The Purveyor wrote:I
QUESTION FOR TINK: you said you have done three releases. Can you tell us about the other two?
Sorry that Tink didn't answer this,.. (the terrible cunt),.
But I believed he made an "Uncle Monty, ..More meat" version, ,.. and I forget the second one,.. it may have been "The Presumming Ed. Edition",.. not sure,.
Right you fuckers!
Close Parkin, very close. I called it Uncle Monty's Late Luncheon.
I'm a massive Monty fan. McGann and Grant agreed that they felt Griffiths was the 'real' actor in the film. He'd crept the boards doing the Bard's work prior to Withnail afterall (though whether he'd played The Dane
I don't know...) He has, I'm sure you'll agree, a je ne sais quoi oh so very special
. So anyway, I wanted Monty to have his very own CD and here it is: (Do note the root crops and grapes on the vine on the back and on the inlay. Marvellous.
I think I sold a staggering THREE copies on ebay. Or was it four? There's really no demand for it whatsoever. It's just way too eccentric.
But that's perfect really.
Some pointless trivia:
The Je ne sais quoi
line isn't in the script. I think Griffiths came out with it spontaneously on set. He seemed to need to add it in before leaving the room and when you watch it you realise it wouldn't have been quite right without it.
The 'bar code' on the back of the CD is Monty's number plate from his Rolls Royce. Truly tragic but I simply can't help myself...
31st Jan 2007:
Playlist for Late Luncheon.
Don't know why I didn't add this in the first place.
1 Medley No. D121: Who Are We?*/
Walk Hand in Hand*/
The Birds and the Bees/The Wayward Wind/
Whatever Will Be Will Be/Hot Diggity (6:00)
2 My Friend* (1:28 )
3 Medley No. D94: Jealous Heart/
You're Breaking My Heart/
The Wedding Samba/
Dear Hearts and Gentle People/
Confidentially/Hop Scotch Polka (6:04)
4 Medley No. D98: My Foolish Heart/
Me and My Shadow/Cï¿½est si Bon/
Do it Again (5:36)
With Ray Noble & his Orchestra
5 The Very Thought of You (3:28 )
6 Hang Out the Stars in Indiana* (2:58 )
7 Iï¿½ll String Along With You (2:46)
David Dundas & Rick Wentworth
8 Monty Remembers* (2:02)
9 La Fite* (1:10)
10 Cheval Blanc* (1:15)
11 Margeaux* (1:03)
Sonata in C Minor, D. 958
12 Menuetto (Allegro) (3:19)
Sonata in B Flat, D. 960
13 Scherzo* (Allegro vivace con delicatezza) (3:56)
14 Allegro ma non troppo (8:28 )
KlavierstÃ¼cke (Impromptus), D. 946
15 No. 1 in E Flat Minor (9:01)
es-moll en mi bÃ©mol mineur
16 No. 3 in C (5:00)
C-dur en ut majeur
Etudes Opus 10
17 No. 2 in A Minor (1:26)
18 No. 5 in G Flat Major (1:45)
Etudes Opus 25
19 No. 4 in A Minor (1:43)
Etudes BI 130
20 No. 2 in D Flat Major(1:59)
The Carnival of the Animals
21 The Elephant (1:14)
22 Kangaroos (0:58 )
23 Cuckoo in the Heart of the Wood (1:55)
24 The Swan (2:53)
Re Schubert, I wanted to include Molto Moderato, Andante Sostenuto & Impromptu D.946-2-Mi Bemol Mayor from the Last Three Piano Sonatas but there wasn't the room. This is some seriously haunting stuff - Not like Scherzo
i.e. the one Monty played in his living room in Chelsea which is rather jolly.
Some of the tracks, as you can see, have no affiliation to Monty or Withnail and I
at all. The CD inlay notes that accompany the disc explain this. Please see below:
Late Luncheon Inlay Notes:
[i]Welcome to Montague H. Withnailâ€™s Late Luncheon, which as youâ€™re well aware, is taken at three in the afternoon at Crow Crag Cottage, as a battered, classic Mark II Jaguar, one headlight missing, finds its own level outside in the mud, one cold weekend in Cumbria during the autumn of 1969.
A genuine eccentric, or madman depending on your point of view, Monty, with his apparent fondness for root crops, loves the finest wines and the stage (despite an expired acting career): no surprise therefore that he is both animated and extremely entertaining. This disc aims to both complement your own Late Luncheon and to epitomise Monty. It begins accordingly with a light-hearted string of tunes by renowned Pennsylvanian medley-man, Charlie Kunz. Then we hear sentimental Al Bowlly (accompanied by Ray Noble) with up-tempo tunes released during the 1930s, including the full version of Hang Out the Stars in Indiana.
The tracks by Dundas and Wentworth are clearly essential for true authenticity and lend the compilation a â€œje ne sais quoi, oh so very specialâ€
I've been into his room. He won't hear a thing.