Peter Gabriel’s album ‘And I’ll Scratch Yours’ ft. Joseph Arthur

And I’ll Scratch Yours, the sequel to Scratch My Back, features Joseph Arthur’s cover of Shock the Monkey.

The compilation arrives on September 23 via Real World. It will be available on single disc CD plus digi-pack double CD which also features the ‘Scratch My Back’ album. Track listing is as follows;

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Check the interview in New York Times

And I’ll Scratch Yours:

01 David Byrne: “I Don’t Remember”
02 Bon Iver: “Come Talk to Me”
03 Regina Spektor: “Blood of Eden”
04 Stephin Merritt: “Not One of Us”
05 Joseph Arthur: “Shock the Monkey”
06 Randy Newman: “Big Time”
07 Arcade Fire: “Games Without Frontiers”
08 Elbow: “Mercy Street”
09 Brian Eno: “Mother of Violence”
10 Feist: “Don’t Give Up” [ft. Timber Timbre]
11 Lou Reed: “Solsbury Hill”
12 Paul Simon: “Biko”

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Peter Gabriel will release his ‘AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’ album project on SEPTEMBER 23RD 2013 through Real World. The album is the concluding part of a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other’s songs.

‘SCRATCH MY BACK’ was originally released in 2010 and now makes its second coming, this time accompanied by ‘AND I’ll SCRATCH YOURS’. While this companion volume might have been delayed by the recording and touring schedules of those returning the favour, Gabriel is delighted with how many signed up for the project. Bearing in mind the calibre and careers of the artists whose songs he selected, it’s rather incredible that all but two songwriters were able to reciprocate. (For those uncompleted swaps, Joseph Arthur and Feist willingly entered the fray with their respective versions of Shock The Monkey and Don’t Give Up).

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The reciprocating artists opted for differing approaches to Gabriel’s songs. A few chose to radically reinterpret the original material, in the process leaving it barely recognisable – Lou Reed’s snarling Solsbury Hill or the frighteningly futuristic version of Mother Of Violence by Brian Eno, co-writer of David Bowie’s Heroes covered by Gabriel on Scratch My Back. Other contributors include Arcade Fire (Games Without Frontiers), Elbow (Mercy Street) and Regina Spektor (Blood Of Eden).

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