Cat Stevens

Matthew & Son

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Having grown up above his parent’s cafe in the heart of London’s West End, Cat Stevens emerged from the folk club scene to release his debut album, Matthew & Son, in 1967 on the newly established Deram label, a subsidiary of Decca. It reached number 7 in the UK charts and supported by the singles ‘I Love My Dog” and ‘‘Matthew & Son” – the latter reaching number 2 in the UK charts – elevated him to the status of a teen idol. Simultaneously, Cat’s songs were being recorded by other artists such as The Tremoloes who had a hit with “Here Comes My Baby”, also in 1967, which helped to establish his reputation as a truly gifted songwriter.


Side A
Matthew & Son
I Love My Dog
Here Comes My Baby
Bring Another Bottle Baby
Portobello Road
I've Found A Love
I See A Road
Side B
Baby Get Your Head Screwed On
When I Speak To The Flowers
The Tramp
Come On And Dance