The long-awaited album of Peter Gabriel covers, And I'll Scratch Yours, now has a tracklisting and release date.
The long-awaited album of Peter Gabriel covers, And I’ll Scratch Yours, now has a tracklisting and release date.
The record, a counterpart to Gabriel’s 2010 album, Scratch My Back, which featured the musician performing covers of songs by artists including Arcade Fire, David Bowie and Bon Iver, will be released on September 23, 2013.
All the artists that Gabriel covered have returned the favour, apart from Radiohead and Neil Young – they have been replaced on And I’ll Scratch Yours by Feist and Joseph Arthur. While “”Heroes”” was covered on Scratch My Back, David Bowie does not appear, and the song’s co-writer, Brian Eno, instead contributes.
The set seems to promise some interesting reimaginings – from Lou Reed’s “snarling” version of “Solsbury Hill”, to Brian Eno’s “frighteningly futuristic” take on “Mother Of Violence”.
The tracklisting for And I’ll Scratch Yours is:
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
Picture: Jon Enoch