Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled

Van Dyke Parks’ first album in 20 years, Songs Cycled, reminds one why people once listened to entire records. It is an epic and whimsical journey by a master composer, arranger, songwriter and performer. Van Dyke Parks, now in his 70s, draws on new and older work that’s wonderfully performed by a small orchestra. Songs Cycled is as joyous and irreverent as it is serious and impressive.
Songs Cycled
Released: July 23, 2013
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Songs Cycled
Van Dyke Parks says his albums have always celebrated what he’s heard.
The All Golden
Van Dyke Parks says why he revived this anti-war song from his first album.
Sassafrass
Van Dyke Parks’ outlaw chamber music version of Edd Wheeler’s classic.
Sacred Songs
Van Dyke Parks says he can’t help tinkering with sacred a capella songs.
Money Is King
Van Dyke Parks says his love of calypso and church hymns is intertwined.
Variety
Van Dyke Parks says American music is losing the variety he cherishes.
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