Helping to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his debut LP Matthew & Son, released in 1967 via Deram, Third Man Records along with producer Jack White are pleased to announce two new and as of yet unreleased renditions of the earliest singles from Yusuf “Cat Stevens” Islam’s vibrant and storied catalog. The project signals more of what’s to come from the Blue Room Sessions series. Recorded at label headquarters this past September, the songs find new life with arrangements that are pensive and potent—sharpened by time on the road. The results are far and away a testament to the hustle and vision of all involved.
• 50th anniversary of Yusuf/Cat’s first two singles, now reimagined on one double A-side single • Recorded in the Blue Room at Third Man • Second release as part of the Blue Room Sessions series