Yusuf/Cat Stevens has shared a new lyric video for “Morning Has Broken,” as he celebrates the 50th anniversary of Teaser and the Firecat this year.
The lyric video for “Morning Has Broken,” which was directed by Yusuf, shows images of Cat Stevens in 1971.
“‘Morning Has Broken’ was adapted from a traditional hymn with words by Eleanor Farjeon. The song’s message beautifully reflected Cat’s growing spiritual awareness in the early 1970s; a sense of wonderment, awe and gratitude for the miracle of creation is expressed through praise for the coming of the new day. Cat arranged the song, giving it his own inimical sense of style and passion and invited Rick Wakeman of YES to record the now legendary piano part,” reads the description of the lyric video on YouTube.
Yusuf/Cat Stevens released a 50th anniversary Deluxe Edition of his multi-platinum selling landmark album, Teaser and the Firecat, on November 12 via A&M/UMe. The deluxe box set features previously unheard demos, alternative mixes, and live recordings from the era.
The new edition of Teaser and the Firecat includes 41 previously unreleased audio tracks and 21 live video performances on disc for the first time, along with an entire CD and LP of studio demos and alternate mixes; a stunning 44-page soft cover replica of the original Teaser and the Firecat book, hand written and illustrated by Yusuf in 1972; and a 108-page hard-cover essay book, alongside a host of other rarities across 4CDs, Blu-Ray, 2 LPs and 7″ vinyl.
The 50th anniversary remaster of the album was mixed by David Hefti on CD and LP, at Abbey Road Studios, and was overseen by original album producer Paul Samwell-Smith.
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