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Jake Shimabukuro, John Cruz part of new 'Five-0' soundtrack CD

September 26th, 2011

Jake Shimabukuro and his trusty ukulele made the cut in CBS Records’ new “Hawaii Five-0” soundtrack, due to be released Oct. 4.
His presence and performance on “Ukulele Five-0” should bring renewee spotlight the uke — and yield big insurance here. After all, Shimabukuro is the spokesman and strummer for Farmers Insurance.
Local boy John Cruz’s “Hi’ilawe” is the only other Islander heard among the 12 tracks; his cut was part of a season one episode.
A tribute to the CBS show’s trademark utterance, “Book ‘em Danno,” also is on the disc — a composition of Brian Tyler and Keith Power — paying homage to the Scott Caan quotable.
And yes, the reimagined “new” version of the Morton Stevens title song is the opening track, commercially available for the first time.
The track list:
1 — “Hawaii Five-0 Main Title Theme” (from the show’s weekly soundtrack opening)
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)
Some of the tunes will be sprinkled into episodes of the second season. “Hi’ilawe” and “Closer” were part of the freshman season score.
In a statement, Executive Producer Peter Lenkov said, “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 inclusion of the catchy title song on the CD marks its first commercial release.
"Hawaii Five-0" airs here at 9 p.m. Mondays on KGMB9.

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