Members of Yes and Hawkwind will guest on an upcoming prog album from actor William Shatner. Rick Wakeman, Yes' former keyboardist plays on the LP, while Billy Sherwood, a multi-instrumentalist for the group, produced and co-wrote it. Nik Turner of Hawkwind also found his way onto the disc.
"I've never adhered to the assumption that oil and water don't mix," said Wakeman of his contribution. "Stir them hard enough and add some other ingredients and they certainly will mix."
Other artists featured on the album, dubbed Ponder the Mystery, include Steve Vai, Al Di Meola, Robby Krieger of the Doors, Vince Gill, Mick Jones, George Duke, Dave Koz and Edgar Winter.
"Shatner is after all an enormously popular and celebrated icon of science-fiction fantasy, and no musical genre is as invested in, devoted to or driven by fantasy and the imaginative as progressive rock," said the actor's label of the release.
Ponder the Mystery is due October 8.
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