This September, world-artist Peter Gabriel will make good on his Scratch My Back project and release And I’ll Scratch Yours, a collection of Gabriel tunes covered by other artists.
If you missed his 2010 offering, Gabriel covered songs from notable music acts such as Radiohead, Neil Young, Elbow, Talking Heads, Arcade Fire and David Bowie. The idea was to experiment with different interpretations of other artists’ compositions, and in return hear their interpretations of Gabriel’s own material.
Not every artist that Peter Gabriel paid homage to ended up doing so in return for And I’ll Scratch Yours, but there’s still a lot of great musicians taking a crack at some of Gabriel’s best work. Here’s the track list:
“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
And I’ll Scratch Yours will be released on September 23rd, 2013.
Here is Peter’s rendition of Radiohead’s “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” from 2010.