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Jake Shimabukuro Releases New Album ‘Live in Japan’

By Shane Jordan s.jordan@classicalite.com on Feb 28, 2016 04:20 PM EST

February 26, ukulele virtuoso and Hawaii-native, Jake Shimabukuro released his new live "best of" collection Live in Japan, his second release on Hitchhike Records/eOne. The two-CD collection features some of Shimabukuro's favorite songs from his 15-year career including a 10-minute classic reworking of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," which currently has over 14 million views on YouTube.

Recorded in Japan during his 2015 world tour, the collection begins with a nine-minute medley including the War classic "Low Rider," and performances of "Dragon," "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Blue Roses Falling," to name a few.

The band set also includes several original selections from his most recent studio album, Travels, which debuted at #2 on Billboard's Top World Album Chart in 2015.

2016 is shaping up to be Shimabukuro's biggest of his career.

Beyond the live release, his first in seven years, he is working on a new studio album to be released later this year and will be touring across the United States and around the world.

To get your copy of Jake Shimabukuro's new double live album, Live in Japan, head on over to iTunes, Amazon or his Shimabukuro's own official website today.

The track listing for Shimabukuro's Live in Japan is as follows:

CD 1:

1. Medley - Trapped, Me & Shirley T, Low Rider

2. Passport

3. Red Eye

4. Ichigo Ichie

5. I'll Be There

6. Oama

7. Travels

8. Kawika

9. Hula Girl

10. Blue Roses Falling

CD 2:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody

2. Dragon

3. 3rd Stream

4. Orange World

5. While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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TagsJake Shimabukuro, New Album, Live in Japan, Ukulele, While My Guitar Gently Weeps

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