Life of Brian [Bonus Tracks]

by: Monty Python

Life of Brian is the soundtrack album for arguably Monty Python's best film (or at least their most controversial, talky, and profound). The group's take on the biblical epic focuses on Brian (Graham Chapman), mistaken for the Messiah by a group of easily impressed locals. All the best bits from the movie are here, including "Sermon on the Mount" (as misheard by "Mr. Big Nose"); the People's Liberation Front of Judea (or is it the Judean People's Liberation Front?); Brian's impromptu preaching ("He's making it up as he goes along!"); and the concluding song, "Look on the Bright Side of Life," sung by the cast as they hang crucified. The album offers little apart from the clips from the film, except for some studio banter between a producer (Eric Idle) and a useless announcer (Graham Chapman). [In 2006, EMI reissued Life of Brian with six bonus tracks including song demos, alternate versions, and radio ads.] ~ Ted Mills

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