Monty Python ‎– The Monty Python Matching Tie And Handkerchief

Arista ‎– AL 4039
Vinyl, LP, Album, B-Side Double Grooved


Side A
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



Album originally released in 1973. This release uses the same 3-sided pressing gimmick found on the original UK release. Sides 2 and 3, while being both physically located on the B-side, travel in parallel grooves simultaneously with each other. When playing side B, one hears different audio depending on the groove into which the needle drops.

There are no track titles printed on the release. Both sides are jokingly labeled as "Side 2" but each label has its own code: AL 4039 SA for side A and AL 4039 SB for side B.

The sleeve is 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.

(P)1973 ©1975 Arista Records, Inc.

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

Later reissues do not have the 3-sided pressing gimmick.

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