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Birthname: Peter Brian Gabriel
Nationality: British
Born: Feb 13 1950


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Peter Gabriel will release his ‘AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’ album project on JANUARY 7TH 2014 through Real World. The album is the concluding part of a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other’s songs.

"Rather than make a traditional covers record, I thought it would be much more fun to create a new type of project in which artists communicated with each other and swapped a song for a song, i.e. you do one of mine and I’ll do one of yours, hence the title - Scratch My Back - And I’ll Scratch Yours.” Peter Gabriel

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Peter Gabriel will release his ‘AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’ album project on JANUARY 7TH 2014 through Real World. The album is the concluding part of a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other’s songs.

"Rather than make a traditional covers record, I thought it would be much more fun to create a new type of project in which artists communicated with each other and swapped a song for a song, i.e. you do one of mine and I’ll do one of yours, hence the title - Scratch My Back - And I’ll Scratch Yours.” Peter Gabriel

‘SCRATCH MY BACK’ was originally released in 2010 and now makes its second coming, this time accompanied by ‘AND I’ll SCRATCH YOURS’. While this companion volume might have been delayed by the recording and touring schedules of those returning the favour, Gabriel is delighted with how many signed up for the project. Bearing in mind the calibre and careers of the 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 Gabriel’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).

‘AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’ will be available on single disc CD plus digi-pack double CD which also features the ‘Scratch My Back’ album; ‘SCRATCH MY BACK / AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’. Track listing is as follows;

I Don’t Remember David Byrne
Come Talk to Me Bon Iver
Blood of Eden Regina Spektor
Not One of Us Stephin Merritt
Shock the Monkey Joseph Arthur
Big Time Randy Newman
Games without Frontiers Arcade Fire
Mercy Street Elbow
Mother of Violence Brian Eno
Don’t Give Up Feist feat. Timber Timbre
Solsbury Hill Lou Reed
Biko Paul Simon

PETER GABRIEL Background:
Peter Gabriel is best known as a musician. He started his solo work in 1975 after leaving his old school group: Genesis. He has released eleven solo albums and written soundtracks for three films.

In 1980 he founded WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance), which has presented 150 festivals in over 40 countries. In 1989 he conceived of and co-founded Witness.org, pioneering the use of cameras and technology in Human Rights work and was co-founder with Richard Branson of the Elders.org, to bring together a small group of highly respected global elders, which Nelson Mandela launched in July 2007.

His other work interests have been in innovative technology, especially in digital media, music, audio and more recently a visual language.

Amongst awards received are the Man of Peace award, presented by the Nobel Peace Laureates in 2007, the ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ and the ‘Quadriga’ award. He has received various lifetime achievement awards including BT’s digital Music Pioneer Award, The Polar Music Prize, as well as five Grammy awards and an Oscar nomination.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Peter Gabriel will release his ‘AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’ album project on JANUARY 7TH 2014 through Real World. The album is the concluding part of a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other’s songs.

"Rather than make a traditional covers record, I thought it would be much more fun to create a new type of project in which artists communicated with each other and swapped a song for a song, i.e. you do one of mine and I’ll do one of yours, hence the title - Scratch My Back - And I’ll Scratch Yours.” Peter Gabriel

‘SCRATCH MY BACK’ was originally released in 2010 and now makes its second coming, this time accompanied by ‘AND I’ll SCRATCH YOURS’. While this companion volume might have been delayed by the recording and touring schedules of those returning the favour, Gabriel is delighted with how many signed up for the project. Bearing in mind the calibre and careers of the 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 Gabriel’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).

‘AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’ will be available on single disc CD plus digi-pack double CD which also features the ‘Scratch My Back’ album; ‘SCRATCH MY BACK / AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’. Track listing is as follows;

I Don’t Remember David Byrne
Come Talk to Me Bon Iver
Blood of Eden Regina Spektor
Not One of Us Stephin Merritt
Shock the Monkey Joseph Arthur
Big Time Randy Newman
Games without Frontiers Arcade Fire
Mercy Street Elbow
Mother of Violence Brian Eno
Don’t Give Up Feist feat. Timber Timbre
Solsbury Hill Lou Reed
Biko Paul Simon

PETER GABRIEL Background:
Peter Gabriel is best known as a musician. He started his solo work in 1975 after leaving his old school group: Genesis. He has released eleven solo albums and written soundtracks for three films.

In 1980 he founded WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance), which has presented 150 festivals in over 40 countries. In 1989 he conceived of and co-founded Witness.org, pioneering the use of cameras and technology in Human Rights work and was co-founder with Richard Branson of the Elders.org, to bring together a small group of highly respected global elders, which Nelson Mandela launched in July 2007.

His other work interests have been in innovative technology, especially in digital media, music, audio and more recently a visual language.

Amongst awards received are the Man of Peace award, presented by the Nobel Peace Laureates in 2007, the ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ and the ‘Quadriga’ award. He has received various lifetime achievement awards including BT’s digital Music Pioneer Award, The Polar Music Prize, as well as five Grammy awards and an Oscar nomination.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

Peter Gabriel will release his ‘AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’ album project on JANUARY 7TH 2014 through Real World. The album is the concluding part of a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other’s songs.

"Rather than make a traditional covers record, I thought it would be much more fun to create a new type of project in which artists communicated with each other and swapped a song for a song, i.e. you do one of mine and I’ll do one of yours, hence the title - Scratch My Back - And I’ll Scratch Yours.” Peter Gabriel

‘SCRATCH MY BACK’ was originally released in 2010 and now makes its second coming, this time accompanied by ‘AND I’ll SCRATCH YOURS’. While this companion volume might have been delayed by the recording and touring schedules of those returning the favour, Gabriel is delighted with how many signed up for the project. Bearing in mind the calibre and careers of the 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 Gabriel’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).

‘AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’ will be available on single disc CD plus digi-pack double CD which also features the ‘Scratch My Back’ album; ‘SCRATCH MY BACK / AND I’LL SCRATCH YOURS’. Track listing is as follows;

I Don’t Remember David Byrne
Come Talk to Me Bon Iver
Blood of Eden Regina Spektor
Not One of Us Stephin Merritt
Shock the Monkey Joseph Arthur
Big Time Randy Newman
Games without Frontiers Arcade Fire
Mercy Street Elbow
Mother of Violence Brian Eno
Don’t Give Up Feist feat. Timber Timbre
Solsbury Hill Lou Reed
Biko Paul Simon

PETER GABRIEL Background:
Peter Gabriel is best known as a musician. He started his solo work in 1975 after leaving his old school group: Genesis. He has released eleven solo albums and written soundtracks for three films.

In 1980 he founded WOMAD (World of Music Arts and Dance), which has presented 150 festivals in over 40 countries. In 1989 he conceived of and co-founded Witness.org, pioneering the use of cameras and technology in Human Rights work and was co-founder with Richard Branson of the Elders.org, to bring together a small group of highly respected global elders, which Nelson Mandela launched in July 2007.

His other work interests have been in innovative technology, especially in digital media, music, audio and more recently a visual language.

Amongst awards received are the Man of Peace award, presented by the Nobel Peace Laureates in 2007, the ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ and the ‘Quadriga’ award. He has received various lifetime achievement awards including BT’s digital Music Pioneer Award, The Polar Music Prize, as well as five Grammy awards and an Oscar nomination.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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