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Ian McDonald

Ian McDonald
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Ian McDonald (born 25 June 1946) is an English multi-instrumental musician, best known as a founding member of progressive rock group King Crimson, formed in 1969, and of the hard rock band Foreigner in 1976. He is well known as a rock session musician, predominantly as a saxophonist. He also plays keyboards, flute, vibraphone, and guitar.
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King Crimson — The Elements - 2018 Tour Box King Crimson — The Elements - 2018 Tour Box
(Discipline KCTB18, 2018, 2CD)
John Wetton — The Studio Recordings Anthology, Volume 1 John Wetton — The Studio Recordings Anthology, Volume 1
(Primary Purpose PP004CD, 2015, 2CD)
Judy Dyble — Talking with Strangers Judy Dyble — Talking with Strangers
(Brilliant Music FXTR CD113, 2009, CD)
Jakko M. Jakszyk — The Bruised Romantic Glee Club Jakko M. Jakszyk — The Bruised Romantic Glee Club
(Innerhythmic ICNCD 2007, 2006, 2CD)
Wetton / Downes — Icon Wetton / Downes — Icon
(Epicon iCon-1-CD, 2005/2018, CD)
Steve Hackett — To Watch the Storms Steve Hackett — To Watch the Storms
(Inside Out Music IOMSECD 127, 2003, CD)
Steve Hackett — Darktown Steve Hackett — Darktown
(Camino CAMCD17, 1999, CD)
Ian McDonald — Drivers Eyes Ian McDonald — Drivers Eyes
(Camino CAMCD18, 1999, CD)
Steve Hackett — The Tokyo Tapes Steve Hackett — The Tokyo Tapes
(Camino CAMCD15, 1997, CD)
Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited Steve Hackett — Genesis Revisited
(Reef Recordings SRECD 704, 1996, CD)
Phil Manzanera — Diamond Head Phil Manzanera — Diamond Head
(E.G. Records EGCD 19, 1975/1990, CD)
Fruupp — Modern Masquerades Fruupp — Modern Masquerades
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC2105, 1975/2009, CD)
Fireballet — Night on Bald Mountain Fireballet — Night on Bald Mountain
(Flawed Gems GEM 89, 1975/2012, CD)
King Crimson — Red King Crimson — Red
(Discipline KCSP7, 1974/2009, CD+DVD)
Darryl Way's Wolf — Canis Lupus Darryl Way's Wolf — Canis Lupus
(Esoteric Recordings ECLEC 2065, 1973/2008, CD)
T.Rex — Electric Warrior T.Rex — Electric Warrior
(Reprise 6466-2, 1971/2000, CD)
McDonald and Giles — McDonald and Giles McDonald and Giles — McDonald and Giles
(Virgin CDV2963, 1970/2002, CD)
King Crimson — Epitaph King Crimson — Epitaph
(Discipline DGM9607, 1969/1997, 2CD)
King Crimson — In the Court of the Crimson King King Crimson — In the Court of the Crimson King
(Discipline DGM5009, 1969/2009, 2CD)
Giles > Giles > Fripp — The Brondesbury Tapes Giles > Giles > Fripp — The Brondesbury Tapes
(Voiceprint VP235CD, 1968/2001, CD)

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John Wetton - Battle Lines – Comes a time when folks have to decide if they want to keep following an artist after they stop making music in a particular style – in this case progressive rock. Wetton and many like him...  (1995) » Read more

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Magenta - The Gathering – Magenta’s first live DVD was filmed in their native Wales in 2005 following the tour for the Seven album. Material from the Home album is previewed, though the set is mostly taken from the...  (2007) » Read more

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