One of the best things about hosting a music listening session with my audiophile friends (besides seeing them again) is being introduced to new music that is perfect for where you are right now. Yesterday was one of those occasions. My bud and fellow photographer, Bruce Dugdale, brought over Peter Gabriel’s 2010 release Scratch My Back.

What a wonderful record! Filled with cover songs written by David Bowie, Paul Simon, David Byrne, Brian Eno, Lou Reed, Arcade Fire, Randy Newman, and Neil Young, it’s killer musically and sonically. The second CD of the deluxe edition has a few remixes and a great version of “Waterloo Sunset” by Ray Davies (The Kinks).

(Cover Photograph: Nadav Kander)