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On September 27th of this year, Yusuf/Cat Stevens, took to the most sacred stage in Nashville to awe the sold-out Ryman Auditorium crowd with his persistent musical transcendence. The day prior, Yusuf took to another Nashville stage entirely and performed to no one in particular - a set for himself, of two songs from his earliest days. That stage was the Third Man Records Blue Room, and that set, consisting of the A-sides from Stevens' first two singles, was recorded direct-to-acetate on our 1955 Scully lathe and is now set for release as the second offering in Third Man's Blue Room Sessions series.
With artwork by world renowned illustrator Jess Rotter, this double A-side 7" features "I Love My Dog" and "Matthew and Son" performed by Yusuf and his pared-down touring band with palpable intimacy and a rare calm in the midst of a busy world tour.
The 7" single will be available worldwide on black vinyl on November 25th, but for those lucky enough to live in the UK, both the black vinyl version and the limited edition transparent blue vinyl version will be available at Yusuf/Cat Stevens' London show at Shaftesbury Theatre on November 20th and a very special signing the following Tuesday the 22nd at Rough Trade West.