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article imageReview: Jake Shimabukuro superb on new album 'The Greatest Day' Special

By Markos Papadatos     Sep 17, 2018 in Music
Ukulele master Jake Shimabukuro has released his exceptional studio album "The Greatest Day" via his label, Mailboat Records.
It opens with the catchy "Time of the Season," which instantly lures the listener in this collection of songs. It is followed by the title cut "The Greatest Day" and his charming version of "Eleanor Rigby" by The Beatles.
Equally beautiful are "Pangram," "Bizarre Love Triangle" and "Straight A's"; moreover, he is able to dust off Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," twist it, and make it his own. It is followed by "Go for Broke," "Little Echoes" and "Mahalo John Wayne."
The two highlights songs on this musical project are his spell-binding ukulele interpretation of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps," penned by the late but great Beatle George Harrison, as well as his divine, heart-warming version of "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen.
His songs resonated well with the Long Island audience when he performed them live at The Paramount in Huntington, New York, this past July.
The Greatest Day is available on iTunes.
The Verdict
Overall, Jake Shimabukuro has done a stellar job on his latest musical effort, The Greatest Day. All of the songs are distinct and well-crafted. His prowess on ukulele is unparalleled. It is worth more than just a passing glance, especially since there is something in it for everybody. It garners an A rating.
To learn more about ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro and his new album, check out his official website.
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