New Simpsons album out in September
The Simpsons: Testify is a brand new album that will hit stores on September 18. The new album features original songs from season ten through eighteen, with such musicians as "Weird Al" Yankovic, David Byrne, Jackson Browne, and, of course, the Simpsons clan and the many residents of Springfield.
The album will feature music from some of the show's recent parodies of big musicals from such episodes as "Yokel Chords," "My Fair Laddy" and "The President Wore Pearls." The album also includes Ricky Gervais' ode to Marge from the episode "Homer Simpson, This is Your Wife."
The album will also boast one of my favorite songs from The Simpsons ever, "We Are the Jockeys," which features the classic lyric: "we are the jockeys, jockeys are we, we live underground in a fiberglass tree." That's the kind of song that would make Rodgers & Hammerstein come back from the dead and then blow their own brains out in a fit of jealousy.
I wouldn't mind an album featuring just instrumental music from the series. Such albums have already been released for MGM and Hanna Barbera cartoons, and a Simpsons one would be nice to add to my record collection. Make that happen, people who do that sort of thing.
The album release will coincide with the launch of season 19. The Simpson Channel has the track listing.