Giles, Giles & Fripp The Cheerful Insanity Of Giles, Giles & Fripp on Import LP
Originally released in 1968, The Cheerful Insanity of Giles, Giles, & Fripp is, of course, the pre-cursor to King Crimson. Drawing its influence from folk, pop, classical, and religious music, the album is a masterpiece on par with the greatest records that the British psychedelic and progressive movements had to offer. Robert Fripps' guitar work is in top form on "Suite No. 1" and hints at the shape of things to come when in 1969 he and Mike Giles teamed up with Greg Lake and Ian McDonald to form the unparalleled King Crimson.