William Shatner Ponder The Mystery on 2LP
Fresh from the success of the sci-fi themed covers project Seeking Major Tom, William Shatner returns with a brand new concept album that finds the iconic actor/space adventurer with feet firmly planted on the Earth, gazing upward at the vast universe, pondering the many facets of conscious existence.
Perhaps Shatner’s most personal album to date, Ponder The Mystery is filled with observations (some profound, some humorous, always engaging) on the nature of passing time, the agony and hidden joy of aging, the depths of depression and the glorious heights found in the beauty and wonderment of life!
Musically, the album is equally adventurous with a depth of composition and musicianship that matches the weightiness of the lyrical themes. The extraordinarily talented and highly respected prog rock producer, Billy Sherwood, paints an aural landscape around Shatner’s words that enhances and coalesces the underlying story.
Along the way, the duo is helped by the talents of virtuoso guitarists Steve Vai, Al Di Meola and Mick Jones as well as Rick Wakeman, The Doors’ Robby Krieger and country legend Vince Gill! All in all, this is an experience not to be missed, a journey that, like human existence itself, uncovers more questions than answers, expressing a mystery that can never be resolved yet remains all the more captivating because of it!
“Quite possibly the most creative thing I have ever done.” – William Shatner
William Shatner Ponder The Mystery Track Listing:
1. Red Shift
2. Where It’s Gone...I Don’t Know - Mick Jones
3. Manhunt feat. Simon House
4. Ponder The Mystery feat. Steve Vai
5. So Am I feat. Al Di Meola
6. Change feat. Rick Wakeman
7. Sunset feat. Joel Vandroogenbroeck
8. Twilight feat. Edgar Winter
9. Rhythm Of The Night feat. Nik Turner
10. Imagine Things feat. Vince Gill
11. Do You See? feat. Edgar Froese
12. Deep Down feat. Robby Krieger
13. I’m Alright, I Think feat. Dave Koz
14. Where Does Time Go? feat. George Duke
15. Alive feat. Zoot Horn Rollo