The Wurzels

"Don't Look Back In Anger"
3-Track CD EP

This three track EP CD issued on 30th September 2002. It was released on the EMI Gold label with the catalogue number 7243 5 51508 2 0.

It entered the UK charts on 12 October 2002 for 2 weeks, reaching number 59.

The Band Line-Up:

At the time of the recording of the title track on this single The Wurzels consisted of Pete Budd, Tommy Banner, John Morgan and Dave Wintour. Tracks 2 and 3 were recorded with Pete Budd, Tommy Banner and Tony Baylis (1976). The case insert also credits Russ Crook who later joined the band as Sedge Moor and part-time Wurzel Louie Nicastro as producer.

Track Listing:

  • 1. Don't Look Back In Anger
  • 2. Morning Glory
  • 3. I Am A Cider Drinker

The Tracks:

Track 1 - Don't Look Back In Anger (N Gallagher) - was a new recording. Tracks 2 and 3 - Morning Glory (Fletcher/Flett) and I Am A Cider Drinker (H Bouwens/The Wurzels) were the recordings from 1976. The single reinforced the recently introduced new following the band had attracted with the ‘Combine Harvester 2001 Remix' and soon after release reached the UK Top 60 with plenty of airplay and interest from the media.

The title track is a straight ‘wurzelised' cover of the Oasis hit of the 1990s and it was included on the 2002 Never Mind The Bullocks album. The other two tracks included are the original 1970s versions of two of the Wurzels' best-loved songs.

A music video was issued to go with the CD release and was available in both a dramatic black and white version and a standard colour version.

The Disc & Sleeve:

The CD was released on the EMI Gold record label with a black/white/silver design.

The case insert was a single-sided thin glossy card as shown below giving full details on the tracks together with an image advertising EMIs recent Wurzel album release 'The Finest Arvest Of The Wurzels' together with an image of the band members who played on the title track.

Collectors' Extras:

As well as the standard release there were at least six different promotional copies of this CD produced and distributed, all were in clear plastic wallets.

Example 1:

Standard promotional release - 3 tracks

Example 2:

Standard promotional release
including a release date of 23rd September - 3 tracks

Example 3:

Standard promotional release
including a release date of 30th September - 3 tracks

Example 4:

The OO-AR'SIS Mix promotional release
- single track promo.

Example 5:

The OO-AR'SIS Mix promotional release - slightly different type-face - single track only with an 'Event One Music' promotional sticker on the wallet

Example 6:

The most interesting and comprehensive promotional disc and insert. The CD itself in this example is a miss-pressing and is blank - but others can be found with all three tracks present. The plastic wallet has an EMI promotional sticker applied.

Collectors' Extras

Example of a signed copy of 'Don't Look Back In Anger'. Autographs include Sedge Moore and Louie Nicastro who didn't play 'live' with the band at the time of the release of this single but both have credits on the sleeve.