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EMI Ideal IDL 22

Release Date: June 1981

This compilation was the Wurzels' last album for EMI before they left the label in 1981 (to rejoin nearly 20 years later - but that's another story!). It has the air of being a "use-up" type album, with an odd selection of tracks not including any of their hits. It is notable for the inclusion of three previously unreleased tracks - the lads' version of Barry Mann's Who Put The Bomp (performed rather "straight" for a Wurzel cover!), Middle For Diddle and the excellent Wurzel Rock (wrongly titled Wurzel Rook on the cover).

It also includes a couple of rare tracks - the sought-after "disco" version of Drink Up Thy Zider, previously only issued on the Greatest Hits album; and the B-side Don Juan Of The West which had never appeared on any previous LP. Apart from that, various tracks from other albums were included to fill up the album. So, worth having for the few rare tracks, but otherwise probably not their best album. Incidentally, all the aforementioned rare tracks were later issued on the HMV Wurzels Collection CD, issued in 2001.

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Side 1

  1. Who Put The Bomp (In The Bomp-A Bomp-A Bomp)? [h]
  2. Don Juan Of The West [g]
  3. The Wurzel Rock [h]
  4. Willie Friese-Greene [d]
  5. Tremble On [d]
  6. Base Over Apex [c]
  7. Pheasant Plucker's Son [c]
  8. Good Old Somerset [c]
  9. Short Time Livin' [c]
  10. Drink Up Thy Zider (Disco Version) [f]

Side 2

  1. The Market Gardener [a]
  2. Ferry To Glastonbury [e]
  3. Somerset Born & Proud [b]
  4. Keep Yer 'And On Yer 'Alfpenny [b]
  5. Middle For Diddle [b]
  6. Down In Nempnett Thrubwell [b]
  7. Call Of The West [b]
  8. Two Milk Churns [e]
  9. Somerset Jigolo [e]
Key:
a.  originally issued on the album The Wurzels Are Scrumptious!
b.  originally issued on the album The Combine Harvester
c.  originally issued on the album Golden Delicious
d.  originally issued on the album Give Me England!
e.  originally issued on the album I'll Never Get A Scrumpy Here
f.  originally issued on the album The Wurzels' Greatest Hits
g.  originally issued on 7-inch 45 rpm single
h.  previously unreleased

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