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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 the a similar melody and rhythm to King Crimson’s “Cadence and Cascade”, with different lyrics. The album is also notable in that it contains a guest appearance by Steve Winwood, playing organ and piano on “Turnham Green.” Winwood’s group Traffic were also working on John Barleycorn Must Die at Island Studios at the same time. Some instrumental passages on this album are actually quite similar to the sound Traffic would become famous for at the peak of their fame in the early 1970’s. Original Pasted U.S. Hardboard Sleeve – Gatefold