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  • Audio CD (19 Aug. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00006C790
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 23,953 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  1. Suite In C; including Turnham Green, Here I Am, and others (2002 Digital Remaster)11:15Album Only
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  3. Is She Waiting? (2002 Digital Remaster) 2:36£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. Tomorrow's People - The Children Of Today (2002 Digital Remaster) 7:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Birdman; involving The Inventor's Dream (Q.U.A.T.) (2002 Digital Remaster) 3:53£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Product Description

File KING CRIMSON. Newly remastered! "Lost" 1970 spinoff masterpiece featuring key members Ian McDonald, Peter & Michael Giles and Steve Winwood. If you like "In The Court Of.." try this!

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
After King Crimson's stunning first album, "In the Court of The Crimson King", the group began work on a follow up, titled "In the Wake of Poseidon". During the recording sessions for that album, Ian McDonald left and began work on a planned project with fellow Crimson member, Michael Giles. Giles eventually left Crimson after "Poseidon" and serious work on the new album began. Simply titled "McDonald and Giles", it took alot longer than planned to record, and cost a little more than originally thought of as well. When released by Island Records in 1970 the album was a complete flop, and has not been seriously re-issued until now.
So, if it was such a flop at the time, is it any good? Surprisingly, Yes! The opening 'Suite in C' is excellent, similar to the progressive build up of Crimson's '21st Century Schizoid Man', but also similar to The Beatles' Side two medley on "Abbey Road". Steve Winwood guests on Piano. 'The flight of the Ibis' was apparently the original template for Crimson's 'Cadence and Cascade', and is very similar to it. 'Is She Waiting?' is a little wet, but still pleasant, following it is Michael Giles' sole composition on the album, 'Tomorrow's People', an excellent slice of Hippie thought. On what would have been Side two is the fantastic 20 minute opus 'Birdman', apparently also considered for Crimson's "Poseidon", but not used because it was not ready at the time. The orchestra on this track really contribute well, and the closing movement, titled 'The Reflection' is wonderful.
This musicianship on this album is great, especially Michael Giles' spot on drumming, and Peter Giles' Bass playing, both coming through crystal clear with the remastered sound. The extra sleeve notes are facinating and the whole job has been done with the upmost respect.
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33 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Yellow Delaney on 5 Sept. 2003
Format: Audio CD
There is no doubt that this is essential for fans of early King Crimson and progressive rock in general. The tracks have been remastered well, almost to the standard of the Crimson albums.
My only gripe with this re-issue, and the reason I have dropped a star on the rating, is that they have changed and re-recorded a lyric (one word, I think) on the first track. On the original album, the muse of the piece was described as having a 'pussy' (the word being savoured by the singer, in contrast to the innocent style of the music), whereas in the 21st Century version she now has a far less risque 'kitten'! I find this utterley bizarre, to say the least, and would be interested as to why the duo felt this necessary.
Having said that, the CD re-issue of this too long neglected album is well worth having.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Michael May on 8 Aug. 2003
Format: Audio CD
I waited and waited for this album to be released in 1970 after the success of In The Court of the Crimson King. Ian McDonald appeared to be the mastermind behind the early King Crimson and when he left I eagerly followed his career. To team up with Mike Giles was perfect and it meant these new tracks still had that Crimson style without the harshness of Robert Fripp's influence. The lyrics are by the marvellous Pete Sinfield giving an album centered around the wonderful 'Birdman'. All the selections are great and although I'm now 50 it still brings back memories of DJ Jeff Dexter playing tracks from it at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970. A truly great album that only a few of us have ever been aware of.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 11 Nov. 2002
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What a great CD! The sound is crisp and the music exciting to listen to. "Tomorrow's People" is the standout amongst a fine group of compositions; the drum and bass lead into a wonderful jazz flute that'll keep your toes tapping. "Flight of the Ibis" is one of those ditties that stays in your head all day long with it's simple piano line. The final section, "Birdman," includes fantastic vocal hamonies and great sax and flute solos. MCDONALD & GILES is a must have CD for those who love it when rock and jazz hang out!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. J. Merrick on 16 Oct. 2002
Format: Audio CD
Not every track on "McDonald and Giles" is perfect, but the best ones (e.g. "birdman") are very nearly so! The unbelievable precision of Michael Giles drum work is a pleasure to listen to. Harmony, melody and precise rhythm. If you liked early King Crimson ("In the court of the crimson king" and "In the wake of Poseidon"), you'll like this too.
You might also like to check out the two albums by Giles, Giles and Fripp ("The cheerful insanity of..." and "The Brondesbury tapes").
MacDonald and Giles recently toured the UK (Aug/Sep 2002) as part of the "21st century schizoid band", but I only found out about them after the tour was over. :-( Keep your ears open, as I will, and maybe we'll meet next time they tour? :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anto on 18 Aug. 2011
Format: Audio CD
McDonald and Giles.

I had this originally on vinyl but had not listened to it for about 30 years. Bought the CD and Wow! A definite 10 out of 10 and this is where King Crimson should have gone; music instead of technique. This album stands the acid test of music-the test of time. Its fresh, melodic, exciting and uplifting. It stand easily against "In the Court of the Crimson KIng" and that other great, Procol Harum's "Shine on Brightly". It has that lovely fusion of Rock and Jazz that Crimson had, Jazz timing with rock drive.

The whole thing lasts around 45 minutes, so my advise is a darkened room, a nice bottle of Whiskey( Irish), no interruptions and a broad smile.

Go for it!
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