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Scratch My Back / And I'll Scratch Yours

Scratch My Back / And I’ll Scratch Yours
Release date : 23rd September 2013
Tracklist
  1. Heroes
  2. The Boy In The Bubble
  3. Mirrorball
  4. Flume
  5. Listening Wind
  6. The Power Of The Heart
  7. My Body Is A Cage
  8. The Book of Love
  9. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
  10. Apres Moi
  11. Philadelphia
  12. Street Spirit (Fade Out)
  13. I Don't Remember
  14. Come Talk To Me
  15. Blood Of Eden
  16. Not One Of Us
  17. Shock The Monkey
  18. Big Time
  19. Games Without Frontiers
  20. Mercy Street
  21. Mother Of Violence
  22. Don't Give Up
  23. Solsbury Hill
  24. Biko

Scratch My Back / And I'll Scratch Yours

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Both sides of Peter’s song-swap project in one place, as was originally conceived.

‘Scratch My Back’ was originally released in 2010 and now makes its second coming, this time accompanied by ‘And I’ll Scratch Yours’. Peter is delighted with how many artists signed up for the project and bearing in mind the calibre and careers of those 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).

The reciprocating artists opted for differing approaches to Peter’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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