On September 23rd, Real World will release And I’ll Scratch Yours, an album of Peter Gabriel covers. It’s been a loooong time coming.
Back in 2010, Gabriel released Scratch My Back, an LP featuring orchestral reinterpretations of his favorite songs. The original plan was unique: Every covered artist would return the favor by covering one of Gabriel’s tracks in a style of their choosing. While several artists (like Paul Simon and art-folk it-guy Justin Vernon) made good on their sonic pact, several others (We’re looking at you, Radiohead) backed out of the deal. So this album announcement is slightly unexpected.
Graciously filling in for Neil Young and Radiohead (who both declined to participate) are indie-soul chameleon Feist and singer-songwriter Joseph Arthur.
You can pre-order the album from the Real World website.
The full tracklist is below:
“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