RELEASE
1975
LABEL
Arista
GENRES
Spoken Word, Comedy, Soundtracks, Comedy Rock, Sketch Comedy

Album Review

The actual title of this release is "The Album of the Soundtrack of the Trailer of the Film of Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)." As such, a majority of the disc consists of extracts from the motion picture's dialogue. This is a different approach from what writer/actors Michael Palin, Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Terry Gilliam (also visual designer) had taken with their previous studio outings, which were in essence re-recordings of classic sketches from the Monty Python's Flying Circus television program. For the sake of continuity, several new bits have been added; chief among these are Chapman's assorted "Executive Edition" announcements, concluding with the "verrrry nice" "Executive Edition Addendum." For the "Tour of the Classic Silbury Hill Theatre" and "Live Broadcast from London: Premiere of the Film," Palin and Cleese provide setting and exposition for both the album and the film. At times they mock the visual aspects and the very nature of the cinematic experience as it translates (or fails to translate) onto vinyl. Much of what is included here has become legendary among the faithful, as well as definitive within the Python repertoire, most notably "Bring Out Your Dead," "A Witch," "The Knights Who Say 'Ni!'," and "Camelot," the Hollywood-style production number written by former Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band member Neil Innes, who also provided all the songs for the flick.
Lindsay Planer, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Introduction to the Executive CD Editionhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. Tour of the Classic Silbury Hill Theatrehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. Live Broadcast from London: Premiere of the Filmhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. Narration from the Silbury Hill Gentlemen's Room/"You're Using Cocoanuthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. Bring Out Your Deadhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. King Arthur and the "Old Woman": A Lesson in Anarcho-Syndicated Communehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. A Witch?http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. A Lesson in Logichttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. Camelothttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. The Quest for the Holy Grailhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  11. Live from the Parking Lot at the Silbury Hill Theatrehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  12. The Castle of Louis de Lombard: "A Strange Person"http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  13. Bomb Scarehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  14. Executive CD Edition Announcementhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  15. Another Executive CD Edition Announcementhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  16. The Story of the Film So Farhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  17. The Tale of Sir Robinhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  18. The Knights Who Say 'Ni!'"http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  19. Interview with Filmmaker Carl Frenchhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  20. The Tale of Sir Lancelot: At Swamp Castlehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  21. Tim, The Enchanter/A Shakespearean Critiquehttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  22. A Foul-Tempered Rabbithttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  23. The Bridge of Deathhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  24. Executive CD Edition Addendumhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  25. The Castle Aargh/The Endhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=https%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Fus%252Falbum%252Fmonty-python-holy-grail%252Fid714562842%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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