Van Dyke Parks

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Van Dyke Parks: 'I was victimised by Brian Wilson's buffoonery'
He co-wrote the Beach Boys' Smile and now works with everyone from Rufus Wainwright to Skrillex. But don't dare to call him quirky, Van Dyke Parks tells Dorian Lynskey

Dorian Lynskey

09, May, 2013 @5:30 PM

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Van Dyke Parks – review

A rare, intimate evening with Brian Wilson collaborator Van Dyke Parks has a celebratory historical bent, writes Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

07, May, 2013 @6:08 PM

Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled – review
Beach Boys collaborator Van Dyke Parks marks turning 70 with an emotionally turbulent set, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

04, May, 2013 @11:05 PM

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Van Dyke Parks: Songs Cycled – exclusive album stream

Have a listen to the composer's first new album in 24 years and let us know your thoughts

29, Apr, 2013 @3:21 PM

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Van Dyke Parks: return of a musical maverick

He tried in vain to move the Beach Boys away from surf and bikinis. Today artists from Rufus Wainwright to the Scissor Sisters are queuing up to work with him. By Richard Williams

Richard Williams

15, Jun, 2012 @9:55 PM

Van Dyke Parks | Pop review

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
In this rare solo gig, Van Dyke Parks's material presents a kind of compressed Americana with defiantly off-beam lyrics, writes Alexis Petridis

Alexis Petridis

21, Jun, 2010 @9:01 PM

Van Dyke Parks' influence spreads far and wide

Parks' Song Cycle is indeed a classic, but I prefer listening to the songs the album had an effect on.

Alan McGee

12, Dec, 2007 @2:00 PM

Master of all styles

The only uncomfortable moment in Van Dyke Parks's show was when he started piling invective on critics. I can't think what his beef is: critics have done nothing but call him a genius for 30 years.

Jonathan Romney

17, Dec, 1999 @12:00 AM

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