Offered for sale is a Japanese copy of McDonald and Giles, the only album by former King Crimson members Ian McDonald and Michael Giles, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of McDonald and Giles is a 1974 Japanese pressing on the Atlantic label of an album that was originally released in 1970.
The obi and catalog numbers are the same as the original release, but the price on this copy is ¥2300, rather than ¥2000 on the original.
The cover is M-. The obi is M-. The insert is M-.
The disc is M- and has a single spindle mark on the side two label. Other than that, it looks like new.
A beautiful copy of a scarce (and pretty good) progressive rock LP.
Background: Released in 1970, McDonald and Giles was the only album by former King Crimson members Ian McDonald and Michael Giles. The band included Peter Giles, who had played in the pre-King Crimson band Giles, Giles & Fripp.
As far as we know, the album did not chart.
Following the meltdown of the original King Crimson lineup, Ian McDonald and Michael Giles brought brother Peter Giles back, which helps to account, in some ways, for the resemblance of this album to the 1968 Giles, Giles & Fripp recordings — though the songs here tend to go on at some length, combining prog rock’s traits of length and multiple sections with some of the lighter feel of the GG&F days. The 20-minute “Birdman” tends toward self-indulgence, while “Tomorrow’s People – The Children of Today” loses focus halfway and spends the next four minutes being a blithering — if pretty — musical idiot. The main attraction is really the performances turned in by McDonald and the Giles brothers — they all sound fabulous, even when waffling musically, while Michael Giles has a unique drum tone that never has been duplicated.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1974|