Celebrating GRAMMY Nominees: The Cranberries
Jan 23 , 2020 Doors: 12:30 p.m. Show: 1:00PM
To celebrate their nomination at this year’s upcoming 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, the GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler of the Cranberries for an intimate discussion moderated by Scott Goldman.
Thirty years after forming in Limerick (initially as The Cranberry Saw Us) The Cranberries released their 8th and final album, In The End, on April 26, 2019. With Stephen Street once again taking producer duties, the eleven-track record brings a remarkable career to a fitting and powerful closure.
The Cranberries – Dolores O’Riordan, Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan, and Fergal Lawler – emerged from the pre-Brit-pop scene of the early ’90s, with their trademark indie guitar sound and Dolores’ distinctive Celtic-tinged lilting vocal style – described by Melody Maker as “the voice of a saint trapped in a glass harp”. Their rise to global fame was nothing short of meteoric; best known for their now classic songs “Linger,” “Zombie,” and “Dreams,” the band have sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
While it is tinged with sadness following Dolores’ unexpected death on January 15th, 2018, In The End is not a valediction, it is a celebration, one that stands as a powerful testimony to the life and creative work of Dolores and her brothers in music Noel, Mike and Fergal.
The genesis of In The End began in May 2017 while the band were on tour. By winter of 2017 Noel and Dolores had written and demoed the eleven songs that would eventually appear on the album. “Dolores was so energized by the prospect of making this record and to getting back out on the road to play the songs live,” recalls Noel. In coming to terms with her tragic passing, Noel, Mike, and Fergal listened to the songs and, with the support of Dolores’ family, wanted to honor their close friend, and collaborator by completing the record.
With the songs at various stages of completion they turned to Stephen Street – who had produced four of their previous albums including Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? and No Need To Argue – and spent 4 weeks in a London studio building the sounds around her vocals from the original demos.
The album is a strong goodbye from the band to their fans, a fitting tribute to their bandmate and friend and, most importantly, a collection of powerful songs that can take their rightful place with The Cranberries’ previous six records.
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