Island In The Sun - The Harry Belafonte Hits Collection 1953-1962
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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.
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In 2017, Belafonte released the album When Colors Come Together: The Legacy of Harry Belafonte for his 90th birthday with the intention of fostering racial harmony, which included a new version of "Island in the Sun" titled "When Colors Come Together (Our Island in the Sun)" performed by a multi-ethnic children choir. Island In The Sun" was the title song for a controversial 1957 film about race relations and interracial romance. At a campaign rally Maxwell first publicly embraces his newfound bi-racial identity, but is jeered by a black crowd egged on by David, which rejects his embrace. But back in the mid-50s he was, for a couple of years, just about the most popular and successful singer in the world, widely known as 'The King Of Calypso'. Denis Archer ( John Justin), the governor's aide-de-camp and want-to-be novelist, becomes smitten by Margot Seaton ( Dorothy Dandridge), a mixed-race beauty seeking to better her position in life through hard work over irrepressible feminine charm.
Jocelyn learns she is pregnant by Euan, but, with a title and seat in the House of Lords lying ahead for him, does not wish to burden him with a child of mixed race. 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.Brought up on an ‘island in the sun’, Jamaica, Belafonte’s career as one of the predominant musical figures of the time is surveyed on Retrospective’s “Island In The Sun”.