`Monty Python Sings' is a fantastic album collecting all the songs that populated the world of Python together in one place. It doesn't give a totally balanced view of the group with Eric Idle being the most musically versatile of the group, leading him into ventures such as The Rutles with Neil Innes of Bonzo Dog Doo-dah Band fame. Again the balance is towards the eighties output of the Python's with the majority of songs from the Contractual Obligation album which included a great wealth of song writing and also the Meaning of Life soundtrack which as a movie conceived as a series of sketches relied on a number of set piece song and dance numbers.
Obvious songs from the original Flying Circus are of course present, `The Lumberjack Song' and `Money Song' holding up very well but `Oliver Cromwell' would perhaps have benefitted from being shoe horned as a song.
The Highlight of the album is, somewhat predictably, `Always Look on the Bright Side of Life' from `Life of Brian' and with support from `The Galaxy Song', `Not the Noel Coward Song' and `Eric the Half a Bee' make this a truly wonderful album.