WarChild from the ZG Discussion Boards has posted an informative and well-written review of Minneapolis, MN private gig. WarChild writes:
Well, The Cranberries came on the afternoon drive at the local radio station, Cities 97. They chatted a bit with Brian Oake. They said they enjoyed working with Steven Street, it doesn’t seem like work, just plain singing and having fun. There was not a conscious effort to make the music sound like the early days, because then everything gets to technical, and they just want it to come from the heart. (I’ll post a full transcript of the interview next week) Then they played Linger, it was completely acoustic, except they used a keyboard for a string section sound, the beginning was a little different. Then they played a new song called Never Grow Old, it was quite beautiful, acoustic guitars, piano, bongo drums, very reminiscent of the early slow ones, I will always, Ode to my family, what you were, dreaming my dreams, very tender, lots of soul. For the last song they played Analyse, acoustic, but they had a couple keyboard sounds in it. I really liked analyse played acoustic.