McDONALD & GILES ~ SELF TITLED WL PROMO / MONO '71 RARE
McDONALD & GILES ~ SELF TITLED / WHITE LABEL PROMO / MONO VERSION (RELEASED ONLY AS PROMO ) / 1971 / ORIGINAL COTILLION LP 9042 (EX-KING CRIMSON) / W/MONO DJ STICKER /GATEFOLD COVERCONDITION- VINYL : VG (light scratches resulting in surface noise only) / COVER : VG (2" split at bottom center of back cover /light ring wear and edge wear) PLEASE NOTE: THIS LP WAS RELEASED IN MONO ONLY AS A PROMO.THERE WAS NO MONO STOCK COPY. THEREFORE, THE RECORD COMPANY CHOSE TO USE A STEREO COVER AND SLAP A RED STICKER FOR RADIO STATIONS : "d/j copy monaural / Promotional Not For Sale" I HAVE OWNED THIS LP SINCE 1/4/78 (I GUESS I WROTE THE DATE ON THE INSIDE OF THE JACKET OPENING SLIT!) IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FAVORITE AND NEVER IN A MILLION YEARS DID I THINK I WOULD EVER SELL IT! I GOT A RECENT (2003) JAPANESE CD AND I COULDN'T BLIEVE HOW DIFFERENT IT SOUNDED FROM THE MONO MIX. I HAVE SAVED THE MONO MIX FOR MYSELF SO NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO OWN IT AND ADD TO YOUR PROG/CRIMSO COLLECTION. ESSENTIAL!!! ESSENTIAL READING : McDonald and Giles is an album of music released byBritish musicians Ian McDonald and Michael Giles in 1971. The album was first issued on Island Records (ILPS 9126) in the U.K. and in the U.S. as Cotillion (SD 9042), a division of Atlantic Records . The album was recorded at Island Studios between May and July 1970. Although McDonald and Giles remains popular among King Crimson fans, its commercial success was limited. The duo did not record a second album. Ian McDonald and Michael Giles were members of the original King Crimson lineup, and were featured performers on the band's debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King (1969). Both left the group at the end of its first North American tour . Giles appeared on the second King Crimson album, In the Wake of Poseidon (1970), as a session musician. Two other King Crimson members also worked on the album: Peter Giles and Peter Sinfield . The music on McDonald and Giles contains many of the pastoral and musically complex elements of King Crimson, while generally avoiding that band's darker tendencies. The song "Flight of the Ibis" has a similar melody to King Crimson's "Cadence and Cascade", with different lyrics. The album contains a guest appearance by Steve Winwood , playing organ and piano on "Turnham Green." Winwood's group Traffic were working on John Barleycorn Must Die at Island Studios at the same time. Michael Giles' drum solo in "Tomorro)w's People - The Children of Today" has been sampled by a number of rap & hip-hop jokers, notably the Beastie Boys , on the track Body Movin' from the album Hello Nasty . he first CD edition was released in Japan in the early 1990s. It came in both jewel box and paper sleeve versions. This version was the same as the original vinyl but was mastered from a tape copy several generations removed from the original master. In 2002 the group members authorized a revised version of the CD with improved sound. The revised version can be recognized by the use of green lettering on the cover instead of pink. A phrase near the beginning of "Suite In C" has slightly different lyrics. Some of the tracks of the 2002 edition have very minor editing. There are a few slightly different segues in the song "Birdman" and the sections of this song are marked as separate tracks on the CD. Track listing "Suite in C" (Ian McDonald) 11:14 including "Turnham Green", "Here I Am" and others "Flight of the Ibis" (music: Ian McDonald, lyrics: BP Fallon ) 3:11 "Is She Waiting?" (Ian McDonald) 2:36 "Tomorrow's People - The Children of Today" (Michael Giles) 7:00 "Birdman" (music: Ian McDonald, lyrics: Peter Sinfield ) 21:22 involving; "The Inventor's Dream (O.U.A.T.)" "The Workshop" "Wishbone Ascension" "Birdman Flies!" "Wings in the Sunset" "Birdman - The Reflection"
"Suite In C" was written by Ian McDonald in Detroit , Los Angeles and Earls Court between December 1969 and February 1970. "Is She Waiting?" was written in Earls Court in the summer of 1969, between King Crimson...
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