If you made a list of people who “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” Stephen Hawking would have to be near or at the top. So is it really a surprise that the celebrated theoretical physicist would team up with Monty Python?
To mark Record Store Day on April 18, Hawking recorded — in his unique electronic voice — a cover of “Galaxy Song,” originally written by Python alum Eric Idle and John Du Prez for “Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life.”
The song can be downloaded on iTunes. Meanwhile, enjoy a taste of the song in a video that mashes classic moments from “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” with images from the Python’s more recent live appearances.