I keep coming back to this album and then I can't stop listening to it - especially the last track.
Don McLean will always be remembered for writing "American Pie" and "Vincent", but there has always been more to him than those two songs. Those, and others like "Castles In The Air", "Wonderful Baby" and Crossroads" show just what a majestic songwriter he is, whilst at the same time other tracks, notably "Everyday" and (my all-time favourite of his) Roy Orbison's "Crying" demonstrate that he interpretes other people's material wonderfully.
"Crying", which deservedly went soaring to the top of the UK charts, is a fantastic rendition of an already fantastic song (Orbison really did know how to write brilliant, sad songs). It is the perfect choice to have as the final track.
I suspect Don McLean really could have been an even bigger star, but the ordinary people who like his kind of music know just how sensational he is.
If you want an album by McLean, this is the one to buy.