The Simpsons/Hans Zimmer (Composer): The Simpsons Movie: The Music [Original Soundtrack] [Slipcase]

Audio Samples

>Simpsons, television theme, The - (Orchestral Version)
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Trapped Like Carrots, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Doomsday Is Family Time, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Release The Hounds, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Clap For Alaska, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: What's An Epiphany?, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Thank You Boob Lady, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: You Doomed Us All... Again, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: ... Lead, Not To Read, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me?, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Bart's Doodle, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Worlds Fattest Fertilizer Salesman, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: His Big Fat Butt Could Shield Us All, The
>Spiderman, television theme song (1960s)
>Recklessly Impulsive, remix (for The Simpsons Movie) - (Remix By Ryeland Allison, Bonus Track)

Track List

>Simpsons, television theme, The - (Orchestral Version)
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Trapped Like Carrots, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Doomsday Is Family Time, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Release The Hounds, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Clap For Alaska, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: What's An Epiphany?, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Thank You Boob Lady, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: You Doomed Us All... Again, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: ... Lead, Not To Read, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me?, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Bart's Doodle, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: Worlds Fattest Fertilizer Salesman, The
>Simpsons Movie, film score: His Big Fat Butt Could Shield Us All, The
>Spiderman, television theme song (1960s)
>Recklessly Impulsive, remix (for The Simpsons Movie) - (Remix By Ryeland Allison, Bonus Track)

Album Notes

Lyricists: Ian Maxtone-Graham; Alexandra Jean; John Swartzwelder; Mike Scully; George Meyer; Mike Reiss; David Merkin; Matt Groening.

Personnel: Heitor Teixeira Pereira (guitar); Katie Kirkpatrick (harp); Julie Gigante, Endre Granat (violin); Brian Dembow (viola); Stephen Erdody (cello); James Kanter (clarinet); Leslie Reed (oboe); Michael O'Donovan (bassoon); Dan Higgins (saxophone); Malcolm McNab (trumpet); Charles Loper (trombone); Doug Tornquist (tuba); James Thatcher (horns).

Additional personnel: Heitor Teixeira Pereira.

Recording information: The Newman Stage, Twentieth Century Fox.

Arranger: Michael A. Levine.

When THE SIMPSONS, the longest running and perhaps most culturally significant cartoon television show ever, finally hit the big screen in 2007 both fans and critics rejoiced. The simple yet vastly nuanced show made the transition to the big screen with class and in style, and the accompanying soundtrack is a nice microcosm of this leap.

Written by acclaimed composer Hans Zimmer, the music for the THE SIMPSONS MOVIE is, appropriately, grander and more sweeping than that used on the show. Yet Zimmer does an excellent job of keeping Alf Clausen's quirky, frenetic musical motifs in place (see the surf rock-inspired "Release the Hounds"), and gives Danny Elfman's beloved title theme a grand cinematic upgrade. It's both odd and exhilarating to hear such thunderous orchestral music being used to support the antics of Homer and company, then again, the same can be said for seeing a 20-foot tall Homer trying to save the world. The limited edition version of the disc comes in a pink frosted doughnut package. Mmm.... limited edition.



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