Hawaiian Paradise

The Mauna Malahini Islanders

Album Title: Hawaiian Paradise

Artist(s): The Mauna Malahini Islanders

Year: 1979

Genre(s)/Style(s): Hawaiian, Hapa Haole

Track Listing:

  1. Beyond The Reef
  2. Welcome To Hawaii
  3. Harbour Lights
  4. Beach Of Waikiki
  5. Song Of Steel
  6. Hawaiian War Chant
  7. Moon Of Manakoora
  8. Volcano Beach
  9. Sweet Honolulu
  10. Sands Of Mauna Kea
  11. Kahara Drums
  12. Aloha

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Liner, Listening & Album Notes:

Re-released in 1987 under the title “Beautiful Hawaii” and, more recently, in a digital version titled “From Hawaii… with Love.”

The music inspired by the Pacific Islands, is surely one of the most nostalgic of sounds. A few bars and we can see in our minds eye, golden sands, palm trees, blue seas and blue skies and to complete the scene, a gently smouldering volcano.

The musical chemistry is strange, in that many of us never have and probably never will visit these enchanted isles, but we know just what ought to be there. Perhaps its for the best as since Hawaii became part of the United States it has become one of the most popular vacation locales. And which armchair beachcomber wants his islands full of hotels, cars, neon signs and tourists?

Certainly not this one!

So just close your eyes and let The Mauna Malahini Islanders use their brilliant musicianship to transport you back to those marvellously magical islands. Aloha!

— D. Erskine (liner notes)

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