The Wombles are releasing a limited edition vinyl featuring all their singles

Publish Date
Tuesday, 11 June 2024, 10:51AM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

It's been 50 years since The Wombles topped the UK charts with three of their songs charting simultaneously, The Wombling Song, Remember You’re A Womble and Banana Rock.

Now, 50 years later, the novelty band announced they will be releasing a limited edition vinyl Golden featuring all of their singles, including Wombling USA which was previously only available as a B side of a limited cassette release in 2000.

Only 500 LP copies of Golden will be produced, featuring the Womble's songs remastered and in chronological order.

Sign up for Coast's newsletter for exclusive prizes and to keep updated with the latest.

Speaking about Wombling USA, originally written by Mike Batt in 1975, he said, "I had been contemplating a 5th Wombles album, and this would have been the lead single on it.

"After recording it, CBS/Sony and I decided to convert The Wombles deal into a solo deal, and I made my first solo album Schizophonia which was very successful internationally.

"Releasing Wombling USA at that time would have pulled focus from my solo stuff, and it was shelved indefinitely. There's always been pressure from the more knowledgeable Womble fans to release it!"

He added about the album's release, "The Golden anniversary certainly makes me think about the ridiculous fun we had, and that what we thought of as a temporary moment in pop has endured beyond our expectations. I'm not sure which is the bigger thrill, having the three singles in the chart simultaneously at the time, or looking back on it 50 years later!"

The Wombles Golden Tracklist:

Side A

The Wombling Song
Remember You're A Womble
Banana Rock
Minuetto Allegretto
Wombling Merry Christmas
Wombling White Tie & Tails

Side B

The Womble Shuffle
Let’s Womble To The Party Tonight
Wombling USA
The Wombling Song (Film Version)

Golden will be released on 21st June 2024.

Take your Radio, Podcasts and Music with you