Peter Gabriel has unveiled details of new compilation 'And I'll Scratch Yours' featuring Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Brian Eno, David Byrne, Lou Reed and more.
Peter Gabriel's project 'Scratch My Back' was one of last year's more unexpected releases. Featuring the one time Genesis frontman working with some extremely modern material, tackling songs by Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Lou Reed and many more.
There was a catch, however: if your material was featured on the album then Peter Gabriel requested that you cover one of his tracks. Now those recordings will be gathered on new compilation 'And I'll Scratch Yours' with some very high profile names due to take part.
Peter Gabriel introduces the compilation. "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."
Available on single disc CD plus digi-pack double CD (which also features the ‘Scratch My Back’ album) 'And I'll Scratch Yours' is set to be released on September 23rd. Tracklisting:
David Byrne - I Don’t Remember
Bon Iver - Come Talk to Me
Regina Spektor - Blood of Eden
Stephin Merritt - Not One of Us
Joseph Arthur - Shock the Monkey
Randy Newman - Big Time
Arcade Fire - Games without Frontiers
Elbow - Mercy Street
Brian Eno - Mother of Violence
Feist feat. Timber Timbre - Don’t Give Up
Lou Reed - Solsbury Hill
Paul Simon - Biko
Peter Gabriel is set to play the following shows:
21 London O2 Arena
22 London O2 Arena
24 Glasgow Hydro
25 Manchester MCR Arena
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