The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O

18 Jul

The Ventures - Hawaii Five-O CB050 frontLink

The 50th release from the Captain pays tribute to one of my favourite instrumental groups The Ventures. This album was originally released in 1969 on Liberty Records. It reached #11 on the Billboard Top LP chart and the title track reached #4 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart. The conversion offer here was sourced from a quadrasonic Q8.

I wish to extend a hardy thank you to our host OD for his unending help and support which makes this all possible. I also wish to thank you the members of this group of quad enthusiast. Without your support and interest this whole endeavour would be pointless. The Captain has many titles yet to convert and offer here for your enjoyment. Also have a surprise release planned which if acceptable by the community will open the door to many more titles that could find a home here. The future is so bright I got to wear shades. Enjoy CB

Release: CB050

Source: Q8



16 Responses to “The Ventures – Hawaii Five-O”

  1. inquadwetrust August 5, 2015 at 16:55 #

    Captain, my Captain! Hearty congratulations for reaching this epic milestone and huge thanks to OD for hosting your releases. Here’s to the next 50.

  2. Owen Smith July 23, 2015 at 18:10 #

    Musically a bit lightweight for my liking, but I’m not a great fan of covers anyway. It’s fun enough once but it won’t get any further plays I suspect.

    Quality wise this Q8 is pretty good but not quite as excellent as other recent ones. I noticed a couple of wow/flutter wobbles, it’s a bit high frequency restricted sound a tad thick, and it has a bit more tape hiss than other recent releases. Nothing terrible, this is a perfectly respectable tansfer and there are much worse condition Q8 transfers around.

    And congratulations on the big Five-Oh releases Captain!

  3. prefabfan July 21, 2015 at 18:20 #

    Congrats and cant wait to hear. Thanks to CB and ODB.

  4. ultimatetrouble July 18, 2015 at 22:32 #

    This is a wonderful release. Sounds so good I can play it over and over all day. Thanks CB it’s a work of art.

  5. bigheadrascal July 18, 2015 at 18:01 #

    Congratulations on reaching 50 releases! “Hawaii Five-O” is great nostalgic fun. It should appeal to those who like their quad “four to the wall”. Many thanks CB and OD!

  6. Keith Bruce July 18, 2015 at 16:27 #

    Thanks and congrats.

  7. tarkus2013 July 18, 2015 at 12:16 #

    Congrats and so many thank yous to you and O.D. for all you’ve done here!!

  8. oxforddickie July 18, 2015 at 08:12 #

    Firstly, congratulations on reaching the big Five-O, and what better title to release as a celebration. I remember when we first discussed you going solo and i wasn’t sure how far you’d get before you threw in the towel. As you’ve found this isn’t as easy as some might think, and requires a level of dedication that most don’t have.

    I’m personally glad you’ve continued, and not just for the sake of the blog – for which you add a series of releases i am unable to release, but for you, as i suspect we are both the same in we are not happy unless it’s ‘Just So’, and for myself in that i’ve met a like minded soul.

    Anyway, enough of the gushy stuff, the album. I just love the Five-O theme, it’ll never age. Every time i hear it i’m transported back to the early 70’s walking down Oxford Street & Edgeware Road in London, in and out of all of the record shops and coming across the import of the Hawaii Five-O soundtrack in HMV.. That went home with me.

    Over the years i’ve worn out two copies of that album but now, thankfully, i have it on CD and it sounds better than ever. Some great music on there, McGarrett’s Theme is one of those unknown classics, you can just picture him sitting at a table with the woman of the week, sipping wine……

    The Ventures take it slightly slower than i feel it should be played, it looses the attack, but none the less it is very enjoyable. Next comes Galvaston. Well here is another timeless classic and thoroughly enjoyable, as is the rest of the album.

    I only have one major gripe…. it’s over way too soon, but i guess that’s what the repeat button’s for LOL

    Thanks for another great release, and again Congratulations.

  9. sacdtodvda July 18, 2015 at 05:42 #

    First Crimson & Clover in quad – and now Hawaii Five-0!

    Whatever next?

  10. Gul Dukat July 18, 2015 at 05:18 #

    I love this Band. Many thanks, CB and OD

  11. SteveTuznik July 18, 2015 at 02:34 #

    I never owned a Ventures record so this is a first and it’s fun. The separation is a joy. When “Galveston” came on, I had to get up from my prime center couch position and walk over to the front center speaker of my 5.1 system to make sure it wasn’t on and was indeed 4.0, because the guitars sounded dead center and it almost had to be coming from the middle speaker. But it was silent of course. Guitars from “The Letter” were the same, but the discrete sounds from all corners of the room were splendid, and especially just loved the horns towards the end coming out of both rears.

    I don’t remember any of my friends buying instrumental music back then, but I was surprised to read that this album was certified gold by RIAA on July 21, 1971.
    I can remember hearing these kind of songs at shopping centers back in the late 60’s and 70’s. I’m sure because the music selection was familiar to most folks, and the Ventures gave it energy and made it fun. Same with Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass who were also huge at that time and playing everywhere.

    Hard to believe you can make a Q-8 from old technology from 45 years ago sound this good. Bravo!

  12. Highlander July 18, 2015 at 02:04 #

    50 CB releases is a great milestone. 🙂 Cheers! Thanks for all your efforts in bringing us these hard to find titles. I really appreciate your time and dedication and look forward to what you have up your sleeve for the future, judging by your above comments for this post. Kudos!

  13. zaphod2359 July 18, 2015 at 01:25 #

    One of my favorites as well. Thanks,and I’ve got a new pair of shades ready!

  14. birdycat19 July 18, 2015 at 00:43 #

    Noiiice! Can’t wait to hear this…”Hawaii Five-0″ was the first 45 rpm record I ever bought with my own money…I was 8!

  15. lenikus July 18, 2015 at 00:42 #

    Very happy 50th release, Captain!
    And a Big Thank you for your constant effort!
    And also to OD for hosting this effort!

  16. lupineassassin July 18, 2015 at 00:26 #

    Awesome! Thanks for this. 😀

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