From pop-culture icon William Shatner comes Has Been, an album unlike anything you’ve ever heard before. Produced and arranged by Ben Folds and featuring numerous notable guest appearances, Has Been is the result of the collision of two great creative forces — a surprisingly pop-driven, lyrically potent collection of songs to enlighten and entertain.
Throughout Has Been, Shatner’s own insightful lyrics are masterfully woven into perfect pop melodies written and arranged by Ben Folds. Giving Shatner and Folds a hand on the project is an incredible lineup of singers and musicians, including Jon Auer, Adrian Belew, Matt Chamberlain, Joe Jackson, Lemon Jelly, Aimee Mann, Brad Paisley, Henry Rollins and Sebastian Steinberg.
Highlights include the poignant "That’s Me Trying," penned by Ben Folds with High Fidelity author Nick Hornby, a brilliant version of the Pulp Britpop classic "Common People," featuring vocals by Joe Jackson and closing track, "Real," a duet with country star Brad Paisley, written exclusively for this project.
1. Common People (featuring Joe Jackson)
2. It Hasn’t Happened Yet
3. You’ll Have Time
4. That’s Me Trying (featuring Aimee Mann and Ben Folds)
5. What Have You Done Listen Listen
6. Together (featuring Lemon Jelly)
7. Familiar Love
8. Ideal Woman
9. Has Been
10. I Can’t Get Behind That (featuring Henry Rollins)
11. Real (featuring Brad Paisley)