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Donovans Colours - Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Vinyl, LP, Album)



Label: Warner Bros. Records - WS 1727 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Rock, Pop, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Donovans Colours - Van Dyke Parks - Song Cycle (Vinyl, LP, Album)

Van Dyke Parks' masterpiece – and one of the hippest records to come out of LA in the 60s! The album's a strangely anachronistic one – steeped in the kind of past-days scoring found on early records by Harpers Bizarre and Randy Newman (both of which Parks had a hand in!), wrapped around simply poetic songs about the scene and state of affairs in late 60s LA, all handled with a cinematic.

 · awesome VDP song, from his album Song Cycle; a reinterpretation of Donovan's beautiful "Colours".

The man is a genius and while this isn't always easy listening it is memorable and melodic to the point of unforgettable. As a lyricist the only competition Van Dyke has is Lewis Carroll and as a melody maker the only comparison is McCartney crossed with John Phillip Sousa. Yes, Van Dyke Parks is THAT good on this record/5(62).

Van Dyke Parks' visionary debut, Song Cycle, rose phoenix-like from the ashes of his fabled Smile collaboration with Brian Wilson. Parks' breathtaking high-wire act fused the pop genius of Phil Spector, Stephen Sondheim's Broadway vertigo and the orchestral flare of American composer Charles Ives and made it wholly his own/5(62).

Song Cycle, an Album by Van Dyke Parks. Released in December on Warner Bros. (catalog no. WS ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Baroque Pop, Art Pop, Psychedelic Pop, Progressive Pop. Rated # in the best albums of


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  1. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of "Song Cycle" on Discogs.

  2. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Song Cycle on Discogs. Label: Edsel Records - ED • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Reissue • Country: UK • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Avantgarde/5(18).

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