the success of the Finest 'Arvest Of The Wurzels
CD, record retailer HMV negotiated with EMI to issue
this compilation of tracks by The Wurzels as part of
their HMV Easy series of CDs, only available through
HMV record stores, or via HMV online. This compilation
is made up of tracks from The Wurzels (the post-Adge
Cutler band of the 1970s) - although Adge's version
of Ferry To Glastonbury has been included instead
of The Wurzels' later version.
Wurzelmania! website was able to advise on track selection,
and the CD contains some very rare and sought-after
tracks (such as Wurzel Rock, Don
Juan Of The West and the legendary "disco"
version of Drink Up Thy Zider), as well
as a few favourites much requested by fans (One
For The Bristol City, Haggis Farewell
and Captain Of The Dredger, among others).
the benefit of Wurzelmaniacs the overlap between this
and previous compilations has been minimised, although
a collection of this nature inevitably has to include
the big hits! The CD's sleeve notes are again by Paul
Gunningham, a leading Wurzologist and a fonder of the
Scrumpy & Western website.
CD was deleted in 2004 (or thereabouts), and has since
become somewhat of a collectors item; however the album
was re-released on Download in 2008 ensuring that these
rarer tracks are still available.