FINALLY, fans of the film Harold and Maude can have all the songs! With this release, if you're a Harold and Maude fan, you get the songs from the soundtrack that was never released in the U.S.
Aside from that....this is a great selection of some of his tunes that include a few that were not released anywhere else but here at the time of this release and a couple of hits that didn't make his original Greatest Hits LP.
"I Want To Live In A Wigwam" was released in the U.S. as a single at the time the CD was released to promote it...they'd have been better off and more successful releasing one of the lesser known tracks from the Harold and Maude soundtrack, even though Wigwam did recieve a quite a bit of radio play, despite his change in religion stirring up controversy this collection did still fare well with diehard fans. Wigwam did little on the charts after it's release.
But, on this LP, included are his classic "Father and Son" which, still to this day, is one of his cuts favored by fans and probably one of his best known songs that did okay as a single but, since then has grown to cult status as probably his best work ever released. This disc also features the hits: "Trouble", "On The Road To Find Out", "If You Want To Sing Out, Sing Out" and "Where Do The Children Play" all having been featured in the film "Harold and Maude" that also have achieved cult classic status.
While this release is a little uneven (probably because Cat Stevens had little to do with it's production) and the intent on A&M to cash in on what was left of his popularity and his catalog, it is still a great LP and paired with his "Greatest Hits" CD, would make a good cross section of his best work from this period in his life/career.
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