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In December 1967.

In December 1967, “Warner Bros” label released “Song Cycle”, the debut Van Dyke Parks album. It, was recorded in 1967 at “Sunset Sound Recorders” in Hollywood, and was produced by Lenny Waronker.

Personnel:

  • Van Dyke Parks– main performer, vocals
  • Ron Elliott, Dick Rosmini– guitar
  • Misha Goodatieff – violin
  • Virginia Majewski – viola
  • Carl Fortina – accordion
  • Nicolai Bolin, Vasil Crlenica, William Nadel, Alan Reuss, Leon Stewart, Thomas Tedesco– balalaika
  • Don Bagley, Gregory Bemko, Chuck Berghofer, Harry Bluestone, Samuel Boghossian, Dennis Budimir, Joseph Ditullio, Jesse Ehrlich, Nathan Gershman, Philip Goldberg, Armand Kaproff, William Kurasch, Leonard Malarsky, Jerome Reisler, Orville Rhodes, Trefoni Rizzi, Lyle Ritz, Joseph Saxon, Ralph Schaffer, Leonard Selic, Frederick Seykora, Darrel Terwilliger, Bob West – strings
  • Gayle Levant – harp
  • Norman Benno, Arthur Briegleb, Vincent DeRosa, George Fields, William Green, James Horn, Richard Hyde, Jay Migliori, Thomas Morgan, Ted Nash, Richard Perissi, Thomas Scott, Thomas Shepard– woodwind
  • Billie J. Barnum, Gerri Engeman, Karen Gunderson, James and Vanessa Hendricks, Durrie and Gaile Parks, Julia E. Rinker, Paul Jay Robbins, Nik Woods – choir
  • Hal Blaine, Gary Coleman, James Gordon, Earl Palmer– percussion
  • Steve Young– folk (“Vine Street” introduction tape)

Track listing:

All tracks by Van Dyke Parks, except where noted.

  1. Vine Street – Randy Newman
  2. Palm Desert
  3. Widow’s Talk
  4. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  5. The All Golden
  6. Van Dyke Parks (Public Domain)
  7. Public Domain
  8. Donovan’s Colours – Donovan Leitch
  9. The Attic
  10. Laurel Canyon Blvd
  11. By the People
  12. Pot Pourri

 

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In October 1972.

In October 1972, “Straight” label released “Greetings from L.A.”, the seventh  Tim Buckley album. It was recorded in June 1972, at “Far Out Studios” in Hollyood, and was produced by Jerry Goldstein.

Personnel:

  • Tim Buckley – guitar, vocals
  • Chuck Rainey– guitar
  • Venetta Fields, Clydie King, Lorna Willard – vocals
  • Joe Falsia – guitar
  • Reinhold Press, Chuck Rainey– bass guitar
  • Harry Hyams, Ralph Schaffer – viola
  • Louis Kievman – violin
  • Robert Konrad – violin, guitar
  • William Kurasch – violin
  • Jesse Ehrlich – cello
  • Kevin Kelly – organ, piano
  • Paul Ross Novros, Eugene E. Siegel – saxophone
  • Jerry Goldstein– percussion, arranger, producer
  • Carter C.C. Collins – congas
  • Ed Greene– drums
  • Chris Huston, Stan Agol – engineer
  • Cal Schenkel- album design
  • Bob Gordon – cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Tim Buckley, except where noted.

  1. Move With Me – Tim Buckley, Jerry Goldstein
  2. Get on Top
  3. Sweet Surrender
  4. Nighthawkin
  5. Devil Eyes
  6. Hong Kong Bar – Tim Buckley, Joe Falsia
  7. Make It Right – Tim Buckley, Larry Beckett, Joe Falsia, Jerry Goldstein