I was so overwhelmed when I received this today, I had no idea this deluxe edition would be in a book format.
I had a traumatic childhood and my books were essential for survival. It was so wonderful to see how good things could be.
My life is changing dramatically, as it has a number of times. It is my choice and to see something I know and love, the Cranberries in a 'storybook' is a great comfort.
I love it so much.
The visual design is inspired! To see all the band members depicted as children is beautiful, playing in a God forsaken place of unwanted wreckage and happy to do so!
All the while the little Cranberries clubhouse shack behind them, implying a refuge, a place of safety.
At 50+ years of age I am still looking for a safe place!
In The End is a lovingly crafted tribute for Dolores O'Riordan and a tremendous gift for all.
The music is peaceful for the most part. It shimmers with glories of the past and a resigned optimism for better days.
Dolores was coming to terms with aging and the disillusionment of life. She voices it most eloquently, as was her nature, her lovely life enriching talent.
Backing vocalist Johanna Cranitch gives an inspired performance, she complements O'Riordan's vocals very well.
Dolores was an exquisite spokesperson for those of us who have bipolar disorder, which does make it a challenge to relate to others.
Living with bipo is like being an egg surrounded by rocks and a rock surrounded by eggs! It vacillates constantly but moderation is possible.
It has been a wonderful privilege to experience all the work of the Cranberries and Dolores O'Riordan.
It truly has enriched my life in many ways.
To have this platform to express that is another privilege and I do not take it for granted.
I was so impressed she had survived so much and could still function enough to be real. Her music was her life and her life was her music, she gave us everything.
If this isn't love then what is?
Dolores said she believed in 'Love and The Man Above' and I do too.
For whatever reason He chose not to intervene at the time of her death.
I think it was between Him and Dolores, it would be foolish to try to reason it out.
There are some lights in this world that never go out and She is one of them.
Her loving talent is eternal.
For Her privileged friend, Mr. Koretsky I would like to say there is a place for everyone in this world and you are surrounded by stumblebums.
Please keep the faith.
So where do we go from here?
"Find your own direction 'cos there's sweetness in the air..."
- Dolores O'Riordan
The Video -
It was challenging to make, after a few near misses and many technical glitches (the SD card in my ancient Windows phone is crapping out) I ended up with something I thought was presentable.
What should have taken about 30 minutes was actually more like 3 hours, but very worthwhile.
I like the natural flow of it, I did it all live.
I hope you enjoy it.
- Audio CD (26 April 2019)
- Original Release Date: 26 April 2019
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Audiobook
- Label: WARNER MUSIC
- Run Time: 43 minutes
- ASIN: B07MM5X2ZJ
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Vinyl
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,965 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)