Spaced Out: The Best of Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner

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All Music Guide - Joseph McCombs
One of the true ultimates in so-bad-it's-sublime listening. This collection culls the most interesting results of the famously bad recording careers of Star Trek's Kirk and Spock, both of whom recorded albums in the late 1960s. William Shatner's seven cuts all stem from his notorious album The Transformed Man, which the liner notes here aptly describe as "a bewildering collision of Dylan, Shakespeare, and the Beatles, narrated over a strangely disconnected free-for-all." Leonard Nimoy, meanwhile, gets considerably more attention, owing to his having recorded five ! albums of "musical" material -- mostly covers of folk-rock contemporary tunes. He turns in no genuinely ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Joseph McCombs
One of the true ultimates in so-bad-it's-sublime listening. This collection culls the most interesting results of the famously bad recording careers of Star Trek's Kirk and Spock, both of whom recorded albums in the late 1960s. William Shatner's seven cuts all stem from his notorious album The Transformed Man, which the liner notes here aptly describe as "a bewildering collision of Dylan, Shakespeare, and the Beatles, narrated over a strangely disconnected free-for-all." Leonard Nimoy, meanwhile, gets considerably more attention, owing to his having recorded five ! albums of "musical" material -- mostly covers of folk-rock contemporary tunes. He turns in no genuinely good material, but his unsteady attempts at carrying a tune are worth more than a few laughs, whether in his struggles to keep the meter in "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" or his attempts to channel the "spirit" of Spock in "Highly Illogical" and "Spock Thoughts" the latter of which is actually "Desiderata". Although a high rating seems inappropriate for a collection such as this, Spaced Out is actually a must-have for ironists who wish to impress their friends with pop culture detritus.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/28/1999
  • Label: Universal I.S.
  • UPC: 008811936129
  • Catalog Number: 1193612
  • Sales rank: 12,311

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 King Henry the Fifth - William Shatner (3:00)
  2. 2 Elegy for the Brave - William Shatner (3:17)
  3. 3 Highly Illogical - Leonard Nimoy (2:23)
  4. 4 If I Had a Hammer - Leonard Nimoy (2:09)
  5. 5 Mr. Tambourine Man - William Shatner (2:51)
  6. 6 Where Is Love - Leonard Nimoy (2:01)
  7. 7 Music to Watch Space Girls By - Leonard Nimoy (2:21)
  8. 8 It Was a Very Good Year - William Shatner (3:57)
  9. 9 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town - Leonard Nimoy (2:49)
  10. 10 Hamlet - William Shatner (3:52)
  11. 11 A Visit to a Sad Planet - Leonard Nimoy (3:05)
  12. 12 Abraham, Martin and John - Leonard Nimoy (3:19)
  13. 13 Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds - William Shatner (2:59)
  14. 14 If I Was a Carpenter - Leonard Nimoy (2:43)
  15. 15 How Insensitive - William Shatner (3:33)
  16. 16 I'd Love Making Love to You - Leonard Nimoy (2:54)
  17. 17 Put a Little Love in Your Heart - Leonard Nimoy (2:32)
  18. 18 Sunny - Leonard Nimoy (3:22)
  19. 19 Gentle on My Mind - Leonard Nimoy (2:47)
  20. 20 I Walk the Line - Leonard Nimoy (2:19)
  21. 21 Ballad of Bilbo Baggins - Leonard Nimoy (2:21)
  22. 22 Everybody's Talkin' - Leonard Nimoy (2:59)
  23. 23 Both Sides Now - Leonard Nimoy (2:55)
  24. 24 Spock Thoughts - Leonard Nimoy (3:03)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Leonard Nimoy Primary Artist, Voices
William Shatner Primary Artist, Voices, Track Performer
Technical Credits
Pete Seeger Composer
Lee Hays Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    To boldly go where no man should ever, ever go...

    To quote (approximately) the character Enid from "Ghost World" (Thora Birch's character), "This is so bad, it's good, then back to bad again." I would add that it wraps back around to good yet again if you listen long enough. William Shatner's pants on the CD jacket are the perfect metaphor for the songs. Also look at how it appears someone awkwardly jammed Shatner's fingers into a chord position instructing him to hold on for dear life while the photographer snapped off a shot. The CD's own inside jacket describes the material as "bewildering".

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    And the cosmic ballet goes on...

    I could sum up this CD with a quote from Leonard Nimoy's apperance on the monorail episode of the Simpsons. Nimoy- "Well, it looks like my work here is done." Fellow monorail passenger- "You didn't do anything." Nimoy- (chuckles knowingly) "Didn't I?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    GREAT SONGS MADE GREATER

    Rarely do cover versions best the originals, but that's what Shatner and Nimoy consistently pull off on this generous platter. Shatner's ''Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds'' is transcendent and is now considered the DEFINITIVE version of this John Lennon slice of psychedelia. Not to be outdone, Nimoy turns in affecting performances of ''Sunny'' and the wistful ''Put a Little Love in Your Heart.'' Someone goofed and didn't include his robust take on CCR's ''Proud Mary,'' but that's about all there is to quibble about with this stellar collection of timeless pop songs and elegant standards. Shatner is a powerful author and Nimoy is one of the finest film directors working today, but it's obvious from their work here that each are more comfortable in a recording studio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Phenomenal, unique, and witty!

    William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy are a pair of bad mama-jamas. This cd really rocks it out because it is bizarre. Listen to Bilbo Baggins while doing drugs. It will change your life. Like Jesus.

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