Ideal IDL 22
Date: June 1981
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.