Harry Belafonte - Island In The Sun [1957]

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Harry Belafonte - Island In The Sun [1957]

"Island in the Sun" is a song written by Harry Belafonte and Irving Burgie (Lord Burgess), and performed by Harry Belafonte for the 1957 film Island in the Sun and on his 1957 album Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean. In 1962, the song was performed by The Brothers Four on the album In Person/Cross-Country Concert.
The song has also been performed by The Merrymen, José Carreras, The Paragons, Caterina Valente (in German as "Wo Meine Sonne Scheint ") and The Righteous Brothers.
In 1999 the song was adapted into a children's picture book, illustrated with cut-paper collages by Alex Ayliffe and published by Dial Books. The book was an Américas Award commended title and received generally positive reviews.
Bo-Göran Edling wrote lyrics in Swedish, and as De tusen öars land, the song was recorded by the Streaplers, releasing it as a single in October 1969 with En enda kort minut acting as a B-side. and their version also charted at Svensktoppen for 19 weeks between 28 December 1969-4 May 1970, and managed to top the chart. With these lyrics the song was also recorded in 1970 by Nora Brockstedt, by Tage Öst in 1976, and Källströms in 1985 and finally in 2005 by Hans Martin.
With lyrics in Swedish by Margot Borgström, as Sol, öar, vind och hav, the song was also recorded by Schytts on the 1979 album Nya änglalåtar and their version charted for 10 weeks at Svensktoppen between 13 April-24 August 1980, and also managed to top the chart.
The Croatian version sung by Darko Rundek was recorded in 2000 for album U širokom svijetu (rereleased in 2017 on compilation ApoCalypso)

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