Monty Python's Flying Circus is the first album produced by the Monty Python troupe, released in both the UK and US in 1970, with the US version featuring a back cover slightly different from the original UK version. It features newly recorded versions of sketches from the first Monty Python's Flying Circus television series. Next to the television show itself, the album was the first piece of media the Pythons released
The vast majority of the Python catalog can be found on CD, and this title graced the medium for a very brief time in the mid-'80s as part of the BBC's Audio Visual International series. While all of the characters may not be as fully-formed - such as the sincere and butch Chapman persona used in "The Visitors" - this is a worthwhile find, if not a somewhat compulsory primer for all enthusiasts.
The very first series of 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' had come to the end of its original run just four months before the BBC rushed this album into production. Despite designing the iconic cover artwork and even cropping up as an extremely camp unwanted guest in the Visitors sketch, it was a five man outfit back then. The one woman, Carol Cleveland, is reassuringly on hand to be shocked, seductive or sedate as and when required
Monty Python's Flying Circus is the first album produced by the Monty Python troupe, released in both the UK and US in 1970, with the US version featuring a back cover slightly different from the original UK version. It features new versions of sketches from the first Monty Python's Flying Circus television series. Next to the television show itself, the album was the first piece of media the Pythons released.
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- Copyright (c) – BBC
- Distributed By – Pye Records (Sales) Ltd.
- Chorus – The Fred Tomlinson Singers
- Design [Sleeve Design] – Terry Gilliam
- Effects [Extra Sound Effects] – Harry Morris*
- Liner Notes – Ian McNaughton
- Music By [Incidental Music] – Anthony Foster
- Producer – Ian McNaughton
NotesThis issue has PYE Records trademark on the labels.
from the BBC Television Series
Made and Printed in England
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side-A, hand-etched): AQ REB 73 A-1◇X 3A
- Matrix / Runout (Runout side-B, hand-etched): I REB 73 B-1◇X 2
|REB 73M||Monty Python||Monty Python's Flying Circus (LP, Mono)||BBC Records||REB 73M||UK||1970|
|ISBN 978-1-60283-056-1||Monty Python||Monty Python's Flying Circus: Greatest Skits (CD)||BBC Audiobooks America||ISBN 978-1-60283-056-1||US||1998|
|REB 73M||Monty Python||Monty Python's Flying Circus (LP)||BBC Records||REB 73M||UK||Unknown|
|2424 109||Monty Python||Monty Python's Flying Circus (LP, Album, Mono)||Polydor||2424 109||Canada||1970|
|ZBBC 1508||Monty Python||Monty Python's Flying Circus (The Best Of The Original Series) (Cass)||BBC Canned Laughter||ZBBC 1508||UK||1994|