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Eden's Island And Beyond

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Eden's Island and Beyond
Eden's Island and Beyond


Widely perceived as California's prototype Hippie, the enigmatic, eternally-cool Eden Ahbez was an occasional songwriter and musician, who suddenly shot to fame in 1948 when Nat King Cole topped the US charts with "Nature Boy", a song he'd written a year or so earlier. He subsequently became a cult figure, who continued to write and produce, sporadically, in a wide range of musical styles, throughout the 1950s.

In 1960 he recorded a one-off LP, 'Eden's Island', which juxtaposed beatnik poetry with Exotica, and has gone on to become regarded as a benchmark album of the Exotica genre.

This unique compilation reissues the LP, plus a non-album B-side and an outtake, alongside sixteen further bonus tracks of other artists singing/playing his songs, including Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Eartha Kitt, Frankie Laine, Sam Cooke, etc.

It hardly needs adding that some serious rarities are contained herein, which have never previously appeared on CD.


  1. Name
  2. Eden's Island
  3. The Wanderer
  4. Myna Bird
  5. Eden's Cove
  6. Tradewind
  7. Full Moon
  8. Mongoose
  9. Market Place
  10. Banana Boy
  11. The Old Boat
  12. Island Girl
  13. La Mar
  14. Tobago
  15. Surf Rider
  16. Frank Sinatra With The Jeff Alexander Choir - Nature Boy
  17. Nat King Cole - Land Of Love
  18. April Stevens - End Of Desire
  19. Vicki Young - Let Me Hear You Say (I Love You)
  20. Annita Ray With The Nature Boys - Frankie's Song
  21. Eartha Kitt - Hey Jacque
  22. The Carsons - Wine Women And Gold
  23. The Crew Cuts - Song Of The Fool
  24. Frankie Laine - Rockin' Mother
  25. Bobby Darin - Nature Boy
  26. Don Carson & The Casuals - Yes Master!
  27. Sam Cooke - Lonely Island
  28. Marti Barris - Ahbe Casabe
  29. Bob Romeo & The Jungle Sextet - Sahara
  30. Ray Anthony - Palm Springs
  31. The Unnatural Seven (Vocal By Karen Tedder & Enrohtwah) - Serutan Yob (A Song For Backward Boys And Girls Under 40)
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