Teaser and the Firecat is the fifth album by Cat Stevens, released in 1971. It contains 10 songs including the hits "Morning Has Broken," "Moonshadow," and "Peace Train." It is also the title of a children's book written and illustrated by Stevens. The story features the title characters from the album cover, top-hatted young Teaser and his pet Firecat, who attempt to put the moon back in its place after it falls from the sky. Published in 1972, the book has been out of print since the mid-1970s.
The album was a commercial success, surpassing the heights achieved by Stevens' previous album, Tea for the Tillerman, reaching both the UK and US Top 3 and also spending fifteen weeks at the top of the Australian charts, becoming the biggest-selling album of the country in 1972.
"The overall result was an album that was musically more interesting than ever...Teaser and the Firecat was the Cat Stevens album that gave more surface pleasures to more people, which in pop music is the name of the game." -William Ruhlmann, allmusic.com
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1. The Wind
3. If I Laugh
4. Changes IV
5. How Can I Tell You
1. Tuesday's Dead
2. Morning Has Broken
5. Peace Train