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Many people who would not normally listen to the music of Don McLean will be purchasing this CD, simply out of a curiosity generated by Madonna's recent version of 'American Pie'.
Such people will find Don McLean to be a song-writer of many classics and will be surprised to find other McLean #1 hits such as 'Crying' (from 1980) and 'Vincent' (1972). The version of...
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This is a better selection than The (alleged) Best of, mainly because it contains the track Respectable. But in an ideal world, you'd be better off buying (at greater expense) Tapestry and the original American Pie. You'd get less dross (Everyday, Mountains O'Mourne, anyone?), the indispensable Orphans of Wealth, and a superior (faster) version of Castles in the Air...
Published on 18 April 2012 by Alex (no relation)


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album., 26 Mar 2013
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Pretty much every single song on this album is brilliant. It is one of the most satisfying albums I have ever bought.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Listening!, 17 Feb 2013
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One very happy Daddy ( and 5 year old!).
Lots of easy listening going on in our household.
Product arrived in great condition and very quickly.
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4.0 out of 5 stars American Pie, 28 Jan 2013
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This is about one of his best albums. But for me, it's American Pie that makes it - no other recording of this track comes anywhere near it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Very Best of DonMcLean, 22 Jan 2013
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Fabulous songs, all his classics are here to listen to. Wish Amazon would pay their UK tax so we could all shop with a clearer conscience.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Poetry in motion!, 22 Jan 2013
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To quote the words of Vincent: 'A long, long time ago, I can still remember..........' how I used to play and play this LP over and over; yes, before the days of the handy CDs! Containing the iconic American Pie, these really are the very best of a whole era which evoke touching memories. Even for those who did not live through those times, it is still a must have with Don Maclean's unique, voice uttering every word so crystal clear!
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5.0 out of 5 stars don mclean cd, 29 Nov 2012
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excellent delivery ,a brilliant cd ,would reccomend to anyone interested in this genre of music.probably the best of all the songs he recorded
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5.0 out of 5 stars 1000s of words-here's a few more, 3 Oct 2012
An American radio station did a program which explained every verse of the song American Pie.This can be seen on the Internet and is probably the most accurate one of all about a song which made little sense to anyone with no knowledge of the 50s and 60s.Don McClean was not of much help when asked about the lyrics but its no doubt a very clever song which he left open to others to interpret.
Thus I found it quite ridiculous that the song should be revived by Mad Donna and not only that but topping the charts-McClean just missed in the U K making No 2
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5.0 out of 5 stars American Pie, 15 Aug 2012
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An excellent collection of songs from one of music's truly great song writers - wholly recommended for any music lover's collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good collection, 5 Aug 2012
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Unfortunately, I am old enough to have an original American Pie LP and have always rated Don Maclean's music. This is a good collection of his songs and some covers. Some of these a bit dated now, like Birthday Song and Fools Paradise, sounding very 60's, but there are some great classics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars american pie, 28 Jun 2012
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It hasn't got all the tracks of the original tape which I hoped to replace with the cd but I was still pleased with it
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