Dave, Thanks for this well-written, engaging article! You brought back some good memories. My favorite song is "Sugar Magnolia" too!
If I had to rank the songs on American Beauty I would say: 1. Sugar Magnolia 2. Truckin’ 3. Box of Rain 4. Friend of the Devil 5. Operator 6. Ripple 7. Brokedown Palace 8. Attics of My Life 9. Till the Morning Comes and 10. Candyman. The top five are just songs that pull at my heartstrings.
Best wishes always, Amy