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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:47 PM
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Poll question: Best Cat Stevens album:
The poll software allows for only 10 choices, so if your choice for best doesn't appear in the list, please reply with your choice.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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MoseyWalker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:54 PM
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1. Teaser and the Firecat
great, great record.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 07:57 PM
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2. It is great - but I also love "Mona," "Tillerman" and "Buddha."
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Zorro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:45 PM
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3. Tea and Teaser are pretty close
but Tea for the Tillerman wins out in the end for me. More meaningful, angst-ridden songs on that album.
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Katina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 09:57 PM
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4. I have the box set and it still doesn't compare
to Tea.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-16-06 10:59 PM
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5. TEA and TEASER represent the apex of his writing for me. Note for
note, I love those albums well beyond their just being music collections.

They're almost like holy books, and I mean that in the most secular of interpretations.

I honor Stevens' decision to join the sect he joined, but I didn't much care for his calling for Rushdie's head on a platter. It didn't jibe with the man I had always respected for writing "Peace Train" and "How Can I Tell You" and 'Into White."

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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 12:11 AM
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6. I would agree, but I would also include "Mona Bone Jakon" because
it has some great songs on it! "I think I see the Light," "Trouble," "I Wish I Wish," and "Katmadu" rank with his best songs.
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saltpoint Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:06 AM
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7. I'll buy that, you bet. The man has talent.
I miss him.
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benny05 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:39 AM
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9. Mona Bone Jakon my Favorite
But also because many of those songs were featured in the great cult film, "Harold and Maude".

I have greatest hits so I can get all of the good ones.
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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 05:02 AM
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11. Yusuf Islam and Salman Rushdie...
Edited on Thu Aug-17-06 05:04 AM by regnaD kciN
I honor Stevens' decision to join the sect he joined, but I didn't much care for his calling for Rushdie's head on a platter.


Not to be too picky, but he actually didn't. He was asked about the fatwa against Rushdie, and, as a new convert, gave an explanation as to where Shari'a calls for the death penalty for blasphemy. He added "I think that's correct," as in "I think I cited the right passage." However, it was reported by the press that he had said that killing Rushdie would be "correct." In reality, he thought that the death penalty should not apply in this case, because Rushdie wasn't a Muslim living in an Islamic state, and that Muslims had no right to enforce Shari'a in non-Muslim countries (although he did think that Rushdie needed to "repent" and withdraw The Satanic Verses from publication).

I will grant, though, that Yusuf Islam made many extreme statements during his early years as a Muslim. On his web site, a few years ago, he admitted that he held a lot of overzealous opinions typical of enthusiastic new converts to a religion, and that he was now embarrassed by a lot of what he had said back then.

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njdemocrat106 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:20 AM
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8. Tea for the Tillerman, because it has "Father and Son"
That song always gets me a little misty-eyed. I've always thought Stevens was an underrated songwriter, IMO.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-17-06 01:45 AM
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10. Tea, it was a great makeout record
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