McDonald & Giles - McDonald & Giles
McDonald and Giles is an album of music released by British musicians Ian McDonald and Michael Giles in 1971. McDonald and 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. Both left the group at the end of its first North American tour in 1969. Although McDonald and Giles remains popular among King Crimson fans, its commercial success was limited. The duo did not record a second album.
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 album contains a guest appearance by Steve Winwood, playing organ and piano on "Turnham Green."
Michael Giles' drum solo in "Tomorrow's People - The Children of Today" has been sampled by a number of hip-hop artists, most notably the Beastie Boys, on the track Body Movin' from the album Hello Nasty.
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