Monty Python Sings

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Monty Python Sings
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Compilation album by Monty Python
Released 11 December 1989 (UK)
Recorded 1971–1983
Genre Comedy
Length 54:16
Label Virgin
Monty Python chronology
Monty Python's The Final Rip Off
(1987)
Monty Python Sings
(1989)
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 a 1989 album of comedy songs written by the Monty Python team. It compiles popular tracks from their previous albums and films, as well as some new tracks.

Two previously unreleased tracks, "Oliver Cromwell" (first performed by John Cleese on the 1960s radio series I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again) and a studio recording of Terry Gilliam's live standard "I've Got Two Legs", were recorded during sessions for Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album in 1980. The album also has complete versions of "Medical Love Song" and "Henry Kissinger", which each had a verse cut out on the aforementioned album. The album uses the few new mixes from The Final Rip Off, as well as a remix of the single version of "The Lumberjack Song". Three songs from the film Monty Python's The Meaning of Life – "Accountancy Shanty", "Every Sperm Is Sacred" and "Christmas in Heaven" – appear here in slightly different edits

The album was released in memory of Graham Chapman, who died two months before its release.

In June 2014, the album was re-released as Monty Python Sings (Again) on CD and as a digital download, expanded with six additional recordings – three previously unreleased archive recordings and three new recordings from Eric Idle. A deluxe edition in both formats also includes the 1970 Monty Python's Flying Circus album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original release Length
1. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" Monty Python's Life of Brian 3:33
2. "Sit on My Face" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 0:45
3. "Lumberjack Song" single 3:20
4. "Penis Song (Not the Noel Coward Song)" Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 0:41
5. "Oliver Cromwell"   4:10
6. "Money Song" Monty Python's Previous Record 0:52
7. "Accountancy Shanty" Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 1:16
8. "Finland" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 2:01
9. "Medical Love Song" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 3:31
10. "I'm So Worried" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 2:57
11. "Every Sperm Is Sacred" Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 4:34
12. "Never Be Rude to an Arab" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 1:00
13. "I Like Chinese" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 3:10
14. "Eric the Half-a-Bee" Monty Python's Previous Record 2:06
15. "Brian Song" Monty Python's Life of Brian 2:35
16. "Bruces' Philosophers Song (Bruces' Song)" The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief 0:52
17. "The Meaning of Life" Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 2:15
18. "Knights of the Round Table (Camelot Song)" Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1:06
19. "All Things Dull and Ugly" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 1:33
20. "Decomposing Composers" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 2:48
21. "Henry Kissinger" Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album 1:28
22. "I've Got Two Legs"   0:33
23. "Christmas in Heaven" Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 2:45
24. "Galaxy Song" Monty Python's The Meaning of Life 2:41
25. "Spam Song" Another Monty Python Record 0:32

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

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