Van Dyke Parks



Van Dyke Parks
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Rating
Active
1953
Born
January 3, 1943 in Hattiesburg
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Biography
Van Dyke Parks is an American composer, musician, producer, singer and songwriter. He developed a friendship with Brian Wilson in the mid-60s and subsequently contributed lyrics to several Beach Boys albums. Parks has released seven solo studio albums and made dozens of appearances on other records as a writer, musician or producer. Notable artists he has worked with include U2, The Byrds, Donovan, Tim Buckley, Silverchair, Ringo Starr and Kimbra.

Top Songs by Van Dyke Parks


Brian Wilson and Friends

Sail Away

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Oh My Love

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Song Cycle

Palm Desert

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O Brother, Where Art Thou? (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)

Big Rock Candy Mountain

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Song Cycle

Widow's Walk

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Songs Cycled (with Commentary)

The All Golden

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Clang of the Yankee Reaper

Clang of the Yankee Reaper

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Song Cycle

Van Dyke Parks

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Song Cycle

Public Domain

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Discover America

Occapella

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Super Chief: Music for the Silver Screen

Super Chief: Music for the Silver Screen

Van Dyke Parks July 29, 2014

30 Tracks

Songs Cycled

Songs Cycled

Van Dyke Parks July 23, 2013

10 Tracks

Arrangements Volume I

Arrangements Volume I

Van Dyke Parks May 10, 2011

4 Tracks

Tokyo Rose

Tokyo Rose

Van Dyke Parks April 21, 2009

10 Tracks

Discover America

Discover America

Van Dyke Parks December 9, 2008

4 Tracks

An Invitation

An Invitation

Inara George August 12, 2008

13 Tracks

The Clang of the Yankee Reaper

The Clang of the Yankee Reaper

Van Dyke Parks June 12, 2007

10 Tracks

Clang of the Yankee Reaper

Clang of the Yankee Reaper

Van Dyke Parks June 12, 2007

10 Tracks

Song Cycle

Song Cycle

Van Dyke Parks June 12, 2007

11 Tracks

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