Eric Idle Sings Monty Python

Eric Idle Sings Monty Python

by Eric Idle


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If craggy old English rockers can dust off their 30-year-old anthems, take them out on tour, and rake in heaps of boomer bucks, shouldn't comedians be able to do the same? Well, yes. And for those whose comedic sensibilities are such that they can't even look at a can of Spam without breaking into song, ERIC IDLE SINGS MONTY PYTHON is much, much better than an afternoon in "the comfy chair." Recorded early in 2000 at the J. Paul Getty Center's Harold M. Williams Auditorium in Los Angeles, this delightful album allows Idle -- the most euphonically inclined Flying Circus performer -- to indulge in a skit-free cabaret. And it works. With a fine band led by L.A. fixture Tom Scott and featuring several backing vocalists, Idle moves through the Python canon with glee and purpose, dotting the 20-song set with such favorites as "Eric the Half Bee," "Sit on My Face," "Every Sperm Is Sacred," and "The Money Song." The latter, it's worth noting, includes an updated reference to "the bisexual Euro, desperately appealing to everybody." Idle, meanwhile, manages the appealing part without a whiff of desperation. By the time he gets to "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" (recently warbled by Jack Nicholson in "As Good As It Gets") and "The Lumberjack Song," you'll be ready to join the choir.

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Release Date: 04/18/2000
Label: Restless Records
UPC: 0018777373029
catalogNumber: 73730

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