Following last year’s ‘Scratch My Back’ album, where Peter Gabriel reinterpreted a diverse selection of other artists’ songs, comes ‘New Blood’.
‘New Blood’ features re-imagined arrangements of many of Peter’s songs which dispense with the traditional weapons of the rock armoury – no guitar, or drum kits – the lyrics are exposed and laid bare, often taking new meaning with the passing of the years. ‘New Blood’ is due for release on the 10th October.
This treatment is applied with painstaking attention to detail and stunning effect to songs including ‘Digging In The Dirt’, ‘Don’t Give Up’, ‘Downside Up’, ‘Intruder’, ‘Mercy Street’, ‘The Rhythm of the Heat’ and the spine tingling, atmospheric ‘San Jacinto’. Working together, acclaimed composer and arranger John Metcalfe, Peter and the New Blood Orchestra have given each track a new depth and a powerful significance. These tracks were recorded with a 46-piece orchestra, conducted by Ben Foster.
In addition to the album’s 12 songs, there’s a special bonus track of ‘Solsbury Hill’ (introduced by ‘A Quiet Moment’; 5-minutes of ambient sound recorded by Peter’s long-term engineer, Dickie Chappell, actually on Solsbury Hill).
The album will be available as a standard single-disc & digital download. There will also be a special edition 2-CD version of New Blood which will include the standard album plus a disc of instrumental versions with an added bonus track. In addition there is a heavyweight vinyl version that comes with a bonus 7” featuring ‘A Quiet Moment’ and ‘Solsbury Hill’. The vinyl will be available from November 7th.Buy New Blood
Double vinyl in 180 gram heavyweight, packed in a gate fold sleeve with a bonus 7" featuring 'A Quiet Moment' and 'Solsbury Hill'.
Also includes a unique download code to access the digital version of the album via Real World's website. Release date November 7th.