Greatest Hits (Cat Stevens album)

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Greatest Hits
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Greatest hits album by
Released20 June 1975
GenreFolk rock, soft rock
Length39:16
LabelA&M (US, Canada, Japan)
Island (UK, Europe, Australia)
ProducerCat Stevens, Paul Samwell-Smith
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]

Greatest Hits is a 1975 compilation album by Cat Stevens. It reached #2 in the UK Albums Chart and peaked at #6 on the Billboard 200. Though made up mostly of tracks from his five previous studio albums, Cat Stevens' Greatest Hits did contain one new song, "Two Fine People", which was also released as a single in 1975, and the previous non-album single, "Another Saturday Night". Both singles charted at No. 33 and No. 6, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks by Cat Stevens, unless otherwise noted.

Side one

  1. "Wild World" – 3:22
  2. "Oh Very Young" – 2:34
  3. "Can't Keep It In" – 2:59
  4. "Hard Headed Woman" – 3:49
  5. "Moonshadow" – 2:49
  6. "Two Fine People" – 3:33

Side two

  1. "Peace Train" – 4:13
  2. "Ready" – 3:16
  3. "Father and Son" – 3:41
  4. "Sitting" – 3:13
  5. "Morning Has Broken" (Eleanor Farjeon) – 3:18
  6. "Another Saturday Night" (Sam Cooke) – 2:29

Charts[edit]

Chart (1975/76) Peak
position
Australia (Kent Music Report)[3] 41
United Kingdom (Official Charts Company) 2
United States (Billboard 200) 6

Certifications and sales[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Germany (BVMI)[4] 2× Platinum 1,000,000^
Sweden 150,000[5]
United Kingdom (BPI)[6] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[7] 4× Platinum 4,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Greatest Hits at AllMusic
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: S". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 13, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 293. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  4. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (Cat Stevens; 'Greatest Hits')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  5. ^ Newman, Melinda (11 December 1975). "Stockholm Group". Billboard. p. S-14. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  6. ^ "British album certifications – Cat Stevens – Greatest Hits". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 7 June 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Greatest Hits in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.
  7. ^ "American album certifications – Cat Stevens – Cat Stevens Greatest Hits". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved 7 June 2019. If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH.