Island Records/UMe announced the release of remastered and expanded versions of “No Need to Argue” by The Cranberries on Nov. 13
Originally released in 1994, “No Need To Argue” was the band’s biggest-selling album with global sales in excess of 17 million. It contained the band’s most commercially successful single, “Zombie.” The video for “Zombie” has since been viewed over 1 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 two-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 two-CD edition features previously unseen photographs taken from the album photo sessions.
Fans can preorder “No Need to Argue” at https://thecranberries.lnk.to/NNTAExpanded.
The expanded two-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 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 the band’s debut album, “Uncertain.” Materials release on Nov. 13.