Episode 51 – Van Dyke Parks

Songwriter, composer, arranger and producer Van Dyke Parks chats with Simon and Brian about his solo career and his work with other artists. In this interview, Van Dyke illustrates the writing processes behind his recent album¬†Songs Cycled, as well as pieces like ‘High Coin’, ‘Hominy Grove’, ‘Tokyo Rose’, ‘Trade War’ and ‘Orange Crate Art’. He also gives insight into his seminal work with The Beach Boys on SMiLE-era compositions like ‘Heroes and Villains’, ‘Surf’s Up’ and later collaborations such as ‘Sail On, Sailor’.

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