EDEN'S ISLAND Vinyl Record - Limited Edition, 180 Gram Pressing
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Eden Ahbez (born George Alexander Aberle; April 15, 1908 - March 4, 1995) was an American songwriter and recording artist of the 1940s-1960s, whose lifestyle in California was influential on the hippie movement. He was known to friends simply as ahbe. ahbez composed the song "Nature Boy, " which became a #1 hit for eight weeks in 1948 for Nat "King" Cole and has since become a pop and jazz standard. Living a bucolic life from at least the 1940s, he traveled in sandals and wore shoulder-length hair and beard, and white robes. He camped out below the first L in the Hollywood Signabove Los Angeles and studied Oriental mysticism. He slept outdoors with his family and ate vegetables, fruits, and nuts. He claimed to live on three dollars per week. in 1959, he began recording instrumental music, which combined his signature somber tones with exotic arrangements and "primitive rhythms". He often performed bongo, flute, and poetry gigs at beat coffeehouses in the Los Angeles area. in 1960, he recorded his only solo LP, Eden's Island for Del-Fi Records. This mixed beatnik poetry with exotica arrangements. ahbez promoted the album through a coast-to-coast walking tour making personal appearances, but it sold poorly. This wonderful piece of unique music is now available again with a silk-screen hand printed new cover. The record has been remastered. in fine, 'Surf Rider', an additional song from the original record session has been added to the B-side.
This vinyl record is available only in limited quantities.
180 Gram Audiophile pressing
This record is pressed onto 180 grams of black audiophile grade vinyl. The heavier weight steadies the record and ensures consistency in pressing and promises the highest fidelity reproduction of the source recording.
Each record is protected within its record sleeve by a white vellum anti-dust sleeve.
All items are shipped brand-new and unopened in original packaging. Every record is shipped in original factory-applied shrink wrap and has never been touched by human hands.