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William Shatner's latest "Singing" Adventure "Seeking Major Tom" Available Now

So, how do we describe William Shatner's singing career? Well, it's more of a speaking career, right? Starting with his famous "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" released in 1968 on the album "The Transformed Man". The Shat interspersed Shakespeare throughout the album with other hits like "Mr. Tambourine Man" & "It was a very good year". Next, we move on to his live double album released in 1977 that features Sir Billiam (still trying) reciting scenes from "Cyrano de Bergerac" & "War of the Worlds". Unfortunately though, there were no top forty hits to be found on that vinyl. Then, out of the blue 1978 rolls along and we see The Shat performing his famous (or infamous) rendition of Elton John's "Rocket man" on the The Science Fiction Film Awards, which he hosted, by the way. Over the years Bill has "sang" many-a-song with his tongue firmly placed in his cheek and the most recent release is no different.

We first heard about "Seeking Major Tom " over a year ago at the Star Trek Fan Days in Plano, TX. There The Shat explained how the idea came about...

Finally, over a year later "Seeking Major Tom" is available now on CD, mp3, & even vinyl! The album includes The Shat's versions of "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Space Oddity", "Walking On The Moon", "Spirit in the Sky", "Learning to Fly", and tons more. Oh, and did I mention "Iron Man"....

Here's the full track list.

  1. Major Tom (Coming Home) (Peter Schilling)
  2. Space Oddity (David Bowie)
  3. In a Little While (U2)
  4. Space Cowboy (Steve Miller Band)
  5. Space Truckin' (Deep Purple)
  6. Rocket Man (Elton John) (previously performed by Shatner in 1978)
  7. She Blinded Me with Science (Thomas Dolby)
  8. Walking on the Moon (The Police)
  9. Spirit in the Sky (Norman Greenbaum)
  10. Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
  11. Silver Machine (Hawkwind)
  12. Mrs. Major Tom (K.I.A.)
  13. Empty Glass (The Tea Party)
  14. Lost in the Stars (Frank Sinatra)
  15. Learning to Fly (Pink Floyd)
  16. Mr. Spaceman (The Byrds)
  17. Twilight Zone (Golden Earring)
  18. Struggle
  19. Iron Man (Black Sabbath)
  20. Planet Earth (Duran Duran)

The Shat's record label, Cleaopatra Records, also produced a short documentary about "Seeking Major Tom" that you can check out below.

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