William Shatner, Ritchie Blackmore + Candice Night Cover the Blues Classic ‘The Thrill is Gone’ (Listen/Pre-Order)


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How’s this for an unlikely collaboration? William Shatner, beloved actor from the Star Trek series and venerated pop culture icon, has a new album coming out in October via Cleopatra Records.

(Click here to pre-order William Shatner’s new album from our Rock Cellar Store).

Titled The Blues, the album features a number of musical team-ups between Shatner and various musicians from all walks of life — including guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, who guests (alongside his wife, Candice Night) on a fresh take on the blues standard “The Thrill is Gone.”

Premiered on Thursday, you can hear it below:

Said Shatner of this collaboration, flashing that trademark wit:

“‘The Thrill is Gone’ is the title of the song, but the thrill is there with Ritchie Blackmore and his great guitar!”

And Blackmore & Night:

“We would like to express our gratitude for being able to appear on the recording with William Shatner. It is always an honor to work with him. He is a man of many legendary performances.”

On The Blues, Shatner teams up with the likes of Sonny Landreth, Brad Paisley, Pat Travers, Tyler Bryant, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Albert Lee, James Burton and more. Here’s the official track listing:

1. Sweet Home Chicago feat. Brad Paisley
2. I Can’t Quit You Baby feat. Kirk Fletcher
3. Sunshine Of Your Love feat. Sonny Landreth
4. The Thrill Is Gone feat. Ritchie Blackmore
5. Mannish Boy feat. Ronnie Earl
6. Born Under A Bad Sign feat. Tyler Bryant
7. I Put A Spell On You feat. Pat Travers
8. Crossroads feat. James Burton
9. Smokestack Lightnin’ feat. Jeff “Skunk” Baxter
10. As The Years Go Passing By feat. Arthur Adams
11. Let’s Work Together feat. Harvey Mandel & Canned Heat
12. Route 66 feat. Steve Cropper
13. In Hell I’ll Be In Good Company feat. Albert Lee
14. Secrets Or Sins



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