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Mr Mercy17 June 2010 at 12:21pmPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
Really looking forward to the new PG-album with his own songs with the New Blood Orchestra. but whatever happened to the "IÂ´ll Scratch Yours"-project? Is it going to be released as an album or just downloads? Please let me know.
rraven17 June 2010 at 4:58pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
At the moment, it's just downloads, but PG says that an album would eventually be put out, but when and if that happens is in the air because trying to get a bunch of artists to do somthing is "like herding cats."
For example, Arcade Fire loves PG's version and still is interested in doing a PG song, but they are busy doing their own album at the moment.
Radiohead is definately out, although PG said in a couple of interviews that other bands have contacted his staff about doing a song in Radiohead's place.
I'm not affiliated with Real World, though. I'm just a freelance writer & PG fan.
Hope this helps.
Mr Mercy18 June 2010 at 7:54amPosts: 2 (0 today)Status: offline
thank you for the info. Most important is by far the new PG album with new arrangements to old songs
Jur Massop24 June 2010 at 2:35pmPosts: 1 (0 today)Status: offline
This indeed looks like it might take a while. a damn shame, I've allready fallen totally in love with Bon Ivers version of 'Come talk to me'. Can't wait to hear the other artist have their take on Gabriel's songs. I really hope Radiohead don't back out and still do wallflower, which is a very interesting choice!!
rraven24 June 2010 at 6:03pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
masternate6125 June 2010 at 11:17pmPosts: 72 (0 today)Status: offline
what is the story being radiohead opting out, i thought originally they wanted to cover wallflower?
rraven25 June 2010 at 11:25pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
The story is this, as told by PG over the course of a few interviews:
Thom Yorke, a PG fan, immediately said "I'll do Wallflower" when PG or PG's folks explained the SMB concept.
And then Yorke heard the cover of "Street Spirit." He did not like it "according to the friend of a friend," PG says, "but Thom is too embarassed to tell me so." Apparently, Yorke has not spoken to PG since.
Megiddo5 September 2010 at 1:04pmPosts: 3 (0 today)Status: offline
I have to say, I don't like PG's version of "Street Spirit" either. I've tried to like it but (for me) it just doesn't stand up to the original and of all the songs on the album it was the one I was most looking forward to hearing - maybe that's part of the problem.
It's a shame, because I have fallen in love with some of the other tracks on 'Scratch My Back', such as 'Mirrorball', 'Whispering Wind' and 'The Book of Love'.
If Thom Yorke is a big PG fan, I can understand his disappointment, but I think it's sad that Radiohead have pulled out of the project. I would have liked to have heard their take on "Wallflower".