British singer songwriter Peter Gabriel kicked off a little game of musical to and fro a few years back when he released his album ‘Scratch My Back’.
The 2010 collection contained a series of cover versions; reinterpretations of some of the singer’s favourite tracks from some of his favourite artists, among them David Bowie, Bon Iver, Elbow, Neil Young, Radiohead, Regina Spektor and more.
Now some of those artists are set to return the favour, with the forthcoming release of a ‘Scratch My Back’ companion album called ‘And I’ll Scratch Yours’.
On it, a number of the aforementioned names set out to cover some of Peter’s own classic tracks. Artists contributing include David Byrne, Bon Iver, Randy Newman, Arcade Fire, Lou Reed, Paul Simon, Regina Spektor and Feist, who takes on his iconic duet ‘Don’t Give Up’.
A double digi-pack edition will contain both the ‘Scratch My Back’ and ‘And I’ll Scratch Yours’ albums in the one release.
Both versions will be released on Friday September 27.
01. David Byrne – I Don’t Remember
02. Bon Iver – Come Talk To Me
03. Regina Spektor – Blood Of Eden
04. Stephin Merritt – Not One Of Us
05. Joseph Arthur – Shock The Monkey
06. Randy Newman – Big Time
07. Arcade Fire – Games Without Frontiers
08. Elbow – Mercy Street
09. Brian Eno – Mother Of Violence
10. Feist ftg Timber Timbre – Don’t Give Up
11. Lou Reed – Solsbury Hill
12. Paul Simon – Biko