MONTY PYTHON SINGLES

Flying Sheep / A Man With Three Buttocks (1970)

(presumably a single from the original "Flying Circus" album; existence unconfirmed)

  • SI: (1970) BBC, *** (U.K.)

The Least Bizarre Of Monty Python (1971, has also been cited as 1972)

(six track promo album which was a sampler of "Another Monty Python Record" (CAS 1049))

  • SI: (1971) Charisma, CMP-EP (U.S.)

The Lumberjack Song / Spam Song (1971)

  • SI: (1971, 1975) Charisma CB 268 (not sure about release year, November 14, 1975?) (***)

Eric The Half A Bee / Yangtse Song
has also been cited as Eric The Half A Bee / Eric The Half A Bee (1972)

(has been cited as a 7-inch double-A-sided single as well as a regular A & B-sided single)

  • SI: (1972) Charisma CB 200 (U.K.)

Spam Song / The Concert (1972)

  • SI: (1972) Charisma CB 192 (***)

Teach Yourself Heath (1972)

(flexidisc included free in the inner sleeve of some versions of "Monty Python's Previous Record" as well as the December 1972 rock magazine "ZigZag;" includes original material with an introduction by Michael Palin, lesson by Eric Idle, and examples by Edward Heath)

  • SI: (1972) Python Productions/Zig Zag, December 1972 (U.K.)


Monty Python's Tiny Black Round Thing
has also been cited as Monty Python's Tiny Black Round Thing - D.P. Gumby Presents "Election '74" / Lumberjack Song (Recorded Live Near Alf's Caff, Drury Lane) (1974)

(Election '74/Lumberjack Song taken from the "Drury Lane" album included free with British rock magazine "New Musical Express" (May 1974); it includes new intro by Michael Palin as D.P. Gumby)

  • SI: (1974) New Musical Express/Charisma Sound For Industry, Charisma SO 1259 (has also been cited as SFI 1259) (U.K.) (has also been cited as being released in 1977)


The Single (1975)

(this is a promotional single for the "Matching Tie and Handkerchief" album, containing shortened versions of: Who Cares/The Elephant Mr. Humphries; Infant Minister for Overseas Development; Pet Shop Conversions)

  • SI: (1975) Arista ASDJ 0103 (has also been cited as AS 0103) (U.S.)


Python On Song (1976)

(a two-record set released in the U.K.; includes the "Lumberjack Song/Spam Song" single (Charisma CB 268) and the "Eric the Half a Bee/Bruce's Live At Drury Lane" single (PY2); double pack, gatefold sleeve, some versions came with seal and were signed)

RECORD 1, Side A: Lumberjack Song (Produced by George Harrison); Side B: Spam Song

RECORD 2, Side A: Bruces Song (with Neil Innes, from Drury Lane); Side B: Eric the Half a Bee

  • SI: (1976) Charisma MP 001 (U.K.)


Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life / Brian Song (1978)

(A-side credited to "Sonia Jones")

  • SI: (1978) Warner Brothers K 17495 (U.K.)
  • SI: (1978) Warner Brothers K 17495 PRO (U.S.) (7-inch promo single; censored B-side)

I Like Chinese / I'll Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio / Finland (1980)

(songs from "Monty Python's Contractual Obligation" album)

  • SI: (1980) Charisma CB 374 (U.K.)

The Galaxy Song / Every Sperm Is Sacred (1983)

(single from the CBS soundtrack of "Monty Python's The Meaning of Life;" features the same tracks as the over-sized picture disc)

  • SI: (1983) CBS Records A 3495 (U.K.)


The Galaxy Song / Every Sperm Is Sacred (1983)

(this is an over-sized picture disc released with tracks from the original CBS recording of "Meaning of Life;" it is shaped like a fishbowl and features a photo of the Python fish from the film)

  • SI: (1983) CBS Records WA 3495 (U.K.)


Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life / Brian Song (1988)

(reissue of the 1979 single; includes different sleeve, with A-side marked censored and B-side credited to "Sonia Jones")

  • SI: (1988) Warner Brothers, Warners W 7653 (***)

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life / I'm So Worried / I Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio (1991)

(LP single, reached No. 3 in U.K. charts)

  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTH 1 (has also been cited as PYTH 1A) (U.K.)

Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life
has also been cited as Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life / I'm So Worried / I Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio / Holzfaller Song (1991)

(CD Single, reached No. 3 in U.K. charts)

  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., Virgin 9 (has also been cited as PYTH 1) (U.K.)
  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTHD 1 (U.K.) (CD single)
  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTHC 1 (U.K.) (withdrawn yellow cassette single)
  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTHJ 1 (U.K.) (CD single with radio edit of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life")


Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life / I'm So Worried / I Bet You They Won't Play This Song On The Radio (1991)

(green cassette single, like PYTHC 1 above but without the German "Holzfaller Song")

  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTHR 1 (U.K.)

Galaxy Song / Christmas In Heaven / Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life (1991)

(1991 reissue)

  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTH 2 (U.K.)
  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTHD 2 (U.K.) (CD single)
  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTHC 2 (U.K.) (cassette single)


I Like Chinese (1991)

(the catalog number conflicts with single listed above)

  • SI: (1991) Virgin Records Ltd., PYTHD 2 (U.K.)

I Like Chinese / Brian Song/Galaxy Song (1992)

  • SI: (1992) Virigin Records Ltd., 115 260 (Germany) (German 7" single)
  • SI: (1992) Virgin Records Ltd., 665 260 (Germany) (German CD single)

Monty Python Spam Song / Lumberjack Song (1994)

(included with "The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Songbook")

  • CD: (1994) Virgin Records Ltd./Kay Gee Bee Music Ltd., Spammy 1 (U.K.)