If there was any actor who would define progressive rock music it would be William Shatner. Boldly going where no man has gone before, Shatner breaks through once again with his latest album entitled "Ponder The Mystery." The album brings together the poetry of William Shatner with the music of Billy Sherwood (Yes) along with help from over a dozen well-known musicians including Steve Vai, Rick Wakeman, Robbie Krieger, Edgar Winter and Vince Gill, who are just some of the outstanding cast of supporters on this album.
The 15-song album has Shatner reciting some "far out" poetry amongst a backdrop of progressive rock that seems like a match made in heaven. Clash guitarist Mike Jones goes unnoticeable on "Where It's Gone...I Don't Know," while Steve Vai makes his presence known on "Ponder The Mystery." Rick Wakeman and William Shatner seem like the perfect match in "Change" as Shatner sounds like an aged Jim Morrison against Wakeman's keys. Shatner's good friend Vince Gill steps out of his comfort zone to lend a hand with some soothing acoustic guitar, while The Doors' Robby Krieger mixes in some classic rock guitar and a little experimental sitar music on "Deep Down." The one thing this that holds this album together is the thought-provoking lyrics from the mind of William Shatner that keep you pondering.
Shatner will be performing his new album in its entirety on only a few dates at the end of the month. To find out more about this release, please visit williamshatner.com.