Analyse (The Cranberries song)

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"Analyse"
Single by The Cranberries
from the album Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
B-side "Analyse" (Oceanic Remix)
Released September 17, 2001
Format CD single
Recorded 2001
Genre Pop rock
Length 4:14 (album version)
3:58 (radio edit)
Label MCA Records
Writer(s) Dolores O'Riordan
Producer(s) Stephen Street
The Cranberries singles chronology
"You and Me"
(2000)
"Analyse"
(2001)
"Time Is Ticking Out"
(2002)
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee track listing
"Never Grow Old"
(1)
"Analyse"
(2)
"Time Is Ticking Out"
(3)

"Analyse" is a pop rock song recorded by Irish band The Cranberries. It was the first single from their fifth studio album, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, released in 2001. The promotional video, directed by Keir McFarlane, had to be edited in consequence of the 9/11 attacks.

Track listings[edit]

2-track single[1]
  1. "Analyse" (LP version) – 4:14
  2. "Wanted" (Live in Paris '99) – 1:57
3-track single (UK)
  1. "Analyse" (radio edit) – 3:58
  2. "Analyse" (Oceanic radio edit) – 3:55
  3. "I Can't Be with You" (Live at Vicar Street, Dublin – November 11, 2000) – 3:21

There is a misprint about the year of the Vicar Street recording (2000, not 2001).

Maxi-single[2]
  1. "Analyse" (radio edit) – 3:58
  2. "Analyse" (Oceanic radio edit) – 3:55
  3. "I Can't Be with You" (Live at Vicar Street, Dublin – November 11, 2000) – 3:21
  4. "In the Ghetto" (Live at Vicar Street, Dublin – November 11, 2000) – 2:49
The Remixes promo single[3]
  1. "Analyse" (Oceanic radio edit) – 3:56
  2. "Analyse" (Oceanic long version) – 5:43
  3. "Analyse" (radio version) – 3:56

Various promo singles with these two remixes were released worldwide. Track order may vary.

Remixes and other releases[edit]

Music producer Marius de Vries was commissioned to remix "Analyse". The remix, which is called the "Oceanic remix", is a chill-out version of the original song with light electronica elements and piano additions. While an edited version was made available on some commercial singles, the long version was released only on promotional CDs. Previously, The Cranberries also released an airy and distorted mix of Zombie, called "Camel's Hump Mix", on the "When You're Gone" single and some slightly different mixes of "How" ("Linger" single) and "Pretty" (Prêt-à-Porter soundtrack).De Vries also remixed the band's next single, "Time Is Ticking Out".

Acoustic versions of "Analyse" were released on two US radio compilations. The first one, featured on KBCO Studio C, Volume 13, was recorded at the Boulder-based radio station KBCO on August 16, 2001,[4] while the second one was recorded at Studio C of the Minneapolis-based radio station KTCZ on August 20, 2001 and featured on the Cities 97 Sampler Volume 13.[5]

The studio version "Analyse" was to be released on the Sweet November soundtrack, but was ultimately not included due to the timing of the album release.[6]

Video[edit]

A promotion video, directed by Keir McFarlane, was planned to be released in September 2001. The original video, which pictured O'Riordan performing atop a building as a plane flew over two skyscrapers, was recalled from media after having been sent to the world's major video networks before the 9/11 attacks in New York.[7] An edited version, where all airplane images were erased, was sent back to media on October 1, 2001.[8] Both versions of the video are featured on the Stars: The Best of Videos 1992–2002 DVD.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2001) Peak
position
French Singles Chart[9] 57
Irish Singles Chart[10] 28
Italian Singles Chart[9] 4
Netherlands Singles Chart[9] 76
Portugal Singles Chart[11] 5
Romanian Singles Chart[12] 66
Spanish Singles Chart[11] 3
Swiss Singles Chart[9] 43
U.S. Billboard Adult Top 40[13] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Discogs, The Cranberries Analyse 2-track single. 155 873-2.
  2. ^ Discogs, The Cranberries, Analyse Maxi-single. 155 874-2.
  3. ^ Zombieguide's Complete Cranberries Discography, Analyse: The Remixes. CRANCDP1.
  4. ^ KBCO.com KBCO Studio C - Volume 13. Retrieved on 2011-10-03.
  5. ^ Cities 97 Website. Cities 97 Sampler Volume 13. Retrieved on 2011-10-03.
  6. ^ Zombieguide.com No Crans on “Sweet November” Soundtrack?, January 5th, 2001. Retrieved on 2011-10-03.
  7. ^ Chart Attack. The Cranberries Video Pulled, September 25, 2001. Retrieved on 2011-10-10.
  8. ^ Zombieguide, "Cranberries' Re-Edited Video 'Analyse' Rushed Back to Broadcasters", September 30, 2001.
  9. ^ a b c d "Analyse", in various singles charts Lescharts.com (Retrieved May 26, 2009)
  10. ^ Irish Single Chart Irishcharts.ie (Retrieved May 26, 2009)
  11. ^ a b "Analyse", in various singles charts Top40-Charts.com Retrieved on 2012-02-05.
  12. ^ Romanian Top 100[dead link]
  13. ^ Billboard allmusic.com (Retrieved May 26, 2009)