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Van Dyke Parks talks Beach Boys' Smile




Van Dyke Parks holding his companion, Jubal Early.
Van Dyke Parks holding his companion, Jubal Early.
Kevin Ferguson

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More than 45 years after it was recorded, the Beach Boys are finally officially releasing "Smile" – one of the band's most notoriously challenging, but influential, records. The album was written by Brian Wilson in collaboration with Van Dyke Parks - a composer whose name you might not have heard, but whose music you certain have. Off-Ramp producer Kevin Ferguson talked with Parks about "Smile" and his solo career.