Something Else (BMG)
The Irish quartet’s latest release offers unplugged and orchestral versions of the biggest singles from throughout their esteemed,three-decade career. Recorded with the Irish Chamber Orchestra at the University of Limerick, longtime crowd pleasers like “Linger,” “Dreams” and “Ode to My Family” have never sounded more stunning or rich. Perhaps most surprisingly, their 1994 hit “Zombie” — scaled down to just strings and Dolores O’Riordan’s sensational vocal delivery — emphasizes the song’s melancholy and vulnerability like never before. The album also features three impressive new tracks: “The Glory,” “Rupture” and “Why.” The last of these was written just after O’Riordan’s father passed away, and makes a fitting finale as the record’s closing track. Join The Cranberries’ four million Facebook followers at facebook.com/TheCranberries.
Last modified: July 27, 2017