With all the excitement surrounding Reflektor, the upcoming fourth album from Arcade Fire, it’s good to remember that behind all the hype are a band worthy of all the praise, as proven in their cover of Peter Gabriel‘s Games Without Frontiers.
The Montreal band’s rendition of Gabriel’s 1980 hit is set to be included on the forthcoming collection of Gabriel cover songs, titled And I’ll Scratch Yours. The compilation follows on in response to 2010’s Scratch My Back, a collection of covers recorded by Gabriel including tracks by David Bowie, Talking Heads, Radiohead, and Arcade Fire’s own My Body Is A Cage.
The new record features Gabriel songs covered by many of the artists featured on Scratch My Back, including Bon Iver, Elbow, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Stephin Merrit, Randy Newman, Paul Simon and more.
You can listen to Arcade Fire’s cover of Games Without Frontiers below, as well as compare it to the original, and witness Peter Gabriel singing My Body Is A Cage live from London. And I’ll Scratch Yours is out this Friday, 27th September.
Listen: Arcade Fire – Games Without Frontiers (Peter Gabriel cover)
Listen: Peter Gabriel – Games Without Frontiers
Watch: Peter Gabriel – My Body Is A Cage, live from London
And I’ll Scratch Yours tracklist:
David Byrne – I Don’t Remember
Bon Iver – Come Talk to Me
Regina Spektor – Blood of Eden
Stephin Merritt – Not One of Us
Joseph Arthur – Shock the Monkey
Randy Newman – Big Time
Arcade Fire – Games Without Frontiers
Elbow – Mercy Street
Brian Eno – Mother of Violence
Feist – Don’t Give Up (ft. Timber Timbre)
Lou Reed – Solsbury Hill
Paul Simon – Biko
(Via Consequence of Sound)