Like other great artists who've passed to the great beyond, Iz somehow keeps releasing music. A new album just out commemorates the 10th anniversary of his death by remixing his vocals with backing by a full orchestra. Is it an enhancement of his remarkably warm vocals, or a travesty of greedy marketing? I'm not convinced that it's an improvement -- are violins really needed to enhance a fine ukulele? But listen and judge for yourself.
[mp3] Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole:
from the album Wonderful World