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Bon Iver, Feist + Paul Simon Contribute to New Peter Gabriel Covers Record

Bon Iver, Feist + Paul Simon Contribute to New Peter Gabriel Covers Record

"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

'And I'll Scratch Yours' is the concluding part of a series of song exchanges in which he and other leading artists reinterpret each other's songs. 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 recognizable - Lou Reed's snarling Solsbury Hill or the frighteningly futuristic version of Mother Of Violence by Brian Eno. Other contributors include Arcade Fire (Games Without Frontiers), Bon Iver (Come Talk To Me) and Paul Simon (Biko).

Preview the release via the album sampler below:



'And I'll Scratch Yours' Tracklist:

'I Don't Remember' - David Byrne
'Come Talk to Me' - Bon Iver
'Blood of Eden' - Regina Spektor
'Not One of Us' - Stephin Merritt
'Shock the Monkey' - Joseph Arthur
'Big Time' - Randy Newman
'Games Without Frontiers' - Arcade Fire
'Mercy Street' - Elbow
'Mother of Violence' - Brian Eno
'Don't Give Up' - Feist feat. Timber Timbre
'Solsbury Hill' - Lou Reed
'Biko' - Paul Simon

The album will be available in two versions: a stand alone version and a 2-disc version that comes bundled with Peter's previously released covers record 'Scratch My Back'. Both are available for preorder from Peter's Real World Store and are slated for release on September 23rd.

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Source: YouTube.com + PeterGabriel.com

 

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