Seeking Major Tom (2CD)
Steve Hillage guests on one track....
Extraordinary, it shouldn't work but it does
Yes it's as odd as you might think, but not for all the obvious reasons you may imagine. It's well known that William Shatner can't sing, he proved that with an LP in the 60's, and that of course he's a big hammy thespian. So an album of him covering a range of classic space themed, largely proggy songs with guest artists is at best a kitsch, fun item which you would probably play a track or two from and forget - right? Well no, it's not as simple as that, there seems to be something else going here as well, or at least there was for me.
I think it's about the iconic position (like it or not) Capt. Kirk holds for a certain age group, that linked with some of the best of the lyrics of classic songs, especially when they are of a metaphysical nature, does have an effect that is beyond curiosity. I have to say I have actually really enjoyed this release, even the clunkers (Bohemian Rhapsody - has to heard), and some like Silver Machine and Spirit In The Sky are wonderful. Rocket Man with Steve Hillage definitely falls into the positive category.
Housed in a four-fold digipak with CD trays and 8 page booklet
CD 1 [00'00']
Pass the Magic Hat