Peter Gabriel is getting set to release Scratch My Back, his orchestral indie rock cover album. It is Peter’s first album in 7 years. Bob Ezrin produced the album that features covers from the likes of Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, Bower, Elbow, and Radiohead.
I stumbled across two of the covers and want to share them with you. They are his rendition of Arcade Fire’s “My Body Is A Cage”, and Bon Iver’s “Flume”. Peter Gabriel taps into the mood set by both of these songs and successfully transforms it into his own. The orchestration is spot on, creating a really powerful effect on “My Body Is A Cage”. Even Win Butler and friends will be surprised at how powerful Peter’s cover is.
Scratch My Back is due in stores on February 15th via Virgin. Check out the tracklisting below:
01 “Heroes” (David Bowie)
02 “The Boy in the Bubble” (Paul Simon)
03 “Mirrorball” (Elbow)
04 “Flume” (Bon Iver)
05 “Listening Wind” (Talking Heads)
06 “The Power of the Heart” (Lou Reed)
07 “My Body Is a Cage” (Arcade Fire)
08 “The Book of Love” (The Magnetic Fields)
09 “I Think It’s Going to Rain Today” (Randy Newman)
10 “AprÃ¨s moi” (Regina Spektor)
11 “Philadelphia” (Neil Young)
12 “Street Spirit (Fade Out)” (Radiohead)