Tag: The Cranberries

Tuesday 11/24/2020 12:30pm ET: Feature LP: Cranberries – No Need To Argue (1994)

No Need to Argue is the second studio album by Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries, released on 3 October 1994. It is the band’s best selling album, and has sold 17 million copies worldwide. It contains the band’s most successful single, “Zombie”. The album’s mood is darker and harsher than that on Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, released a year before.

In some of the songs, the band decided to take on a rockier and heavier side, using distortion and increasing the volume. The song “Yeats’ Grave” – incorrectly listed on the album as “Yeat’s Grave” and never corrected for any of the album’s physical re-releases – is about William Butler Yeats, and quotes one of his poems, No Second Troy. The O’Riordan written track “Zombie” is, according to her, about the Warrington IRA bombings in 1993 that resulted in the death of two children.

1. “Ode to My Family” 4:30
2. “I Can’t Be with You” 3:07
3. “Twenty One” 3:07
4. “Zombie” O’Riordan 5:06
5. “Empty” 3:26
6. “Everything I Said” 3:52
7. “The Icicle Melts” 2:54
8. “Disappointment” 4:14
9. “Ridiculous Thoughts” 4:31
10. “Dreaming My Dreams” 3:37
11. “Yeat’s Grave” 2:59
12. “Daffodil Lament” 6:14
13. “No Need to Argue” 2:54
14. “Away” 2:38
15. “I Don’t Need” 3:32
16. “(They Long to Be) Close to You” 2:41
17. “So Cold in Ireland” 4:45
18. “Zombie” (Camel’s Hump mix) 7:54

Dolores O’Riordan – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
Noel Hogan – electric and acoustic guitars
Mike Hogan – bass guitar

Tuesday 10:15pm ET: Feature LP: Cranberries – In The End (2019)

In the End is the eighth and final studio album by Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries, released on April 26, 2019 by BMG. It is the band’s first release since the death of singer Dolores O’Riordan, whose vocals are featured posthumously. The surviving instrumentalists pieced together her demos with in-studio recordings over the course of the subsequent year and worked with long-time producer Stephen Street to finalise the album. Critical reception has been positive.

Guitarist Noel Hogan and vocalist Dolores O’Riordan began composing songs for the album while on tour in May 2017; the first track that Hogan wrote was “A Place I Know” while touring in Poland. The band ended up canceling several North American tour dates when O’Riordan suffered a herniated disc. That June, Hogan spent time in France writing and sending his demos to O’Riordan in New York City to add lyrics. Together they wrote and demoed 11 songs that winter, with the final emails from O’Riordan arriving to Hogan hours before she died. The surviving bandmates set aside her vocals for several months following her death and after getting the full support from O’Riordan’s family, they brought in Stephen Street—who produced several of their early albums—to complete the recording sessions in April and May. The voice of Dolores O’Riordan has not been retouched by the Auto-tune but required the addition of backing vocalist Johanna Cranitch to fill few holes in the demos. Cranitch had toured with the band in 2012. By October 2018, the recordings were complete. A month earlier, Noel Hogan confirmed that the Cranberries moniker will be retired after the album’s release.

The album’s cover image was taken by the band’s original photographer Andy Earl and sleeve designer Cally Calloman. On the first anniversary of her death, “All Over Now” was released as a streaming advance single. The song debuted at 25 on the Adult Alternative Songs. On 1 March, they released “The Pressure” for digital streaming, followed by a music video for “All Over Now” on 7 March. “Wake Me When It’s Over” debuted on 19 March. Lastly, the title track was made available on 16 April.

For many of the tracks, the first time they were performed in studio was also the last: the surviving band members had no intentions on performing them live prior to the album’s release.

“All Over Now” – 4:16
“Lost” – 4:00
“Wake Me When It’s Over” – 4:12
“A Place I Know” – 4:26
“Catch Me If You Can” – 4:38
“Got It” – 4:02
“Illusion” – 4:07
“Crazy Heart” – 3:25
“Summer Song” – 3:34
“The Pressure” – 3:22
“In the End” – 2:57

Monday 7pm: Feature Band – The Cranberries

With the death of Dolores O’Riordan today we feature the music on the Cranberries in Memoriam.  Lynyrd Skynyrd originally planned for today will air tomorrow Tuesday at 7pm ET.

The Cranberries are an Irish rock band formed in Limerick in 1989 by lead singer Niall Quinn (later replaced by Dolores O’Riordan), guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler. Although widely associated with alternative rock, the band’s sound also incorporates indie pop, post-punk, Irish folk, and pop rock elements.

The Cranberries rose to international fame in the 1990s with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, which became a commercial success. The Cranberries have sold over 40 million records worldwide. The band has achieved four top 20 albums on the Billboard 200 chart (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?; No Need to Argue, To the Faithful Departed and Bury the Hatchet)[2] and eight top 20 singles on the Modern Rock Tracks chart (“Linger”, “Dreams”, “Zombie”, “Ode to My Family”, “Ridiculous Thoughts”, “Salvation”, “Free to Decide”, and “Promises”).

In early 2009, after a six-year hiatus, the Cranberries reunited and began a North American tour, followed by shows in Latin America and Europe. The band recorded their sixth album Roses in May 2011, and released it in February 2012. Something Else, an album covering earlier songs together with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, was released in April 2017.

A new acoustic Cranberries album titled Something Else was released on 28 April 2017, through BMG. Something Else featured orchestral arrangements of prior releases, and three new songs.

With the release of the new album, the group announced a tour which was to include dates in Europe, parts of the UK, and North America. The shows were scheduled in smaller venues, with live orchestral accompaniment. However, in May 2017, shortly into the European tour, The Cranberries had to cancel the remainder of the European dates as O’Riordan had health issues. The North American tour dates were cancelled in July when her recovery had not progressed enough for her to participate.

On 15 January 2018, O’Riordan died unexpectedly in London, England. No details of the cause of her death have been released. – Wikipedia