On October 24, 1971.

Don McLean - American Pie

On October 24, 1971, “United Artists” label released “American Pie”, the second Don McLean studio album. It was recorded May – June 1971, at “Record Plant Studios” in New York and was produced by Ed Freeman. The album featured McLean’s two best known songs “American Pie” and “Vincent”.


  • Don McLean – vocals, acoustic guitar, banjo
  • David Spinozza– electric guitar
  • Paul Griffin– piano
  • Warren Bernhardt– piano
  • Ray Colcord– electric piano
  • Bob Rothstein– vocals, bass
  • Roy Markowitz – drums, percussion
  • Mike Mainieri– marimba, vibraphone
  • Tom Flye – drums
  • West Forty Fourth Street Rhythm and Noise Choir – chorus
  • Ed Freeman – string arrangements
  • Lee Hays– arranger
  • Gene Orloff – concert master

Track listing:

All tracks by Don McLean except where noted.

  1. American Pie
  2. Till Tomorrow
  3. Vincent
  4. Crossroads
  5. Winterwood
  6. Empty Chairs
  7. Everybody Loves Me Baby
  8. Sister Fatima
  9. The Grave
  10. Babylon – Trad. arr. by Lee Hays and Don McLean

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