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Monty Python's Spamalot

* Original Cast Recording * Decca Broadway

Does the cast album to the smash Broadway musical Monty Python's Spamalot count as a new Python recording? Not exactly, Flying Circus-philes, despite lyricist and cocomposer Eric Idle's spirited alchemic transfer of Monty Python and the Holy Grail into singing, dancing theater. These aren't so much songs as tuneful bits of silliness--probably best enjoyed live as the connective tissue in the larger organism of a joke-filled revue. Coming off best on CD, though, are the Andrew Lloyd Webber parody "The Song That Goes Like This," given bombastic bounce by Sara Ramirez, and the David Hyde Pierce number "You Won't Succeed on Broadway," a post-Producers ode to the Great White Way that feels like a mind meld between Python wit and Mel Brooksian shtick.
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Title Annotation:Monty Python's Spamalot
Author:Abele, Robert
Publication:The Advocate (The national gay & lesbian newsmagazine)
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jun 21, 2005
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