Not The 9 O'Clock News: Not All The Albums Again – 40th Anniversary: Colour Vinyl Box Set

Not All The Albums Again – 40th Anniversary: Colour Vinyl Box Set

Not The 9 O'Clock News

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  • Release Date 13 December 2019
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Vinyl Box Set
Demon Records
“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 Vinyl box set presents all three original LPs – Not The Nine O’Clock News, Hedgehog Sandwich and the double LP The Memory Kinda Lingers – lovingly mastered on heavyweight themed coloured vinyl. 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 three faithfully reproduced facsimile gatefolds include the live recording of the stage show, Not In Front Of The Audience. Remastered from the original tapes, and presented in a rigid slipcase, the LPs are pressed on 4 x 180g heavyweight vinyl in fetching shades of Gob On You Green, Hedgehog Splatter, Kinda Lingers Red and Alien Emissions Green and Orange. The Box Set also includes a booklet with brand new notes written by John Lloyd, and Tim Worthington, along with cast photos.
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