Sunday, 21 March 2010

Scratch My Back - Peter Gabriel

I had heard a couple of tracks from Peter Gabriel's new album Scratch My Back, I'd heard Book of Love a month or so ago. But when I heard his version of Flume by Bon Iver - it blew my mind. Its rare songs do this, in the realm of covers the last one that did this to me was Buckley's Cohen cover, Hallelujah.
The arrangement is perfect. I had always liked the original but I was struck by this cover's raw emotion. Have a listen.

The delicate piano, with the surging horn section are unbelievable, with Gabriel's raw vocals. I've listened to it dozens of times. It's a brilliant version.

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