Wombles vinyl albums

The Wombles released four original albums from 1973 to 1975, followed by a number of ‘greatest hits’ compilations. Many 7″ singles were also released, but most of them didn’t have picture sleeves in the UK.

Though the songs were initially intended for children, as a spin-off from the TV series, they cover a surprising range of musical styles and subject matter. The first album introduces many of the characters, while later songs delve into fantasy and explore the world, in keeping with the semi-educational activities in the Wombles annuals.

Taking in everything from pure pop to country and orchestral music, the songs are tinged with subtle humour and cultural references. The Wombles even had their own glam rock hits with Remember You’re A Womble and Wombling Merry Christmas, still fondly remembered by children of the Seventies.

The band was the brainchild of songwriter/composer Mike Batt, aided by a group of musicians including guitarist Chris Spedding (who went on to work with the Sex Pistols) and drummer Clem Cattini. Mike Batt has since had a very successful career, both as the writer/producer of many hits including Bright Eyes (Art Garfunkel) and A Winter’s Tale (David Essex), and as the composer of symphonic work including many film and TV scores. More recently, he’s worked with Vanessa Mae, Stephen Gately, Bond, The Planets and Katie Melua.


Wombling Songs

Wombling Songs LP

Released: November 1973

Catalogue number: CBS 65803

Side One

  1. The Wombling Song (Television Version)
  2. Wombles Everywhere
  3. Exercise Is Good For You (Laziness Is Not)
  4. The Wombles’ Warning
  5. Tobermory
  6. Dreaming In The Sun (Orinoco’s Song)

Side Two

  1. Madame Cholet
  2. Great Uncle Bulgaria’s March
  3. Wellington Womble
  4. Bungo’s Birthday
  5. Wombling Along (Link Piece)
  6. The Wombling Song (Full Version)

Remember You’re A Womble

Remember You're A Womble LP

Released: 1974

Catalogue number: CBS 80191

Side One

  1. Remember You’re A Womble
  2. Minuetto Allegretto
  3. Non-Stop Wombling Summer Party
  4. Wombling In The Rain
  5. Womble Burrow Boogie

Side Two

  1. Wellington Goes To Waterloo
  2. The Return Of Cousin Yellowstone
  3. The Womble Square Dance
  4. Wimbledon Sunset
  5. Banana Rock

Keep On Wombling

Keep On Wombling LP

Released: December 1974

Catalogue number: CBS 80526

Side One – Orinoco’s Dream (Fantasies Of A Sleeping Womble)

  1. Womble Of The Universe
  2. The Orinoco Kid
  3. The Jungle Is Jumping
  4. Underground Overture
  5. Hall Of The Mountain Womble
  6. Look Out For The Giant

Side Two

  1. The Wombling Twist
  2. Tobermory’s Music Machine
  3. Wipe Those Womble Tears From Your Eyes
  4. Invitation To The Ping-Pong Ball
  5. Wombling Merry Christmas

The Wombles 3-Record Collection

The Wombles 3-Record Collection LP box set

Released: 1974

Catalogue number: CBS 66323

“Special priced 3-record set” – boxed set containing Wombling Songs, Remember You’re A Womble and Keep On Wombling, plus a poster and a lyric/colouring sheet (with lyrics for six songs).


Superwombling

Superwombling LP

Released: September 1975

Catalogue number: CBS 80997

Side One

  1. The Womble Shuffle
  2. The Myths And Legends Of King Merton Womble And His Journey To The Centre Of The Earth
  3. Down At The Barber Shop (Singing In Harmony)
  4. The Empty Tidy-Bag Blues
  5. Wombling White Tie And Tails

Side Two

  1. Superwomble
  2. Miss Adelaide (She’s Got A Lot Of Knowledge)
  3. Wombles On Parade
  4. To Wimbledon With Love
  5. Nashville Wombles

The Best Of The Wombles – 20 Wombling Greats

The Best Of The Wombles - 20 Wombling Greats LPReleased: 1976

Catalogue number: CBS 5022

Side One

  1. Remember You’re A Womble
  2. Wombling White Tie And Tails
  3. The Wombling Song
  4. Invitation To The Ping Pong Ball
  5. The Orinoco Kid
  6. Wombling In The Rain
  7. Miss Adelaide
  8. Hall Of The Mountain Womble
  9. The Womble Shuffle
  10. Minuetto Allegretto

Side Two

  1. Let’s Womble To The Party Tonight
  2. Wombling Merry Xmas
  3. Wipe Those Womble Tears From Your Eyes
  4. Down At The Barber Shop
  5. Tobermory’s Music Machine
  6. Wellington Goes To Waterloo
  7. Non-stop Wombling Summer Party
  8. Banana Rock
  9. Womble Of The Universe
  10. Superwomble

Wombling Free – Original Soundtrack

Wombling Free LP

Released: 1978

Catalogue number: CBS 70155

Side One

  1. The Wombling Song (Film Version)
  2. The Creation Of The World (Main Title)
  3. Edinburgh Rock
  4. Introduction From Minuetto Allegretto
  5. Introduction To The Womble Burrow
  6. Wombling White Tie And Tails

Side Two

  1. Under The Hills And Not Far Away
  2. Madame Cholet (Film Version)
  3. Mr Roland Frogmorton’s Music
  4. Miss Felicity Kim Frogmorton’s Music
  5. Frogmorton’s Theme (Schmaltzy Hi-Fi Background)
  6. The March Of The Machines
  7. Exercise Is Good For You (Laziness Is Not) (Film Version)
  8. The Underground Garden
  9. Count Down And Lift-Off
  10. Womble Of The Universe (Not From Soundtrack)
  11. The Queen

The Wombles Christmas Party

The Wombles Christmas Party LPReleased: 1978

Catalogue number: SHM 977 Stereo

Side One

  1. Wombling Merry Christmas
  2. The Wombling Twist
  3. Remember You’re A Womble
  4. Dreaming In The Sun (Orinoco’s Song)
  5. Womble Square Dance
  6. The Wombling Song

Side Two

  1. Minuetto Allegretto
  2. Banana Rock
  3. Wombling White Tie And Tails
  4. Great Uncle Bulgaria’s March
  5. Down At The Barber Shop (Singing In Harmony)
  6. Superwomble

The Wombles Christmas Album

The Wombles Christmas Album LPReleased: 1983

Catalogue number: CBS 25805

Side One

  1. Wombling Merry Christmas
  2. Wombling White Tie And Tails
  3. Remember You’re A Womble
  4. Invitation To The Ping Pong Ball
  5. The Wombling Song
  6. Minuetto Allegretto
  7. The Orinoco Kid

Side Two

  1. To Wimbledon With Love
  2. Underground Overture
  3. Banana Rock
  4. Wombles On Parade
  5. The Wombling Twist
  6. Superwomble
  7. Let’s Womble To The Party

Wombling Hits

Wombling Hits LPReleased: 1989

Catalogue number: 466118 1

Side One

  1. Wombling Song (Full Version)
  2. Remember You’re A Womble
  3. Wombling White Tie & Tails
  4. Hall Of The Mountain Womble
  5. Minuetto Allegretto

Side Two

  1. Let’s Womble To The Party Tonight
  2. Banana Rock
  3. Wombling Merry Christmas
  4. The Orinoco Kid
  5. Superwomble
  • Vanessa Lewis-Evans

    Aged 8 in 1974 for Christmas I was overwhelmed to receive the 3 album box set with lyrics and a colouring in sheet ,I was so excited ,Im 47 now and still have the box set in fair condition minus the colouring in sheet . Very nostalgic to me ,keep on wombling !

  • Richard John

    I had the The Wombles Christmas Party as a child (probably got it new the year it was released) and can still remember most of the songs to this day. I imagine that album has something to do with the person I’ve become today.