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YUSUF / CAT STEVENS REVEALS UNEARTHED “LADY D’ARBANVILLE” VIDEO FROM 1970 WITH NEWLY REMASTERED AUDIO

 “LADY D’ARBANVILLE” (LIVE AT THE BBC) OUT NOW

 

MONA BONE JAKON & TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN 50TH ANNIVERSARY SUPER DELUXE BOX SETS DUE DECEMBER 4

 

 

05 NOVEMBER 2020 (TORONTO, ON) - As part of the 50th anniversary celebration of Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ classic album Mona Bone Jackon, a video recorded to promote the opening track “Lady D’Arbanville” has been rediscovered while delving deep in his vaults. Recorded in 1970, the video combines newly remastered audio with footage which features the song’s muse Patti D’Arbanville herself, supporting the song’s somber yet romantic mood. Watch the rare footage here.

 

Also available today on streaming services is “Lady D’Arbanville (Live at the BBC) which, will feature on the upcoming Mona Bone Jakon 50th anniversary Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition box set. “Lady D’Arbanville” (Live at the BBC) is one of 24 previously unreleased songs, including an entire CD of unheard studio demos. Released only seven months apart in 1970, Tea for the Tillerman will also be celebrated as a 50th anniversary Super Deluxe Collector’s Edition Box, with both classic albums due for release on December 4, 2020 via A&M/UMe/Universal Music Canada, the country's leading music company.

 

Listen to "“Lady D’Arbanville” (Live at the BBC) HERE and watch the video HERE.

 

“Lady D’Arbanville” is one of the most striking songs in the entire Yusuf / Cat Stevens cannon. Being the first track on Mona Bone Jakon as well as the album’s lead single, it is the song that introduced the world to the new stripped-down acoustic Cat Stevens sound of 1970, a radical departure from his ‘60s polished pop offerings.

 

The song’s mournful narrative, in which a lover grieves for the death of the eponymous Lady D’Arbanville, is a metaphor for the end of the relationship between Cat and the American model-actress Patti D’Arbanville. Few songs in all of popular music are as steeped in classical English lyrical traditions as “Lady D’Arbanville,” sharing more in common with the Romantic poetry of Keats, P.B. Shelley and Coleridge than it does with its musical contemporaries. 1970 was filled with brilliant singles - Free’s “All Right Now,” The Kinks’ “Lola” and The Guess Who’s “American Woman,” but by comparison “Lady D’Arbanville” feels like it comes from both an entirely different time period and a radically different mindset.

 

As part of the 50th anniversary celebration, the rare music video recorded in 1970 to promote “Lady D’Arbanville” has been rediscovered and released with remastered audio. Filmed in black and white, it features both Cat and Patti in a Gothic English mansion. Cat plays his guitar and sings passionately as Patti drifts around the building like an apparition. At no point do the two characters interact, enhancing the feeling of loss and separation that is a central lyrical theme.

 

Upon its release as a single “Lady D’Arbanville” proved to be a hit in territories including France, the Netherlands and made it to number 8 in the UK charts. Listeners were beguiled by its enchanting Romantic style and passionate rhythmic drive. Its success laid the foundations of Cat’s reputation as a romantic and poetic artist for the modern age and built enough momentum for him to continue the journey of musical and personal self-discovery that he would share with ever increasing audiences over the years to come.

 

50th Anniversary Super Deluxe Editions of Mona Bone Jakon and Tea for the Tillerman will be released on December 4th via A&M/UMe.

 

 

PRE-ORDER MONA BONE JAKON HERE & TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN HERE

 

Mona Bone Jakon - Boxset Tracklist:

(CD1) Original Album (2020 Remaster)

  1. Lady D’Arbanville
  2. Maybe You’re Right
  3. Pop Star
  4. I Think I See The Light
  5. Trouble
  6. Mona Bone Jakon
  7. I Wish, I Wish
  8. Katmandu
  9. Time
  10. Fill My Eyes
  11. Lilywhite

(CD2 / 1LP) Original Album (2020 Mix)

  1. Lady D’Arbanville
  2. Maybe You’re Right
  3. Pop Star
  4. I Think I See The Light
  5. Trouble
  6. Mona Bone Jakon
  7. I Wish, I Wish
  8. Katmandu
  9. Time
  10. Fill My Eyes
  11. Lilywhite

(CD3) Demos

  1. Maybe You’re Right (Studio Demo)
  2. I Think I See The Light (Studio Demo)
  3. Trouble (Studio Demo)
  4. Mona Bone Jakon (Home Demo)
  5. I Wish I Wish (Studio Demo)
  6. Katmandu (Studio Demo)
  7. Time (Studio Demo)
  8. Fill My Eyes (Studio Demo)
  9. I Want Some Sun (Studio Demo)

(CD4) Live

  1. Interview (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  2. Lady D’Arbanville (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  3. Maybe You’re Right (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  4. Trouble (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  5. Katmandu (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  6. Changes IV (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  7. Time / Fill My Eyes )Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  8. Where Do The Children Play (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  9. Lady D'Arbanville (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  10. Maybe You're Right (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  11. Father & Son (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  12. Lady D’Arbanville (BEATCLUB (GERMANY) 25.08.70)
  13. Lady D’Arbanville (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  14. Maybe You’re Right (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  15. Katmandu (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  16. Interview (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  17. Lady D’Arbanville (DEUX SUR LA 2 (FRANCE), 12.10.70)
  18. Maybe You’re Right (POP DEUX (FRANCE) 27.02.1971)

 

(Blu-Ray disc) Music Video & Live Videos + High Res Audio of Original Album (2020 Mix)

  1. Lady D’Arbanville (Official Video)
  2. Lady D’Arbanville (BEATCLUB (GERMANY) 25.08.70)
  3. Lady D’Arbanville (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  4. Maybe You’re Right (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  5. Katmandu (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  6. Interview (TV CONCERT (FRANCE) 01.11.1970)
  7. Lady D’Arbanville (DEUX SUR LA 2 (FRANCE), 12.10.70)
  8. Maybe You’re Right (POP DEUX (FRANCE) 27.02.1971)
  9. Maybe You’re Right (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)

 

(12” Etched Vinyl) Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival (08/08/70)

  1. Changes IV
  2. Time / Fill My Eyes
  3. Where Do The Children Play
  4. Lady D'Arbanville
  5. Maybe You're Right
  6. Father & Son

 

Mona Bone Jakon - 2CD Deluxe Tracklist:

(CD1) Original Album Remastered

  1. Lady D’Arbanville
  2. Maybe You’re Right
  3. Pop Star
  4. I Think I See The Light
  5. Trouble
  6. Mona Bone Jakon
  7. I Wish, I Wish
  8. Katmandu
  9. Time
  10. Fill My Eyes
  11. Lilywhite

(CD2) Demos / Live

  1. Maybe You’re Right (Studio Demo)
  2. I Think I See The Light (Studio Demo)
  3. Trouble (Studio Demo)
  4. I Wish I Wish (Studio Demo
  5. I Want Some Sun (Studio Demo)
  6. Interview (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  7. Lady D’Arbanville (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  8. Katmandu (Live At The BBC (16/06/70)
  9. Time / Fill My Eyes (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)
  10. Maybe You're Right (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival, 08/08/70)

 

Mona Bone Jakon - 1CD Remaster Tracklist:

  1. Lady D’Arbanville
  2. Maybe You’re Right
  3. Pop Star
  4. I Think I See The Light
  5. Trouble
  6. Mona Bone Jakon
  7. I Wish, I Wish
  8. Katmandu
  9. Time
  10. Fill My Eyes
  11. Lilywhite

 

Tea for the Tillerman - Boxset Tracklist:

(CD1) Original Album (2020 Remaster)

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea For The Tillerman    

(CD2 / 1LP) Original Album (2020 Mix)

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea For The Tillerman

(CD3) Tea For The Tillerman 2

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea For The Tillerman

(CD4) Demos / Outtakes / Alternate Versions

  1. Wild World (Demo)
  2. Miles From Nowhere (Studio Demo)
  3. But I Might Die Tonight (Deep End Movie Version)
  4. Can This Be Love?
  5. Honey Man (duet with Elton John)
  6. It’s So Good
  7. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (Demo)
  8. Don’t Be Shy (Demo)
  9. I’ve Got A Thing About Seeing My Grandson Grow Old
  10. Love Lives In The Sky
  11. The Joke
  12. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out
  13. Don’t Be Shy

(CD5) (Live)

  1. Where Do The Children Play? (Live at the Troubadour)
  2. Hard Headed Woman (Live at the Troubadour)
  3. Wild World (Live at the Troubadour)
  4. Longer Boats (Live at the Troubadour)
  5. Into White (Live at the Troubadour)
  6. On The Road To Find Out (Live at the Troubadour)
  7. Father And Son (Live at the Troubadour)
  8. Where Do The Children Play (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  9. Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  10. Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  11. Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  12. Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  13. On The Road To Find Out (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  14. Father And Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  15. Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  16. Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  17. Tea For The Tillerman (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  18. Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  19. Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  20. Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
  21. Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
  22. Moonshadow (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  23. Father And Son (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  24. Changes IV (Live At Fillmore East (1970)
  25. Peace Train (Live At Fillmore East (1970)

 

(Blu-ray disc) Music Video & Live Videos + High Res Audio of Original Album (2020 Mix)

  1. Father And Son - Official Video
  2. Where Do The Children Play (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  3. Wild World (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  4. Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  5. Miles From Nowhere (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  6. Longer Boats (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  7. On The Road To Findout (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  8. Father And Son (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71)
  9. Wild World (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  10. Into White (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  11. Father And Son (Cat Stevens In Concert, 27/11/1971)
  12. Wild World (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  13. Hard Headed Woman (Beat Club, 25.08.70)
  14. Wild World (Gala du Midem, France 24.01.71)
  15. Wild World (Deux Sur La 2, France, 12.10.70)
  16. Wild World (TV Concert, France, 01.11.1970)

 

(12”) Live At The Troubadour, 1970

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Longer Boats
  5. Into White
  6. On The Road To Find Out
  7. Father and Son

 

Tea for the Tillerman - 2CD Deluxe Tracklist:

(CD1) Original Album Remastered

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea For The Tillerman

(CD2) Demos & Live

  1. Wild World (Demo)
  2. Miles From Nowhere (Studio Demo)
  3. But I Might Die Tonight (Deep End Movie Verison)
  4. Can This Be Love?
  5. Honey Man (duet with Elton John)
  6. If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out (Demo)
  7. Don’t Be Shy (Demo)
  8. Wild World (Live at the Troubadour)
  9. Longer Boats (Live at the Troubadour)
  10. Into White (Live at the Troubadour)
  11. Where Do The Children Play (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71))
  12. Hard Headed Woman (Live At KCET Studios, Los Angeles, USA (08/06/71))
  13. Father and Son (BBC Radio, 08/11/1970)
  14. Tea For The Tillerman (BBC Radio, 08/11/1970)

 

Tea for the Tillerman - 1CD Remaster Tracklist:

  1. Where Do The Children Play?
  2. Hard Headed Woman
  3. Wild World
  4. Sad Lisa
  5. Miles From Nowhere
  6. But I might Die Tonight
  7. Longer Boats
  8. Into White
  9. On The Road To Find Out
  10. Father and Son
  11. Tea For The Tillerman

 

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