Analog Spark - 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl - Mastered by Sean Magee at Abbey Road
AAA 100% Analogue - Limited Edition - Pressed at QRP
AAA 100% Analogue This LP was Remastered using Pure Analogue Components Only, from the Master Tapes through to the Cutting Head
This reissue both sounds better and is far better packaged in Stoughton "Tip-on" gatefold jacket. Sean Magee cut from the original tape at Abbey Road and the lacquers were plated and pressed on 180 gram vinyl at QRP. Sound 9/10 Music 9/10 Michael Fremer Analogue planet9
First widely available vinyl release after being out of print on vinyl for over 24 years
Cut from the original stereo tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios
180-gram LP plated and pressed at QRP
Housed in a Stoughton old style tip-on gatefold jacket
Includes singles "Dreams" and "Linger"
Title aside, what the Cranberries were doing wasn't that common at the time, at least in mainstream pop terms; grunge and G-funk had done their respective big splashes via Nirvana and Dr. Dre when Everybody came out first in the U.K. and then in America some months later. Lead guitarist Noel Hogan is in many ways the true center of the band at this point, co-writing all but three songs with O'Riordan and showing an amazing economy in his playing, and having longtime Smiths/Morrissey producer Stephen Street behind the boards meant that the right blend of projection and delicacy still held sway.
One can tell he likes Johnny Marr and his ability to do the job just right: check out the quick strums and blasts on "Pretty" or the concluding part of the lovely "Waltzing Back." O'Riordan herself offers up a number of romantic ponderings and considerations lyrically (as well as playing perfectly fine acoustic guitar), and her undisputed vocal ability suits the material perfectly. The two best cuts were the deserved smashes: "Dreams," a brisk, charging number combining low-key tension and full-on rock, and the melancholic, string-swept break-up song "Linger." If Everybody is in the end a derivative pleasure -- and O'Riordan's vocal acrobatics would never again be so relatively calm in comparison -- a pleasure it remains nonetheless, the work of a young band creating a fine little synthesis
I Still Do
I Will Always
Put Me Down
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