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McDonald & Giles


Crossover Prog

3.36 | 139 ratings

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Sean Trane
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4 stars Although these guys came out of Crimson , this album is not quite as dark (especially in the lyrics dept.) and is altogether happier/lighter than any album of their former band (a good hint of this is the pink girlfriends sleeve ) but that does not mean that this is not worthy of KC. Far away from me the idea. Stevie Winwood makes a good but all too short but brilliant guest appearance on the opening track and is my fave track on here . I find that the two shorter numbers relatively less interesting but Tomorrow People is also great. At times they have Doo-Wop-like harmonies in the singing on this first side. The second side is of course of great interest but only partially successful. The intriguing part is the six min+ section (either Birdman Flies or Wishbone Ascenscion - Hey I am doing this from memory !!) that reminds me a lot of the the middle section of Starless on Red (Mc Donald will guest on that number) that Crimson will release end of 74.

Well worth a listen and the acquisition.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |


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