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5.0 out of 5 stars
Age hasn't diluted VDP, 13 May 2013
Having heard hints of Songs Cycled live over the past couple of years, I knew there was nothing to worry about. Yet the anxiety is always there when a legend like VDP has a new release out. Especially one whose bar has been so consistently high since the mid 60's. Will it live up to (in my opinion) his 70's and early 80's heyday of Discover America & Jump? Simple answer: Yes it does. Time or age hasn't diluted Van Dyke's energy, eccentricity or sharp lyric writing wit. It also features that timeless VDP recording sound (many modern releases are so quickly dated by a modern drum sound or tinny electric piano - there is none of that here).
Having got Songs Cycled this week on vinyl (comes with a free CD of the release not mentioned at time of purchase on amazon), it hasn't left my turntable or my iPod since and yet, keeps getting better! Truly recommended.