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American Pie
Don Mclean
American Pie
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #1

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...  more »

      

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All Artists: Don Mclean
Title: American Pie
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Capitol
Original Release Date: 1/1/1971
Re-Release Date: 6/24/2003
Album Type: Original recording reissued, Original recording remastered, Extra tracks
Genres: Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Contemporary Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Soft Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724358427929

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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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So many great songs on one CD!