The Cranberries reissuing classic album ‘No Need to Argue’ with B-sides and unreleased songs

The Cranberries reissuing classic album ‘No Need to Argue’ with B-sides and unreleased songs

THE CRANBERRIES are to re-release their classic second album No Need to Argue as part of a deluxe reissue including previously unreleased songs, B-sides, remixes featuring Dolores O’Riordan. 

O’Riordan tragically passed away in January 2018, with band parting ways a year later following the release of their final album In The End. 

The album featured some of the final vocals record by O’Riordan prior to her shock death. 

Now fans will get another chance to hear more from the Limerick-born singer with the re-issue of No Need to Argue, the band’s biggest selling LP to date.  

The expanded edition of the album will be released on September 18 and includes remastered versions of all of the album’s 13 original tracks as well as demos and live recordings from the era.  

Three B-sides are included in the release (Away, I Don’t Need and So Cold In Ireland). There’s also a cover of The Carpenters' (They Long to Be) Close to You. 

See the No Need to Argue reissue tracklist below: 

2020 remaster and extras 

  1. ‘Ode to My Family’
    2. ‘I Can’t BeWith 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 and extras 

  1. ‘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) 

Demos and live tracks 

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’ 

7. ‘Serious’
8. ‘Away’
9. ‘I Don’t Need’ 

Live at Liverpool Royal Court, October 14, 1994 

  1. ‘Dreaming My Dreams’
    11. ‘Daffodil Lament’
    12. ‘The Icicle Melts’
    13. ‘No Need to Argue’
    14. ‘Empty’ 

Live at National Stadium, Milton Keynes, July 30, 1995
15. ‘I Can’t Be With You’
16. ‘Ridiculous Thoughts’
17. ‘Zombie’ 

Previously unseen photographs taken from the album photo session are also included in the reissue, along with an an essay on the history of No Need to Argue written by Eoin Devereux, the band’s archivist. 

A dark, more sombre record than their debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, the tone for the record was set on the lead single Zombie. 

Written by O'Riordan as a reaction to the IRA bombings in Warrington in March 1993 that killed two children and injured 56 others, the band were adamant it should be the lead single, resisting suggestions they go with a less political track.  

Their instincts proved correct with No Need To Argue going on to sell 17 million copies worldwide. 

Zombie, meanwhile, recently became one of only a handful of music videos on YouTube to achieve over a billion views.