Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume ISC 124
Date: 1970
Time: 1:34:21
Tracks: 36
Classic Mancini score gets 2-CD set! Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1500 copies! SOLD OUT! 

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  • Classic Henry Mancini soundtrack finally makes 2-CD set world premiere! Tom Gries directs large-scale sequel to HAWAII with Charlton Heston, Geraldine Chaplin, John Phillip Law. Long thought missing forever, Henry Mancini estate finally locates composer's personal 1/4" mono copy of complete soundtrack sessions, including full orchestral score plus all individual soloist overlays & original ethnic ensemble pieces. But there's more! Intrada also presents complete original Mancini re-recording of highlights from score, released on United Artists label, presented in stereo from superb condition stereo album masters vaulted at MGM. Mancini's own classic album represented just half of his score. Enjoy now his entire work and have additional fun comparing his very authentic re-recordings to his original soundtrack counterparts! Henry Mancini conducts both actual soundtrack plus re-recorded album. Intrada Special Collection release limited to 1500 copies!
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    CD 1 Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    01. Theme From 'The Hawaiians' (2:57)
    02. Mun Ki Is A Grabber (1:11)
    03. Ship In The Night; After The Grab; Homecoming (4:32)
    04. Aloha Little Pakes; Longside New Home; Whipped Whip (3:32)
    05. Streets Of Chinatown (1:18)
    06. Welcome To Asia (2:03)
    07. Pretty Soon Water (1:15)
    08. Thinking Back; Overpeck Pays Off (2:21)
    09. Fish & Poi (1:20)
    10. Stubborn Hakka; Sad Auntie (3:59)
    11. The Payoff (0:36)
    12. Medicine For Pake (1:25)
    13. Mun Ki Breakdown; Pineapple Pirates (4:45)
    14. No Feel Sick; Better We Go (2:18)
    15. She Gone; Poor Little Pakes (2:51)
    16. The Molokai Express (4:39)
    17. Ready Whip (1:25)
    18. Leap You Lepers (1:00)
    19. Bye Bye Mun Ki (0:39)
    20. Music For A Japanese Bath (2:38)
    21. Fumiko (1:43)
    22. Auntie Returns (4:12)
    23. The Wedding; Matinee For Whip (1:55)
    24. Arm In Arm (1:20)
    25. Him Very Sick; Pay The Ten Lots; Short Arm For All (2:25)
    26. The Final Deal; Wrap Up (4:07)

    CD 1 Time: 64:43

    CD 2 Original United Artists Score Album

    01. Theme From 'The Hawaiians' (Main Title) (2:39)
    02. Auntie's Theme (3:17)
    03. Pineapple Pirates (3:12)
    04. Music For A Japanese Bath (2:27)
    05. Quiet Thoughts (2:30)
    06. Fumiko (Japanese Love Theme) (3:02)
    07. Molokai (3:31)
    08. The Streets Of Chinatown (2:26)
    09. Theme From 'The Hawaiians' (Homecoming) (2:40)
    10. Auntie's Theme (End Title) (4:18)

    CD 2 Time: 30:38

  • Tech Talk From The Producer…

    The music Henry Mancini wrote for The Hawaiians was something of a watershed for the composer. Without a doubt, Mancini was by far one of the most successful and beloved composers in cinema history, and his list of popular hits (and amazingly successful albums) during the sixties and seventies is remarkable by any standard. For The Hawaiians, he did something unusual for feature film scoring at the time. In addition to composing for a large traditional orchestra, he wrote for authentic Asian instruments as well, integrating that material with his score rather than deploying them in an occasional source cue. He even wrote several of his main themes for various ethnic instruments, to be played solo and in collaboration with the orchestra. The resulting meld of original Eastern ideas and colors within Mancini’s own Western musical idiom was remarkable.

    Henry Mancini’s research led him to several performing artists who were either students or already accomplished players. Among the featured colors were the cheng, the hsun, both standard and bass kotos, the santur and the hichiriki. Adding to Mancini’s challenge was the fact that this part of his score needed to draw influences from both Chinese and Japanese music. He wrote themes that would be distinctive in each of the two idioms, then blended them seamlessly into his entire score. The results include some of his finest melodies, with the Japanese theme (“Fumiko”) an especially rich and moving idea.

    Mancini’s overall architecture for the score also bears highlight. The score opens appropriately with his rousing main theme (usually associated with role of “Whip” Hoxworth), then develops several other ideas. The main theme returns often, weaving in and out of the drama. His Chinese and later Japanese themes also play throughout most of the score. But it’s interesting to note that Mancini ultimately abandons his main theme, working with all of the other material instead. In fact, the finale draws from his haunting Chinese melody for “Auntie” rather than the main theme. Only in the very final bars does Mancini bring in a brief quote of his original main theme for one last fortissimo farewell.

    Typical for the composer, the 1970 album release contained re-recorded highlights instead of the actual film recordings. But atypically, Mancini re-recorded the score’s dramatic highlights and major themes (instead of just source pieces) and recreated them in arrangements very similar to the actual film recordings. Mancini recorded his album for the United Artists label with the same engineer (John Norman) and venue (Glen Glenn Sound) as he had used for the film. Most of the same players returned for the album sessions. The rerecording was captured on 8-track master tape (24-track methods were not yet in common use) and subsequently mixed down to two-channel stereo for playback, with all of the various soloists, ensemble players and full orchestra present on the stage together rather than being recorded at separate times—just as he had done with the film recordings. Listeners will note much more room noise (chairs moving, instruments rattling, etc.) than with most session recordings due to this fact. (We have minimized unwanted sounds where appropriate but have made no attempt to alter or “clean up” the integrity of the original performances, room noise and all.)

    Both the original United Artists stereo album masters and most of the 8-track album session masters have survived in perfect condition courtesy of MGM. CD 2 of this Intrada release presents the original album in stereo, in exactly the same sequence that was originally released.

    As for CD 1, complete session tapes were provided courtesy of Terry Woodson (noted Mancini authority and curator of the Mancini estate) who located the composer’s own personal masters of the entire recording sessions. They were mono mixdowns, preserved on three well-worn 7½ ips ¼” reels of tape. But they survived intact, including every overdub, solo and ethnic ensemble performance as well as every orchestral scoring cue. This allowed us to assemble and present a world premiere of the actual film soundtrack performance for the very first time, complete with over a half hour of music not featured on his original album. Listeners will find a terrific array of dramatic new scoring cues and thematic variations inviting comparison with what was re-recorded for the album.

    So sit back now and spend an hour and a half with one of the greatest scores ever penned by one of the greatest film composers of the medium. Aloha!

    —Douglass Fake

  • Composed and Conducted by Henry Mancini.

    Recorded on April 8 and 9, 1970, at The Goldwyn Studio.

    This soundtrack was produced in cooperation with the
    American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada.

    Henry Mancini


    Robert Helfer

    Erno Neufeld
    Nathan Kaproff
    George Berres
    Marvin Limonick
    George Kast
    Irma Neumann
    Alexander Murray
    Samuel Cytron
    Robert Sushel
    Lou Klass
    Ambrose Russo
    Thelma Beach
    Sam Freed
    Joseph Stepansky
    Bernard Kundell
    Nathan Ross
    James Getzoff
    Herman Clebanoff
    Dorothy Wade
    Israel Baker

    Milton Thomas
    Daniel Neufeld
    Alexander Neiman
    Robert Ostrowsky
    Myer Bello
    Myra Kestenbaum
    Allan Harshman

    Ray Kramer
    Armand Kaproff
    Anne Goodman
    Lester Harris
    Justin Di Tullio
    Frederick Seykora
    Emmet Sargeant
    Marie Fera

    Raymond Brown
    Abe Luboff
    Peter Mercurio
    Milton Kestenbaum

    Ted Nash
    Ronald Langinger
    Arthur C. Smith
    Ethmer Roten
    Harry Klee
    Wilbur Schwartz

    Gene Cipriano
    Arnold Koblentz

    David Liang

    Vincent De Rosa
    Richard Perissi
    John Cave
    Arthur Maebe

    Graham Young
    Raymond Triscari
    A. D. Brisbois
    Pete Candoli

    Richard Nash
    James Priddy
    James Halliburton
    Terry Woodson
    Lew McCreary

    James Rowles
    Pearl Kaufman

    Dorothy Remsen


    Larry Bunker
    Louis Singer
    Emil Radocchia
    Shelly Manne
    Jerry Williams
    Kenneth Watson
    Joseph Porcaro
    Victor Feldman