Shatner's 'Has Been' Lineup UnveiledBy Michelle
September 24, 2004 - 7:04 PM
The full track listing has been announced for William Shatner (Captain Kirk)'s upcoming album, Has Been, written and produced by Ben Folds of Ben Folds Five.
The new album "features Shatner's own...timeless...vocal...delivery," joked XFM, which revealed "a whole host of surprise collaborations" and the dates for Ben Folds' planned tour of the UK and Ireland.
"[Has Been] is a great record and it is really worth going out and doing some shows in major cities," Folds had told Billboard, admitting that Shatner was "not a musician at all. But he is still part of the music. I've never heard a record quite like it."
Among the songs on the new collection are a cover version of Pulp’s "Common People" which Shatner performs with Joe Jackson; "Trying", performed by Shatner, Folds and Aimee Mann; and "I Can't Get Behind That", a duet with Henry Rollins. Shatner also sings a Lemon Jelly song, "Together".
Other songs include "Familiar Love", "Ideal Woman" and "Real", the latter with Brad Paisley.
The original item is at XFM.