Simpsons Movie: The Music [Original Soundtrack]

The Simpsons Movie: The Music [Original Soundtrack]

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The eagerly anticipated soundtrack to The Simpsons Movie features Hollywood hotshot Hans Zimmer's take on the classic theme music by Danny Elfman, plus new orchestrations for Springfield's first family.


The eagerly anticipated soundtrack to The Simpsons Movie features Hollywood hotshot Hans Zimmer's take on the classic theme music by Danny Elfman, plus new orchestrations for Springfield's first family.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
One thing is clear from the soundtrack to The Simpsons Movie -- the long-awaited silver screen debut of Matt Groening's timeless cartoon family is not a musical. It may not be a musical, but it is surely the soundtrack to a big-screen spectacular, meaning that the zany, zesty work of Alf Clausen has been traded in for the lush, symphonic touch of Hans Zimmer, who manages to retain enough of the spirit of the show but gives it a full-fledged widescreen makeover. In other words, this soundtrack is a traditional score -- even "Spider Pig" is sung by a choir, not the characters, and only the ending tongue-in-cheek electro-dance of "Recklessly Impulsive" breaks the symphonic spell -- and even with titles as wacky as "Doomsday Is Family Time," "Thank You Boob Lady," and "Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me?," the soundtrack doesn't sound all that humorous. It merely sounds like the sweeping yet sensitive mood music to a movie. And on those terms, The Simpsons Movie is a very good soundtrack -- perhaps not as clever as Clausen, but it's still light on its feet while having enough pomp and circumstance to justify being shown on such a larger screen.

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Brian Dembow   Viola
Stephen Erdody   Cello
Julie Gigante   Violin
Nick Glennie-Smith   Conductor
Endre Granat   Violin,Concert Master
Dan Higgins   Saxophone
James Kanter   Clarinet
Katie Kirkpatrick   Harp
Charles Loper   Trombone
Doug Tornquist   Tuba
Leslie Reed   Oboe
Nico Abondolo   Bass
Blake Neely   Conductor
Hollywood Film Chorale   Choir, Chorus
Malcolm McNab   Trumpet
Jim Walker   Bass
Heitor Teixeira Pereira   Guitar
James Thatcher   Horn
Michael O'Donovan   Bassoon

Technical Credits

Danny Elfman   Composer
Ryeland Allison   Composer,Audio Production
Dolphin Taylor   Concept
Paul Webster   Composer
Hans Zimmer   Composer,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Tom Steel   Stage Manager
Slamm Andrews   Engineering,Score Mixer
Tom Cavanaugh   Music Business Affairs
Matt Groening   Lyricist
John Swartzwelder   Lyricist
Alexandra Jean   Lyricist
Shawn Emanuel   Concept
Steven Kofsky   Audio Production,Musical Producer
Francesco Perlangeli   Stage Manager
Czarina Russell   Studio Coordinator
Claudius Biggers   Engineering
Richard Bishop   Score Coordinator
David Merkin   Lyricist
George Meyer   Lyricist
Mike Reiss   Lyricist
Mike Scully   Lyricist
Russell Emanuel   Concept
Michael A. Levine   Arranger,Additional Music
Ian Maxtone Graham   Lyricist
Dolph Taylor   Concept
Jean   Lyricist
Claudius Brüse   Sample Programming
George W. Meyer   Lyricist
James L. Brooks   Lyricist,Liner Notes,Executive Soundtrack Producer
Matt Selman   Lyricist
Jon Vitti   Lyricist

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Simpsons Movie: The Music [Original Soundtrack] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
wall most will claim that this is not HAN ZIMMERS most epic sound track it by no mean is a disapontment it dose these thing right it fast lively and make you feel good for the 1st track its the simpsons theme but its is done with a orchestra giving it a biger sound trapped like carrots is anther fun one Doomsday is family time is more of an emoshonel song with a lot of feeling to it and then the song Relase the hound is one the most livelery song i have in a long time and then theres spider pig with is all so alot of fun so i would must hilly tell to get if you a fan of music you would love in fat i am not even a han zimmer fan and liked it i say it is his best work since lain king .
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think hans zimmer did a pretty good job, but alf clausen would have done better. It's a shame that he was passed over just so the producers could hype the soundtrack by having a big name.