Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 American Pie
4.5 8:32
2 Dreidel
3:46
3 Everybody
2:26
4 Winterwood
3:12
5 Castles in the Air
3:42
6 Empty Chairs
3:25
7 Sister Fatima
2:32
8 The Birthday Song
2:37
9 Wonderful Baby
2:05
10 La La I Love You
3:44
11 Till Tomorrow
2:15
12 Vincent
4:01
13 And I Love You So
4:17
14 Crossroads
3:40
15 Fool's Paradise
4:05
16 If We Try
3:35
17 Mountains of Mourne
4:29
18 Respectable
2:29
19 Going for the Gold
2:42
20 Crying
5 3:40

Credits

CD 1

guitar:
Buzzy Feiten (track 15)
Don McLean (track 15)
bass:
Tony Levin (US rock bassist/chapman stick) (track 15)
Ronnie Zito (track 15)
keyboard:
Neil Larsen (track 15)
marimba:
Mike Mainieri (track 15)
composer:
Joe Melson (track 20)
Roy Orbison (track 20)
Don McLean (tracks 1, 5, 13, 16)
engineer:
Frank Hubach (track 15)
lyricist:
Don McLean (tracks 1, 5, 13, 16)
Joe Melson (1961) (track 20)
Roy Orbison (1961) (track 20)
performer:
Don McLean (track 1)
producer:
Ed Freeman (tracks 1, 15)
remixer:
Frank Hubach (track 15)
vocals:
Don McLean (track 15)
writer:
Sonny LeGlaire (track 15)
Horace Linsley (real name Horace Linsky) (track 15)
Norman Petty (track 15)
Don McLean (1972) (track 2)
publisher:
Benny Bird Co. Inc. (tracks 1, 13)
MCA Music (not for release label use! this is a music publisher, ASCAP-affiliated) (track 1)
Songs of Universal, Inc. (tracks 1, 13)
Universal (plain logo: "Universal") (track 1)
Universal Music Publishing Ltd. (Hong Kong/China subsidiary of Universal Music Publishing Group) (track 1)
Universal Records (1996-2005 American pop label - "RECORDS" must be a part of the logo!) (track 1)
recorded at:
remixed at:
The Record Plant (Sausalito, 1972-1981) in Sausalito, California, United States (1973-06 – 1973-09) (track 15)
sampled by:
cover recording of:
Crying (track 20)
Fool's Paradise (track 15)
later parody versions:
Parable Guy (track 1)
The Saga Begins (track 1)
later translated versions:
Llorando (version of Orbison and Melson's "Crying") (track 20)
later versions:
Feu de paille (track 1)
recording of:
American Pie (track 1)
And I Love You So (track 13)
Castles in the Air (track 5)
Dreidel (track 2)
If We Try (track 16)