Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album. Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album is the final studio album by Monty Python, released in 1980.
Like the legendary White Album, in the main 'Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album' showcases each group member as an individual talent. Michael Palin says: The record came along at a time we were all busy on separate projects so John would come straight from ‘Fawlty Towers’ or something with a couple of things he wanted to record.
For all intents and purposes, this is almost an Eric Idle solo album, since a majority of the songs were written by him or with Neil Innes (the two had recently collaborated on the brilliant Beatles parody, The Rutles). Not that they aren't funny: "I Like Chinese," "Medical Love Song," and "Never Be Rude to an Arab" raise a smile, and "Decomposing Composers," (not by Idle) despite the obvious pun of the title, is actually quite affecting, delivered in a gentle Cockney drawl by Michael Palin.
This album,over-all,is a good mix of sketches and musical comedy. The Bonus material is less than exciting. The Terry Jones & Graham Chapman interview is boring.
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|A1||Sit On My Face||0:44|
|A5||Never Be Rude To An Arab||1:01|
|A6||I Like Chinese||3:10|
|A8||Medical Love Song||2:08|
|A9||Farewell To John Denver||0:19|
|A11||I'm So Worried||3:20|
|B1||I Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio||0:56|
|B2||Martyrdom Of St. Victor||1:41|
|B3||Here Comes Another One||1:59|
|B5||Do Wot John||0:33|
|B12||All Things Dull And Ugly||1:29|
|B13||A Scottish Farewell||0:20|
NotesIssued in generic promo die-cut sleeve with hype sticker on back with photo of retail cover, plus credits. First catalog number on labels, second on sticker.
|CAS 1152||Monty Python||Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album (LP, Album)||Charisma||CAS 1152||UK||1980|
|VCCCD008, 7243 8 39855 2 4||Monty Python||Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album (CD, Album)||Virgin Chattering Classics, Virgin||VCCCD008, 7243 8 39855 2 4||UK||Unknown|
|CAS 1152||Monty Python||Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album (LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)||Charisma||CAS 1152||UK||1980|
|CHC 34||Monty Python||Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album (LP, Album, RE)||Charisma||CHC 34||UK||Unknown|
|AL 5-8182||Monty Python||Monty Python's Contractual Obligation Album (LP, Album)||Arista||AL 5-8182||US||1980|