Hawai'i '13

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All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Call them reggae-pop, Margaritaville punk, or just simply Jawaiian, the Green's mix of reggae, rock, soul, and Hawaiian vibes has reached full maturity on the great Hawai'i '13, but mature doesn't imply clamping down as this Oahu group is still on permanent vacation. After the traditional "He Mele No Ku'u Hawai'i" notifies listeners that this one comes from the 50th state, the funky '70s rhythms and jam band solos of "Even Before" set sail for an imaginary land where Jimmy Buffett, Gwen Stefani, Jerry Garcia, Cheech & Chong, and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole all gather round the evening's campfire. The aptly titled "Good One" ups the ante with more sunshine and an incredibly...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Call them reggae-pop, Margaritaville punk, or just simply Jawaiian, the Green's mix of reggae, rock, soul, and Hawaiian vibes has reached full maturity on the great Hawai'i '13, but mature doesn't imply clamping down as this Oahu group is still on permanent vacation. After the traditional "He Mele No Ku'u Hawai'i" notifies listeners that this one comes from the 50th state, the funky '70s rhythms and jam band solos of "Even Before" set sail for an imaginary land where Jimmy Buffett, Gwen Stefani, Jerry Garcia, Cheech & Chong, and Israel Kamakawiwo'ole all gather round the evening's campfire. The aptly titled "Good One" ups the ante with more sunshine and an incredibly infectious chorus, while lead single "Take Me On" is everything above on a slow romantic boat ride down a stream. John Mayer fans should head right for the sultry "Chocolate & Roses" and Jack Johnson heads should go right to the empowering rocker "Power in the Words," while those who dig 311 might very well jump camps after hearing the modern synths, swaggering stance, and supreme coolness of "Good Vibe Killah." The four-part harmony throughout the album is sourced right from traditional reggae, as it's something rarely experienced on the jam band festival circuit, but it's lead singer Caleb Keolanui who really shines, able to kick it like a dancehall singjay if required or up to the soaring, full-bodied style of Bob Marley if the track calls for something mighty or majestic. Sour folks, snide hipsters, and those who are only happy when it rains might find Hawai'i '13 too fluffy to consider, but there's an endless supply of sincere and positive vibrations to receive here, so those who'd prefer to live their lives in flip-flops should open their arms wide.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/20/2013
  • Label: Easy Star
  • UPC: 657481103920
  • Catalog Number: 1039
  • Sales rank: 34,818

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 He Mele No Ku'u Hawai'i (1:21)
  2. 2 Even Before (5:02)
  3. 3 Good One (3:25)
  4. 4 Something About It (3:58)
  5. 5 Power in the Words (4:38)
  6. 6 Good Vibe Killah (4:32)
  7. 7 Chocolates & Roses (5:03)
  8. 8 Hold Me Tight (3:36)
  9. 9 Striking up a Love (4:01)
  10. 10 Take Me On (3:24)
  11. 11 Forgive Me (3:47)
  12. 12 Count To 3 (4:07)
  13. 13 Stand & Rise (4:27)
  14. 14 Always & Forever (4:37)
  15. 15 Hawai'i Aloha (1:53)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Green Primary Artist
Joe Tomino Drums
Adam Topol Percussion
JP Kennedy Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Zion Thompson Guitar, Percussion, Vocals, Group Member
Brad Watanabe Bass, Guitar, Trumpet, Drums, French Horn, Keyboards, Vocals, Melodica, Group Member
Caleb Keolanui Vocals, Group Member
Ikaika Antone Keyboards, Vocals, Group Member
Students of Halau Lokahi Charter School Chant
Students of Hakipu'u Learning Center Chant
Jordan Espinoza Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Danny Kalb Producer, Engineer
Eric Smith Executive Producer
Adam Taylor Composer
Wendell Ching Engineer
Jeff Lipton Mastering
Michael Goldwasser Executive Producer
Lem Oppenheimer Executive Producer
Remy Gerstein Executive Producer
Lorenzo Lyons Composer
JP Kennedy Additional Production
Zion Thompson Additional Production
Brad Watanabe Producer, Engineer
Kamea Hadar Cover Painting
Caleb Keolanui Additional Production
Ikaika Antone Additional Production
Christian Mochizuki Engineer
Andy Pritiken Art Direction
Noah Cronin Engineer
The Green Composer
Curtis Bergesen Management
Seth Herman Management
Sahir Hanif Drum Technician
Matt Honda Engineer
Mason Rose Band Photo
Kumu Kinaleimoana Wong-Kalu Composer
Kaina Neuman Composer
Kumu Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu Composer
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