Friday, January 27, 2006

Monty Python's Record Albums

Monty Python gets a lot of press usually about their TV shows and movies, but not as much about their record albums, many of which contain material not available elsewhere. For fun, here is a list of the albums which I find essential including compilations as there are is usually a track or two not available elsewhere. All are on CD, but the first one has been out of print in the US for a number of years and is quite collectible.

Monty Python's Flying Circus (1970)
Another Monty Python Album (1971)
Monty Python's Previous Record (1972)
Matching Tie and Handerchief (1973)
Live at Drury Lane (1974)
The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
Live at City Center (1976)
Instant Record Collection (UK version)(1977) (This contains "Summarize Proust", not available elsewhere)
Life of Brian (1979)
Contractual Obligation Album (1980)
Instant Record Collection (US version) (1981) (This contains "Farewell to John Denver", deleted off the UK Contractual Obligation due to "Legal Advice" and basically different tracks from the UK version)
The Meaning of Life (1983)
The Final Rip-Off (1987) (Some new intros by Michael Palin)
Monty Python Sings (1991) (The single version of "The Lumberjack Song" and "Oliver Cromwell" are new amongst this compilation.)


Mark Arnold

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