Release date: April 1999
Bury the Hatchet is the fourth album by The Cranberries, released in 1999. All lyrics by Dolores O'Riordan, and all music by Noel Hogan and Dolores O'Riordan except tracks 3, 8, 10 and 13 by Dolores O'Riordan. In the US, the album has sold 377,000 copies as of April 2007.
It's the first album released by the band after their (first) hiatus which started back in 1996. Dolores had taken that time to heal from stress-induced diseases, and also had her first child, Taylor, during this period. This last fact reflected on some of the tracks in the album, mainly on "Animal Instinct" and "You and Me".
The themes of the songs vary, from maternity and children, to divorce and child abuse.
The album was re-released in 2002 out side the US, under the title Bury the Hatchet (The Complete Sessions 1998-1999). This version of the album featured bonus tracks, B-sides from the singles lifted off the album.