Entitled Scratch My Back, the LP will be a "song swap" with a host of "extremely legendary artists" covering each other's material.
"The songs are not simply covers," Gabriel collaborator John Metcalfe told BBC 6 Music. "They are major reinterpretations of some famous stuff. It's quite radical."
Although the record is not expected until spring 2010, a tentative tracklisting has been released by a Japanese distributor.
The possible tracklisting for Scratch My Back is as follows:
- Heroes (David Bowie)
- Street Spirit (Radiohead)
- The Book Of Love (Magnetic Fields)
- Flume (Bon Iver)
- My Body Is A Cage (Arcade Fire)
- Listening Wind (Talking Heads)
- I Think It's Going to Rain Today (Randy Newman)
- Après Moi (Regina Spektor or Eartha Kitt)
- Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks)
- The Boy In The Bubble (Paul Simon)
- The Power Of The Heart (Lou Reed)
- Philadelphia (Neil Young)
- Mirrorball (Elbow)