Scratch My Back is the eighth studio album and fifteenth album overall by English musician Peter Gabriel Celebration Day - Led Zeppelin - MP3 Digital Collection, his first in eight years.
It was released in February The album, recorded at Air Lyndhurst and Real World Studios duringconsists of cover versions of twelve songs by various artists, using only orchestra and voice.
The album generally received favourable reviews by music journalists and performed well on the album charts around the world, peaking at No.
Scratch My Back was initially released on compact disc and as music download ; a vinyl album edition was subsequently released in late March The idea behind the Scratch My Back project is a song exchange where each artist would cover one of Gabriel's songs in return for his covering one of theirs; the other artists' renditions of Gabriel's songs were to appear on an album entitled I'll Scratch Yours.
With several new artists aboard, the slightly retitled And I'll Scratch Yours was released in September The cover artwork is a micrograph of Heroes - Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back red blood cells folding over each other. The album's graphic design concept is credited to Marc Bessant and Peter Gabriel. Scratch My Back received generally positive reviews from most music critics.
At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream critics, it received an average score of 67 based on 21 reviews.
Scratch My Back was album Heroes - Peter Gabriel - Scratch My Back the month in the March issue of Mojo. Reviewer Mat Snow writes: "He [Gabriel] and his top-of-the-range collaborators He gave special mention to the reinterpretations of David Bowie's "Heroes" "the songs underlying despair rises to the top"Paul Simon's "The Boy in the Bubble" "the song it might have been had not the writer been so determined in to bring the joys of South African township jive to the Western pop charts" and Talking Heads' "Listening Wind" "Gabriel shines a soft light into the song's inner desolation".
He concludes the review on a positive note by saying: "An album to make you happy feeling sad, Scratch My Back gets better with each play; it might just turn out to be the best surprise birthday present of the year. Pitchfork Media reviewer Mark Richardson was less enthusiastic: "Every song on Scratch My Backregardless of its original tone or meaning, is flattened out and turned into this Promises Ive Made - Emitt Rhodes - Emitt Rhodes melodramatic and depressing thing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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