Van Dyke Parks: A Yen for Japan
Richard Gehr, Village Voice, 3 October 1989
Studiously blasé vibes radiate from within the overlit television studio on West 25th Street. Van Dyke Parks, our downwardly mobile countrys greatest unstaged musical-theater composer, nudges David Sanborn, Hiram Bullock, and other members of the Night Music (formerly Sunday Night) band through the stately paces of his "obscene and beautiful" version of America.
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