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Wise words from a Wizard...,
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This review is from: Ponder The Mystery (Audio CD)
Honestly, despite my love for... 'The Transformed Man' and... 'Has Been'; I'm afraid 'Seeking Major Tom' left me just too cold. A brilliant actor and orator with... excellent taste in music his... narrations of Bohemian Rhapsody et al... were... profoundly... appalling such that I... thought that I was finished with him as a recording artist. And then along comes 'Ponder The Mystery'...
I previewed just a couple of tracks online and was... absolutely hooked. In 'Has Been' his... words were self-effacing, brutally open and sardonic... In 'Ponder The Mystery' his words are just... too damned beautiful!
Tremendous musical accompaniment makes me think 'Progressive Rock' but without the twisted smile. The music is epic... orchestral... ROCK! And... Shatner weaves the pieces together with... his unique oratory... style. And... the words well, yes... he's talking about... aging, death, his love for his dog and... the many many things we... ever so easily... forget... to-appreciate!
Buy this record! You won't regret it and... listen to the kaleidoscope of sound... around the... genuine, wise words of... a man intelligent enough to recognise his faults... misdemeanors and approaching transformation...
I hope with all my heart that 'transformation' doesn't come too soon because for all of his faults, William Shatner has dared to go where 'No Man Has Gone Before,' - HAS BEEN ridiculed and yet still recognised as a pioneer of this genre of music... And I hope to hear his dulcit Canadian tones again before I have to listen to 'The Transformed Man' knowing that ironically his last act was described so beautifully... so long ago.
William Shatner, you are a Legend! And I've been playing 'Ponder The Mystery' on repeat for 4 days now... Brilliant!