Audio Source: Original master tapes "De-Mixed" at Abbey Road
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. It reached number 7 in the UK Albums Chart, supported by the singles 'I Love My Dog' and 'Matthew & Son' - the latter reaching number 2 in the UK - and 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.
Track Listing: 1. Matthew & Son - Cat Stevens 2. I Love My Dog - Cat Stevens 3. Here Comes My Baby - Cat Stevens 4. Bring Another Bottle Baby - Cat Stevens 5. Portobello Road - Cat Stevens 6. I've Found a Love - Cat Stevens 7. I See a Road - Cat Stevens 8. Baby Get Your Head Screwed On - Cat Stevens 9. Granny - Cat Stevens 10. When I Speak to the Flowers - Cat Stevens 11. The Tramp - Cat Stevens 12. Come On and Dance - Cat Stevens 13. Hummingbird - Cat Stevens 14. Lady - Cat Stevens