The Cranberries to release remastered deluxe edition of “To The Faithful Departed”

Author Hernan Osuna - 29.8.2023

The Cranberries’ colossal third album “To The Faithful Departed” will be reissued as a deluxe edition on vinyl and CD on October 13, 2023 via Island/UMe. Selling over six million copies worldwide and reaching Number One in six countries, it became the group’s highest-charting album on the U.S. Billboard Top 200.

I hadn’t heard these tracks for a long time but have spent many days over the past year or so listening intently to these songs,” says drummer Fergal Lawler. With the tragic passing of powerhouse vocalist Dolores O’Riordan in 2018, his remembrance of the recording is bittersweet. “As difficult as it was to hear Dolores’ voice, they brought back many fond memories. I was shocked at how powerful they sounded and the strong emotions that I felt as I listened.

Originally released on April 30, 1996, the album spawned four singles, including the US number-one modern rock single “Salvation“. This deluxe reissue features the original album remastered by John Dent at Metropolis. Available in its original configuration as a single LP, an expanded 2LP set and a 3CD set (whose track listing mirrors the digital version), the “To The Faithful Departed” deluxe editions include a wealth of bonus tracks and material. The 2LP and 3CD configurations include three previously unreleased album demos recorded with Tim Palmer in Paris. The liner notes by Eoin Devereux include contributions from the remaining band members as well as archived material including interviews with Dolores.

The digital and 3 CD set includes unreleased outtakes and early mixes of the studio album and twelve rare live tracks recorded on the band’s 1996 Free to Decide Tour.

CD 1: To The Faithful Departed – Deluxe Remaster

03-When You’re Gone
04-Free To Decide
05-War Child
06-Forever Yellow Skies
07-The Rebels
09-I Just Shot John Lennon
10-Electric Blue
11-I’m Still Remembering
12-Will You Remember?
16-The Picture I View
17-Go Your Own Way

CD 2: Unreleased Demos and Outtakes

01-When You’re Gone (Paris demo)
02-I Just Shot John Lennon (Paris demo)
03-Free To Decide (Paris demo)
04-The Rebels (Outtake)
05-Hollywood (Outtake)
06-Cordell (Early mix)
07-Bosnia (Early mix)
08-Salvation (Early mix)
09-When You’re Gone (Early mix)
10-Electric Blue (Early mix)
11-Intermission (Early mix)
12-Joe (Early mix)
13-Free To Decide (Alternate mix)

CD 3: 1996 Free To Decide Tour

01-Intermission + Forever Yellow Skies (Live in Toronto)
02-Sunday (Live in Toronto)
03-Linger (Live in Toronto)
04-The Rebels (Live in Toronto)
05-Waltzing Back (Live in Toronto)
06-I Can’t Be With You (Live in Toronto)
07-Free To Decide (Live in Detroit)
08-Dreams (Live in Detroit)
09-Hollywood (Live in Detroit)
10-Zombie (Live in Detroit)
11-Dreaming My Dreams (Live in Detroit)
12-The Icicle Melts (Live in Detroit)
13-Salvation (Live at Milton Keynes Bowl)