On Peter Gabriel’s Next Album

Sometime early next year, Peter Gabriel will be releasing a new album, Scratch My Back.

The Guardian describes it thusly: “[The album] is a ‘song swap,’ according to one of Gabriel’s collaborators, where the singer and a host of ‘extremely legendary artists’ will cover each other’s material.”

And one of those artists, supposedly, is Elbow.

Along with Radiohead, Arcade Fire, David Bowie, Talking Heads, and a dozen more artists that you’ve heard of. Neil Young. Lou Reed. Paul Simon.

Yeah. An all-star line-up. Gabriel covers them. They cover him.

The mere thought is making me dizzy.

The thought of Gabriel doing “Mirrorball” is… well… I don’t have the words.

Spring 2010. Scratch My Back. I’ll be looking forward to it. 🙂

Sometimes, I think the universe is conspiring against me; I heard the longer mix of Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” as I was preparing to make this post. Life’s funny like that sometimes.

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