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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 … Continue reading


Van Dyke Parks: Brian Wilson presents Smile

What were they thinking? In 1965, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys was at the height of his pop fame and embarked on a bold musical project: "Smile." Van Dyke Parks was the lyricist and accompanied him on the journey … Continue reading