Stars: The Best of 1992–2002

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Stars: The Best of 1992–2002
Stars Cranberries.jpg
Greatest hits album by The Cranberries
Released 16 September 2002
Recorded 1992–2002
Genre Alternative rock
Length 77:05
Label Island
Producer Stephen Street, Bruce Fairbairn, The Cranberries and Benedict Fenner
The Cranberries chronology
Treasure Box – The Complete Sessions 1991–1999
(2002)Treasure Box – The Complete Sessions 1991–19992002
Stars: The Best of 1992–2002
Singles from Stars: The Best of 1992-2002
  1. "Stars"
    Released: 7 October 2002
  2. "Daffodil Lament"/"New New York"
    Released: 2003, promo
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Stars: The Best of 1992-2002 is a compilation album and DVD from the Irish band The Cranberries. Some of the tracks on the CD are different versions of the songs provided in earlier albums. The CD also contains two new tracks: "New New York" and "Stars".


Track listing[edit]

1."Dreams" (Radio Edit)4:15
4."Ode to My Family"4:30
5."I Can't Be with You"3:07
6."Ridiculous Thoughts" (Radio edit)3:36
8."Free to Decide" (Alternate Mix Edit)3:21
9."When You're Gone" (Radio Edit)3:52
10."Hollywood" (Radio Edit)4:17
11."Promises" (Radio Edit)3:31
12."Animal Instinct"3:31
13."Just My Imagination" (Edit)3:12
14."You & Me" (Edit)3:16
16."Time Is Ticking Out"3:01
17."This Is the Day"4:14
18."Daffodil Lament" (Bonus track - #1 non-single as voted by the fans)6:06
19."New New York" (Previously unreleased)4:08
20."Stars" (Previously unreleased)3:31
Total length:77:05

The limited edition version of this CD includes five live tracks recorded in Stockholm:

1."Zombie" (Live)5:05
2."Ode to My Family" (Live)4:20
3."Animal Instinct" (Live)3:29
4."Salvation" (Live)2:28
5."Daffodil Lament" (Live)4:20
Total length:19:42


In 2002, they won an award in Taiwan for best selling international band with the album Stars: The Best of 1992-2002.[2]


Chart (2018) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[3] 8
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[4] 13
UK Albums (OCC)[5] 16
US Billboard 200[6] 16
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[7] 3


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Argentina (CAPIF)[8] Gold 20,000^
Australia (ARIA)[9] Gold 35,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[10] Gold 7,500^
Italy (FIMI)[11] Gold 50,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[12] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[13] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[14] none 538,000[15]
Europe (IFPI)[16] Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


Stars: The Best of Videos 1992–2002
Video by The Cranberries
Released 26 November 2002[17]
Recorded Various
Genre Alternative rock
Label Island
The Cranberries video chronology
Beneath the Skin – Live in Paris
(2001) Beneath the Skin – Live in Paris2001
Stars: The Best of Videos 1992–2002
(2002) Stars: The Best of Videos 1992–20022002

Stars: The Best of Videos 1992–2002 is a DVD album by Irish rock band The Cranberries. It compiles 17 of the band's promotional videos including their new single "Stars", along with alternate takes and live recordings of several songs and a documentary entitled 99 Love Life & Rock 'n' Roll.

  1. "Dreams" (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, September 1992)
    • Director: Peter Scammell
  2. "Linger" (Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, February 1993)
  3. "Zombie" (No Need to Argue, September 1994)
  4. "Ode to My Family" (No Need to Argue, November 1994)
    • Director: Samuel Bayer
  5. "I Can't Be with You (No Need to Argue", February 1995)
    • Director: Samuel Bayer
  6. "Ridiculous Thoughts" (No Need to Argue, July 1995)
    • Director: Freckles Flynn
  7. "Salvation" (To the Faithful Departed, April 1996)
  8. "Free to Decide" (To the Faithful Departed, August 1996)
  9. "When You're Gone" (To the Faithful Departed, November 1996)
    • Director: Karen Bellone
  10. "Promises" (Bury the Hatchet, March 1999)
    • Director: Olivier Dahan
  11. "Animal Instinct" (Bury the Hatchet, July 1999)
    • Director: Olivier Dahan
  12. "Just My Imagination" (Bury the Hatchet, September 1999)
  13. "You and Me" (Bury the Hatchet, March 2000)
    • Director: Maurice Linnane
  14. "Analyse" (Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, September 2001)
    • Director: Keir McFarlane
  15. "Time Is Ticking Out" (Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, March 2002)
    • Director: Maurice Linnane
  16. "This is the Day" (Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, June 2002)
    • Director: Olivier Dahan
  17. "Stars" (Stars: The Best of 1992–2002, October 2002)


Alternate takes[edit]

  • "Dreams"
  • "Ridiculous Thoughts"
  • "When You're Gone"
  • "Analyse"

Live favorites[edit]

  • "Daffodil Lament" ('94 Astoria UK)
  • "Empty" ('94 Astoria)
  • "Sunday" ('96 tour)

Live at Vicar Street[edit]

  • "Time is Ticking Out"
  • "Linger"
  • "In the Ghetto"
  • "Ode to My Family"
  • "Shattered"
  • "Animal Instinct"
  • "Loud and Clear"
  • "I Can't Be with You"
  • "Analyse"

'99 Love Life & Rock 'n' Roll[edit]

Also on the DVD is a 26-minute documentary entitled '99 Love Life & Rock 'n' Roll and directed by Ciaran Donnelly. In it, the band members speak about their career, expectations for the future, and how some songs were composed, like "Linger" and "Zombie".

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ The Official Community of The Cranberries Archived 2009-04-16 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2018. 
  4. ^ "NZ Top 40 Albums Chart". Recorded Music NZ. 22 January 2018. Retrieved 19 January 2018. 
  5. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 January 2018.
  6. ^ "The Cranberries Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  7. ^ "The Cranberries Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 25 January 2018.
  8. ^ "Discos de oro y platino" (in Spanish). Cámara Argentina de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas. Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 
  10. ^ "New Zealand album certifications – The Cranberries". Recorded Music NZ. 
  11. ^ "Italian album certifications – The Cranberries – The Best of 1992-2002" (in Italian). Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana. Retrieved January 22, 2018. 
  12. ^ "The Official Swiss Charts and Music Community: Awards (The Cranberries)". IFPI Switzerland. Hung Medien. 
  13. ^ "British album certifications – The Cranberries – Stars: The Best of 1992-2002". British Phonographic Industry.  Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Enter Stars: The Best of 1992-2002 in the search field and then press Enter.
  14. ^ "American album certifications – The Cranberries – Stars: The Best of 1992-2002". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH. 
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  16. ^ "IFPI Platinum Europe Awards – 2007". International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 23 July 2015. 
  17. ^