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Musical Journey

by Wayne Takamine

"Musical Journey” is an anthology of 15 favorite remixed songs from the Hawaii Music Award Winning CD “Touch,” Na Hoku Hanohano Award CD Finalist “Two Ti Leaf,” Island Music CD "Hawaiian Nights & Summer Dreams" and a new original song “Star That Fell"
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1. Hawaiian Nights & Summer Dreams (Remix 2012)
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2. Makapu'u By the Sea (Remix 2012)
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3. Out in the Country (Remix 2012)
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4. Beyond the Sea (Remix 2012)
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5. Sunset Slack (Remix 2012)
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6. Shima Uta (Remix 2012)
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7. This Moment Tonight (Remix 2012)
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8. Quiet Nights With You (Remix 2012)
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9. Star That Fell
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10. Thoughts of You (Remix 2012)
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11. Killing Me Softly (Remix 2012)
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12. Hopes and Dreams (Remix 2012)
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13. Heartlight (Remix 2012)
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14. Without Words (Remix 2012)
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15. Romanza (Remix 2012)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
1) “Hawaiian Nights & Summer Dreams (Remix 2012)" is a romantic song that speaks of a magical moment from a memorable Hawaiian Night. This Contemporary Hawaiian ballade features Wayne's original vocal styling and lyrics sweetened by the Hawaiian steel guitarist of Bobby Ingano, Harmonies by Tiffany Catalfano, Keyboard arrangements by Lester Gantan, acoustic guitar by Wayne and the ocean waves at "Leahi" (Diamondhead).

Music & Lyrics by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead Vocalist and Acoustic Guitarist; Tiffany Catalfano: Background Vocalist; Bobby Ingano: Hawaiian Steel Guitarist; Stacey Tangonan: Percussionist; Lester Gantan: Keyboard & Drum Arrangements; Ocean Waves at “Leahi” (Diamondhead) by “Kanaloa” (God of the Seas)

A previously mixed version of "Hawaiian Nights & Summer Dreams" was the title cut from my "Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams” CD.


2) "Makapu'u By The Sea (Remix 2012)" is based on a poem that speaks of Makapu'u and its scenic beauty. Makapu'u is an ocean playground and one of the best surf spots on the east side of Oahu. This Contemporary Hawaiian song features my original vocal & guitar performance with Harmonies by Tiffany Catalfano, Keyboard arrangements by Pierre Grill and Percussion by Noel Okimoto.

Music & Lyrics by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead & Background Vocalist and Acoustic Guitarist; Tiffany Catalfano: Background Vocalist; Noel Okimoto: Latin Percussionist; Pierre Grill: Keyboard Arrangements.

A previously mixed version of "Makapu'u By The Sea" was released on the "Touch" CD that won a 1998 Hawaii Music Award in the Island Music category.


3) "Out in the Country (Remix 2012)" is a classic cover song recorded by Three Dog Night. This arrangement features a duet with vocalist Tiffany Catalfano. The theme for "Out in the Country" speaks of the beauty of the "Aina" (land) and how precious it is to "malama" (protect) our natural landscapes. This Classic Rock song features my original vocal, guitar & ukulele performance with Harmonies by Tiffany Catalfano, Hammond Organ & Keyboard arrangements by Pierre Grill.

Music & Lyrics by Paul Williams

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead Vocalist, Acoustic Guitarist and Ukulele; Tiffany Catalfano: Background Vocalist; Pierre Grill: Keyboard Arrangements

A previously mixed version of "Out in the Country" was released on the "Touch" CD that won a 1998 Hawaii Music Award in the Island Music category.


4) "Beyond The Sea (Remix 2012)" is one of my favorite songs that I perform. It takes me "back in the day" when I was performing on Cruise Ships like the Norwegian Star, MS Patriot and SS Independence. This Jazz Favorite features my vocal & guitar performances with Drums & Percussion by Stacey Tangonan & Bass by Peter Docktor.

Words & Music by: Charles Trenet, Albert Lasry and Jack Lawrence

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead Vocalist and Acoustic Guitarist; Bobby Ingano: Hawaiian Steel Guitarist; Stacey Tangonan: Brush Snare, Drums, Latin Percussionist; Peter Docktor: Fretless Bass

A previously mixed version of "Beyond The Sea" was released on the "Two Ti Leaf" CD that was a Na Hoku Hanohano Award Finalist.


5) "Sunset Slack (Remix 2012)" is an original guitar piece written in the "Hawaiian Slack Key" style. Originally released in 2001, it has since become the theme song for the "Hawaii Okinawa Today" TV show. An acoustic version of "Sunset Slack" is also on the "Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams" CD. This original Slack Key piece features my original guitar performance with Drums & Percussion by Stacey Tangonan and Bass by Peter Docktor.


Music by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead Vocalist, Acoustic Guitarist, Drum & Keyboard Arrangements; Stacey Tangonan: Conga, Latin Percussionist; Peter Docktor: Fretless Bass

Previously mixed version of "Sunset Slack" was released on the "Two Ti Leaf" CD that was a Na Hoku Hanohano Award Finalist and an acoustic version is on the Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams CD.


6) "Shima Uta (Remix 2012)" is a song written by Kazufumi Miyazawa who is the composer, lyricist and lead singer for the Japan group "The Boom." In 1993 “The Boom” released "Shima Uta" that became a big hit throughout Japan and Okinawa. "Shima Uta" translates to "Island Song" but is referred by Okinawans as "Hometown Song." The lyrics reflect the sorrows of war in Okinawa while also celebrating the beauty, grace and culture of the Okinawan people. This version of the Okinawan Hit song features my vocal, guitar & Bass performance with Keyboard arrangements by Pierre Grill.

Music & Lyrics by Kazufumi Miyazawa & Ronald McLean

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead & Background Vocalist, Acoustic Guitarist, Fender Bass; Emily Akamine: Okinawan Taiko; Pierre Grill: Keyboard Arrangements

A previously mixed version of "Shima Uta" was featured on the "Touch" CD that won a 1998 Hawaii Music Award in the Island Music category and features new guitar vocal arrangements.


7) "This Moment Tonight (Remix 2012)" is an original Romantic Ballad with a Smooth Jazz flavor. It was first released on the "Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams" CD and remains one of my favorite recordings. The arrangement features my vocals & guitar performance with smooth jazz keyboards by Lester Gantan, Harmonies by Rachel Gonzolas and Soprano Sax by Joe Getsi.

Music & Lyrics by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead Vocalist and Acoustic Guitarist; Rachel Gonzolas: Background Vocalist; Joe Getsi: Soprano Saxophonist; Lester Gantan: Keyboard Arrangements

A previously mixed version of "This Moment Tonight" was released on my “Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams” CD


8) “Quiet Nights With You (Remix 2012) is a beautifully arranged original guitar instrument piece that features some of the top studio musicians in Hawaii. After its release "Quiet Nights With You" was selected for airplay in some of the major Japanese cities. "Quiet Nights With You" was selected for airplay in Japan. I have often been approached by Japanese fans that have recognized this song. The arrangement features my guitar performance with smooth jazz keyboards by Lester Gantan, Fretless Bass by David Inamine and Latin percussion my Harmonies by Mike Muldoon.

Music by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Acoustic Guitarist; David Inamine: Fretless Bass; Mike Muldoon: Latin & African Percussionist; Lester Gantan: Keyboard Arrangements

This "Quiet Nights With You" original guitar recording was released on my “Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams” CD.


9) “Star That Fell” is a romantic ballade that was inspired by an evening meteor shower at Makapu'u beach. The original demo for "Star That Fell" began in the summer of 2004 and was revised several times over the years until it reached its final version for the “Musical Journey” CD. The song features my vocal & guitar performance and arrangement.

Music & Lyrics by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead Vocalist, Background Vocalist, Acoustic Guitarist, Electric Guitarist, Bass, Drum & Keyboard Arrangements


10) "Thoughts of You (Remix 2012)" is an original ballade about being apart from a special love. Painful times that may be followed by treasured reunions…It features my vocals and acoustic guitar performance with soft keyboards drum pads by Pierre Grill.

Music & Lyrics by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead & Background Vocalist, Acoustic Guitarist; Pierre Grill: Keyboard Arrangements

A previously mixed version of "Thoughts of You” was first released on the "Touch" CD that won a 1998 Hawaii Music Award in the Island Music category.


11) "Killing Me Softly (Remix 2012)" is a Smooth Jazz Guitar instrumental version of the 1970’s hit song by Roberta Flack. It features my acoustic guitar performance with the late Henry Gibson on Latin Percussion and keyboard sweetened by Pierre Grill.

Music & Lyrics by Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Acoustic Guitarist; Henry Gibson: Latin Percussionist; Pierre Grill: Keyboard Arrangements

A previously mixed version of "Killing Me Softly" was released on the "Touch" CD that won a 1998 Hawaii Music Award in the Island Music category.


12) "Hopes & Dreams (Remix 2012)" is an original ballade that features my vocals in a duet with Tiffany Catalfano. The background arrangement focuses on my acoustic guitar performance with some light string and harmonica pads.

Music & Lyrics by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead Vocalist and Acoustic Guitarist; Tiffany Catalfano: Background Vocalist; Pierre Grill: Keyboard Arrangements

"Hopes & Dreams" was first released on the "Touch" CD that won a 1998 Hawaii Music Award in the Island Music category.


13) "Heartlight (Remix 2012)" is cover song made famous by Neil Diamond for the movie ET. This recording is a version that features Acoustic Guitar, Latin Percussion with some light string and synthesizer pads. "Heartlight" was one of the first recordings finished at Two Ti Leaf Production Studio.

Music & Lyrics by Neil Diamond, Bert Bacharach & Carole Sager Bayer

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Lead & Background Vocalist, Acoustic Guitarist, Bass, Drum & Keyboard Arrangements; Stacey Tangonan: Conga, Latin Percussionist

A previously mixed version of "Heartlight" was released on my "Two Ti Leaf" CD that was a Na Hoku Hanohano Award Finalist.


14) "Without Words (Remix 2012)" is a bit of smooth jazz with a "Jawaiian" beat, that features my acoustic guitar playing with accompaniment by Ernie Provencher on Fretless Bass, Stacey Tangonan on Congas and Latin Percussions. Ernie and Stacey really put down nice groove and it's really fun to perform with these cats!

Music by Wayne Takamine (ASCAP)

Musicians: Wayne Takamine: Acoustic Guitarist, Keyboard & Drum Arrangements; Ernie Provencher: Fretless Electric Bass; Stacey Tangonan: Congas and Latin Percussionist

A previously mixed version of "Without Words" was released on my "Two Ti Leaf" CD that was a Na Hoku Hanohano Award Finalist.


15) "Romanza (Remix 2012)" is possibly the most recognizable classical guitar piece throughout the world. Ironically however, through the centuries the composer remains anonymous. This is my most popular classical piece.

Music: Anonymous

A previously mixed version of "Romanza" was released on my “Hawaiian Nights and Summer Dreams” CD.



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