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American Pie & Other Hits
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
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Great artist, but unforgivable CD error
Mark Morris | Austin, TX USA | 06/25/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I was furious when I bought this CD! To add to what has already been said, I owned the 45 way back when, and there was NOT a "single" version of the song "American Pie". The whole 8+ minutes was on the 45 record, unedited, but split between side A and side B (and labeled part one and part two). Only part one, the FIRST HALF of the song, is on this CD. Really unbelievable. The rest of the songs are really good, but, as has been said, don't even bother listening to the title track!"
An inexpensive CD for priceless songs
Tina Lewis Rowe | Mile High City | 02/20/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Yes, this is not a definitive collection--and American Pie is not its full length--but look at the cost for so many other greats! I bought it solely for "And I Love You So" and am satisfied. DM performs that song better than anyone else. For those who love romance it should be a staple. "If We Try" is wonderful as a "getting to know you" song. "Everyday" is a great version of the standard--and an upbeat message to someone you're loving more and more all the time.
Way back in the 80s I was talking to a very good and versatile lounge performer. He said he hated being asked for American Pie, Castles in the Air, Vincent and other McLean songs because they took way too much talent and effort--and he knew he didn't have it at that level. He said, "I can fake a lot of others, but nothing of Don McLean's." Even a limited--but reasonably priced--McLean CD will prove his wisdom."
cenco | Oregon USA | 08/26/2006
(1 out of 5 stars)
"American Pie and Other Hits contains the original version of "Castles in the Air". If you seek this 1970 version of "Castles" you will not be disappointed.
If you are looking for the full length version of "American Pie", this CD falls short.