The Saints ’73-’78

(I’m) Stranded Deluxe Edition 4LP Box Set

$175.00 AUD
| /

THIS IS A PRE-ORDER - Shipping from Nov 15

The Saints - (I’m) Stranded Deluxe Edition 4LP Box Set

One of the most revered, reviled and talked about records in all Australian music history (I’m) Stranded by The Saints finally gets the vinyl box set treatment.

A joint collaboration between long standing L.A garage label In The Red, Universal Music Australia and spearheaded by Feel Presents and 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 and includes;

  • The iconic debut album remastered for vinyl for the first time in over 40 years
  • A five-song live performance from Paddington Town Hall Sydney 3.4.1977 appearing on vinyl for the first time.
  • A full live performance from the Hope & Anchor Front Row Festival, London November 1977 appearing on vinyl for the first time
  • 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
  • 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

Some things you didn’t know about The Saints.

  • (I’m) Stranded was written by Ed Kuepper & Chris Bailey in 1974
  • In Sept ’76, Jamie Dunn (better known later as his alter-ego Agro the Puppet) via Juke magazine was the first to review the (I’m) Stranded 7". He did not like it.
  • Between October and November 1976 UK magazine Sounds declared (I’m) Stranded Single of the Week on three separate occasions
  • By the time of album recording in October 1976 The Saints had played just five open-to-the-public shows. Anything else had been a private party.
  • In June ’1977, a nascent Tubeway Army supported The Saints at London’s legendary Roxy venue 
  • 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 Kuepper and drummer Ivor Hay will be honorary Saints; vocalist Mark Arm of Seattle’s pioneering Mud-honey, bassist Peter Oxley of Sunnyboys fame and former The Birthday Party / Bad Seeds guitarist player Mick Harvey; Saints devotees to a man.

“The Saints first three albums rank among the best records ever made.  They have been a part of my life since stumbling upon them in the early 80s.  Their influence looms large in Mudhoney world.  I am stoked, stunned, and humbled that I get to join in on this Rock ‘n’ Roll Reality Camp with Ed, Ivor, Peter and Mick!” Mark Arm

The Saints ’73-’78 will perform select tracks from all three classic Kuepper-led Saints titles (I’m) Stranded (1977), Eternally Yours (1978) and Prehistoric Sounds (1978). 

"I'm really looking forward to having the chance to be playing these great songs again and capturing the original excitement and energy of the first three albums.” - Ivor Hay

“It's great to be given the opportunity to run through this set of songs again and especially the chance to work with a group of people of the calibre of Mark, Mick, Pete and especially Ivor, 

who is one of the most distinctive drummers I've had the pleasure to work with. I'm feeling chuffed that they're all on board for this. We will be concentrating exclusively on material from and around the first three albums, including stuff that hasn't been performed live in Australia before....or at least for a pretty long time...  very much looking forward to this, catch us if you can, pop fans”. Ed Kuepper

The Saints deluxe box set edition of (I’m) Stranded is released by In The Red / Universal Music November 4th. Pre-sales are available now via...

This item will ship on Nov 15, 2024, however due to supplier delivery delays, this date may change. Items that are ordered together, will ship together.