Cranberries’ ‘No Need to Argue’ Gets Expanded

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The Cranberries’ biggest selling album is receiving a 25th anniversary expanded edition. No Need To Argue, originally released in 1994, earned global sales in excess of 17 million thanks to the success of the Irish band’s popular single, “Zombie.” The new, remastered editions, on 2-CDs or 2-LPs, will be released on Sept. 18 via Island Records/UMe with a wealth of previously unreleased tracks.

The video for “Zombie” has been viewed over 1 billion times on YouTube, making The Cranberries the only Irish band to pass this milestone. (It’s the fifth most-viewed rock clip of all-time.)

Dolores O’Riordan – the band’s powerful and captivating lead singer – passed away in January 2018.

The expanded 2-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 2-CD edition also features previously unseen photographs taken from the album photo sessions.

The expanded 2-LP features the remastered album plus three B-sides and the extra tracks “Yesterday’s Gone” and a cover of the Carpenters “(They Long To Be) Close to You.”

Both the 2-LP and the 2-CD 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 their debut album Uncertain.

No Need To Argue has sold over seven million copies in the U.S.

See the complete track listing below.

No Need To Argue Expanded Edition Track Listing

1. Ode To My Family
2. I Can’t Be With You
3. Twenty One
4. Zombie
5. Empty
6. Everything I Said
7. The Icicle Melts
8. Disappointment
9. Ridiculous Thoughts
10. Dreaming My Dreams
11. Yeats’ Grave
12. Daffodil Lament
13. No Need To Argue

B-sides + extras
14. Yesterday’s Gone (MTV Unplugged)
15. Away
16. I Don’t Need
17. So Cold In Ireland
18. (They Long To Be) Close To You
19. Zombie (A Camel’s Hump Remix by The Orb)

Magic shop demos
1 Song To My Family
2 So Cold In Ireland
3 Empty
4 Ridiculous Thoughts
5 Everything I Said
6 Yeats’ Grave

Demos
7 Serious
8 Away
9 I don’t need

Live @ Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994
10 Dreaming My Dreams
11 Daffodil Lament
12 The Icicle Melts
13 No Need To Argue
14 Empty

Live @ National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995
15 I Can’t Be With You
16 Ridiculous Thoughts
17 Zombie

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