Thursday 29 October 2009, 12:33 | By CMU Editorial
Gabriel planning interesting covers release
Peter Gabriel will release an interesting new project next year, which sees him collaborate with a string of other artists, in which they cover his songs and he covers there’s. All backed up by a bitchin orchestra.
Composer John Metcalfe, who has helped bring the project together, told 6Music: “I’m not allowed to say who [is involved], just yet, but there are some very, very famous singers and bands involved. It sounds amazing, even though I say it myself. It is literally Peter with an orchestra, sometimes the orchestra is quite large, then there are some more chamber music-style, sparse songs. But the songs are not simply covers, they are quite major reinterpretations of some famous stuff. It’s quite radical and we’re hoping that people really get it and enjoy it”.
Metcalfe added that it was still to be decided how the material will be released – maybe an album of bands covering Gabriel, and then an album of Gabriel covering them, or maybe some sort of series of digital single releases. We’ll let you know once they know.