Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Monty Python's Flying Circus|
Live! At City Center
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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Best Python Album
S. K. Kahn | Overland Park, KS USA | 06/09/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I totally disagree with the two reviews above. I think this is the funniest of all the Python records I've ever heard (including Matching Tie and Handkerchief). I think Monty Python was at its best live -- feeding off the energy of the audience -- and the sketches on this particular album are better-presented than on the original TV series."
The title says it all
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The title of this cd, LIVE at the City Center, should be the first and biggest clue to anyone interested in this disc. The performance and sound quality are those of a live performance, so be prepared for that. However, it is very interesting to hear Python captured live, where their humor is at its rawest (no time for editing in a live performance). With Monty no longer out on the road, this is a great way to hear what they were like in the flesh at their prime."
I was there
Fred Schwartz | NJ USA | 09/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"On Easter Sunday 1976, I was in New York City and was lucky enough to see a matinee presentation of Monty Python Live at the City Center. My stomach hurt for 2 days after the show from all the laughing I did. This was, without a doubt, the funniest show I've ever seen. When the Pythons did The Lumberjack Song, the audience was on the stage and the Pythons were all out in the theater. I was thinking about jumping off the balcony where I was sitting (front row center)and going on stage but my friend grabbed me and convinced me not to. It's been a long time since the concert but I seem to remember that George Harrison played a song (unannounced) during one of the blackouts that usually included an animated presentation that so greatly separated the different bits. It is significant, also, to mention that the Pythons were not that famous in the US yet. They had just released, I think, "And Now For Something Completely Different", but none of their more famous movies had been released yet. The only place you could see them on TV was the "Education Channel" and we all know how often the public watched that channel in those years. The audience "went nuts" with each of their bits and it seems that they were all crazy Python fans like me. The theater was packed, standing room only. If the sound quality of the CD seems lacking, it doesn't really matter, the show was fantastic and the CD captures it all. This was, for me, a once in a lifetime event. I still rave about it to anybody when the subject of the Pythons comes up."