In the year 1959, intrepid astronaut Major Tom was launched in a tin capsule atop a glimmering rocket into the vast reaches of extraterrestrial space. Halfway through the mission, the Major exited his floating shop and was never heard from again. Where did he go? What did he see? This album, conceived by legendary actor of stage and screen William Shatner, tells that story.
Known primarily for his performance as the square-jawed Capt. James T. Kirk, the versatile Shatner brings his unique interpretive talents and much celebrated speak-sing delivery to a host of classic rock favorites and other space-themed songs that record the trajectory and tragedy of Major Tom, the man who journeyed far beyond the stars, and the family he left behind. With guest appearances by an all-star cast of music legends, Seeking Major Tom is one of the most extraordinary concept albums ever created and a sci-fi fantasy like no other!
The album features many noted musicians, including Sheryl Crow, John Wetton, Patrick Moraz, Ritchie Blackmore, Alan Parsons, Peter Frampton, Warren Haynes, Nick Valensi, Zakk Wylde, Mike Inez, Chris Adler, Steve Howe, Michael Schenker, Dave Davies, Johnny Winter, Brad Paisley, Bootsy Collins, Carmine Appice, Ian Paice, and Toots