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Israel Kamakawiwo`ole

Israel Kamakawiwo`ole

Israel Kamakawiwo`ole

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Israel Kamakawiwo`ole - Facing Future Artist: Israel Kamakawiwo`ole
Title: Facing Future
Category: Contemporary

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Catalog #: CD21

Listen to Real Audio audio icon and/or MP3 mp3 sample samples of songs with icons

1. Hawai`i '78 (introduction) - mp3 sample
2. Ka Huila Wai - mp3 sample
3. `Ama`ama - mp3 sample
4. Panini Pua Kea - mp3 sample
5. Take Me Home Country Road - mp3 sample
6. Kuhio Bay - mp3 sample
7. Ka Pua U`i - mp3 sample
8. White Sandy Beach of Hawai`i - audio icon - mp3 sample
9. Henehene Kou `Aka - mp3 sample
10. La `Elima - mp3 sample
11. Pili Me Ka`u Manu - mp3 sample
12. Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man - mp3 sample
13. Kaulana Kawaihae - mp3 sample
14. Somewhere Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World - audio icon - mp3 sample
15. Hawai`i '78 - audio icon - mp3 sample

More Israel Kamakawiwo`ole titles...
Best Of IZIZ: In ConcertAlone In IZ WorldWonderful World
Ka `AnoiFacing FutureE Ala E'N Dis Life

Performing with The Makaha Sons Of Ni`ihau... Na Mele Henoheno Vol. 1Na Mele Henoheno Vol. 2Live At Hank's PlacePuana Hou Me Ke AlohaHo'ola • Makaha Bash 3 • Ho'oluanaUnforgettable

Israel's Video selections... IZ: The Man Behind The Music (DVD)Hot Hawaiian Nights (DVD)Island Music, Island Hearts (DVD)Island Music, Island Hearts Video (VHS)

Israel is also included on the following compilations... Best Of Hawaiian Style BandMusic From The Islands Of AlohaFifty Greatest Hawai`i Albums Of All TimeIsland RootsMea Makamae

Facing the Future is the album that made Israel Kamakawiwo`ole a superstar and legend among Hawaiians and Hawaiians at heart.

It is the first album to present a mix of styles of music to both entertain and intrigue the listener - from the sadness of changes in Hawaii 78 to "take me home to Makaha" the album continually changes pace and genre. The lyrical love song "White Sandy Beach" is one IZ returns to after singing it with Makaha Sons of Niihau on Ho'oluana (CD #14) but this album reaches the song's heights and potential.

Used in the new movie with Brad Pitt, Meet Joe Black, Finding Forrester and in the popular E Toys commercial, the dreamy "Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" tells more about IZ's hopeful vision for humanity than his later "MY WAY" type song "N DIS LIFE" in the album by that name.(CD #29). "Maui Sup'pa Man" is most requested by children, and is the myth story for this IZ reveals his formula (or Jack De Mello's?) - always vary the pace: teach, tease, joke and inspire, and tug the heartstrings with pride, passion, sadness, and joy. It is all here - the best album I think, that IZ produced."

Biography: Wikipedia
Tribute: Honolulu Star-Bulletin

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