Moonlighting: Live at the Ash Grove

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Since Van Dyke Parks has never released a greatest hits album okay, he's never had any hits in the U.S., this long-overdue concert album, which draws on material from his studio recordings dating back to 1968's Song Cycle, is a welcome sampler of his stunning, if small, body of work from "The All Golden" Song Cycle to "Orange Crate Art" the title track from his duet album with Brian Wilson. The melodic invention and masterful mixing of styles confirm Parks's hidden status as one of the great American composers, a status that has gone unremarked only because of his reclusiveness and tendency to operate only on the margins of the Los Angeles pop scene. He is a ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Since Van Dyke Parks has never released a greatest hits album okay, he's never had any hits in the U.S., this long-overdue concert album, which draws on material from his studio recordings dating back to 1968's Song Cycle, is a welcome sampler of his stunning, if small, body of work from "The All Golden" Song Cycle to "Orange Crate Art" the title track from his duet album with Brian Wilson. The melodic invention and masterful mixing of styles confirm Parks's hidden status as one of the great American composers, a status that has gone unremarked only because of his reclusiveness and tendency to operate only on the margins of the Los Angeles pop scene. He is a miniaturist, to be sure, and nothing if not quirky. His heavily -- and not always coherently -- edited stage remarks call to mind Truman Capote, and his reedy, earnest singing is only adequate. But the music is both steeped in tradition and wholly original, and it's a delight to listen to.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/1998
  • Label: Warner Bros Mod Afw
  • UPC: 093624653325
  • Catalog Number: 46533
  • Sales rank: 97,547

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jump! (2:39)
  2. 2 Orange Crate Art (4:43)
  3. 3 Wings of a Dove (4:12)
  4. 4 Sail Away (6:11)
  5. 5 Night in the Tropics (2:19)
  6. 6 FDR in Trinidad (4:33)
  7. 7 Danza (3:44)
  8. 8 Cowboy (4:51)
  9. 9 Delta Queen Waltz (4:07)
  10. 10 C-H-I-C-K-E-N (4:46)
  11. 11 The All Golden (1:41)
  12. 12 Hominy Grove (3:06)
  13. 13 Sailin' Shoes (3:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Van Dyke Parks Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Sid Page Violin, Concert Master
Elizabeth Wilson Violin
Larry Corbett Cello
Joel Derouin Violin
Bernie Dresel Drums
Grant Geissman Guitar
Peter Kent Violin
Jimbo Ross Viola
Amy Shulman Harp
Eve Sprecher Violin
John Wittenberg Violin
John Scanlon Viola
Dave Stone Upright Bass
Suzie Katayama Cello
Leland Sklar Electric Bass
Michele Richards Violin
Technical Credits
Van Dyke Parks Arranger, Producer
Guy Charbonneau Contributor
Peter Doell Engineer
Michael Frondelli Engineer
Charles Paakkari Engineer
Kevin Reeves Mastering
Andrew Wickham Executive Producer
Charlie Bouis Engineer
Drew Daniels Contributor
Tom Recchion Art Direction, Illustrations
Liza Gerberding Contributor
Dave Thompson Engineer
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