Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled

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bw130926book.jpgMusical polymath Van Dyke Parks speaks with characteristic brio about his multifaceted career as a lyricist, composer, arranger, producer and instrumentalist, on the heels of his first studio album in nearly twenty years, Songs Cycled. Parks discusses the quilt-work quality of his albums, his métier as a musical miniaturist, and why an eclectic "anarchy of thought" is vital to songwriting.