Thomas K. (tom) from ROCKWALL, TX Reviewed on 10/10/2006...
very funny! The argument clinic is a classic
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Great, but THE FINAL RIP has most everything here and more
tropic_of_criticism | 08/11/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The INSTANT COLLECTION, in its day, was probably the best Monty Python album available. Unlike much previous Python fare, this one rips most of its cuts from movies and other previous recordings. Sound quality is unusually high, and sketches are often at their most polished. Unlike so many Python albums of the seventies, INSTANT COLLECTION largely ignores often inferior "live" recordings of the sketches they took on the road. (An unfortunate exception is "Nudge, Nudge", which, though probably the best live recording available, is still not as crisply-timed as the studio version.)Still, despite its high quality, INSTANT COLLECTION has been eclipsed by THE FINAL RIP OFF, which has much of what's here plus a good deal more. Most people would be better served by getting that two-CD collection than this one.(It might be important to note for some that this album is similar in name only to the import INSTANT COLLECTION.)"
Better alternatives out there
Glenn Mar | San Francisco, CA USA | 05/15/2003
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In 1994 Monty Python had a 25th anniversary release of a boxed set (6 CD) of everything they'd done (except Live from the Hollywood Bowl, which is essentially no different from Live at Drury Lane, which *is* included). This CD is a one-CD boiled down version of this.
There is no substitute for the boxed set, not even "The Final Rip-Off." Monty Python material is like classical music... you can't break apart the pieces and expect no leakage. Go find the boxed set in the secondary market."
What can I say? It's hilarious!
Henrique Rodrigues Alves Aretz | São Paulo, BRAZIL | 02/17/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Every caught yourself having to stop your car because you were laughing so much that you couldn't drive? Want to feel it? Buy this!"