The stop motion video of “Father and Son” by Cat Stevens

Giulia Guido

Next November, one of the most famous and best-selling albums in the history of music will turn 50 years old. It was in fact November 23, 1970, when Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens was released, which contains one of the most beautiful songs ever “Father and Son“.

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary, Yusuf got back to that masterpiece by launching a few days ago an updated version called “Tea for the Tillerman²“, preceded by the release a few months ago of a new video for the song “Where Do The Children Play?“, and now focusing on “Father and Son“. Also this time the stop motion video was made by Chris Hopewell, but Cat Stevens didn’t stop at the images.

In fact, for the 2020 version, Cat Stevens re-recorded the piece and then merged it with the 1970 version. The famous dialogue between father and son becomes even more realistic, because for the son’s voice the recording from 50 years ago has been kept, while for the father’s voice the new one has been chosen.

Written by Giulia Guido
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