On March 19, 1974.

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On March 19, 1974, “Island” label released “Buddha and the Chocolate Box”, the eighth Cat Stevens studio album. It was recorded in February 1974, at “Sound Techniques Studios” in London, and was produced by Cat Stevens and Paul Samwell-Smith.

Personnel:

  • Cat Stevens – vocals, synthesizer, guitar, keyboards, design, concept, illustrations
  • Alun Davies– vocals, acoustic guitar
  • Jim Ryan – guitar
  • Mark Warner – guitar
  • Roland Harker – banjo
  • Jean Roussel – keyboards, strings, string arrangements
  • Bruce Lynch– bass
  • Gerry Conway– vocals, drums
  • Barry – vocals
  • Ruby – vocals
  • Suzanne Cox – vocals
  • Danny – vocals
  • Joy – vocals
  • Larry – vocals
  • Suzanne Lynch– vocals
  • Rick McCollum– vocals
  • Brigette – vocals, choir
  • Clifford – vocals, choir
  • Jacqui – vocals, choir
  • Jimmy – vocals, choir
  • Joanne – vocals, choir
  • Sunny – vocals, choir
  • Judy – vocals, choir
  • Del Newman– strings, arranger, string arrangements
  • John Wood– engineer
  • Robin Black – mixing
  • Victor Gamm – engineer, mixing
  • Roger Quested – mixing
  • Alan Harris – mixing
  • Ted Jensen– mastering
  • Vartan – art direction
  • Roland Young – design, concept
  • Mathieu Bitton – package design

Track listing:

All tracks by Cat Stevens

  1. Music
  2. Oh Very Young
  3. Sun/C79
  4. Ghost Town
  5. Jesus
  6. Ready
  7. King of Trees
  8. A Bad Penny
  9. Home in the Sky

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