It's been so long since Peter Gabriel has released a new album, you would be forgiven for wondering why Vampire Weekend name checked the former Genesis lead singer in "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa." The charismatic live performer has finally finished work on Big Blue Ball, an album he started in the early 90s when he was deep in the thrall of his world music obsession.
The album, which has been gatherng dust for more than a decade, includes duets with Sinead O'Connor and Tim Finn. In order to get the collection into shape, Gabriel has called in Waterboys frontman Karl Wallinger to help him get it ready for a 2009 release. It will be Gabriel's first album since 2002's Up, which took him a relatively quick 10 years to complete.