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This week marks ten years since the release of the Courteeners’ seminal debut album ‘St Jude’.
To celebrate the anniversary, the band have produced ‘St Jude Re:Wired’, a fully re-recorded, re-worked version of the album.
Originally released in April 2008, the album became the sound track to modern life in the UK, and with specific references to life in Manchester, earned the band a cult following from their hometown.
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Frontman Liam Fray said: “We were looking for a way to mark the 10 year anniversary of the release of St. Jude … we thought it might be worth at least raising a little glass to celebrate the fact that we’re still here.
I loved revisiting all the old songs and putting a new twist on them. So, the day after the final date of my solo tour, I gingerly prised myself out of bed, booked a studio, rang the band, brought in some string-players and we ‘re-did’ St. Jude in a few days. And it sounds f*****g brilliant.”
The release of ‘St Jude Re:Wired’ comes the day before the band play a sold out homecoming show at Manchester Arena.
The new, unplugged version of St Jude will be released on Friday, 6 April.