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Adge Cutler & The Wurzels


This was a straight repacking and reissue of the 1977 album The Very Best Of Adge Cutler. It was released in the summer of 1980 as a 12" vinyl stereo LP on the 'Notes' record label with catalogue number NTS199. The album was simultaneously released on cassette tape.

Track Listing:

  • Side 1
  • Easton-in-Gordano (Cutler)
    Poor, Poor Farmer (Regan)
    Twice Daily (Cutler)
    The Wurple-Diddle-I-Doo Song (Fryberg-
    Don't Tell I, Tell 'Ee (Sheldon-Crozier)
    Saturday Night At The Crown (Henderson
    Riley's Cowshed (Damerell-Hargreaves)
    Ferry To Glastonbury (Cutler-Thomas)
    Up The Clump (Cutler)
  • Side 2
  • Thee's Got'n Where Thee Cassn't Back'n
           Hassn't? (Cutler)
    Moonlight On The Malago (Cutler)
    The Shepton Mallet Matador (Cutler)
    When The Common Market Comes To Stanton
           Drew (Cutler)
    The Champion Dung Spreader (Cutler)
    Aloha Severn Beach (Cutler)
    All Over Mendip (Cutler)
    I Wish I Was Back On The Farm (MacDougal)
    Drink Up Thy Zider (Cutler)

The Album:

This was a repacking and reissue of the 1977 album The Very Best Of Adge Cutler. It was issued on the EMI subsidiary label 'NOTE' which had been established in 1976 (the same label used for several post-Adge 'Wurzel' LPs). The master discs from 'The Very Best Of Adge Cutler' were used (matrix YAX5317 and YAX5318). The album was simultaneously released on cassette tape. ​

The sleeve artwork was redesigned for this repackaged album - the original picture was used but was framed with a new title and text. The sleeve notes were the same as the original album, the only difference overall being the title and the background colour (a light blue/grey being adopted instead of the original shade of yellow). The printing plates were also updated with the new manufacturing information ie TM8006RS. Garrod and Lofthouse, the established sleeve printers for EMI were being dissolved around this time as new and easier methods of printing sleeves came into being so it appears that they did not have anything to do with this sleeve although the meaning of TM and RS has yet to be confirmed. The date code of 8006 shows that the artwork was processed in June of 1980. ​

Unusually the sleeve notes don't give any track numbers, but the record labels identifying the tracks from 'a' through to 'i' on each side.

Disc and Label Variations:

The examples below and the associated statistics are taken from the collection of Professor Wurzel and represent what a collector should expect to find. For more information on references to matrix information (including information on acetates), vinyl tax codes , album sleeves, singles sleeves, and Columbia album labels, then refer to the Vinyl Collecting Guides on the main menu.

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Stereo pressing YAX5317 and YAX5318 on the EMI NOTE label. The red and tan label here was used on all EMI albums and singles from 1 July 1973 onwards following the creation of EMI Records Ltd.

​ The vinyl weight of 139g is quite heavy compared to many releases of the period but indicative of lower oil prices since the problems in the 1970s.

The inner sleeve can be found to be either type 'K', 'L' or M ' .

Album Sleeve:

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Collectors' Extras:

Example (partial image) of a factory sample copy of this album - as can be seen from the label on the sleeve - 'factory sample - not for sale'. Most records had a few pressings with label like this and it was purely a quality assurance check. From a collector's point of view it often means that the record has been played once to test and then filed away.  

Thanks to Peter May for this example.

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