Originally released in 1960. Eden's Island is a one-off, exotica wonder.
Ahbez evokes a dreamy and innovative seascape, with vibraphones, piano, drifting choruses, and disjointed spoken word. The enigmatic proto-hippie lived off the grid beneath the Hollywood sign, fueled by a raw food diet and dreams of a far-off paradise, scraping a living by writing songs like "Nature Boy" for Nat King Cole. Definitely ahead of its time, this LP is a must for all exotica fans.