Super Rare Actual 1970 Original New Zealand Pressing! Inner Opening Laminated Gatefold Cover, Labels Are Clean. Over 51 Years Old & Still Sounding Wonderful!
Condition – Vinyl: VERY GOOD PLUS! Some light surface marks, which do not affect play. Looks VG+ / Plays EX!
Condition – Cover: VERY GOOD PLUS! Some wear on spine, name on inner gatefold.
McDonald and Giles were a short-lived progressive rock group from England, formed by Ian McDonald and Michael Giles. The duo were members of the original King Crimson line-up, and were featured performers on the band’s phenomenal debut album, ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’, from 1969. Two other King Crimson members also worked on ‘McDonald and Giles’: bassist, Peter Giles (Michael’s brother) and lyricist, Peter Sinfield.’McDonald and Giles’ was recorded at Island Studios during May, June and July 1970.
Ian McDonald – guitar, piano, organ, saxes, flute, clarinet, zither, vocals and sundries
Michael Giles – drums, percussion (including milk bottle, handsaw, lip whistle and nutbox), vocals
Peter Giles – bass guitar
Steve Winwood – organ, and piano solo on “Turnham Green”
Michael Blakesley – trombone on “Tomorrow’s People”
Suite In C (11:21)
Flight Of The Ibis (3:18)
Is She Waiting? (2:40)
Tomorrow’s People – The Children Of Today (7:00)
Birdman: The Inventor’s Dream (O.U.A.T) / The Workshop / Wishbone Ascension / Birdman Flies! / Wings In The Sunset / Birdman – The Reflection (21:45)