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  • KaramAkerfeldt

    Very melancholic.

    August 2013
  • marcelopcr

    My body is a cage <3

    April 2012
  • andriyt

    [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.

    September 2011
  • Anitnemelc

    i am under shock

    January 2011
  • Oronduin

    ... a real calm and amazing album and performed live even much better ...

    December 2010
  • Koxo4

    Yes perfect relaxing album. Not only scratched my back, but also stroked my soul. Thank You Peter :)

    November 2010
  • flakelviv

    I would prefer more energy and less sensitivity. Too tender. But the highest quality from Peter again - anyway.

    October 2010
  • theo_equis

    I have many likes and dislikes about this album... (2) too many to mention here.

    September 2010
  • H2ONeon

    Im loving this Album, he is just yelling out the words... with the orchestra type in the back, such a good album.

    August 2010
  • i8sand

    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

    August 2010
  • YUFFLE

    A fantastic album and brilliant live !! Im just not keen on Gabriels version of Street Spirit

    July 2010
  • SweetWeak

    до чего же потрясающая музыка.

    May 2010
  • EurochannelUSA

    Eurochannel, the 100% European content television channel available on DISH Network, presents Peter Gabriel in April. Tune in on channel 752 to enjoy Peter Gabriel. In the channel’s new exclusive special, the musician speaks about his career and his latest album, Scratch My Back. Eurochannel will also air visual stunning video clips of Peter Gabriel. Peter Gabriel will premiere April 18th at 8 PM EST and 9 PM PST. More information about Peter Gabriel here: www.eurochannel.com

    April 2010
  • TiRaMiSuSi

    Fantastic work!

    April 2010
  • RonB

    Anyone else who also ordered the deluxe collector's edition? :D

    April 2010
  • OneWorldDestiny

    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"...

    March 2010
  • herzeleid44

    My avatar accurately reflects how I feel about this album.

    March 2010
  • shingouz

    @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...).

    March 2010
  • browner

    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.

    March 2010
  • RonB

    Nice album and am glad that it came out, though it's time we get I/O now!

    March 2010
  • leyline

    covers... no guitars, no drums...so boring

    March 2010
  • dscomic

    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...)

    March 2010
  • misterbruno

    I love PG but if there's anything I hate more than a cover song is an album full of covers.

    March 2010
  • PhamilyJules

    Apparently Peter Gabriel and I have similar taste in music. Good song choices Petey.

    March 2010
  • vanmartyn

    Even if at first puzzled by this, I undeceived willingly and I took off my hat, chapò mr gabriel !!

    March 2010
  • Aleksa_Kaththea

    Great album! very personal and moving...

    March 2010
  • j33433

    Refreshing deconstruction.

    March 2010
  • shingouz

    This album is both amazing and great (actually, I would say wonderful and moving) for those who enjoy subtle and rich music. :-)

    March 2010
  • HighRating

    'Scratch My Back' rated at 69% http://highrating.blogspot.com/2010/03/peter-gabriel-scratch-my-back.html

    March 2010
  • mixplusik

    I would never use words like "amazing" or "great" to describe this album. It's just "nice but boring".

    March 2010
  • Echoes917

    I had to go to a few different stores in my town...but I finally found it.

    March 2010
  • undecided92

    Each song is good in it's own right (except his ruined version of street spirit) but as an album it's... well... boring.

    March 2010
  • J3_R

    Lindo.

    March 2010
  • warrenzevon

    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.

    March 2010
  • Schwurbel0815

    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.

    February 2010
  • fernstock

    A profound connection with Minimalism, as pathbreaking in its own right as Gabriel's earlier "Passion".

    February 2010
  • nollresistans

    really one of his most boring albums, a shame really

    February 2010
  • Councellor

    "Gänsehaut-Musik" - makes me cry, similar to the final sequences of Bernstein's "West Side Story" or the musical Hair.

    February 2010
  • ylanguorous

    beautiful ;)) His voice is enough to make those pieces sound special.

    February 2010
  • shingouz

    The cover is a photo of magnified blood cells colliding.

    February 2010
  • PartGreyBeard

    an interesting album. What is that on the cover?

    February 2010
  • piterxpippin

    Pure genius. Wonderful voice, beautiful arrangement. I'm in love with this album :)

    February 2010
  • fkolb

    Gabriel pure

    February 2010
  • TerminalMF

    vivid, soulful, eerie, beautiful, chilling, dynamic, deep.

    February 2010
  • M0Duss

    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?

    February 2010
  • Echoes917

    thedeep325 shouldn't have an opinion on this album...TV On the Radio is utter crap.

    February 2010
  • Twikki

    the new album is beyond brilliant. each song has blown me away

    February 2010
  • bapaule

    Peter is the best =)

    February 2010
  • Bookman1974

    Fabulous: dedicated to Fiona/Sea-Storm - we hope that you're still out there somewhere

    February 2010
  • browner

    Absolutely stunning orchestral album.

    February 2010