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Album Review: Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled (2013 LP)

With a career spanning several decades and many genres of music, he defies classification. Of course he is most well-known for his work with The Beach Boys and Brian Wilson (describing himself as a victim of Wilson's buffoonery), but the fact he has worked with artists as diverse as Rufus Wainwright and Skrillex is often overlooked. All hail, it's the return of living legend Van Dyke Parks with his first album since 1995.

Adelaide Festival Review: Van Dyke Parks with Daniel Johns & Kimbra - Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide (08.03.13)

David Sefton’s inclusion of Van Dyke Parks in the 2013 Adelaide Festival was always something I’d been looking forward to, yet being at the show itself completely blew any expectations I’d previously had out of the water. The American composer, producer and everything else arts-related, it seems, brought with him a bit of a career retrospective through to the Thebarton Theatre, as well as two very special guests in Silverchair frontman/object of my teenage dreams, Daniel Johns and Grammy holding, NZ pop princess, Kimbra.

Album Release News Weekly: Friday 30 March 2012


Another jam packed week full of big acts. This week we have on the bill Maroon 5, Sia, Van She, The Tallest Man On Earth and Train to start off with. There's everything from re-releases to best of albums for the last week of March and things aren't slowing down for April either, next week will be another huge week for new album announcements.