Adge Cutler & The Wurzels

"DRINK UP THY ZIDER" b/w "TWICE DAILY" Reissue

This was a re-issue of Adge's first single (DB8081) from 1966. It was released on 21st June 1974, soon after Adge's tragic death, on the Columbia EMI record label in mono, catalogue number DB9031.

The Band:

At the time of the recording of this single in 1966 the Wurzels, supporting Adge, were Reg Quantrill, Reg Chant, John Macey and Brian Walker. By the time of this re-release none of the original members of the band were still in-situ.

Disc and Label Variations:

This re-issue of Adge's 1966 single (DB8081) was produced using the original master and was therefore identical to that first single. It was released on the Columbia EMI record label in mono, catalogue number DB9031. The label's library reference, i.e. '7YCA etc', indicates that it was stereo release. However, the matrix reference on the vinyl itself is '7XCA etc' indicating a mono recording (on both sides): examination of the track waveforms with a phase correlation meter confirms it is actually in mono, no different at all from the original release.

The examples below and the associated statistics are taken from the collection of Professor Wurzel and represent what a collector should expect to find. For more information on references to matrix information (including information on acetates), vinyl tax codes , album sleeves, singles sleeves, and Columbia album labels, then refer to the Vinyl Collecting Guides on the main menu.

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1974 pressing of DB9031 with the 7XCA 27839-2 and 7XCA 27840-2 matrix. This was a straight reissue of Adge's first single DB8081 but pressed with a second master, first mother and 'A' and 'G' stampers for sides A and B respectively.

‚ÄčThe label is very much identical to the original 1960s Columbia label style with the exception of the rim text which refers to EMI Records (introduced 1st July 1973) and the boxed EMI logo at the bottom of the label. This example is a four-pronged centre, no examples yet found with a solid centre.  

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1974 pressing of DB9031 with the 7XCA 27839-2 and 7XCA 27840-2 matrix. This was a straight reissue of Adge's first single DB8081 but pressed with a second master, first mother and 'A' and 'G' stampers for sides A and B respectively.
The label is very much identical to the original 1960s Columbia label style with the exception of the rim text which refers to EMI Records (introduced 1st July 1973) and the boxed EMI logo at the bottom of the label. This example is a four-pronged centre demo record (produced for radio stations etc to preview the single) as indicated on both sides of the disc. The primary side is high-lighted with a small 'A' and the release date in small numbers underneath i.e. 21.6.74 (21st June 1974). The significance of the handwritten 'SV.2628' is unclear. No examples yet found with a solid centre.  

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1974 pressing of DB9031 with the 7XCA 27839-2 and 7XCA 27840-2 matrix. This was a straight reissue of Adge's first single DB8081 but pressed with a second master, first mother and 'A' and 'G' stampers for sides A and B respectively.

The label is very much identical to the original 1960s Columbia label style with the exception of the rim text which refers to EMI Records (introduced 1st July 1973) and the boxed EMI logo at the bottom of the label. This example, as can be seen by the sticker on the B side, is a factory sample taken from the production line for a quality check. This example is a four-pronged centre, no examples yet found with a solid centre.