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American musician, songwriter, arranger, and record producer who has composed various film and television soundtracks. Wikipedia

  • This page contains information related to recordings by American composer, arranger, producer, instrumentalist, and singer-songwriter Van Dyke Parks. Besides multiple projects with Brian Wilson, he has worked with such notable performers as Phil Ochs, Tim Buckley, Haruomi Hosono, The Byrds, Loudon Wainwright III, Rufus Wainwright, Harry Nilsson, Randy Newman, The Chills, Ry Cooder, Joanna Newsom, Grizzly Bear, Inara George, Silverchair, Keith Moon, Frank Zappa, Ringo Starr, Delaney Bramlett, Vic Chesnutt, U2, Cher, Sam Phillips, Frank Black, The Beau Brummels, The Manhattan Transfer, Medicine, Sixpence None the Richer, Carly Simon, Little Feat, T-Bone Burnett, Stan Ridgway, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Victoria Williams, Peter Case, Gordon Lightfoot, Fiona Apple, Sheryl Crow, Natalie Merchant, The Everly Brothers, Saint Etienne, The Thrills, Scissor Sisters, Laurie Anderson, Bonnie Raitt, Judy Collins, Susanna Hoffs, and Matthew Sweet. Wikipedia

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  • Warner Records

    American record label owned by Warner Music Group and headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Founded in 1958 as the recorded music division of the American film studio Warner Bros., and was one of a group of labels owned and operated by larger parent corporations for much of its existence. Wikipedia


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    • Some critics accused him of having the film overstate his role in the group and portray negative depictions of Brian and Smile collaborator Van Dyke Parks.Mike Love-Wikipedia
    • In the midst of "Good Vibrations" sessions, Wilson invited session musician and songwriter Van Dyke Parks to collaborate as lyricist for the Beach Boys' next album project, soon titled Smile.The Beach Boys-Wikipedia
    • Having been introduced to Van Dyke Parks at a garden party at Terry Melcher's home, Wilson liked Parks' "visionary eloquence" and began working with him in the fall of 1966.Brian Wilson-Wikipedia
    • Session musician Van Dyke Parks, who was hired by Brian as the album's lyricist, blamed Love with putting "a stop" on the album.Mike Love-Wikipedia
    • During this formative period, WBR made several other notable new signings including Randy Newman and Van Dyke Parks.Warner Records-Wikipedia
    • He in turn brought in Newman, Leon Russell and another friend, pianist/arranger Van Dyke Parks, to play on recording sessions.Randy Newman-Wikipedia

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