Botanical Gardens

Botanical Gardens

Track listing:
1. Botanical Gardens
2. The Lucky Guy
3. A Total Eclipse of the Sun
4. Waving Man
5. When July Comes
6. You’re All I Ever Had
7. Rock ‘n’ Roll Your Baby
8. I’ve Cried All the Tears That I Have
9. Ain’t She a Honey
10. The King of Fools
11. Grief and Hope
12. You’ve Got Such Beautiful Eyes
13. Last Night When We Were Young

Another chapter starts as Don McLean releases his new album ‘Botanical Gardens’ on March 23rd, his 19th studio album and first in 8 years. The album is arguably one of Don’s most reflective to date. As he puts it, “The inspiration for the project started years ago when I would walk in the beautiful gardens in Sydney Australia near the Opera House. I would dream young dreams and it was a comfort and an inspiration. I was always young inside, like we all are, and I felt it again there.”

Further reflecting on the record, Don says, “the whole album really revolves around the title song. Later on I realized that the gardens are really a metaphorical heaven, and there’s a kind of death and rebirth.”

Intimacy can be found at the heart of this record, with Don penning personal numbers looking back on a life well lived, as well as his observations on youth and love. Recording at Watershed Studios in Nashville also allowed a different kind of intimacy for Don and his band, as they were made to “play close and feel the music”, resulting in a raw, yet tight sound throughout. Don proves his prowess at writing timeless sounding songs once again, as the album weaves country, Americana, folk, and boot stomping rock in this release

Order now with Amazon, iTunes, Spotify  and more and visit Don’s new Pledge store for exclusive signed copies of the CD, vinyl and tour posters.

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  1. Seen the show at Halifax civic theatre uk.what a performance.the man has so much energy.had the whole audience singing along.the best show I have ever seen.and has a fantastic backing band.best night out I’ve ever had in my life.

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