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Scratch my back

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:31 am

Hi everyone

I downloaded Peter Gabriel's new album scratch my back about ten days ago from iTunes.
Not many albums move me, but this one moved me a million miles. I've been restraining myself from playing it continuously. The first time in decades I found myself listening to the album in the dark.
This album is different from his other works in the respect that every song is a cover and Peter is only backed by a piano and/or orchestra.
http://www.petergabriel.com/

A complementary track is available at his site here: http://petergabriel.com/flume/

Having said that, this album is true to form in the respect that through his music he is expressing a psychological and emotional topology rarely illuminated with radical interpretations of some classic and some less-well-known pop songs.
If you like Peter Gabriel's other works, or if you like orchestral arrangements or if you are into something a little bit different - give it a whirl.
Love to know your thoughts.
metta

Ben
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Re: Scratch my back

Postby Fede » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:19 am

...Are those, two red blood-cells....?
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Translation: Just to stir things up seemed a good reward in itself. ;)

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Re: Scratch my back

Postby Ben » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:25 am

Hi Fede,
I'm pretty sure they represent two red-blood cells together, rather than two red petals. I can't tell for sure because the album artwork I received with the download is smaller than the above picture. There are also clues on the PG website with reference to "new blood".
kind regards

Ben
Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.

Taṃ nadīhi vijānātha:
sobbhesu padaresu ca,
saṇantā yanti kusobbhā,
tuṇhīyanti mahodadhī.

Sutta Nipata 3.725


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