Sing the Blues (1990) [VINYL]
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A must have for any Simpsons fan.
Admittedly, thanks to the format of the show often involving spoofs of other shows, many of the songs aren't exactly original, but either cover versions or parodies of songs. Also, thanks to the show supposedly being around a family, some of the vocals are a little ropey, as it would be unusual for a whole family to be musically talented. Outside of the Jacksons or the Osmonds, at least. But even knowing this was not enough to dissuade me from buying "The Simpsons Sing the Blues", as I figured that the amount of entertainment it would provide would outweigh the number of duff notes they would hit.
If you're a fan of "The Simpsons" and remember one or more of the original singles, this is an essential purchase, even if it does sound a little dated in parts. If you're not a fan of the show, this really is one to avoid, but the prominence of the family on the cover will more than likely give you that idea anyway. There are some fairly inoffensive tunes if you're not a fan, but for the most part decent songs are made less so by the inclusion of the cast and if the show annoys you over half an hour, this album certainly will over 40 minutes and ten tracks. But as a fan I love it and, despite any number of releases in the fifteen or so years since this came out, I think this is still the best of "The Simpsons" albums.
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This is not a rip-off designed to cash in on the fame of the Simpsons. It is a fabulous CD in its own right.
The songs are all sung by members of the Simpsons family - the lyrics are original and appropriate to the character. The music is mostly blues classics (with some original material) performed by fantastic (and famous) blues musicians. I could have done without Bart rapping but this is not a major complaint - Lisa singing the Moanin' Lisa Blues more than compensated.
It brought a smile to my face and joy to my heart.
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Easy purchase and great communication from the seller, thanks very much!!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic cd. Includes do the bartman and deep deep trouble.Published 10 months ago by David galvin
brings back loads of memories - and boy does it - singing along as I did when it first came out. great buy.Published 16 months ago by Mary R
I used to see the Simpsons before they were the Simpsons-as an interlude on the Tracey Ullman Shows of the 80s. Read morePublished on 4 Jun. 2011 by Richard
Having bought this CD for my son, I expected the music to be cartoon-like and silly, a reflection of the T.V series. Read morePublished on 18 Mar. 2009 by Spin