Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life b/w An Apology From Bernard
- Release Date 14 July 2014
- In Stock
- Product code
- 12" Single
- Number of Discs
- Virgin EMI
Limited Edition Numbered 12" Single
Written by Eric Idle for the final sequence of Monty Python’s second feature film, The Life of Brian (1979), Always Look on the Bright Side of Life is probably the best known and most popular Python song of all and has become established as favourite sing-along at both funerals and sporting events.
Its cheerfully stoic message found particular resonance with football fans and was initially adopted as a chant by fans of Sheffield Wednesday at the dawn of the 1990s, before becoming part of the repertoire of England fans experiencing deflating failures at major international tournaments.
For this version, Eric Idle specially adapted the lyrics for use during this year’s World Cup in Brazil, should England (as generally expected) fail to triumph.
The B-side is unavailable anywhere else; a highly amusing new recording helmed by Michael Palin (in the guise of the avuncular and somewhat beleaguered Bernard from the record company) and also featuring cameos from Terry Jones and the late Graham Chapman.
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