"THE WURZELS AND ADGE CUTLER & THE WURZELS" Cassette
This compilation cassette was released in 1991 alongside a CD 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 CD the latter has an additional 5 tracks - this was the first CD released to feature recordings by Adge Cutler & The Wurzels. The catalogue reference for the cassette was TC-IDL-114 on the EMI 'Ideal' label.
1. I Am A Cider Drinker
2. The Tractor Song 3. Our Village Band 4. I Got Me Beady Little Eye On Thee 5. The Blackbird 6. Give Me England! 7. Farmer Bill's Cowman 8. I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here 9. My Somerset Crumpet Horn 10. Drunk On A Saturday Night 11. Combine Harvester
1. Twice Daily
2. The Wurple-Diddle-I-Doo Song (The Village Band) 3. Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee 4. The Shepton Mallet Matador 5. When The Common Market Comes To Stanton Drew 6. The Champion Dung Spreader 7. All Over Mendip 8. I Wish I Was Back On The Farm 9. Drink Up Thy Zider
The tracks on side 1 are taken from Wurzel recordings - details to follow soon!
The tracks on side 2 are all taken from Adge Cutler recordings as detailed below:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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
4. The Shepton Mallet Matador
Taken from the LP 'Adge Cutler & The Wurzels' the song ends and audience applause blends into next track
5. 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).
6. 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
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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 Cassette :
This style of cassette was introduced in 1980 by EMI - the shell being translucent . The case was of a design very much the standard by now with a clear front, the black body having a smooth surface finish.
In this instance there are two slight variations of the cassette to be found. The top image shown below has a shell that has a slightly different moulding in its construction to the lower version. In addition the sheet within the case and behind the text (to make it easier to read) is a lot darker in the lower image with square corners (the upper image has chamfered corners to allow for the shell construction).
Cassette Case Insert:
The cassette was issued on the EMI 'IDEAL' label, this particular variation used from 1980 for cassette and CD releases only.
The insert for this cassette was packed with information on the tracks - their credits and recording details together with an assortment of the names of Wurzels, supporting drummers, keyboard players and recording engineers. On the reverse was a very short summary of the band's career.