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Finally William Shatner Has Recorded a 2nd Album

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by dtripoli, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. It's a Christmas album with Iggy Pop, Billy Gibbons and Henry Rollins and more.
    It's called "Shatner Claus"
    I hope it's as good as his spine tingling versions of David Bowie's 'Rocket man' and
    the Beatles 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamond'
    Shatner Claus

    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
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  2. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Joy To The World.
  3. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    You forgot his 2004 album "Has Been" on which he collaborated with Ben Folds.
    He has other albums out but I don't know if they are all his compositions/singing/spoken word.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2018
  4. I thought Rocket Man was written by Elton.

    Shatner could not have picked better folks to team up with.
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  5. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    Even if I have to pirate this, it's mine...

    ... I Shatner, therefore... I am.
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  6. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  7. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    keep in mind that once you hear these songs, you can never unhear them :eek:
  8. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    After listening to the samples...Bill, don't quit your day job.
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  9. Savage_Dreams


    Jan 8, 2007
    youre taking it too seriously. hes shatner, he knows who and what he is, i really dont think that he feels hes the next Pavarotti. neither should anyone that listens to it.
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  10. gln1955

    gln1955 Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ohio, USA
    You're taking my comment way too seriously.
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  11. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    To be honest, he was never really all that great at his day job, either! :woot: (ducks for cover) hehe
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  12. Snaxster


    Nov 29, 2008
    My favorite part of this post:

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  13. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    This belongs in the "Products That No One Asked For" thread
  14. Gilmourisgod


    Jun 23, 2014
    Cape Cod MA
    Am I the only only who ever got a little weirded out by his name? “He was caught red handed taking a Shatner behind the Dumpster”, or “I stepped in a big steaming pile of Shatner”. Never mind, his vocal stylings on Lucy in the Sky are one of the highlights of music history.
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  15. Dear God! And this will be inflicted unto another generation. I always thought his Mr Tamborine Man was the zenith of doing cover songs.
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  16. higain617


    Sep 12, 2013
    Bowie's Rocket Man? C'mon, dude...
  17. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Bill can do what he wants. May he live another 87 years.
  18. mcarp555

    mcarp555 Guest

    Jul 14, 2013
    Say what you like, the video that someone made for Lucy is one of the great moments in video history:

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  19. Thrillhouse

    Thrillhouse Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I'm sure I'll get lit up for this but I actually like his first album (The Transformed Man). I know the whole Rocket Man thing and a lot of the other songs he's done here and there are pretty out there but they're meant to be over-the-top for entertainment value.

    However, his first album has alternating tracks with classical inspired music pieces with Shatner reading excerpts from Shakespeare over them and then modern (at the time) pop songs with him doing dramatic readings of the lyrics. It's kind of a brilliant idea; the blending of old world and modern forms of entertainment in an unusual and unique way.
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  20. Has Been is a great album - there is actually some very serious stuff on there that's chilling to listen to, but his duet with Henry Rollins is the highlight of the album, followed closely by his cover of Common People with Joe Jackson. The title track rocks too.

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