This CD is a compilation of music from various episodes of the famous TV-series
The Simpsons. It is less composed than adapted (although this
fact is never mentioned in the package) by Alf Clausen who apart from the
mail title (composed by Danny Elfman) has created music for the series since
The Simpsons is a parody of everyday life, as well as of many movies, musicals
etc. For that reason, a lot of well-known themes and songs, such as songs
from Evita, The Sound of Music, Marry Poppins, and The
Flinstones -- just to name a few, appear in the compilation, albeit with
different lyrics. A lot of musical styles are interlaced in the score, too,
from country/western music to cabaret music. The music is often quite funny,
and the overall comic feel is enhanced by hilarious dialogue from the series.
Understandably, the compilation lacks any coherence since it constantly leaps
from one style and theme to another, intermixing dialogue and songs.
Hardcore fans of the series will appreciate this compilation. Others may
or may not put up with the quite annoying voices, that are extremely funny
when combined with the visuals, but of questionable entertainment value detached.
The music just doesn't seem complete enough without the accompanying cartoon;
its OK for a couple of listenings,
but it will not hold your attention for very long.