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Sunday, January 16, 2022

The Cranberries: Treasure Box (The Complete Sessions, 1991-1999) 4 CD 2002

 

The Cranberries were an Irish rock band formed in Limerick, Ireland. Originally named the Cranberry


Saw Us, the band were formed in 1989 by lead singer Niall Quinn, guitarist Noel Hogan, bassist Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawler. Quinn was replaced as lead singer by Dolores O'Riordan in 1990, and they changed their name to the Cranberries. The band classified themselves as an alternative rock group, but incorporated aspects of indie rock, jangle pop, folk rock, post-punk, and pop rock into their sound.
The Cranberries rose to international fame in the 1990s with their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, which became a commercial success. Some of the band's hit singles include "Dreams" (1992), "Linger" (1993), "Zombie" (1994), and "Salvation" (1996). Five of the band's albums reached the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart, and eight of their singles reached the Top 20 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
                                          

[Artist Biography by Stephen Thomas Erlewine

Combining the melodic jangle of post-Smiths indie guitar pop with the lilting, trance-inducing sonic textures of late-'80s dream pop and adding a slight Celtic tint, the Cranberries became one of the more

successful groups to emerge from the pre-Brit-pop indie scene of the early '90s. Led by vocalist Dolores O'Riordan, whose keening, powerful voice was the most distinctive element of the group's sound, they initially had little impact in the United Kingdom. It wasn't until the lush ballad "Linger" became a worldwide hit in 1993 that the band achieved mass success. Following "Linger," the Cranberries quickly became international stars, as both their 1993 debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, and its 1994 follow-up, No Need to Argue, sold millions of copies and produced a string of hit singles. By the time of their third album, 1996's To the Faithful Departed, they had added distorted guitars to their sonic palette and began crafting more socially conscious music. They

continued down this path into the 21st century before taking an extended hiatus in 2003 to pursue solo efforts. After nearly a decade, the quartet returned with 2012's Roses and 2017's Something Else. However, in early 2018, O'Riordan died from an accidental drowning in London. Her last vocal recordings were used to construct the Cranberries' final work, 2019's Grammy-nominated In the End, a goodbye to O'Riordan, fans, and the band itself.
                                       

Originally, the Cranberries were a band called the Cranberry Saw Us. Brothers Noel and Mike Hogan (guitar and bass, respectively) formed the band in Limerick, Ireland, with drummer Fergal Lawler in 1990. Following the departure of the group's original singer, Niall Quinn, the trio placed an advertisement for a female singer. Dolores O'Riordan responded to the advertisement and auditioned by

writing lyrics and melodies to some of the band's existing demos. When she returned with a rough version of "Linger," the group hired her on the spot. Shortly after she joined, the band recorded a demo tape and sold it in record stores throughout Ireland. After the original run of 300 copies sold out, the group truncated its name to the Cranberries and sent another demo tape, which featured early versions of both "Linger" and "Dreams," to record companies throughout the U.K. The tape was made at Xeric Studios, which was run by Pearse Gilmore, who would later become their manager. At the time the tape was made, all of the members were still in their late teens.
                                                 

The demo tape earned the attention of both the U.K. press and record industry, and there was soon a bidding war between major British record labels. Eventually, the group signed with Island. The Cranberries headed into the studio with Gilmore as their producer to record their first single, "Uncertain." The title proved to be prophetic, as the band did indeed sound ill at ease on the single,

leading to poor reviews in the press in addition to tensions between the group and Gilmore. Before they were scheduled to record their debut in 1992, the Cranberries discovered that Gilmore had signed a secret deal with Island to improve his studios. The tensions within the band became so great they nearly broke up. Instead, the Cranberries severed all relations with Gilmore, hired Geoff Travis of Rough Trade as their new manager, and hired Stephen Street, who had previously worked with the Smiths, as their new producer.
                                               

The band's debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, was released in the spring of 1993, followed by a single of "Dreams." Neither the album nor the single gained much attention, nor did the second single, "Linger." In the summer and fall of 1993, the band toured the United States,

opening for The The and Suede, respectively; frequently, the Cranberries were given a friendlier reception than either of the headliners. Their strong live shows led MTV to put "Linger" into heavy rotation. By the end of the year, the single was on its way to becoming a crossover hit. Eventually, the single reached number eight on the U.S. charts, while the album went double platinum. Everybody Else and "Linger" began to take off in Britain in early 1994; the album eventually peaked at number one during the summer.
                                

O'Riordan married the band's tour manager, Don Burton, in a much-publicized ceremony in July 1994. The marriage, as well as the group's videos, emphasized the singer as the focal point of the band.

O'Riordan's position in the group continued to rise with the fall release of the group's second album, No Need to Argue. Boasting a slightly harder, more streamlined sound, yet still produced by Stephen Street, the record debuted at number six on the U.S. charts and eventually outsold its predecessor; within a year it went triple platinum, spawning the number one modern rock hit "Zombie" and the number 11 "Ode to My Family."
                                     

During the tour for No Need to Argue, rumors began to circulate that O'Riordan was going to leave the band to pursue a solo career, all of which the band vehemently denied. Nevertheless, the rumors persisted until the Cranberries began recording their next album with producer Bruce Fairbairn, who

had previously worked with Aerosmith. The resulting effort, To the Faithful Departed, was a tougher, more rock-oriented affair. Upon its spring 1996 release, it entered the charts at number six, but its first single, "Salvation," failed to become a hit on par with "Zombie," "Linger," or "Ode to My Family." Consequently, the album slipped down the charts relatively quickly and only went platinum, which was slightly disappointing in light of its two predecessors' multi-platinum status.
                                       

During the fall of 1996, the group canceled its Australian and European tours, sparking another round of rumors about O'Riordan launching a solo career. In 1999, the group released Bury the Hatchet, their last big chart hit, and quickly followed with 2001's Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. Shortly after the

release of a greatest-hits compilation in 2003, Stars: The Best of 1992-2002, the Cranberries officially declared that they were taking a break. This finally gave O'Riordan the time she needed to work on her long-talked-about solo album, Are You Listening?, which hit shelves in 2007. In 2009, O'Riordan released her second solo album, No Baggage. Around the same time, the Cranberries reunited for a North American tour that continued throughout Europe in 2010. Several live albums also appeared in 2010.
                                    
In 2011, the band began work on a new album in Toronto with longtime producer Street. Released

nearly a decade after the start of their extended hiatus, the resulting album, Roses, arrived in March 2012. A supporting tour followed, recorded for posterity at London's Hammersmith Apollo on Live 2012. At the end of 2013, O'Riordan performed a New Year's Eve concert in Limerick with a string quartet from the Irish Chamber Orchestra. Inspired by the classical interpretation of the Cranberries sound, she approached the band
with an idea to celebrate their silver anniversary. The result was a full
album comprising string quartet renditions of the band's biggest hits. Something Else arrived in the spring of 2017, featuring their ten most successful singles culled from their first four albums, as well as three new songs. The band kicked off a tour in support of the album, but it was cut short due to O'Riordan's ongoing back problems.
                                                 

In January 2018, Dolores O'Riordan travelled from New York City, where she lived, to London to work

with Martin "Youth" Glover on her side-project D.A.R.K. and to meet representatives of the BMG record label about a new Cranberries album. O'Riordan arrived at the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel in Mayfair on 14 January. At 2:00 am on 15 January 2018, O'Riordan had a phone call with her mother. Later that morning, she was found unresponsive in the bathroom and was pronounced dead at 9:16 am. The day after her death, the tabloid newspaper Santa Monica

Observer spread a false story rumouring that fentanyl was found in the room, indicating that London authorities suspected suicide and a "deliberate overdose". The fentanyl overdose rumor endured for months. The cause of death was not made public until an inquest at Westminster Coroner's Court held on 6 September, which ruled that she died as a result of accidental drowning in a bath following sedation by alcohol intoxication. Empty bottles were found in O'Riordan's room (five miniature bottles and a champagne bottle) as well as some prescription drugs. Toxicology tests showed that her body contained only "therapeutic" amounts of these medications but a blood alcohol content of 3.30 g/L (0.33%).]

The Cranberries – Treasure Box (The Complete Sessions, 1991-1999)
Label: Island Records – 586 707-2
Format:    4 x CD, Remastered, Box Set, Compilation, Limited Edition
Pays: Europe
Sortie:    2002
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock


CD1. EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT, SO WHY CAN'T WE? (THE COMPLETE SESSIONS 1991 - 1993) - 2002 RE-RELEASE

                                                          

  
01. I Still Do    3:17
02. Dreams    4:32
03. Sunday    4:20
04. Pretty    2:16
05. Waltzing Back    3:38
06. Not Sorry    4:20
07. Linger    4:34
08. Wanted    2:07
09. Still Can't...    3:40
10. I Will Always    2:42
11. How    2:51
12. Put Me Down    3:33
13. Reason    2:02

BONUS TRAXS

                                                      


14. Them  (Producer – Pearse Gilmore)  3:42
15. What You Were    3:41
16. Liar    2:22
17. Pretty (Pret A Porter Movie Remix)    3:41
18. How (Radical Mix)    2:58
                              

The Cranberries

Dolores O'Riordan – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Noel Hogan – lead guitar, backing vocals
Mike Hogan – bass guitar
Fergal Lawler – drums, percussion

Additional musicians

Mike Mahoney – additional vocals

MP3 Size: 151 MB
Flac  Size: 384 MB


CD2. NO NEED TO ARGUE (THE COMPLETE SESSIONS 1994 - 1995)

                                              

  
01. Ode To My Family    4:31
02. I Can't Be With You    3:07
03. Twenty One    3:07
04. Zombie    5:06
05. Empty    3:26
06. Everything I Said    3:52
07. The Icicle Melts    2:54
08. Disappointment    4:14
09. Ridiculous Thoughts    4:31
10. Dreaming My Dreams    3:37
11. Yeat's Grave    2:59
12. Daffodil Lament    6:14
13. No Need To Argue    2:57
14. Away    2:38

BONUS TRAXS

                                              


15. I Don't Need    3:32
16. (They Long To Be) Close To You    2:41
17. So Cold In Ireland    4:45
18. Zombie (Camel's Hump Remix)  (Featuring [Skank] – David Jarrow/Remix – The Orb/Remix [Credited To] – Alex Paterson, Andy Hughes)  7:54
                             

The Cranberries

Dolores O'Riordan – vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboards
Noel Hogan – electric and acoustic guitars
Mike Hogan – bass guitar
Fergal Lawler – drums, percussion

MP3 Size: 180 MB
Flac  Size: 468 MB


CD3. TO THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (THE COMPLETE SESSIONS 1996 - 1997)

                                           

  
01. Hollywood    5:08
02. Salvation    2:23
03. When You're Gone    4:56
04. Free To Decide    4:25
05. War Child    3:50
06. Forever Yellow Skies    4:09
07. The Rebels    3:20
08. Intermission    2:01
09. 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

BONUS TRAXS

                                           


16. The Picture I View    2:28
17. Ave Maria  (Arranged By – Giancarlo Chiaramello/Featuring – Luciano Pavarotti)  4:13
18. Go Your Own Way    4:03
19. God Be With You    3:34
                             

The Cranberries


Dolores O'Riordan – vocals, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboards, whistle, mandolin
Noel Hogan – electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin
Mike Hogan – bass guitar
Fergal Lawler – drums, percussion

Additional musicians

Michael Kamen – orchestration
Henry Daag – saw ("Bosnia")
Richie Buckley – tenor saxophone ("Salvation")
Michael Buckley – baritone saxophone ("Salvation")
Bruce Fairbairn – trumpet ("Salvation")
Randy Raine-Reusch – additional percussion

MP3 Size: 180 MB
Flac  Size: 506 MB


CD4. BURY THE HATCHET (THE COMPLETE SESSIONS 1998 - 1999)

                                              

  
01. Animal Instinct    3:31
02. Loud And Clear    2:45
03. Promises    5:27
04. You And Me    3:35
05. Just My Imagination    3:41
06. Shattered    3:42
07. Desperate Andy    3:44
08. Saving Grace    3:08
09. Copycat    2:53
10. What's On My Mind    3:12
11. Delilah    3:32
12. Fee Fi Foo    4:47
13. Dying In The Sun    3:32
14. Sorry Son    3:28
15. Baby Blues    2:38

BONUS TRAXS

                                                  


16. Sweetest Thing    3:34
17. Woman Without Pride    2:26
18. Such A Shame    4:23
19. Paparazzi On Mopeds    4:43
                                       

The Cranberries

Dolores O'Riordan – vocals, guitar, keyboards
Noel Hogan – acoustic and electric guitars
Mike Hogan – bass guitar
Fergal Lawler – drums, percussion


MP3 Size: 172 MB
Flac  Size: 513 MB


Notes

Limited edition cd-box which includes the first four albums remastered as complete sessions 1991 - 1999 including extra tracks.

CD1: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We? (The Complete Sessions 1991-1993) (Cat# 586 708-2)
Tracks 1-13 - 1-18 are bonus tracks

CD2: No Need To Argue (The Complete Sessions 1994-1995) (Cat# 586 709-2)
Tracks 2-14 - 2-18 are bonus tracks. Track 2-16 was originally done by Burt Bacharach and featured on his album "Interpretations".

CD3: To The Faithful Departed (The Complete Sessions 1996-1997) (Cat# 586 710-2)
Track 3-15 - 3-19 are bonus tracks

CD4: Bury The Hatchet (The Complete Sessions 1998-1999) (Cat# 586 750-2)
Tracks 4-15 - 4-19 are bonus tracks

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Nick Gravenites And John Cipollina Live At Rodon Club 1987/88

This is an album recorded live at Rodon Club in Athens - Greece on new year's eve 1987/88

NICK GRAVENITES

                                                                     


Nicholas George Gravenites (born October 2, 1938) is an American blues, rock and folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist, best known for his work with Electric Flag (as their lead singer), Janis Joplin, Mike Bloomfield and several influential bands and individuals of the generation

springing from the 1960s and 1970s. He has sometimes performed under the stage names Nick "The Greek" Gravenites and Gravy.
Gravenites was born in Chicago, into a Greek-speaking family; his parents were from Palaiochori, Arcadia, in Greece. After his father died, he worked in the family candy store before he was enrolled at St. John's Northwestern Military Academy; he was expelled shortly before he was due to graduate.
                                                 

Gravenites played in clubs with Mike Bloomfield, Charlie Musselwhite and others, and settled in San Francisco in the mid 1960s. In 1967 he formed the Electric Flag with Bloomfield. Gravenites also wrote the score for the film The Trip and produced the music for the film Steelyard Blues. According to author and pop music critic Joel Selvin, Gravenites is "the original San Francisco connection for the Chicago crowd."
                                          

Gravenites is credited as a "musical handyman", helping such San Francisco bands as Quicksilver Messenger Service and Janis Joplin's first solo group, the Kozmic Blues Band. He

wrote several songs for Joplin, including "Work Me, Lord"
and the unfinished instrumental track "Buried Alive in the Blues". Gravenites was the lead singer in the re-formed Big Brother and the Holding Company (without Joplin) from 1969 to 1972. He also worked extensively with John Cipollina after producing the first album by Quicksilver Messenger Service. He and Cipollina formed the Nick Gravenites–John Cipollina Band, which toured throughout Europe.
                                             

Gravenites was a key player and impresario on both the Chicago blues scene and the emerging blues-rock and psychedelic rock scene in San Francisco. In 1967, he formed a short-lived but legendary band, the Electric Flag, with guitarist Bloomfield, organist Barry Goldberg, bassist Harvey Brooks, and drummer Buddy Miles. The Electric Flag made their first performance at the Monterey
NICK GRAVENITES & BLUE GRAVY

Pop Festival in 1967, and their first album, A Long Time Comin', made the Top 40; the group continued to record into the mid-'70s. Gravenites continued to perform through the 1970s and '80s around San Francisco and Northern California, filling his live shows with raw, burning, very economical guitar playing and soulful singing. His solo and collaborative albums during this period include My Labors (CBS, 1969), the Steelyard Blues soundtrack (Liberty, 1973), Junkyard in Malibu (Line, 1980), and Blue Star (Line, 1980).
                                               
MIKE BLOOMFIELD - NICK GRAVENITES - HARVEY BROOKS

A mid-'90s album with his group Animal Mind, titled Don't Feed the Animals, was released by Taxon Records, and Gravenites joined Bob Margolin and others in a Kennedy Center tribute concert to

bluesman Muddy Waters, taped in the fall of 1997 for airing on PBS. During the 2000s Gravenites could be found along with a host of other blues and blues-rock luminaries -- including Harvey Mandel (Canned Heat, John Mayall), Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag), Tracy Nelson (Mother Earth), Corky Siegel (Siegel-Schwall Band), and Sam Lay (Butterfield Blues Band) -- in Chicago Blues Reunion, an aggregation featured on the CD/DVD set Buried Alive in the Blues (recorded at an October 2004 concert in Berwyn, Illinois), released in 2005 by Out the Box Records.

JOHN CIPOLLINA

                                                           


John Cipollina (August 24, 1943 – May 29, 1989) was a guitarist best known for his role as a founder and the lead guitarist of the prominent San Francisco rock band Quicksilver Messenger Service. After leaving Quicksilver he formed the band Copperhead, was a member of the San Francisco All Stars and later played with numerous other bands.
                                                  

Cipollina had a unique guitar sound, mixing solid state and valve amplifiers as early as 1965. He is considered one of the fathers of the San Francisco psychedelic rock sound.

"I like the rapid punch of solid-state for the bottom, and the rodent-gnawing distortion of the tubes on top."
To create his distinctive guitar sound, Cipollina developed a one-of-a-kind amplifier stack. His Gibson SG guitars had two pickups, one for bass and one for treble. The bass pickup fed into two Standel bass amps on the bottom of the stack, each equipped with two 15-inch speakers. The treble pickups fed two Fender amps: a Fender Twin Reverb and a Fender Dual Showman that drove six Wurlitzer horns.
                                         

Quicksilver Messenger Service (sometimes credited as simply Quicksilver) are an American psychedelic rock band formed in 1965 in San Francisco. The band achieved wide popularity in the San Francisco Bay Area and, through their recordings, with psychedelic rock enthusiasts around the globe, and several of their albums ranked in the Top 30 of the Billboard Pop charts. They were part of

the new wave of album-oriented bands, achieving renown and popularity despite a lack of success with their singles (only one, "Fresh Air" charted, reaching number 49 in 1970). Though not as commercially successful as contemporaries Jefferson Airplane and the Grateful Dead, Quicksilver was integral to the beginnings of their genre. With their jazz and classical influences and a strong folk background, the band attempted to create an individual, innovative sound. Music historian Colin Larkin wrote: "Of all the bands that came out of the San Francisco area during the late '60s, Quicksilver typified most of the style, attitude and sound of that era."
                                            

After leaving Quicksilver in 1971, Cipollina formed the band Copperhead with early Quicksilver member Jim Murray (who was soon to leave for Maui, Hawaii), former Stained Glass member Jim

McPherson, drummer David Weber, Gary Phillipet (AKA Gary Phillips (keyboardist), later a member of Bay Area bands Earthquake and The Greg Kihn Band), and Pete Sears. Sears was shortly thereafter replaced by current Bonnie Raitt bassist James "Hutch" Hutchinson who played on the Copperhead LP and stayed with the band for its duration. Copperhead disbanded in mid 1974 after becoming a staple in the SF Bay Area and touring the West Coast, Hawaii (Sunshine Crater Fest on New Years Day of 1973 with Santana) , the South (opening dates for Steely Dan) and the Midwest.
                                                  

In 1975, the Welsh psychedelic band Man toured the United States, towards the end of which,

they played two gigs at the San Francisco Winterland (March 21 and 22), which were such a success that promoter Bill Graham paid them a bonus and rebooked them.
While waiting for the additional gigs, the band met and rehearsed with Cipollina, who played with them at Winterland in April 1975. After this, Cipollina agreed to play a UK tour which took place in May 1975, during which their "Roundhouse gig" was recorded.
                                           

During the 80s, Cipollina performed with a number of configurations, including Fish & Chips, with Barry Melton, Thunder and Lightning, with Nick Gravenites, with The Dinosaurs, and Problem Child. He was a founding member of Zero and its rhythm guitarist until his death. Most often these bands played club gigs, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, where Cipollina remained well-known to aficionados as among the great psychedelic guitarists. His style influenced many upcoming younger players, including Trey Anastasio of Phish.
                                                   

Cipollina died on 29 May 1989 at the age of 45 after a career in music that spanned twenty five years. His cause of death was alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, which he suffered from most of his life, and which is exacerbated by smoking.  
                                                  


Nick Gravenites And John Cipollina - Live In Athens At The Rodon 1987/88
Label: Music Box International – CD 40421.2
Format:    CD, Album
Country: Greece
Year: 1991
Genre: Rock, Blues
Style: Blues Rock


TRACKS

                                                                       


01. Walkin' Blues  (Arranged By – Nick Gravenites/Written-By – Robert Johnson)
02. Funky News
03. Anna
04. Get Together  (Written-By – Chet Powers)
05. Born In Chicago
06. Small Walk-In Box
07. Four Floors Or Forty
08. You Can't Hurt Me No More

Crédits

Bass, Vocals – Doug Killmer
Drums – Tony Johnson
Engineer [Post Production] – Takis Argyriou
Guitar, Vocals – John Cipollina
Producer – Theo Manikas
Vocals, Guitar – Nick Gravenites
Written-By – Nick Gravenites (pistes : 2, 3, 5 to 8)

Notes

From the Back sleeve:
RECORDED LIVE AT THE RODON CLUB ON NEW YEARS EVE 1987/88 (MADE IN GREECE)

This is for Josef who likes Qicksilver Messenger Service

MP3 @ 320 Size: 111 MB
Flac  Size: 307 MB