Expanding from the Caribbean approach he took with Discover America
, Van Dyke Parks
explores more arcane Americana on an album that ranges from New Orleans to the islands to the classics. Only the title track bears a co-composing credit for the artist, but Parks
' exuberant, eclectic musical personality is the unifying force in a collection of music that varies from the Sandpipers
' "Another Dream" to Pachelbel
's "Canon in D."