Saturday, November 20, 2021

Don McLean - Discography

Don McLean Discography

Don McLean released his debut album, Tapestry, at the dawn of the 1970s when the hangover haze of the 1960s still lingered strongly in the air. McLean specialized in that netherworld between '60s coffeehouse folk and '70s introspection, navigating the distance between confessional singer/songwriter and MOR pop. He'd never abandon this aesthetic, crafting a handsome, modest body of work over the course of nearly five decades, but he'd always be known for "American Pie," his fluke 1971 chart-topper. A long, winding elegy for rock & roll, "American Pie" spent four weeks on the Billboard charts but that smash success was eclipsed by its enduring afterlife in the culture, where it served as the fodder for nostalgia and parodies for decades, eventually earning entry into the National Recording Registry in 2017. So strong was the allure of "American Pie" that it suggested McLean only had one charting hit, which isn't true: its follow-up, "Vincent," peaked at 12, and throughout the '70s he was a mainstay on Billboard's adult contemporary charts, culminating in his final crossover hit in the form of a 1980 cover of Roy Orbison's "Crying." McLean faded from the charts not long after that, but he'd keep touring and recording all the way into the 2010s, relying as much on affection for his entire catalog as he did on "American Pie."

DOn McLean - 1970 - Tapestry
1970 - Tapestry


Don McLean - 1971 - American Pie
1971 - American Pie


Don McLean - 1972 - Don McLean
1972 - Don McLean


Don McLean - 1973 - Playin' Favorites
1973 - Playin' Favorites


Don McLean - 1974 - Homeless Brother
1974 - Homeless Brother


Don McLean - 1977 - Prime Time
1977 - Prime Time


Don McLean - 1978 - Chain Lightning
1978 - Chain Lightning


Don McLean - 1980 - Alle Hits
1980 - Alle Hits


Don McLean - 1980 - The Very Best Of Don McLean
1980 - The Very Best Of Don McLean


Don McLean - 1981 - Believers
1981 - Believers


Don McLean - 1982 - Live in an NY City
1982 - Live in an NY City


Don McLean - 1986 - For the Memories
1986 - For the Memories


Don McLean - 1987 - Love Tracks
1987 - Love Tracks


Don McLean - 1987 - The Best Of Don McLean
1987 - The Best Of Don McLean


Don McLean - 1989 - And I Love You So
1989 - And I Love You So


Don McLean - 1991 - Christmas
1991 - Christmas


Don McLean - 1991 - Headroom
1991 - Headroom


Don McLean - 1992 - Favorites & Rarities (World)
1992 - Favorites & Rarities (World)
CD01 - CD02


Don McLean - 1995 - The River Of Love
1995 - The River Of Love


Don McLean - 1997 - Christmas Dreams
1997 - Christmas Dreams


Don McLean - 2000 - Don McLean Sings Marty Robbins
2000 - Don McLean Sings Marty Robbins


Don McLean - 2003 - The Western Album
2003 - The Western Album


Don McLean - 2004 - Christmastime! The Complete Collection
2004 - Christmastime! The Complete Collection


Don McLean - 2004 - You've Got to Share_ Songs for Children
2004 - You've Got to Share_ Songs for Children


Don McLean - 2005 - Rearview Mirror_ An American Musical Journey
2005 - Rearview Mirror_ An American Musical Journey


Don McLean - 2007 - The Legendary Don McLean
2007 - The Legendary Don McLean


Don McLean - 2010 - Addicted to Black
2010 - Addicted to Black


Don McLean - 2018 - Botanical Gardens
2018 - Botanical Gardens



2020 - Still Playin' Favorites



5 comments:

Unknown said...

Hi Ozzieguy.
Many thanks for posting Don McLean albums.
regards
Vera

Vera Lane said...

Hi Ozzieguy
Many thanks for posting Don McLean albums.
regards
Vera.

Ozzieguy said...

Very welcome dear friend.

Unknown said...

if you could it repost plz- can't use it

Ozzieguy said...

All links are ok.