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acetate single

"I'm The Captain Of A Dredger " - The Wurzels
(Acetate Dated 21 May 1975)

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Professor Wurzel's Disc Notes:

The Wurzels Are Scrumptious album was the first album produced by The Wurzels following Adge Cutler's untimely death in 1974. The ‘live' sequences were recorded in a north Devon holiday camp, the remainder in the EMI Studios. One of the tracks, I'm The Captain Of The Dredger, was re-discovered in 2007 on a 45rpm 10" single acetate. It is dated May 21 1975, a few weeks before the release of the album from which it was taken. It was lifted straight from the album with just the introduction removed - the playout and applause is identical to the album track. It appears that the acetate shown above is the only existing copy of this single.

Handwritten details on the disc label:

  • 21 May 1975
  • EMI studios, Abbey Road, London
  • 45rpm acetate, stereo, 3mins 20sec duration
  • Artist: The Wurzels
  • Title: "I'm The Captain Of The Dredger"

Band line-up (not credited on disc):

Tommy Banner, Pete Budd, Tony Baylis

Production (not credited on disc):

Producer: Bob Barratt

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