VIDEO: The making of the new ‘Hawaii Five-0’ theme song

CBS unveiled the new ‘Hawaii Five-0’ theme song on Friday at Comic-Con — and thankfully, it’s a full-on homage to the awesome original. Here’s the word from CBS:

New HAWAII FIVE-0 series composer Brian Tyler (“Eagle Eye,” “Fast and Furious,” “Expendables”) assembled and conducted 35 musicians for the re-record session. Among the musicians were renowned players from the original television series, such as David Duke (1st Horn), Chuck Findley (1st Trumpet) and Bob Zimmitti (Percussion).

Feeling respect and awe for the classic theme by the series’ original composer, Morton Stevens, Tyler believed the new recording needed to be “true vintage with a cool vibe.” Explained Tyler, “If you move too far away from the original, you’ll lose why it’s so iconic.” Series executive producer Peter Lenkov added, “We didn’t want to mess with something that’s great, that people are looking forward to hearing. The new version is close to the original but is a little more aggressive – a little bigger.”

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  1. rick says:

    The updated theme is well done, but the horns sound too far off mike. They don’t have the up-front punch they should have.

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