Favourites and Rarities: The Very Best of Don McLean

Favourites and Rarities: The Very Best of Don McLean

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by Don McLean
     
 

Spanning two discs and 42 tracks, Favorites & Rarities really is directed toward diehards, not casual fans looking for a thorough overview. Although all his biggest hits are here, they're surrounded by material that will delight only the dedicated, including alternate versions and no less than 18 previously unreleased tracks. This material, while interesting toSee more details below

Overview

Spanning two discs and 42 tracks, Favorites & Rarities really is directed toward diehards, not casual fans looking for a thorough overview. Although all his biggest hits are here, they're surrounded by material that will delight only the dedicated, including alternate versions and no less than 18 previously unreleased tracks. This material, while interesting to the converted (there is a question to just how interesting it actually is, though), makes this a rather tedious listen for anybody that's just looking for "American Pie" and "Vincent," plus a couple other tunes in the same vein. Not an unnecessary compilation, since it's filled with rarities, but not definitive, either.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/23/1996
Label:
Indent Series
UPC:
0762185142721
catalogNumber:
98603

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Castles in the Air
  2. And I Love You So
  3. American Pie
  4. Vincent (Starry Starry Night)
  5. Babylon
  6. Empty Chairs
  7. Dreidel
  8. If We Try
  9. Fool's Paradise
  10. Sitting on Top of the World
  11. La La Love You
  12. Wonderful Baby
  13. Crying in the Chapel  -  Persuasions
  14. Magdalene Lane
  15. Crying
  16. Since I Don't Have You
  17. Castles in the Air
  18. He's Got You
  19. Superman's Ghost
  20. You Can't Blame the Train

Disc 2

  1. Good Old Wagon
  2. Milkman's Matinee
  3. Aftermath
  4. Mother Nature
  5. Every Day
  6. That's All Right
  7. Profiteering Blues
  8. Hit Parade of Love
  9. The Carnival Is Ended
  10. I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome (Blue and Lonesome Too)
  11. Nature Boy
  12. Black Sheep Boy
  13. Mountains Of Mourne
  14. And Her Mother Came Too
  15. Yonkers Girl
  16. Turkey in the Straw
  17. Dubuque
  18. Medley: Sally Ann/Muleskinner Blues/Old Joe Clark [
  19. If We Try
  20. Perfect Love
  21. Little Child
  22. Gotta Make You Mine

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don McLean   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Buddy Holly   Composer
Don McLean   Arranger
Norman Petty   Composer
Walter Vinson   Composer
Jerry Corbitt   Producer
Adam Block   Executive Producer
Dave Burgess   Producer
Larry Butler   Producer
Lonnie Chatmon   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer
Ed Freeman   Producer
Ron Furmanek   Producer,Remixing
Lee Hays   Arranger
Kevin Reeves   Remixing
Steve Kolanjian   Track Annotations
John Peters   Producer
Herb Gart   Producer
Henry Marquez   Art Direction
David Dasch   Liner Notes
William Percy French   Composer
L. Sharpe   Composer

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