From Peter Gabriel’s website comes word that Peter’s cover of the song “Mirrorball” by Elbow is now available as a single. Also, Elbow’s Guy Garvey has put together a lovely, faithfully tender version of Peter’s excellent “Mercy Street.” This is all part of the Scratch My Back work that Peter has been doing – and, about which, you can read our previous entry (the album’s there for preview, as well!). So, follow me for a listen to these two covers, and to find some more useful information about the songs’ creation:
First off, here are the tracks:
Here’s a video about the making of these two tracks. You can also learn more about the Scratch My Back project from these podcasts.
And lastly, just because I love it, here’s a great version of “Mercy Street” from Peter’s “Growing Up” tour:
(Editor’s Note: I’m cobbling this together on a wounded laptop (now, without the letter [a]). So, if you find any curious inventions of orthography… well, that’s why. All will be well, soon!)