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Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons
     

Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons

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by The Simpsons
 
Throughout its near-decade-long run, The Simpsons has maintained an astounding level of high quality, turning out episodes dense with verbal wit, visual humor, and musical parodies. Since each episode moves so swiftly, it's easy to take the high quality for granted, especially as far as the music is concerned. It's presented without any

Overview

Throughout its near-decade-long run, The Simpsons has maintained an astounding level of high quality, turning out episodes dense with verbal wit, visual humor, and musical parodies. Since each episode moves so swiftly, it's easy to take the high quality for granted, especially as far as the music is concerned. It's presented without any fanfare -- it's just simply part of the Springfield universe. That's why Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons, Rhino's sequel to the first collection of Simpsons music Songs in the Key of Springfield, is so welcome; it serves as a reminder of the sheer brilliance of the music within this peerless show. Much of that musical brilliance is due to Alf Clausen, who co-writes, arranges, produces, and conducts nearly all the music on the show. Hearing all of this music, ranging from the first to the ninth season, in one place confirms how Clausen and his collaborators can master everything from show tunes to commercial jingles. What's really impressive is that the music is every bit as funny, sometimes more so, than the lyrics -- and that's no easy trick to pull off. Go Simpsonic not only picks up where Songs in the Key of Springfield left off in 1997, but it compiles some overlooked highlights from 1990-1996, adding four previously unreleased alternate versions and tunes along the way. Sure, in one sense it's an archival release, a way to get the "Cape Feare" medley on the same disc as Kirk VanHouten's immortal "Can I Borrow a Feeling?," but the best thing about Go Simpsonic is that it never feels like a sop to the show's rabid fan base -- it's simply a hell of a listen on its own terms as it winds its way through 53 tracks, each one as good, if not better, than the one that came before it. It's a sequel that's truly equal to its predecessor.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/02/1999
Label:
Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC:
0081227548025
catalogNumber:
275480

Tracks

  1. "The Simpsons" Main Title
  2. Lisa's Sax: Those Were The Days/"WB's Proud To Present" Theme [Medley]
  3. All Singing, All Dancing: "Gonna Paint Our Wagon" Theme and re [Medley]
  4. We Put the Spring in Springfield
  5. Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) Cious: Turkey In [Medley]
  6. Cut Every Corner
  7. A Boozehound Name Barney
  8. Happy Just the Way We Are
  9. "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala (Annoyed Grunt) Cious" End Credits ...
  10. Cash and Cary
  11. (Meet) The Flinstones
  12. Underwater Wonderland
  13. Happy Birthday, Mr. Burns
  14. The Field of Excellence
  15. "The Itchy and Scratchy and Poochie Show" Theme
  16. Poochie Rap Song
  17. The City of New York Vs. Homer Simpson: No Regards/You're Checkin' [Medley]
  18. "Quimby" Campaign Commercial
  19. "The Simpsons" End Credits Theme
  20. Trash of the Titans: Before The Garbage Man!/The Garbageman [Medley]
  21. Canyonero
  22. Everyone Loves Ned Flanders ("The Adventurs of Ned Flanders" Theme)
  23. "Scorpio" End Credits
  24. "Chief Wiggum, P.I." Main Title
  25. "The Love-Matic Grampa" Main Title
  26. Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase:"The Simpson family Smile-Time Vari [Medley]
  27. The Ballad of Jebediah Springfield
  28. In Marge We Trust: Klang And Koto/"Mr. Sparkle" Theme and Logo [Medley]
  29. "Krusty the Clown" Main Title
  30. Cape Fear: Any Last Requests?/H.M.S. Pinafore/Bart's Holding T [Medley]
  31. Mr. Plow
  32. Plow King
  33. "Kamp Krusty" Theme Song
  34. "The Simpsons" End Credits Theme
  35. Union Strike Folk Song, Pt. 1-2
  36. Rappin' Ronnie Reagan
  37. Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel!
  38. "Ya-Hoo" Main Title
  39. The Land of Chocolate
  40. "Skinner and the Superintendent" Theme
  41. Presidents' Song
  42. The Star Spangled Banner
  43. Talkin' Softball
  44. Like Father, Like Clown: A Warm Round/Oh, My Papa/A Love Thing [Medley]
  45. Blessed Be the Guy That Bonds ("McBain" End Credits)
  46. You're Gonna Like Me (The Habbo Song)
  47. Can I Borrow a Feeling?
  48. "The Simpsons" End Credits Theme
  49. We Love to Smoke
  50. Apu in "The Jolly Bengali" Theme
  51. The Garbageman
  52. Señor Burns
  53. Happy Birthday, Mr. Smithers

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Simpsons   Primary Artist
Jackie Mason   Track Performer
Arthur Sullivan   Track Performer
Tito Puente   Track Performer
Ramones   Performing Ensemble
Sonic Youth   Performing Ensemble
Terry Cashman   Track Performer
Tim Conway   Track Performer
Terry Harrington   Baritone Saxophone
Tress MacNeille   Track Performer
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Sally Stevens   Track Performer
Hank Williams   Track Performer
Harry Shearer   Track Performer
Alf Clausen   Conductor,Performing Ensemble
Hank Azaria   Track Performer
Julie Kavner   Track Performer
Gedde Watanabe   Track Performer
Dell Hake   Performing Ensemble
Sab Shimono   Track Performer
Phil Hartman   Track Performer
Dan Castellaneta   Track Performer
Nancy Cartwright   Track Performer
Dick Wells   Track Performer
Pamela Hayden   Track Performer
Maggie Roswell   Track Performer
Yeardley Smith   Track Performer
Rich Logan   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Gary Stewart   Executive Producer
Ramones   Orchestration
Sonic Youth   Orchestration
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Cary Butler   Engineer
David Dorn   Liner Notes,Executive Producer
Gary Peterson   Liner Notes,Discographical Annotation
Rick Riccio   Engineer
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Carol Farhat   Score Supervisor
Alf Clausen   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes,Orchestration,Adaptation,Discographical Annotation
John Stafford Smith   Composer
Antonia Coffman   Show Consultant
Dell Hake   Orchestration
William Hanna   Composer
Joseph Barbera   Composer
Hoyt Curtin   Composer
Francis Scott Key   Composer
Daniel Goldmark   Editorial Research
Travis Powers   Sound Effects
Peter Alexander   Art Direction
Mildred Hill   Composer
Patty Smith Hill   Composer

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Go Simpsonic with the Simpsons 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Simpsons is the best show and the CD's really funny! The best songs are the ones from the Shari Bobbins episode, 'Paint Your Wagon', and 'We Put the Spring in Springfield'. Whether you're a Simpsons fan or just feel like laughing, this CD is for you!