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I am really looking forward to seeing Aloha. It stars some of my favorite actors (Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, and Rachel McAdams) and looks like it will be a really cute love movie. My husband is not too thrilled about it and so it will be a movie we will see once it is released on DVD. But just because I have not been able to see it yet doesn’t mean that I cannot enjoy the soundtrack – Songs of Aloha. In fact, listening to this awesome CD has made me even more excited for the movie. The songs really take me away to an island if I close my eyes. I have listened to it several times already and think it is a great set.
Songs of Aloha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was curated and compiled by Academy Award®-winner Cameron Crowe (Say Anything…, Jerry Maguire, Almost Famous), the film’s writer/director. The 19-track collection gathers Crowe’s always wide-ranging musical selections, spanning such renowned artists as Beck, David Crosby, Fleetwood Mac, and The Blue Nile, contemporary singer/songwriters like Kurt Vile, Josh Ritter, and The Tallest Man on Earth, eclectic new acts including Radical Face and Evening Hymns, and acclaimed ambient/electronic musicians Vancouver Sleep Clinic and Jónsi & Alex, who contributed two brand-new compositions to the soundtrack (see tracklisting below). In addition, Songs of Aloha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) captures much of the film’s evocative island atmosphere via contributions from traditional Hawaiian music legends Genoa Keawe and The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders as well as such masters of the slack-key guitar as Cyril Pahinui, Bobby Ingano, and Ledward Kaapana. Songs of Aloha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) was Executive Produced by Cameron Crowe.
Movie Synopsis: In Aloha, a celebrated military contractor (Bradley Cooper) returns to the site of his greatest career triumph – the US Space program in Honolulu, Hawaii – and reconnects with a long-ago love (Rachel McAdams) while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watchdog (Emma Stone) assigned to him. Aloha also stars Bill Murray, John Krasinski, Danny McBride, and Alec Baldwin.
Songs of Aloha (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tracklist:
Executive Soundtrack Producer: Cameron Crowe
1. Hanohano Hanalei – Alfred K. Alohikea
2. Tropical Swing – Bobby Ingano
3. Alika – Genoa Keawe
4. I’ll Weave A Lei of Stars For You – The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders
5. Slack Key Lullaby (Live at the Nation State of Hawai’i) – Ledward Kaapana
6. Ipo Lei Manu – Cyril Pahinui
7. Kids and Dogs – David Crosby
8. I Know I’m Not Wrong – Fleetwood Mac
9. I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) –Daryl Hall & John Oates
10. Take My Advice – Kurt Vile
11. A Field of Birds (Live at KEXP) – The Tallest Man on Earth
12. Midnight Mix – Jónsi & Alex
13. Vapour – Vancouver Sleep Clinic
14. You and Jake – Evening Hymns
15. Come and Find Me – Josh Ritter
16. Always Gold – Radical Face
17. Let’s Go Out Tonight – The Blue Nile
18. Heart Is a Drum – Beck
19. Shooting Stars – Jónsi & Alex
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