Out of print in the U.S.! Originally released in 1997, Songs In The Key Of Springfield is a collection of original songs, themes and underscore music from the television show The Simpsons. Apart from the Simpsons Main Title Theme (by Danny Elfman), you can also find 'The Itchy And Scratchy Theme', 'Senor Burns' (by Tito Puente), 'Dancin' Homer' (by Tony Bennett) 'It Was A Very Good Beer' (by Homer Simpson) and a cover of Carol King's 'Jazzman' performed by Lisa Simpson! Includes liner notes by Matt Groening and Alf Clausen. 39 total tracks. Rhino/Wea.
Who said musical comedy was dead? Was it you? Fools! There are more shining moments in each of these 39 zippy little numbers than in the complete score of any bloated Broadway dud today. Peppered with original dialogue, and seven renditions of "The Simpsons Main Title Theme" (including Australian, Big Band, and Afro-Cuban), this disc includes beloved originals like "Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?". Even better are the scathing parodies: "Oh, Streetcar!" (Tennessee Williams a la
community musical theater); "Dr. Zaius" (Falco-meets-Planet of the Apes
); and "See My Vest" (Monty Burns's jaunty dissection of Disney's "Be Our Guest"). With celebrity cameos from Tony Bennett, Robert Goulet, and Beverly D'Angelo, Songs
is a sparkling tonic to sustain you through the seven dreary days between Sunday evenings. --Kurt B. Reighley