This stereo compilation CD was released in 1991 on the EMI ideal label alongside a cassette of the same name and features well-known tracks by both Adge Cutler & The Wurzels and The Wurzels in their own right. The catalogue reference was CD IDL 114.
This compilation CD was released in 1991 alongside a cassette of the same name and features well-known tracks by both Adge Cutler & The Wurzels and The Wurzels in their own right. Although it appears to be the same release as the cassette the latter has 5 tracks omitted. This was the first CD released to feature recordings by Adge Cutler and The Wurzels. Interestingly this CD was issued with two catalogue references, At a period of changeover between the older style reference codes and the newer barcode type of identification the CD was both 'CD IDL 114' and 'CDP 7 96080 2' and was released on the EMI Ideal Label.
Tracks 1 to 13 are taken from previous Wurzel recordings - details to follow soon!!!!
Tracks 14 to 25 are a compilation of Adge Cutler/Wurzel recordings - details as follows:
(The tracks shown here in Bold are not included in the cassette release of this album).
14. Easton In Gordano
Taken from the LP 'Adge Cutler's Family album' but with no introduction on this version. The track fades out with the applause
15. Twice Daily
Taken from the LP 'Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' but with no introduction on this version. The end chat is a truncated version of the chat at the end of the LP track.
16. The Wurple-Diddle-I-Doo Song (The Village Band)
Taken from the LP 'Cutler Of The West' the track carries straight on from the previous chat. The song is then blended into the next track.
17. Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee
Taken from the LP 'Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee' (minor differences to the single version). Applause at the end blends into next track
18. Saturday Night At The Crown
Taken from the LP 'Carry On Cutler' this is a direct lift but with no introduction and a brief part of the chat from Adge at the end that appears on the LP but cut short.
19. Ferry To Glastonbury
Taken from the LP 'Carry On Cutler' this is a direct lift with a short part of the introduction on the LP by Adge and again a short part of the end chat after the song.
20. The Shepton Mallet Matador
Taken from the LP 'Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' the song ends and audience applause blends into next track
21. When The Common Market Comes To Stanton Drew
Taken from the LP 'Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' the song ends with brief audience applause (as does the album track).
22. The Champion Dung Spreader
Taken from the first LP 'Adge Cutler &The Wurzels' the song ends with brief audience applause (as does the album track) cut short with the introduction to the next track
23. All Over Mendip
The introduction to this track is just Adge saying 'well here we go then' and is, rather oddly, taken from the introduction to 'Aloha Severn Beach' on the LP 'Carry On Cutler' and then into the song itself, also taken from 'Carry On Cutler'. The track ends as the album with the Adge chat "Well uh, after that bit of a blast out..." but this is then cut short and the next song begins with no introduction.
24. I Wish I Was Back On The Farm
Taken from the LP 'Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee' this song is a straight lift and ends as the LP version and then goes straight into the next track with no introduction.
25. Drink Up Thy Zider
Taken from the LP 'Carry On Cutler' this is a direct lift but with no introduction and a truncated ending.
The music CD was introduced in the UK in the early 1980s. By the time of this release it was a relatively common form of media to release music on. Interestingly though the case and disc had the imprinted logo with the words 'Compact Disc digital audio' to remind the buyer exactly what the item was, with the insert having a paragraph on how to look after and play it.
The insert in this CD is a paper fold-out 'booklet'.
The artwork for this CD was of the standard layout for all EMI ideal releases. The two colour photographs used (as can be seen in the top of page image) were taken from the video photoshoot for the 1976 hit 'Combine Harvester' and the 1967 film (released only in black and white) for Adge's 1967 single release 'I Wish I Was Back On The Farm'.
The insert, on glossy paper, was folded into three sections and printed on both sides.