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Seeking Major Tom (3 LP)
Cleopatra CLPLP7062 || 2011-10-11 || £45.00 USD  EUR  JPY  + p+p +tax

Limited edition, triple LP box-set, colored vinyl (red, blue and clear), A2 poster and a badge.

Quite far beyond the final frontier…

They say (blurb alert):

With a career that spans over 5 decades, Canadian-born actor William Shatner has become an instantly recognizable star of stage and screen whose vocal delivery, primarily in his performance as the square-jawed Capt Kirk, is as iconic as it is legendary.

The versatile Shatner has also brought his unique interpretive talents to the music world as well, first in 1968 with the cult favorite The Transformed Man and later in 2004 with Has Been. Now Shatner has returned to familiar territory, space, in this wildly inventive concept album featuring brand new recordings of Shatner's much celebrated speak-sing delivery on a host of classic rock favorites and other space-themed songs. With guest appearances by an all-star cast of rock legends, Seeking Major Tom is sure to be one of the most talked about releases of the year!

I say:

"It's music Jim, but not as we know it" - but what a package. Actually forget the bad Star Trek jokes, the music is really good, how could it be anything else with the musical talent involved.

Please note that due to the weight of this package the shopping cart gets the P&P wrong - it's too low. You will be debited for the price of the LPs plus the basic cost price of the P&P (plus VAT in the UK and Europe).

Side 1:
  1. Major Tom (Coming Home) feat. Nick Valensi (The Strokes)
  2. Space Oddity feat. Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night
  3. In A Little While feat. Lyle Lovett
Side 2:
  1. Space Cowboy feat. Brad Paisley & Steve Miller
  2. Space Truckin' feat. Ian Paice (Deep Purple) & Johnny Winter
  3. Rocket Man feat. Steve Hillage (Gong / System 7)
Side 3:
  1. She Blinded Me With Science feat. Bootsy Collins & Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues)
  2. Walking On The Moon feat. Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytalls)
  3. Spirit In The Sky feat. Peter Frampton
Side 4:
  1. Bohemian Rhapsody feat. John Wetton (King Crimson / Asia)
  2. Silver Machine feat. Wayne Kramer (MC5) & Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge / Rod Stewart)
  3. Mrs. Major Tom feat. Sheryl Crow
Side 5:
  1. Empty Glass Michael Schenker
  2. Lost In The Stars feat. Ernie Watts
  3. Learning To Fly feat. Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream)
  4. Mr. Spaceman feat. Dave Davies (The Kinks)
Side 6:
  1. Twilight Zone feat. Warren Haynes (Gov't Mule / Allman Brothers)
  2. Struggle (original track William Shatner / Adam Hamilton)
  3. Iron Man feat. Zakk Wylde & Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)
  4. Planet Earth feat. Steve Howe (Yes / Asia)