Back in November, we told you about an upcoming album of covers from Peter Gabriel, with a tracklist including songs from Arcade Fire, Regina Spektor, David Bowie and Bon Iver. Now the project, called, Scratch My Back, has a confirmed tracklist (see below), and is set to hit record stores next month.
In the third of a series of podcasts about the Feb. 15 release, Gabriel calls the album “a sort of song-swapping record. So, the principle is if you do one of my songs, I’ll do one of yours. With some people, there’s been no contact and no real discussion, and with many of the artists, there’s been some dialogue about which song to do and how to do it.” Get it? Scratch my back?
Gabriel begins the track trading with 12 drum- and guitar-free orchestral arrangements by John Metcalf. Tracklist:
1. Heroes (David Bowie)
2. The Boy in the Bubble (Paul Simon)
3. Mirrorball (Elbow)
4. Flume (Bon Iver)
5. Listening Wind (Talking Heads)
6. The Power of the Heart (Lou Reed)
7. My Body Is a Cage (Arcade Fire)
8. The Book of Love (The Magnetic Fields)
9. I Think it’s Going to Rain Today (Randy Newman)
10. Apres Moi (Regina Spektor)
11. Philadelphia (Neil Young)
12. Street Spirit (Fade Out) (Radiohead)