To the Faithful Departed

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To the Faithful Departed
Studio album by The Cranberries
Released 30 April 1996
Recorded November – December 1995 at Windmill Lane Studios, Dublin
Genre Alternative rock
Length 52:19
Label Island
Producer Bruce Fairbairn, The Cranberries
The Cranberries albums chronology
No Need to Argue
(1994)
To the Faithful Departed
(1996)
Bury the Hatchet
(1999)
Singles from To the Faithful Departed
  1. "Salvation"
    Released: 6 April 1996
  2. "Free to Decide"
    Released: 25 August 1996
  3. "When You're Gone"
    Released: 12 November 1996
  4. "Hollywood"
    Released: 1 May 1997
  5. "I'm Still Remembering"
    Released: 1996 (promo only)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly A−[2]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[3]
The New York Times (favorable)[4]
Robert Christgau C+[5]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[6]
Sputnikmusic 3.5/5 stars[7]
USA Today 2.5/4 stars[8]

To the Faithful Departed is the third studio album by Irish rock band The Cranberries, released in 1996. This album was made in memory of Denny Cordell who signed the band to Island Records[9] and Joe (vocalist Dolores O'Riordan's grandfather), who had both died that year.[citation needed]

In the U.S., the album has sold 1.7 million copies as of April 2007. It went 4x Platinum in Taiwan, 3x Platinum in Canada and New Zealand, and 2x Platinum in Austria, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia and U.S. It has sold over 6 million copies to date. It produced the hit singles: "Salvation", "Free to Decide" and "When You're Gone". It reached number one on the ARIA Albums Chart in Australia.

Track listing[edit]

1996 US version[edit]

All lyrics written by Dolores O'Riordan, all music composed by O'Riordan except tracks 2, 8, 9 and 12, which are by O'Riordan and Noel Hogan.

No. Title Length
1. "Hollywood"   5:08
2. "Salvation"   2:23
3. "When You're Gone"   4:56
4. "Free to Decide"   4:25
5. "War Child"   3:50
6. "Forever Yellow Skies"   4:09
7. "The Rebels"   3:20
8. "I Just Shot John Lennon"   2:41
9. "Electric Blue"   4:51
10. "I'm Still Remembering"   4:48
11. "Will You Remember?"   2:49
12. "Joe"   3:22
13. "Bosnia"   5:40
Total length:
52:19

1996 European audio cassette and CD version[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hollywood"   5:08
2. "Salvation"   2:23
3. "When You're Gone"   4:56
4. "Free to Decide"   4:25
5. "War Child"   3:50
6. "Forever Yellow Skies"   4:09
7. "The Rebels"   3:20
8. "Intermission"   2:08
9. "I Just Shot John Lennon"   2:41
10. "Electric Blue"   4:51
11. "I'm Still Remembering"   4:48
12. "Will You Remember?"   2:49
13. "Joe"   3:22
14. "Cordell"   3:41
15. "Bosnia"   5:40
Total length:
56:08

2002 Re-release[edit]

The album was re-released in 2002, under the title To the Faithful Departed (The Complete Sessions 1996–1997). This version of the album featured bonus tracks as well as B-sides from the singles lifted off the album.

No. Title Length
16. "The Picture I View"   2:28
17. "Ave Maria" (Luciano Pavarotti with Dolores O'Riordan, live) 4:13
18. "Go Your Own Way" (Lindsey Buckingham) 4:03
19. "God Be with You" (from The Devil's Own O.S.T., Dolores O'Riordan solo) 3:34
Total length:
72:31

Charts and certifications[edit]

Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1996) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA) 1
French SNEP Album Charts 5
German Album Charts 2
New Zealand Album Charts 1
UK Albums (OCC)[10] 2
US Billboard 200 4

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[11] Gold 30,000x
Austria (IFPI Austria)[12] 2× Platinum 100,000x
Canada (Music Canada)[13] 3× Platinum 300,000^
France (SNEP)[14] 2× Platinum 600,000*
Germany (BVMI)[15] Gold 250,000^
Hong Kong (IFPI Hong Kong)[16] 2× Platinum 40,000*
Malaysia[17] 2× Platinum 60,000
Taiwan[18] 4× Platinum 40,000
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] 2× Platinum 2,000,000^
Summaries

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raggett, Ned (1996-04-30). "To the Faithful Departed - The Cranberries". AllMusic. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  2. ^ David Browne (1996-05-10). "To the Faithful Departed Review | Music Reviews and News". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  3. ^ Rosenbluth, Jean (1996-04-28). "Cranberries Harness Power of Convictions". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  4. ^ Strauss, Neil (1996-04-28). "New Releases (CRANBERRIES: 'TO THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED' Island)". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  5. ^ "CG: The Cranberries". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 2012-01-08. 
  6. ^ Ali, Lorraine (1998-02-02). "The Cranberries: To The Faithful Departed : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 2007-10-01. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  7. ^ Sputnikmusic review
  8. ^ Edna Gundersen (1996-05-07). "The Cranberries, To the Faithful Departed". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-11-07. 
  9. ^ New York Times obituary
  10. ^ Roberts, David, ed. (2006), British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.), HIT Entertainment, ISBN 1-904994-10-5 
  11. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – The Cranberries – To the Faithful Departed". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
  12. ^ "Austrian album certifications – The Cranberries – To the Faithful Departed" (in German). IFPI Austria.  Enter The Cranberries in the field Interpret. Enter To the Faithful Departed in the field Titel. Select album in the field Format. Click Suchen
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – The Cranberries – To the Faithful Departed". Music Canada. 
  14. ^ "French album certifications – The Cranberries – To the Faithful Departed" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. 
  15. ^ "Gold-/Platin-Datenbank (The Cranberries; 'To the Faithful Departed')" (in German). Bundesverband Musikindustrie. 
  16. ^ "IFPIHK Gold Disc Award − 1996". IFPI Hong Kong. 
  17. ^ UNSUPPORTED OR EMPTY REGION: Malaysia.
  18. ^ UNSUPPORTED OR EMPTY REGION: Taiwan.
  19. ^ "British album certifications – The Cranberries – To the Faithful Departed". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter To the Faithful Departed in the field Search. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Click Go
  20. ^ "American album certifications – The Cranberries – To the Faithful Departed". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Falling into You by Celine Dion
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
12–18 May 1996
Succeeded by
Older by George Michael