Congratulations to the winners of our 'New Blood' ticket competition. We've emailed our three winners whose names were drawn at random from the correct entries. The winners came from the UK, Germany and Italy and have each won a pair of tickets for their chosen 'New Blood' date in Berlin, Paris or London.
Check in to Tina's Fan Attic where Peter's near mythical archivist, perhaps even oracle, runs a regular competition for the die-hard fan.
Amazon.com are running a promotion with a new video clip and audio sample focusing on each track from 'Scratch My Back' in turn until the release of the album in the U.S.A on March 2nd.
A whole host of 'Scratch My Back' loveliness has been added to our store.
There's been a problem with our links for Montreal tickets. They should now be working.
As 'Scratch My Back' is released in various territories, another format option becomes available, you'll be able to order 'Scratch My Back' as an iTunes LP.
The links seem to be different in each territory, but a quick search in the iTunes store should bring it up.
"I'll always want an angle, something to separate me from the pack," he says, mischievously. "I'm sure I'm just a marketing man in disguise."
He insists this is not some kind of stopgap, masking his own notoriously slow creative process, but a genuinely felt response to the times. Indeed, Simon Cowell may be indirectly to blame. "With all these talent shows focusing on performance, the songwriter is being overlooked.
We have a second Montreal Bell Centre date, April 29th available as 'fan club' pre-sale today. Links and details are in the Live section.
Other North American dates should also be on general sale from today, and we have exclusive 'sound-check access' bundles available for the shows.
For these exclusive bundles we've reserved a limited number of the best seats in the house and the access includes privileged entry to the soundcheck prior to the show (except London March 28th, Montreal April 29th and New York, May 3rd) where you'll get a 'behind the scenes' look at the preparations for the evenings concert. You'll also receive a New Blood T-shirt and an event access laminate as mementos of the experience along with the CD of 'Scratch My Back' to play on your way home.
'Sledgehammer' is in Billboard's '50 best chart performing songs about sex' at number 31.
Isn't it about gardening and the infinite possibilities of human kinds inventiveness and transformational powers?
An amazing day's listening at Real World Remixed.
As regular contributor AndreasF says "Is there any upload not a "Hotpick" today? I don't think so. I can't remember a day in history of RWR with so many high quality remixes in it."
This one from Marcoos (SAE London Graduate, Looking for co-op with people from all around the world:) is well worth a listen, but so are the day's other submissions.
Thanks to all contributing mixes and anyone who has a moment to listen, comment, vote and get involved in the project.
The Guardian have an exclusive preview of Peter Gabriel's new album, you can stream the whole of 'Scratch My Back'
An interesting day for remixes at Real World Remixed.
Although we have not officially announced any competition rules as yet, we are working on them. It looks like we will try to make 3 or 4 Peter Gabriel tracks available in conjunction with the Digital 45 releases on iTunes this year. The intention is then to pull some form of release together with the best mix based on each sample pack. More information will follow as the plan firms up.
It's official, there will be versions of the album available for vinyl affectionados. Plans are also underway for a deluxe box-set which is looking really beautiful. We'll keep you posted.
Full Moon Club members can now follow exclusive pre-sale links for 'soundcheck access' and standard tiickets to the Montreal, New York and Los Angeles 'New Blood' shows.
Can you spare a moment to help us build a buzz around 'Flume'?
Peter took a moment away from all things 'Scratch My Back' to introduce some of the music from Real World Records that's been filling his ears over the winter months.
Peter introduces music from Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara's 'Trance Sessions', Portico Quartet's 'Isla', Spiro's 'Lightbox', Charlie Winston's 'Hobo', The Black Swan Effect, Tom Kerstens' 'Utopia', the upcoming Syriana project and Toumast's upcoming 'Amachal'.