The Cranberries are finally prepared to release their fourth album: ‘Bury The Hatchet’ (April 19), with 14 new songs which were produced by with Benedict Eenner (Bryan Eno, James, and Laurie Anderson).
The album respects the original band, with Dolores O’Riordan as the vocalist, Noel Hogan as the guitarist, Fergal Lawler as the drummer, and Mike Hogan as the basses. In The new single, call ‘Promises’, has a ‘western’ video, directed by Oliver Dahan, who directed also the 1996 acclaimed single ‘Salvation’.
To got the final result, in this album, they had to spend very difficult and significant moments, Noel comments: ‘We started to make this album as a demo in late 1997, in Toronto, later we went to Miraval, France during the last spring, in the summer we continued working in England, as you can notice, we weren’t in a hurry.
The single of ‘Bury The Hatchet’, is ‘Animal Instinct’, which wakes up the beast we have inside.
The band’s success started in 1993, with their debut album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’. This album has the classic singles ‘Dreams’ and ‘Linger’ (this last one written in 1990). After the album as released in late 1993 in the United States, the band was a bomb which sold million and million of albums. The band released two more albums ‘No Need To Argue’ and ‘To The Faithful Departed’, selling over 28 million copies to date, their great musical quality has made them have superstars album sales in over 38 countries. For their fourth album recording, the band took a rest of 2 years: ‘Everybody needs a breath, it was the moment to rest, we have found the way to enjoy more the music. The chemistry is still between us, but with ‘Bury The Hatchet’ it was grown up more, commented the band.
The album’s art designer is Storn Thorgerson, who is certainly, one of the greatest album’s designers ever. He has created the Pink Floyd’s albums cover, using his own ‘Design Guru’ style; he has made works for Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Alan Parson’s Project, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and more artists. He has been nominated for 7 Grammy Awards.