Peter Gabriel to Release Scratch My Back on March 2

Peter Gabriel to Release Scratch My Back on March 2

Two-time IMA Judge and perennial music icon, Peter Gabriel, will release his new record, Scratch My Back, on March 2. The album is the first in a series of song exchanges in which Gabriel and other leading artists reinterpret each other’s music.

Always the adventurous musician, Gabriel is once again pushing the boundaries of creativity with Scratch My Back, using orchestral instruments and voice in lieu of the expected guitars and drums.

The result is a transformed and reinterpreted collection of cult favorites and classic tracks ranging from Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ and (former IMA Judge) Lou Reed’s “The Power Of The Heart’ to Arcade Fire’s ‘My Body Is A Cage’ and a Bon Iver‘s ‘Flume’.

To help craft his recording, Gabriel enlisted composer/arranger John Metcalfe, producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd’s The Wall, Lou Reed’s Berlin), and engineer, mixer and producer Tchad Blake, who previously worked with IMA Judges Suzanne Vega and Tom Waits.

Gabriel will support Scratch My Back with the upcoming New Blood Tour, which will feature Peter performing with a 54-piece orchestra.

Listen to Peter Gabriel cover Bon Iver’s “Flume” here.
Listen to Peter Gabriel cover Arcade Fire’s “My Body Is A Cage” here.

Peter Gabriel first came to international prominence with the success of Genesis, a band that he co-founded while still at school. Since leaving Genesis in 1975, his recording career has included seven studio albums, film soundtracks for ‘Birdy’, ‘The Last Temptation of Christ’ and ‘Rabbit Proof Fence’ as well as live and compilation albums. His wider musical career has included multiple Grammy Awards, the creation of the now global WOMAD festival, and recurring participation in the judging panel of The Independent Music Awards.

Scratch My Back Album Track Listing:

1. Heroes
2. The Boy In The Bubble
3. Mirrorball
4. Flume
5. Listening Wind
6. The Power Of The Heart
7. My Body Is A Cage
8. The Book Of Love
9. I Think It’s Going To Rain Today
10. Apres Moi
11. Philadelphia
12. Street Spirit (Fade Out)

New Blood Tour Dates:

3/22 – Paris, France
3/24 – Berlin, Germany
3/25 – Berlin Germany
3/27 – London, UK
3/28 – London, UK
4/28 – Montreal, Canada
5/2 – New York, NY
5/3 – New York, NY
5/7 – Los Angeles, CA
5/8 – Los Angeles, CA