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McDonald & Giles


Crossover Prog

3.38 | 157 ratings

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3 stars There are two albums with two Giles that are sort of the bread on the outside to the filling of a sandwich that's filling is In The Court Of The Crimson King. One is The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles Giles And Fripp and the other McDonald and Giles (shouldn't this have been McDonald and Gileses or something? I guess they didn't want to call it Giles Giles and McDonald.)

This is the one piece of the breads I favor the least. It's proggier than TCIOGGAF, but I found that one to be more fun to listen to. Giles reunited with Giles and peeled off Ian McDonald from KC, but they didn't achieve the magic of ITCOTCK and King Crimson didn't manage to really get their mojo back until Larks Tongues In Aspic. I still have a lot of love for those albums by KC that came in between, though.

Those who are familiar with King Crimson around this time might recognize the melody used in Cadence and Cascade, which was used in Flight Of The Ibis.

It's been remastered and released in HDCD, so unless you're a vinyl fanatic there's a good CD version available.

Interesting front cover, I didn't know that either one of the Gileses or McDonald was actually a woman.

Slartibartfast | 3/5 |


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