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Cranberries Unearth 'Treasure Box'

Island/UME will on May 14 release a box set containing Irish pop quartet the Cranberries’ first four albums, each expanded with bonus material from the recording sessions.

“Treasure Box – The Complete Sessions 1991-1999” features digitally remastered versions of the original Island albums – 1993’s “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?,” 1994’s “No Need To Argue,” 1996’s “To the Faithful Departed,” and 1999’s “Bury the Hatchet” – as well as a total of 21 B-sides, remixes, and compilation tracks, plus redesigned artwork specific to each disc.

The group’s 3-million-selling debut, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?,” will be augmented with bonus tracks “Reason,” “Them,” “What You Were,” “Liar,” “Pretty” (“Pret a Porter” Movie Remix), and “How” (Radical Mix). “No Need to Argue” will include the bonus tracks “Away,” “I Don’t Need,” a cover of the Carpenters’ “(They Long To Be) Close to You,” “So Cold in Ireland,” and “Zombie” (Camel’s Hump Mix). That album peaked at No. 6 on The Billboard 200 on the strength of the No. 1 Modern Rock hit “Zombie” and has sold 4.2 million copies in the U.S. to date, according to SoundScan.

The box set edition of “To the Faithful Departed” will feature the bonus tracks “Cordell,” “The Picture I View,” “Ave Maria” (from a Luciano Pavarotti benefit album), “Go Your Own Way” (from a Fleetwood Mac tribute album), and “God Be With You.” “Bury the Hatchet” will be graced with extras “Baby Blues,” “The Sweetest Thing,” “Woman Without Pride,” “Such a Shame,” and “Paparazzi On Mopeds.”

The box set release comes as the group is preparing for a North American tour in support of its fifth album, last year’s “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” (MCA). That set debuted at No. 46 on The Billboard 200 last November, while first single “Analyse” peaked at No. 26 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart. A European tour supporting the set closes April 29 in Montpellier, France.

In other Cranberries news, the “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” track “Time Is Ticking Out” is featured on the recently released soundtrack to the Paramount/Nickelodeon film “Clockstoppers.”

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