I'm straying a bit here, but this is ONE HILARIOUS CD, put together by your friends at the Space Station. Technically speaking, William Shatner is Canadian, so I guess I'm still sticking to the format!
The CD takes some of the greatest hits (?) from Leonard Nimoy's & Capt. Kirk's LPs. BOTH should have just stuck to acting, but at least Shatner does his bits with his tongue firmly planted in his cheek. Bill doesn't exactly SING his parts as much as recite the spoken word. Bill no doubt had a lot of fun doing his gigs and you can hear it in his voice. Spock, on the other hand, firmly believes that he is the next great chanteuse of his era, and that Frank & Dino and the rest had better watch out!!.
The CD opens with the great Shatner reading of "King Henry The Fifth". Listening to it, I couldn't help but think of Rocket Robin Hood battling the evil Sheriff John.....and where the hell is Friar Tuck to come help? (that last part is strictly a bit of Canadiana, "Rocket Robin Hood" being one of the greatest cartoons of my childhood-adolescence.....right up there with "Spiderman" and "The World Of Oz"). Shatner stirs the troops up for battle, and you just got to love the trumpets blaring. Shades of Monty Python & The Holy Grail.
Wait till you hear "Mr. Tambourine Man". The Dylan classic is apparently a song about a drug dealer, and Bill sings the song with the angst of a druggie desparately looking for his next fix. CAN YOU NAME ME ANY OTHER ARTIST WHO INTERPRETED THIS SONG CORRECTLY? NO!!!! Bill is a goddamned genius!!!
Move on to "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds". Here, Bill obviously found his Tambourine Man, got his fix, and is tripping higher.......higher.....HIGHER. Listen to how he belts the end of the refrain ".....and SHE'S GONE-GONE-GONE-GONE" The echo!!! The angst!!! (what? MORE angst?). Unbelievable. I cannot believe John Lennon (who penned this great song) misinterpreted his own composition......again, we bow to the genius of Bill.
Lastly, take in Bill's version of "It Was A Very Good Year". Notice how the first part is when he's about 17 or so and sings like the young, inexperienced wide-eyed man that any 17 year-old would be. THEN.....he's 21 now. Older, experienced, a "man of the world". YOU CAN HEAR IT IN HIS VOICE!!! The angst...the...what? With the angst again? Oh Bill, you kidder you!!!!
Spock? "Highly Illogical" poses questions that will leave you bewildered for days on end. What did Leonard MEAN by that? Wow, man. Or "Spock's Thoughts", where Leonard advises to even "listen to the dull and ignorant for they too, have their story." Such enlightenment! And sung with the type of fervor that only Nimoy could conjure up.
You can't afford to not have this classic in your collection. It's deliciously awe-inspiring. I'm SURE that the William Hungs of the world based their life teachings on these works of art! Grab it now!!!
What? You are AREN'T going to grab this? HIGHLY ILLOGICAL!!!
"Spaced Out" - Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner
01 King Henry The Fifth - William Shatner
02 Elegy For The Brave - William Shatner
03 Highly Illogical - Leonard Nimoy
04 If I Had A Hammer - Leonard Nimoy
05 Mr. Tambourine Man - William Shatner
06 Where Is Love - Leonard Nimoy
97 Music To Watch Space Girls By - Leonard Nimoy
08 It Was A Very Good Year - William Shatner
09 Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town - Leonard Nimoy
10 Hamlet - William Shatner
11 A Visit To A Sad Planet - Leonard Nimoy
12 Abraham, Martin & John - Leonard Nimoy
13 Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds - William Shatner
14 If I Was A Carpenter - Leonard Nimoy
15 How Insensitive - William Shatner
16 I'd Love Making Love To You - Leonard Nimoy
17 Put A Little Love In Your Heart - Leonard Nimoy
18 Sunny - Leonard Nimoy
19 Gentle On My Mind - Leonard Nimoy
20 I Walk The Line - Leonard Nimoy
21 Ballad Of Bilbo Baggins - Leonard Nimoy
22 Everybody's Talkin' - Leonard Nimoy
23 Both Sides Now - Leonard Nimoy
24 Spock Thoughts - Leonard Nimoy
Two to beam up!!!
- MEESTER MUSIC