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Hawaii Five-0

One of the greatest TV soundtracks ever released, it only took 40 years to come out on CD: Morton Stevens’ best-known (and now iconic) theme, Hawaii Five-0. Stevens composed a tremendous amount of music for television but this is what he’ll always be remembered for (he won two Emmys for Five-0 music written after this album’s 1970 release). I interviewed Stevens shortly before his death and drew on that for some of my notes.