American Pie & Other Hitsby Don McLean
American Pie & Other Hits is a solid, ten-track sampler of Don McLean's career, containing his pair of big hits ("American Pie," "Vincent"), plus the minor hits "Dreidel," "If We Try," and "Castles in the Air." McLean had a few other hits, including a Top Ten cover of Roy Orbison's "Crying," plus some worthwhile album tracks, but for casual fans who just want the hits, this will do nicely.
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Great Album! But I baught the CD for American Pie, not half-American Pie!
American Pie is one of the greatest hit songs in music history...how can any CD that claims to include American Pie not play it in it's entirety? An 8 minute & 33 second song chopped down to 4 minutes!!!!!!!!!!! That's 4 minutes!!! Image my dismay and great disappointment as I was singing along to the song on this CD only to have it fade out...where was the rest of the song??? I listened again & yuppers, I was right....the song just faded away after 4 minutes............what a shame....and I was so looking to rockin out American Pie on my way to work. This one is going back to B & N....I will be much more careful in my selection next time. NOT RECOMMENDED....no point in keeping the CD as American Pie is the reason for the CD and it just does not deliver!! :-(
I've been a long time Don McLean fan and bought the CD because it contains some of his best songs. My only disappointment was with the shortened version of American Pie. The first track ends halfway through the song. This is probably the aftermath of releasing the album on vinyl but should have been corrected in with the CD release since CD's have a lot more recording space than vinyl.