The Yellow Album

The Simpsons

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The Yellow Album Review

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Springfield rocks! Following up the release of 1990's THE SIMPSONS SING THE BLUES, those crazy cartoon characters from the hit TV show return with a family-fun album called THE YELLOW ALBUM. The wacky collection of toon tunes is sung mostly by the characters, but there are also some heavy guest appearances. "Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves," a cover of the Eurythmics' song, features sisters Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart along with Lisa Simpson, while "Funny How Time Slips Away" finds Homer crooning a duet with Linda Ronstadt.

The album has varied production styles including dance and rap music courtesy of Robert Clivilles and David Cole ("Love?," "I Just Can't Help Myself") and funk from the legendary George Clinton ("She's Comin' Out Swingin'"). The aforementioned family fun is the overall theme here, and THE YELLOW ALBUM achieves its goal without ever getting corny. Appearances from Simpsons supporting characters Apu, Otto, Krusty the Klown and Patty & Selma add to the laughter.

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