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Cat Stevens - Numbers album

Cat Stevens - Numbers album
  • Performer Cat Stevens
  • Title Numbers
  • Date of release 1987
  • Country US
  • Style Folk Rock, Pop Rock
  • Other formats FLAC TTA VQF AU AHX XM MP1
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1322 mb
  • Size FLAC 1680 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 327

Numbers is the ninth studio album, and the first concept album by singer/songwriter Cat Stevens released in November 1975. The album Numbers, subtitled "A Pythagorean Theory Tale," was based on a fictional planet in a far-off galaxy named Polygor. The album included a booklet with excerpts from a planned book of the same name written by Chris Bryant and Allan Scott. The booklet features pen-and-ink illustrations drawn by Stevens.

Artwork – Cat Stevens. Congas, Triangle, Waterphone, Wind Chimes, Ganzá – Chico Batera. Double Bass, Bass – Bruce Lynch. 16 page booklet contains lyrics and excepts from the book "Numbers" written by Chris Bryant & Allan Scott, based on an original idea by Cat Stevens. WARNING: This album is not to be taken 2 seriously. Matrix, Runout (A Side Label): SP 4847.

Band Name Cat Stevens.

By: Cat Stevens (1975, Rock). More albums from Cat Stevens: Greatest Hits by Cat Stevens. Buddha And The Chocolate Box by Cat Stevens. Matthew & Son by Cat Stevens. Catch Bull At Four by Cat Stevens. Izitso by Cat Stevens. Mona Bone Jakon by Cat Stevens. Teaser And The Firecat by Cat Stevens. The Laughing Apple by Cat Stevens. View all albums . Numbers. By: Cat Stevens (1975, Rock).

A concept album with a spiritual flavor, Numbers soared to in 1975 and includes the hit Banapple Gas. The legacy of singer-songwriter Cat Stevens is a distinct dichotomy: though he built his fame on a string of hit singles and bestselling albums, he seems as famous now for turning his back on that stardom for a life devoted to Islam, education, and charity. But Stevens's latter-day willingness to explore that past (finally allowing his original '70s albums to be remastered and reissued) only reinforces the old adage that hindsight is usually 20/20; some of the later.

Album by Cat Stevens. Banapple Gas. Land O' Free Love & Goodbye.

This article lists the discography of British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens. It also includes the albums he has released since he converted to Islam and adopted the name Yusuf Islam. 1995: The Life of the Last Prophet. 1998: I Have No Cannons That Roar. 1999: Prayers of the Last Prophet. 2000: A Is for Allah. 2002: In Praise of the Last Prophet. 2003: I Look I See. 2003: Peace Train '03, Angel of War (single). 2004: Night of Remembrance. 2005: Indian Ocean (single).


A1 Whistlestar 3:45
A2 Novim's Nightmare 3:50
A3 Majik Of Majiks 4:28
A4 Drywood 4:54
B1 Banapple Gas 3:08
B2 Land O' Freelove & Goodbye 2:48
B3 Jzero 3:45
B4 Home 4:10
B5 Monad's Anthem 2:14

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Ashtar Music B.V.
  • Distributed By – RCA/Ariola-Ariola/RCA


  • Accordion – Gordie Fleming
  • Alto Saxophone – David Sanborn
  • Arranged By [Strings & Brass] – Jean Roussel
  • Congas, Triangle, Percussion [Waterphone], Bells [Wind Chime], Percussion [Ganza] – Chico Batera
  • Double Bass, Bass – Bruce Lynch
  • Drums – Gerry Conway
  • Engineer – Leanne Ungar
  • Engineer, Mixed By – Nick Blagona
  • Guitar – Alun Davies, Simon Nicol
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Photography By – Bob Lambert
  • Piano, Organ, Synthesizer [Eminence String Synthesizer], Harpsichord, Vibraphone, Electric Piano – Jean Roussel
  • Vocals – Alun Davies, Anna Peacock, Art Garfunkle*, Barbara Massey, Brenda Russell , Carl Hall, Carmen Twillie, Gerry Conway, Lewis Furey, Magic Children of Ottawa, Melba Joyce, Suzanne Lynch, Tasha Thomas, Venette Gloud, Vincent Beck
  • Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Synthesizer, Illustration, Artwork, Photography By – Cat Stevens


German reissue from 1987 with different cover image.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): S 89 680 A
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): S 89 680 B
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout): DM 89680 A-2/4-87 II
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout): DM 89680 B-2/4-87
  • Rights Society: GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 0407

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SP 4555 Cat Stevens Numbers ‎(LP, Album, Ter) A&M Records SP 4555 US 1975
0005302 Cat Stevens Numbers ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Island Records 0005302 Uruguay 1978
ILPS 9370 Cat Stevens Numbers ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9370 Ireland 1975
IMCD 277, 546 890-2 Cat Stevens Numbers ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Island Remasters, Island Records IMCD 277, 546 890-2 UK & Europe 2001
69 997 Cat Stevens Numbers ‎(Cass, Album, Club) Island Records, Island Tapes 69 997 Germany 1975