Peter Gabriel to release new album in October

The album is made up of orchestral reworkings of the former Genesis man's old songs

Peter Gabriel of Genesis fame. Yes, really. Chuffed at being name-checked in Vampire Weekend's 'Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa', Gabriel responded by teaming up with Hot Chip to cover the song. If only all prog dinosaurs were this clued up. Pic: PA Photos
Peter Gabriel is set to release his brand new album ‘New Blood’ on October 10.

The 12 track album follows 2010's covers record 'Scratch My Back' and sees a host of Gabriel's classic tracks re-imgained but minus guitar, bass and drums.

Songs such as 'Digging In The Dirt', 'Don't Give Up', 'Downside Up' and 'San Jacinto' have been reworked by composer and arranger John Metcalfe, alongside Gabriel and the 46 piece New Blood Orchestra, conducted by Ben Foster.

The album also features a version of 'Solsbury Hill' which is preceded by 'A Quiet Moment' – five minutes of ambient sound recorded on Solsbury Hill, Somerset.

The 'New Blood' tracklisting is:

'Rhythm Of The Heat’
'Downside Up' (featuring Melanie Gabriel)
'San Jacinto'
'In Your Eyes'
'Mercy Street'
'Red Rain'
'Don’t Give Up' (featuring Ane Brun)
'Digging In The Dirt'
'The Nest That Sailed the Sky'
'A Quiet Moment'
Solsbury Hill'

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