Cat Stevens

20th Century Masters: Millennium Collection

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If all you are looking for is a Cat Stevens best-of, and need only a little in your collection -- there are people for whom greatest-hits comps make up the majority of their CD shelves -- then this might be for you. There are 12 cuts here, ranging from some of the earliest recognized Stevens records like Tea for the Tillerman and Mona Bone Jakon as well as the multi-platinum Teaser and the Firecat -- right, "Wild World," "The Wind," and "Peace Train" are all here -- to some of his later hits like the criminally underrated "Sitting" and "First Cut Is the Deepest" that made Yusuf Islam a lot of money. His cover of "Morning Has Broken" is here, as is "Hard Headed Woman," "Father and Son," and "Moonshadow." So this is very representative of the artist while night digging deeply into his development. The price is right and the sound is fine if not truly remastered; it's a little thin but most won't notice. If you are looking for something that goes a little deeper, try the Cat Stevens Box Set.

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