The Cranberries detail ‘No Need to Argue’ expanded edition

Double CD, double LP and digital available Sept 18th

Island Records/UMe are releasing remastered and expanded versions of The Cranberries’ No Need to Argue on September 18th. Originally released in 1994, the album was the band’s biggest selling album with global sales in excess of 17 million and contained the band’s most commercially successful single “Zombie.” The video for “Zombie” has since been viewed over one billion times on YouTube, making The Cranberries the only Irish band to pass this milestone and putting them in a very small club of artists to do so. Dolores O’Riordan – the band’s powerful and captivating lead singer – tragically passed away in January 2018.

The expanded 2 CD and digital versions of No Need To Argue include a remaster of the album and three B-sides: “Away,” “I Don’t Need,” and “So Cold In Ireland” from the original tapes. Also included are 19 previously unreleased tracks including two songs not officially released in any format: “Yesterday’s Gone” – recorded unplugged for MTV in New York in 1995 – and a demo of “Serious,” which until now has only existed as a low quality live bootleg on YouTube. The 2 CD edition features previously unseen photographs taken from the album photo sessions.

The expanded 2 LP features the remastered album plus three B-sides and extra tracks “Yesterday’s Gone” and a cover of the Carpenters “(They Long To Be) Close to You.”

Both the 2 LP and the 2 CD sets include a 5,000 word essay on the history of the album written by the band’s archivist Eoin Devereux, who previously wrote the sleeve notes for the reissue of their debut album Uncertain.

2 CD | 2 LP

CD 1:

1. Ode To My Family
2. I Can’t Be With You
3. Twenty One
4. Zombie
5. Empty
6. Everything I Said
7. The Icicle Melts
8. Disappointment
9. Ridiculous Thoughts
10. Dreaming My Dreams
11. Yeats’ Grave
12. Daffodil Lament
13. No Need To Argue
14. Yesterday’s Gone (MTV Unplugged) [Bonus Track]
15. Away [Bonus Track]
16. I Don’t Need [Bonus Track]
17. So Cold In Ireland [Bonus Track]
18. (They Long To Be) Close To You [Bonus Track]
19. Zombie (A Camel’s Hump Remix by The Orb) [Bonus Track]

CD 2: B-Sides & Demos

1. Song To My Family [Magic Shop Demo]
2. So Cold In Ireland [Magic Shop Demo]
3. Empty [Magic Shop Demo]
4. Ridiculous Thoughts [Magic Shop Demo]
5. Everything I Said [Magic Shop Demo]
6. Yeats’ Grave [Magic Shop Demo]
7. Serious [Demo]
8. Away [Demo]
9. I Don’t Need [Demo]
10. Dreaming My Dreams [Live @ Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994]
11. Daffodil Lament [Live @ Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994]
12. The Icicle Melts [Live @ Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994]
13. No Need To Argue [Live @ Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994]
14. Empty [Live @ Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994]
15. I Can’t Be With You [Live @ National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995]
16. Ridiculous Thoughts [Live @ National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995]
17. Zombie [Live @ National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995]

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