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  • Audio CD (8 Dec. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Beat Goes On Records
  • ASIN: B0000011NU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,880 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond) 1:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. Great Big Man 3:15£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Tangled (Like A Spider In Her Hair) 3:38£0.99  Buy MP3 
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 26 Jun. 2000
Format: Audio CD
For my money, there are several songs on this CD as good as if not better than "American Pie"... The title song, for example, an evocative tribute to the hoboes of the American depression, refuses to leave the memory. There are beautiful love songs ("Winter has me in its Grip", "Tangled"), a humorous epic ballad ("Legend of Andrew McCrew")and even barber-shop style harmonies ("Crying in the Chapel"). A memorable journey through America's folk roots, with the added bonus of McLean's thoughtful lyrics.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 27 Nov. 2014
Format: Audio CD
Don McLean albums are often hit and miss affairs ("Homeless Brother" is no different) - but possessed of a way with melody that few artists have - when New York State Don hits that sweet spot the results are gorgeous and often impossibly moving. Back in 1994 Britain's Beat Goes On remastered much of his United Artists album catalogue from the Seventies - and this 1974 offering is one of those hidden nuggets. Here are the details...

Originally released November 1994 (reissued in December 2008) - Beat Goes On BGOCD 247 (Barcode 5017261202475) is a straightforward transfer of his 5th album "Homeless Brother" released November 1974 in the UK on United Artists UAG 29646 (38:26 minutes):

1. Winter Has Me In It's Grip
2. La La Love You
3. Homeless Brother
4. Sunshine Life For Me (Sail Away Raymond)
5. The Legend Of Andrew McCrew
6. Wonderful Baby
7. You Have Lived
8. Great Big Man
9. Tangled (Like A Spider In Her Hair)
10. Crying In The Chapel
11. Did You Know

The 12-page booklet has typically excellent liner notes by JOHN TOBLER (dated 1994) followed by song lyrics and musician credits. The remaster was done at Sound Mastering (then in Cambridge) and is beautifully clean with only minor hiss issues on the very quietest of songs (doesn't say who did what). It's a top notch transfer.

McLean is a fantastic lyricist painting images that are so vivid - in "Lonesome Brother" we get "it was just a drunken hobo, dancin' circles in the night, pourin' whisky on the headstones in the blue moonlight..." and in "You Have Lived" he admires a social outcast "confined by fashion and peer...I love you for your courage in this frighten atmosphere...
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By miel22 on 20 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
I wish I'd never got rid of my vinyl copy all those years ago. (I was having a general clear- out at the time owning to space accommodation issues- surely some records like this one could have stayed- However, during clear out session recall was getting rid of anything borderline. This album compared to others at the time had a more produced sound, & & I was into the fresh ,raw & real.). There are certainly some forgettable tracks on this album. However, some great ones too:
Winter has me in it's Grip -forgot this was on this album- a little out of place- beautiful sensitive song
Andrew McCrew- a long song , but a memorable, worthy one
Wonderful Baby- I did not like this first time around , when heard it back then in teens. I believe Fred Astaire recorded it- perhaps DMcL may have found this not so complimentary,but for myself- Fred Astaire, although in a different genre, was ace, & always felt good when watching,listening to him - another fine track;
Crying in the Chapel made me laugh when heard it first time- not 100% sure it's meant to invoke that response! but seems to me a bit OTT gospel song sitting here on this record. Anyway a response is a good response & would sing along to this smiling :D
I can recall from few decades ago GREAT BIG MAN; vaguely recalL TANGLED;& of course the title track HOMELESS BROTHER.
In summary, a mixed content album, breaking away from what was previous output.However, a mixed bag with no clear feeling to it.No doubt something was intended but it never came across strong enough.
Still owing to tracks mentioned very much regret getting rid of album in that rash clear out of some decades before !
If at a reasonable price , listen to this album - it does have some little gems.
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An amazing variety in songwriting from Don McLean. Superbly sung and played. "Homeless brother" is a classic song to my ears. A gem from the 70s.
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