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 will feature 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 such as “Closer” from Corinne Bailey Rae and Hawaiian standard “Hi’ilawe” from John Cruz are also included.
HAWAII FIVE-0 airs on Mondays (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. 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 each week, making it one of the most popular television dramas and the show is licensed in more than 200 markets internationally.
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The complete track listing for Hawaii Five-0: Original Songs From The Television Series is as follows:
Hawaii Five-0 Main Title Theme
World Upside Down
The Best of Me
Goo Goo Dolls
Out of Control
Should We Believe
Corinne Bailey Rae
Don’t Ever Take Yourself Away
Love That’s Bigger
The Swell Season
Pass It On
Book ‘em Danno (Hawaii Five-0 Suite 2010)
Brian Tyler and Keith Power