by The Simpsons

Shout! Factory's compilation The Simpsons: Testify spotlights material culled from award-winning composer Alf Clausen and features the unmistakable voices of America’s most beloved TV family: Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith), and Springfield’s various townsfolk (Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer). The…  See more details below


Shout! Factory's compilation The Simpsons: Testify spotlights material culled from award-winning composer Alf Clausen and features the unmistakable voices of America’s most beloved TV family: Homer (Dan Castellaneta), Marge (Julie Kavner), Bart (Nancy Cartwright), Lisa (Yeardley Smith), and Springfield’s various townsfolk (Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer). The soundtrack kicks off with Danny Elfman's unforgettable main title theme and continues with a collection of the best songs from the last nine seasons of TV's longest-running prime-time comedy.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
The Simpsons: Testify is the third collection of original songs and music from the television series, covering music heard on the series' tenth through 18th seasons. It takes its title from a gospel number from the 2000 episode "Faith Off," and there are a few other church-inspired numbers, including the Christian country-rock jibe "He's the Man" with Shawn Colvin on vocals, but this is hardly a theme collection. Like any average episode of The Simpsons, Testify hops all over the place, flitting from style to style, all illustrating composer/conductor Alf Clausen's uncanny ability to simultaneously pay homage and parody. If there are no outright classics along the lines of "Monorail" here, there's a bunch to enjoy, including the Sinatra swipe "Jellyfish," the medley "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders," and "They'll Never Stop the Simpsons," a sly parody of "We Didn't Start the Fire." Also, there are several big-name cameos here -- Los Lobos doing the end credits, Weird Al singing the "Jack & Diane" parody "Homer & Marge," David Byrne sitting in on "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders," Baha Men doing their one hit as "Who Wants a Haircut," Jackson Browne on "Marjorie," the B-52's on "Glove Slap," Shawn Colvin on "He's the Man," and two Ricky Gervais numbers -- which are merely icing on the cake here, just as they are on the show. When it comes right down to it, Testify is only necessary for hardcore Simpsons fans, but they will surely find this worth the time.

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  1. "The Simpsons" Main Title Theme  -  Alf Clausen Orchestra
  2. Testify  -  Julie Kavner
  3. The Very Reason That I Live/All Ends That's, Well/Hangin' in & Hangin' Out  - Nancy Cartwright
  4. He's the Man  -  Yeardley Smith
  5. Stretch Dude and Clobber Girl  -  Yeardley Smith
  6. "The Simpsons" End Credit Theme  -  Lobos
  7. Ode to Branson  - Amick Bryam
  8. Sold Separately  - Harry Shearer
  9. Island of Sirens  - Dan Castellaneta
  10. They'll Never Stop the Simpsons  - Dan Castellaneta
  11. You're a Bunch of Stuff  -  Yeardley Smith
  12. What Do I Think of the Pie?  -  Yeardley Smith
  13. Baby Stink Breath/Arrow Quivers  -  Yeardley Smith
  14. Tastes Like Liberty  - Mark Campbell
  15. Jellyfish  -  Julie Kavner
  16. Homer & Marge  -  Yeardley Smith
  17. "Everybody Hates Ned Flanders" Medley: Flanders Is His Name/Everybody H  -  Julie Kavner
  18. I Love to Walk/Homer's Car Struck  -  Julie Kavner
  19. Marjorie  -  Julie Kavner
  20. "The President Wore Pearls" Medley: Vote for a Winner/I Am Their Queen/  -  Yeardley Smith
  21. Glove Slap  -  B-52s
  22. O Pruny Night  -  Yeardley Smith
  23. America (I Love This Country)  - Mark Campbell
  24. America Rules  -  Yeardley Smith
  25. Welcome to Moe's  -  Yeardley Smith
  26. We Are the Jockeys/I Like This Place - What Is This Place?  -  Tress MacNeillie
  27. Song of Shelbyville  -  Yeardley Smith
  28. "A Star Is Torn" Medley: I'm Talkin' Springfield/My Kitty Died/Always M  -  Yeardley Smith
  29. Who Wants a Haircut?  -  Yeardley Smith
  30. "My Fair Laddie" Medley: Adequate/Not on My Clothes/Repeat After Me/Blu  -  Yeardley Smith
  31. Springfield Blows  -  Alf Clausen Orchestra
  32. "King of Cats" Itchy & Scratchy Medley: Tune-Up/"King of Cats" Opening/  -  Yeardley Smith
  33. Lady  -  Julie Kavner
  34. You Make Me Laugh  -  Julie Kavner
  35. Lady Riff  - Ricky Gervais
  36. Poppa, Can You Hear Me?  - Nancy Cartwright
  37. "Yokel Chords" Medley: Oh, How Do We?/Motivate Them/Cultural Things Exp  -  Studio Singers
  38. Hullaba Lula  - Kelsey Grammer
  39. Song of the Wild Beasts  - Dan Castellaneta
  40. Dancing Workers' Song  -  Edie Lehmann-Boddicker
  41. Oldies and Nudies  -  Alf Clausen Orchestra

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Simpsons   Primary Artist
Jackson Browne   Track Performer
David Byrne   Track Performer
Shawn Colvin   Track Performer
Steve Kujala   Woodwind
Ralph Grierson   Keyboards
Marilyn Baker   Viola
Richard Todd   French Horn
Kelsey Grammer   Track Performer
Murray Adler   Violin,Concert Master
Dale Anderson   Percussion
Israel Baker   Violin
Chuck Berghofer   Bass
Charlie Bisharat   Violin
Bobby Bruce   Violin
Jodi Burnett   Cello
Amick Byram   Vocals,Track Performer
Lee Callet   Woodwind
Alvin Chea   Vocals
Jon Clarke   Woodwind
Larry Corbett   Cello
Randy Crenshaw   Vocals,Track Performer
Isabelle Daskoff   Violin
Donna Davidson   Vocals
Brian Dembow   Viola
Joel Derouin   Violin
Harold Dicterow   Violin
George Doering   Guitar
Assa Drori   Violin
Arni Egilsson   Bass
Dennis Farias   Trumpet
Roger Freeland   Vocals
David Frisina   Violin
Armen Garabedian   Violin
Berj Garabedian   Violin
Pamela Gates   Violin
Gene Morford   Vocals
Dominic Genova   Bass
Jim Gilstrap   Vocals,Track Performer
Pamela Goldsmith   Viola
Harris Goldman   Violin
John Goux   Guitar
Endre Granat   Violin
Gary Grant   Trumpet
Jules "Stix" Greenberg   Percussion
Susan Greenberg   Woodwind
Terry Harrington   Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
Gary Herbig   Woodwind
Jerry Hey   Trumpet
Dan Higgins   Woodwind
Ralph Humphrey   Percussion
Clydene Jackson   Vocals
John Thomas Johnson   Tuba
Alan Kaplan   Trombone
Peter Kent   Violin,Concert Master
Myra Kestenbaum   Viola
Jerome Kessler   Cello
Katie Kirkpatrick   Harp
Ray Kramer   Cello
Bernard Kundell   Violin
Janet Lakatos   Viola
Michael Lang   Keyboards
Warren Luening   Trumpet
Tress MacNeille   Track Performer
Michael Markman   Violin
Gordon Marron Strings   Violin
Timothy May   Guitar
Gene Merlino   Vocals,Track Performer
Jorge Moraga   Viola
Carole Mukogawa   Viola
Ira Nepus   Trombone
Don Palmer   Violin
Claudia Parducci   Violin
Joel Peskin   Woodwind
Darryl Phinnessee   Vocals
Morris Repass   Trombone
Rick Riccio   Track Performer
Gale Robinson   French Horn
Richard Ruttenberg   Keyboards
Carl Saunders   Trumpet
Danny Seidenberg   Viola
Harry Shirinian   Viola
Neil Stubenhaus   Bass
Sally Stevens   Vocals,Track Performer
Rob Summers   Trumpet
Joel Timm   Woodwind
Carmen Twillie   Vocals
John VanHouten   Trombone
Alan Vavrin   Percussion
Brad Warnaar   French Horn
Dorothy Wade   Violin
Randy Waldman   Keyboards
Maxine Willard Waters   Vocals
Oren Waters   Vocals,Track Performer
Ann White   Vocals
Jerry Whitman   Vocals
John Wittenberg   Violin
John Yoakum   Woodwind
Tibor Zelig   Violin
Mihail Zinovyev   Viola
Vincent DeRosa   French Horn
Harry Shearer   Track Performer
Gayle Levant   Harp
Robert H. Carr   Woodwind
David Riddles   Woodwind
Andrew Shulman   Cello
Julia Waters   Vocals
Tom Boyd   Woodwind
Alf Clausen   Conductor,Vocals
Archie Levin   Viola
Niki Magee   Violin
Dennis "Cannonball" Caplinger   Banjo
Russi Taylor   Track Performer
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Trombone
Bob Joyce   Vocals,Track Performer
Lou McCreary   Trombone
Hank Azaria   Track Performer
Steve Buscemi   Track Performer
Julie Kavner   Track Performer
Timothy Landauer   Cello
Calabria McChesney   Violin
Michael Watts   Keyboards
Steven Gordon   Viola
Dan Castellaneta   Track Performer
Nancy Cartwright   Track Performer
Yeardley Smith   Track Performer
Scott Clausen   Keyboards
Larry Hall   Trumpet
Songa Lee   Violin
Nicholas Harper   Vocals
Aaron Page   Vocals
Emily Charouhas   Vocals
Chelsea Di Blasi   Vocals
Ricky Gervais   Track Performer
Michael Mathews   Cello
Raymond Kelley   Cello
John D. Mitchell   Woodwind
Mark Campbell   Vocals
Karolina Naziemiec   Viola
James Atkinson   French Horn
Douglas Lyons   French Horn
Rich Logan   Vocals,Track Performer
Bob Zimmitti   Percussion
Louise di Tullio   Woodwind
Jon Lewis   Trumpet
Charles Boito   Woodwind
Raymond Tischer   Viola
Victoria Lanier   Violin
Gary Gray   Woodwind
Richard Shaw   Bass

Technical Credits

Jackson Browne   Composer
Danny Elfman   Composer
Barry Manilow   Composer
Michel Legrand   Composer
Alan Bergman   Composer
Marilyn Bergman   Composer
Jack Feldman   Composer
Brian Kelley   Composer
John Mellencamp   Composer
Don Payne   Composer
Michael Price   Composer
Rick Riccio   Engineer
Bruce Sussman   Composer
Carol Farhat   Audio Production
Alf Clausen   Arranger,Composer,Liner Notes,Orchestration,Adaptation
Brad Dechter   Orchestration
Mark Chalecki   Mastering
Antonia Coffman   Show Consultant
Robert L. Emmer   Executive Producer
Jacquie Perryman   Contributor
Matt Groening   Artwork
Dana Gould   Composer
Ardell Hake   Sound Consultant
Dell Hake   Orchestration
Anselm Douglas   Composer
Chris Ledesma   Audio Production
Travis Powers   Sound Effects
Dan Castellaneta   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Tim Long   Composer
Scott Clausen   Orchestration
Ken Keeler   Composer
Ricky Gervais   Composer
Derek Dressler   Executive Producer
Jeff Palo   Producer,Audio Production
Matt Warburton   Composer

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