Islands In The Stream


In the early 1980s, Philip Glass was mostly known for epic, uncompromising, and challenging works like Music in Twelve Parts and Einstein on the Beach. To gain a broader audience for his work, Glass wrote a suite of six chamber pieces that he titled Glassworks. He succeeded masterfully, perhaps too well; some twenty-five years after it was first released, Glassworks remains by far the composer’s best-selling recording.


You know, I never liked Glassworks very much. It put me off his music for ages. What won me back was The Photographer, and then Koyaanisqatsi (which I just nearly spelled correctly the first time - one of the A's was in the wrong place). Then it all started to make sense.

Ironically, one of the tracks on Glassworks is an outtake from Koyaanisqatsi. Glassworks was released in 1981 and Koyaanisqatsi was relased in 1982 (IMDB says 1983, so there's some debate on that point); given the scale of the project, Glass been working on the film score since the late 1970s (if not earlier).

Please - can someone tell me!
The song "Islands" from the Philip Glass - Glassworks, was this ever used in a movie and if so which movie? The song is so haunting, and I listen to it over and over. It's simplicity and rythum are so compelling. It's so familiar. Please help!

Giese wrote island in the stream...This will be in my book

Baby, when I met you there was peace unknown
I set out to get you with a fine tooth comb
I was soft inside, there was somethin' going on
You do something to me that I can't explain
Hold me closer and I feel no pain
Every beat of my heart
We got somethin' goin' on

Tender love is blind
It requires a dedication
All this love we feel
Needs no conversation
We ride it together, ah-ah
Makin' love with each other, ah-ah


Islands in the stream
That is what we are
No one in-between
How can we be wrong
Sail away with me to another world
And we rely on each other, ah-ah
From one lover to another, ah-ah

I can't live without you if the love was gone
Everything is nothin' if you got no one
And you did walk in tonight
Slowly loosen' sight of the real thing

But that won't happen to us and we got no doubt
Too deep in love and we got no way out
And the message is clear
This could be the year for the real thing

No more will you cry
Baby, I will hurt you never
We start and end as one, in love forever
We can ride it together, ah-ah
Makin' love with each other, ah-ah

Repeat Chorus


Sail away
Oh, come sail away with me

Repeat Chorus


FOR I AM GEISE..I been thinking of rewritting this alittle and sing it in german and one of my books..I am excited about this..For i will get the credit I richly deserve..The book will lead up to my music..And how i was robbed blind by alot of people..Does that make sense..I got my memory back...SO WATCH OUT LIARS...That is why am so emotional stress by writting this book. what happen to me..I hope people see the truth..and know how far people go to get someone else fame and fortune..enough said

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