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American Pie

Don McLean

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1
American Pie
Don McLean
8:34
2
Till Tomorrow
Don McLean
2:15
3
Vincent
Don McLean; Gene Orloff
4:01
4
Crossroads
Don McLean
3:40
5
Winterwood
Don McLean
3:11
6
Empty Chairs
Don McLean
3:28
7
Everybody Loves Me, Baby
Don McLean
3:35
8
Sister Fatima
Don McLean
2:34
9
The Grave
Don McLean
3:14
10
Babylon
Don McLean
1:41
Total Playing Time    36:13
Billboard 200 - #1, 1971
UK Albums Chart - #3, 1971
Billboard Hot 100 - #1, 1972 - American Pie
UK Singles Chart - #1, 1972 - Vincent

Grammy nomination - Song of the Year, 1972 - American Pie

"... destined to become a classic. It is McLean at his very best ... he's a painter of images. A weaver of stories and feelings. A monumental architect who, in verse and music, creates experiences ... there are 10 new McLean masterpieces in the grooves ... will soon be hailed as a musical landmark ... if you're looking for fresh, original untapped talent, turn on to Don McLean. And do it now."
- Circus

"... taken the country by storm ... everybody I know has been talking excitedly about it since first hearing ... a brilliant song ... a song of the year ... if you've ever cried because of a rock & roll band or album, or lain awake nights wondering or sat up talking through the dawn about 'our music' and what it all means and where it's all going and why, if you've ever kicked off your shoes to dance or wished you had the chance, if you ever believed in rock & roll, you've got to have this album."
- Rolling Stone

Without a doubt one of the most analyzed, interpreted and debated songs in music history, American Pie propelled Don McLean to the top of the charts and made him a household name around the world. Now legendary, the Grammy-nominated epic was named the number five song of the 20th century by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in a 2001 survey. Not to be overlooked, the Van Gogh-inspired track Vincent was another major hit from this album, topping the UK Singles Chart and peaking at number 12 in the US.
192 kHz / 24-bit and 96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Capitol Records Studio Masters

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