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Old 11-16-2009, 03:01 AM   #1
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FINALLY - Peter Gabriel does something SORTA new

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'Scratch My Back' album release due on January 25th 2010

Peter will release his 'Scratch My Back' album on January 25th 2010 on Virgin Records in the U.K.


To help craft his recording of the album's eclectic array of cult favourites and classic tracks, Peter enlisted former Durutti Column member John Metcalfe as composer/arranger and the expertise of producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd's 'The Wall', Lou Reed's 'Berlin') and engineer, mixer and producer Tchad Blake (Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits).


Peter describes this as a very personal record with twelve songs performed only with orchestral instruments and voice. The album's richly diverse sounds include the sparse romance of Lou Reed's 'The Power of the Heart', the powerful musical journey of Elbow's 'Mirrorbal' and an epic arrangement of Arcade Fire's 'My Body Is A Cage.'


Peter and his collaborators recorded the album at George Martin's Air Lyndhurst Studios and the Real World Temple with further editing and mixing at his own Real Worlds Studios in Wiltshire. The first public hearing of the album came when Peter opened his set at last summer's WOMAD Charlton Park festival with a performance of Paul Simon's 'The Boy In The Bubble.'


The track-list and running order as follows:
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)
He said that he wanted to finish this before he got back to recording I/O. Maybe...MAYBE that album will actually come out someday.

Meanwhile, this is epic. Plus, I'm rather super excited to hear these bands cover Peter Gabriel tracks (wasn't that the deal, they had to cover one of his tracks if he covered theirs?)



EDIT: I just noticed "The Book of Love" is one of the covers. I call bullshit, Mr. Gabriel. You are a tricky little devil. Even if it's a re-recording, that is just not even right.
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Fantastic track listing. If I made a covers album, the artists included wouldn't differ greatly from these...unless Interference requested them.
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Fantastic track listing. If I made a covers album, the artists included wouldn't differ greatly from these...unless Interference requested them.
I'm still waiting for Modern Religion!
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I'm still waiting for Modern Religion!
I'm doing some soul-searching before I tackle such weighty subject matter.
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I expected it on my desk this morning. You lose, Traviud.
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"My Body Is a Cage" is going to be beyond epic.
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Mirrorball could be cool...
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Wow, Street Spirit.

I still want a regular album though.
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Should be interesting but I wish he'd put out an original album soon.
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Peter Gabriel is an enemy of art.
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Considering he put the kabosh on a Lamb tour because he couldn't commit a few months to it supposedly due to having too much going on. And in the last couple years since has done nothing but start some website, and now an album of covers?

I'm with Bono212 here and calling bullshit

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BULLSHIT HAS BEEN CALLED!!!!

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Peter Gabriel is an enemy of art.
This made me laugh out loud (LOL) in the office. Thanks.
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This made me laugh out loud (LOL) in the office. Thanks.
ohhhh, THAT'S what LOL stands for... thanks
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You are welcome. The joke wrote itself.
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