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Encyclopedia > The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief
The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief
Album by Monty Python
Released 1973
Recorded September 1973
Genre Comedy
Length 41:11
Label Charisma Records Arista Records
Producer(s)
Professional reviews
Monty Python chronology
Monty Python's Previous Record
(1972)
The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief
(1973)
Monty Python Live at Drury Lane
(1974)

The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief was the fourth album by the Monty Python comedy group, released in 1973. It is particularly noted for the fact that the original release on Charisma Records had two parallel grooves on side two, so that different material would be played depending on where the stylus was put down on the record's surface. For this reason it is sometimes referred to as a "three-sided" record. The cutting was carried out by George "Porky" Peckham. Original 1973 album cover to The Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief. ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks, released together commercially in an audio format to the public. ... The Monty Python troupe in 1970. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... September is the ninth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four Gregorian months with 30 days. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Comedy is the use of humor in the form of theater, where it simply referred to a play with a happy ending, in contrast to a tragedy. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Charisma Records was a record label started by former journalist Tony Stratton-Smith in 1969. ... Arista Records was founded in 1975 by Clive Davis, and named after his secondary school honor society. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the performers, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. ... The Monty Python troupe in 1970. ... Monty Pythons Previous Record was a album released by Monty Python in 1972. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Monty Python Live at Drury Lane is a record released by Monty Python in 1974. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ... The Monty Python troupe in 1970. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Charisma Records was a record label started by former journalist Tony Stratton-Smith in 1969. ... Styli used in writing in the Fourteenth Century. ... George Porky Peckham is a British record cutting engineer, widely recognised as among the most accomplished in the business. ...


This was one of the first Python albums to contain material written exclusively for the album and not based on previous TV material. It also has no "introduction to the album" piece that was typical of the previous albums.


Track listing

Side 1

  1. Salvation Fuzz
  2. Elephantoplasty
  3. Novel Writing
  4. Word Association
  5. Bruces / Philosopher's Song
  6. The Adventures of Ralph Mellish
  7. Cheese Shop
  8. Wasp Club / Tiger Talk

The Cheese Shop sketch is a famous sketch from Monty Pythons Flying Circus. ...

Side 2

  1. Great Actors
  2. The Background to History
  3. First World War Noises
  4. Boxing Tonight (Fight Of The Century)
  5. Minister for Overseas Development
  6. Oscar Wilde and Friends
  7. Buying A Cat
  8. Phone-In

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