Peter Gabriel Covers Radiohead Young, Bowie, Heads, Bon Iver

Peter Gabriel Covers Radiohead, Neil Young, David Bowie, Talking Heads, Bon Iver
And More On New Album, Scratch My Back, Due January 25

Peter Gabriel
Peter Gabriel has announced the track list for his new album, Scratch My Back, due January 25, 2010. This is the first album in a series that will find Gabriel and various other musicians covering each others' material.

Gabriel is working with John Metcalfe to re-imagine the compositions. Metcalfe had this to say:

"I have been busy working closely with Peter Gabriel on his Scratch My Back project. This is a song swap with some of the world's most legendary artists and is due for release in the Spring. My role has been to re-interpret the music of the song's he has chosen to cover - quite honerous as some of the songs are among the best known in the last 40 years. The album will be acoustic, using only orchestral instruments (no guitars, drums or world instruments) and range in size from sparse chamber music to a much fuller orchestral sounds. We recently recorded the orchestra at Air Lyndhurst studios (George Martin's studio) in London which was an enormous thrill hearing my arrangements performed by some of the best performers in the U.K. The producer of the album is Canadian legend Bob Ezrin who has recorded dozens of classic albums including Pink Floyd's The Wall. We performed one of the songs, Paul Simon's 'Boy In The Bubble' at Womad back in July. I have been working a lot down at Real World studios editing and mixing and will be continuing with that in the Autumn and it's been a huge privilege to work with the great man."

Scratch My Back Track List

Heroes (David Bowie)
The Boy In The Bubble (Paul Simon)
Mirrorball (Elbow)
Flume (Bon Iver)
Listening Wind (Talking Heads)
The Power Of The Heart (Lou Reed)
My Body Is A Cage (Arcade Fire)
The Book Of Love (The Magnetic Fields)
I Think It's Going To Rain Today (Randy Newman)
Apres Moi (Regina Spektor)
Philadelphia (Neil Young)
Street Spirit (Radiohead)

http://www.petergabriel.com

[Published on: 11/12/09]

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