Catch Bull at Four
|Catch Bull at Four|
|Studio album by Cat Stevens|
|Released||27 September 1972|
The Manor Studio, Oxfordshire;
Château d'Hérouville, Hérouville, France;
Morgan Studios, London
|Genre||Folk-rock, soft rock|
|Cat Stevens chronology|
|Rolling Stone||(Favorable) |
Catch Bull at Four is the sixth studio album by Cat Stevens. In the United States it spent three weeks at number one on Billboard's album chart. The title is taken from one of the Ten Bulls of Zen.
The song "Sitting" was released as a single in 1973, reaching 16 on the Hot 100 Charts. It's a song about meditation, and the apprehensions that may result from the experiences involving Self-Realization.
All songs written by Cat Stevens except as noted.
- "Sitting" – 3:14
- "Boy with a Moon & Star on His Head" – 5:57
- "Angelsea" – 4:30
- "Silent Sunlight" – 3:00
- "Can't Keep It In" – 2:59
- "18th Avenue (Kansas City Nightmare)" – 4:21
- "Freezing Steel" – 3:40
- "O Caritas" (Andreas Toumazis, Jeremy Taylor, Stevens) – 3:41
- "Sweet Scarlet" – 3:49
- "Ruins" – 4:24
- Cat Stevens – piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano, Wurlitzer electric piano, minimoog, Böhm Diamond organ, Spanish guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric mandolin, RMI Electra piano, synthesizer, penny whistle, drums, percussion, vocals, backing vocals
- Alun Davies – acoustic guitar, Spanish guitar, backing vocals
- Alan James – bass, backing vocals
- Jean Roussel – piano, Hammond organ
- Gerry Conway – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Andreas Toumazis – bouzouki on "O Caritas"
- C.S. Choir – backing vocals on "Freezing Steel" and "O Caritas"
- Linda Lewis – backing vocals on "Angelesea"
- Lauren Cooper - backing vocals on "Angelesea"
- Del Newman – string arrangements
- Jeremy Taylor - spanish guitar, who assisted in translating "O' Caritas" into the Latin language used in the song.
Producer – Paul Samwell-Smith
Catch Bull at Four was well received both commercially and critically. Rolling Stone Magazine was satisfied with the "gorgeous melody and orchestration", while simultaneously disappointed by the lack of a single track comparable to "Morning Has Broken" from Teaser and the Firecat.
- Ruhlmann, William. Catch Bull at Four at AllMusic
- Rolling Stone review
- zen, 10 bulls by Kakuan
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