Peter Gabriel : And I'll Scratch Yours (2013) ★★★

I love the concept of "And I'll Scratch Yours" - well respected artists doing unique cover versions of Peter Gabriel songs. I want to love this album... but... I simply can't. I love four songs on this crafty compilation but the other eight tracks find me wrestling within... should I skip this song or force myself to listen to it again and try harder to find something to like or should I spare myself and simply 'delete'.

The tracks that I love and listen to over and over and over again include: Bon Iver's version of "Come Talk To Me"; Regina Spektor's "Blood Of Eden" and Stephin Merritt's "Not One Of Us". But the real show stopper is the last track when Paul Simon delivers such a wonderful version of "Biko" it gives me goosebumps. Perhaps this should have been released as an EP with only these four songs... then I could rate it ★★★★!

Peter Gabriel : And I'll Scratch Yours

Peter Gabriel : And I'll Scratch Yours