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Peter Gabriel’s “Scratch My Back”

On “Scratch My Back,” Peter Gabriel inter­prets songs by artists he admires: David Bowie, Paul Simon, Elbow, Bon Iver, Talk­ing Heads, Lou Reed, Arcade Fire, The Mag­net­ic Fields, Randy New­man, Regi­na Spek­tor, Neil Young and Radio­head. Peter has tak­en the col­lab­o­ra­tion to new lev­els by ask­ing these artists to rein­ter­pret and per­form their favourite Peter Gabriel song to be released as dou­ble A sides on iTunes. After the cycle is com­plete, all 12 rec­i­p­ro­cal songs will have been unveiled via the Full Moon Club.

Peter is ask­ing you to join this excit­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive event. He wants you to “Scratch His Back” by cov­er­ing the clas­sic song “Games With­out Fron­tiers.” Take the stems from this 1980 hit and reimag­ine them in your own style. Peter Gabriel him­self will be choos­ing one col­lab­o­ra­tor to be flown out to the UK to mas­ter the win­ning mix at his Real World Stu­dios. The mix will be released as a dou­ble A side sin­gle, along with the orig­i­nal ver­sion of the song, through the Full Moon Club.