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Facing Future


Download links and information about Facing Future by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole. This album was released in 1993 and it belongs to Rock, World Music genres. It contains 15 tracks with total duration of 56:20 minutes.

Artist: Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Release date: 1993
Genre: Rock, World Music
Tracks: 15
Duration: 56:20
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No. Title Length
1. Hawai'i '78 Introduction 5:05
2. Ka Huila Wai 3:18
3. 'Ama'ama 2:11
4. Panini Pua Kea 3:06
5. Take Me Home Country Road 4:56
6. Kuhio Bay 3:29
7. Ka Pua U'i 2:53
8. White Sandy Beach of Hawai'i 2:37
9. Henehene Kou 'Aka 4:20
10. La 'Elima 3:39
11. Pili Me Ka'u Manu 2:32
12. Maui Hawaiian Sup'pa Man 3:52
13. Kaulana Kawaihae 4:00
14. Somewhere Over the Rainbow / What a Wonderful World 5:07
15. Hawai'i '78 5:15



Before his death in 1997, from complications due to his excessive weight (occasionally topping 750 pounds), Israel Kamakawiwo'ole was the most popular singer in Hawaii. The rest of the world got to know him because of his haunting cover of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." This album shows it to be just a taste of his talent. Facing Future was his love song to the islands he called home, an expression of hope that Hawaii's native culture would thrive and grow, and not be swallowed by commercialism and gentrification. Even if you sense crashing surf and swaying palms in the music, moments that might seem as plastic as swizzle sticks in another artist's hands resonate here with truth and pride. With his signature ukulele and a perfectly pitched tenor, Iz created music here so beautiful even his Hawaiian ancestors still cry tears of joy. So will you.