Now available in a 78 rpm gramophone record mix!
Aloha ‘Oe is the most famous Hawaiian love song, composed by Queen Liliʻuokalani in 1878. The song was inspired by a farewell embrace given by Colonel James Harbottle Boyd. The song has gone on to be covered by many artists, including Elvis Presley.
This version is arranged as a duet between ukulele and steel-string guitar, underpinned by subtle double bass. It evokes the sun and sand of Polynesian islands, and as the two instruments wind around each other we are made to think of the embrace that inspired the song.
This versatile track could be perfect for a travel documentary, a wedding video, a romantic television scene, or many other uses. The simplicity of the arrangement ensures that it won’t distract from the power of your images and footage.
The track is included in two versions:
Aloha Oe [2:01]
Aloha Oe – Gramophone Mix [2:02]