From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning Sideways, set in Hawaii, The Descendants is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney). An indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The Descendants has no orchestral score. Instead, director Alexander Payne chose to fill his movie exclusively with music by Hawaii artists - much of it from existing recordings. Most of it created by acknowledged masters of the genre, both modern and classical Gabby Pahinui (known as ''Father of Modern Slack Key Guitar''), Ray Kane, Keola Beamer, Lena Machado, and Rev. Dennis Kamakahi, among others. The filmmakers sought to make a movie with a distinctly Hawaiian flavor, and the music was a crucial component. As well as echoing the experience of watching the film, The Descendants soundtrack will reveal to listeners the soulful and emotional spectrum of Hawaiian music over the decades and serves as an eye-opening introduction to some of Hawaiian music's greatest and most essential artists.
The Descendants is available for the first time on vinyl as a limited edition of 1000 individually numbered copies on transparent red vinyl. The package includes a postcard of Kauai.
* 180 GRAM AUDIOPHILE VINYL * GATEFOLD SLEEVE * PVC PROTECTIVE SLEEVE * INCLUDING A POSTCARD OF KAUAI * AN EYE-OPENING INTRODUCTION TO SOME OF HAWAIIAN MUSIC'S GREATEST AND MOST ESSENTIAL ARTISTS * FEATURING AMONG OTHERS THE WELL-KNOWN GABBY PAHINUI (KNOWN AS ''FATHER OF MODERN SLACK KEY GUITAR''), RAY KANE, SONNY CHILLINGWORTH & KEOLA BEAMER * 2011 FILM STARRING AMONG OTHERS GEORGE CLOONEY, SHAILENE WOODLEY, BEAU BRIDGES & ROBERT FORSTER * THE FILM WON AN OSCAR FOR BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY AND TWO GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS FOR BEST PICTURE - DRAMA AND BEST ACTOR FOR GEORGE CLOONEY * AVAILABLE ON VINYL FOR THE FIRST TIME * LIMITED EDITION OF 1000 INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED COPIES ON TRANSPARENT RED VINYL
1. Gabby Pahinui - Ka Makani Ka'Ili Aloha 2. Keola Beamer and George Winston - Kalena Kai 3. Gabby Pahinui - Hi'Ilawe 4. Rev. Dennis Kamakahi and David Kamakahi - 'Ulili E
1. M?Kaha Sons With Dennis Pavao - Ka Loke 2. Ray Kane - Auwe 3. Gabby Pahinui - Leahi 4. Jeff Peterson - Hawaiian Skies 5. Gabby Pahinui and Sons Of Hawaii - He'Eia 6. Keola Beamer - 'Imi Au Ia 'Oe
1.. Gabby Pahinui - Kaua'i Beauty 2. Sonny Chillingworth - Hi'Ilawe 3. Gabby Pahinui - Wai O Ke Aniani 4. Ozzie Kotani and Daniel Ho - Paka Ua
1. Charles Michael Brotman - Hapuna Sunset 2. Makana - Deep In An Ancient Hawaiian Forest 3. Lena Machado - Mom 4. Sol Hoopii's Novelty Trio - Ka Mele Oku'u Pu'Uwai