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Laurie Tuffrey , July 25th, 2013 10:53

And I'll Scratch Yours covers album due in September

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The long-awaited companion album to Peter Gabriel's 2010 covers album Scratch My Back, titled And I'll Scratch Yours has been announced as ready for release on September 23 via Real World.

The two albums started out as a song exchange project, with Gabriel recording his interpretations of tracks by Talking Heads, David Bowie, Lou Reed and more and those artists in turn doing their versions of his tracks.

He's now collected together 12 tracks with all but two of the originally chosen artists reciprocating (Feist and Joseph Arthur have gamely stepped up in their place), with Talking Heads' David Byrne covering 'I Don't Remember', Eno (of the Bowie/Eno "Heroes" doing 'Mother Of Violence' and Reed reworking 'Solsbury Hill', alongside contributions from Bon Iver, Regina Spektor, Stephin Merritt, Randy Newman, Arcade Fire, Elbow and Paul Simon.

And I'll Scratch Yours will be out separately and as a double-album with Scratch My Back.

Meanwhile, in other Gabriel news, his So shows have almost sold out - have a look at the dates below:

OCTOBER
Mon 21 - The O2, London
Tue 22 - The O2, London
Thu 24 - Hydro, Glasgow
Fri 25 - MCR Arena, Manchester

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Mark T
Jul 25, 2013 9:08pm

I'm trying to picture what a Lou Reed version of "Solsbury Hill" would possibly sound like.

Initial premonitions are not good.

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Jul 26, 2013 11:12pm

Thank you. It's not quite as bad as I was expecting, but it's hardly an improvement.

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Jitterati
Jul 27, 2013 8:57pm

Did you really just try to tell Quietus readers who Brian Eno is? Oh dear...

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