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|To the Faithful Departed|
|Studio album by|
|Released||30 April 1996|
|Recorded||November 1995 – February 1996|
|Studio|| Windmill Lane, Dublin|
Armoury, Vancouver, British Columbia
|Producer||Bruce Fairbairn, the Cranberries|
|The Cranberries chronology|
|Singles from To the Faithful Departed|
|Los Angeles Times|
|The New York Times||(favorable)|
|Wall of Sound||62/100|
To the Faithful Departed is the third studio album by Irish alternative rockband the Cranberries, released on 30 April 1996. The album was made in memory of Denny Cordell who signed the band to Island Records and Joe O'Riordan (vocalist Dolores O'Riordan's grandfather), who had both died that year. The album reached number one in four countries and became the band's highest-charting album on the US Billboard 200, where it peaked at number four.
The album sleeve photo session was made up of two parts, the first being the original design for the front cover, a naked baby boy (supplied by their press officer Smash at Island Records) lying on his back, which was shot in photographer Andy Earl's new studio on Shad Thames in London, and the band seated in a yellow room. At the last minute, at Dolores O'Riordan's request, the two were swapped and the yellow room became the front cover.
The yellow room was designed to be an echo of the previous two album sleeves. It was built in London and transported to the Lake District and erected in a forest near Loughrigg Holme. Snow fell on the day of the photoshoot, and the band spent as little time as possible on the shoot clad, as they were wearing new purple Dolce & Gabbana outfits.
A new logo and typeface were decided upon signifying the band's desire to move on from the strict repetition of the previous album sleeves. Incidental studio photos were included, taken by Cally in the band's studio in Vancouver, Canada. Cally added: "I attended the surreal Brit Awards where Jarvis Cocker invaded Michael Jackson's stage and left soon after to drive through horizontal snow to get to the Lake District in readiness for the photo shoot the next day. On waking in the Ambleside Hotel I saw Jarvis on the front cover of every paper, being released from jail with Nigel, The Cranberries A&R man beside him. Things only became more surreal when we realised that later we were shooting the band bravely clad in thin purple suits under snowfall in a yellow room in a forest in the Lake District".
To promote To the Faithful Departed, the Cranberries appeared on different television shows (1995–1996).
|Television show||Performance date||Broadcast date||Media||Location||Setlist||Notes|
|Concierto Básico 40||31 January 1995||1995||40 Principales||Madrid, Spain||1. "I'm Still Remembering"|
2. "Dreaming My Dreams"
3. "Ode to My Family"
|▪ Acoustic set|
▪ Dolores grows her hair long
▪ The first performance of "I'm Still Remembering"
|MTV Unplugged||14 February 1995||18 April 1995||MTV USA||New York City, United States||1. "Dreaming My Dreams|
2. "Ode to My Family"
4. "Free to Decide"
5. "I'm Still Remembering"
8. "Yesterday's Gone"
9. "No Need to Argue"
|▪ Acoustic set|
▪ Recorded at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
▪ Accompanied by the Electra strings
▪ The only performance of "Yesterday's Gone"
|The Late Show with David Letterman||7 August 1995||7 August 1995||CBS||"I Just Shot John Lennon"||▪ Hosted by David Letterman |
▪ Dolores dyes her hair red
|Sanremo Music Festival 1996||24 February 1996||24 February 1996||Rai 1||Sanremo, Italy||"Salvation"||▪ Hosted by Pippo Baudo |
▪ Recorded at the Teatro Ariston
|X-Ray Vision||11 April 1996||11 April 1996||MTV Europe||London, England||1. "Salvation"|
2. "Free to Decide"
|▪ Hosted by Ray Cokes|
|TFI Friday||12 April 1996||12 April 1996||Channel 4||"Salvation"||▪ Hosted by Chris Evans|
|1996 MTV Video Music Awards||4 September 1996||4 September 1996||MTV USA||New York City, United States||"Salvation"||▪ Hosted by Dennis Miller |
▪ Live broadcast from Radio City Music Hall
|The Late Show with David Letterman||10 September 1996||10 September 1996||CBS||"Free to Decide"||▪ Hosted by David Letterman|
|Tour by The Cranberries|
|Associated album||To the Faithful Departed|
|Start date||30 April 1996|
|End date||9 September 1996|
|The Cranberries concert chronology|
In 1996, the Cranberries toured in Asia, Oceania and North America to promote their third studio album To the Faithful Departed. million to $14 million. Despite this, the remaining dates of the North American tour and the European leg of the Free to Decide World Tour were canceled.The band embarked on a 117-date world tour which began on 30 April 1996 in Philippines but was stopped on 8 June 1996 in Cairns during the Australian leg, due to a knee injury of O'Riordan. The remaining dates of the Australian tour were canceled and O'Riordan returned to Ireland for surgery. The tour resumed on 1 August 1996 in North America but was stopped after twenty-eight concerts because of poor physical and mental health of O'Riordan. The Cranberries complained that they never had a rest since the beginning of their career and invoked saturation. O'Riordan was pressured by managers not to stop the tour because of a cost between $8
|30 April 1996||Manila||Philippines||Cuneta Astrodome|
|1 May 1996|
|4 May 1996||Bangkok||Thailand||Huamark Stadium|
|6 May 1996||Taipei||Taiwan||Convention Centre|
|8 May 1996||Hong Kong||China||Coliseum|
|11 May 1996||Tokyo||Japan||Nakano Sun Plaza|
|13 May 1996||Akasaka Blitz|
|14 May 1996|
|16 May 1996||Fukuoka||Skara Es Patio|
|17 May 1996||Osaka||Koseinenkin Kaikan|
|20 May 1996||Christchurch||New Zealand||Town Hall|
|21 May 1996|
|23 May 1996||Wellington||Events Centre|
|25 May 1996||Auckland||Supertop|
|27 May 1996||Newcastle||Australia||Entertainment Centre|
|29 May 1996||Melbourne||National Tennis Centre|
|30 May 1996|
|1 June 1996||Launceston||Silverdome|
|2 June 1996||Hobart||Derwent Entertainment Centre|
|5 June 1996||Canberra||Bruce Stadium|
|26 June 1996||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia||Stadium Negara|
All lyrics are written by Dolores O'Riordan; all music is composed by O'Riordan except tracks 2, 8, 9 and 12, which are by O'Riordan and Noel Hogan
|3.||"When You're Gone"||4:56|
|4.||"Free to Decide"||4:25|
|6.||"Forever Yellow Skies"||4:09|
|9.||"I Just Shot John Lennon"||2:41|
|11.||"I'm Still Remembering"||4:48|
|12.||"Will You Remember?"||2:49|
|3.||"When You're Gone"||4:56|
|4.||"Free to Decide"||4:25|
|6.||"Forever Yellow Skies"||4:09|
|8.||"I Just Shot John Lennon"||2:41|
|10.||"I'm Still Remembering"||4:48|
|11.||"Will You Remember?"||2:49|
|Australia (ARIA)||2× Platinum||140,000^|
|Austria (IFPI Austria)||Gold||25,000*|
|Canada (Music Canada)||3× Platinum||300,000^|
|Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)||2× Platinum||40,000*|
|New Zealand (RMNZ)||Platinum||15,000^|
|Norway (IFPI Norway)||Platinum||50,000*|
|Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)||Gold||25,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||2× Platinum||2,000,000^|
* Sales figures based on certification alone.
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