Back in 1970 and following a period of illness and recuperation, singer-songwriting troubadour Cat Stevens re-emerged with a new record deal with Island Records and a spiritual and artistic rebirth. ‘Mona Bone Jakon’, his first album for Island, showcased a markedly different change in direction for Cat, unveiling with it a remarkable set of new compositions that included classics like ‘Trouble’, ‘Maybe You’re Right’ and the UK hit single ‘Lady D’Arbanville’. To commemorate the album’s 50th anniversary comes this definitive super deluxe box set of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’. Sounding as fresh as the day it was recorded, the original album is represented here by a brand new 2020 remaster of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road, overseen by original producer Paul Samwell-Smith 2020 on CD, as well as a new 2020 Mix by David Hefti on both CD and LP. The set also includes an exclusive third CD of previously unreleased demos, and a fourth featuring 18 live performances from 1970/71. This box is rounded out with a live 12” etched vinyl E.P. of a rare audience recording of ‘Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival’ from August 1970, and with a BluRay disc featuring the original promo video of ‘Lady D’Arbanville’, plus eight live TV performances, and the HD audio of the new Mona Bone Jakon 2020 Mix. Also included is a 98-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book with extensive new sleevenotes. Finally there’s also a selection of memorabilia including Island Records press kit, two Island press photos, a replica 1970 Plumpton Jaxx and Blues flyer, a Cat Stevens tour sticker and ‘dustbin’ greetings card and pop art print in a card envelope.

Back in 1970 and following a period of illness and recuperation, singer-songwriting troubadour Cat Stevens re-emerged with a new record deal with Island Records and a spiritual and artistic rebirth. ‘Mona Bone Jakon’, his first album for Island, showcased a markedly different change in direction for Cat, unveiling with it a remarkable set of new compositions that included classics like ‘Trouble’, ‘Maybe You’re Right’ and the UK hit single ‘Lady D’Arbanville’. To commemorate the album’s 50th anniversary comes this definitive super deluxe box set of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’. Sounding as fresh as the day it was recorded, the original album is represented here by a brand new 2020 remaster of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road, overseen by original producer Paul Samwell-Smith 2020 on CD, as well as a new 2020 Mix by David Hefti on both CD and LP. The set also includes an exclusive third CD of previously unreleased demos, and a fourth featuring 18 live performances from 1970/71. This box is rounded out with a live 12” etched vinyl E.P. of a rare audience recording of ‘Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival’ from August 1970, and with a BluRay disc featuring the original promo video of ‘Lady D’Arbanville’, plus eight live TV performances, and the HD audio of the new Mona Bone Jakon 2020 Mix. Also included is a 98-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book with extensive new sleevenotes. Finally there’s also a selection of memorabilia including Island Records press kit, two Island press photos, a replica 1970 Plumpton Jaxx and Blues flyer, a Cat Stevens tour sticker and ‘dustbin’ greetings card and pop art print in a card envelope.

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Details

Format: Vinyl
Label: A&M
Rel. Date: 12/04/2020
UPC: 602508395178

Mona Bone Jakon: 50th Anniversary Edition [Super Deluxe Edition]
Artist: Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Format: Vinyl
New: Available 179.98
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Available Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Lady D'arbanville (2020 Mix)
2. Maybe You're Right (2020 Mix)
3. Pop Star (2020 Mix)
4. I Think I See the Light (2020 Mix)
5. Trouble (2020 Mix)
6. Mona Bone Jakon (2020 Mix)
7. I Wish, I Wish (2020 Mix)
8. Katmandu (2020 Mix)
9. Time (2020 Mix)
10. Fill My Eyes (2020 Mix)
11. Lilywhite (2020 Mix)

DISC: 2

1. Lady D'arbanville (Remastered 2020)
2. Maybe You're Right (Remastered 2020)
3. Pop Star (Remastered 2020)
4. I Think I See the Light (Remastered 2020)
5. Trouble (Remastered 2020)
6. Mona Bone Jakon (Remastered 2020)
7. I Wish, I Wish (Remastered 2020)
8. Katmandu (Remastered 2020)
9. Time (Remastered 2020)
10. Fill My Eyes (Remastered 2020)
11. Lilywhite (Remastered 2020)

DISC: 3

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)

DISC: 4

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) 70)
13. Lady D'arbanville (TV Concert (France) 1970)
14. Maybe You're Right (TV Concert (France) 1970)
15. Katmandu (TV Concert (France) 1970)
16. Interview (TV Concert (France) 1970)
17. Lady D'arbanville (Deux Sur la 2 (France), 70)
18. Maybe You're Right (Pop Deux (France) 1971)

DISC: 5

1. Lady D'arbanville (Official Video)
2. Lady D'arbanville (Beatclub (Germany) 70)
3. Lady D'arbanville (TV Concert (France) 1970)
4. Maybe You're Right (TV Concert (France) 1970)
5. Katmandu (TV Concert (France) 1970)
6. Interview (TV Concert (France) 1970)
7. Lady D'arbanville (Deux Sur la 2 (France), 70)
8. Maybe You're Right (Pop Deux (France) 1971)
9. Maybe You're Right (Cat Stevens in Concert, 27/11/1971)

DISC: 6

1. Lady D'arbanville (LP -2020 Mix)
2. Maybe You're Right (LP -2020 Mix)
3. Pop Star (LP -2020 Mix)
4. I Think I See the Light (LP -2020 Mix)
5. Trouble (LP -2020 Mix)
6. Mona Bone Jakon (LP -2020 Mix)
7. I Wish, I Wish (LP -2020 Mix)
8. Katmandu (LP -2020 Mix)
9. Time (LP -2020 Mix)
10. Fill My Eyes (LP -2020 Mix)
11. Lilywhite (LP - 2020 Mix)

DISC: 7

1. Changes IV (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival (08/08/70) (12")
2. Time / Fill My Eyes (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival (08/08/70) (12")
3. Where Do the Children Play (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival (08/08/70) (12")
4. Lady D'arbanville (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival (08/08/70) (12")
5. Maybe You're Right (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival (08/08/70) (12")
6. Father & Son (Live at Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival (08/08/70) (12")

More Info:

Back in 1970 and following a period of illness and recuperation, singer-songwriting troubadour Cat Stevens re-emerged with a new record deal with Island Records and a spiritual and artistic rebirth. ‘Mona Bone Jakon’, his first album for Island, showcased a markedly different change in direction for Cat, unveiling with it a remarkable set of new compositions that included classics like ‘Trouble’, ‘Maybe You’re Right’ and the UK hit single ‘Lady D’Arbanville’. To commemorate the album’s 50th anniversary comes this definitive super deluxe box set of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’. Sounding as fresh as the day it was recorded, the original album is represented here by a brand new 2020 remaster of ‘Mona Bone Jakon’ by Geoff Pesche at Abbey Road, overseen by original producer Paul Samwell-Smith 2020 on CD, as well as a new 2020 Mix by David Hefti on both CD and LP. The set also includes an exclusive third CD of previously unreleased demos, and a fourth featuring 18 live performances from 1970/71. This box is rounded out with a live 12” etched vinyl E.P. of a rare audience recording of ‘Live At Plumpton Jazz & Blues Festival’ from August 1970, and with a BluRay disc featuring the original promo video of ‘Lady D’Arbanville’, plus eight live TV performances, and the HD audio of the new Mona Bone Jakon 2020 Mix. Also included is a 98-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book with extensive new sleevenotes. Finally there’s also a selection of memorabilia including Island Records press kit, two Island press photos, a replica 1970 Plumpton Jaxx and Blues flyer, a Cat Stevens tour sticker and ‘dustbin’ greetings card and pop art print in a card envelope.

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