Quite a cool news this morning as the band announced on their socials that today is the last day of recording of their new album.
As you may know, the band confirmed in an interview given in Peru that they would release an acoustic “greatest hits” album of their songs re-recorded with the Irish Chamber Orchestra this year. Let’s note this one should include three completely new songs.
Although they also mentioned in this interview that they would then work on a new album, there’s no doubt the one they’re about to finish to record today is the “best of” album.
Indeed, although our team did not mention it earlier as we do not like to share content from the band’s private socials (we apologize in advance for doing so today), Noel Hogan recently posted a picture on his Instagram account with the words “New parts” on which we can see an acoustic guitar and a couple of songs on a sheet of paper: Dreams, Pretty, Fire & Soul, Electric Blue and Shattered.
It’s quite cool to see that Electric Blue should be part of the album as the song is among the 15 tracks fans let us know they’d like to hear with a new Irish Chamber Orchestra arrangement when we asked them in a poll what would be the tracks they’d like the band to re-record on this occasion.
You can see this poll result on this page.
EDIT 1:35 PM (UTC):
2 photos in studio have just been posted on The Cranberries Instagram account:
“Last day of Band recording”
New pic today on The Cranberries Instagram entitled “String session” and located at Cauldron Studios.
And on Twitter Noel Hogan added the following words: “After a quiet few weeks on here I am back to work. Strings today for the new Cranberries album. Last day of recording on this album.”
The Cauldron Recording Studios in Dublin (the building with ivy all over):
How many albums are recording? the strings one and another one ?!?!
Seems like the one that is being finalized at the moment is the Irish Orchestra one.
Fergal mentioned in Peru they were only “writing for the new album” at this stage. It is unlikely they’ll start recording the new one straight after the Greatest Hit album is done, especially as Fergal stated the band would tour with the Orchestra once the Greatest Hit album will be released.