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William Shatner - The Transformed Man mp3 download
Performer: William Shatner
Title: The Transformed Man
Country: US
Released: 1968
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Spoken Word
Rating: 4.9/5
Format: MP3 FLAC RA TTA MPC VQF MP3 VOX AAC
FLAC size: 1935 mb | MP3 size: 1807 mb | WMA size: 1977 mb
Genre: Rock / Audio recs

The Transformed Man is actor William Shatner's debut album. It was originally released in 1968 by Decca Records (Cat. 75043), while Shatner was still starring in the original Star Trek series, and began his musical career. The album's cover nicknamed Shatner "Captain Kirk of Star Trek" most likely to boost sales and appeal to fans of the show. The concept of the album was to juxtapose famous pieces of poetry with their modern counterparts, pop lyrics.

The Transformed Man ‎(LP, Album). I didn't find it to be "ludicrous", "terrible", "horrendous" or even "a train wreck". Sure, they aren't your stereotypical performances of these pieces, but therein lies the charm! William Shatner is primarily an actor.

William Shatner is known first and foremost as Captain Kirk, the central character from the classic Star Trek TV series from the '60s, and a string of motion pictures starting in the '80s, as well as an author of Star Trek-based books.

The Transformed Man, 2004. King Henry the Fifth, Elegy for the Brave, 06:14. Theme from Cyrano, Mr. Tamborine Man, 06:47. Hamlet, It Was a Very Good Year, 07:44. Romeo and Juliet, How Insensitive (Insensatez), 06:45. Spleen, Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds, 05:54. The Transformed Man, 03:37.

The Transformed Man. William Shatner. The Transformed Man Tracklist. 1. King Henry The Fifth Lyrics. About The Transformed Man. Half poetry, half covers, all spoken word. The debut album of William Shatner. The Transformed Man Q&A.

Finally, William Shatner recites the title track. I knew that I had been awakened. I LOVE William Shatner's 2004 album "HAS BEEN" which is a wonderful, contrite listen. It is without doubt overshadowed and informed by this unique recording. There would not be "HAS BEEN" if there was no "TRANSFORMED MAN," but I must confess, now a late-era Shatner fan, that this record is beyond embarrassing and enters the realm of UNREAL.

Album by William Shatner. King Henry the 5th, Elegy for the Brave. Tambourine Man (cover of "Mr. Tambourine Man" by Bob Dylan). Hamlet/ It Was a Very Good Year (cover of "It Was a Very Good Year" by The Kingston Trio). Romeo and Juliet, How Insensitive (cover of "Insensatez" by João Gilberto). Spleen, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds (cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by The Beatles).

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1a King Henry The Fifth
Music By – Don Ralke
3:08
A1b Elegy For The Brave
Music By – Frank DavenportWords By – Frank Davenport
3:03
A2a Theme From Cyrano
Translated By – Frank Davenport
3:56
A2b Mr. Tambourine Man
Written-By – Bob Dylan
2:59
A3a Hamlet
Words By – Don Ralke
2:50
A3b It Was A Very Good Year
Written-By – Ervin Drake
3:40
B1a Romeo And Juliet
Music By – Don Ralke
3:00
B1b How Insensitive (Insensatez)
Written-By – Antonio Carlos Jobim, Norman Gimbel, Vinicius De Moraes
3:27
B2a Spleen
Translated By – Frank DavenportWords By – Frank Davenport
3:02
B2b Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Written-By – John Lennon-Paul McCartney*
3:07
B3 The Transformed Man
Music By – Don RalkeWords By – Frank Davenport
3:25

Credits

  • Arranged By, Conductor, Producer – Don Ralke
  • Executive Producer – Charles Bud Dant
  • Voice – William Shatner

Notes

This is a Mono version promo housed in a standard stereo version (DL 75043) sleeve with a MONAURAL sticker covering the stereo description on the cover (see image).
The unusual track numbering groups the tracks together in pairs dealing with a theme.
The Hamlet track credits "Words by Don Ralke", which may be a surprise to lovers of the Bard.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
DL 75043 William Shatner The Transformed Man ‎(LP, Album) Decca DL 75043 US 1968
B0003781-02 William Shatner: Captain Kirk Of Star Trek* The Transformed Man ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Geffen Records B0003781-02 US 2004
VSD-5614 William Shatner The Transformed Man ‎(CD, Album, RE) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5614 US 1995
DL 75043 William Shatner The Transformed Man ‎(LP, Album) Decca DL 75043 US 1968
CREV004CD William Shatner The Transformed Man ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rev-Ola CREV004CD UK 1992