Scratch my back

I’ve been a longtime fan of Peter Gabriel, and had to check out the preview of tracks on the Guardian music blog from his forthcoming new album “Scratch my Back”.  Essentially an album of acoustic covers of songs by his favourite artists, there is an interesting reciprocal element: the artists he’s covering will cover his tracks on a future album, “I’ll Scratch Yours”.  As well as previewing the new tracks on the Guardian site, you can download “Flume” for free from Peter Gabriel’s site.

On first listen it looks like I’ll be off to buy this on Monday.  The cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes” is wonderful, but nothing in comparison to the haunting desolate landscape of Gabriel’s rendition of Talking Heads’ “Listening Wind”.  I anticipate that this will be an iPod favourite for me.

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