Monday, May 24, 2010

The Cranberries

I knew this rock band since a cover version of "Dreams" performed by Faye Wong which was also used as part of the soundtrack by director Wong Kar Wai's movie "Chungking Express" in 1994. At first, I got a chance to listen to their second album "No need to argue" which was quite popular that time at my cousin's house. In 1998, my old friend borrowed their first, third and fourth albums' CD to me. That was the time when I could listen to most of their songs and started to like them very much. I wish they will release some new albums soon after the reunion tours in Europe countries.

Members of The Cranberries :
~ Michael Gerard Hogan - Bass
~ Noel Anthony Hogan - Guitar
~ Fergal Patrick Lawler - Drum
~ Dolores O'Riordan - Vocal




First Album: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?
Category: Alternative Rock, Celtic Rock
Label: Island Records
Release Date: Mar 1, 1993
Vincent's song recommendations: All songs
Purchase price: RM25.00

Track list:
1. I Still Do – 3:16
2. Dreams – 4:32
3. Sunday – 3:30
4. Pretty – 2:16
5. Waltzing Back – 3:38
6. Not Sorry – 4:20
7. Linger – 4:34
8. Wanted – 2:07
9. Still Can't... – 3:38
10. I Will Always – 2:42
11. How – 2:51
12. Put Me Down – 3:33




Second Album: No need to argue
Category: Alternative Rock
Label: Island Records
Release Date: Oct 3, 1994
Vincent's song recommendations: All songs
Status: In CD wallet. Bought in Beijing, Taipei
Purchase price: RMB30.00, NT99.00

Track list:
1. Ode to My Family – 4:30
2. I Can't Be With You – 3:07
3. Twenty One – 3:07
4. Zombie – 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




Third Album: To the Faithful Departed
Category: Alternative Rock
Label: Island Records
Release Date: Apr 29, 1996
Vincent's song recommendations: Hollywood, Salvation, When You're Gone, Free to Decide, Will You Remember?
Status: In CD wallet. Bought in Beijing
Purchase price: RMB30.00
Remark: Bought another used copy for RM14 at FLEA market, Amcorp Mall

Track list:
1. Hollywood – 5:08
2. Salvation – 2:23
3. When You're Gone – 4:56
4. Free to Decide – 4:25
5. War Child – 3:50
6. Forever Yellow Skies – 4:09
7. The Rebels – 3:20
8. I Just Shot John Lennon – 2:41
9. Electric Blue – 4:51
10. I'm Still Remembering – 4:48
11. Will You Remember? – 2:49
12. Joe (music by O'Riordan and Hogan) – 3:22
13. Bosnia – 5:40




Fourth Album: Bury the Hatchet
Category: Alternative Rock
Label: Island Records
Release Date: Apr 19, 1999
Vincent's song recommendations: Animal Instinct, Promises, Just My Imagination, Shattered, Delilah, Dying in the Sun
Status: In CD wallet
Purchase price: RM19.90

Track list:
1. Animal Instinct - 3:31
2. Loud and Clear - 2:45
3. Promises - 5:27
4. You and Me - 3:35
5. Just My Imagination - 3:41
6. Shattered - 3:42
7. Desperate Andy - 3:44
8. Saving Grace - 3:08
9. Copycat - 2:53
10. What's on My Mind - 3:12
11. Delilah - 3:32
12. Fee Fi Fo - 4:47
13. Dying in the Sun - 3:32
14. Sorry Son - 3:27




Fifth Album: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Category: Alternative Rock
Label: MCA
Release Date: Oct 22, 2001
Vincent's song recommendations: Never Grow Old, Analyze, Dying Inside, The Concept, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
Status: In CD wallet. Bought one copy in Beijing and passed it to my sister.
Purchase price: RM9.90

Track list:
1. Never Grow Old - 2:35
2. Analyze - 4:10
3. Time Is Ticking Out - 2:59
4. Dying Inside - 3:10
5. This Is the Day - 4:15
6. The Concept - 3:03
7. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee - 5:15
8. Pretty Eyes - 3:48
9. I Really Hope - 3:42
10. Every Morning - 2:24
11. Do You Know - 3:09
12. Carry On - 2:21
13. Chocolate Brown - 3:32
14. Salvation (Live in Paris) - 2:34
15. In the Ghetto - 2:42



Compilation Album: Stars: The Best of 1992–2002
Category: Alternative Rock
Label: Island/Universal Music
Release Date: Sep 16, 2002
Vincent's song recommendations: All
Status: In CD wallet.
Purchase price: RM29.90

CD1
1. Dreams 4:15
2. Linger 4:34
3. Zombie 5:07
4. Ode to My Family 4:31
5. I Can't Be with You 3:07
6. Ridiculous Thoughts 3:36
7. Salvation 2:24
8. Free to Decide 3:23
9. When You're Gone 3:52
10. Hollywood 4:19
11. Promises 3:32
12. Animal Instinct 3:32
13. Just My Imagination 3:13
14. You and Me 3:17
15. Analyse 4:06
16. Time Is Ticking Out 3:01
17. This Is The Day 4:15
18. Daffodil Lament 6:06
19. New New York (Previously unreleased) 4:09
20. Stars (Previously unreleased) 3:31

CD2
1. Reason
2. Them
3. What you were
4. I don't need
5. So cold in Ireland
6. Cordell
7. Liar
8. Baby blues
9. Sweetest thing
10. Such a shame
11. Paparazzi on mopeds
12. Zombie (Camel's hump mix)

DVD
Promotional videos

1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Ode to My Family
5. I Can't Be with You
6. Ridiculous Thoughts
7. Salvation
8. Free to Decide
9. When You're Gone
10. Promises
11. Animal Instinct
12. Just My Imagination
13. You & Me
14. Analyse
15. Time Is Ticking Out
16. This Is the Day
17. Stars

[edit] Alternate takes

* Dreams
* Ridiculous Thoughts
* When You're Gone
* Analyse

[edit] Live favorites

* Daffodil Lament ('94 Astoria UK)
* Empty ('94 Astoria)
* Sunday ('96 tour)

[edit] Live at Vicar Street

* Time is Ticking Out
* Linger
* In the Ghetto
* Ode to My Family
* Shattered
* Animal Instinct
* Loud and Clear
* I Can't Be with You
* Analyse

Documentary

* Love, life & Rock N' Roll

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