Van Dyke Parks

Best Reissues of July 2012: Fat Boys, English Beat, and More

Fat Boys Fat Boys (8) Traffic Entertainment Yes, they were sort of a novelty act, but at the root of novelty is a desire to…
Mike Powell / July 20, 2012

Van Dyke Parks, ‘Arrangements, Vol. 1′ (Bananastan)

The arranger is music's comic-book colorist, choosing and combining instruments, part artist, part technician. Parks has played the role for 40 years, creating dreamy scenery…
Mike Powell / September 20, 2011

Available Today: August 12, 2008

Here's a rundown of what's available online and in record stores today. Click the album title below to read the review and be sure to…
SPIN Staff / August 12, 2008