Scratch My Back (Remastered) Peter Gabriel

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Label: Peter Gabriel Ltd

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Modern Rock

Artist: Peter Gabriel

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  • 1Heroes04:09
  • 2The Boy In The Bubble04:27
  • 3Mirrorball04:48
  • 4Flume03:00
  • 5Listening Wind04:22
  • 6The Power Of The Heart05:51
  • 7My Body Is A Cage06:12
  • 8The Book Of Love03:52
  • 9I Think It's Going To Rain Today02:34
  • 10Apres Moi05:13
  • 11Philadelphia03:46
  • 12Street Spirit (Fade Out)05:06
  • Total Runtime53:20

Info for Scratch My Back (Remastered)

Peter Gabriel s Scratch My Back album project is the first part of a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other s songs. To help craft his recording of the album s eclectic array of cult favorites and classic tracks, Gabriel enlisted former Durutti Column member John Metcalfe, composer, arranger and the expertise of producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd s The Wall, Lou Reed s Berlin ) and engineer, mixer and producer Tchad Blake (Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits).

Gabriel describes this as a very personal record with twelve songs performed only with orchestral instruments and voice. He made the choice not to include guitar or drums. The album s richly diverse sounds include the sparse romance of Lou Reed s The Power of the Heart, the powerful musical journey of David Bowie s Heroes and an epic arrangement of Arcade Fire s My Body Is A Cage. Gabriel and his collaborators recorded the album at George Martin s Air Lyndhurst Studios and the Real World Temple with further editing and mixing at his own Real Worlds Studio in Wiltshire. The Scratch My Back release is one of the most creative and engaging records from an iconic artist in a long time. The marketing focus is to penetrate Peter Gabriel s core fan base as well as fans of all genres and in all demographicsmgiven the scope of artists being covered as well as its depth of composition.

Peter Gabriel, vocals, piano
Jason Rebello, piano
Tom Cawley, piano
Melanie Gabriel, backing vocals
The London Scratch Orchestra
The Choir Of Christ Church Cathedral
Pejtsik Péter, conductor
Ben Foster, conductor

Recorded 2009 at Air Lyndhurst and Real World Studios
Produced by Peter Gabriel, Bob Ezrin

Digitally remastered

Peter Gabriel
has earned a worldwide reputation for his innovative work as a musician, writer and video maker. When at school he co-founded the group Genesis, which he left in 1975. His albums, live performance and videos since then have won him a succession of awards. Gabriel has released eleven solo albums and in 1986, his album 'So' won him his first Grammy. The videos from this project confirmed him as a leader in video production and included 'Sledgehammer', which has won the most music video awards ever, including number one position in 'Rolling Stones' top 100 videos of all time and the MTV most played video of all time.

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