Peter Gabriel is bringing the ‘Scratch My Back‘ experience to select venues early in 2010. The New Blood tour is Peter Gabriel, orchestra, no drums, no guitars and we have a pair of tickets to give away for Peter Gabriel’s O2 gig in London on Sunday 28th March.
The album has received stunning reviews and news from Real World regarding the rehearsals suggest the concerts are going to be equally breathtaking. Have a look at the official tour diary and read about the preparations leading up to the first date of the tour in Paris.
If you can’t make it to London don’t forget that if you join Society of Sound you can get an exclusive 24-bit FLAC download of Scratch My Back which means you have a studio-quality version and can hear the album as it was intended to be heard.
Peter dispensed with his usual band for this stunning collection of cover versions leaving only his voice accompanied solely by orchestral instruments. The approach makes for some radical reinterpretations.
“After all,” protests the album’s arranger John Metcalfe, “what’s the point of covers that don’t make any effort. So many are just really the same song with a different singer.”
All you need to do is tell us here what your favourite cover version of all time is and we’ll pick a winner next week.