early material - everybody else... - no need to argue - to the faithful departed - bury the hatchet -
wake up.... - stars - about, thanks, and how to submit

early material

  - Anything The Cranberry Saw Us (with Niall Quinn) 1990 demo tape
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Watercircle The Cranberry Saw Us 1990 demo tape
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First Demo The Cranberry Saw Us 1990 demo tape
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Nothing Left At All The Cranberry Saw Us 1990 demo tape
  -
5-track Demo The Cranberry's 1990 demo tape
  - Nothing Left At All The Cranberry's 1991 demo tape
  -
Uncertain UK CD EP

 
- Uncertain UK 12" vinyl EP
  - Uncertain UK 12" vinyl white label test pressing

anything

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January 1990
Ireland
Xeric
self-released
cassette
Anything (cover)



01.
02.
03.
04.
throw me down a big stairs
how's it going to bleed
storm in a teacup
good morning god






note: First demo with The Cranberry Saw Us' first singer Niall Quinn. Recorded in Xeric Studios in Limerick on January 7th, 1990. Sleeve art done by guitarist Noel Hogan.


watercircle

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1990
Ireland
Xeric
XER 011
cassette
No image available



01.
02.
03.
04.
sunday
linger

chrome paint
a fast one


also known as "crown paint"






note: Traditionally held to be the first Cranberries demo with Dolores O'Riordan as singer. However, this conflicts with another demo, clearly labeled as "1st demo," below. Click here for more on "Chome Paint" and "A Fast One."


first demo

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1990
Ireland
Xeric
?
cassette



01.
02.
03.
04.
05.
06.
07.
08.
put me down
dreams
i still do
sunday
linger
the fast one
reason
what was the ?





has "chrome paint" scratched out
has "them" scratched out
full title unknown







note: Although the sleeve is marked "1st demo," the abundance of song titles here would suggest that it came after "Watercircle." (Thanks to Patrick for the images.)


nothing left at all

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1990
Ireland
Xeric
XER 012
cassette
Nothing Left At All 1990 (cover)

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b

01.
02.
03.
01.
02.
03.
nothing left at all
pathetic senses
shine down
nothing left at all
pathetic senses
shine down


(later known as "take my soul away")


(later known as "take my soul away")






note: First commercial release on Xeric Records. Note that this recording of the song "Nothing Left At All" is the same one that appears on "Uncertain." Xeric made 300 copies of this tape, all of which sold out in local record shops within days.


5-track demo

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1990
Ireland
Xeric
none
cassette
5-track Demo (sleeve)

01.
02.
03.
04.
05.
put me down
dreams
nothing left at all
linger
them






note: Untitled demo. Thanks to Bruce for the scan and info.


nothing left at all

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1991
Ireland
Xeric
XER 013
cassette



01.
02.
03.
04.
put me down
dreams
nothing left at all
linger






uncertain

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October 28, 1991
UK
Xeric
XER 014CD
CD



01.
02.
03.
04.
uncertain
nothing left at all
pathetic senses
them






note: "Uncertain" was originally intended as a single for an ill-fated album on Xeric Records. Approximately 5,000 total copies of "Uncertain" were printed among the CD and 12" formats.


uncertain

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October 28, 1991
UK
Xeric
XER 014T
12" vinyl

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01.
02.
03.
04.
uncertain
nothing left at all
pathetic senses
them






note: "Uncertain" was originally intended as a single for an ill-fated album on Xeric Records. Approximately 5,000 total copies of "Uncertain" were printed among the CD and 12" formats.


uncertain

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October 1991
UK
Xeric
XER 016T
12" vinyl test pressing

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b


01.
02.
03.
04.
uncertain
nothing left at all
pathetic senses
them






note: It's unknown exactly how many of these "test pressings" were made, but they're generally rare. Some may have been made for promotional purposes. The serial number "XER 016T" is hand-etched into the vinyl near the inner label, followed by "A1" or "B1" to denote the side. Since the labels were hand-written, it varies whether the pressings carry the full tracklist on each side (as in the first set), or just labeled with the title and "A" and "B" side (second set).