Listen Now
Go Unlimited
Start your 30-day free trial
Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers can play 40 million songs, thousands of playlists and ad-free stations including new releases. Learn More
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.co.uk (UK).

  
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
+ £1.26 UK delivery
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Expedited shipping available on this item. Your item will be previously owned but still in great condition. The disc will play perfectly without interruption and the case, inlay notes and sleeve may show limited signs of wear.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Available to Download Now
Buy the MP3 album for £8.29

The Rutles Limited Edition

4.8 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews

RRP: £7.99
Price: £6.91 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details
You Save: £1.08 (14%)
See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Now with Amazon Music
The Rutles
"Please retry"
Amazon Music Unlimited
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Limited Edition, 6 Aug 2007
"Please retry"
£6.91
£4.00 £3.98
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
AutoRip is available only for eligible CDs and vinyl sold by Amazon EU Sarl (but does not apply to gift orders or PrimeNow orders). See Terms and Conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the MP3 version in case of order returns or cancellations.
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Note: This item is eligible for click and collect. Details
Pick up your parcel at a time and place that suits you.
  • Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
  • Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
How to order to an Amazon Pickup Location?
  1. Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
  2. Dispatch to this address when you check out
Learn more
Complete your purchase to add the MP3 version to your Amazon music library. Provided by Amazon EU S.à r.l.
26 new from £4.00 4 used from £3.98
£6.91 & FREE UK Delivery on orders dispatched by Amazon over £20. Delivery Details Only 9 left in stock (more on the way). Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Amazon's Rutles Store


Frequently bought together

  • The Rutles
  • +
  • Archaeology
  • +
  • The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash [DVD]
Total price: £21.38
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (6 Aug. 2007)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B000SKMU5A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,823 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?

  • Sample this album Artist (Sample)
1
30
2:17
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
2
30
2:49
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
3
30
1:54
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
4
30
2:08
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
5
30
2:11
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
6
30
2:04
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
7
30
1:50
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
8
30
2:00
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
9
30
2:36
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
10
30
1:49
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
11
30
1:59
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
12
30
2:53
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
13
30
3:01
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
14
30
1:25
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
15
30
2:48
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
16
30
4:06
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
17
30
2:10
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
18
30
2:38
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
19
30
3:15
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 
20
30
3:23
Listen Now Buy: £0.99
 

Product description

Product Description

Released for the first time on CD in the UK, The Rutles album
was the soundtrack to the original TV spoof documentary film All You Need
Is Cash. The brainchild of Neil Innes and Eric Idle, this expanded CD adds
six tracks to the 14 track vinyl version first released in 1978 and comes
in a vinyl replica digi-pack.

One of rock's most enduring and insightful parodies, brilliantly mirroring
The Beatles' career, it even featured a cameo from George Harrison. The
Rutles themselves were Neil Innes as Ron Nasty (Lennon), Eric Idle as Dirk
McQuickly (McCartney), ex-Beach Boy Rikki Fataar as Stig O'Hara (Harrison)
and Patto's John Halsey as Barry Wom (Ringo). The fifth Rutle, for
recording purposes, was Patto's mercurial guitarist Ollie Halsall.

Innes' songs wonderfully re-created each phase of the Beatles' recorded
history from the straight Merseybeat of "I Must Be In Love" and "Number
One", through "Ouch" ("Help", of course) to the psychedelic experimentation
of "Piggy In The Middle" and "Cheese And Onions" and the rooftop finale of
"Get Up And Go".

Brilliantly observed, the film featured cameo appearances by Mick Jagger
and Paul Simon, and thinly disguised portraits of Derek Taylor and Alan
Klein by Michael Palin and a fearsome John Belushi. The managerial figure
of Brian Epstein was parodied as Leggy Mountbaton for whom the Rutles'
success could be attributed to just one factor: "I think it was the
trousers."

Alongside Spinal Tap, the most effective rock `n' roll lampooning ever and,
remarkably, the music both holds up today and stands apart from the film
itself. It's virtually a history lesson in the evolution of sixties pop and
probably the best album the Beatles never made.

Review

"..highly faithful (re)arrangements of Fab Four
landmarks...very funny.." 4/5 -- Uncut - September 2007

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5 stars
5 star
38
4 star
8
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 46 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Audio CD
I love The Rutles! The songs are superb imitations of The Beatles songs, yet they are more than that, as they are mostly great songs in their own write [whoops!] Neil Innes has created some very clever parodies, which often take a swipe at several Beatles songs at once. The lyrics are great fun. My favourite line is from Goosestep Mama, which is meant to be from The Rutles days in Hamburg:
"You've got nothing to ein, zwei, drei, vier!" [It may help if you say it out loud, but then again, maybe not!]
The parody on Roll Over Beethoven features a lyric about Blue Suede Schubert, the King of the Bop, and backing vocals "Bop Schubert, bop bop, Schubert" which make me crack a smile every time.
Some of my other favourite tracks are:
Doubleback Alley, parodying lyrics, melody and instrumentation of Penny Lane
Get Up and Go, which is lampooning Get Back
Living in Hope which will remind you of Ringo's masterpiece, Don't Pass Me By
With a Girl Like You effectively imitates If I Fell, and is also a pretty song
Ouch!, which is a very close imitation of Help!
Another Day could be serious if it weren't so close to Martha, My Dear's instrumentation and style
The original gramophone record featured a fantastic 18 page booklet, satirising the Magical Mystery Tour LP packaging. If you can find one in a second-hand shop, I am sure you will be rewarded, as it has much more material than the CD packaging [but the CD has 6 more songs].
I also recommend Archeology, which is an inventive poke in the eye at The Beatles' Anthology.
Highly recommended
Comment 30 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I have heard these songs so many times,but i have never owned the CD,decided to correct that by treating myself to this album.

The Rutles of course, are a brilliant parody of The Beatles but the songs are great in their own right.The added bonus for me,was the free MP3 version of the album,which i can stick on my phone so i can listen on the go. . .brilliant,thanks Amazon.

So my last word on this. . .if you love The Beatles (& who dosen't)get this album for your collection,you will love the connection.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By A Customer on 24 April 2001
Format: Audio CD
Dirk,Nasty,Stig & Barry at their musical best! Follow their roller-coaster career from beginning to middle. This album is a must have album, in fact I must have had it at least twice before and lost them both. Simply the best thing to have come out of Rutland weekend television, this is a masterpiece! From the Hamburg inspired "Goose Step Mama" to the final track "Let's be natural", they have fitted another eighteen songs onto one shiny disc. Includes the mysterious song "Blue Suede Schubert", believed to be a cryptic message of Nasty's, complaining that they were not paid enough for television appearances (Heed U- BBC use Rutles). If you don't buy any more CD's this year, then you probably wont buy this one either. However if you do buy it, I am sure that you will agree that it was money spent.
Comment 29 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
'Limited Vinyl Replica Edition' (not that this title is on the sleeve anywhere!) features the songs recorded for the Rutland TV episode that became 'All You Need is Cash' and brought us the Beatles pastiche The Rutles, a mockumentary that set the tone for Bad News and Spinal Tap. Most of the 20 tracks feature in the film, which is available at budget price on DVD, and the thoughtful sleeve comes with quotes and pictures from the film - as well as other releases on their label like the French Beach Boys and 'Nobody Does It Wetter'!

The Rutles pastiche pretty much every period of the Fab Four's career, amusingly some of the Pre-Fab Four's material is superior to Lennon, McCartney, Harrison & Starr. The opening 'Goose Step Mama' is without a doubt much better than the rubbish they were playing in Hamburg - very amusing lyrics that refer to Hamburg and remind me how bad the movie 'Backbeat' was! There are many songs that play with parts of the Beatles sound, delivering things in a very similar style and in a slightly different key - listening to this soundtrack it's amusing how much Britpop (notably Oasis) mimicked not the Beatles, but the Rutles! & a song like 'Nevertheless' or the whoops on 'Piggy in the Middle' predict much of the career of the Brian Jonestown Massacre!!! Listen to 'who?' and 'Piggy in the Middle' and see what I mean - the psychedelic pastiches here are as great as those on 'Chips from the Chocolate Fireball' by the Dukes of Stratosphear.

The highlights of this reissue are usually those that can be related directly to a Beatles song, 'Ouch!' is a great take on 'Help!', 'Love Life': 'All You Need is Love', 'Piggy in the Middle': 'I am the Walrus', & 'Get Up & Go': 'Get Back.
Read more ›
Comment 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
I fell in the with the unique style of Stig, Nasty, Dirk and Barry when I first saw them on the TV many years ago. I followed their story through their beginnings in the Ratkeller to their sad break up after their meeting with Arthur Sultan. I wept with them when Leggy Mountbatten went to Australia, I shared their joy, their pain, their music.
This album is a compilation of their greatest hits and includes such favourites as 'Cheese and Onions' - obviously influenced by their dabblings with tea drinking, 'Piggy in the Middle', 'Ouch!' and my all time favourite 'I Must be in Love'.
Sometime ago I heard an album by a band who were calling themselves 'The Beatles', they were attempting to emulate the sound of the Rutles but were a very poor imitation. Long live the Prefab four!
Comment 21 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews



What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?