THE CRANBERRIES – SOMETHING ELSE | Album Download
Something Else by The Cranberries is a strange sort of greatest hits compilation. On one hand, it does collect the Irish band’s most popular songs, dutifully released to mark the 25 years since their first formal musical release: the ethereal, fresh-faced 1992 single “Dreams”. But Something Else isn’t a mercenary cash grab, bloodlessly assembled to fulfill a contractual obligation. For one, it features three brand-new songs. Every old song on it was also re-recorded in 2016 acoustically and with string accompaniment (provided by the Irish Chamber Orchestra). Rather, Something Else is a veteran band’s attempt to celebrate their own canon by reimagining and extending it.
The Cranberries’ awareness of their history is evident from the project’s very packaging. The title Something Else
calls indistinctly back to the quietly assured question posed by their debut, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
, while its cover features the band in a familiar pose
. These gesture at a back-to-basics approach, but they are also light-touch engagements with The Cranberries’ storied legacy.
1. Linger (Acoustic Version)
2. The Glory (Acoustic Version)
3. Dreams (Acoustic Version)
4. When You’re Gone (Acoustic Version)
6. Zombies (Acoustic Version)
7. Rupture (Acoustic Version)
8. Ode to My Family (Acoustic Version)
9. Free to Decide (Acoustic Version)
10. Just My Imagination (Acoustic Version)
11. Animal Instinct (Acoustic Version)
12. You & Me (Acoustic Version)
13. Why (Acoustic Version)
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