Current Releases on Bananastan

Series of 7" Singles from Van Dyke Parks

  • Bananastan launched a unique series of 7" vinyl singles in 2011, each illustrated by some of the most important modern artists of the time in what VDP described as: "a work of art that relates to the music within." Though the singles are no longer in print, the 12 tracks have been lovingly gathered together as the Songs Cycled album. Read more...

Van Dyke Parks Arrangements, Volume 1

  • Fall 2011 saw the release of a compilation album of some of VDP's greatest arrangements. Van Dyke Parks Arrangements, Volume 1 features 15 songs by artists including Ry Cooder, Arlo Guthrie, Little Feat, Sal Valentino, Mojo Men, Dino Martin, and VDP himself. Read more and PURCHASE ONLINE...

Van Dyke Parks Presents The Esso Trinidad Steel Band

  • The legendary 1971 Warner Brothers album, produced by Van Dyke Parks, with restored original art and including the classic Calypso recordings of the Jackson 5's 'I Want You Back' and Simon & Garfunkel's 'Cecilia', plus bonus DVD featuring the 30-minute 1971 VDP-produced documentary with initial release. Read more...

Van Dyke Parks Presents The Mighty Sparrow — Hot and Sweet

  • The legendary 1974 Warner Brothers album, produced by Van Dyke Parks and Andrew Wickham, and featuring the finest Calypso vocal recordings ever by the man known as "The Calypso King of the World!" Read more and PURCHASE ONLINE...