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Van Dyke Parks: Return of a Musical Maverick

Richard Williams, Guardian, The, 15 June 2012

AS THE SMALL, white-haired, bespectacled man in a sleeveless cardigan took his seat a few rows from the front of the stalls in London's Royal Festival Hall one night in 2004, several dozen people among the already packed house greeted him with a standing ovation.

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