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5.0 out of 5 stars In the jingle JANGLE morning...I'll come following...YOU!, March 25, 2005
This review is from: Transformed Man (Audio CD)
First off, understand this is not music in the normal sense. It is (except 2 "songs") William Shatner reading some more-or-less famous literary passages set to unusual music. These include "Romeo and Juliet", and "Hamlet".

Those are kind of interesting on their own, but the gems and real reason to buy this album are the two songs that Shatner "performs". Notice I did not say "sings", for that would imply some musical inclination. Oh, no. Shatner attacks both "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" and "Mr. Tambourine Man" with his trade-mark lilting, dramatic delivery, but with the addition of a stalker's intensity (in the case of "Mr. Tambourine Man"), or dreamy manic-depressive (in the case of "Lucy").

"Lucy" starts off more-or-less OK (though "bad"). My favorite part is hearing Shatner growl "a GIRL!" then drift off into the sugary "with kalei-i-i-i-idoscope ey-y-y-y-yes..."

Somehow, Shatner has managed to turn "Mr. Tambourine Man" into something like a stalker's shrieking ramblings. It's beautiful.

No words can sufficiently describe it. It must be heard.
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