased "I've Got a Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old." Stevens recorded a demo of the song during the Mona Bone Jakon sessions in 1970, but it never saw the light of day until it was remixed for this collection. Perhaps this was because it was considered too eccentric for public consumption, straddling the line between the hook-rich pop of Stevens' '60s records and the groundbreaking folk-rock of his '70s efforts. If so, the public was vastly underestimated. The song is a buried treasure that fits in perfectly in the company of Stevens' best work.

Customer Reviews

Cat Stevens for the Uninitiated

Frightened of buying a Cat Stevens album because you aren't sure whether you will like his music? If that is the case then this is the album for you. From the very first track to the last you will be invited into the world of Cat Stevens' music. The tracks represent the best of his career from the early days in the 60's with Matthew & Son and take tracks from all of his albums. My particular favourite is Lady D'Arbanville which I first heard in 1970 whilst sitting in a coffee bar - that sent me out to purchase Mona Bona Jakon which was to be the first of many Cat Stevens albums. Give it a listen - it will be worth the effort. You will soon be raiding the iTunes store to download more of his albums.

Pure Pure Music

A timeless trip of pure nostalgia which any listener will devour. A tribute to the simplcity of word and melody. A must have reference.

A classic!

I love this album because it is so happy! I love 'Another Saturday Night'. You should definately invest in it!


Born: 21 July 1948 in London, England

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Cat Stevens, born Steven Demetre Georgiou, was the son of a Swedish mother and a Greek father who ran a restaurant in London. He became interested in folk music and rock & roll in his teens while attending Hammersmith College and in 1965 began performing under the name Steve Adams. Mike Hurst, a former member of the folk-pop group the Springfields, who had become a record producer, heard him and took him into a recording studio to cut his composition "I Love My Dog." This demo caused Decca Records...
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