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Not All The Albums Again – 40th Anniversary CD Box Set

Not The Nine O'clock News

Not All The Albums Again – 40th Anniversary CD Box Set

Not The Nine O'clock News

Not All The Albums Again – 40th Anniversary CD Box Set

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 13/12/2019 Cat#: EDSL0058 • Barcode: 740155725839 • Genre: Soundtrack

Track Listing

  1. Death of A Princess (An Apology)
  2. The Gorilla Interview
  3. Confrontation Song
  4. Airline Safety
  5. National Wealth Beds
  6. Simultaneous Translation
  7. The General Synod’s “Life of Python”
  8. The Ayatollah Song
  9. Closedown
  10. Points Of View
  11. Rowan’s Rant
  12. Stout Life
  13. Gob On You
  14. Gay Christian
  15. Final Demands
  16. I Like Bouncing
  17. Oh! Bosanquet!
  18. I Believe
  1. Loyal Apology
  2. News Summary
  3. Constable Savage
  4. Baronet Oswald Ernold Mosle
  5. University Challenge
  6. (I Like) Trucking
  7. Sir Robert Mark
  8. Hi-Fi Shop
  9. England My Leotard
  10. Divorce
  11. Political Obit
  12. The Main Points Again
  13. Bad Language
  14. Gift Shop
  15. Hedgehog Apology
  16. Supa Dupa
  17. Soccer Violence
  18. (Because I’m) Wet And Lonely (Barry Manilow Song)
  19. That’s Lies
  20. Creed (The New Revised Version)
  21. I Believe (The Reagan Song)
  22. The Aide
  23. The Main Points Again
  24. Not The Parrot Sketch
  25. Open Marriage
  26. Lager
  27. And Finally…
  1. The Spy Who Came In The Cold
  2. The News
  3. (Sig Tune)
  4. Budget
  5. Question Time
  6. Headbangers
  7. Rock Interview
  8. Game For A Laugh
  9. Typical, Bloody Typical
  10. Well, Mr. Glossop
  11. Financial Times
  12. Hey Bob
  13. (Sig Tune)
  14. New Glea
  15. Holiday Habits
  16. Pizza Moment
  17. Failed in Wales
  18. Rumbley’s Pies
  19. Made From Whales
  20. Brain Death
  21. Swedish Chemists
  22. Hey Wow
  23. (Stop Whinging)
  24. Nice Video, shame About The Song
  25. Jackanory
  26. Golf Trousers
  27. The News
  28. Roland Davies
  29. Two Ninnies
  30. Two Ninnies Song
  31. Aussie Pilot
  32. Does God Exist?
  33. Re-Altered Images
  34. McEnroe’s Breakfast
  35. Ah, Come In Rawlinson!
  36. Ask The Family
  37. Polish Show
  38. Ode To Poland
  39. Aleebee
  40. The Main Points Again
  41. (Sig Tune)
  42. What A Load Of Willies!
  43. (The Memory) Kinda Lingers
  44. Grow Up You Bastards
  1. Confrontation Song
  2. American Improv
  3. Duke of Kent
  4. Alien
  5. (Oh, Oh, Oh, Means) I Respect You
  6. The Pope’s Visit (Introduction By The Dean / A Word From The Sponsors / Tasty Wafer Time / Address By His Holiness / Papal Tee-Shirt Offer / Miracle)
  7. Laker
  8. Simon And Garfunkel
  9. Awards
  10. S.A.S.
  11. Interruptions (Insulting The Audience / Main Sketch)
  12. Rant #4
  13. Prompt
  14. (Because I’m) Wet and Lonely
  15. The Return Of Constable Savage
  16. Gob On You
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About this release

“Not The Nine O’Clock News gave the world alternative comedy and made the media scene we have today.” – Mark Lewisohn, Radio Times Guide to TV Comedy

Celebrating 40 years since the ground-breaking comedy series arrived on BBC TV, this CD box set presents all three original albums on CD (‘Not The Nine O’Clock News’ appearing on CD for the first time, plus ‘Hedgehog Sandwich’ and the double CD ‘The Memory Kinda Lingers’ – lovingly remastered from the original tapes. The first two albums made the UK Top Ten chart on their original release.

Let the famous signature tune take you back to the heady days of 1979, when Labour gave way to the Conservatives, striking workers created the Winter of Discontent, and Not The Nine O’Clock News inherited the BBC2 time slot vacated by Fawlty Towers. It quickly became a trailblazing smash hit, running for four series and making stars of Rowan Atkinson, Mel Smith, Pamela Stephenson and Griff Rhys-Jones.

Among the many famous, and much-loved, sketches included on the LPs are David Bloody Attenborough (aka Gerald the Gorilla), Points of View, General Synod’s “Life of Python”, Constable Savage, University Challenge, Hi-Fi Shop, That’s Lies, Not The Parrot Sketch, Open Marriage, Question Time, Game For A Laugh, Two Ninnies, McEnroe’s Breakfast, What A Load of Willies, The Pope’s Visit, Simon and Garfunkel and – yes – The Return of Constable Savage.

Produced and devised by John Lloyd and Sean Hardie, Not The Nine O’Clock News won a Silver Rose at the Montreux Festival and a BAFTA for Best Light Entertainment Programme. Its large writing team included such future luminaries of TV comedy as Richard Curtis, David Renwick, Andrew Marshall, Guy Jenkin, Laurie Rowley, John Lloyd and Andy Hamilton.

These faithfully reproduced facsimile CD of the original vinyl albums are presented in a rigid slipcase. The box set also includes a booklet with brand new notes written by John Lloyd, and Tim Worthington, along with cast photos.