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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Hawaii Five-0
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2010 - 2:43 PM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

Just had a listen to Mcgarrett's Theme. Those faraway grooves had the effect of causing instant relaxation. Amazing.

The track, The Floater - this reminds me of one of the episodes, where I think Mcgarrett was nabbed by the bad guy and put into a weird frogman type outfit and left immobilised in an isolation pool so he could be reprogrammed as a type of human robot via sensory deprivation. I saw this episode as a youngster and even now, many years later, the nightmarish implications from that storyline (and no, I can't remember every detail) are so dominant that it is the Five O episode that immediately comes to mind when thinking of the series.


I think you'll find that that episode is the Pilot show - see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062568/episodes#season-1

As an occasional viewer of the series, I saw this Pilot some years later (it is an extended episode) and recall thinking: had I watched that as the pilot I would never have tuned in to watch any of the shows!

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2010 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

I think you'll find that that episode is the Pilot show - see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062568/episodes#season-1

As an occasional viewer of the series, I saw this Pilot some years later (it is an extended episode) and recall thinking: had I watched that as the pilot I would never have tuned in to watch any of the shows!


Whaddayaknow! Your're right MusicMad. It doesn't follow the typical Five O plot. I had no idea that was the pilot for the entire show. When I watched it (whenever that was) it was embedded somewhere inside the run of shows that were screened. I couldn't even tell you where I was when I saw it. I just remember that freakish frogman suit which I think was orange in colour. The main title was brilliant. You remember that speed zoom to Mcgarrett on the high rise, then he turns round and looks at the camera. Great days, weren't they?

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2010 - 3:16 PM   
 By:   AlphaSigOU   (Member)

...You remember that speed zoom to Mcgarrett on the high rise, then he turns round and looks at the camera. Great days, weren't they?

And the hotel where that iconic scene was filmed is still standing today - it's the penthouse on the ocean side wing of the Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki. The penthouse is now a private condominium.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2010 - 3:25 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

And the hotel where that iconic scene was filmed is still standing today - it's the penthouse on the ocean side wing of the Ilikai Hotel in Waikiki. The penthouse is now a private condominium.

Well I'll be FSemmed!

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2010 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   FilmMusicFan   (Member)

The score seams to have a great sound quality! smile

It's only 30 min. long but what a bargain ... VARESE or INTRADA would have charged $ 19.95 for sure! wink

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2010 - 6:49 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Just did a rough count. It's now over SEVENTY individual TV episode scores since we last had a movie soundtrack from FSM :-)

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2010 - 8:15 PM   
 By:   bdm   (Member)

Ordered! ...Well, will be when POLTERGEIST comes out - save on shipping.

 
 Posted:   Sep 10, 2010 - 11:55 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

This fine old War horse of an lp released on cd with the FSM touch at an affordable price. A true gift.

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2010 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Moonie   (Member)

Its a neat score I just cant afford the expense right now, and I did just order the ST Box.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2010 - 1:44 PM   
 By:   tv808   (Member)

I am very happy to see the reissue of the "Hawaii Five-O" LP finally makes its way to CD. Waited a very long time for this one and at a very special price, too! Any chance of a future follow up to a 12 CD box set containing music from the best episodes representing the 12 seasons from the TV series?

Thanks again, Lukas and FSM. A job well done!

Aloha,
Garrett

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2010 - 8:06 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Is the original album producer Mel Taylor the same one who played drums for The Ventures (who covered the main title and took it to the Top 10)?

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2010 - 8:39 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)

Is the original album producer Mel Taylor the same one who played drums for The Ventures (who covered the main title and took it to the Top 10)?

Yes! Jon Burlingame explains all in the liner notes.
Lukas

 
 Posted:   Sep 11, 2010 - 8:48 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

At last, I can finally have this music:




That is a little piece of awesome. Is that on the album?


Listen to "Call to Danger" about 55 seconds in.


You have to do some editing if you want to recreate that Special Presentation tune. I did for a quick departmental video, with a spinning logo, and it got a hell of a laugh. :-)

 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2010 - 5:41 AM   
 By:   Loren   (Member)

I am very happy to see the reissue of the "Hawaii Five-O" LP finally makes its way to CD. Waited a very long time for this one and at a very special price, too! Any chance of a future follow up to a 12 CD box set containing music from the best episodes representing the 12 seasons from the TV series?

Thanks again, Lukas and FSM. A job well done!

Aloha,
Garrett


Well, an other 12 CD box, just for Hawaii Five-0 may be too much. But a selection with music by Pete Rugolo, Richard Shores or John Cavacas would be welcome.
Lorenz

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2010 - 6:14 AM   
 By:   shadowman   (Member)

I am very happy to see the reissue of the "Hawaii Five-O" LP finally makes its way to CD. Waited a very long time for this one and at a very special price, too! Any chance of a future follow up to a 12 CD box set containing music from the best episodes representing the 12 seasons from the TV series?

Thanks again, Lukas and FSM. A job well done!

Aloha,
Garrett


Well, an other 12 CD box, just for Hawaii Five-0 may be too much. But a selection with music by Pete Rugolo, Richard Shores or John Cavacas would be welcome.
Lorenz


No, it wouldn't be too much. You can never have too much of a good thing. In fact with over 200 episodes, many of which have original
scores, a 12 cd box might just be a start. If a box set(s) is possible, it probably would be unreasonable to expect every last original score for the whole 12 year series to be included, so I'd be greatful for
whatever we can get, but oh how nice it is to dream. And let's not forget about "The Wild Wild West". That show only ran for 4 seasons, so a fairly complete set of original scores might be somewhat more
feasible (or maybe not; who knows). Always hoping and with fingers
crossed.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 12, 2010 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Is the original album producer Mel Taylor the same one who played drums for The Ventures (who covered the main title and took it to the Top 10)?

Yes! Jon Burlingame explains all in the liner notes.
Lukas


I'm not sure this is mentioned in the liner notes, but The Ventures also covered Stevens' "The Storefront Lawyers" main title (which was specially arranged for the group by Stevens). It's availble on "The Ventures Play T.V. Themes" C.D..

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 8:16 AM   
 By:   GladVlad   (Member)

Well, if they want to do a boxset, let's make it a group thing like "The X-Files" approach.
I have 7 tapes of 5-0 music from tv (old ones, but still playable), and I would be more than happy to help on selections!
Though, seeing some included Cacavas/Rugolo in lot makes it pretty ecclectic as I didn't really liked their compositions.
As forgettable as Fred Steiner's episode.

Damned, I'm even willing to compile each cue (with timing) if that could help! With pleasure.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)


I have 7 tapes of 5-0 music from tv (old ones, but still playable), and I would be more than happy to help on selections!
Though, seeing some included Cacavas/Rugolo in lot makes it pretty ecclectic as I didn't really liked their compositions. As forgettable as Fred Steiner's episode.





So you didn't really like the music of Cacavas, Rugolo or Steiner. Forgive me, but you probably wouldn't be the best person to have selecting cues IMO big grin

Richard Shores! Did you like Richard Shores 5-O music??

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 10:20 AM   
 By:   MRAUDIO   (Member)


I have 7 tapes of 5-0 music from tv (old ones, but still playable), and I would be more than happy to help on selections!
Though, seeing some included Cacavas/Rugolo in lot makes it pretty ecclectic as I didn't really liked their compositions. As forgettable as Fred Steiner's episode.





So you didn't really like the music of Cacavas, Rugolo or Steiner. Forgive me, but you probably wouldn't be the best person to have selecting cues IMO big grin

Richard Shores! Did you like Richard Shores 5-O music??


I have to agree that the John Cacavas scores for FIVE-0 never did it for me, as well. He really never had the "spirit" for the show - on the other hand, Morton Stevens set the tone, and Composers Bruce Broughton, Richard Shores, Don Ray and Jerrold Immel all knew how to expand on the ideas that Stevens started but all in their own styles.

These Composers had the heart and soul for composing the right FIVE-0 scores for the right episodes and their work should be included in any box set that is produced - IMHO...:-)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2010 - 10:39 AM   
 By:   Simon Morris   (Member)


I have to agree that the John Cacavas scores for FIVE-0 never did it for me, as well. He really never had the "spirit" for the show - on the other hand, Morton Stevens set the tone, and Composers Bruce Broughton, Richard Shores, Don Ray and Jerrold Immel all knew how to expand on the ideas that Stevens started but all in their own styles.

These Composers had the heart and soul for composing the right FIVE-0 scores for the right episodes and their work should be included in any box set that is produced - IMHO...:-)



Oh, I do tend to agree; I wasn't suggesting that anyone who didn't like Cacavas, Rugolo and Steiner shouldn't compile a boxset, merely that it wasn't a good sign of there being a balanced selection of cues big grin

I actually think a large boxset would probably be quite a challenging project - perhaps a set or two at a time (Season by season perhaps? Or by composer - Stevens and Shores to start with?)

As far as the FSM CD is concerned, one thing is for sure - the sound quality will be hugely better, I suspect, than the recent download version which wasn't really that good.

 
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