A taster for the actor’s David Bowie-inspired new album appears online
The track is due to appear on the Star Trek actor’s new album ‘Seeking Major Tom’, a concept album album following David Bowie‘s Space Oddity character through a selection of suitably spacey covers from the former Captain Kirk.
The clip shows an animated Shatner laying down the vocals for the track, which was first released by Ozzy Osbourne and co in 1970.
Of course, it’s not the first time the sci-fi legend has tried his hand at a rock cover. The 80-year-old’s debut album, 1968’s ‘The Transformed Man’, featured takes on The Beatles‘ ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ and Bob Dylan‘s ‘Mr Tambourine Man’, while 2004’s ‘Has Been’, produced by Ben Folds, included his own unique spin on Pulp‘s ‘Common People’ and an unexpected meeting of minds in ‘I Can’t Get Behind That’, a duet with Henry Rollins.
‘Seeking Major Tom’ is out via Cleopatra Records on October 11.