Wednesday, October 24, 2018

REISSUE: The Cranberries - Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition

In January of this year, vocalist/guitarist Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries passed away as the band was putting together a 25th anniversary edition of their 1993 debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? for release on Island Records/Ume.  Out now, the Super Deluxe Edition is a 61-track 4-CD set that features the brilliant multi-platinum debut album newly remastered at Abbey Road Studios.  The second disc is comprised of their 4-song debut EP, B-sides and remixes including the Prêt-à-Porter movie remix of “Pretty” and early demos recorded under their first moniker, The Cranberry Saw Us; including early, 1991 versions of the standout singles, “Dreams” and “Linger”.  The third and fourth disc features live concert recordings and live radio sessions, respectively, including their 1992 BBC Peel Session.  The album is also available digitally or as a 2-CD set that omits the live CDs, a 180-gram vinyl edition in classic black or limited clear vinyl colorways or a 1CD set.            
Led by the soaring, exotic vocals of the late Delores O’Riordan, the band - featuring Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler - inspired by the Cure and the shimmering guitars of the Smiths, created a world-conquering alternative rock sound that defied the humbleness suggested by the album’s title.  This expanded silver anniversary edition of Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? proves to be the definitive version of their most defining album and is a lasting and loving tribute to the memory of Delores O’Riordan.       
In honor, here are 3 Songs from the 25th Anniversary edition of Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
“Shine Down” (Taken from their extremely limited debut recording, Nothing Left All EP.)

“Íosa” (Íosa translates to “Jesus” in Irish.  The unreleased Irish-sung song was recorded with producer Stephen Street during the Everybody Else studio sessions.)

“Linger” (The aptly-titled, everlasting smash single from the album that remains just as ubiquitous today as it was 25 years ago.)


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