To The Faithful Departed

Release: April 30, 1996
Label: Island/Polydor
Format: 12″ Vinyl, CD, Cassette

TRACKLIST

Argentinian, Australian, French, German, UK CD and International Cassette
1.     Hollywood (5:08)
2.     Salvation (2:23)
3.     When You’re Gone (4:56)
4.     Free to Decide (4:25)
5.     War Child (3:50)
6.     Forever Yellow Skies (4:09)
7.     The Rebels (3:20)
8.     Intermission (2:01)
9.     I Just Shot John Lennon (2:41)
10.   Electric Blue (4:51)
11.   I’m Still Remembering (4:48)
12.   Will You Remember (2:49)
13.   Joe (3:22)
14.   Cordell (3:41)
15.   Bosnia (5:40)

Canadian, French, US CD and UK LP
1.     Hollywood (5:08)
2.     Salvation (2:23)
3.     When You’re Gone (4:56)
4.     Free to Decide (4:25)
5.     War Child (3:50)
6.     Forever Yellow Skies (4:09)
7.     The Rebels (3:20)
8.     I Just Shot John Lennon (2:41)
9.     Electric Blue (4:51)
10.   I’m Still Remembering (4:48)
11.   Will You Remember (2:49)
12.   Joe (3:22)
13.   Bosnia (5:40)

Australian Bonus Disc “Live In Detroit” (CD 2)
1.     Free To Decide (Live)
2.     Dreams (Live)
3.     Hollywood (Live)
4.     Zombie (Live)
5.     Dreaming My Dreams (Live)

Japanese, Taiwanese CD
1.     Hollywood (5:08)
2.     Salvation (2:23)
3.     When You’re Gone (4:56)
4.     Free to Decide (4:25)
5.     War Child (3:50)
6.     Forever Yellow Skies (4:09)
7.     The Rebels (3:20)
8.     Intermission (2:01)
9.     I Just Shot John Lennon (2:41)
10.   Electric Blue (4:51)
11.   I’m Still Remembering (4:48)
12.   Will You Remember (2:49)
13.   Joe (3:22)
14.   The Picture I view (2:28)
15.   Cordell (3:41)
16.   Bosnia (5:40)

“The Complete Sessions 1996-1997″ release (2002)
1.     Hollywood (5:08)
2.     Salvation (2:23)
3.     When You’re Gone (4:56)
4.     Free to Decide (4:25)
5.     War Child (3:50)
6.     Forever Yellow Skies (4:09)
7.     The Rebels (3:20)
8.     Intermission (2:01)
9.     I Just Shot John Lennon (2:41)
10.   Electric Blue (4:51)
11.   I’m Still Remembering (4:48)
12.   Will You Remember (2:49)
13.   Joe (3:22)
14.   Bosnia (5:40)
15.   Cordell (3:41)
16.   The Picture I View (2:28)
17.   Ave Maria (Pavarotti/O’Riordan) (4:13)
18.   Go Your Own Way (4:03)
19.   God Be with You (3:34)

RECORDINGS SESSIONS

  • Windmill Lane Studios
    Dublin, Ireland – November and December 1995
    Hollywood / Salvation / When You’re Gone / Free To Decide / War Child / Forever Yellow Skies / The Rebels / Intermission / I Just Shot John Lennon / Electric Blue / I’m Still Remembering / Will You Remember? / Joe / Bosnia / Cordell / The Picture I View / False**This song appears on Bruce Fairbairn’s studio song sheet (pictured in the
    Complete Sessions booklet). It is unclear if the recording was finished.
  • It is unclear at which studio those tracks were recorded:
    Go Your Own Way / God Be With You

CREDIT INFORMATION

Dolores O’Riordan – Vocals, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Keyboards, Whistle, Mandolin
Noel Hogan – Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin
Mike Hogan – Bass Guitar
Fergal Lawler – Drums and Percussion

Music: O’Riordan except ‘Salvation’, ‘I Just Shot John Lennon’, ‘Electric Blue’ and ‘Joe’ composed by O’Riordan/Hogan, ‘Ave Maria’ composed by Ballota, Schubert and ‘Go Your Own Way’ composed by Lindsey Buckingham
Lyrics: O’Riordan except ‘Ave Maria’ (prayer) and ‘Go Your Own Way’ written by Lindsey Buckingham
Orchestration written and arranged by Michael Kamen. Strings (‘War Child’, ‘The Rebels’, ‘Cordell’) directed by Michael Kamen
Saw on ‘Bosnia’ performed by Henry Daag
Horn section on ‘Salvation’ performed by Richie Buckley (Tenor Sax), Michael Buckley (Baritone Sax) and Bruce Fairbairn (Trumpet), additional percussion by Randy Raine-Reusche

All tracks produced by Bruce Fairbairn and The Cranberries except ‘God Be With You’ and ‘Go Your Own Way’ by Bruce Fairbairn and Dolores O’Riordan
Engineered and mixed by Mike Plotnikoff
Recorded in November, December 95 in Dublin, Ireland at Windmill Lane Studios
‘Ave Maria’ recorded Live at the ‘Parco Novi Sad’ in Modena, Italy, on September 12th 1995. Performed by Dolores O’Riordan, Luciano Pavarotti. Arrangement Giancarlo Chiaramello
‘God Be With You’ published by New Columbia Pictures Inc, Polygram International (ASCAP), from The Devil’s Own original soundtrack

Photography: Andy Earl, assisted by Adrian Myers
Incidental photos: Baron Kallstein
Art direction and Design: Cally on Art Island (Grizedale)

Published by Island Records Inc.

BAND’s SPECIAL THANKS

Thanks to everyone at Curtain Call, Left Bank, Island Records and Polygram International.

Special thanks to Sett, Declan, Davey, “Slim”, Steve, our friends, families, lovers. Extra special thanks to Murt for all his help in the studio!
Thank you to Zildjian Cymbals, DW Drums, Remo Drumheads, Latin Percussion, Gibson Guitars, D’Addario Strings, Marshall Amplification, Vox, Hartke Bass Heads, Taylor Guitars.
With thanks to Andy Askins, Pete, Russells Mills, Rob Crane, Richard Baker (Metro), Phoebe Rowe and Lewis Quance.

“To you people: Well, here we are with our third offering, this music has moved in a different direction and I count myself lucky now that we have found this new direction. Love is the most important thing in this world. Love is everywhere when we open up and forgive. Thank you for all your support and understanding. Dolores.”

NOTES

  • The album is dedicated to the record producer Denny Cordell who signed The Cranberries to Island Records. The album booklet features a note from Dolores O’Riordan: “To The Faithful Departed – This album is dedicated to all those who have gone before us. Nobody knows exactly where these people are but I know we would like to believe it is in a better place. I believe it is a Human impossibility to obtain complete peace of mind in this dimension, there’s too much suffering and pain – particularly for children ‘Suffer Little Children’ To come unto me For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. To the faithful departed and those left behind There is a light that never dies.”
  • The photo shoot for the cover of this album was supposed to take place at the Grizedale Forest (Lake District, UK) but the band did not turn up. The “mobile yellow room” was thus “re-built in a studio in London where the band arrived dressed in D & G purple and had their photos taken in the warmth and sunny glow of the studio lights” reports the Art Director, Cally. “The portable yellow room was later filmed floating on a serene English lake burning down at night.”
  • “The baby was to be the front cover image. Just as I delivered the artwork to Island in New York, Messrs Hugh and Cry greeted the tiny genitalia of the proud baby on the cover from the fearful record execs. I rushed back to the UK to generate some suitably censored versions, but, fearing a third world war and few sales in America’s Bible Belt the band duly agreed to swap the baby, penis intact, for the band shot, bringing it neatly in-line with albums one and two and allowing to go on to sell to every household in the universe” Cally, Art Director.
  • ‘God Be With You’ and ‘Go Your Own Way’ are not quite normal Cranberries songs, as only Dolores recorded the first one, then Dolores and Noel the second one. “In December ‘96, Dolores recorded a song for the movie The Devil’s Own , and in February ‘97 Noel and herself recorded ‘Go Your Own Way’ for a Fleetwood Mac tribute album.” (Source: Fergal, cranberries.ie, January 29 th , 1998).
  • “Dying Inside”, which was written during the No Need to Argue Tour, and “False” were considered for this album. It is unclear if the songs were recorded though.
  • Along with Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, No Need To Argue and Bury The Hatchet, this album was re-released in 2002 as part of the Treasure Box set containing bonus tracks and new artwork. Each re-released album is now available individually replacing the now out of print original release.

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