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Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons

Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons

Rhino Records (R2 75480)

Release Date: 1999

Conducted by Alf Clausen

Format: CD

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Best of 1999: Best Compilation Album

Track Listing

1. "The Simpsons" Main Title
[previewing track]
 0:49
2. Lisa's Sax
[previewing track]
 1:05
3. All Singing, All Dancing
[previewing track]
 1:42
4. We Put the Spring in Springfield
[previewing track]
 2:24
5. Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious
[previewing track]
 1:21
6. Cut Every Corner
[previewing track]
 1:46
7. A Boozehound Named Barney
[previewing track]
 1:48
8. Happy Just The Way We Are
[previewing track]
 1:33
9. "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiala(Annoyed Grunt)cious" End Credits Suite
[previewing track]
 0:45
10. Cash and Cary
[previewing track]
 0:46
11. Meet The Flintstones
[previewing track]
 0:29
12. Underwater Wonderland
[previewing track]
 0:54
13. Happy Birthday, Mr. Burns
[previewing track]
 0:40
14. The Field of Excellence
[previewing track]
 0:30
15. "The Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie Show" Theme
[previewing track]
 0:15
16. Poochie Rap Song
[previewing track]
 0:27
17. The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson
[previewing track]
 2:07
18. "Quimby" Campaign Commercial
[previewing track]
 0:20
19. "The Simpsons" End Credits Theme (Sonic Youth)
[previewing track]
 0:45
20. Trash of the Titans
[previewing track]
 1:58
21. Canyonero
[previewing track]
 1:25
22. Everyone Loves Ned Flanders ("The Adventures of Ned Flanders" Theme)
[previewing track]
 0:32
23. "Scorpio" End Credits
[previewing track]
 0:40
24. "Chief Wiggum, P.I." Main Title
[previewing track]
 1:05
25. "The Love-Matic Grampa" Main Title
[previewing track]
 0:56
26. The Simpson's Spin-off Showcase
[previewing track]
 3:50
27. The Ballad of Jebediah Springfield
[previewing track]
 0:43
28. In Marge We Trust
[previewing track]
 1:51
29. "Krusty the Clown" Main Title
[previewing track]
 0:16
30. Cape Feare
[previewing track]
 1:35
31. Mr. Plow
[previewing track]
 0:54
32. Plow King
[previewing track]
 0:53
33. "Kamp Krusty" Theme Song
[previewing track]
 1:09
34. "The Simpsons" End Credits Theme (Jazz Quartet Version)
[previewing track]
 0:40
35. Union Strike Folk Song (Parts 1 & 2)
[previewing track]
 0:44
36. Rappin' Ronnie Reagan
[previewing track]
 0:24
37. Cletus the Slack-Jawed Yokel!
[previewing track]
 1:11
38. "Ya-Hoo" Main Title
[previewing track]
 0:28
39. The Land of Chocolate
[previewing track]
 1:32
40. "Skinner & The Superintendent" Theme
[previewing track]
 0:13
41. Presidents' Song
[previewing track]
 0:48
42. The Star Spangled Banner
[previewing track]
 1:14
43. Talkin' Softball
[previewing track]
 1:16
44. Like Father, Like Clown
[previewing track]
 1:04
45. Blessed Be The Guy That Bonds ("McBain End Credits")
[previewing track]
 0:37
46. You're Gonna Like Me (The Garbo Song)
[previewing track]
 0:42
47. Can I Borrow A Feeling?
[previewing track]
 0:47
48. "The Simpsons" End Credits Theme (Philip Glass Homage)
[previewing track]
 0:55
49. We Love To Smoke
[previewing track]
 0:42
50. Apu in "The Jolly Benhali" Theme
[previewing track]
 0:16
51. The Garbageman (Long Demo Version)
[previewing track]
 2:03
52. Senor Burns (Long Version)
[previewing track]
 2:12
53. Happy Birthday, Mr. Smithers
[previewing track]
 0:15
  Total Album Time: 56:16

Review

by David A. Koran
October 21, 1999
[5 / 5]

Ah… After over a year of delays for various reasons, fans of "The Simpsons" are finally treated to the sequel album to Songs in The Key of Springfield, entitled Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons. When we interviewed Alf back around its originally planned release time he shared with us some of the tracks that would be on the release - a kind of "favorites list" of Alf's, as well as peaking our own interest. Most of that list has remained intact and has resulted in a well-sequenced and paced collection. This is another tribute to those folks at Rhino that will not release a fine album before its time, and besides their upcoming Superman CD, ever more anticipated.

Some of my personal all-time favorites appear on this album, as well as some odd outtakes that didn't make the cut for certain shows (some more cultural statements than most). One of those favorites, "Canyonero" is right up my alley and was one of those that most fans wished was available on the first CD. Driving a VW Bug myself and coming across one of those "Canyonero"-type SUVs, I can only starting singing the song with more than truth in the lyrics. One of Alf Clausen's other great talents besides working well along great lyricists is his ability to parody without sounding like an exact knock-off. In "The Simpsons Spin-Off Showcase" medley, the "Chief Wiggum, P.I" cue was great invention in the style of Jan Hammer's original orchestrations for "Miami Vice". After actually programming the original "Miami Vice" for an electronic music class, I know how hard Alf had to work to get in Jan's head. Another great swipe at genre parody is with the cues for "Scorpio" and "McBain" which are great John Barry James Bond-esque bits, a great alternative to The World Is Not Enough later this month.

Not all of the great music on this album was written by Alf Clausen (barring Danny Elfman's contribution to the shows theme). There's also a cool tribute to the United States national pastime, baseball, with a Bleeding Gums Murphy rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner' to my favorite, Terry Cashman's "Talkin' Softball" a perfect mirror of his own "Talkin' Baseball".

Mr. Clausen, and the usual suspects of "The Simpsons", really do "Put The Spring in Springfield" and any person who calls themselves a fan of the show needs to run out and pick up this album immediately. Otherwise, you'll run the risk of being sliced to bits by Itchy and Scratchy and their "in your face" friend Poochie!


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