Scratch My Back


Scratch My Back
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Released: 2010, 12 February
Labels: Real World / Virgin
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  Heroes (David Bowie) - 4:10 Lyrics
  The Boy in the Bubble (Paul Simon) - 4:28 Lyrics
  Mirrorball (Elbow) - 4:48 Lyrics
  Flume (Bon Iver) - 3:01 Lyrics
  Listening Wind (Talking Heads) - 4:23 Lyrics
  The Power of the Heart (Lou Reed) - 5:52 Lyrics
  My Body Is a Cage (Arcade Fire) - 6:13 Lyrics
  The Book of Love (The Magnetic Fields) - 3:53 Lyrics
  I Think It's Going to Rain Today (Randy Newman) - 2:34 Lyrics
  10  Apr??s moi (Regina Spektor) - 5:13 Lyrics
  11  Philadelphia (Neil Young) - 3:46 Lyrics
  12  Street Spirit (Fade out) (Radiohead) - 5:06 Lyrics
  13  The Book of Love (Remix) (The Magnetic Fields) - 3:40  
  14  My Body Is a Cage (Oxford London Temple version) (Arcade Fire) - 6:03  
  15  Waterloo Sunset (Oxford London Temple version) (The Kinks) - 3:49  
  16  Heroes (Wildebeest mix) (David Bowie) - 4:06  
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The album, recorded at Air Lyndhurst and Real World Studios during 2009, consists of cover versions of twelve songs by various artists, using only orchestra and voice.

Peter Gabriel - vocals, piano on "Flume", producer
Bob Ezrin - producer
John Metcalfe - arranger
The London Scratch Orchestra - violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flute, bassoon, trumpets, horns, trombones, bass trombones, piano
Melanie Gabriel - vocals on "The Book of Love"
Jason Rebello - piano on "The Power of the Heart"
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford - choir on "My Body Is a Cage"


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