Listen To Arcade Fire Cover Peter Gabriel’s ‘Games Without Frontiers’

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.

Reflektor‘s tracklist has recently been revealed, and frontman Win Butler has told fans to expect surprises throughout Reflektor.

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)

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