Peter Gabriel's Scratch My Back is the first in a series of projects in which Peter and other leading artists reinterpret each other's songs.
To help craft his album's eclectic array of cult favourites and classic tracks, Peter enlisted former Durutti Column member John Metcalfe, producer Bob Ezrin (Pink Floyd's The Wall, Lou Reed's Berlin), and engineer, mixer, and producer Tchad Blake (Suzanne Vega, Sheryl Crow, Tom Waits).
Peter describes this as a very personal record with twelve songs performed only with orchestral instruments and voice. He made the choice not to include guitar or drums.
The album's richly diverse sounds include the sparse romance of Lou Reed's "The Power of the Heart," the powerful musical journey of Elbow's "Mirrorball," and an epic arrangement of Arcade Fire's "My Body Is A Cage." From the Label