Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey [Promo] by Don McLean | 825005934224 | CD | Barnes & Noble
Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey [Promo]

Rearview Mirror: An American Musical Journey [Promo]

by Don McLean
     
 
Producer and record executive Joel Dorn (who worked with Don McLean previously on his 1974 album Homeless Brother) assembled this retrospective CD/DVD collection by going through McLean's archives. Although no indication is given of the sources of the material, a majority of it has been previously released, starting with the original hit recording of "American

Overview

Producer and record executive Joel Dorn (who worked with Don McLean previously on his 1974 album Homeless Brother) assembled this retrospective CD/DVD collection by going through McLean's archives. Although no indication is given of the sources of the material, a majority of it has been previously released, starting with the original hit recording of "American Pie," licensed from EMI Special Products. The rest of the collection dates from after 1976, when McLean, for the most part, controlled his own recordings, and there is a heavy complement from albums issued on his own Don McLean Records label, notably "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)," "Crying," "Homeless Brother," and "And I Love You So" (the last a duet with Nanci Griffith) from the live Starry Starry Night album; "El Paso" from Don McLean Sings Marty Robbins; "My Saddle Pals and I" from The Western Album; and "You've Got to Share" from You've Got to Share: Songs for Children. Previously unreleased tracks include McLean versions of the standards "Love Me Tender," "(It Was) A Very Good Year," and "TB Blues," and a McLean original, the Rolling Stones-like "Run, Diana Run." Neither a greatest-hits collection nor a best-of, exactly, the album is an idiosyncratic compilation that nevertheless gives a good sense of McLean's accomplishments as a songwriter and an interpretive singer. (Equally idiosyncratic are Dorn's liner notes, which are more about him than they are about McLean.) The DVD contains a 20-minute home movie of a rehearsal by McLean and the Jordanaires for McLean's 1984 Carnegie Hall holiday concert; the 1991 music video for the politically charged rocker "Headroom"; and the duet with Griffith on "And I Love You So" from the 2000 home video Starry Starry Night.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/11/2005
Label:
The Music Force
UPC:
0825005934224
catalogNumber:
9342
Rank:
109616

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. If You Could Read My Mind
  2. Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)
  3. Wonderful Baby
  4. Love Me Tender
  5. (It Was) A Very Good Year
  6. El Paso
  7. My Saddle Pal & I
  8. And I Love You So
  9. Crying
  10. Empty Chairs
  11. Homeless Brother
  12. TB Blues
  13. Magdalene Lane
  14. Infinity
  15. Prime Time
  16. American Pie
  17. Run, Diana Run
  18. You've Got to Share

Disc 2

  1. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  2. Left for Dead on the Road of Love
  3. Slow and Easy
  4. Rudolph 2
  5. Tulsa Time
  6. Deep in the Heart of Texas
  7. White Christmas
  8. Rudolph 3
  9. Don't
  10. Interviews
  11. Dig a Little Deeper
  12. Credits
  13. Headroom
  14. And I Love You So

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Don McLean   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Roy Rogers   Composer
Marty Robbins   Composer
Gordon Lightfoot   Composer
Don McLean   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Elvis Presley   Composer
Joel Dorn   Producer,Liner Notes,Audio Production
Ervin Drake   Composer
Ed Freeman   Producer
Michael Severs   Producer
Pat Severs   Producer
Geoff Gans   Art Direction
Bill Justice   String Arrangements
Tony Migliore   String Arrangements
Vera Matson   Composer
Joe Melson   Composer

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