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One of the great singer-songwriter albums of all time is back. Essential? You bet!
There's an old quote of St. Theresa's that goes something like, "More tears are shed over answered prayers than those that remain unanswered." In other words, be careful what you wish for--you just might get it. Don McLean, like any other singer-songwriter, no doubt wanted a hit, or some degree of success. "American Pie" gave him that and more. McLean's ode to Buddy Holly began with a folky intro that sounded like a protest song. Almost nine minutes later the song finally ends. Sure the song's poetic, sure it's a touching tribute, and sure, it's undeniably a classic. But it also became the bane of McLean's existence for many years as it was the only one of his songs that people wanted to hear. American Pie the album sold well on the strength of the title track, and even propelled the comparatively weak "Vincent" into the Top 20. A fine release rooted in folk, American Pie is a classic, whether anyone actually pays attention to the other songs or not. The 2003 reissue includes two bonus tracks"Mother Nature" and "Aftermath." --Steve Gdula
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My favorite songs are the most popular two: American Pie and Vincent. But I like them all. Like so much music I enjoyed during my formative years in the late 60's and early 70's listening to Don McLean brings out much of the memories and feelings of those times. All the world seemed full of possibility and American Pie was an important part of my soundtrack.
If there is a list of must hear albums from the 60s and 70s I am sure American Pie is on it and rightly so in my opinion.
I can't help but give American Pie 5 stars. I hope this helps someone!