Van Dyke Parks: Pop Music's Pilot Through the Aesthetic Shoals
Pete Johnson, Los Angeles Times, 10 December 1967
WHAT FOLLOWS is an exorbitant number of words about and from an insignificant recording artist named Van Dyke Parks. He is insignificant at the moment, that is, because he is only 24 and his most notable accomplishment is only one album, Song Cycle, on Warner Bros. It was just released and it is too early to tell if it will alter his insignificance into importance. It should.
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