Marty Friedman Releases ‘The Japan Heritage Theme Song’ w/ Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra

Marty Friedman: “I have a new song, a collaboration with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, The Japan Heritage Theme Song. It won’t be released or for sale, but you can listen to it here, please enjoy!

“It was a thrill and an honor to be asked by the Japanese Government to compose this music. It will be played and performed at official events and functions from now on. As a foreigner living in Tokyo, I`ll always appreciate the gracious treatment I`ve received here and welcome this kind of responsibility in the future.”

The Japan Heritage Official Theme Song, written and produced by Marty Friedman, has been embedded below.  Performed by Marty Friedman and the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra, strings arranged by Akira Sasaki, bass by Kiyoshi, piano by Yukiko Takada, Tsuzumi by Shonosuke Okura, drums by Mitsuru Kurauchi.