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Monty Python's Total Rubbish [VINYL] Box set, Collector's Edition, Deluxe Edition

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  • Vinyl (30 Jun. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 10
  • Format: Box set, Collector's Edition, Deluxe Edition
  • Label: UMC
  • ASIN: B00K7CTFJ8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 172,313 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Flying Sheep
  2. A Man with Three Buttocks
  3. Crunchy Frog
  4. Nudge Nudge Wink Wink
  5. The Mouse Problem (3:14)
  6. Buying a Bed
  7. Interesting People
  8. Barber Shop Sketch
  9. Lumberjack Song
  10. Interview
  11. Arthur Two Sheds
  12. Children's Stories
  13. Visitors
  14. Albatross
  15. Mr Hilter
  16. The North Minehead By - Election
  17. Me, Doctor
  18. Dead Parrot Sketch
  19. Self Defence

Disc: 2

  1. Apologies
  2. Spanish Inquisition
  3. World Forum/Communist Phonecall
  4. Gumby Theatre, etc.
  5. The Architect
  6. The Piranha Brothers
  7. Penguin On The TV
  8. Comfy Chair/Sound Quiz
  9. Be A Great Actor/Theatre Critic
  10. Royal Festival Hall Concert
  11. Spam
  12. The Judges
  13. Stake Your Claim
  14. Still No Sign of Land (Lifeboat)
  15. Undertaker

Disc: 3

  1. Embarrassment/Book At Bedtime
  2. England 1747 - Dennis Moore
  3. Money Programme
  4. Dennis Moore Continues
  5. Australian Table Wines
  6. Argument Clinic
  7. Putting Budgies Down and so forth
  8. Eric the Half - a
  9. Travel Agency
  10. Radio Quiz Game
  11. A Massage/City Noises Quiz
  12. Miss Anne Elk
  13. We Love the Yangtze - Yangtse Kiang Song
  14. How - To
  15. A Minute Passed
  16. Eclipse of the Sun/Alistair Cooke
  17. Wonderful World of Sounds
  18. A Fairy Tale

Disc: 4

  1. Church Police
  2. Elephantoplasty
  3. Novel Writing
  4. Word Association
  5. Bruces/Philosopher's Song
  6. The Adventures of Ralph Mellish/Hot Dogs and Knickers
  7. Cheese Shop sketch
  8. Wasp Club/Tiger Talk
  9. Great Actors
  10. The Background to History
  11. First World War Noises
  12. Boxing Tonight (Fight of the Century)
  13. Minister for Overseas Development (aka Mrs. Niggerbaiter explodes)
  14. Oscar Wilde and Friends
  15. Buying A Cat (aka Taking in the Terrier)
  16. Phone - In

Disc: 5

  1. Introduction/Llamas
  2. Gumby Flower Arranging
  3. Secret Service
  4. Wrestling
  5. Communist Quiz
  6. Idiot Song
  7. Albatross /Colonel
  8. Nudge, Nudge/Cocktail Bar
  9. Travel Agent
  10. Spot the Brain Cell
  11. Bruces
  12. Argument
  13. Four Yorkshiremen
  14. Election Special
  15. Lumberjack Song
  16. Parrot Sketch

Disc: 6

  1. Introduction To The Executive Album Edition
  2. Tour Of The Classic Silbury Hill Theatre
  3. Live Broadcast From London Premiere Of The Film
  4. Narration From The Silbury Hill Gentlemen's Room / You're Using Coconuts
  5. Bring Out Your Dead
  6. King Arthur And The Old Woman: A Lesson In Anarcho - Syndicalist Commune Living
  7. A Witch?
  8. A Lesson In Logic
  9. Knights of the Round Table
  10. The Quest For The Holy Grail
  11. Live From The Parking Lot At The Silbury Hill Theatre
  12. The Castle Of Louis De Lombard: A Strange Person
  13. Bomb Scare
  14. Executive Album Edition Announcement
  15. Another Executive Album Edition Announcement
  16. The Story Of The Film So Far
  17. The Tale Of Sir Robin
  18. The Knights Who Say Ni!
  19. Interview with Filmmaker Carl French
  20. The Tale Of Sir Lancelot: At Swamp Castle
  21. Tim the Enchanter / A Shakespearean Critique
  22. A Foul - Tempered Rabbit
  23. Executive Album Edition Addendum
  24. The Castle Aaargh / The End

Disc: 7

  1. Introduction
  2. Brian Song
  3. The Wise Men At The Manger
  4. Brian Song (Cont.)
  5. Sermon On The Mount (Big Nose)
  6. Stone Salesman
  7. Stoning
  8. Ex - Leper
  9. You Mean You Were Raped? (Nortius Maximus)
  10. Revolutionaries In The Amphitheatre (Loretta)
  11. Romans Go Home
  12. What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us?
  13. Ben
  14. Brian Before Pilate (Throw Him To The Floor)
  15. Prophets
  16. Beard Salesman
  17. Brian's Prophecy
  18. The Hermit
  19. He's Not The Messiah, He's A Very Naughty Boy
  20. Pilate Sentences Brian
  21. Nisus Wettus
  22. Pilate With The Crowd (Welease Wodger)
  23. Nisus Wettus With The Gaolers
  24. Release Brian
  25. Not So Bad Once You're Up
  26. Revs Salute Brian
  27. Cheeky Is Released
  28. Mandy To Her Son
  29. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (All Things Dull And Ugly)

Disc: 8

  1. Sit on My Face
  2. Announcement
  3. Henry Kissinger
  4. String
  5. Never Be Rude to an Arab
  6. I Like Chinese
  7. Bishop
  8. Medical Love Song
  9. Finland
  10. I'm So Worried
  11. I Bet You They Won't Play This Song on the Radio
  12. Martyrdom of St. Victor
  13. Here Comes Another One
  14. Bookshop
  15. Do What John
  16. Rock Notes
  17. Muddy Knees
  18. Crocodile
  19. Decomposing Composers
  20. Bells
  21. Traffic Lights
  22. All Things Dull and Ugly
  23. A Scottish Farewell

Disc: 9

  1. Introduction/Fish Introduction/The Meaning of Life
  2. Birth/Frying Eggs
  3. Every Sperm Is Sacred/Protestant Couple/Adventures Of Martin Luther
  4. Sex Education
  5. Trench Warfare/The Great Tea of 1914 - 18/Fish
  6. Terry Gilliam's Intro/Accountancy Shanty/Zulu Wars
  7. The Dungeon Restaurant/Live Organ Transplants/The Galaxy Song
  8. The Penis Song (Not the Noël Coward Song)/Mr. Creosote
  9. The Grim Reaper/Christmas In Heaven
  10. Dedication (To Fish)

Disc: 10

  1. D.P. Gumby presents "Election '74"
  2. The Lumberjack Song

Product Description

Product Description

Following the release of Monty Python Sings (again), the Pythons will also unveil a career spanning box set entitled Monty Python’s Total Rubbish: The Complete Collection. Monty Python’s nine UK albums – "Monty Python’s Flying Circus", "Another Monty Python Record", "Monty Python’s Previous Record", "Matching Tie and Handkerchief", "Live at Drury Lane", "Holy Grail", "Life of Brian", "Monty Python’s Contractual Obligation Album" and "The Meaning Of Life" - will be united for the first time to create the ultimate collectors’ edition purchase. Both releases also include a limited edition 7" Single of their 1974 flexi-disc ‘Monty Python’s Tiny Black Round Thing’

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I love the Python albums dearly but this collection is terrible. The nice Gilliam cover art and 7" bonus redeem it to some extent but the problems are unavoidable.

The BBC album is grouped with the rest for the first time, and is the same CD version as has been available for some time. The quality is fine for a badly-engineered mono record, but there's a strange quality issue at the end of side one where it sounds like a damaged vinyl rip has been patched in.

The rest are the 2006 CD editions. They are basically the same transfers as the UK CD versions from the 80s and 90s except slightly louder. They feature some excellent - though unannotated - bonus tracks, largely pulled from the cancelled rarities albums planned for 2005. Here's some of the errors:

Another Monty Python Record is yet again the unfinished rough cut version present on all CD issues. This was a halfway-house version never intended to be released and is full of incomplete editing/mixing and material vetoed from the final, released, approved version. It's a good remaster but given that it's not the right version it's largely academic. Previous sounds good and is the correct version, thankfully.

Matching Tie and Grail sound truly terrible. Mastered from the same falling-apart, error-riddled tapes as have been used since the 1980s, they are muffly, are destroyed by oxide damage and sound like bad cassettes. Tie in particular is incredibly lo-fi and both sides of its stereo are constantly wandering out of synch with each other (making a horrible distant warbling effect), and Grail has huge amounts of stereo damage. On top of this, Tie has been drowned in brand new sound effects which were never supposed to be there.
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Beautifully packaged collection of the entire set of Monty Python's recorded work. It loses a star for the fact it's added extra sketches that are poorly recorded or just not very good onto the end of most of the CDs. I understand there are completists out there but it would have been better to put the rubbish on a separate CD instead of padding out the good ones with it.
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I've been looking for the Python albums on CD for a while. This package - when the price is right - is superb. The booklet is excellent, featuring new interviews and information and the content is wonderful, with lots of extras. The packaging is lavish and all in all a great purchase.
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The LP Vinyl box set is a wonderful purchase that I cannot hesitate to recommend. Yes it may not capture certain elements of the original releases, such as the cut out on the "matching tie and handkerchief" but each album cover and sleeve is full colour and most importantly the vinyl recordings capture some of the unique elements of the originals such as the skipping scratch on the end of the first album or twin concentric tracks that put two sides on one side of the THREE SIDED "matching tie and handkerchief". The major negative is that the quality and care of the vinyl appears to have been victim of (some of the more recent) mass produced releases that require a little cleaning before playing due to minor scuffing. The discs all work fine but one tends to find this happens these days unless you buy the heavyweight or limited colour disc releases where naturally more care is required around the manufacture. The box set also comes with a beautiful hardcover book that provides the history around each album. And for those that want to know, there is a digital download provided for this release, giving you access to the recent digital releases (with extras).
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The disc for Life of Brian wouldn't play in any CD player I tried, including my car. I tried to get a replacement from Amazon but all they would do was give me a refund. Can I be bothered to buy it again? No.
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9 cds, 1 vinyl record and a booklet what more do you want for your money. Although it has to be said this is mainly for python completists, rather than the casual fan, as it hardly has any new material, and the new material it does have isnt that funny.
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I remember back in 1974, when the first episode of Monty Python’s Flying Circus was broadcast on the local PBS station WNET in New York. I seem to recall that there had been a bit of publicity before the series aired, and I made sure to not miss it. I was immediately hooked. Shortly afterwards, I started buying their records, which contained some of the sketches from the show. By the time the show had aired in the US, it was no longer on TV in the UK, but there were already three or four albums available.

I remember nearly memorizing some of the sketches, and I especially recall the loony way the albums were presented. There was even one album – Matching Tie and Handkerchief – which had three sides, which was particularly clever. (On side two, there were two concentric grooves, so depending on where you placed the needle of your turntable, you’d get one of two sides of material.)

Over the years, I saw all the movies, then later bought the series on DVD. While not everything stands up very well now, there remains a huge amount of wonderful comedy in the 45 episodes and three feature films that were produced.

As you may have seen, the Monty Python gang (minus the late Graham Chapman) got together recently for a run of shows in London, one of which was broadcast to cinemas, on TV, and which will soon be released on DVD and Blu-Ray. (Amazon.com, Amazon UK) It wasn’t a great performance – they’re old, and they didn’t seem to really have the rhythm – but it was enjoyable.

At the same time, they released a set of all their CDs, Monty Python’s Total Rubbish. This lavishly produced box set contains all nine CDs, a 10-inch vinyl single, and a hardcover book with notes about each recording and track listings.
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