by The Simpsons, Various Artists - Soundtracks - Television, The Simpsons (Related Recordings)
Audio CD (March 19, 1996)
Original Release Date: 1990
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Geffen Special Prod.
I am shocked, June 29, 2000
Reviewer: Mike Reed from West Jordan, UT
Who would've thought that The Simpsons could sing so well on what is actually a pretty serious album. Sure, "Look At All Those Idiots", "Sibling Rivalry", and "Born Under A Bad Sign" are comedy, Lisa does a great saxamaphone job on "God Bless The Child" and Homer and Marge pull off a great duet of "I Love To See You Smile". Of course, Bart's "Deep, Deep Trouble" became a hit, and "Do The Bartman" became a signature song, but they both take a backseat to "School Day", a great, rousing duet with Bart and the original singer of the classic rock n roll song. A slight letdown is "Moanin' Lisa Blues" which should have been left over for "Songs In The Key Of Springfield." But that's not enough for me to not recommend this CD. BUY THIS CD!
Bart, go to your room!, October 25, 2003
Reviewer: Johnny Heering from Bethel, CT United States
This was the first album released by the Simpsons. It wasn't songs from their show, but rather songs recorded especially for this album. Some of the songs are good, some are not. Here are my thoughts:
1. "Do the Bartman" is a fun rap song by Bart. They actually made a video of this song.
2. "School Day" is a lousy cover version of a Chuck Berry song, by Bart and Buster Poindexter. Joe Walsh provides lead guitar.
3. "Born Under a Bad Sign" is a cover version of an Albert King blues song by Homer. It is pretty decent. Guitar playing by B.B. King gives it some authenticity.
4. "Moanin' Lisa Blues" was a song that was actually featured on show, although this version is much longer. It is one of the better songs here.
5. "Deep, Deep Trouble" is another fun rap song by Bart. This one was produced by D.J. Jazzy Jeff.
6. "God Bless the Child" is a terrible cover version of a classic Billie Holiday song by Lisa. Lisa, you are no Billie Holiday!
7. "I Love to See You Smile" is pretty dull cover version of a Randy Newman song by Homer and Marge. Dr. John plays the piano solo.
8. "Springfield Soul Stew" is a pointless cover version of a King Curtis song, with narration by Marge. The original version was titled "Memphis Soul Stew".
9. "Look at All These Idiots" is an okay song by Mr. Burns, where he criticizes the workers in his plant.
10. "Sibling Rivalry" is a cloying duet by Lisa and Bart. Talk about ending the album on a bad note!
In conclusion, this album is really for hardcore Simpsons fans only. But if you like the Simpsons that much, you probably bought this album a long time ago.
SCHOOL DAY FOREVER!!!, October 16, 2003
Reviewer: Marcelo Mauricio from San Justo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Have you heard "School Day", the second track on this CD? It's a great song. I think so! Why don't ya listen to it for yourselves and see what you think? It starts with the family singing something like "Hail, hail rock'n'roll..." and then the rest of the lyrics explain the different things going on on a regular American school day, so I think the title is more than self-explanatory. If you don't understand the lyrics, don't worry, they're in the enclosed lyrics booklet that comes with the CD. It's a great upbeat song for those schoolers who want to listen to music before going to school, so, if you have a schooler in your home, play this song to him or her on whatever instrument you have (if you don't have any, get a nice YAMAHA DGX300 right in this site) and then let him or her go to school, as the song only takes three minutes fifty seconds to play.
EVERYONE SHOOD GET THIS!!!!, April 27, 2003
Reviewer: Natalie from Weston-s-mare england
MY GRANDAD GOT THIS FOR ME EVEN THOUGH HE DOESNT LIKE THE SIMPSONS THAT MUCH I HAVE HAD IT FOR A YEAR AND A HALF AND I HAV NOT STOPPED LISTENING TO IT IT IS TOO GOOD TO PUT IN THE ATTIC OR PUT IT AT THE BOOTOM OF THE CD PILE YOU'VE GOT TO LISTEN TO IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN I NO ALL THE WORDS TO EVERYSONG ON THE SIMPSON BLUES CD. GET IT!!
Simpsons 4- EVER, April 9, 2003
Reviewer: A music fan from APO, AE United States
The Simpsons will always Rock and this is the one cd that anyone who and will always be a fan of should have this in there cd collection.. I had it when it first came out and I lost it... and I was buming.. now I ordered it and I can do the Bartman
I REMEMBER THIS!!, April 7, 2003
Reviewer: Denise from PA
I had this cd when I was like 6 years old, I ALWAYS loved it! I lost it though...I took it to school in 9th grade to use for our homecoming float which was the theme of The Simpsons, and I never got it back. I'm about to buy it again. It's GREAT!
I almost forgot about this album...., February 17, 2003
Reviewer: willr7050 from Newport News, VA USA
i remember hearing "Do The Bartman" and "Deep Deep Trouble" on the radio and seeing music videos for both songs when i was younger, plus i had the album on tape but lost it. Now I had listened to "Sibling Rivalary" for days on end and surprisingly, I still remember the song. If your a fan of the Simpsons or have a really broad taste in music like i do, i suggest you buy it.
OMG, February 9, 2003
Reviewer: Ashley Leckwold from White, Georgia United States
This is a really good CD.My fave song is Moanin' Lisa Blues. & Bart's raps are easy to understand & I laugh whenever I here Born Under A Bad Sign.Why havent any of these songs been on the show?Get to it Matt!