The Ventures Hawaii Five-O on Limited Edition 180g Clear LP
Sourced from the Original Masters!
If ever there was a “band that launched a thousand bands,” it would be the Ventures.
Founded in Tacoma, WA in 1958, their guitar-based instrumental sound
would prove hugely influential, inspiring countless followers to pick up
a guitar, bass or set of drumsticks and try to emulate their heroes. As
these musical neophytes would soon learn, it wasn’t as easy as it
initially appeared. The Ventures were masters of tone and technique, deftly arranging their instruments in a seamless approach that was instantly recognizable.
Because they were an instrumental group, their songs needed no
translation, which resulted in a huge worldwide following. While many
rock bands have claimed to be “big in Japan” over the years, the Ventures
were the country’s first rock superstars and they maintain a devoted
worldwide following to this day. With over 100 million records sold,
they are the best-selling instrumental group of all time!
Sundazed is proud to rightfully address the magnificent Ventures’
catalog, each title has been sourced from the original Dolton and
Liberty Records’ reels and painstakingly mastered to sound and feel like
they were originally intended. Along with precise artwork restoration
on each vinyl LP title, these new Sundazed editions stand as the definitive re-releases of these monumentally important albums!
1969's Hawaii Five-O is a gold certified collection from the Ventures originally released on Liberty Records. The 11-song set again finds the band doing what they do best, taking hits of the day and reinterpreting them instrumentally. Here we have a set highlighted by the ever popular title track and a "Aquarius/Let The Sunshine In" medley not to mention excellent renditions of "Dizzy" and "Galveston" among others.
The Ventures Hawaii Five-O Track Listing:
1. Hawaii Five-O
2. Lovin’ Things
4. The Letter
5. Don’t Give In to Him
6. Theme from A Summer Place
7. Medley: Spooky/Traces/Stormy
8. Medley: Aquarius /Let The Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures)
9. Games People Play
10. I Can Hear Music