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Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Let The Day Begin...Let The Day Start!: Day 61 - The Cranberries

The Cranberries were formed in Limereck, Ireland in 1989 and prior to them becoming the huge band they were in the 1990's they had released Four EP's between 1990-1991 under the name The Cranberry Saw Us. By October 1991 they changed it to simply The Cranberries. One of their most famous songs, Linger, was originally released on their second Demo EP Water Circle in 1990. Linger was actually one of the songs that guaranteed Dolores a place in the band after she auditioned for them.

Anything EP (1990)
Self-Released on Cassette as The Cranberry Saw Us

Water Circle EP (1990)
Also released on Cassette as The Cranberry Saw Us
01. Sunday.*
02. Linger.
  * Couldn't find the original Demo version so included a live version of it.

Nothing Left At All (1990)
Also released on cassette as The Cranberry Saw Us

Uncertain EP (1991)
Released on CD as The Cranberries
01. Uncertain.
02. Nothing Left At All.
03. Pathetic Senses.
04. Them.

They recorded a session for John Peel that was broadcast 16th February 1992. The four songs were Waltzing Back, Linger, Wanted and I Will Always .

One of the great lessons I guess to learn from the band is persistence does eventually pay off! They went from selling demo cassettes that were limited to 300 copies as The Cranberry Saw Us to a multi-platinum selling band as The Cranberries.

Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can't We? - The Cranberries
Produced by Stephen Street
Released 1st March 1993
UK Chart #1
Irish Chart #1
US Chart #18

The Cranberries
    Dolores O'Riordan – vocals, acoustic guitar
    Noel Hogan – guitars, backing vocals
    Mike Hogan – bass
    Fergal Lawler – drums, percussion

Additional musicians
    Mike Mahoney – additional vocals (Dreams)

Singles From the Album
First released in September 1992 reached only #88 in the UK Chart and then reissued in April 1994 when it peaked at #27.
There's three versions of Promo Video (bizzare I know!) for this I think song (this is the first one but not totally sure, Promo 2, and Promo 3)
Released 23rd February 1993 and only reached #74 in the UK Chart. It was reissued a year later and hit #14.

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