The Saints discography

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The Saints discography
Studio albums13
Live albums2
Compilation albums10
EPs6
Singles17

The discography of Australian rock group, The Saints consists of thirteen studio albums, seventeen singles, six EPs, two live albums and ten compilation albums. The Saints began in 1974 as punk rockers and released their first single, "(I'm) Stranded", in September 1976 on their own Fatal Records label. They were signed to EMI and released their debut album in February 1977, (I'm) Stranded.[1] Mainstay founder, Chris Bailey, is the principal songwriter and record producer.[2][3] Their sound became more R&B and pop rock.[4] Their highest charting album, All Fools Day peaked in the Top 30 on the Australian Kent Music Report Albums Chart in April 1986.[5] Their cover version of The Easybeats' hit "The Music Goes Round My Head", issued in November 1988, peaked in the Top 40 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[6]

In May 2001, Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) celebrated its 75th anniversary and named "(I'm) Stranded" in its Top 30 Australian songs of all time.[7] The band was inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Hall of Fame in September.[8][9] In 2007, "I'm Stranded" was one of the first 20 songs stored on the National Film and Sound Archive's Sounds of Australia registry.[10] Their debut album, (I'm) Stranded was listed at No. 20 in the book, 100 Best Australian Albums, in October 2010.[11] Their third album, Prehistoric Sounds, also appeared in the list, at No. 41.[11]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart peak positions
AUS
[5]
1977 (I'm) Stranded
1978 Eternally Yours 86
Prehistoric Sounds
  • Released: October 1978
  • Label: Harvest Records, Fan Club.
  • Producer: Bailey, Kuepper
1981 The Monkey Puzzle
  • Released: February 1981
  • Label: Lost Records, New Rose Records
  • Producer: Bailey, Gerry Nixon
85
1982 Casablanca
(aka Out in the Jungle... Where Things Ain't So Pleasant)
  • Released: March 1982
  • Label: Lost Records, New Rose Records
  • Producer: Ricardo Mentalban (aka Chris Bailey)
1984 A Little Madness to Be Free
  • Released: July 1984
  • Label: Lost, RCA
  • Producer: Lurax Debris (aka Chris Bailey)[3]
1986 All Fools Day
  • Released: April 1986
  • Label: Mushroom Records
  • Producer: Bailey, Hugh Jones
29
1988 Prodigal Son
  • Released: April 1988
  • Label: Mushroom
  • Producer: Bailey
50
1996 Howling (The Saints album)
  • Released: October 1996
  • Label: Blue Rose Records
  • Producer: Bailey, Michelle Barry, Lelle Hilderbrand, Joakim Täck
1998 Everybody Knows the Monkey
  • Released: May 1998
  • Label: Last Call Records
  • Producer: Bailey, Martin Hennel
2000 Spit the Blues Out
  • Released: 2000
  • Label: Last Call Records
  • Producer: Debris (aka Bailey), Brendan Bailey
2005 Nothing Is Straight in My House
  • Released: March 2005
  • Label: Cadiz
  • Producer: Bailey, Chris Carr, Richard England
2006 Imperious Delirium
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Cadiz
  • Producer: Bailey
2012 King of the Sun
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Highway 125
  • Producer: Fortunato Luchresi
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Live albums[edit]

Year Title
1985 Live in a Mud Hut ... Somewhere in Europe
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: Rose Records
  • Producer: Mugumbo (aka Chris Bailey)
1995 The Most Primitive Band in the World (Live from the Twilight Zone, Brisbane 1974)
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Hot Records
  • Producer: Bailey, Don Bartley

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Chart peak positions
AUS
[5][6]
1986 Best of the Saints
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Razor Records
  • Producer:
1989 Scarce Saints: Hymns of Oblivion 1977-1981
The New Rose Years
  • Released: 1989
  • Label: New Rose Records
  • Producer:
1990 Songs of Salvation and Sin 1976–1988
  • Released: 1990
  • Label: Raven Records
  • Producer:
1991 Permanent Revolution
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Mushroom Records
  • Producer:
1996 Know Your Product: The Best of The Saints
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Harvest Records
  • Producer:
1999 7799: Big Hits on the Underground
  • Released: 1999
  • Label: Last Call Records
  • Producer:
2000 Wild About You 1976-1978
  • Released: April 1988
  • Label: Mushroom
  • Producer: Bailey
50
2004 All Times Though Paradise
  • Released: 16 August 2004
  • Label: EMI
  • Producer:
2006 The Greatest Cowboy Movie Never Made
  • Released: 13 November 2006
  • Label: Cadiz Music
  • Producer:

Extended plays[edit]

Year Title
1977 New Wave
  • Released: August 1977
  • Label: Power Exchange Records
  • Producer: Mark Moffatt
  • Note: A split EP with B-side by The Saints, A-side by Stanley Frank
One Two Three Four
1979 Paralytic Tonight, Dublin Tomorrow
  • Released: October 1979
  • Label: Lost Records (EMI)
  • Producer: L. Lambert (aka Chris Bailey)
1985 The Saints
  • Released: 1985
  • Label: RCA Victor
  • Producer:
1986 See You in Paradise
1993 Cheap Erotica
  • Released: 1993

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[5][6]
UK
[12]
US
Alt[13]
1976 "(I’m) Stranded" 98 (I'm) Stranded
1977 "Erotic Neurotic"
"This Perfect Day" 34 Eternally Yours
"Lipstick on Your Collar" One Two Three Four
1978 "Know Your Product" Eternally Yours
"Security" Prehistoric Sounds
1980 "Always" The Monkey Puzzle
1981 "Let's Pretend"
1982 "Follow the Leader" I Thought This Was Love, But This Ain't Casablanca
1984 "Grain of Sand" 46 'Non-album single'
"Ghost Ships" A Little Madness to Be Free
"Imagination"
1986 "Just Like Fire Would" 29 All Fools Day
"(You Can't Tamper with the) Temple of the Lord" 85
"See You in Paradise"
1988 "Grain of Sand" 81 11 Prodigal Son
"Stay"
"The Music Goes Round My Head" 39 19
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

References[edit]

General
  • McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Whammo Homepage". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, NSW: Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86508-072-1. Archived from the original on 5 April 2004. Retrieved 9 April 2011. Note: Archived [on-line] copy has limited functionality.
  • Spencer, Chris; Zbig Nowara; Paul McHenry (2002) [1987]. The Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Vic: Five Mile Press. ISBN 1-86503-891-1.[14]
Specific
  1. ^ McFarlane, 'The Saints' entry. Archived from the original on 9 October 2004. Retrieved 9 April 2011.
  2. ^ Nimmervoll, Ed. "The Saints". Howlspace – The Living History of Our Music (Ed Nimmervoll). White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd. Archived from the original on 27 July 2012. Retrieved 11 February 2014.
  3. ^ a b Holmgren, Magnus; Warnqvist, Stefan; Baird, Paul; Simonetti, Vince. "The Saints". Australian Rock Database. Passagen.se (Magnus Holmgren). Archived from the original on 17 October 2013. Retrieved 1 March 2014.
  4. ^ McFarlane, 'Chris Bailey' entry. Archived from the original on 30 September 2004. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992. St Ives, NSW: Australian Chart Book Ltd. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. Note: Used for Australian Singles and Albums charting from 1974 until Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) created their own charts in mid-1988. In 1992, Kent back calculated chart positions for 1970–1974.
  6. ^ a b c "Discography The Saints". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien. Retrieved 21 April 2011.
  7. ^ Kruger, Debbie (2 May 2001). "The Songs That Resonate Through the Years". Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 19 April 2011.
  8. ^ "History: Winners by Year 2001: 15th Annual ARIA Awards". ARIA Awards. Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA). Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  9. ^ Donovan, Patrick (19 December 2008). "The Saints come marching home". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 14 April 2011.
  10. ^ "About the Registry". Sounds of Australia. National Film and Sound Archive. Archived from the original on 17 February 2011. Retrieved 16 January 2011.
  11. ^ a b O'Donnell, John; Creswell, Toby; Mathieson, Craig (October 2010). 100 Best Australian Albums. Prahran, Vic: Hardie Grant Books. pp. 78–79, 124–125. ISBN 978-1-74066-955-9.
  12. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 480. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  13. ^ "The Saints Album & Song Chart History". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media (Nielsen Company). Retrieved 22 April 2011.
  14. ^ "Who's who of Australian rock / compiled by Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara & Paul McHenry". catalogue. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 9 April 2011. Note: [on-line] version established at White Room Electronic Publishing Pty Ltd Archived 15 October 2009 at the Wayback Machine in 2007 and was expanded from the 2002 edition. As from September 2010, [on-line] version appears to have an Internal Service Error.