Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Regina Spector cover Peter Gabriel on ‘And I’ll Scratch Yours’

Peter Gabriel - And I'll Scratch YoursIn 2010 Peter Gabriel released Scratch My Back, the first album in a song exchange project he envisioned as a communication with other artists through song.

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 BackAnd I’ll Scratch Yours.”

On 23rd September, the project will be complete as And I’ll Scratch Yours is released with covers by artists such as Arcade Fire, Paul Simon, Bon Iver, and more. In the end all but two of the original artists covered by Gabriel himself on Scratch My Back were able to return the favor for this follow up.

And I’ll Scratch Yours will be available both on its own, and as a double album pack with the original Scratch My Back.

Full Track Listing for And I’ll Scratch Yours:

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