The Saints Announce “(I’m) Stranded” Box Set & Australian Tour

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One of the most revered, reviled and talked about records in all Australian music history, (I’m) Stranded by The Saints, is finally getting the vinyl box set treatment. A joint collaboration between In The Red Records, Universal Music Australia and spearheaded by Feel Presents and The Saints founder Ed Kuepper, the deluxe edition of (I’m) Stranded will feature 4 x vinyl long players covering all the band’s studio and live recordings from 1976 thru 1977. The Saints deluxe box set edition of (I’m) Stranded will be released by In The Red Records & Universal Music Australia on November 15th. 

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The box set will feature the iconic debut album remastered for vinyl for the first time in over 40 years, a five-song live performance at Sydney’s Paddington Town Hall from the 3rd April 1977 that is appearing on vinyl for the first time, a full live performance from London’s Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival in November 1977 that is appearing on vinyl for the first time along with all three tracks from the 1977 This Perfect Day 12” single and all four tracks from the 1977 1-2-3-4 double 7” single and the previously unreleased 1976 demo mix of the full (I’m) Stranded album. In addition to all that vinyl, (I’m) Stranded deluxe edition will also features a 28 page 12” x 12” photo essay of the band covering their origins from 1973 through the end of of ’77, authorised band history, an 8” x 10” 1976 promo photo and a (I’m) Stranded sticker.

“It’s been an exhausting yet thrilling process being involved in the creation of this box set. It’s been 51 years in the making and has possibly turned out even better than I anticipated. It’s by far the most extensive appraisal of the band, both aurally and visually, that has ever been made available and hopefully reveals some things people may not have known about the band.” (Ed Kuepper)

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2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the writing of (I’m) Stranded and the 50th anniversary of Saints guitarist Ed Kuepper as a live performer and in celebration of the box set release, The Saints will reform this November performing under the banner The Saints ’73-’78. Joining original members Ed Kuepper and drummer Ivor Hay will be honorary Saints; vocalist Mark Arm (Mudhoney), bassist Peter Oxley  (Sunnyboys) and guitarist Mick Harvey (The Birthday Party / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds). The Saints ’73-’78 will perform select tracks from all three classic The Saints titles (I’m) Stranded (1977), Eternally Yours (1978) and Prehistoric Sounds (1978).  Tickets for The Saints ’73-’78 will be on-sale from Friday June 14th here.