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Hawaii Land of Enchantment

Jack de Mello

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Album Review

The re-release of the classic Jack de Mello album has all of the greatness of the old version, with some nice remastering thrown in for good measure. Hawaii: Land of Enchantment was the first album to fuse the old Hawaiian standards with Western classical instrumentation. The sweeping string arrangements were to become the standard for what made up most peoples' concept of Hawaii. There are tones of exotica built in by way of passages of hula chanting intermixed with the flowing harps and violins. The music is perhaps well less authentic in performance than the steels, slack keys, and ukes that are the real specialty of many Hawaiian performers, but the songs are authentic and here simply presented in what was then an original format. As the first example of this type of fusion of Hawaiian music alone, the album is worth something. As arguably the best example of the style (short of the vocally infused works of people like Don Ho and Alfred Apaka), it's worth something more.

Customer Reviews

More smooth sounds

Here is another complement to the music of Jack De Mello. Old Hawai'i standards with lush strings and other orchestral accompaniment. Perfect for turning on ad hoc: for pleasant dinner music, to reduce stress, or simply to have as background throughout part of the day. And with iTunes, the 12 selections here can be intermixed with others of the same type, or maybe alternated with other kinds by way of contrast.

Hawaii Land of Enchantment, Jack de Mello
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  • $11.88
  • Genres: World, Music
  • Released: Sep 20, 2005

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