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Artwork by Storm Thorgerson for The Cranberries's single Promises
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The Cranberries photographer Storm Thorgerson (1944-2013)

Catalogue No: CRAN001ST Artist(s): The Cranberries Location: Andy Earl's studio, Central London Date: 1999 Era: The 1990's Edition: Storm Thorgerson 20/20 Edition Print type: Giclée Print Paper type: Archival 310gsm cotton based rag paper

The cover art for The Cranberries single 'Promises' designed by Storm Thorgerson in 1999. Storm Thorgerson recalls, "The image of a burning teddy bear was used as a single by the Cranberries called Promises. and I found myself interested in the promises made by parents to children and by society to children, not by one adult to another, and how they are so often broken. especially the unspoken ones. Rather than represent this notion by a scene of domestic or parental negligence I thought of a teddy bear, the comforting toy that any child might cling to at times of stress and loneliness. However this teddy is no ordinary teddy; it is in fact a robot teddy which is probably Government issue, unbeknownst to even the parents. It becomes an instrument of social control, not only monitoring the baby’s development and reporting back, but also modifying behaviour, calming the baby when anxious, with either Government indoctrination or right wing lullabies. The teddy is itself the broken promise; one thing masquerading as another, casting a duplicitous shadow from an early age. Due to an accident at home the teddy has caught fire and revealed it’s double nature. All a bit much for a single you might think, but I thought it reflected the sinister side of the Cranberries for a change. "

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