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Shatner: Searching For Major Tom

Posted by T'Bonz - 13/04/11 at 12:04 pm


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The song line-up for William Shatner‘s Searching for Major Tom album has been released.

Fans of Shatner’s music will soon have nineteen new space-related songs to listen to when Searching for Major Tom is released, including a remake of a Shatner classic, Rocket Man.

The list of songs including guest performers is listed below in the following format: Name of song, original artist, new guest performers:

  • Space Trucking, Deep Purple, Deep Purple‘s Ian Paice on drums, Guitar: Johnny Winter.
  • She Blinded Me With Science, Thomas Dolby, Bassist: Bootsy Collins, Keyboards/Synth. Patrick Moraz (Ex-Yes, Moody Blues).
  • In a Little While, U2, Guitar: Manuel Gottsching (Ash Ra Tempel).
  • Empty Glass, The Tea Party, Guitar: Michael Schenker (UFO/Scorpions).
  • Lost in the Stars, Frank Sinatra, Saxophone: Ernie Watts.
  • Twilight Zone, Golden Earring, Guitar: Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule/Allman Brothers).
  • Space Cowboy, Steve Miller, Guitar/Vocals: Brad Paisley.
  • Rocket Man, Elton John, Guitar: Steve Hillage (ex-Gong, Techno Rock Duo System 7).
  • Space Oddity, David Bowie, Guitar: Ritchie Blackmore (ex-Deep Purple), Keyboards: Alan Parsons.
  • Spirit in the Sky, Norman Greenbaum, Guitar: Peter Frampton.
  • Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen, Bass/Vocal: John Wetton (Asia).
  • Silver Machine, Hawkwind, Guitar: Wayne Kramer (MC5), Drum: Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart).
  • Major Tom, Peter Shilling, Guitar: Nick Valensi (The Strokes), Contributed to track: Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Mike Inez (Alice in Chains).
  • Learning to Fly, Pink Floyd, Guitar/Keyboards: Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream).
  • Mr. Spaceman, The Byrds, Guitar: Dave Davies (The Kinks).
  • Iron Man, Black Sabbath, Guitar/Vocal: Zakk Wylde (ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
  • Planet Earth; Duran, Duran; Guitar: Steve Howe (Yes)
  • Walking on the Moon, The Police, Vocal: Toots (Toots & the Maytals).
  • Mrs. Major Tom (to be announced.)

Searching for Major Tom will be released later this year.

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