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Song Cycle

Song Cycle
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Description: Former child actor Van Dyke Parks had reinvented himself as a songwriter, arranger, raconteur, and budding conceptualist when Warner Bros. bankrolled this brave, baroque 1968 debut, which has achieved true notoriety in the annals of 1960s California pop. More heard-of than heard, Song Cycle sailed against the tide by weaving a conceptual tapestry from folk, Tin Pan Alley, and classical strands. In place of generational anthems or confessional love songs, Parks's coy, modest tenor offered intricate, impressionistic wordplay ripe with puns, multiple-entendres, and geopolitical allusions far beyond the pale of counter-cultural rock ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rykodisc
Release date: 31 March 2002
EAN: 0014431045226 UPC: 014431045226
Tags: Debut (1), 1960's (1), Usa (1), 1968 (1)
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Albums Heard in 2017 (247 music items)

"March 20th Year: 1967 Genre: Avant-pop The All Golden"

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