Ian McDonald's first solo album appears nearly 20 years after his double-platinum days with Foreigner and practically 30 years to the day after his debut with King Crimson. The record contains the influences of both bands, which isn't surprising since McDonald was a central creative force in both. McDonald also has some fun with his art-rock background, finishing Driver's Eyes with "Let There Be Light," a track co-written with his old King Crimson bandmate Peter Sinfield, which seems to satirize by excess the cosmic consciousness and doom-laden heaviness of In the Court of the Crimson King, et al. Driver's Eyes is a surprisingly complex album, and one that might have charted 25 years ago, when it seemed as though a small but aggressive part of the public was clamoring for any Crimson-related releases. It's still well worth hearing.
Complete your Ian McDonald collection. Drivers Eyes (CD, Album, Unofficial).
Ian McDonald (musician). In 1999, he released a solo album, Drivers Eyes. In 1997, the release of the King Crimson four CD set Epitaph, consisting of rare live recordings of the 1969 version of King Crimson, renewed interest in the early Crimson material. Out of that interest, the 21st Century Schizoid Band was formed in 2002 and several tours and live albums have followed.
Ian McDonald is synonymous with both King Crimson and Foreigner so it's of little surpirse that elements from both bands splatter this solo release. McDonald's vocals are an acquired taste and for that reason the best moments are when John Wetton, Lou Gramm, Michael Giles and Gary Brooker assume those duties, not to say that Ian McDonald can't hold a tune but he's a little thin with a limited range. The music is not overly challenging but makes for a pleasant listen and one for the car during an interstate journey.
Album by Ian McDonald. You Are a Part of Me. Sax Fifth Avenue. Saturday Night In Tokyo. Straight Back To You. If I Was. Demimonde. MusicBrainz: Drivers Eyes.
Ian Mcdonald If I Was - Drivers Eyes (1999). Ian Mcdonald Let There Be Light - Drivers Eyes (1999). Ian Mcdonald Forever And Ever - Drivers Eyes (1999). all songs . Other listen.
In Your Hands, 04:19. You Are a Part of Me, 05:04. Sax Fifth Avenue, 04:21. Forever and Ever, 05:08. Saturday Night In Tokyo, 02:52.
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Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Dan ColemanBass – Paul OssolaFlute, Flute [Alto], Acoustic Guitar – Ian*Percussion – Steve Holley
|2||In Your Hands
Guitar [Solo] – G. E. Smith*Guitar, Vocals – Ian*Piano – Stephen Gosling
|3||You Are A Part Of Me
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano, Percussion – Ian*Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Dan ColemanDrums – Michael GilesGuitar [Solo] – G. E. Smith*Harmonica – Steve HackettVocals – John Waite
|4||Sax Fifth Avenue
Bass – Paul OssolaGuitar [Solo] – Hugh McCrackenPercussion – Steve Holley Saxophone [Alto], Acoustic Guitar, Electric Piano – Ian*
|5||Forever And Ever
Acoustic Guitar – Maxwell McDonaldFlute, Piano, Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals – Ian*Vocals, Backing Vocals – John Wetton
|6||Saturday Night In Tokyo
Conductor [Strings] – Dan ColemanGuitar [Solo] – G. E. Smith*Guitar, Vocals – Ian*Vocals [Double] – Mitch Weissman
Guitar, Piano – Ian*Harp – Park Stickney
|8||Straight Back To You
Guitar [Solo] – Steve HackettGuitar, Saxophone [Alto] – Ian*Vocals – Lou Gramm
|9||If I Was
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Dan ColemanGuitar [Solo] – Peter FramptonPercussion – Steve Holley Piano, Guitar, Vocals – Ian*Vocals [Double] – Ian Lloyd
Bass, Guitar, Electric Piano, Organ, Alto Saxophone, Percussion, Vocals – Ian*Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Michael Giles
|11||Let There Be Light
Arranged By [Strings] – Ian McDonaldClarinet, Clarinet [Bass], Flute, Clavinet – Ian*Conductor [Strings] – Dan ColemanFlute, Flute [Piccolo] – Immanuel Davis, Keith UnderwoodPercussion – Steve Holley Vocals – Gary Brooker
- Recorded At – RPM Studios
- Recorded At – PIE Studios
- Recorded At – Pilot Recording Studios
- Recorded At – Clinton Recording Studio
- Mixed At – RPM Studios
- Mastered At – Sterling Sound
- Manufactured By – Teichiku Records Co., Ltd.
- Distributed By – Teichiku Records Co., Ltd.
- Bass – Kenny Aaronson (tracks: 2, 3, 5 to 9, 11)
- Design – Harry Pearce
- Drums – Steve Holley (tracks: 1 to 9, 11)
- Engineer [Sound Emporium Engineer] – Justin Niebank
- Mastered By – Greg Calbi
- Mixed By, Engineer, Producer [Associate] – Dominick Maita
- Producer, Mixed By – Ian McDonald
- Synthesizer – Ian* (tracks: 1 to 5, 7 to 11)
NotesStrings recorded at Clinton Recording Studios.
CD comes in transparent jewel case enclosed in slipcase cover.
Strings on Tracks 1, 3, 6, 9, 11:
Violin: Catherine Cho, Louise Owen, Tim Summers, Patricia Sunwoo, Eva Brumeister
Viola: Daniel Panner, Sheila Browne
Cello: Matthew Herren, Alexis Gerlach, Edward Arron
|CAMCD18||Ian McDonald||Drivers Eyes (CD, Album, Sli)||Camino Records||CAMCD18||UK||1999|
|KCJFCD 10990107||Ian McDonald||Drivers Eyes (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Limited Edition||KCJFCD 10990107||Russia||1999|
|RMED00180||Ian McDonald||Drivers Eyes (CD, Album)||Renaissance Records||RMED00180||US||1999|
|CAMCD18||Ian McDonald||Drivers Eyes (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Camino Records||CAMCD18||Russia||1999|