by Various Artists - Soundtracks - Television, Julie Kavner, Dan Castellaneta, Yeardley Smith, The Simpsons (Related Recordings)
Audio CD (November 24, 1998)
Original Release Date: November 24, 1998
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Geffen Records
The much-anticipated follow-up to their classic The Simpsons Sing the Blues and Songs in the Key of Springfield, The Yellow Album brings Bart, Lisa, Maggie, Marge, and Homer Simpson to a whole 'nother level of the game. Accompanied by a diverse selection of backup musicians (including George Clinton and the P-Funk All-Stars), the Simpsons take aim at a number of genres, from Bart's affection for rap ("Love?" and "The Ten Commandments of Bart"), Lisa's AOR duet with Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart for the Eurythmics cover "Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" to Homer's sensitive cover of Willie Nelson's "Funny How Time Slips Away" with Linda Ronstadt. Homer's range is limited. Bart's diction is spotty. But Apu (the Kwik-E-Mart proprietor) and the Squishees are the big surprise. Their cut, "Twenty-Four Hours a Day," is an embittered piece of working-class electro-funk that rivals the best in modern protest music (Springsteen, eat your heart out.) --Rob O'Connor
The album is O.K, February 10, 2000
Reviewer: Rowdy Harmon from Angels Camp, CA, United States
This is a full album review. The first song "love" is terrible it is not something Bart should sing.The second track "sisters are doin' it for themselves" is pretty good. "How time slips away" is just terrible.The 4th track is sung by apu it is called "24 hours a day" and is really funny. "The ten commandments of Bart" was okay but got old after a while. "I just can't help myself" was one of the best songs, it has some funny parts. "She's coming out swingin" is good but does not make any sense at all. The 8th song "anyone else" has bart and lisa sounding like chipmunks, just terrible. "every summer with you" could have been pretty good except Homer sounds like Grandpa. The last song is by far the best on the c.d.It is a new version of Kamp Krusty with really funny new verses. Overall i only recommend it if u r a big Simpsons fan.If not do not waste your time with it.
It gets better each time I listen to it., March 24, 1999
Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
I am a BIG Simpsons fan. The first Simpsons CD I bought was Songs in The Key of Springfield. I was very happy with it, and when saw this one on the shelf, I snatched it up right away. The first time I listened to it, I was a little disappointed. I was expecting more songs and dialogue from the show, but instead, I found they were full length, original songs. I listened to it again, and the songs began to grow on me. Now, each time I listen to it, it seems to get better and better! It has the humor of the series, and is good for any kind of music lovers, as it has many different kinds of songs. Slow love songs like Time Slips Away, to upbeat jazzy songs like Sisters Are Doin It For Themselves and Comin Out Swingin, to Rap like Love? and Ten Commandments of Bart.
This ROCKS!!!, October 2, 2003
Reviewer: An Amazon.com Customer
All the people who thought this CD was a waste of money are sooo wrong. this CD rocked. The only thing I don't like is in "Anyone Else" Bart says "I need a playmate" Since when does he say that? And he sounds squeky. but great song. Overall, if your a Simpsons fan BUY THIS CD. also buy the other 3 CDs BYE!
The Simpsons Rule, June 4, 2001
Reviewer: A music fan
I think this album is top class, songs like Love, Twenty-Four hours a day, Ten Commandments Of Bart, Anyone Else and Hail to thee Kamp Krusty are sheer brilliance. If anyone likes previous albulms you just have to get this album. It is so entertaining and funny.
This CD is great!, November 4, 2000
Yes! I like it! I think that this CD is better than "The Simpsons Sing The Blues". It have very catchy rythms. But I think that "Songs In The Key Of Springfield" and "Go Simpsonic With The Simpsons" are better than "The Yellow Album". If you are a Simpsons fan, I think that you will like it too.