Songs in the Key of Springfield

Songs in the Key of Springfield

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by The Simpsons
     
 

Providing incisive social commentary on the middle class, suburban American family through its intelligent humor and surprising humanity, The Simpsons -- the longest-running prime-time show on television -- has become a cultural institution. Not bad for a cartoon. What's more, in an era when the musical is nearly extinct, The Simpsons has kept alive a…  See more details below

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Providing incisive social commentary on the middle class, suburban American family through its intelligent humor and surprising humanity, The Simpsons -- the longest-running prime-time show on television -- has become a cultural institution. Not bad for a cartoon. What's more, in an era when the musical is nearly extinct, The Simpsons has kept alive a great American art form with brilliant, catchy songs by series creator Matt Groening and composer Alf Clausen. Songs in the Key of Springfield collects the best music from the series on 39 glorious tracks, including such unforgettable pieces as the musical version of Planet of the Apes, Apu's heart-wrenching "Who Needs the Kwik-E Mart?" and the Schoolhouse Rock spoof, "The Amendment Song." Then there's the musical accompaniment to the "Streetcar Named Marge" episode, in which Ned Flanders, playing Stanley Kowalski, sings, "Stellaaaa! Stellaaaa! Can't ya hear me yella? Ya put me through hella! Stellaaaa!" The disc also features 11 versions of the theme song composed by Danny Elfman, including the Tito Puente "Afro-Cuban" rendition, the "Big Band Vegas" version, and The Addams Family homage. This inspired soundtrack is an absolute must-have for fans of America's first cartoon family.

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
Songs in the Key of Springfield collects music and dialogue from The Simpsons, the greatest television series in the history of mankind. Among the selections are the "'Itchy and Scratchy' Theme," "It Was a Very Good Beer" (Homer's elegiac ode to underage drinking), Tito Puente's spicy "Senor Burns," and Lisa's cover of Carole King's "Jazzman," and "Springfield, Springfield," in which Bart and Milhouse "go crazy Broadway style!"

Product Details

Release Date:
03/18/1997
Label:
Rhino/Wea Uk
UPC:
0081227272326
catalogNumber:
272723

Tracks

  1. The Simpson Main Title Theme
  2. We Do (The Stonecutters' Song)
  3. Dancin' Homer Medley: Crosstown Bridge/Capitol City  - Tony Bennett
  4. Homer and Apu Medley: /Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?/Who Needs the the Kwi
  5. 'Round Springfield Medley: Bleeding Gums Blues/A Four-Headed King/There
  6. "Oh, Streetcar!": White-Hot Grease Fires (Prologue)/Long Before the Sup
  7. Jingle Bells
  8. Springfield Medley: The Simpson End Credits Theme [Big Band Vegas Versi
  9. "Itchy & Scratchy" Main Title Theme
  10. "Itchy and Scratchy" End Credits Theme
  11. The Day the Violence Died Medley: Not Jazz Chor, But Sad Chor/The Amdendmen
  12. Señor Burns  - Tito Puente
  13. The Simpson End Credits Theme  - Tito Puente
  14. Your Wife Don't Understand You
  15. Kamp Krusty Medley: South of the Border/Gracie Films Logo, End Credit S
  16. The Simpsons End Credits Theme
  17. The Simpsons End Credits Theme
  18. The Simpsons End Credits Theme
  19. Treehouse of Horror V-Medley: Controlling the Transmission ...
  20. Honey Roasted Peanuts
  21. Boy Scoutz in the Hood-Medley/ Saved Be the Bell/Jackpot/
  22. Two Dozen and One Greyhounds-Medley/ The Pick of the ...
  23. "Eye on Springfield" Theme
  24. Flaming Moe's
  25. Homer's Barbershop Quartet-Medley One Last Call/Baby on ...
  26. TV Sucks
  27. A Fish Called Selma-Medley/ Troy Chic/Stop the Planet of the ...
  28. Send in the Clown
  29. The Monorail Song
  30. In Search of an Out of Body Vibe
  31. Cool
  32. Bagged Me a Homer
  33. It Was a Very Good Beer
  34. Bart Sells His Soul-Medley/ From God's Brain to Your ...
  35. Happy Birthday, Lisa
  36. The Simpsons Halloween Special End Credits Theme ["The Adams Family" Homage
  37. Who Shot Mr. Burns?, Pt. 1: Medley/ Who Dunnit?/The ...
  38. Lisa's Wedding-Medley/ The Simpsons End Credits Theme ...
  39. The Simpsons End Credits Theme

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Simpsons   Primary Artist
Tito Puente   Track Performer
Tony Bennett   Track Performer
Terry Harrington   Baritone Saxophone
Dan Higgins   Alto Saxophone
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Alf Clausen   Conductor
Dell Hake   fender rhodes

Technical Credits

Gary Stewart   Executive Producer
Hugh Brown   Art Direction
Cary Butler   Engineer
Hummie Mann   Orchestration
Rick Riccio   Engineer
Mike Rubin   Contributor
Armin Steiner   Engineer
Geoff Sykes   Mastering
Carol Farhat   Score Supervisor
Alf Clausen   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Orchestration,Adaptation
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Antonia Coffman   Contributor,Show Consultant
Robert L. Emmer   Executive Producer
Matt Groening   Liner Notes
Dell Hake   Orchestration
Travis Powers   Sound Effects
Peter Alexander   Art Direction
James Pierpont   Composer

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Songs in the Key of Springfield 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simpsons is a great comedy and a great CD! The best songs are 'Who needs the Quicky Mart?', the Stonecutter's song, Planet of the Apes songs. No matter if you're a Simpsons fan or not, you'll crack up when you listen to this!
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you're a lover of that outrageous family, this CD is for you! It's SIMPLY THE BEST!!! BUY IT! it's GREAT, you'll understand the meaning of the simpsons if you get this!