Scratch My Back
Deluxe Edition, Special Edition, Special ed.
|Listen Now with Amazon Music|
Scratch My Back
|New from||Used from|
Customers who bought this item also bought
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
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 demographics
given the scope of artists being covered as well as its depth of composition.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
I was expecting a guitar/drums/keyboard style production similar to his albums such as So or Us; however, the meat of this album was produced with a classical orchestra backing---this is similar to when XTC put out Apple Venus Vol. 1 with violins galore: not what their usual fans expected.
Peter's dramatic vocalizations still shine through as well as pop sensibilities built into the covered material to make this album worth purchasing if you are a big fan.