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Digital Booklet: Roses
Digital Booklet: Roses
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In 1993, The Cranberries debuted with a sound that incorporated an homage to The Smiths and 1980's guitars and percussion blended with Dolores O'Riordan's soft, airy vocals with just the right amount of angst.
1994's follow-up, 'No Need To Argue' maintained the band's gentle arrangements while refining their rock edge with the hit song, "Zombie". Throughout both of these first two albums, The Cranberries' sound was perfectly captured by producer Stephen Street (Blur, The Smiths).
In 1996, for the band's third album, The Cranberries wanted to feature the "rawness" of their live shows by working with Aerosmith producer, Bruce Fairbairn. The result saw Dolores O'Riordan forgoing her signature breathy vocals for powerhouse delivery while the songs, in general, were harder and arguably less cohesive. Though 1996's "To The Faithful Departed" had its share of great songs ("Salvation", "Hollywood", "When You're Gone", "Free to Decide"), it lost the lush, melodic tone and layers of vocals and guitars that were so well-captured by 'Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?' ("Linger", "Dreams") and 'No Need to Argue' ("Ode To My Family", "I Can't Be With You").
After a three-year hiatus, The Cranberries returned in 1999 with 'Bury The Hatchet', co-produced by Benedict Fenner and The Cranberries. While 'Bury The Hatchet' attempted to blend The Cranberries "classic" sound with some of the styles used on 'To The Faithful Departed' (horns and brass instruments as well as stringed instruments), the quality of the songs were lackluster (compared to the band's previous efforts).Read more ›
Fire & Soul
Raining In My Heart
Losing My Mind
Waiting In Walthamstow
Disc 2 - Live in Madrid
Dreaming My Dreams
When Your Gone
I Cant Be With You
Ode To My Family
Free To Decide
On overall, The Cranberries are back following Dolores O'Riordan's solo project as if they have been always been here, unmistakenbly The Cranbberies' sound, a recommended CD listening.
Fist of all, it was delayed. They promised it back in February 2012, at the same time the cd was coming out. But then nothing came and there was no date the vinyl would be delivered here in the USA. Silence. And I think in the UK it came out without delay.
Finally they started selling in at the end of May. I just got my copy. Alas, all the excitement about the album was gone since I had gotten the cd a long time ago.
It is a good album. Not their best, I think, but still quite good.
The vinyl is a single, black in color LP in a single sleeve. Not heavy 180g vinyl, but it still plays fine.
The inner sleeve is quite thick and has a nice colorful picture of the band on one side and all the lyrics to the songs on the other. I like it.
The LP comes with a code for MP3 download of the album.
Solid 4 stars for me. Would definitely recommend this album on vinyl.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Doesn't have the hits on it that their earlier records did, but I like this album as a sampling of their newer work, because there are only so many times I want to hear Top 40 hits... Read morePublished 2 months ago by MarthaP
After waiting years for the Cranberries' triumphant return, I was a little disappointed in this, their latest effort. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Talon Dunning
Roses is far too generic to recommend so this will be a short review. Although some of the melodies are fairly decent, the passion from Dolores of 1994 is still absent, as is... Read morePublished 15 months ago by isaac heimmler
Although I haven't Listened to this album extensively, I enjoyed what I heard when I first played it. Delores still has a beautiful voice and the music complements her well. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Dale Walsh