Tea for the Tillerman is the fourth studio album by the singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. This album, Stevens’ second during 1970, includes many of Stevens’ best-known songs including “Where Do the Children Play?”, “Hard Headed Woman”, “Wild World”, “Sad Lisa”, “Into White”, and “Father and Son”.
Four of the tracks (“Where Do the Children Play?”, “On the Road to Find Out”, “Tea for the Tillerman”, and “Miles from Nowhere”) were featured in the Hal Ashby and Colin Higgins’s black comedy film Harold and Maude, in 1971. The track “But I Might Die Tonight” was featured in the film Deep End directed by Jerzy Skolimowski in 1970. “Tea for the Tillerman” was also used over the end credits for the BBC TV show Extras. The track “Father and Son” is featured in the 2017 superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 directed by James Gunn. Stevens, a former art student, created the artwork featured on the record’s cover.
With “Wild World” as an advance single, this was the album that brought Stevens worldwide fame. The album itself charted into the top 10 in the United States.
In November 2008, a “Deluxe Edition” was released featuring a second disc of demos and live recordings. In January 2012, a hi-res 24/192 kHz version was remastered using an Ampex ATR100 and a MSB Technology Studio ADC and released on HDtracks.com.