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...Van Dyke Parks is a singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and music producer. Parks is known for his collaborations with Brian Wilson, most notably his lyrical contributions to The Beach Boys’ album Smile. During his career as a producer...

“All that road going”: Brian Wilson, Van Dyke Parks, and The Beach Boys’ Smile

Music and the road : Essays on the interplay of music and the popular culture of the American road

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Scholarly Books

...The road will be made, and soon, and by individual enterprise. The age is progressive and utilitarian. It abounds with talent, seeking employment, and with capital, seeking investment. The temptation is irresistible . . . to reach...

Van Dyke Parks' Song Cycle

Richard Henderson

Richard Henderson is a writer, music editor and occasional music supervisor for feature films. Born in Detroit, he leads a nomadic existence in California. His film credits include Brüno, Borat, Into The Wild and The Life Aquatic; his writing has appeared in The Wire, Billboard, The Beat and Murder Dog. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

33 1/3 Books

...Posing more riddles than the average sphinx, with its decipherable answers pointing somewhere dark, Song Cycle was anything but passive. I had already witnessed hippie bands playing with their backs to the hall, so the thought of late ’60s...

American Gospel

Philip Lambert

Philip Lambert is Professor of Music at Baruch College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a specialist on music of the twentieth century and has published widely on this subject in the fields of music theory and musicology. His previous book is The Music of Charles Ives. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Inside the Music of Brian Wilson : The Songs, Sounds, and Influences of the Beach Boys’ Founding Genius

Continuum, 2007

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...If Pet Sounds failed to achieve the commercial success it deserved, the album was nonetheless an artistic success in the minds of many astute listeners, and, most important, in the heart and soul of its principal creator Before the album...