Personnel includes: Julie Kavner (Marge Simpson, Patty Bouvier, Selma Bouvier); Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson, Krust The Klown); Nancy Cartwright (Bart Simpson); Yeardley Smith (Lisa Simpson); Matt Groening (Maggie Simpson); Hank Azaria (Apu); Harry Shearer (Otto); Russi Taylor (Martin); Ann Wilson, Nancy Wilson, Linda Ronstadt (vocals); Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar); Howard Lesse, Martin Shellard (guitar); Dennis Ford (banjo); Doug Norwine (saxophone); Floyd Cramer (piano); John Capek, Jai Winding, Mike McKnight, John Boylan (keyboards, programming); Leland Sklar (bass); Russ Kunkel (drums); Alan Friedman (programming); Timothy B. Schmit (background vocals); P-Funk All-Stars.
Producers include: Robert Clivilles, David Cole, John Boylan, Jai Winding, Greg Haver.
Engineers include: Acar S. Key, Guy DeFazio, Paul Grupp.
Personnel: Homer Simpson, Nancy Wilson , John Reid, Lisa Simpson, Marge Simpson, Ann Wilson, Apu & The Squishees, Bart Simpson, Linda Ronstadt, Mary Kiani (vocals); Howard Leese, Martin Shellard, Andrew Gold (guitar); Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar); Ben Keith (steel guitar); Lisa Angelle, Rosemary Butler (gut-string guitar); Doug Norwine (saxophone, baritone saxophone); Andy Snitzer (saxophone); Floyd Cramer (piano); Mike McKnight , Gerry Beckley, Jai Winding, John Boylan, John Capek (keyboards, programming); Greg Haver (keyboards); Michael Botts, Russ Kunkel (drums); Glenn Thompson (percussion); Alan Friedman (programming); Cindy Mizelle, Deborah Cooper, Angel DeLe¢n, Duran Ramos, B. David Witworth, Karen Bernod, Trey Lorenz, Carole Sylvan (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: David Cole; Guy DeFazio; Acar S. Key; Mick Guzauski; Paul Grupp; Robert Clivill‚s.
Arrangers: David Cole; Robert Clivill‚s.
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.