STARS is a collection containing several different single versions, new edits and 2 previously unreleased tracks.
The Cranberries: Dolores O'Riordan Burton (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Noel Hogan (guitar); Mike Hogan (bass); Fergal Lawler (drums, percussion).
Producers: Stephen Street, Bruce Fairbairn, The Cranberries, Benedict Fenner.
Personnel: Dolores O'Riordan (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Noel Hogan (guitar); Fergal Lawler (drums, percussion).
Recording information: Criteria Hit Factory Studios, Miami, FL (06/03/2002-06/06/2002).
After hitting the top of the U.S, alternative charts with their debut album, EVERYONE ELSE IS DOING IT SO WHY CAN'T WE?, with its inescapable hit singles "Dreams" and "Linger," the Cranberries could easily have carved out a career staying with that initial sound, one that came off like a much more commercial version of the Cocteau Twins. That they didn't do, instead introducing their second album with a harsh political protest song called "Zombie" that perhaps lost them some sales but spoke well of their artistic ideals. STARS: THE BEST OF THE CRANBERRIES 1992-2002 is a solid overview of the Irish group's singles from throughout their career, from the early hits to worthy later gems such as "This Is The Day." STARS: THE BEST OF THE CRANBERRIES 1992-2002 was also released in a limited-edition version that added a DVD of music videos and other material.