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The Simpsons Movie
(2007)
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Co-Composed and Produced by:

Co-Composed by:
Ryeland Allison
Lorne Balfe
Henry Jackman
James Dooley
Michael Levine
Atli Orvarsson

Orchestrated by:
Bruce Fowler
Steve Bartek
Elizabeth Finch
Walt Fowler
Ken Kugler
Dave Metzger
Yvette Moriarty
Geoff Stradling

Conducted by:
Nick Glennie-Smith
Blake Neely

Title Theme by:
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Extreme/Adrenaline Music
(July 24th, 2007)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. A 'Limited Edition' was released a week after the initial album, replacing a jewel case with a plastic donut. The music and liner notes on this product are identical to the contents of the regular album, but the unique packaging will cost you an average of an extra $6.
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Buy it... if you seek a musical souvenir from the concept, adapting Danny Elfman's theme into a parody style consistent with the current techniques of John Debney.

Avoid it... if you expect to hear much, if any, of Hans Zimmer's trademark sound.
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EDITORIAL REVIEW
FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,146
WRITTEN 11/1/07
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The Simpsons Movie: (Hans Zimmer and Co.) The inevitability of a screen adaptation of Fox's hit animated parody show "The Simpsons" has been a hot topic for a dozen years. In its 18th season and still drawing well in ratings, the show maintains a rabid following because its writers never cease conjuring their endless stream of fallacies of logic (which, not surprisingly, have actually been made the subject of graduate student theses for leading academic publications). Under the guidance of Fox, director James L. Brooks follows the show's unofficial rules of production down to almost every detail, ultimately resulting in a film that really functions like a long episode that could just as easily have been shown on television. Critics were generally positive towards The Simpsons Movie, recognizing it for what it is: a worthy addition to the series that has all the expected appeal for its fans. Most of the production values of the film would mirror those of the show, with very few aspects upgraded for the larger venue. One of those slight upgrades in size involves the score for The Simpsons Movie, a source of some consternation for series fans. Danny Elfman's theme is the most recognized part of the show's musical identity, of course, and, having been around so long now, it's difficult to find anyone in the younger generation that can't identify it. But the mass of work involving the show's music has always fallen on the shoulders of Alf Clausen, whose creative parody writing has graced several hundred episodes with consistent orchestral quality. If any mainstream composer other than these two were to be given this assignment, the most natural fit would have been John Debney, whose talents in this genre are unmatched during this decade. But Brooks turned to his collaborator and friend Hans Zimmer for The Simpsons Movie and immediately caused every film music fan to ponder how, if possible, Zimmer's typical compositional style would lend itself to the parody genre.



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370 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.74 Stars
***** 46 5 Stars
**** 68 4 Stars
*** 85 3 Stars
** 86 2 Stars
* 85 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Total Time: 40:39
• 1. The Simpsons Theme* (1:27)
• 2. Trapped Like Carrots (2:14)
• 3. Doomsday is Family Time (2:27)
• 4. Release the Hounds (2:19)
• 5. Clap for Alaska (1:55)
• 6. What's an Epiphany? (2:07)
• 7. Thank You Boob Lady (2:45)
• 8. You Doomed Us All... Again (5:52)
• 9. ...Lead, Not to Read (2:05)
• 10. Why Does Everything I Whip Leave Me? (3:05)
• 11. Bart's Doodle (1:01)
• 12. World's Fattest Fertilizer Salesman (5:05)
• 13. His Big Fat Ass Could Shield Us All (1:46)
• 14. Spider Pig (1:04)
• 15. Recklessly Impulsive (5:27)
* written by Danny Elfman

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes a lengthy note from the director about working with Hans Zimmer.
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