Mona Bone Jakon
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P. of a rare audience recording of Live At Plumpton Jazz and 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. Journalist Robert Chalmers reiterated this point for a 2003 interview with Yusuf Islam for The Independent on Sunday when he wrote: "When [Stevens] re-emerged in 1969, he had more than 40 new songs and released three triumphant albums in 15 months on Chris Blackwell's Island label: Mona Bone Jakon (his pet word for penis), Tea for the Tillerman and Teaser and the Firecat. The album sold slowly (at first) but over time has been certified Gold for sales/shipments of more than 500,000 copies in the United States. People are being used by those in power "like a pig in a cage on antibiotics"--being pacified with things like new phones and cool gadgets and houses while being sucked dry. Emerging from his recuperation with a new deal with Island Records, 1970 saw the release of Mona Bone Jakon, and with it a new sound which would forge the Cat Stevens sound we know and love today.
After a meteoric start to his career, surprising even his original producer at Deram Records with the hit singles " I Love My Dog", " Matthew and Son", and " I'm Gonna Get Me a Gun", Stevens' debut album, Matthew and Son, began charting. IF YOU WANT AN OVERVIEW OF HIS WHOLE CAREER GO FOR ONE OF THE COMPILATIONS - BUT TO ME THESE THREE ALBUMS REPRESENT CAT AT HIS VERY PEAK. As if, for some crime in the past all my favourite albums have been minced up, tarted up or otherwise messed up by some embryo producer with a kilo up his nose who happens to have had a gold disc with Beyonce. The reason I did not choos 5 stars is that I play it in the car and there must be something wrong with the actual CD as it does not behave like the others I play in my car. THE NEXT TWO ALBUMS PERFECTED THE NEW STYLE - TEA FOR THE TILLERMAN HIS PEAK IN TERMS OF SONGWRITING, TEASER AND THE FIRECAT HIS MOST COMMERCIAL.Preciso che questo è il secondo disco, il primo l'ho restituito perchè ondulato malamente e non poteva essere ascoltato. 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. 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.
In the second verse, Ed sings about the role of grief in his friend’s plight and his dwindling faith in prayer. After his recovery, he negotiated out of his contract with Deram Records and worked with former Yardbirds bassist Paul Samwell-Smith on a stripped-down sound. He continues by adding that this person is feeling the weight of having disappointed his father and doesn’t have any friends to rely on in this difficult moment. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.Samwell-Smith also produced the album and brought Stevens a high-fidelity sound that was not as present on his previous releases. Skiba sings it in a kind of exasperated way like He's tired of hearing this negative view constantly and just allowing that person to continue feeling the way they feel knowing he can't do anything about it.