Peter Gabriel to release Magnetic Fields’ cover as first ‘song swap’ single

One of his songs is getting covered in return

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Peter Gabriel has revealed details of the first of his ‘song swaps’ he’s planning to release this year.

Taken from his forthcoming covers album ‘Scratch My Back’, Gabriel‘s version of The Magnetic Fields‘The Book of Love’ is released on January 30 via iTunes.

In return, The Magnetic FieldsStephin Merritt has covered Gabriel‘s 2004 song ‘Not One Of Us’, which will also be released on January 30.


‘Scratch My Back’ also features covers including Radiohead‘s ‘Street Spirit (Fade Out)’, Elbow‘s ‘Mirrorball’ and Regina Spektor‘s ‘Apres Moi’, will be released on January 25.

The tracklisting for ‘Scratch My Back’ is:


‘Heroes’ (David Bowie)

‘The Boy In The Bubble’ (Paul Simon)

‘Mirrorball’ (Elbow)

‘Flume’ (Bon Iver)

‘Listening Wind’ (Talking Heads)

‘The Power Of The Heart’ (Lou Reed)

‘My Body Is A Cage’ (Arcade Fire)

‘The Book Of Love’ (The Magnetic Fields)

‘I Think It’s Going To Rain Today’ (Randy Newman)

‘Apres Moi’ (Regina Spektor)

‘Philadelphia’ (Neil Young)

‘Street Spirit’ (Radiohead)

Meanwhile Gabriel is set to play two ‘covers’ shows at London‘s O2 Arena on March 27 and 28.

Tickets are on sale now.

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