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"Greatest Hits" CD


2007 saw the release of the second compilation to bear the name The Wurzels Greatest Hits on May 7th. It was issued on the EMI Gold label, catalogue number
0946 3 93902 2 9.

Track Listing:

  • 1. I Am A Cider Drinker 2007 - with Tony Blackburn
    2. The Combine Harvester
    3. The Blackbird 
    4. Drink, Drink Yer Zider Up
    5. When The Common Market Comes To Stanton Drew
    6. Don't Look Back In Anger 
    7. Ferry To Glastonbury 
    8. Farmer Bill's Cowman
    9. Pill Pill
    10. Ooh Arr Just A Little Bit
  • 11. Morning Glory
    12. Somerset Jigolo
    13. Drink Up Thy Zider
    14. I Am A Cider Drinker
    15. Rock Around The A38 
    16. I've Got Me Beady Little On Thee
    17. Good Old Summerset
    18. Why Does It Always Rain On Me
    19. The Tractor Song 
    20. The Shepton Mallet Matador
    21. The Combine Harvester   (2001 Remix ) 

The CD Album:

The first compilation entitled 'The Wurzels Greatest Hits' was on vinyl and released in 1979. This second compilation contains some of the older hits - including one Adge Cutler track - several 'greatest hits' re-recorded, some more up-to-date songs from the Never Mind The Bullocks album, and the band's 2007 single I Am A Cider Drinker 2007 performed with Tony Blackburn.

Track Details:

  • 1. I Am A Cider Drinker 2007 
    2. The Combine Harvester
    3. The Blackbird
    4. Drink, Drink Yer Zider Up
    5. When The Common Market Comes
        To Stanton Drew
    6. Don't Look Back In Anger
    7. Ferry To Glastonbury
    8. Farmer Bill's Cowman
    9. Pill Pill
    10. Ooh Arr Just A Little Bit
    11. Morning Glory
    12. Somerset Jigolo
    13. Drink Up Thy Zider
    14. I Am A Cider Drinker
    15. Rock Around The A38
    16. I've Got Me Beady Little on thee
    17. Good Old Summerset
    18. Why Does It Always Rain On Me
    19. The Tractor Song
    20. The Shepton Mallet Matador
    21. The Combine Harvester 2001
  • '
  • taken from the single 
    taken from the single (1976)
    taken from the Combine Harvester LP
    taken from the Golden Delicious LP
    taken from the Taste Of The West CD

    taken from the single
    taken from the Taste Of The West CD
    taken from the single
    taken from the Taste Of The West CD
    taken from the Never Mind The Bullocks CD
    taken from the single
    taken from the I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here LP
    taken from the Carry On Cutler LP (Adge Cutler)
    taken from the single
    taken from the Taste Of The West CD
    taken from the I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here LP
    taken from the Taste Of The West CD
    taken from the Never Mind The Bullocks CD
    taken from the single
    taken from the Taste Of The West CD
    taken from the single

The CD :

The CD was produced with white text on a yellow background and matched the colour scheme of the artwork. The case insert was in the form of a small booklet as reproduced below. A track listing also appeared on the back of the CD case.

The case insert was a simple coloured folder sheet with basic information regarding the release.

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Collectors' Extras:

An unusual example of a promotional CD sent out for this release. It was distributed in a flexible plastic case with a simple paper insert as shown below.

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A nice example of a signed CD insert for this release - autographed by Pete Budd, Tommy Banner and Sedge Moore.

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Another version of the promotional release of this CD with an interesting label on the back of the case.

Thanks to Michael Pelling for this example.

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