William Shatner/ ‘Shatner Claus – The Christmas Album’/ Cleopatra Records
The legend of stage, screen and spoken word gathers an eccentric cast of vanguards, icons and misfits for his first-ever holiday album. Henry Rollins, Iggy Pop, Brad Paisley, Judy Collins, Todd Rundgren, Billy Gibbons, Ian Anderson, Rick Wakeman and more help Shatner turn 13 holiday classics on their head. “Jingle Bells” now follows a rambunctious punk beat, “Blue Christmas” channels groovy honky-tonk and other tracks weave through jazz, blues, blues, bossa nova and beyond.
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