Monty Python Sings

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Monty Python Sings
Compilation album by Monty Python
Released November 1991
Recorded 1970-1983
Genre Comedy
Length 54:16
Label Virgin
Monty Python chronology
Monty Python's The Final Rip Off
(1988)
Monty Python Sings
(1991)
The Ultimate Monty Python Rip Off
(1994)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau A− [2]

Monty Python Sings is an album of comedy songs written by the Monty Python team.

The song "Oliver Cromwell" was never released prior to this album. Also included are a new recording "I've Got Two Legs", which had previously only been released as part of live recordings, and a remixed version of the previously rare single version of "The Lumberjack Song". The album also has complete versions of the "Medical Love Song" and "Henry Kissinger", which each had a verse cut out on Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album.

The album was released in memory of Graham Chapman.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" – 3:33
  2. "Sit on My Face" – 0:45
  3. "Lumberjack Song" – 3:20
  4. "Penis Song (Not the Noel Coward Song)" – 0:41
  5. "Oliver Cromwell" – 4:10
  6. "Money Song" – 0:52
  7. "Accountancy Shanty" – 1:16
  8. "Finland" – 2:01
  9. "Medical Love Song" – 3:31
  10. "I'm So Worried" – 2:57
  11. "Every Sperm Is Sacred" – 4:34
  12. "Never Be Rude to an Arab" – 1:00
  13. "I Like Chinese" – 3:10
  14. "Eric the Half-a-Bee" – 2:06
  15. "Brian Song" – 2:35
  16. "Bruces' Philosophers Song (Bruces' Song)" – 0:52
  17. "The Meaning of Life" – 2:15
  18. "Knights of the Round Table (Camelot Song)" – 1:06
  19. "All Things Dull and Ugly" – 1:33
  20. "Decomposing Composers" – 2:48
  21. "Henry Kissinger" – 1:28
  22. "I've Got Two Legs" – 0:33
  23. "Christmas in Heaven" – 2:45
  24. "Galaxy Song" – 2:41
  25. "Spam Song" – 0:32

Tracks 1 and 15 are from the film Life of Brian.

Tracks 8, 10, 12, 13, 19, and 20 are from the LP Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album, as were the original versions of 2, 9 and 21. The alternate mixes of "Sit On My Face" and "Henry Kissinger" were previously released on Monty Python's The Final Rip Off).

Tracks 3, 6, and 25 are studio re-recordings of songs originally featured in the series Monty Python's Flying Circus. An alternate take/mix of track 3 was originally released on a 1975 single. Track 25 is extracted from Another Monty Python Record) and track 6 from Monty Python's Previous Record.

Tracks 4, 7, 11, 17, 23, and 24 are from the film Meaning of Life, although tracks 7, 11 and 23 appear here in slightly different edits.

Tracks 5 and 22 were previously unreleased, take from sessions for Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album.

Track 14 is from the LP Monty Python's Previous Record.

Track 16 is from the LP Matching Tie and Handkerchief.

Track 18 is from the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Monty Python Sings at AllMusic
  2. ^ "CG: Monty Python". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-03-02.