The Cranberries Official Club in Mexico (Salsa de Arándanos Club) is reporting that the band has chosen Benedict Fenner to produce the band’s new material to be recorded this summer. The news is most likely a result of a telephone interview with drummer Fergal Lawler conducted by Mexican radio station Orbits 105.7 last week. The full interview is scheduled to broadcast sometime next month. The new material, to be recorded this summer, is assumed to be released as part of the band’s “Greatest Hits” disc sometime this fall.
Fenner (Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Elvis Costello) co-produced the band’s 1999 album “Bury the Hatchet.” Fenner, whose expertise lies in engineering, not producing, allowed the band to create a much more desired “raw” sound for their fourth work. His selection also allowed the band to have much more creative freedom with the sound and mechanics of the album.
Are The Cranberries planning to follow the same course of action all over again? We’ll have much more information on this topic as Zombieguide Mexico webmaster Sigma returns tomorrow from his Salsa de Arándanos Club meeting tomorrow, where they are expected to give out more details on the subject.
Source: Salsa de Arándanos