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.
3 LP Set comes in Blue, Red & Clear vinyls.
Seeking Major Tom
October 11, 2011
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LP1 SIDE A
1. Major Tom (Coming Home) feat. Nick Valensi 5:18
2. Space Oddity feat. Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night 4:54
3. In A Little While feat. Lyle Lovett 3:51
LP1 SIDE B
1. Space Cowboy feat. Brad Paisley & Steve Miller 5:25
2. Space Truckin’ feat. Ian Paice & Johnny Winter 5:08
3. Rocket Man feat. Steve Hillage 4:39
LP2 SIDE A
1. She Blinded Me With Science feat. Bootsy Collins & Patrick Moraz 5:50
2. Walking On The Moon feat. Toots Hibbert 2:52
3. Spirit In The Sky feat. Peter Frampton 4:24
4. Bohemian Rhapsody feat. John Wetton 5:40
LP2 SIDE B
1. Silver Machine feat. Wayne Kramer & Carmine Appice 4:45
2. Mrs. Major Tom feat. Sheryl Crow 5:47
3. Empty Glass feat. Michael Schenker 3:14
LP3 SIDE A
1. Lost In The Stars feat. Ernie Watts 3:43
2. Learning To Fly feat. Edgar Froese 4:43
3. Mr. Spaceman feat. Dave Davies 2:14
4. Twilight Zone feat. Warren Haynes 7:24
LP3 SIDE B
1. Struggle 4:12
2. Iron Man feat. Zakk Wylde & Mike Inez 6:32
3. Planet Earth feat. Steve Howe 4:51