Personnel: Jim Croce (vocals, guitar).
This particular edition of CEMA Special Markets' Back to Back Hits contains five hits apiece from Jim Croce and Don McLean. Unlike some of these editions, which skimp on hits, nearly every one of these ten cuts are hits -- only McLean's cover of "Everyday" didn't chart. The rest -- "American Pie," "Castles in the Air," "Vincent," "Dreidel," "I Got a Name," "You Don't Mess Around with Jim," "Operator (That's Not the Way I Feel)," "Time in a Bottle," "Workin' at the Car Wash Blues" -- make for a fine budget-priced collection. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine