is an album by American
singer-songwriter Don McLean
. It was recorded in Nashville
between June and August 1978 and featured many of that city's noted session players as well as backing vocals from The Jordanaires
. It was first released in December 1978 in the UK and other markets, but not released for another two years in the US following its delayed success in European markets.
The lead single "Crying" became a major hit for McLean, reaching No.1 in the UK Singles Chart in June 1980. The album was subsequently repackaged and released in the US where it also became a success with "Crying" reaching the top five in early 1981. "Since I Don't Have You" was also released as a single, reaching #23.