Don McLean’s new album, Botanical Gardens, finds him reminiscing about his “life as a young person”

Credit: Keith PerryLast month, Don McLean released a studio effort called Botanical Gardens, his first album of new music in nine years. The 13-track collection features the famous singer/songwriter’s musings on aging, new love and broken romances.

McLean tells ABC Radio that the album’s title track, which was inspired by his visits to Sydney, Australia’s Royal Botanic Garden, is “the central song of the whole record.”

The 72-year-old musician explains, “It’s kind of a September song…Walking through these gardens and thinking about life as a young person, which I’m not …read more