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Ken's Bar (album)

Album Cover
Blu-spec CD Edition Cover
Hirai Ken
Ken's Bar
2009.05.27 (Blu-spec CD Edition)
Catalog Number
DFCL-20007 (Blu-spec CD Edition)
¥3,353 (Blu-spec CD Edition)
  1. Open
  2. even if ~instrumental~
  3. THE ROSE (original: Bette Midler)
  4. ONE DAY (original: KUWATA BAND)
  5. LOVIN' YOU (original: Minnie Riperton)
  6. WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (original: Louis Armstrong)
  7. You've Got A Friend (original: Carole King)
  8. Intermission
  9. Ō-kina Furu-dokei (Ken's Bar version) (大きな古時計; A Big Old Clock)
  10. FAITH (original: George Michael)
  11. When You Wish Upon A Star (from Disney Animated Movie Pinocchio)
  12. ABC (original: The Jackson 5)
  13. Don't Know Why (original: Norah Jones)
  14. Close
  15. Miagete Goran Yoru-no Hoshi-wo (encore) (見上げてごらん夜の星を; Look Up at the Stars in the Night) (original: Sakamoto Kyu)

Ken's Bar is the first concept cover album released by Hirai Ken. It consisted a selection of songs that have been sung live by him in his concept live concert with the same name, "Ken's Bar", which is held almost every year since 1998. The album summarized the concept of the concert, which is a cover of western and oldies songs. Years later, the Blu-spec CD edition of the album was released in limited quantities to commemorate the concert's 10th anniversary, and was released simultaneously with his second concept cover album, Ken's Bar II.

The album reached #2 on the Oricon weekly charts. It became #24 Album of the Year in 2004 and was also certified Double Platinum by RIAJ for shipment nearly 500,000 copies.

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