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SCRATCH MY BACK

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

2.91 | 181 ratings

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juanvalverde
5 stars I must say i really love this album. I didn't think much of it when it came out, but as i listen to it more and more, i get a sense of what Peter wants to give us. Much like most of his work, this will be appreciated more and more as time passes. I'll just describe the highlights for me. Mirrorball by Elbow is one of the most beautiful songs i've heard in a while, and thanks to Peter, i get to hear it. The lyrics are all love, and as a fellow said in youtube, when you are truly in love, listen to this song. Listening winds is such a masterpiece of a song, it takes me inside the world of Mojique, puts me in his feet and makes me part of it. The power of the heart is probably my favorite song of the album. Peter's arrangement totally makes this song his. If you hear the original, you hear Lou Reed's feeling, when you hear it in Scratch my Back, you hear Gabriel's feeling. This is what this album is all about. Peter makes these songs his. And even though it's not his typical rock, world music or prog album, it's still his music, his style and his art. I truly appreciate this change and really thank Peter for giving us this songs that to many of us were unknown until now. To all you guys who say that this album sucks, i remind you that art is in the eye of the beholder, and maybe, just maybe if you give it a shot, you'll start to hear the complexity of this masterpiece of an album.
juanvalverde | 5/5 |

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