The Wurzels

"The Wurzels Are Scrumptious" Cassette


'The Wurzels Are Scrumptious' was the first post-Adge Wurzel album. Its main release was as a 12" vinyl LP in July 1975 - this cassette was issued around the same time on the EMI Executive label, catalogue number TC-EXE 152. A release as an eight track cartridge was also made. The tracks are arranged differently on the cassette compared to the vinyl release.

Track Listing:

  • Side 1
  • Drink Up Thy Zider (Play-On - Cutler)
    Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee (Crozier- Sheldon
    Look At 'Ee, Lookin' At I (Cutler-Davis) 
    A Drinking Man's Life (Baylis)
    Who Needs Summer? (Ed Welch)
    The Market Gardener (Cutler-Davis)
    Twice Daily (Cutler)
  • Side 2
  • The Shepton Mallet Matador (Cutler) interpolating Y
          Viva Espana (Caerts- Rozenstraten-Gomez) 
    The Verger (Crozier-Sheldon) interpolating City Girl
           (Barratt) and  Somewhere My Love (Jarre-Webster) Cheddar Cheese (Banner-Budd-Baylis) 
    Speedy Gonzales (Kaye-Hill-Lee) 
    I'm The Captain Of A Dredger (Cutler-Davis)
    Gotta Have Tenderness (Torok-Redd)
    Drink Up Thy Zider ( Cutler)

The Cassette :

In August 1973 a standard cassette/insert design/layout was established for EMI: The insert now included printer's date codes, OC number and references to Dolby. Labels were plain white paper with black printed details. Black cassette shells were supposed to be used - although the previous style in grey were used for several years afterwards and can be found quite easily. The cassette cases had clear fronts and black bodies with a heavy mottled effect on the back face.

Cassette Case Insert:

This album was released on the low-priced 'Executive Series' of cassettes. The original album artwork was preserved below a blue band containing the album details in black. The EMI logo was also accompanied by the new executive series logo.

This style of cassette case insert was introduced by EMI in 1973. This particular release was printed by Garrod and Lofthouse in July 1975 as indicated by the line 7507 G&L.