Matching Tie and Handkerchief [US Bonus Tracks]

Matching Tie and Handkerchief [US Bonus Tracks]

by Monty Python Monty Python

CD(Remastered / Bonus Tracks)

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The group's third studio album in its original packaging is a find for fans of vinyl trickery: the B-side contains two continuous tracks, leaving the stylus a 50-50 chance at playing the track you want. The group reprises several skits from the show ("Bruces," "Cheese Shop") without the hindrance of playing to a live audience: in essence, lightning fast and witty to boot. Most of the Pythons came from a tradition of radio skit comedy, so they are not out of their depth, and as liable to play with the conventions of recorded sound as Firesign Theatre, their American contemporaries (though the Pythons never attempted on record anything like the concept albums of Firesign). Of the originals, "Novel Writing" (literature broadcast as sport) and "Word Association Football" (John Cleese at his densest) are winners. Ex-Bonzo Dog Band member Neil Innes also provides music on the bizarre "Backgroud to History" in which dissertations on Medieval English farming are sung in the style of Bob Marley, Gary Glitter, and Joe Cocker. [The 2007 Sony Legacy edition includes bonus tracks.]

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Release Date: 04/10/2007
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886970841023
catalogNumber: 708410
Rank: 98059


  1. Election Forum
  2. Dead Bishops/Rats
  3. Elephantplasty
  4. Novel Writing
  5. Word Association
  6. Bruce's Sketch
  7. Bruce's Song
  8. Raplh Mellish
  9. Doctor Quote
  10. Cheese Emporium
  11. Wasp/Tiger Club
  12. Raspberry
  13. Great Actors
  14. Background to History
  15. Record Shop
  16. First World War
  17. Mrs. Niggerbaiter
  18. Oscar Wilde
  19. Pet Shop
  20. Phone In
  21. Psychopath
  22. Teleprompter Football Results
  23. Radio Tuning Radio 4: Announcer Graham Chapman/Radio Time Announcer Ter
  24. Radio Shop

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