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The Simpsons Movie: The Music [Original Soundtrack]

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Hans Zimmer 7/24/2007

Review

One thing is clear from the soundtrack to The Simpsons Movie -- the long-awaited silver screen debut of Matt Groening's timeless cartoon family is not a musical. It may not be a musical, but it is surely the soundtrack to a big-screen spectacular, meaning that the zany, zesty work of Alf Clausen has been traded in for the lush, symphonic touch of Hans Zimmer, who manages to retain enough of the spirit of the show but gives it a full-fledged widescreen makeover. In other words, this soundtrack is a traditional score -- even "Spider Pig" is sung by a choir, not the characters, and only the ending tongue-in-cheek electro-dance of "Recklessly Impulsive" breaks the symphonic spell -- and even with titles as wacky as "Doomsday Is Family Time," "Thank You Boob Lady," and "Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me?," the soundtrack doesn't sound all that humorous. It merely sounds like the sweeping yet sensitive mood music to a movie. And on those terms, The Simpsons Movie is a very good soundtrack -- perhaps not as clever as Clausen, but it's still light on its feet while having enough pomp and circumstance to justify being shown on such a larger screen. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 The Simpsons, television theme Hans Zimmer 1:26
  3. 2 The Trapped Like Carrots Hans Zimmer 2:15
  4. 3 The Doomsday Is Family Time Hans Zimmer 2:27
  5. 4 The Release The Hounds Hans Zimmer 2:19
  6. 5 The Clap For Alaska Hans Zimmer 1:55
  7. 6 The What's An Epiphany? Hans Zimmer 2:6
  8. 7 The Thank You Boob Lady Hans Zimmer 2:45
  9. 8 The You Doomed Us All... Again Hans Zimmer 5:49
  10. 9 The ... Lead, Not To Read Hans Zimmer 2:6
  11. 10 The Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me? Hans Zimmer 3:5
  12. 11 The Bart's Doodle Hans Zimmer 0:59
  13. 12 The Worlds Fattest Fertilizer Salesman Hans Zimmer 5:5
  14. 13 The His Big Fat Butt Could Shield Us All Hans Zimmer 1:46
  15. 14 Spiderman, television theme song (1960s) Hans Zimmer 1:4
  16. 15 Recklessly Impulsive, remix (for The Simpsons Movie) Hans Zimmer 5:27

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