Out on October 13th via Island/UMe is the reissue of The Cranberries third album ‘To The Faithful Departed’. Upon its original release, it sold over six million copies worldwide, reaching number one in six countries and it became the groups highest charting album on the U.S. billboard chart.
It comes only 5 years after vocalist Dolores O’Riodans tragic death in 2018. Drummer Fergal Lawler recalls “I hadn’t heard these tracks for a long time but have spent many days over the past year or so listening intently to these songs. As difficult as it was to hear Dolores’ voice, they brought back many fond memories. I was shocked at how powerful they sounded and the strong emotions that I felt as I listened.”.
Originally released on April 30, 1996, the album spawned four singles, including the US number-one modern rock single “Salvation“. This deluxe reissue features the original album remastered by John Dent at Metropolis. Available in its original configuration as a single LP, an expanded 2LP set and a 3CD set (whose track listing mirrors the digital version), the “To The Faithful Departed” deluxe editions include a wealth of bonus tracks and material. The 2LP and 3CD configurations include three previously unreleased album demos recorded with Tim Palmer in Paris. The liner notes by Eoin Devereux include contributions from the remaining band members as well as archived material including interviews with Dolores.
The digital and 3 CD set includes unreleased outtakes and early mixes of the studio album and twelve rare live tracks recorded on the band’s 1996 Free to Decide Tour.
In the meantime, take in the glory of one of the singles from the album, Salvation
CD 1: To The Faithful Departed – Deluxe Remaster
03-When You’re Gone
04-Free To Decide
06-Forever Yellow Skies
09-I Just Shot John Lennon
11-I’m Still Remembering
12-Will You Remember?
16-The Picture I View
17-Go Your Own Way
CD 2: Unreleased Demos and Outtakes
01-When You’re Gone (Paris demo)
02-I Just Shot John Lennon (Paris demo)
03-Free To Decide (Paris demo)
04-The Rebels (Outtake)
06-Cordell (Early mix)
07-Bosnia (Early mix)
08-Salvation (Early mix)
09-When You’re Gone (Early mix)
10-Electric Blue (Early mix)
11-Intermission (Early mix)
12-Joe (Early mix)
13-Free To Decide (Alternate mix)
CD 3: 1996 Free To Decide Tour
01-Intermission + Forever Yellow Skies (Live in Toronto)
02-Sunday (Live in Toronto)
03-Linger (Live in Toronto)
04-The Rebels (Live in Toronto)
05-Waltzing Back (Live in Toronto)
06-I Can’t Be With You (Live in Toronto)
07-Free To Decide (Live in Detroit)
08-Dreams (Live in Detroit)
09-Hollywood (Live in Detroit)
10-Zombie (Live in Detroit)
11-Dreaming My Dreams (Live in Detroit)
12-The Icicle Melts (Live in Detroit)
13-Salvation (Live at Milton Keynes Bowl)