Vincent" is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, "Starry Starry Night", a reference to Van Gogh's 1889 painting The Starry Night. The song also describes other paintings by the artist. McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of van Gogh. The following year, the song became the No. 1 hit in the UK Singles Chart for two weeks.
Don McLean – Vincent Lyrics. from album: American Pie (1971). Starry, starry night Paint your pallet blue and grey Look out on a summer's day with eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hills Sketch the trees and the daffodils Catch the breeze and the winter chills in colors on the snowy, linen land. Now I understand what you tried to say to me And how you suffered for your sanity, and how you tried to set them free They would not listen - they did not know how Perhaps they'll listen now. For they could not love you - but still your love was true And, when no hope was left inside on that starry, starry night, you took your life as lovers often do But I could have told you, Vincent, this world was never meant for one as beautiful as you. Starry, starry night Portraits hung in empty halls Frameless heads on nameless walls with eyes that watch the world and can't forget.
Album: American Pie (1972). McLean told The Daily Telegraph February 24, 2010 the story of this song: "In the autumn of 1970 I had a job singing in the school system, playing my guitar in classrooms. I was sitting on the veranda one morning, reading a biography of Van Gogh, and suddenly I knew I had to write a song arguing that he wasn't crazy.
Vincent" is a song by Don McLean written as a tribute to Vincent van Gogh. It is also known by its opening line, "Starry Starry Night", a reference to van Gogh's painting The Starry Night. The song also describes different paintings done by the artist. McLean wrote the lyrics in 1971 after reading a book about the life of the artist. The following year, the song became the number one hit in the . American Pie. Don McLean.
Don McLean – Vincent. Label: United Artists Records – UP 35359. 1972 Initially issued with a picture sleeve and solid centre labels using a narrow typeface. Similar to Don McLean - Vincent which has a push out centre. Matrix, Runout (Run-out side A, stamped variant 1): 45UP 35359 A 1 KT.
This song is by Don McLean and appear. tarry, starry nightPaint your palette blue and grayLook out on a summer's dayWith eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Shadows on the hillsSketch the trees and the daffodilsCatch the breeze and the winter chillsIn colors on the snowy linen land. Now I understandWhat you tried to say to meAnd how you suffered for your sanityAnd how you tried to set them free. They would not listen, they did not know howPerhaps they'll listen now.
Producer – Ed Freeman
|B||Castillos En El Air (Castles In The Air)
Producer – Jerry Corbitt
|UP 35359||Don McLean||Vincent (7", Single)||United Artists Records||UP 35359||UK||1972|
|TOS 868||Don McLean||Vincent (7", Single)||United Artists Records||TOS 868||South Africa||1972|
|UP35359||Don McLean||Vincent (7", Single, RP, Kno)||Liberty||UP35359||UK||1976|
|UA 35354||Don McLean||Vincent (7")||United Artists Records||UA 35354||Italy||1973|
|50887||Don McLean||Vincent (7")||United Artists Records||50887||Canada||1972|