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VAN DYKE PARKS

SUPER CHIEF - MUSIC FOR THE SILVERSCREEN

bella union



LP + CD

Released: 3rd Mar 2014

£16.99 £7.99


an ‘orchestral fantasy’ inspired by a rail journey Van Dyke embarked upon across the United States in 1955.

In Van Dyke Parks’ own words: “This Suite is drawn from over a score of years, & as many films, now re-recorded from my archives as a film-music composer. In editing, I was surprised to discover my penchant for folk themes, reframed in orchestral settings. the lingo of such traditional American music reveals my obsession, however unconscious, for rustic old saws that can still cut the wood. Yep, it’s Americana. All made in the great 48. With these references, a dash of low church hymns (‘Goin’ Home’) & an occasional Aboriginal motif, all embedded in this novel & singular Ode to that passing American scene... so long ago, yet about a handshake away".

SUPER CHIEF - MUSIC FOR THE SILVERSCREEN

Tracklist

  1. The Super Chief
  2. Go West Young Man
  3. To The Dining Car
  4. Bar Talk
  5. John Crawford
  6. Last Call
  7. Into the Gloaming
  8. The Crack Of Dawn
  9. flat as the Platte
  10. Old Joe Clark
  11. the Water Is Wide
  12. Ride An Old Paint
  13. Iron Horse
  14. Teepee Motel
  15. By Campground
  16. Forgotten Not Gone
  17. The Continental Divide
  18. Just Yonder
  19. Virgin Territory
  20. A Spanish Kitchen
  21. Bolero Torero
  22. The Road Runner And Rattler
  23. Crossing The Colorado
  24. A Date With Valentino
  25. A Short Chat With Miss Crawford
  26. The Joshua Tree
  27. Chateau Marmont