PETER GABRIEL To Release “And I’ll Scratch Yours” Covers Album

Peter Gabriel will release "Back to Front: Live in London" DVD on June 23 via Eagle Rock

Peter Gabriel has confirmed the tracklist for his album of covers, And I’ll Scratch Yours.

It follows 2010′s Scratch My Back, which saw him recording a selection of songs by artists he admires. He said at the time: “If you’re going to reinterpret something, then really do something. Nail your colours to the mast and say, ‘This is different, and it isn’t everybody’s cup of tea.’”

The idea behind And I’ll Scratch Yours was to have those musicians return the favour. All but David Bowie, Neil Young, Ray Davies and Radiohead have now done so. “I’ve sort of given up waiting for the others,” Gabriel said in 2011. “I might try to find three or four other people to cover my stuff so I can make an album out of that.”

Lou Reed’s version of Solsbury Hill is described as a radical reinterpretation, while Brian Eno’s take onMother Of Violence is “frighteningly futuristic,” according to Gabriel.

And I’ll Scratch Yours will be released on September 23. Arcade Fire have released their cover of Games Without Frontiers. Hear it below.

Tracklist

01. I Don’t Remember: David Byrne
02. Come Talk to Me: Bon Iver
03. Blood of Eden: Regina Spektor
04. Not One of Us: Stephin Merritt
05. Shock the Monkey: Joseph Arthur
06. Big Time: Randy Newman
07. Games without Frontiers: Arcade Fire
08. Mercy Street: Elbow
09. Mother of Violence: Brian Eno
10. Don’t Give Up: Feist featuring Timber Timbre
11. Solsbury Hill: Lou Reed
12: Biko: Paul Simon

(via Prog)

Photo credits: DiePresse.com

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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