The Musicorium

Sharing some music.

Ukulele Force

Posted by David on October 24, 2009

Ukulele ForceIf ever something belonged to the ‘novelty’ tag, this is probably it.

Behold the inexplicable Ukulele Force Star Wars Best Covers, a compilation of various Japanese musicians playing music from Star Wars with, for the most part, ukuleles. Recorders also feature heavily. It is really so great — starting right off the bat with the 20th Century Fox opening, with brass switched out for enthusiastically strummed ukes. It’s always fun to hear music that is so very familiar getting reinterpreted and played on (thoroughly) strange instruments. Unfortunately, though perhaps unsurprisingly, the Youtubes do not seem to have any of the music from this album. All I can find is a live performance of the Imperial March, which is not one of the standout tracks, but it’ll have to do.

Truly, I have not felt such affection for a piece of Star Wars tribute music since the unfathomably epic disco medley by Meco.

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