The Hawaii Five-O: Original Songs From The Television Series soundtrack is slated for an October 4th release.
CBS Records will release a specially-produced soundtrack for the hit television series Hawaii Five-0 on Tuesday, October 4. Hawaii Five-0: Original Songs From The Television Series features brand new and previously unreleased tracks from some of music s most popular artists including Bob Dylan, Train, Goo Goo Dolls, The Swell Season, Switchfoot, Jimmy Cliff, Ziggy Marley and ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro that are available exclusively on this soundtrack.
Hawaii Five-0 producers listened to dozens of submitted tracks before choosing the ones best suited for this season s upcoming storylines. Hawaii Five-0: Original Songs From The Television Series stands apart from TV soundtracks which merely compile a selection of songs that were heard in a series previous episodes. Instead, as a result of this creative process, this collection features mostly brand-new and previously unreleased tracks that will be integrated into upcoming episodes this season.
Of particular note from this collection is a previously-unreleased Bob Dylan track, “Don’t Ever Take Yourself Away.” This island-flavored gem dates from recording sessions in the early 1980s, and was newly mixed and mastered for this soundtrack after being locked in the vaults for nearly 30 years.
As Hawaii Five-0 Executive Producer Peter Lenkov explains, “Music plays a big role in our show, and we are thrilled that so many great artists have provided us with exclusive tracks that can be so well integrated into our second season episodes. As a result, fans will be able to experience a soundtrack album that is truly representative of Hawaii Five-0.”
The soundtrack also includes the first commercial release of the “Hawaii Five-0 Main Title Theme” that was newly recorded for the series launch in 2010. Also featured is a suite of the show s score, “Book em Danno” produced and arranged by Brian Tyler and Keith Power, which they assembled specifically for this album. Songs featured in the show s first season — “Closer” from Corrine Bailey Rae and Hawaiian standard “Hi Ilawe” from John Cruz are also included.
Hawaii Five-0 airs Monday nights at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CBS. The show is a contemporary take on the classic series about a new, elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands sun-drenched beaches. Nearly 12 million people watch Hawaii Five-0 on CBS each week, making it one of the most popular television
1. Hawaii Five-0 Main Title Theme
2. World Upside Down (Jimmy Cliff)
3. The Best of Me (Goo Goo Dolls)
4. Out of Control (Switchfoot)
5. Should We Believe (Train)
6. Closer (Corrine Bailey Rae)
7. Don’t Ever Take Yourself Away (Bob Dylan)
8. Ukulele Five-0 (Jake Shimabukuro)
9. Love That’s Bigger (The Swell Season)
10. Pass It On (Ziggy Marley)
11. Hi’ilawe (John Cruz)
12. Book em Danno (Brian Tyler and Keith Power)
Supposedly Corinne Bailey Rae’s “Closer” is from season 1, but it doesn’t come up on my (almost) complete season one track listing on the Music page. According to my page, none of the other songs are from season 1 either. They may appear sometime in season 2 however. I’m happy that there are two Hawaiian music performers on the CD: John Cruz plays a great slack key guitar, and Jake Shimabukuro is a master on the ukulele. But this being the “Hawaii” Five-0 soundtrack, I’d expect a little more Hawaii in it. While I know not *every* song can appear on the soundtrack, I don’t think a one CD soundtrack would do the show justice especially if songs from local groups (Hapa and Ho’onua) and even the rock tracks from season 1 were excluded.