Top critical review
Doesn't live up to Songs in the Key of Springfield at all.
on September 2, 2000
I think the main problem with this CD is that they tried to cram in as much material as possible, which didn't nessicarily work. A good example of this is Lisa's Sax and All Singing, All Dancing. These two tracks are from episodes that were centered around new music, and if put on CD, would probabyl take up a full disks' worth. Too much of the funny bits are left out of it, and you're left with only a snippet (in partiular, Apu's line "For no reason heres Apu" is left off the CD, which was the best part of the entire Lisa's Sax set).
The rest of the CD is very hit and miss. Most of the good ending variations are found on the previous disk, although you do get Sonic Youth's take on it here. I still wish they included the hockey stadium organ version on here though. A few of the songs you'll have to REALLY know your Simpson's history since they were taken out from the syndication airings.
Overall, I was disappointed in this album, and I'm still hoping they release a 3rd volume of Simpsons' music, including on it whatever is missing from this one.