I have been a Don McLean fan since 1971, and had the honor to see him live in concert. If you are a fan of American Pie, which is great, but not the only thing the man has done, this is the CD to start out with. The first CD contains all of his hits, but the second one explores the true talent of this under rated atist. Mother Nature is worth the price of the CD alone, but there are many other great rarities on the second CD. Buy this CD and enjoy the great talent of Mr. McLean!