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Peter Gabriel: What a Difference Two Decades Make

What do you do when you're an aging pop/rock star and the mind may be willing but the body is, more and more, simply not up to the task? For some, it seems the answer is: either make a jazz record, or collaborate with an orchestra. In the past decade, Rod Stewart has decimated the Great American Songbook not once, not twice but five times, beginning with It Had to Be You: The Great American Songbook (J-Records, 2002), while Sting has kept things in-house, decimating his own catalog by doing a "rock band with orchestra" retrospective with Symphonicities (Deutsche Grammophone, 2010).

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