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Encyclopedia > Has been
Has Been
Album cover
Album by William Shatner
Released October 5, 2004
Recorded ???
Genre Rock
Length 39:49
Label Shout! Factory
Producer(s) Ben Folds
Professional reviews
William Shatner chronology
The Transformed Man
(1968)
Has Been
(2004)

Has Been (2004) is William Shatner's second musical album after 1968's The Transformed Man. It is perhaps the first part of William Shatner's musical career to be successful on its own terms. Cover of the William Shatner album Has Been. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... William Shatner as Captain Kirk in Star Trek William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an actor, writer and musical performer. ... October 5 is the 278th day of the year (279th in Leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Shout! Factory (founded 2003) is a multi-platform integrated entertainment company that was started by Richard Foos (co-founder of Rhino Records), Bob Emmer (former Warner Music Group and Rhino executive) and Garson Foos (former Rhino executive). ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Ben Folds Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American singer-songwriter. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... William Shatner as Captain Kirk in Star Trek William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an actor, writer and musical performer. ... The Transformed Man is William Shatners debut album. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... William Shatner as Captain Kirk in Star Trek William Shatner (born March 22, 1931) is an actor, writer and musical performer. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... The Transformed Man is William Shatners debut album. ... William Shatners musical career has yielded a unique, much-criticized, and much-parodied body of work. ...


The album was produced and arranged by Ben Folds and most of the songs are co-written by Folds and Shatner, with Folds creating arrangements for Shatner's prose-poems, and feature guest appearances from Joe Jackson (on a cover of Pulp's "Common People"), Folds and Aimee Mann (backup vocals on "That's Me Trying"), Lemon Jelly (on "Together"), Henry Rollins (on "I Can't Get Behind That"), and Brad Paisley (on "Real", which he wrote specifically for Shatner). Ben Folds Benjamin Scott Folds (born September 12, 1966, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina) is an American singer-songwriter. ... Joe Jackson (born August 11, 1954 in Scotland) is a British musician. ... The pop group Pulp were formed in Sheffield, England, in 1978 by then 15-year-old school-boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... Common People is a song and single by the band Pulp. ... Aimee Mann Aimee Mann (born September 8, 1960) is an American rock guitarist, bass player, singer, and songwriter. ... Lemon Jelly is just like lemon curd but instead of being made from curd its made from jelly. ... Henry Rollins Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961) is an American rock music singer and songwriter; hes also been active as a storyteller, author, actor and poet. ... Brad Paisley - Time Well Wasted album cover Brad Paisley (born October 28, 1972) is an American country music singer and songwriter from Glen Dale, West Virginia. ...


In the 2004 Triple J Hottest 100 (a music poll held at the beginning of 2005), "Common People" came in at number 21. This was the first time Shatner had made it into the Hottest 100. The 2004 Triple J Hottest 100 was announced on January 26, 2005. ... The Triple J Hottest 100 is an annual top 100 list, based on the votes of Australian youth radio station Triple J listeners, in order to determine their favourite song of the year. ...


Track listing

  1. Common People (Banks, Cocker, Doyle, Mackey, Senior) - 4:40
  2. It Hasn't Happened Yet (Folds, Shatner) - 3:49
  3. You'll Have Time (Folds, Shatner) - 5:18
  4. That's Me Trying (Folds, Hornby) - 3:48
  5. What Have You Done (Shatner) - 1:46
  6. Together (Lemon Jelly, Shatner, Shatner) - 5:39
  7. Familiar Love (Folds, Shatner) - 4:00
  8. Ideal Woman (Folds, Shatner) - 2:23
  9. Has Been (Folds, Shatner) - 2:18
  10. I Can't Get Behind That (Folds, Rollins, Shatner) - 3:00
  11. Real (Paisley) - 3:08

Nick Banks is the drummer in British band Pulp. ... Jarvis Cocker (born September 19th, 1963, in Sheffield, England) is a British pop music star, best known for fronting the band Pulp. ... Candida Mary Doyle Candida Doyle is the keyboardist in British band Pulp Born: Belfast 25th August 1963 Height: 52 Eyes: Blue Hair: Hazlenut Nickname: Candid Camera Mini Biog Candida joined pop group Pulp (created and fronted by Jarvis Cocker) in [[1984]. Candida replaced the recently departed Tim Allcard and... Russell Senior, born May 18, 1961, is the former guitarist and violinist in British band Pulp. ... Nick Hornby (born 17 April 1957) is an English novelist and essayist who lives in Highbury, Islington (London). ...

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America) An example of a Billboard Magazine. ...

Year Chart Position
2004 Top Heatseekers 22

External links

  • Official William Shatner Has Been Website

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Has Been - William Shatner - Song Listings (813 words)
Arriving in the fall of 2004, Has Been was released at the height of a Shatner resurgence that those late-'90s Priceline commercials kick started.
That's the approach of Has Been in a nutshell, but the album gets far stranger very quickly as Shatner begins a series of spoken song-poems, all but two written by him and revealing his introspective musings on love, life, work, fear, disappointment, regret, and everyday mundane things that get on his nerves.
It may not be an album that's as funny or timeless as The Transformed Man, but Has Been is every bit as bizarre as that cult classic, giving Shatner the distinction of producing two of the strangest footnotes in the history of popular music, as well as celebrity culture.
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