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2 Jun 2015, 1:56pm
 Not only scratched my back, but also stroked my soul.
30 Aug 2013, 2:33pm
13 Apr 2012, 10:20pm
My body is a cage <3
23 Sep 2011, 3:36pm
[b]PeterILarsson[/b], agree. each time it becomes more understandable or so. young Gabriel is too alive and confident to create something like Up & SMB - something sad, negative, depressive, painted black. it's a beautiful melancholic штука.
7 Jan 2011, 11:45pm
i am under shock
21 Dec 2010, 9:02am
... a real calm and amazing album and performed live even much better ...
7 Nov 2010, 4:31pm
Yes perfect relaxing album. Not only scratched my back, but also stroked my soul. Thank You Peter :)
28 Oct 2010, 3:53pm
I would prefer more energy and less sensitivity. Too tender. But the highest quality from Peter again - anyway.
23 Sep 2010, 2:11am
I have many likes and dislikes about this album... (2) too many to mention here.
27 Aug 2010, 8:04pm
Im loving this Album, he is just yelling out the words... with the orchestra type in the back, such a good album.
12 Aug 2010, 4:50pm
I had low expectations. I also like eclectic covers chosen. The record's better than what's been said. It contains some terrific arrangements & yes, a few duds. What I like most is acoustic instruments replaced the homogenized synthesizers & manipulated sounds dominating the last several PG albums. Arrangements equal or exceed the atmospheres in anything he's recorded previously & WITHOUT the crutch of technology. Many tracks hearken back to early Peter Gabriel albums & very-early Genesis. "Apres Moi", "Mirrorball" & "Flume" bring the haunt & horror essential to "Family Snapshot", "The Intruder" & "The Rhythm of the Heat". "My Body is a Cage" reminds me of "Where the Sour Turns to Sweet" an early Genesis track. Standouts surprise. "Listening Wind" feels like Kronos Quartet and "Boy in the Bubble" bests the original. Duds try too hard. See Radiohead's "Street Spirit (Fade Out). "I Think It's Going to Rain Today" sounds like all Randy Newman songs (read: boring). **** 4 stars
22 Jul 2010, 11:32pm
A fantastic album and brilliant live !! Im just not keen on Gabriels version of Street Spirit
29 May 2010, 3:06pm
до чего же потрясающая музыка.
8 Apr 2010, 3:38pm
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4 Apr 2010, 2:11pm
2 Apr 2010, 8:49am
Anyone else who also ordered the deluxe collector's edition? :D
30 Mar 2010, 6:54am
Great respect for the idea: Covering artists who could be children or grandchildren of him, who came out long after he started to rest... Yes, that's it: Established musicians always tend to cover songs from their influences, forerunners as if they stop being inspired after hitting the business. As for the songs: Only "The Boy in the Bubble" worked for me, and I can even classify it as "better than the original"...
29 Mar 2010, 12:53pm
My avatar accurately reflects how I feel about this album.
21 Mar 2010, 5:41pm
@dscomic So is his most commercially succesful album, but for me, it's far from his best. PG4, US and Passion are really the highlights of his carreer (and well, I like Achtung Baby more than Joshua Tree...).
20 Mar 2010, 6:54pm
Not really a PG fan but I heard this and fell in love. Downloaded it and loved it so much I had to go out and get the special edition double cd as well. In many cases I think the covers are better than the originals and the orchestral arrangements are really touching. Power of the heart and book of love are two songs that really stand out in my opinion.
20 Mar 2010, 1:09pm
Nice album and am glad that it came out, though it's time we get I/O now!
20 Mar 2010, 3:43am
covers... no guitars, no drums...so boring
19 Mar 2010, 2:48am
This just doesn't work for me, but then again, 'So' is such a remarkable album that it's one of those things where Gabriel hit his highest mark with that awesome album and nothing else is quite as good (much like I feel about U2 and 'Joshua Tree' - nothing before or since that album compares...)
18 Mar 2010, 1:10pm
I love PG but if there's anything I hate more than a cover song is an album full of covers.
17 Mar 2010, 6:39am
Apparently Peter Gabriel and I have similar taste in music. Good song choices Petey.
12 Mar 2010, 7:36pm
Even if at first puzzled by this, I undeceived willingly and I took off my hat, chapò mr gabriel !!
11 Mar 2010, 9:16pm
Great album! very personal and moving...
8 Mar 2010, 9:56pm
8 Mar 2010, 11:45am
This album is both amazing and great (actually, I would say wonderful and moving) for those who enjoy subtle and rich music. :-)
5 Mar 2010, 11:43pm
'Scratch My Back' rated at 69% http://highrating.blogspot.com/2010/03/peter-gabriel-scratch-my-back.html
5 Mar 2010, 9:39am
I would never use words like "amazing" or "great" to describe this album. It's just "nice but boring".
2 Mar 2010, 6:00pm
I had to go to a few different stores in my town...but I finally found it.
2 Mar 2010, 10:52am
Each song is good in it's own right (except his ruined version of street spirit) but as an album it's... well... boring.
1 Mar 2010, 10:11pm
1 Mar 2010, 5:49pm
peter without drums, machines, peter gabriel naked. One voice and a symphonic orchestra. Covers only. Nothing new. We've been waiting for 8 years So I scratch my head. He says that the music industry is dying, maybe already dead. He's asking his fellow musicians to cover his own repertoire. Nonetheless, the record stands like the state of the music universe he's describing. Everyone will find a couple of listenable tracks. I love peter's effort. I'm only wondering why he could not erase HIS own vocal tracks. Addictive but dramatically depressing.
26 Feb 2010, 3:36pm
Sad to say, I found the album extremely boring. I really wanted to love it as it contains many great musical arrangements, but I probably wasn't open-minded enough at that time.
25 Feb 2010, 2:25pm
A profound connection with Minimalism, as pathbreaking in its own right as Gabriel's earlier "Passion".
24 Feb 2010, 10:37pm
really one of his most boring albums, a shame really
24 Feb 2010, 3:40pm
"Gänsehaut-Musik" - makes me cry, similar to the final sequences of Bernstein's "West Side Story" or the musical Hair.
21 Feb 2010, 1:59pm
beautiful ;)) His voice is enough to make those pieces sound special.
18 Feb 2010, 6:32pm
The cover is a photo of magnified blood cells colliding.
18 Feb 2010, 11:39am
an interesting album. What is that on the cover?
17 Feb 2010, 6:09pm
Pure genius. Wonderful voice, beautiful arrangement. I'm in love with this album :)
17 Feb 2010, 1:19pm
17 Feb 2010, 7:07am
vivid, soulful, eerie, beautiful, chilling, dynamic, deep.
16 Feb 2010, 7:36pm
only thing I have to say about SMB.... I really have to get used to some of the songs because some sound so different than the original... like the way he sings them or the space between the words.... and my overall opinion... modern time doensn't make the music any better... what do you say?
16 Feb 2010, 5:33pm
thedeep325 shouldn't have an opinion on this album...TV On the Radio is utter crap.
16 Feb 2010, 1:45pm
the new album is beyond brilliant. each song has blown me away
16 Feb 2010, 11:15am
Peter is the best =)
16 Feb 2010, 10:45am
Fabulous: dedicated to Fiona/Sea-Storm - we hope that you're still out there somewhere
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