Sunday, October 9, 2011

Preview new William Shatner album

William Shatner’s new album, “Seeking Major Tom,” will be released Tuesday, October 11, but a full, streaming preview of it is now available.

The album features Shatner covering the music of major rockers, including Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Deep Purple, Queen, U2, Pink Floyd, Hawkwind, Steve Miller, The Police, and many others.

Guests on the record include Ritchie Blackmore and Ian Paice of Deep Purple fame, Peter Frampton, Johnny Winter, Michael Schenker, Steve Howe of Yes, and others.

You have to hear Shatner’s take on Purple’s “Space Truckin’,” for starters….wow.

Check out the full preview here.

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"Seeking Major Tom"

Release date: October 11, 2011

01. “Major Tom” (feat. The Strokes’ Nick Valensi and Zakk Wylde on guitar and and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains) on bass)
02. “Space Oddity” (David Bowie) [feat. Ritchie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple) on guitar and Alan Parsons on keyboards)
03. “In a Little While” (U2) (feat. Manuel Göttsching from Ash Ra Tempel on guitar)
04. “Space Cowboy” (Steve Miller) (feat. Brad Paisley on guitar and vocals)
05. “Space Truckin’” (Deep Purple) (feat. Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice and Johnny Winter on guitar)
06. “Rocket Man” (Elton John) (feat. Steve Hillage (ex-Gong member) on guitar)
07. “She Blinded Me With Science” (Thomas Dolby) (feat. Bootsy Collins on bass and Patrick Moraz (ex-Yes and Moody Blues) on keyboards/synth)
08. “Walking on the Moon” (The Police) (feat. Toots (Toots & the Maytals) on vocals)
09. “Spirit in the Sky” (Norman Greenbaum) (feat. Peter Frampton on guitar)
10. “Bohemian Rhapsody” (Queen) (feat. John Wetton (Asia) on bass and vocals)
11. “Silver Machine” (Hawkwind) (feat .Wayne Kramer (MC5) on guitar and Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/Rod Stewart) on drums)
12. “Mrs. Major Tom” (feat. Sheryl Crow)
13. “Empty Glass” (The Tea Party) (feat. Michael Schenker (UFO/Scorpions) on guitar)
14. “Lost in the Stars" (Frank Sinatra version) (feat. Ernie Watts on saxophone)
15. “Learning to Fly” (Pink Floyd) (feat. Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream) on guitar and keyboards)
16. “Mr. Spaceman” (The Byrds) (feat. Dave Davies (The Kinks) on guitar)
17. “Twilight Zone” (Golden Earring) (feat. Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule/Allman Brothers) on guitar)
18. “Struggle”
19. “Iron Man” (Black Sabbath)
(feat. Zakk Wylde on guitar and vocals)
20. “Planet Earth” (Duran Duran) (feat. Steve Howe (Yes) on guitar)

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William Shatner – Iron Man (2011)
Original by Black Sabbath

See also:

Hear William Shatner cover Black Sabbath’s Iron Man
William Shatner: Honorary Headbanger
William Shatner album to feature Zakk Wylde, Ritchie Blackmore, Peter Frampton & more
William Shatner to receive Honorary Headbanger Award
Zakk Wylde and William Shatner to cover Black Sabbath classic