PETER GABRIEL - SCRATCH MY BACK AND I'LL SCRATCH YOURS

PETER GABRIEL

SCRATCH MY BACK AND I'LL SCRATCH YOURS

2LP
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Scratch My Back…And I'll Scratch Yours is a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other's songs. Seasoned superstars like David Bowie, Paul Simon and Lou Reed lent their collaboration to this double LP, but also younger acts like Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Radiohead.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Printed innersleeves
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Catalog # : MOVLP952Format : 2 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2013-12-05
Barcode : 0884108002339Sleeve : GatefoldOriginal Release : 2013 

Side A

1. Heroes (David Bowie)
2. The Boy In The Bubble (Paul Simon)
3. Mirrorball (Elbow)
4. Flume (Bon Iver)
5. Listening Wind (Talking Heads)
6. The Power Of The Heart (Lou Reed)

Side B

1. My Body Is A Cage (Arcade Fire)
2. The Book Of Love (The Magnetic Fields)
3. I Think It's Going To Rain Today (Randy Newman)
4. Apres Moi (Regina Spektor)
5. Philadelphia (Neil Young)
6. Street Spirit (Radiohead)

Side C

1. David Byrne - I Don't Remember
2. Bon Iver - Come Talk To Me
3. Regina Spektor - Blood Of Eden
4. Stephin Merritt - Not One Of Us
5. Joseph Arthur - Shock The Monkey
6. Randy Newman - Big Time

Side D

1. Arcade Fire - Games Without Frontiers
2. Elbow - Mercy Street
3. Brian Eno - Mother Of Violence
4. Feist - Timber Timbre - Don't Give Up
5. Lou Reed - Solsbury Hill
6. Paul Simon - Biko

"Rather than make a traditional covers record, I thought it would be much more fun to create a new type of project in which artists communicated with each other and swapped a song for a song, i.e. you do one of mine and I'll do one of yours, hence the title - Scratch My Back - And I'll Scratch Yours." Peter Gabriel

Scratch My Back…And I'll Scratch Yours is a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other's songs. The first half of this double album, titled Scratch My Back, was originally released in 2010. Gabriel covers work by seasoned superstars like David Bowie, Paul Simon and Lou Reed, but he also took on marvelous interpretations of work by younger acts like Arcade Fire, Bon Iver and Radiohead. In 2013, most of these artists returned the favour on …And I'll Scratch Yours.  

The reciprocating artists opted for differing approaches to Peter's songs. A few chose to radically reinterpret the original material, in the process leaving it barely recognisable - Lou Reed's snarling "Solsbury Hill" or the frighteningly futuristic version of "Mother Of Violence" by Brian Eno, co-writer of David Bowie's "Heroes" covered by Gabriel on Scratch My Back. Other contributors include Arcade Fire ("Games Without Frontiers"), Elbow ("Mercy Street") and Regina Spektor ("Blood Of Eden").

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve
  • Printed innersleeves