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To The Faithful Departed (The Complete Sessions 1996-1997)

The Cranberries

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To the Faithful Departed turned out to be where the Cranberries' best intentions finally and thoroughly tripped them up. Switching producers to Bruce Fairbairn was a troubling enough move to begin with; Stephen Street's ear for the band's dynamics was note-perfect, but Fairbairn's work with arena-rock monsters like Aerosmith meant that on Departed everything was scaled up accordingly. The results may have been more commercial, but they took the identity of the band with it -- the opening song "Hollywood" was a sludgefest that, ironically, didn't give the band the muscular kick that propelled songs like "Zombie." O'Riordan, meanwhile, decided she was a generation's spokesperson, fully taking over the songwriting, except on a couple of cuts with Noel Hogan, penning some appropriate liner notes, and running with it. Songtitles say it all -- "War Child," "I Just Shot John Lennon," complete with cheesy gun shots, and perhaps most painfully obvious at the end, "Bosnia." Then there's lead single "Salvation," which preaches against heroin addiction in a manner worthy of afterschool specials and with about as much depth. Not that good songs can't and haven't been written on these subjects, of course, but O'Riordan, lacking a truly individual or unique take on them, is not the person to be writing them. Or singing them -- her wails and yelps now run rampant, being less voice-as-instrument as it is signature calling card to be employed throughout. There are bright points -- every so often Hogan's guitar comes through at its best, and there's the retro-'50s finger-snapping "When You're Gone" and the nicely arranged "Electric Blue." Still, when compared to No Need and especially Everybody, Departed completely suffers in comparison.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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To The Faithful Departed (The Complete Sessions 1996-1997)

The Cranberries

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1
Hollywood Album Version
00:05:08

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

2
Salvation Album Version
00:02:23

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer, Trumpet, AssociatedPerformer - Richie Buckley, Tenor Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Michael Buckley, Baritone Saxophone, AssociatedPerformer - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Randy Raine-Reusche, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

3
When You're Gone Album Version
00:04:56

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

4
Free To Decide Album Version
00:04:24

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

A Capitol Records Release; ℗ 1996 Capitol Records, LLC

5
Warchild Album Version
00:03:50

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

6
Forever Yellow Skies Album Version
00:04:08

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

7
The Rebels Album Version
00:03:20

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

8
Intermission Album Version
00:02:01

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

9
I Just Shot John Lennon Album Version
00:02:40

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

10
Electric Blue Album Version
00:04:50

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

11
I'm Still Remembering Album Version
00:04:48

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

12
Will You Remember? Album Version
00:02:48

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

13
Joe Album Version
00:03:21

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

14
Bosnia Album Version
00:05:37

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer - Henry Daag, Unknown, Other

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

15
Cordell Album Version
00:03:39

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, Engineer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

16
The Picture I View Album Version
00:02:26

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

17
Ave Maria Album Version
00:04:11

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Luciano Pavarotti, Recording Arranger, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Schubert, ComposerLyricist - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Ettore Ballotta, ComposerLyricist

℗ 2002 The Island Def Jam Music Group

18
Go Your Own Way Album Version
00:04:01

Lindsey Buckingham, ComposerLyricist - Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, Producer, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1996 The Island Def Jam Music Group

19
God Be With You The Devil's Own/Soundtrack Version
00:03:34

Bruce Fairbairn, Producer - Mike Plotnikoff, Mixer, StudioPersonnel - Dolores O'Riordan, Producer, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals, AssociatedPerformer, ComposerLyricist - Mike Hogan, Bass Guitar, AssociatedPerformer - Noel Hogan, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Mandolin, AssociatedPerformer - The Cranberries, MainArtist - Fergal Lawler, Drums, Percussion, AssociatedPerformer

℗ 1999 The Island Def Jam Music Group

Album Description

To the Faithful Departed turned out to be where the Cranberries' best intentions finally and thoroughly tripped them up. Switching producers to Bruce Fairbairn was a troubling enough move to begin with; Stephen Street's ear for the band's dynamics was note-perfect, but Fairbairn's work with arena-rock monsters like Aerosmith meant that on Departed everything was scaled up accordingly. The results may have been more commercial, but they took the identity of the band with it -- the opening song "Hollywood" was a sludgefest that, ironically, didn't give the band the muscular kick that propelled songs like "Zombie." O'Riordan, meanwhile, decided she was a generation's spokesperson, fully taking over the songwriting, except on a couple of cuts with Noel Hogan, penning some appropriate liner notes, and running with it. Songtitles say it all -- "War Child," "I Just Shot John Lennon," complete with cheesy gun shots, and perhaps most painfully obvious at the end, "Bosnia." Then there's lead single "Salvation," which preaches against heroin addiction in a manner worthy of afterschool specials and with about as much depth. Not that good songs can't and haven't been written on these subjects, of course, but O'Riordan, lacking a truly individual or unique take on them, is not the person to be writing them. Or singing them -- her wails and yelps now run rampant, being less voice-as-instrument as it is signature calling card to be employed throughout. There are bright points -- every so often Hogan's guitar comes through at its best, and there's the retro-'50s finger-snapping "When You're Gone" and the nicely arranged "Electric Blue." Still, when compared to No Need and especially Everybody, Departed completely suffers in comparison.
© Ned Raggett /TiVo

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