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n. (plural of island English) vb. (en-third-person singular of island English)

Islands (King Crimson album)

Islands is the fourth studio album by English band King Crimson, released in December 1971 on record label Island. Islands would be the last King Crimson studio album before the group's trilogy of Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Starless and Bible Black and Red. It's also the last to feature the lyrics of Peter Sinfield.

The album received a mixed response from critics.

Islands (The Band album)

Islands is the seventh studio album by the Canadian- American rock group the Band. Released in 1977 to mixed reviews, it is the final studio album from the group's original lineup.

Primarily composed of previously unreleased songs from the Band's career (including their 1976 cover of " Georgia on My Mind", which was recorded to aid Jimmy Carter in his presidential bid), Islands was released to fulfill the group's contract with Capitol Records, so that the soundtrack to their film The Last Waltz could be released on Warner Bros. Records. In the CD liner notes, Robbie Robertson compares the album to the Who's Odds & Sods.

Islands (Mike Oldfield album)

Islands is the 11th album by Mike Oldfield, released in 1987 by Virgin. Guest singers on the album are Bonnie Tyler, Kevin Ayers, Anita Hegerland and Jim Price. A different track list and cover was used for the American edition.

Islands (band)

Islands is an indie rock band formed in 2005 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and currently based in Los Angeles, California.

Islands (restaurant)

Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks (also known as Islands) is a casual dining restaurant chain that specializes in hamburgers and specialty drinks, fries that are made fresh every day, with a tropical theme. Despite its hamburger and fries "specialty", various other types of food are offered.

Entrees such as tacos, chicken sandwiches, and multiple entree salads, are available, as well as appetizers, including cheddar fries, chips and salsa, spinach-artichoke dip, and a choice of two major desserts; a fudge brownie ice cream sundae known as the "Chocolate Lava," and a coffee ice cream mud pie, "Kona Pie." Islands is known for catering to the requests of its guests, and many changes to their menu have been made at customer suggestion. Examples include including a small order of Islands' fries with any burger (or chicken or tuna sandwich), offering low-calorie entrees to promote lighter eating, and personal-sized desserts.

Islands (Kajagoogoo album)

Islands is the second album by the British pop band Kajagoogoo, released on 21 May 1984 on the EMI label. This was the band's first album without lead vocalist Limahl; who had been fired by the band in mid-1983 and went on to pursue a solo career. Bass player Nick Beggs, already the group's main backing singer, took over lead vocal duties, and also wrote the lyrics. The album was co-produced by the band themselves, now a four-piece group, along with Colin Thurston, who had also produced their debut, White Feathers. It is the final album to-date to feature founding drummer Jez Strode.

The album did not sell as well as its predecessor, peaking at no.35 in the UK Albums Chart. The album's first single, "Big Apple", reached no.8 in the UK, but subsequent singles were less successful with "The Lion's Mouth" peaking at no.25, and "Turn Your Back on Me" reaching no.47.

In the U.S., the band had renamed themselves as Kaja and Islands was released as a mini-LP titled Extra Play. It contained only seven tracks (five from the album and two bonus remixes), and peaked at no.185 on the Billboard 200. On the U.S. edition, the version of "Turn Your Back on Me" was different from the original UK version, having been remixed by Steve Thompson and Michael Barbiero. This remix was released as a single in the U.S., and reached Number 2 on the dance charts.

In 2004, the original UK album was remastered and reissued on CD with seven bonus tracks.

Islands (Mike Oldfield song)

"Islands" is a single by musician Mike Oldfield and features Bonnie Tyler on vocals. The single was released in 1987 and is from the album of the same name, Islands. Andy Mackay Played the oboe on "Islands".

Islands (regional unit)

Islands is one of the regional units of Greece. It is part of the region of Attica. The regional unit covers the Saronic Islands, a small part of the Peloponnese peninsula, and a few islands off the eastern Peloponnese coast.

Islands (film)

Islands ( Italian: Isole) is an Italian drama film released in 2011, directed by Stefano Chiantini and starring Asia Argento.

The film was presented in world première at the Toronto International Film Festival 2011, then at the Festival de Cine Italiano in Madrid, at the London Italian Film Festival 2012 and at the Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2012 in Sydney.

Islands (barony)

Islands is a barony located in County Clare, Ireland. This ancient unit of land division is in turn divided into five civil parishes.

Islands (The Mary Onettes album)

Islands is the second studio album from Swedish dream pop band The Mary Onettes. The album was released on 3 November 2009 in the United States, and a day later in Sweden. The album had to be re-recorded from scratch after lead singer Philip Ekström stated on the band's official website, "...I basically lost every song I've ever recorded with The Mary Onettes. My hard drive with all my music was stolen in my car one fine afternoon in Stockholm, the very same fine afternoon we came home from our US tour, the very same day I was feeling thrilled to come home and start the process of finishing our new album. Of course I had made a backup copy on my computer at home. But for some reason a power failure in the building made that hard drive collapse too. Unbelievable. I was speechless for days." The band played the Primavera Sound Festival in Spain in May 2008, and reconvened in the studio to start the recording process again in September.

The band's Dare EP was released in April 2009, intended as a sampler of the Islands album. It featured two album tracks ("Dare" and "God Knows I Had Plans") and an exclusive non-album track ("Kicks"). Ekström said of the album's name: "The title Islands came up because I see the tracks on the album as small islands in different shapes and forms where every song is like a record of it's very own. Johan on Labrador Records suggested the same title without having heard me mentioning the idea, so that was a coincidence too good not to pursue. The songs are almost too personal and I've had a hard time playing them for friends. It's like all I want to do is keep them to myself."

Islands (The xx song)

"Islands" is a song recorded by English indie pop band The xx for their self-titled debut studio album. Written by band-members Jamie Smith, Oliver Sim, Romy Madley Croft and then-member Baria Qureshi, "Islands" is a dark and simple indie pop track. It also contains influences from house music and features instrumentation from guitars and synthesizers. Croft and Sim, who provided vocals in the track, sing about themes related to loyalty and love. "Islands" was released on 26 October 2009 as the third single from the album by Young Turks in 7-inch single and digital download formats. In March 2010, the song was re-released as a 12-inch single.

Upon its release, "Islands" received critical acclaim from music critics, many of whom praised Croft and Sim's vocal delivery. It was ranked at number 28 by music publication NME on their list of "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years". The song became the band's highest peaking single in the United Kingdom after it reached number 34 on the UK Singles Chart. It also peaked at number three on the UK Indie Chart. An accompanying music video for "Islands" was directed by Saam Farahmand, and consists of numerous tracking shots that show six dancers performing a dance routine around the members of the band. Every different shot features a slight change in the expression, gestures, and movement of the dancers and band-members. Critics complimented the concept of the video, and felt it was representative of The xx's musical style. The band performed the song live at the iTunes Festival in 2010 and it was also included on the setlist of their 2010 and 2013 tour.

A cover version of "Islands" was recorded by Colombian singer-songwriter Shakira for inclusion in her ninth studio album Sale el Sol (2010). The cover followed a very similar instrumentation to the original version, but featured a faster tempo and more house elements. Shakira performed the cover live at the 2010 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, Somerset.

Islands (King Crimson song)

"Islands" is the title track of the album of the same name by the progressive rock band, King Crimson, released in 1971. It is the album's closing track.

The song's pastoral, mellow, and quiet feeling (the lyrics talk of a peaceful island) distinguish it from the album's first four tracks.

The fifth track on the album, "Prelude: Song of the Gulls" is a prelude for "Islands". There is also a reference to the track on the lyrics: gaunt granite climbs where gulls wheel and glide.

On the original vinyl of the album, as the song ends, it included a hidden track which in it the band is talking and doing rehearsal of the song. It ends when the band's bassist at the time Boz Burrell counts.

On the 1999 CD versions, the hidden track was removed and ended on the ninth minute. In the 2010 remastered version of the album, the track was edited by Robert Fripp and colleague Steven Wilson, the hidden track was returned but Fripp and Wilson added it the continue of the rehearsal, that in it there is a brass section of the song.

The song, along with others on the album, was performed live on the supporting tour to promote the album. The band stopped performing it after all band members left and Fripp hired new instrumentalists.

Usage examples of "islands".

Tahiti and the islands of the archipelago of the Pomoutous, more than eighteen hundred miles from New Zealand, and more than four thousand five hundred miles from the American coast!

They are frequently met with in Chile, in the Falkland Islands, and in all parts of America traversed by the thirtieth and fortieth parallels.

To my mind, it is quite possible that all these islands, emerging from this vast ocean, are but the summits of a continent, now submerged, but which was above the waters at a prehistoric period.

Clermont-Tonnerre, and numerous other coral islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Columbus will go to discover the islands of Chimborazo, of the Himalayas, or of Mont Blanc, remains of a submerged America, Asia, and Europe.

Island does not resemble the other islands of the Pacific, and a fact of which Captain Nemo has made me cognizant must sooner or later bring about the subversion of its foundation.

When her mission on Tahiti had been accomplished and she was westward bound, among the islands of the Tongan Group, Fletcher Christian, second-in-command of the vessel, raised the men in revolt against Captain William Bligh, whose conduct he considered cruel and insupportable.

Indian canoe and sail to Eimeo or one of them islands to leeward, a good hundred miles from Tahiti.

Young loved the sound of them, which expressed to him the very spirit of rustic domesticity, of the dreamy happiness of the islands, of morning in the dewy bush.

Pia maohi, or wild arrowroot, indigenous to all the volcanic islands of the Pacific, was here, valuable for making the native puddings of which the white men soon grew fond.

Indian women, whilst on the Bounty, on islands scattered all over this ocean, but none to match Moetua for strength and beauty.

And we know so little about your Islands that our actual knowledge is almost nothing at all.

And these further affirm that the islands, as affording the only harbours left available to us in those seas, are necessary to an effective American Navy and Merchant Marine.

Here it will be shown that the Philippine Islands, properly developed, would give us among other tropical products such as sugar, tobacco and hemp, all the rubber we shall ever need, thus delivering the people of the United States from the hands of foreign rubber monopolies.

Usury is the curse of the Islands, and very few are the Filipino fortunes that do not stand upon that base.