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Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. William Shatner — Seeking Major Tom album cover. Seeking Major Tom is the fourth studio album by William Shatner. It was released October 11, 2011 in the US by Cleopatra Records. Most tracks on the album are covers of space-themed songs. Bono, Adam Clayton, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr.
Shatner released a music video for his version of «Bohemian Rhapsody». The New Zealand Herald labeled the video as «typically bizarre». The album debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart in America and number 147 on the Canadian Albums Chart. In July 2020, Steve Howe told Rolling Stone magazine when asked about performing on «Planet Earth»: «Get lost! I played some really good things on that and they aren’t on the recording. There is none of me there at all. There is some guy playing what everybody else could have played.
Look, I’m not going to play the part that everybody knows is part of that song. You can’t make anything of it. Archived from the original on April 16, 2011. William Shatner reveals track list of his space-themed album and surprise guest stars — Bootsy Collins and Brad Paisley are just the beginning». William Shatner’s Floating Head Sings ‘Bohemian Rhapsody. Archived from the original on November 13, 2011. Rest assured: This is the real life. William Shatner’s signature, spoken-word musical stylings are back in an ad for Thomson, a British travel company.
If you ask me, remember when I said this a couple of years ago? Where’s My Ranch? Fortis launches its latest watch, seeking Major Tom is available now. Seeking Major Tom, i was cautiously optimistic. A bit on the creepy side, and Shatner really did a pretty good job with the vocals.
The commercial follows a raggedy teddy bear on a family vacation as the former Star Trek captain beautifully talk-sings his way through a version of Queen’s «Bohemian Rhapsody». One of the greatest songs in rock history just got even better. Powered by its own proprietary technology, Mashable is the go-to source for tech, digital culture and entertainment content for its dedicated and influential audience around the globe. Shatner’s musical career began in 1968 with the release of his first album, The Transformed Man. Shatner explained his album as an acting performance from the perspective of an LSD user, related to how LSD is a common abbreviation for the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. In 1977 a live double album titled William Shatner Live was released. Recorded on a live tour shortly before, it features Shatner performing excerpts from The War of the Worlds and Cyrano de Bergerac, among other things.
This performance has been parodied by the TV show Family Guy and musician Beck, to name a few. Shatner has occasionally spoofed his earlier musical career. At the 1992 MTV Movie Awards he performed all five of the Best Song From a Movie nominees. More recently, he performed in the same style for a series of Priceline. In the 1998 film Free Enterprise, Shatner performed «No Tears For Caesar» in the movie’s closing scene with rap artist The Rated R, with Shatner performing Mark Antony’s speech from Julius Caesar over Rated R’s rap. Shatner performed the voice of Buzz Lightyear in a Star Command anthem called «To Infinity And Beyond» for the 2000 film Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins.
On June 28, 2002, Shatner performed together with Brian Evans at the San Carlos Institute Theatre in Key West, Florida. He performed the songs «What Kind of Fool Am I» and «The Lady Is a Tramp». Shatner’s spoken-word style was also parodied on The Simpsons, with a spoken-word version of Homer’s Christmas carol, «Everybody Hates Ned Flanders» playing on the radio in the episode «Dude, Where’s My Ranch? In October 2004, Shatner released an album entitled Has Been, produced and arranged by Ben Folds and with songs composed by Shatner and Folds. The LP has been critically acclaimed for its unique «pop-driven» style. On June 9, 2005, Shatner performed a reworked rendition of «My Way» at the presentation of George Lucas’s AFI Life Achievement Award, backed by a chorus line of dancers in Imperial Stormtrooper costumes who ultimately picked up Shatner and carried him offstage.
On March 29, 2006, TV Land aired an episode of their Living in TV Land series centered on Shatner and subtitled «William Shatner in Concert». He also appears on the piece «’64 — Go» by Lemon Jelly, featured on their 2005 album ’64 — ’95. Brad Paisley’s music videos for «Celebrity» and «Online» both feature Shatner as well, with the latter containing a meta-reference in which Shatner appears to be heartbroken when told he can’t sing. Shatner attended the premiere and had the event filmed. On July 27, 2009, Shatner gave a «poetry slam»-style interpretation of Sarah Palin’s farewell address on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. My Dad Says, where Shatner has a lead role, his character Ed Goodson makes a Karaoke performance of Right Said Fred’s «I’m Too Sexy», also in spoken-word. On November 4, during a television appearance on the Lopez Tonight show, Shatner performed a cover of Cee Lo Green’s song «Fuck You». Shatner performs lead vocals on progressive rock artist Ben Craven’s track «Spy In The Sky Part 3», from his album «Last Chance To Hear» released in March, 2016. Shatner released the album «Seeking Major Tom» in October 2011. Shatner released the album Ponder the Mystery in October 2013. In an interview in the September 21, 2004 issue of Newsweek, Shatner was asked «Doesn’t it bother you that your version of ‘Mr.
Tambourine Man’ is a camp classic? They didn’t know what I was doing. The album The Transformed Man is much more extensive than that song. But since people only heard that song, I went along with the joke. Shatner was not the only Star Trek star to record music. Leonard Nimoy’s versions of «If I Had a Hammer» and the children’s song «The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins» are widely considered to be comparably camp recordings. It included the above songs, plus other contributions. Captain of the Starship — William Shatner Live! Golden Throats, a compilation of celebrity singers including William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. More than Love, The Telegraph, October 14, 2009. Shatner ‘breaks’ Beatles record», BBC News, May 2, 2003.