In 1966, the 18-year-old British folk artist Cat Stevens released his first single. A song called “I Love My Dog.” The song would be a moderate hit in the UK. The follow up single, “Matthew And Son” would do considerably better and served the as the title for his debut album.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the song, Yusuf stopped by Jack White’s Third Man Records and recorded the song. He backed with that followup single, “Matthew and Son.” The record will be available today as a 7-inch single.
He wrote on Facebook: Had the pleasure of recording “I Love My Dog” and “Matthew and Son” direct-to-acetate at Third Man Records in Nashville. The 7″ will be available on Friday, November 25th.