The Transformed Man is actor William Shatner's debut album. It was originally released in 1968 by Decca Records (Cat. 75043), while Shatner was still starring in the original Star Trek series, and began his musical career. The album's cover nicknamed Shatner "Captain Kirk of Star Trek" most likely to boost sales and appeal to fans of the show. The concept of the album was to juxtapose famous pieces of poetry with their modern counterparts, pop lyrics.
The Transformed Man (LP, Album). I didn't find it to be "ludicrous", "terrible", "horrendous" or even "a train wreck". Sure, they aren't your stereotypical performances of these pieces, but therein lies the charm! William Shatner is primarily an actor.
The Transformed Man (1968) – Decca Records. William Shatner Live (1977) – live double album – Lemli Records. Spaced Out: The Very Best of Leonard Nimoy & William Shatner (1996) – compilation album -Universal (Includes 7 tracks from The Transformed Man + 17 tracks by Leonard Nimoy). Has Been (2004) – Shout! Factory.
William Shatner is known first and foremost as Captain Kirk, the central character from the classic Star Trek TV series from the '60s, and a string of motion pictures starting in the '80s, as well as an author of Star Trek-based books.
Finally, William Shatner recites the title track. I knew that I had been awakened. I LOVE William Shatner's 2004 album "HAS BEEN" which is a wonderful, contrite listen. It is without doubt overshadowed and informed by this unique recording. There would not be "HAS BEEN" if there was no "TRANSFORMED MAN," but I must confess, now a late-era Shatner fan, that this record is beyond embarrassing and enters the realm of UNREAL.
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The Transformed Man is actor William Shatner's debut album. Prato explained that most people who were already fans of Star Trek do not know about the album, "apart from his most ardent admirers". He added that "many refuse to see that Shatner is merely playing a role".
Other articles where The Transformed Man is discussed: William Shatner: Other work. e released the widely mocked The Transformed Man (1968), an album of spoken-word renderings of popular tunes. He cowrote the memoirs Star Trek Memories (1993), Star Trek Movie Memories (1994), and Up Till Now (2008). he released the widely mocked The Transformed Man (1968), an album of spoken-word renderings of popular tunes. The volume Get a Life!