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.
All songs written and composed by Robbie Robertson, unless otherwise noted.
Bonus tracks from 2001 CD re-release
||"Twilight (single version)"
||"Georgia on My Mind (alternate take)" (Carmichael, Gorrell)
- Rick Danko – bass guitar, vocals
- Levon Helm – drums, vocals
- Garth Hudson – organ, synthesizer, accordion, piccolo, tenor, alto, and baritone saxophones
- Richard Manuel – acoustic and electric pianos, vocals
- Robbie Robertson – guitars, vocals
- Additional musicians
- Ed Anderson – engineering
- Neil Brody – engineering
- Rob Fraboni – engineering
- Nat Jeffrey – engineering