Monty Python ‎– The Monty Python Matching Tie And Handkerchief

Charisma ‎– CAS 1080
Vinyl, LP, Album, Double Grooved


Side 1
A1 Bishop On The Landing
A2 Elephantoplasty
A3 Wide World Of Novel Writing
A4 Word Association
A5 Bruces
A6 Adventures Of Ralph Melish / Hot Dogs And Knickers
A7 The Cheese Shop
A8 Tiger Talk
A9 A Great Actor
Side B (First Groove)
B1 The Background To History
B2 World War Noises In 4
B3 The Fight Of The Century
Side B (Second Groove)
B4 The Minister For Overseas Development
B5 Oscar Wilde And Friends
B6 Taking In The Terrier
B7 The Phone In

Companies, etc.



The B-side of this release is double grooved. This means there are two grooves that are physically located on the same side; they travel parallel with each other. So when playing the side B, one hears different tracks depending on the groove into which the needle drops.

To further confuse the listener, both sides of the LP are labelled "FREE RECORD Given away with the Monty Python Matching Tie and Handkerchief - Side 2" - only the matrix numbers identify which are the first and second sides.

There are no track titles printed on the release. The sleeve is a die-cut and printed to look like a three-dimensional box. The center window of the sleeve reveals a 'tie & handkerchief', but when one pulls the inner sleeve out, the unfortunate current owner of the tie & handkerchief is revealed.

There were 2 full size inserts, as well as the 'tie & handkerchief' illustration there was a green sheet with 3 columns, the first details possible uses of the 'tie & handkerchief' set, the second gives Credits, and the third is "The Backgound to History" (track B1).

Additional library recordings provided by Keith Prowse Music Ltd. and De Wolfe Ltd.

Later re-issues do not have the double grooved pressing gimmick.
Copyright Control.
℗ 1973

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runoff A [variants 1 & 2]): CAS 1080 A-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (Runoff B [variant 1]): CAS 1080 B-1U A PORKY RAY ADVENTURE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runoff B [variant 2]): CAS 1080 B-2U A PORKY RAY ADVENTURE

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