Mona Bone Jakon Box Set (Super Deluxe Edition)

Mona Bone Jakon Box Set (Super Deluxe Edition)

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Following the 1967 Decca releases of Matthew & Son and New Masters, Cat Stevens became a bone fide pop star. However, stardom and a year recovering from TB gave him pause and time to reflect.

 

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. Produced by Paul Samwell-Smith (formerly of The Yardbirds), the album featured the single “Lady D’Arbanville” as well as the fan favourites “I Wish, I Wish” and “Maybe You’re Right”. The track “Katmandu” also featured Peter Gabriel on flute! 50 years on, the songs on Mona Bone Jakon still sound as fresh as the day they were recorded. Presented here in a brand new 2020 Remastered version on CD, as well as in a new 2020 Mix (by David Hefti) on CD and LP, the Super Deluxe Edition also includes an exclusive third CD of previously unreleased demos, and a fourth CD featuring 18 live performances from 1970/71.

 

This 50th anniversary set is rounded out with a live 12” etched vinyl E.P. of the 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.

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


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


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

CD1 - Original Album Remixed
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 / Outtakes / Live (running order TBC)
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)


CD2 - 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


CD3 - Demos + Outtakes
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 Katmandu (Recorded For ORTF, Pop deux / 1970)
14 Maybe You’re Right (Recorded For ORTF, Pop deux / 1970)
15 Lady D’Arbanville – (Recorded For ORTF, Pop deux / 1970)


LP
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
12 2CD Deluxe