Peter Gabriel: And I'll Scratch Yours

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three years in gestation -- which, in Peter Gabriel time, is a mere handful of months -- And I'll Scratch Yours, the companion piece to the 2010 covers album Scratch My Back, finds most (but certainly not all) of the artists who were interpreted on Gabriel's album returning the favor by tackling the progressive singer/songwriter's back catalog. Not every artist chose to scratch Gabriel's back. Radiohead reportedly were irked by his version of "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" and Neil Young followed his own path away from Gabriel, so Joseph Arthur was drafted to contribute an entirely too moody version of "Shock the Monkey" and, better, Brian Eno dug into the dark, ...
See more details below
CD
$13.83
BN.com price
(Save 7%)$14.99 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (CD)
  • All (5) from $6.65   
  • New (5) from $6.65   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Three years in gestation -- which, in Peter Gabriel time, is a mere handful of months -- And I'll Scratch Yours, the companion piece to the 2010 covers album Scratch My Back, finds most (but certainly not all) of the artists who were interpreted on Gabriel's album returning the favor by tackling the progressive singer/songwriter's back catalog. Not every artist chose to scratch Gabriel's back. Radiohead reportedly were irked by his version of "Street Spirit (Fade Out)" and Neil Young followed his own path away from Gabriel, so Joseph Arthur was drafted to contribute an entirely too moody version of "Shock the Monkey" and, better, Brian Eno dug into the dark, unsettling corners of "Mother of Violence." Eno is a contemporary of Gabriel's -- he contributed to Genesis' masterwork The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway -- and, like on Scratch My Back, the veteran artists provide a better, riskier experience than the younger acts. Generally, the newer artists here -- Bon Iver, Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire, Elbow, Feist; Stephin Merritt is a grand exception with his nervy reading of "Not One of Us" -- favor the moody, foreboding side of Gabriel while his peers prefer to play around. Lou Reed turns the celebratory "Solsbury Hill" into a dirge befitting Magic and Loss (and changes the lyrics to read "my friends would think I was a slut" because, you know, sexual danger), David Byrne seizes upon the new wave disco menace of "I Don't Remember," Randy Newman spins "Big Time" into vaudeville, and, best of all, Paul Simon turns "Biko" into the folk protest anthem it always longed to be. And there are moments scattered among the younger acts worth hearing, too: Arcade Fire retain the ominous, dangerous air of "Games Without Frontiers," Spektor lends a gorgeous shimmer to "Blood of Eden," and Feist retains the delicacy of "Don't Give Up." This doesn't amount to a cohesive record -- although it favors the contemplative, there are too many shifts in mood here from track to track -- but it is without question a worthwhile record, as its best moments are strong, substantive reinterpretations that illustrate just how good a songwriter Peter Gabriel is.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/7/2014
  • Label: Real World Prod. Ltd
  • UPC: 884108002117
  • Catalog Number: 80021
  • Sales rank: 42,843

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Don't Remember - David Byrne (3:39)
  2. 2 Come Talk to Me - Bon Iver (6:17)
  3. 3 Blood of Eden - Regina Spektor (4:39)
  4. 4 Not One of Us - Stephin Merritt (3:49)
  5. 5 Shock the Monkey - Joseph Arthur (5:49)
  6. 6 Big Time - Randy Newman (3:29)
  7. 7 Games Without Frontiers - Arcade Fire (3:22)
  8. 8 Mercy Street - Elbow (5:28)
  9. 9 Mother of Violence - Brian Eno (3:00)
  10. 10 Don't Give Up - Timber Timbre (5:28)
  11. 11 Solsbury Hill - Lou Reed (5:24)
  12. 12 Biko - Paul Simon (4:19)
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
David Byrne Vocals
Mike Rathke Guitar
Joseph Arthur Bass
Leslie Feist Synthesizer, Guitar, Vocals, Pedals
Regina Spektor Vocals
Mocky Organ, Synthesizer
Jack Dishel Vocals
Sean Carey Drums
Paul Taylor Percussion
Mika Posen Violin
Taylor Kirk Guitar, Vocals
Mark Stewart Cello
Kimberly Lockwood Vocals
Rick Lockwood Vocals
Technical Credits
David Byrne Instrumentation
Peter Gabriel Composer, Liner Notes
Lou Reed Producer
Joe Mendelson Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Tony Cousins Mastering
Stephin Merritt Producer, Engineer
Mark Lawson Engineer
David Hiscock Artwork
Bruno Coon Producer
Marc Bessant Cover Art
Elbow Producer
Regina Spektor Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Arcade Fire Producer
Feist Producer
Mocky Producer
Robbie Lackritz Engineer
Jack Dishel Arranger, Producer, Instrumentation
Justin Vernon Instrumentation
Korey Richey Engineer
Charles Newman Producer, Engineer
Annie Parsons Personal Assistant
Eric Kramer Engineer
Sarth Calhoun Programming
Steve Gschmeissner Artwork, Cover Art
Nige Tassell Sleeve Notes
Oli Jacobs Assistant Assembly, Compilation Assistant
Morri$ Producer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously