Van Dyke Parks Jump!

Rating 5.0
5 ratings
Out of Print: Future availability is unknown
Item:  WBAD 23829
Sorry, this product isn't currently available.
Enter your email address, we'll let you know when it's back in stock:
Loading...

Related products:

CD Details

  • Released: May 29, 1990
  • Label: Warner Bros / Ada

Tracks:

  • 1.Jump!
  • 2.Opportunity For Two
  • 3.Come Along
  • 4.I Ain't Goin' Home
  • 5.Many A Mile To Go
  • 6.Taps
  • 7.Invitation To Sin, An
  • 8.Home
  • 9.After The Ball
  • 10.Look Away
  • 11.Hominy Grove

Product Description:

Personnel: Van Dyke Parks (vocals, piano); Kathy Dalton, Danny Hutton (vocals); Fred Tackett (guitar, banjo, mandolin); Gayle Levant (harp); Tommy Morgan, Stanley Behrens (harmonica); Emil Richards (vibraphone, marimba, bells, timpani); Jim Hughart (bass); Jim Keltner (drums); Robert Greenidge (steel drum); Kenny Watson (cymbalom); Jennifer Warnes (background vocals).
Recorded at Cherokee Studios, Hollywood, California between December 1982 and February 1983.
This wonderful 1984 album was Van Dyke Park's first release in nine years. He made up for the wait with a timeless set of interlocking songs that draw upon Joel Chandler's 19th Century (but timeless) UNCLE REMUS stories. JUMP! is full of surprising twists, turns, and charms and is as rich as anything Broadway was producing on the musical front. Parks' music rolls out like a parade through Anytown, USA--or, rather, like the emotional impressions and memories of such a parade.
Each song has its own distinct character and leaves an unforgettable impression. In a perfect world, "Opportunity For Two," "Many A Mile To Go," and "Come Along" would be regularly celebrated standards. Parks tried to raise interest in a fully staged version of this song cycle. Sadly, a beautifully presented New York City concert attracted no such offers. But the rewards of JUMP! are plentiful, and the album is not to be missed.

Music Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:

Customer Rating: Rating 5.0
Based on 5 ratings.
Be the first Music Lover to write an online review of this product!
Email Icon
Get Email Alerts for Van Dyke Parks

Product Info:

  • UPC: 075992382922
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item