2xCD Tokyo Jukebox Vols. 1 & 2 #16661
Release Date: November 20, 2012
A limited-edition, specially-priced 2CD release combining Marty's 2009 and 2011 solo albums, both of which have never been released in North America -- until now! Features 22 covers of the music of Friedman's adopted home country done in the guitarist's signature "heavy instrumental" style.
"Virtuosic technique, an understanding of the material (which Friedman approaches as an insider and not as a culture-surfing tourist), plus courage with which he turns this music into his own all make this an incredibly exciting release to get into. Here we have an example of Friedmanâ€™s growth and development as a musician, and an illustration to how sometimes one personâ€™s talent and vision can help two different cultures not only interact, but also understand themselves better." -- Hard Rock Haven
"If TOKYO JUKEBOX introduces you to the glittering world of unusual melodies which is J-pop, I would be thrilled." -- Marty