Friday, June 08, 2007

Mel Brooks' Greatest Hits


When I was in college and working at the campus radio station, they had a record that, in my opinion, was truly great. From the front cover, it looked like the original soundtrack to Mel Brooks' film, "High Anxiety". But when you turned it over, you realised that it was a collection of songs from all of his films up to High Anxiety. In fact, the spine of the album reads "Mel Brooks' Greatest Hits Featuring The Fabulous Film Scores of John Morris." Interesting packaging. Anyway, it was soon after finding that at the station that I went home for Christmas break. At the local record store, what do I find in the discount bin but a sealed copy of that same album. I present it to you now. Featuring songs from The Producers, The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles (yes, "I'm Tired" is here), Young Frankenstein (the complete "Puttin' On The Ritz"), Silent Movie and High Anxiety! Enjoy!

Part 1
Part 2

4 comments:

John said...

there's also several records in this vein for his other movies, like spaceballs and history of the world pt 1

it's ridiculous

Liam said...

I had this on vinyl! Thanks for uploading it!

Anonymous said...

I also owned this one on vinyl. Just last night my wife and I were watching Blazing Saddles. When "The French Mistake" portion came on I explained to her that I used to have that song on an album. The next day I found that long lost album on your site. thanks!

Mike A said...

Hello! The links are down, could you please re-upload it? Many thanks!

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