5, 4, 3, 2, 1, LIFT OFF...
We first warned you...I mean told you...about this release back in April. (04.15.2011 NEWS: WILLIAM SHATNER IS SEARCHING FOR MAJOR TOM)
Seeking Major Tom is a kind of travelogue of the epic journey that William Shatner has undertaken in his attempt to track down the elusive Major Tom, via the medium of the space-themed cover version.
Out on October 11th in the USA, it looks like the rest of the world will have to wait until November 7th for their chance to endure the 2CD and 3LP vinyl physical format of the album.
However, don't despair, you can hear it way before that outside of the US, as the digital version is released worldwide on the 11th too.
Here's the tracklisting complete with contributor names for each recording...
William Shatner - Seeking Major Tom - Track Listing:
01. Major Tom (Coming Home) feat. Nick Valensi (The Strokes)
02. Space Oddity feat. Ritchie Blackmore & Candice Night
03. In A Little While feat. Lyle Lovett
04. Space Cowboy feat. Brad Paisley & Steve Miller
05. Space Truckin’ feat. Ian Paice (Deep Purple) & Johnny Winter
06. Rocket Man feat. Steve Hillage (Gong / System 7)
07. She Blinded Me With Science feat. Bootsy Collins & Patrick Moraz (Moody Blues)
08. Walking On The Moon feat. Toots Hibbert (Toots & The Maytals)
09. Spirit In The Sky feat. Peter Frampton
10. Bohemian Rhapsody feat. John Wetton (King Crimson / Asia)
11. Silver Machine feat. Wayne Kramer (MC5) & Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge / Rod Stewart)
12. Mrs. Major Tom feat. Sheryl Crow
01. Empty Glass feat. Michael Schenker
02. Lost In The Stars feat. Ernie Watts
03. Learning To Fly feat. Edgar Froese (Tangerine Dream)
04. Mr. Spaceman feat. Dave Davies (The Kinks)
05. Twilight Zone feat. Warren Haynes (Gov’t Mule / Allman Brothers)
06. Struggle (original track William Shatner / Adam Hamilton)
07. Iron Man feat. Zakk Wylde & Mike Inez (Alice In Chains)
08. Planet Earth feat. Steve Howe (Yes / Asia)
If you're lucky enough to be in the vicinity of the Hollywood branch of Amoeba on Friday the 14th, you can get your product signed by the great man himself...details here.
Check out the Cleopatra Records' page on The Shat for more information, including a fascinating two-part interview regarding the creation of Seeking Major Tom.
Finally, trivia fans may like to note that things have come full circle with this release. Thirty five years ago this theatrical trailer for The Man Who Fell To Earth was blessed with a voice-over by the space-lovin', star-trekkin' Shatner