Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

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Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
North American cover
Studio album by The Cranberries
Released 22 October 2001
Recorded 2000–2001
Genre Alternative rock
Length 39:24
Label MCA
Producer Stephen Street
The Cranberries albums chronology
Bury the Hatchet
(1999)
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
(2001)
Roses
(2012)
Singles from Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
  1. "Analyse"
    Released: September 18, 2001
  2. "Time Is Ticking Out"
    Released: March 12, 2002
  3. "This Is the Day"
    Released: June 24, 2002
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (62/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press 3/5 stars[1]
Blender 4/5 stars[1]
E! Online C+[1]
Entertainment Weekly C−[3]
Q 3/5 stars[1]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[4]

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee is the fifth studio album by The Cranberries. Released in 2001, the album has sold 170,000 copies in the US as of April 2007. Worldwide, the album sold 1,300,000 copies by 2002.[5]

This marks the band's only album on MCA Records. They were transferred to MCA after the merger of PolyGram (which owned their previous label, Island Records) with MCA's parent Universal Music Group in 1999.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Dolores O'Riordan, all music composed by O'Riordan except where noted.

No. Title Length
1. "Never Grow Old"   2:35
2. "Analyse"   4:10
3. "Time Is Ticking Out" (O'Riordan, Noel Hogan) 2:59
4. "Dying Inside" (O'Riordan, Hogan) 3:10
5. "This is the Day"   4:15
6. "The Concept"   3:03
7. "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (O'Riordan, Hogan) 5:15
8. "Pretty Eyes"   3:48
9. "I Really Hope" (O'Riordan, Hogan) 3:42
10. "Every Morning"   2:24
11. "Do You Know"   3:09
12. "Carry On"   2:21
13. "Chocolate Brown" (O'Riordan, Hogan) 3:32

Non-album tracks[edit]

Song Length Physical/digital release(s)
"In the Ghetto" 2:42 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [UK edition] (bonus track)

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [International edition] (bonus track)
Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Japan edition](bonus track)

"Cape Town" 2:48 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [North American edition] (bonus track)

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Asian Tour Edition] (bonus track)

"Many Days" 2:43 Digital format on The Cranberries website

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Asian Tour Edition] (bonus track)

"Such a Waste" 2:31 This is the Day single (B-side)[6]
"7 Years" 2:46 Wake Up and Smell the Coffee [Promo CD]

Personnel[edit]

Dolores O'Riordan – vocals, guitars, keyboards

Noel Hogan – electric and acoustic guitars

Mike Hogan – bass guitar

Fergal Lawler – drums and percussion

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Canada (Music Canada)[7] Gold 50,000^
Germany (BVMI)[8] 2× Gold 300,000^
Summaries

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

Artwork[edit]

Designer Storm Thorgerson, who also designed the cover of their previous album, Bury the Hatchet.,[5] said: "The idea of red balls came from granules of coffee percolating the atmosphere, settling in your nose and waking you up. These became red (cranberries) and then enlarged to gym balls to satisfy our rampant egos. The location changed from an interior to an open space. Because this idea was preposterous, it needed testing before we did the proper thing on a beach in Somerset. The test… was done on a small grass aerodrome near London."[9]

The version of the artwork featuring a man in bed on the beach is clearly indebted to another Thorgerson creation: Pink Floyd's A Momentary Lapse of Reason.

Soundtracks[edit]

  • "Never Grow Old" was used in the pilot episode of Alias.

References[edit]

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