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Their Dreamy Ambience captured me in early 2000, after spending some time with a witch, who was also keen to turn me on to such rare, beautiful, and profound groups like, sigur Ros, Portishead, Massive Attack, Slowdive, The Essence, Black tape for a Blue girl. This unique sound was a big influence and made its mark on me a singer, and songwriter. Still today.. . feel the Cranes are one of the most talented, prolific bands today. I would be thrilled to co-write, or collaborate with such a group. My life long desire is to write and perform music full time. Love the ambient, dark dreamy songs! - B. Defiant
Auto Defiance
Nashville, TN USA - Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 19:48:41 (EDT)
Came to know cranes thru a friend and went to see U in flanders expo (withe The Cure) and later again in vaartkapoen (small thing in Brussels). Loved every minute of it and still... You guys somethimes make my day look just that little bit brighter. Hope to be seeing you again in Belgium real soon. X
Oostende, Belgium - Saturday, May 03, 2008 at 08:03:39 (EDT)
When i first heard of you it was back in 1992. I was very much into (all kinds of) psychedelic music and friend of mine (a beautiful gipsy) thought it would be a good idea to let me hear the song 'Starblood'. I went crazy on that one. Yet it took two years for me that the desire for 'Wings....' took shape enough for me to go to the store and buy the album. But then for some mysterious reason 'Wings of Joy' disappeared from the stage in the recordstores. The longing for the album grew -in the meanwhile saw you playing live on several occasions (with the Cure for example),bought other albums witch made the longing for 'Wings' only stronger. So much that it became a kind of myth to me. But then......internet came into my life. One of the first things i did was googling with 'Wings'. And i found it. After thirteen years of searching i was not able to forget the impression you made me.
In the mean while i bought 'Future songs'......and whát a difference! Already found your 'songs of silence' fulfilled with so much beauty. Now on future it was all captured within this atmosphere! So much life to be found within the achings, prayers and joy in the songs......
Just Wanted to say this.....I hope you'll come to the Netherlands soon. Take care.
Den Haag, Netherlands - Friday, April 25, 2008 at 16:43:41 (EDT)
Hy Ali and Cranes!! I listen 'live in vancouver'2002, is amazing!!!
kiss kiss kiss great Cranes!!! i don't forget u!! ^_^
i wait a new album for this my desire...GO CRANES!!! I LOVE U FOREVER!!!
xxx Serena xxx
palermo-sicily, ITA italy - Friday, February 29, 2008 at 15:48:17 (EST)
No group on earth has so influenced me ever. As I write this Allison is singing "Cloudless" just for me. No one around. Just perfect.

In the 10 or more years I know you guys, every concert in 100 miles from here, I have visited. I think you have the most beautiful voice and you presence is magical.

Please come visit us again in Belgium.
Koen Van Vlasselaer
Mechelen, Belgium - Thursday, February 21, 2008 at 15:49:05 (EST)
First time I saw you was in Ahoy (Rotterdam, NL). Never heard of Cranes before. You did a terrific show, just before The Cure did. Bought two albums days after that amazing concert (Wings of Joy and Forever) and I've never forgotten you since then. I hope you come to Holland again. If you want to go to Bjørn first (I have to say, Norway is the most beautiful country in the world) than that's fine. I understand that. See you there! Greetings, Edwin
Arnhem, The Netherlands - Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 03:47:13 (EST)
so happy to find you around!!! please come back to norway soon, you have the most faithful audience over here, dont you?
love B
bjørn j
bergen, norway - Friday, February 15, 2008 at 11:20:38 (EST)
My first teen album,judged a book by its album cover and fell in love! Listen to them every day,and every day can still hear something new! I LOVE you Guys! Jeremiah Reed
Jeremiah Reed
Atlanta, ga USA - Friday, December 14, 2007 at 15:14:50 (EST)
This band means the world to me!

Alison, I love you!

London, UK - Saturday, November 17, 2007 at 15:24:37 (EST)
ahhh, i can't believe my two favorite albums have been re-issued... yayyy happy happy, esspecially after i had mine stolen!!! hope you are all well...yayy, thank you xxx
Kilwinning, Scotland - Friday, November 02, 2007 at 20:42:14 (EDT)
birthday alison and jim shaw. qualcuno conosce la data di nascita di alison e jim shaw visto che non la trovo.
torino, italia - Friday, October 26, 2007 at 18:29:16 (EDT)
When Cranes started the euro tour 2004 from Finland, I watched the first gig in Helsinki and then traveled to watch the third gig in Jyväskylä too :) It was WONDERFUL!

I stumbled at a live version of Lillies in youtube today, and remembered the song from those gigs. The version today is truly great and I prefer it a lot to the cd version.

I just wish we could somehow have the recent version in a better quality, since it's not on the Live in Italy -cd either. Truly unbelievable <3<3<3
Helsinki/Oulu, - Finland - Monday, October 22, 2007 at 13:58:03 (EDT)
The Cranes are the best thing to have come out of Portsmouth. I just wish the UK appreciated you a bit more. I first saw you on the Wish tour although I was already familiar with your music on the Alternative scene.

I would love to see you play in the UK soon.

Love and peace
Fareham, Hants UK - Sunday, October 14, 2007 at 05:00:33 (EDT)
I´ve been fan of cranes since I have memory, I´ve been to all your concerts in Mexico including Monterrey when you opened the cure´s concert, I just deeply love you I actually don´t have words to explain this feeling that I have for your music, your wounderful sound, please come back to Mexico I miss your concerts!!
Mexican fan
Adrian Saldivar
Mexico, MEX Mexico - Friday, October 12, 2007 at 22:05:22 (EDT)
It's been almost 9 years since i first listened to the cranes....
"magic still exists"... it struck me like nothing before...
hoping for a new tour soon, because i really really want to listen to them live again....
they're greatness is beyond comparison!

antwerp, belgium - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 16:02:51 (EDT)
it is possible that some lyrics are not very clear?
Argentina - Monday, October 08, 2007 at 11:33:40 (EDT)
Ilove this music
Muehlhausen, Germany - Wednesday, October 03, 2007 at 07:04:21 (EDT)
I am in ADORATION of you xx
Planet Telex, UK - Monday, October 01, 2007 at 20:25:43 (EDT)
From the first time i met the music of the Cranes it was amazing to see the world from a other prospective that was a beautiful experience to me . that was in the earley 90,s but it is also in 2007 the same fealing for me.
when do you go for a holland trip to apeldoorn holland tour?
GIGANT apeldoorn Is the perfect place to be.!!!!
I hope to see you soon in apeldoorn.
loves from Harro.
apeldoorn, holland - Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 18:32:28 (EDT)
Cela fait 15 ans que j'adore Cranes, et cela ne s'arretera jamais......Cranes pour la vie
thionville, france - Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 15:02:14 (EDT)
When I was a music reviewer for DISCOVERIES Magazine (early Nineties),RCA Records had
sent me,if I remember correctly, Wings of Joy...and I saw the band at the now-defunct
Luna Park in Hollywood,California,USA.

I'd also seen CRANES at Tower Records,West Hollywood.

BTW, Hollywood has its own club,called "Cranes"...on El Centro Avenue...
Ronald Vaughan
Hollywood, CA USA - Tuesday, August 07, 2007 at 18:01:56 (EDT)
only a little kiss
a bit of hope
when will be the time that you and I will feel again the same air the same sound
you are inforgettable.......
brescia, italy - Monday, August 06, 2007 at 19:56:16 (EDT)
Hola!!! La primera vez que escuché a los Cranes fue en una estación de la Ciudad de México que se llamaba "Rock 101". Recuerdo que la música y la voz de Alison me fueron envolviendo y produciendome diversas emociones, muy pocos grupos y canciones me hacen sentir lo que los Cranes hacen, en verdad son una banda increible, espero con ansias su nuevo album y que vuelvan a México.

I thought to write this in english but i think Alison likes spanish :-)
My best wishes, see ya!
D.F., México - Wednesday, July 25, 2007 at 14:13:16 (EDT)
TIJUANA, BC MEXICO - Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at 18:33:30 (EDT)
It is too bad you are not playing on some of the summer festivals in the region. It would be great to see you on Exit. I recently found out about you after an interview with Tripnotic in a local magazine. He answered the question about remixing other people's music and said he had the luck to remix a track by "the fantastic Cranes". I searched for the release, then went for the original and continued exploring your music. I am overwhelmed by emotions flowing from your tunes. I hope I will be able to see you live some day.
Skopje, Macedonia - Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at 07:01:09 (EDT)
I remember seeing you in '92 when I went to see The Cure -Wish, You got booed and one of the band members smashed his guitar...I thought you were great!
Queens, NY USA - Monday, June 18, 2007 at 20:02:29 (EDT)
I got into Cranes by a critic published in a newspaper about a show they did at Club Soda.
I think it was in 1995 or 1996. Then I tried to find their album *Loved* in every cd store in town, and I didn't find (at this time, I didn't live in Montreal). So, when I came in Montreal (in 2000) I bought the cd *Loved* without listening it before. At my first listening, I immediately liked it. Every song. I had to have more. So now I do have the cassette Fuse, the vinyl Self non self, the cd self no self, cd wings of Joy, vinyl Wings of Joy, cd Forever, vinyl Forever, Cd Forever remixes, cd Loved, cd Tragedie d'oreste et electre (what a nice record), Population four, Ep collection, Future songs, Single Submarine, single Lillies Cranes live intaly, Particles and Waves, Live at Paradiso, Clear remix 12 inch, and I'm waiting right now for the album of Michael J with who Alison did a song, and I'm also waiting ford Trash Palace (for the song your sweet love). I think they are genious, they are the best band I've never heard (my records collection counts over 2000 titles ) I still have the critic review from 1996 that got my interest for the band.

I hope one day they will come back in Montreal, and I can't wait to buy the new cd.
And I hope they will put some more goodies on their site. (and a DVD would be welcome)

Montreal, Qc Canada - Wednesday, May 23, 2007 at 20:10:12 (EDT)
Long time, no see. Almost five years, I believe. My husband and I met at your last gig in Mexico City, and now our one-year-old baby falls asleep listening to the Moon City, Cloudless, and many other tender and lovely songs that we like. You'll always be very special to us, guys. We look forward to listening to your latest album, and of course, attending a concert here in Chilangolandia (aka Mexico City).
Alethia Sansón
Mexico City, Mexico - Monday, May 21, 2007 at 03:22:21 (EDT)
Heard about from a friend, they were so different and tallented that I could not help but become a fan. Wonderfully different and emotionally robust music that I had never before heard poured out of thier performances. I saw them at the El Rey in the Los Angeles area and it was one of the best performances that I had ever experienced in my life! Anyone who is able to see this group live must attempt it.
John Hardell
Hayward, CA USA - Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 19:16:16 (EDT)
well, i love the band, please come back to mexico...
Mexico city, Mexico - Tuesday, May 15, 2007 at 21:24:55 (EDT)
dear ally and jim

paradiso hasn't left my cd player...........give me more!
thanx again,

rotterdam, netherlands - Thursday, March 15, 2007 at 20:46:41 (EDT)
FIORANO A S , BG ITALY - Sunday, March 04, 2007 at 13:08:13 (EST)
hey alison, jim and all the other cranes.
thanx for the paradiso album. what a surprise to find it on your lovely site. you've been my dear friends since a friend of mine taped self-non-self for me early 1990. must have seen you live about 15 times in the early 90s. was there in amsterdam too. i'm particularly pleased to find "slow song" on the album. i have that track on a tape my friend recorded during that tour. but after 17 years it is now slowly dying (the tape i mean).
is there a chance that you are going too please me and all the other "old" (and new)cranes fans with some more material via the download section. i'm stil looking for a good recording of the peel sessions, especially the beautiful "til tomorrow". and perhaps the "moon city" 7 inch. you would make me a very happy man.
it's a pity we have to wait until the autumn for the new album, i'm a bit impatient...haha.
please do keep up your lovely work,

cheers and kisses

rotterdam, netherlands - Monday, January 29, 2007 at 14:31:04 (EST)
I got into Cranes cos a relative lent me a CD, so I loved the band, and then I started to download songs, and I still love the band. What I most like is that beatuy voice!! omg! ... but some lyrics are dificult to find, for example "lemon tree" o "Don't close your eyes"
When are you going to come to chile for a concert?


Santiago , Chile - Friday, January 26, 2007 at 15:20:59 (EST)
Dear all,

Please help me, I need Beautiful Sadness lyrics. It is a very special song for me.
Thank you very much!!
Macarena Lopez
Santiago, CHILE - Tuesday, January 23, 2007 at 21:41:56 (EST)
i think the cranes are incredible. Too bad they do not get any airplay./ I know that a lot of people would love them if they hear cranes music. People do not know what they are missing. Every album is good. The cranes are captivating and so talented. My favorite cranes songs are "adrift" and "future song". U guys are one of the most important band of the past 2 decades.
san jose, ca USA - Wednesday, January 17, 2007 at 01:49:17 (EST)
I desperately hope that someone who can do something would read this one day, here goes...
Here in Serbia there are people living. Yes, real people! I and a lot of people here get the notion that everyone else thinks of us as some gun toting illiterate terrorists, animals and whatnot. This is not some political attack, but a desperate wail. I love Cranes, we love Cranes and many other bands who never came. Croatia, Hungary (well, maybe not), Romania, Bulgaria... these are all countries like mine. Just one or two concerts in these countries could cover all of them, and make so many people happy. Other than that, in my opinion, Cranes are one of the best European bands in last decade or two.

p.s. for someone to go to Italy, Austria etc. from here to see a concert, it costs more than a monthly salary (average Serbian)(and there's a fifty-fifty chance of getting a visa), but on the other hand, if someone from Italy, Austria etc. were to come here they would need maybe a fifth of theirs at most (and they just get on a train and go wherever they want)... There were Sonic Youth fans here (in Belgrade) from Belgium...
Aleksa <>
Novi Sad, Serbia - Thursday, November 30, 2006 at 06:39:30 (EST)
I saw Cranes with The Cure at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena years ago and loved them! But I could never remember their name. Rediscovered by accident thru internet - hope to soon be buying albums...
midland, mi USA - Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 01:56:22 (EDT)
We are still waiting for you, we hope you could play in a forum with nice sound, better than the last time, and
if you can´t, we will be there anyway.
Antonio <>
Mexico, d.f. Mexico - Thursday, September 21, 2006 at 21:06:12 (EDT)
Just read about this new Goth box set...Cranes are on it too with Nich Cave, Sisters of Mercy, Clan of Xymox...I could go on and on. Looks really nice, too....CAN'T WAIT.
Melinda <>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, September 20, 2006 at 14:27:55 (EDT)
I have been a HUGE fan for years!!!!My all time favorite band!!! September is my favorite song, Thanks.....
Jennifer <>
IN USA - Saturday, September 09, 2006 at 15:29:56 (EDT)
pues son una super banda, no sabia de ustedes pero gracias a un amigo son buenisismos y me sirvieron de mucha inspiracion yo tambien soy canatante y actriz y son fenomenales

fairyn <>
toluca-, mexico - Sunday, September 03, 2006 at 19:31:43 (EDT)
I got into Cranes because my brother had seen you as a supporting act for the cure, over here in Zurich. He brought home the album "wings of joy" and we IMMMMMMEEEEDIATLY fell in love with the intense, strange, highly original, very touching music of yours. We even sorta build up a little Cranes-Community over here. To be honest, some people really hated us for listening to this "unhappy" music. From then on, I kept digging your albums, FOREVER to me is... one of the best pieces of music that any human being could have given birth to. You really made my day. And The CRANES were the biggest inspiration for me when I started my own band "Mrs. Youza". When we saw you playing in the "DYNAMO" in Zurich, we were blown away by how funny and sincere you folks were on stage, that was really cool as everyone was expecting you guys would be dressed completly in black and stuff. I feel kinda very close to you. Keep up the action!
Urs <>
zurich, Switzerland - Friday, September 01, 2006 at 09:15:09 (EDT)
It was years ago... about 13 years i discovered Cranes in Los Angeles where i still live today but anyway... i was at a club in Hollywood and got a free demo tape casette someone was passing out to people and it had the song Everywhere on it and i loved it and i was hooked on Cranes instantly when i heard them and i am still to this day. :) And that is all i have to say from LA :)

Kristy :)
Kristy Mckendry <>
Canyon Country, Ca USA - Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 00:40:41 (EDT)
I really love them, you are one of my inspiration for music...
if you have a bit of time maybe you can go to:

thanx for your beatiful music

Bishop <>
Mexico, Mexico - Wednesday, August 23, 2006 at 13:22:22 (EDT)
Hello Cranes!
Ahh those wonderfull Bite Back meetings....that night at the Guildhall when you made your live singing Fever to you as an encore....
loved you then,love you know
take care
paul groovy
Portsmouth, uk - Wednesday, August 09, 2006 at 06:30:50 (MST)
Hola, I am of Mèxico, have 17 years of age, and appreciation muchisimo hisyour music, believe that for here already soon after the Gothic I wait with great ancia for a disc of progressively or psychodelic as with a style of hisyour song trumpet song, there is wonderful his your melodic and frantic style, the soft blows that have his your songs are spectacular, I expect to obtain his your videos soon...

I put to his your orders in and
Asveest© <>
Mexico City, Federal Distrit Mèxico - Friday, July 21, 2006 at 17:19:51 (MST)
I was Listening to WPRB out of Princeton N.J. and the D.J.played "Far From The City"Great Music.Also Love"Vanishing Point" I discoverd this music a bit late in life but,better late than never.
Chris S <>
Philadelphia, Pa USA - Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 09:55:22 (MST)
Conocí a Cranes de casualidad, buscando música en la red. Suenan de manera genial, brillante, impecable. Es una pena saber que en Argentina no los veré nunca.
Fernanda <>
Capital Federal, Bs. As. Argentina - Sunday, July 09, 2006 at 11:08:51 (MST)

Yes, I was at the Valmiera Rockfestival, and I saw you for the first time. And this first time give very big influence of yours. Alison voice is like no other. That`s the way how I know that THE CRANES are playing. ;) So relaxing music. Keep goin so well!!! ;)

Wamp <>
Madona, Latvia - Sunday, July 02, 2006 at 15:47:17 (MST)
I was at Valmiera, and I didn't know them before... What a nice surprise cause they are so great on scene and backstage. Gros bisous! vive cranes! vive le sud de la france!
romain <>
Rodez, 12 France - Monday, June 05, 2006 at 08:38:16 (EST)
Live long! Cranes and its spectacular dream pop.
Miguel Peralta <>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Sunday, May 28, 2006 at 15:31:49 (EST)
Many, many times girl in radio was saying, that would be nice,when CRANES would play in Valmieras rockfest. So, I've decided to find some mp3s. And I've found this site. Danke sehr!!!
mellais <>
Taurupe, Latvia - Saturday, May 27, 2006 at 19:09:14 (EST)
Hello Cranes, I have been listening to your band for the past 12 years, I really think its time you all come down to Singapore so the fans over here can meet close up and give us your upmost performance. please make this dream come true for us here. i hope by writing this letter is not a waste, thank you and hope to see you all soon here in sunny Singapore.
ziggernaut comlagger <>
singapore, Singapore - Friday, May 26, 2006 at 12:24:21 (EST)
i just love allison
terry nuggethead <>
pompy, the moon my son - Tuesday, May 09, 2006 at 15:45:00 (EST)
heard about the Cranes in the early 90's in college. played them on my radio show. Nice stuff, great melodies. still keep tabs and pick up what i can find where i live which isn't much. thanks for the music.
kenny <>
south glens falls, ny USA - Friday, May 05, 2006 at 21:09:47 (EST)
Sweden....soon? Please?::!
daniel <>
Gothenburg, Sweden - Thursday, April 20, 2006 at 07:13:06 (EST)
I've been in love with the Cranes for years, and have had the privilege to see them perform live on a couple of occasions here in Holland, and even talk to the beautiful and lovely Alison after one show!! I will treasure this moment Forever, as I will enjoy their wonderful music..!
José Pereira <>
Rotterdam, Netherlands - Tuesday, April 04, 2006 at 17:22:31 (EST)
Your music is amazing, like walk inside my dreams...! I've never heard such a wonderful voice...! I'm glad cause I found this site, now I can learn more about your job...!

Greetings from Brazil....!
†Lonely Dark Soul† <>
São Paulo, SP Brazil - Tuesday, March 28, 2006 at 15:33:53 (EST)

Hi, alright my english isn't good, so... yesterday i was reading something in Internet (in polish), when I saw "Cranes is one of the postmodernistic..."..i thought " i would like to hear you and i felt in love with your songs...i love "Sunrise",
Well, i'm suggest to visiting my country - Poland.
Mail to me :D
yeeep :D
"great music always finds the audience":)
Natalie <>
Poznañ, Poland - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 13:22:21 (EST)
I seen you guys in a church in London with Matt & Sheryl. Back in 1997, 29th April.
I still have my guest pass in my photo album.
It was a PRIMO night!
Im back in N.Z now & have your cd "forever"
Thanks to Sheryl & Matt. heh heh.........
I havent heard any of your new stuff yet. But will do.

Will CRANES ever come to New Zealand?
Would be primo if you did!

Keep on keeping on CRANES!

Awesome music!

Annette Gallant <>
Auckland, New Zealand - Wednesday, March 22, 2006 at 05:47:36 (EST)
can´t tell u how much the Cranes ment to me since I first saw them on tour with the cure 92. no, it begun with a video of starblood i think. Im thirty now and still re-discovers them in cycles. wings of joy, sigh... i lost them a bit at tangled up though, maybe it was me, but i think we´re back together now. So glad was I when I woke up and found that they were still alive and I still love them. magic trust and life their music are.

Gervasia Schwindl <>
Malmoe, Sweden - Tuesday, March 07, 2006 at 09:54:17 (EST)
Thanks for the music

Eli <>
nijmegen, netherlands - Monday, February 20, 2006 at 13:51:15 (MST)
Just one week ago, I started listening to the cranes for the first time ever. And from the beginning of the very first second on, I was totally impressed by this kind of music. It's very touching, catchy, full of passion, inspiring and totally different from everything I've ever heard before. With my words, I sadly cannot describe/express exactly what I feel while listening to your lovely music. But it's just great, it's like magic and emotionally to me, if you know what I mean.

My most favourite songs at the moment are "Beautiful Sadness" and "Everywhere". I could listen to these songs the whole day long, without a single break. I'm so glad, that I checked out the Cranes music, and I think it's a shame, that I haven't known them already before. Because a few years ago there was a Cranes concert at the Kulturfabrik in Krefeld, Germany (only 25 kilometres away from my home) - and this would have been the perfect opportunity for me to see the Cranes live. I hope you'll come back to Germany again, someday.

I really enjoy all the nice songs and sounds, and I really love the vocals also. I definetly intend to buy all Cranes CDs that I can come accross in the near future. I really love your albums "Forever" and "Wings Of Joy", and I'm sure I'll also like your other albums and songs. I will promise to check out your new album too, very very soon, and leave my thoughts about it here, in this guestbook.

Thanks for all the beautiful music and the inspiration. Keep on the nice work and visit Germany as soon as possible, so that I can be part of one of your shows too. ;) Finally, thanks for everything, especially for the very touching music.

Yours sincerely,
Patrick Horn
Patrick Horn <>
Kerken, Germany - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 21:01:38 (MST)
Hallo ya all.. when will Cranes be back on tour? kisses!
skid <>
Roma, Italy - Friday, February 17, 2006 at 07:05:59 (MST)
I love your music! Thanks for being so inspiring.
Guacari <>
Pyongtaek, Korea - Sunday, February 05, 2006 at 01:57:53 (MST)
I'm so glad I discovered Cranes. They are now my favorite band. Keep up the good work!
Richard Nacamuli <>
Califon, NJ USA - Tuesday, January 31, 2006 at 15:06:08 (MST)
I like cranes very much and I would like to ask the band to come back to mexico as soon as they can, you have many fans here, I'd love to listen to your new songs live, I think you are improving with the passing of time. When will you release a full lenght dvd? It would be great. Anyway, thank you for your music.
Que viva Cranes !
Christian Schacht <>
Mexico, DF mexico - Sunday, January 15, 2006 at 11:48:44 (EST)
Bien, desde siempre CRANES & forever... En Santiago de Chile, mucho calor por estos de enero del 2006. Pero espero, estar en contacto siempre junto a este fabuloso grupo de amigos. Invito a estar siempre junto a BRUXIAS Fanzine. And write me OK.!!.
For futher information, write to:

Julia Miranda. (promos, demos, tapes...)
Alfredo Pradenas. (interviws & comments)

P.O. Box 125.
Puente Alto.
C h i l e.

Alfredo & Julia <>
Santiago, Chile - Thursday, January 12, 2006 at 15:09:24 (EST)
I come from china ,I love your music

be_on <be_on_bob>
chengdu, china - Monday, January 09, 2006 at 08:14:49 (EST)
First heard Cranes when I found a lost discman in a classroom that had Forever in it. That was back in 1995. I loved that disc, but then also lost it somewhere along the way a year or so later! Never picked up another Cranes record until last week, when I bought Particles and Waves at a local record shop on a whim. Its a beautiful record, I'm really loving it, and am now planning on buying more Cranes stuff very very soon! Thank you for the music!

Jason <>
Amherst, MA USA - Saturday, January 07, 2006 at 13:43:33 (EST)
to Ali and Cranes:

*****HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!!!! ******* :D

i wish you a good 2006!! with love, Serena

kiss kiss kiss kiss
Serena <>
palermo, sicily italy - Friday, January 06, 2006 at 12:36:04 (EST)
I first heard this band back in 1991 ,I LOVE THEM, dont worry not hide in the bushes and sleep with their CDs kinnda way.

I would love to see them live one day, dont know when or even if I will ever get to...I live in the Caribbean , I have never been to Europe.

I am also a songwriter and listen to "Adoration" at leaste 12 times in a row to help with writers block.

Thank You for the music, would really love to meet them one day......would love even more to work with them.

Thanks again.
Sean Young Wing <>
Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago - Monday, January 02, 2006 at 19:44:29 (EST)
hi everybody!, i'm from Chile and i liked for so long, the rock band Cranes.
but, i be searching from everywhere the lyrics of Dance Of the Furies, the first song i'have listen from Cranes, and never got the lyric.
please, if somebody have the lyric of this song, send to my e-mail please.

Cranes 4ver.

(excuse me for my english... :D )
Benjamin <>
Santiago, Region Metropolitana de Santiago Chile - Saturday, December 31, 2005 at 16:35:18 (EST)
hallo !
nice,that i found your page!!!
i think you`ve been one of the most important bands for more than 10 years in my live!!!
i dont now many songs of your new stuff but i´ll get it!!!
i listened to the downloads & it seems to my like there more guitarsounds again!!!
please go on for the next ten years!!!!
sorry for my horrible english!!!

sebastian <lenz.kunstinoel.@t-online>
cologne, germany - Thursday, December 15, 2005 at 05:43:54 (EST)
I first heard Cranes at Hulen Bergen -94, the best concert i have ever been to.been to one more concert at hulen, and one at roskilde, and can not get enough. Plz come sing for us in Bergen again.
Øyvind Knutsen <oyvind1972@hotmail>
Bergen, Norway - Monday, December 12, 2005 at 19:33:48 (EST)
hi CRANES!!! :** i love you so much!
my favourite songs are:
Wings of joy- 'Tomorrows tears'
Forever- 'everywhere'and 'slide'
Forever remix- 'jewel'mix
Loved- 'come this far'
Population 4- 'Tangled up'
Future song- 'Fragile'
Live in Italy- 'cloudless' and 'fragile'
Particles and waves- 'Far from the city'

bye!! love!!!! serena
Serena <>
palermo, sicily, italy - Monday, December 12, 2005 at 16:43:39 (EST)
No matter how much my music tastes change, Cranes have also been in my CD player. I remember when I met Alison and Jim at a secret Cure gig in London and we got drunk (well me anyway) My friend and I could'nt speak for ages after, we where lost for words.

The funniest thing is, one night I took a video of Scarbough Ahoy! (a film Cranes did the soundtrack for) around to my boyfriend's house, he had wanted to go out an meet a actor friend of his, but he stayed in with me. Anyway I put of the film and there was my boyfriend's actor friend in the film!!!

beautiful memories, thanks Cranes
Will <will(at)>
Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday, December 07, 2005 at 20:24:33 (MST)
I'm currently backpacking through Australia, when a friend from the US sent me a sample song from a cd I "have to buy!"... So I gave it a listen, and I must admit, yes, I most definately do!
I don't know what it is, but the music is beautiful. It's something I can sit down to, and just loose myself for a few hours. It's amazing! (don't drive while you listen to this, you WILL cause an accident)

I'm embarassed to say I'm english and had never heard of you, but that's about to change. I've sent the sample song to quite a few of my mates whom I know will dig this, along with a link to your site for details on how to get the cd's. Most live in places where I'd be very surprised if the shops had the cd's.
Still, they should. This is really amazing music.

- Tim
Tim P. Ashton <>
Brisbane, QLD Australia - Friday, December 02, 2005 at 22:59:14 (MST)
First time I ever heard Cranes was 1992 at Globen-arena, Stockholm Sweden.
Acting as a warm-up band for The Cure, holy cow, they were outstanding.
I should really appreciate a consert in Sweden in 2006, long time no see.
Missed a couple of gigs but it won´t happen again.....
Lars E
Edsäter, SWEDEN - Wednesday, November 30, 2005 at 05:28:06 (MST)
I was reading a forum in which someone was poking fun at people who listen to cranes, so I decided to see why. The first song I heard was 'Future Song', and immediately I was addicted. I can honestly say I had that song on repeat for thirteen hours.
Particles & Waves, as all of your work is superb.

We need you to come to Boston sometime soon. Very soon.
(Give these wankers a taste of /good/ music.)
Hahn <>
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 10:27:10 (MST)
We want you in Italy in the 2006!!!
Lorenzo <>
Salerno, Italy - Saturday, November 26, 2005 at 02:07:08 (MST)
I love the particels&waves-Album so much. In October 2005 I was with my husband and friends in maroc (marokko). We drived through the desert by own car. In the night we slept alone in the desert. Do you know, how beautiful the stars are look like in the desertnight? There are millions of stars. And in this moment we listen to your music. It was the right music for this really wonderful place. Thank you for this perfect moment.

Annett Limbach <>
Riesa, Germany - Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 06:06:45 (MST)
knew of the cranes ages ago in 1992/1993 ?? - brought the album particles and waves purely because i liked Alison'voice - in the right space and time/moment the album is gorgeous the voice sent from god and above all one of sheer quality -running all throughout the album complete quality - very impressed lovely and unique- davidxx
david mcgough <>
Nottingham, England - Thursday, November 17, 2005 at 12:14:58 (MST)
Y Chile cuando?????' o sudamerica????
Chile, Santiago - Tuesday, November 15, 2005 at 11:08:23 (MST)
I just found out about you from one of my friends, she has your particles and waves album. as soon as i heard that angelic voice i fell in love with your music. I intend to go and buy all of your albums. Please Please keep it up
Matt <>
halifax, Canada - Sunday, November 06, 2005 at 21:25:05 (MST)
CRANES one hundred kisses for youuuuu!!!!!
My favourite albums are: population 4, particles & waves, loved, forever, live in italy,
future songs :))
i love you more!!!!! Thanks CRANES!!!!! bye, love,
serena <>
palermo, italy sicily - Sunday, October 23, 2005 at 07:33:32 (MST)
I’m ecstatic to hear you are back with new album and same wonderful sound and voice - love it!!! Saw you back in '97 at The Masquerade, Atlanta. Please come back! As always, college radio (album 88.5 wras) comes through again to spread the word- this is where i first discovered



Kabao <>
Atlanta, GA USA - Saturday, October 22, 2005 at 16:21:28 (MST)
hi cranes!!
ehi Ali, i look at you on dadaphonic, your photo are very nice! beautyfull!!!!
i give you lots of kisssssss!!!
cranes, all of your albums are very very beautyfull, and i thank you for your music
that give me sweet emotion.
Kisssesss bye me!!!
lots of love ;*
serena**************** Ali my little star in the sky!!!
serena <>
palermo, italy sicily - Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 12:41:05 (MST)
Dear Cranes! Once again... Please come and play in Gothenburg, Sweden soon...Love from Daniel
Gothenburg, Sweden - Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 01:56:37 (MST)
In these days i listen much more POPULATION 4 and FUTURE SONGS and these album are AMAZING!!!!! I love CRANES forever and ever!!!!
I love songs like : tangled up, fourteen, breeze,and more, more others!!!!!
I love so much 'LIVE IN ITALY' because you, Ali, has singing in my italy!! :)
Alison scuse me for my english not very good...
i kiss you and i kiss all the band!!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!!! love love love
Serena :*******
serena <>
palermo, italy europe - Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 12:38:29 (MST)
I have been listening to Cranes since WINGS OF JOY and I adore them. I think the musical arrangements - coupled with Ali's childlike vocals - create an aura of otherworldliness. Are they Goth? I don't know; I just enjoy their ethereal tones that seem to float and hover so hauntingly in my cranium. What an amazing band.
I love PARTICLES AND WAVES; this band can do no wrong.
I hope that Cranes stop in Milwaukee next year when they tour the new record. I don't think they have ever played our city. I would love to see them live.
I hope that Ali and Jim continue to create music that is as delicate, melancholic and lovely as all their previous releases. My best to them, the band and all you fans...
kenny kaminski <>
Waukesha, WI USA - Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 17:27:51 (MST)
First got into Cranes when Napster was around. My friend "Pip" was like, you gotta check these guys out. So I did and I fell in love with them. I admit I downloaded a lot of the songs, but that was back when I was broke. I have since bought every album I've come across in the real world (I don't buy CD's online).

I would really love it if the Cranes did a US tour again soon. I guess they had one planned but it didn't happen. I'm in Utah and the closest they ever come is Denver, CO. It'd be sweet if they could get a gig in Las Vegas as I have a place to stay there, but whatever. I'll drive to Denver if I have to. ;)
Bob <>
Hyde Park, UT USA - Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 16:53:09 (EDT)
Son muy bueno, ojalá algun día vengan a Chile.
El disco en vivo esta increible!!

colocación de empleo, reclutamiento, nanas
Capacite <>
Concepción, VIII Chile - Monday, September 12, 2005 at 15:56:28 (EDT)
The Cranes are beautiful. Period. <3
Nicole <>
dekalb, il USA - Sunday, September 11, 2005 at 13:36:53 (EDT)
I'm not such a great fan of Cranes and like only a few of the songs, but i have to say, Ali's voice are in truth incredible. when I at first stumbled upon "Wish" I had hard to believe that it was a real human being who sang, it sounded too good to be real. best wishes to you and good luck then.
Patricia <>
Stockholm, Sweden - Tuesday, September 06, 2005 at 16:56:40 (EDT)
Love letter...
Hi Alison, you make me feel love feelings for you
i'm a girl of 29 years old, but i love you and you're in my heart :*
Your music, your voice, your carism are amazing and thank you to exist!!!
I wish to be a your beautifull you are...i'm italian and i speak not very well english language...sorry....
i will hug you and kiss you and my tears will spoken also with you, becose i'm exiting
when i look at you.
Little darling, i wish you joy and happyness.
With LOVE,
Serena :***********

Serena <>
Palermo, Italy Sicily - Friday, September 02, 2005 at 04:56:23 (EDT)
Lincoln ne loves u, well i do anyway particles rocks much love ali
kyle <>
lincoln , ne USA - Friday, August 26, 2005 at 21:35:01 (EDT)
Hi Cranes!!!! :) i love you so much and i'm your fan!! Alyson you're very beautyfull and i love your voice!! CRANES THE BEST !! FOREVER!!!!!
kisssss :** Serena
I wish to do friendship with other fan!!!!! :))) Bye
serena <>
palermo, italy europe - Wednesday, August 24, 2005 at 13:11:10 (EDT)
Hi i'm a CRANES fan and collectors....i'm looking for RARE CRANES items, acetate, master tape, test pressing, promo issue, memorabilia, is wellcome...if have something for me, call me, please...THANKS! CIAO.

andrea <>
World, ITALY - Thursday, August 18, 2005 at 03:45:34 (EDT)
Like to thank Cranes for their support and positive response towards my work recently -
best of luck playing with those cure boys, hope to see you all soon
Jon Gordon <>
UK - Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 11:45:07 (EDT)
Does anyone have the full setlist ? It was great !

Cranes were in a good mood.

I noticed lots of people had taken good pics of Ali.

Can I have some ?


johan <>
aartselaar, Belgium - Friday, August 12, 2005 at 03:35:22 (EDT)
Does anyone have the full setlist ? It was great !

Cranes were in a good mood.
johan <jbauwens41@hotmail>
aartselaar, Belgium - Friday, August 12, 2005 at 03:34:44 (EDT)
I wanted to go to the Lokerse Feesten in Belgium today but all tickets are sold out
I first listened to the Cranes when i was 13 and i thought they were great.they were refreshing between all those grungebands i used to listened to. I love the song 'everywhere' but unfortunately i havened listened to all their songs. I'll definitely have to check out that song'Paris to Rome
Inge <>
Oostende, Belgium - Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 06:54:57 (EDT)
I am really looking forward to the Cranes concert tommorow in Lokeren. I am hoping to hear 'Paris And Rome' again, I'd give a lot of money for that!
It's a great festival for Cranes to play with a nice stage and a nice line-up. I'm sure it's going to be fantastic!
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium - Tuesday, August 09, 2005 at 14:37:06 (EDT)
Something to hold
Something to feel
Someone to love
Someone to need . . .

Hate breeds hate, all you need is love

love is all you need
Harmony Arrival <>
USA - Sunday, August 07, 2005 at 08:39:53 (EDT)
simone, i suppose your not a musician and maybe you havent done something(one only thing) for 20 years and made your living out of that ,this band has done it whether you like it or not , they must be doing something right ..and thats their music ,
maybe you can say you dont like their music thats ok but it very diferent than putting down that is awful ...
AndroiK <>
MX - Thursday, August 04, 2005 at 08:31:48 (EDT)
The cranes are the worst fucking band ever and the only reason they got anything is because robert smith likes em so cure fans feel they have to like as well , its nothing to do with the music because they are awful
simon <>
USA - Tuesday, August 02, 2005 at 16:21:59 (EDT)
The concert in Tønsberg was unbelievable! Truely amazing. I was so excited before the concert that I had to listen to your soundcheck and even watch you rigging your gear.
OH Skyllingstad <>
Vikersund, Norway - Thursday, July 28, 2005 at 07:29:09 (EDT)
Thanks for a fantastic evening at the Slottsfjell Festival.
It touched my heart to experience you again.
devDiction <>
Oslo, Norway - Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 06:00:49 (EDT)
I also want to thank you for an excellent concert in Tønsberg. The setlist was a suberb mix of old and new songs, brillantly performed. Finally someone managed to give me a better live experience than the one I had with Radiohead years ago. And you all seemed to be unusually nice people too! Hope you will return to Norway soon :)
Geir V. <>
Norway - Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 10:24:43 (EDT)
THANK U for the exelent concert in tønsberg. hopefully i`ll see u soon in oslo or another place in norway. and alison u were lovely as ever

monica <>
oslo, Norway - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 15:30:49 (EDT)
Thanx for the insane experience 22 of july at slottsfjellet festival! Everything was perfect! It was so cool of you to come to the animal alpha consert after the signing! We have always loved you guys and getting to talk and drink beer with you was...surreal! ; )
Next year ; hopefully youll come to trondheim!!
Best wishes Øystein and Jeanette
oystein and jeanette <>
trondheim, norway - Saturday, July 23, 2005 at 13:56:22 (EDT)
I saw your concert this night, 23rd of july, in Tønsberg, and your set was amazing. You had the sunset going down behind you when you were playing "Here Comes The Snow" and it was beautiful.
And you guys signed my CD! Thanks for a great night!
Tønsberg, Norway - Friday, July 22, 2005 at 23:59:31 (EDT)
In 1997, I was traveling by Europe when, luckily, I saw a poster that announced a concert in Milan, that same day. I'm from Chile, South america, the other side of the world, so when I saw that poster I knew that I would never have that opportunity again. I run looking for that club in Milan (¿rainbow, maybe?) to see you, CRANES, live. The concert was incredible. Since that night, Cranes is one of my beloved bands.

By a time, I thought that Cranes were extinct, but then "future songs" came out, different but the same, Cranes had returned, for my delight!!.

Now, a new album that I haven't heard, anyway, good luck and keep doing this wonderful art.

RaJYM <>
Santiago, Chile - Wednesday, July 20, 2005 at 15:54:51 (EDT)
You are amazing!!! Thats all!!!
Thank you for your magic, you are greatest in the world!!!
Yura <>
Kiyiv, Ukraine - Saturday, July 16, 2005 at 18:51:41 (EDT)
Please, come back in Italy!!
Your music is fantastic!!!!
I know and listen you from 15 years.
please come back in ITALY, in the north.

Antonella <>
Udine, Italy - Wednesday, July 06, 2005 at 05:44:29 (EDT)
great sound i hope you come back to mexico city

the new albuns sound great so minimal
sadpunk <>
ciudad de mexico, DF mexico - Monday, June 27, 2005 at 10:42:55 (EDT)
The first time that i heard your music i never belive it coul be the way to my eternal happinest.
Some day one girl send me a mail looking for something about you, and now, she's my wife.
It starts a magical friendship,and after it becomes in love.
The fist time that I kiss her lips was in november 24, in the circo volador, do you remember?, you where there.
Thank you cranes for your music.

I know is toolate to say that, but I don't care, I LOVE YOU MAMI, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Martin Colin <>
Mexico, Mexico Mexico - Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at 19:05:45 (EDT)
Look the video of the cranes of concert a Bologna Italia in streaming
good vision
Arturo Acosta <>
Bologna, ER Italia - Monday, June 20, 2005 at 05:18:08 (EDT)
The new album is beautiful! I cannot wait for them to visit Toronto, I missed them last time they were here for FutureSongs.
Thanks for years of gorgeous music!!!

Julia <>
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, June 19, 2005 at 15:11:32 (EDT)
I just saw this on the official Cure-site: "Belgium... CRANES! and... "
Does anyone here knows what this means??? Is it possible that The Cranes will accompagny The Cure in Lokeren on the 10th of August?
I'll post this on the Cure-forum as well and will let you know something if there's more to say...
Belgium - Saturday, June 11, 2005 at 05:08:44 (EDT)
please come back to Belgium :( I didn't know it from the last show so i missed it :'(
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah fuck :(
Gert <>
Erpe-Mere, Belgium - Wednesday, June 08, 2005 at 16:16:33 (EDT)
Hi, Hola

Cranes son lo mejor, solo quiero decir que te amo Alison, desde la primera ves que escuche su musica me fascino cuando abrieron el concierto de the cure en monterrey y ahora es lo unico que escucho.
Espero que vengan pronto a Guadalajara Mexico.

Willy <>
GDL, JAL MEX - Thursday, June 02, 2005 at 11:01:53 (EDT)
You are coming back to Norway!! :) I can hardly wait!! This is the greatest news I`ve heard in a long time! I`m so looking forward to catch you live... Thank you for lots of happy moments and memories!
Norway - Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 16:43:30 (EDT)
yes indeed, felt like a tomato in my paternal-grandfathers hot-house, but at least it didn't matter! nice gig!
Femke <>
you don't care, Belgium - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 23:55:06 (EDT)
28-05-05, VK Brussels (very hot in there but at least it didn't matter)
Great gig 'n' nice show, i'm also curious of the new album.
F_ <>
Belgium - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 23:35:54 (EDT)
...I was in your concert last Friday in Amsterdam and it did't matter that the sound system in the club wasn't that good, cause you guys were incredible!!!...What a energy!!btw, the new album is great!!.. thanks for the amazing show!!

Al...please do not forget my beloved Spain in your next tours ;-)
Al <>
Amsterdam, NL - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 10:18:17 (EDT)
Great gig in Brussels, the sinpieter <>
sinaai, Belgium - Monday, May 30, 2005 at 09:56:35 (EDT)
they helped me me through everything i saw them and forgot about the cure concert they were at.

jeremiah reed <>
atlanta, ga USA - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 04:54:17 (EDT)
I saw Cranes yesterday at the VK and it was unforgettable!!! We were transported in another world, rocked by Alyson's voice and the amazing sounds... Thanks for the show and Lise
Brussels, Belgium - Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 04:47:51 (EDT)
I've been a Cranes addict since Wings of Joy since a swedish friend of mine introduced me to it through a mix-tape. I rwally like the new album but have the feeling that it needs to brew with me a little longer, I'm an old-school fan so the songs from that era have more memories attached to them compared to the new stuff, so my initial thoughts will be that the first couple of discs were better. But I'm pretty sure that Particles & Waves just needs to sit with me a little longer to really crystalize :)

I saw the amsterdam show last night (27th of may 2005), although the sound was pretty bad the first half of the show it was really fucking wonderful to Cranes live again since an almost 10 year hiatus. It was great chatting with Alison for a while after the show, very nice meeting you!

So come back quickly :)
Roland <>
Amsterdam, Holland - Saturday, May 28, 2005 at 05:22:49 (EDT)
son las 13:31,y mi hermana está en estos momentos dando a luz.Sólo sé que esa nueva criatura escuchaba dentro de esa anaranjada mampara q le separaba ´vuestra música!!
Angel <>
Málaga, Andalucia España (Spain) - Tuesday, May 24, 2005 at 07:34:07 (EDT)
If you want to watch cranes (grus grus) in the north of Germany you find them here:
or here:
With greetings from Germany,
K. Gödecke
K. Gödecke <>
Bremen, Germany - Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 18:47:50 (EDT)
my friend emily rose who left me for ever got me into there music.there music makes me cry which is great feeling i thank her for that. i have not heard the new album yet when i can find there new album i will buy it.the album i listen to all the time is forever and it is forever.
stephen <>
toronto, ontairo canada - Friday, May 20, 2005 at 22:27:02 (EDT)
Hi Cranes,you´re my most favourite band and it would be great if you make some gig close to my town.Have you ever been in Prague? It´s fascinating city.I invete you.Your music go together with this place.It would be great.I can´t lay my hands on your new album.It´s very hard to get your music in Czech Republic.Please,come here as soon is possible.I distribute your music to my friends and they are for the most part surprised what great music you play.I´ll pray for your arrival.
Lipi <>
Prague, Czech Republic - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 13:52:45 (EDT)
I was happy to see you guys plan a US tour this fall. I joined the mailing list to keep informed as to whether you'll play a venue in either Southwestern PA or Ohio. That would be great since I haven't seen the band since you played Boston where I used to live. I also read an interview Allison gave where she mentioned a band called Mogwai. I checked them out and loved them.
As a musician I find your music inspiring and freeing. I like the fact that you continue to explore and extend your music and don't fall into the trap of repeating your past. Each time I hear your music and how its evolving I'm delighted.
Do you ever posks are on the Bobblehead album? I can't seem to find any information on this album. I always see it for sell on and other sites, but I have never heard of it before.

I cannot wait for the USA tour starting this September 2005. I'm moving to Charlotte, NC. Hopefully, the Cranes will be playing near there.
Angelo Santoro <>
Charleston, WV USA - Friday, April 22, 2005 at 13:50:03 (MST)
I was so happy when I heard that Cranes will be playing in Norway this summer! Finally! I can hardly wait.
odd henning skyllingstad <>
Vikersund, Norway - Saturday, April 16, 2005 at 09:21:34 (MST)
I have just been to Rome and Copenhagen where I spent a lot of time looking for Cranes-albums that aren't that easy to get in Norway. So I was very happy yesterday, coming home with four new albums. But I didn't expect the great news that is you coming to play in Tønsberg in July! I'm definitely going to be there, so thank you for the best news I could possibly have thought of :)
Geir <>
Kristiansand, Norway - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 07:47:24 (MST)
Hi all, I saw my first Cranes show in Leipzig/Germany in 1994. Since that time I never got "Paris or Rome" out of my head. 11 years later I rediscovered the band and the wonderful new album in Switzerland. Further I love the witty idea to display the songs as a periodic system on "Particles & Waves" - Great!
Zug, Germany/Switzerland - Friday, April 15, 2005 at 01:35:08 (MST)
Hi there! All friends of Cranes wonderful music, please check out my website and listen to my music! Go to and click on "närmre än du tror"..and please add yorself in the "gästbok" and let me know what you think! Peace on earth
USA - Saturday, April 09, 2005 at 02:20:59 (MST)
Gorgeous website! It's really spiffy that you give high quality mp3s. Mayyybe just maybe you might add a lyrics section someday! (^_^) but in the mean time, I'm loving it :D You're one of the best bands out of the 90s and it's always a joy to know that you're still making thought-provoking, evolving music for my brain.

Much love to Alli and all members::

Juliet <>
Arlington, VA USA - Tuesday, April 05, 2005 at 16:08:31 (MST)
For those wondering about the excellent support band in Cologne, their name is Gloria, and they were quity nifty.
USA - Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 02:09:56 (MST)
Hi there!
I had never heard of this band until a gothic radio show I listen to played "Lilies" one night. That did it for me - I fell in love and have come to this site to check out more songs, I now also love "Jewel"!!! I'm looking forward to hearing more guys are great, keep it up!!

A new fan,
Karen :)
Karen <>
Waynesboro, VA USA - Monday, March 21, 2005 at 13:17:33 (MST)
im mike from perception disorder.
we're a swiss band. but we come to u.k. for a few years.
we searching bands to play gigs with, cause we have'nt any contacts ober there.
so if you interessted visit our webside.
or contact us by email!
awesome webside and music!
rock on!
greets from

Mike <>
Olten, Switzerland - Sunday, March 20, 2005 at 14:46:52 (MST)
Hoy estuve escuchando "Wings of joy" y es un ejemplo que se puede hacer dream pop con "polenta" "fuerza" como Metallica o la local Divididos. El baterista tiene una fuerza barbara. Gracias.
Miguel Cava Peralta <>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Saturday, March 19, 2005 at 18:45:20 (MST)
We miss you in New York. Please come back soon!
Steve <>
New York, NY USA - Friday, March 18, 2005 at 13:34:45 (MST)
A mi me gusta Cranes cuando hacen dream pop, soy un buen fanatico de este estilo y de todas la bandas que hacen esta música. Gracias.
Miguel Cava Peralta <>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 17:00:15 (MST)
Hallo :-)

Ich bin schon seit vielen Jahren ein Fan dieser phantastischen Band. Vor allem die Stimme ist wohl unvergleichlich, irgendwie Engelhaft.. Leider war es mir bislang vergönnt, Euch mal live zu sehen! Aber wer weiß, vielleicht verschlägt es Euch ja irgendwann auch mal nach Osnabrück??!! Das wäre schon ´ne tolle Sache..ansonsten:weiter so!!

Lieber Gruß und alles Gute..

Andrè < >
Osnabrück, Deutschland - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 06:43:29 (MST)
I love this band. My brother turned me onto them because I said I wanted to hear a female singer who sang beautiful and strong. He said," you'll probably like this band. the girl has a such a youthful voice. i listen to it when i go to sleep." the album I have on a blank tape is "Wings of Joy". I absolutely love it. Until tonight I knew nothing about the Cranes or where they are from. I listen to this album over and over. I sew fairy oriented clothing and play this in the background when I sew. Thank you Cranes for a most beautiful atmosphere your music creates in my mind.
j'me carr <>
LaSalle, IL USA - Saturday, March 12, 2005 at 02:55:24 (MST)
Escuche a CRANES por primera vez en el año de 1992 cuando tocó en mí ciudad, le abría el concierto a The Cure, la verdad cuando escuche esa voz me sentí imediatamente hipnotizado y empecé a comprar sus discos, una de mis canciones favoritas es JEWEL, porque me recuerda una muy bonita etapa de mi vida, cuando estudiaba en la Universidad, y cada vez que la escucho me transporta a esa etapa. Muchas gracias por su música de corazón.
Ernesto Dávila <>
Monterrey, N.L. MEX - Saturday, March 05, 2005 at 14:59:01 (MST)
Dear Cranes!
Thank U for Particles&waves! I´ve been trying to get the album for such a long time now, but it was impossible in Sweden.. Lucky me when a good friend of me recently came back from London and had bought the album for me! I´ve been listening to it for a couple of days now and i think the album just grows and grows! The title song, Av A, light song and Astronauts are fantastic songs! Well, the hole album is fantastic! And now the BIG question, when are you coming to Gothenburg Sweden and play??? Lots of love to the Cranes from Sweden.
Daniel J <>
Gothenburg, Sweden - Thursday, March 03, 2005 at 12:13:46 (MST)
And due to techno-illiteracy, combined with wine consumption, I realised that my previous message relocated myself to the other side of the world. Alas I am in fact here, living by the sea, in the lovely UK.

38 years old today, and it's all going wrong so soon :-)

UK - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 20:27:20 (MST)
Hi all,

Hmmmm...I'm not entirely sure how I ended up posting here tonight? Let's see...

As of 3 hours ago, I turned 38 years of age ( 'happy birthday to me' etc ) which, combined with a very nice bottle of wine has, I guess, put me in a slightly reflective mood. These things tend to happen at this 'stately' time of life. For no apparent reason, I started digging through my cd collection for recordings that meant a lot to me, and so found myself listening to Loved.

This cd takes me back to a time when I was living in Northampton, playing music with a loose collecive of fantastically talented and interesting people, regularly bumping into Alan Moore in the pub, drawing comic-books ( this part of my life hasn't changed ) and drinking in all of life's rich experiences.

I checked about online, stumbled across this site, and felt the urge to record this evening by leaving a small message here. So that's it really...thank you to Alison et al for bringing back a few sweet memories.

Take care,

USA - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 20:07:26 (MST)
hi there and thanx a lot for this great show in cologne! unfortunately i can't remember the name of your supportband which was pretty good as well. can anyone help me?!

best regards & come back soon!

dan <>
USA - Tuesday, March 01, 2005 at 09:34:49 (MST)
OK, I am pretty pathetic. I have just now been turned on to your music. One of my friends gave me your CD "LOVED" but being unfamiliar with it, I just stuck it in my CD case between Camouflage & The Cure. I have always meant to listen to it but being stuck in a rut, I listened to my usuals like Anything Box & Depeche Mode. It wasn't until last week when I was preparing for an upcoming set on the radio show that I DJ for that I ran across your CD again. I decided to give it a listen. And let me just! I'm angry with myself for not giving the Cranes the attention they deserved a few years back. I love the CD! The songs "Are You Gone?" & "Beautiful Friend" are by far my faves but the entire album is awesome! I look forward to finding more albums.

BTW, who would I need to talk with about playing a few songs on-air?

New & forever fan,

Alisha <>
Ocean Shores, WA United States - Sunday, February 27, 2005 at 01:10:10 (MST)
You guys have been a big part of the soundtrack to my life since I first heard you many years ago. You have inspired my ambition to create film. Music that I know will never fade or tire for me after any number of years of listening. I wish I could say that for more artists! I can't wait until you return to London so I can give something back. A drink at the very least! Much Love and respect to you all. J.X
J <>
London, England - Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 13:51:01 (MST)
i just like cranes and i hobe that they make some more albums
denmark - Saturday, February 19, 2005 at 11:18:27 (MST)
I got into the Cranes when I was about 16 years - I'm just got 30 now.
I've been following them since then and got the chance to see them only (oh pity!) twice.
Once as the openers for The Cure in Ghent, Belgium (90's) and recently in Brussels (also Belgium).
>> Weird things happen, the concert in Brussels in Belgium (last one for the Future Songs Album) was really great, small room, the music was well played, the sound at itself was great and the band brought what it brought.
I was astonished and very pleased to hear that the music of The Cranes was (still) able to move me - it has the effect on me as if every minute you hear them, a minute of peace gets into my heart - even if they start to sow the creepy weird noises into their palet. Because all that, that's your hart.
>> After the concert, J. Shaw came down to have a small drink with the guys at the bar and the crowd and she really tried (at least, that was my impression :-) to talk to one of us of the crowd at the bar - but she was apparently (very) shy.
But, so were we.

Astonished and still trying to find the words for describing what we had felt - to each other.
So, she - unlucky for us - disappeared...

May peace be with you - every minute.
(Thanks to the band for doing what they do - try to do - keep on doing - would like to do - ...)

Anyways, ;-)
Does anybody has any idea where I can find the lyrics of the album 'Particles & Waves'?
I'm very curious.
Frédéric Verheecke <>
Sint-Maria-Aalter, Belgium - Thursday, February 17, 2005 at 13:13:57 (MST)
She's the voice from our sweetest dreams... Thanks for this great Liège show !
sam <>
Liège, Belgium - Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 14:48:15 (MST)
"Particules and Waves" is brilliant and is my favorite album from Cranes with "Self-non-Self". Also great gig in Liège! Best wishes! Oliver
Oliver <>
Liège, Belgium - Sunday, February 13, 2005 at 13:23:56 (MST)
Hace tiempo conocí a una chica holandesa que me grabó un cassete con vuestra música. Para mí escuchar Cranes es revivir aquella época como si realmente la estuviera sintiendo ahora. Es un sentimiento difícil de explicar. Volví a verla en Amsterdam, un año después de nuestra despedida, pero las cosas no marcharon como yo esperaba. No he vuelto a saber nada de ella. La última noticia es que quería ir avivir a Portugal para montar un "tinglado", como ella decía.

Donde quiera que estés, un beso tan grande como un camión cargado de pianos.
Un beso Eugenie.
paco <>
granada, spain spain - Friday, February 11, 2005 at 07:37:37 (MST)
I have been listening to the Cranes for quite a few years now and just discoved this web sight. This is all very exciting, I only wish I can see the Cranes live. Please come to Minneapolis next time you are in the states.
Nicole Pettit <>
minneapolis, mn USA - Wednesday, February 09, 2005 at 17:14:12 (MST)
My opinion on the new album is that I wish I could get it in less than 28 days! I have been to every show in Detroit since the cranes first came here with The Cure, can't wait to hear the new album. As a physicist I am quite curious how the title "Particles and Waves" came to be? Jim and Alison been studying Quantum Mechanics?
Vic Muzzin <>
Houghton, MI USA - Sunday, February 06, 2005 at 20:22:35 (MST)
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!! i saw u yesterday or maybe befor. i still cant breath easily, it was fantastic, 2.30 hours of deep trips, thank you ...i was so excited and it was really gr8 (to me, it sounded like a hazy show) , no words for it, i just cant stop writin on my table at school: -THE CRANES /THE CRANES RULE /THE CRANES R FANTASTIC. that makes u free advertisin too....i hope u'll come again, it was such an experience.
germs <>
liège, belgium - Friday, February 04, 2005 at 10:21:35 (MST)
Oh dear!! as always - in love with Cranes.

Corona, NY USA - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 23:09:47 (MST)
I was very excited when buying your new album, and though it doesn't sound like what most of your fans were amuf your fans were amused by at the very beginning, I think that this evolution is very peculiar and still has your very own style. I feel touched when listening to it.
Miss you, guys. Your last gig in Mexico City was in 2002, and I look forward to seeing you very soon... shall we say, this year?
You are a very special band for us, my husband and I.
Alethia Sanson <>
Mexico City, Mexico - Tuesday, February 01, 2005 at 11:05:04 (MST)
Hi...I don't find on web lyrics from Particles & Waves...can u help me?
Kisses from Rome
- Monday, January 31, 2005 at 03:32:54 (MST)
Haven't heard the new album yet, wanted to buy it at yesterday's show, but unfortunately it was cancelled! :-( At least I did know before I travelled as I happened to look at the club's website, which had been updated...
Hope you will get back to Stuttgart one day!! I've been waiting for 10 years for the Cranes to return (I did see the gig in Dec. 1994!). Only other show I did see since was Hyde Park 2002 (before Mogwai and The Cure.
Ulrich <>
LA, Germany - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 00:48:47 (MST)
hi there, nice album! really looking forward to seeing you play in cologne @ the kantine! saw you last year supporting the cure, really overwhelming!

just read some great stuff about your own support band now: "GLORIA from Germany bring intensive soundscapes and arrangements together with songwriting which includes bittersweet melodies and strong pictures. They have been compared to Sigur Ros, Interpol and Mogwai.." sounds good, really curious on them as well!

best regards,

lizzy <>
ddorf, germany - Monday, January 31, 2005 at 00:41:58 (MST)
Hi Ali!
why not Milan?
I'm so sad and disappointed.
I know a theatre in Casalpusterlengo, where you could perform.

Please keep me in mind!

In any case, good night and thank you for everything!

Qualcuno è andato al live di Bologna e mi può dire cosa mi sono perso...
mauro <>
Codogno, Lodi Italy - Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 14:29:13 (MST)
I'm seeing the Cranes in Stuttgart and Freiburg this week!! Does anyone know of generous souls offering rides from the Geneva show to the Stuttgart show the following day? I'm a playwriting student... I can write something in German for the band ;)

Much quiet burning appreciation and love for the Cranes!

Grüsse aus Tübingen,
Chris Tong
Chris <hamletactor(at)>
Tübingen, Germany - Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 04:42:53 (MST)
great band! greatr music! great moments! thank you... and greets from berlin =)
holger <>
berlin, deutschland - Saturday, January 15, 2005 at 03:27:21 (MST)
message for alison shaw

hope that naughty dog isnt still living in your flat.
sammy woof woof <>
portsmouth, no uk - Thursday, January 13, 2005 at 14:36:10 (MST)
PLEASE come back to Sweden and GOTHENBURG. Love yor music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Daniel <>
Gothenburg, Sweden - Tuesday, January 11, 2005 at 06:29:25 (MST)
My lovely friends from the Cranes,

the greatest gift for the new year is that you are really playing in Freiburg in the Cafe Atlantik, which is a very nice intimate place. For me you are just one of these bands, that are really not from this world, and I am happy, that I will be abke to see you again.
I hope it wont be the last time!

Love from the blackforest
The Blackf

Thomy the Blackforest Highlander <>
Lossburg, BW Germany - Tuesday, January 04, 2005 at 13:20:38 (MST)
I literally fell in love with the cranes when a friend from belgium gave me "wings of joy", back in 1998.
then life took me away from all the things i love (cranes included), but when this year I started listening to their music again it was just like meeting an old friend who's been away for years but who can still make you feel better and remind you of good times spent together

thanx to the cranes for being the wonderful soundtrack of some of the best moments in my life

p.s Message for italian fans
C'è qualcuno che mi ospiterebbe a bologna il 28 gennaio per il concerto?
restituisco volentieri il favore quando volete

carolina <>
turin, Italy Italy - Wednesday, December 29, 2004 at 10:19:29 (MST)
hi... i started listening to the cranes in 1996. my x had a cd. wings of joy. i love that cd. and forever. i've introduced your music to lots of my friends and we wish u'd come and play in oslo, norway... u rule :)
oslo, norway - Thursday, December 23, 2004 at 17:25:06 (MST)
...I love CRANES !!!
Pleace come and play in New York City!!!
Happy Christmas and may the light shine
brightly up your alley in 2005!!!
New York, ny USA - Monday, December 13, 2004 at 10:36:00 (MST)

I was listening to shining road today, which is one of my first encounter with Cranes and happned to visit this site. & just wanted to say hello.

hope to see their gig in Tokyo.
Mami <>
Tokyo, Japan - Monday, December 06, 2004 at 04:31:39 (MST)
Hello,I love cranes.
Alison's voice is beautiful&farely.
When I listened cranes's sound at first,It was the albumgWings of Joy",Iwas so moved.
I listend cranes's album many many times . Now my favorite is "future songs".
I'm so happy to find this site .

I'm Japanese& I'm singer .
cranes's sound& Alison's voice altime give me inspiration.
I wanna listen new song.

Sorry for my poor english.

itsuki <>
Tokyo, Japan - Wednesday, December 01, 2004 at 13:44:35 (MST)
I first heard cranes back in 1997 a friend bought the albumn loved. i fell in love with the band and managed to track down population 4, wings of joy and forever.i love your sound and find it inspirational. i've introduced so many of my friends to your music and at present trying to purchase your latest albumn over the internet. the chances of you ever coming to this country is zero but i'm planning on travelling in europe hopefully in late 2005/ early 2006 so hoping you're still around to bless my ears and eyes!
kimi <>
Durban, KZN South Africa - Monday, November 29, 2004 at 02:26:39 (MST)
I just recived my first newsletter from you and I'm so glad that you are considering to visit Mexico but please let it be more than 1 show and try to get a better forum (the last one "el circo volador", is an awful place to listen to music) maybe "Museo del Chopo" would be better and you knwo 'cos you playeed there before, anyway, I have to tell you that I love your music and taht I just can't wait to listen your last album and see you in Mexico!
Cordyally yours: R.C.G.Bernal

César G. Bernal <>
Mexico city, México - Saturday, November 27, 2004 at 18:40:23 (MST)
My question is when is Particles and waves goiong to be released in the U.S?
chris <>
Stratford, NJ USA - Tuesday, November 09, 2004 at 22:32:30 (MST)
I was just wondering if you are thinking of ever coming back to Örebro, Sweden. I was to young to visit your last show here, many years ago....
Or somewhere else in Sweden maybe?

I wish....
With love, Elisabeth
Elisabeth <>
Örebro, Sweden - Friday, November 05, 2004 at 08:02:48 (MST)
We had a lesson (French) about the Cranes once in the secondary school. Nobody in the class knew who the Cranes were, i didn't either. After that lesson, my teacher gave me the cd 'loved'. And I found it very, very beautiful. Fantastic. Espacially 'Paris and Rome'. Also the fact that Cranes supported The Cure in 1993 (I think) made me curieus because I like The Cure very much. I started looking on the Cranes-website and searching for cds, but these are hard to find in Belgium. I never had the chance to see you because the VK is too far from where I live. So I hope to see you very soon somewhere in the neighbourhood. (And I'm sorry for all the mistakes).

Tom Weyn <>
Temse, Belgium - Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 06:16:43 (MST)
I luv the Cranes. I walked into my college radio station where i like to chill alot, and a girl was playing them- i asked, "who is this!" and she gave me the cd to keep b/c the station always gets many promotional cd's in. I was thankful that i found it b/c i didn't feel like sorting through the hundreds of cd's for something good. I luv the mellow beats of the music- and the kewl girl's voice. I have to read more about them b/c i just discovered them the other day. If anyone else knows any music artists that are similar to the cranes with that mellow synth sound, send me some names pleaz! Thanx,
Leah <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Friday, October 08, 2004 at 20:54:30 (MST)
When love goes out of your heard, when it covers each person you know, when the world arround becomes bright and dark at the same time, when autumn looks at you like the beautifull weeping maiden playing with your memory, when...........
I don't know what, but I found something in your music. Something great.

Thank you CRANES!

myr, ljubow, spivhcutt'a...

nimph <>
Kiev, UA - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 05:04:47 (MST)
Discovered Cranes on a dusty shelf at GrayWhale CD, probably non existent now, in Salt Lake City, Uhah, of all places in 1991. The 9.95 used import price stickeer is still on the outside cover. Did you guess "Wings of Joy". You are correct. The Cure came to the Delta Center in June of 1992 and Cranes opened. If you were there you might remember me, seriously, I was the only one on the floor standing. Other than a Mercury Rev show, this was the loudest show I remember. From opening note to end, the power in their music was awesome. Sadly, I did not see them when they made a Seattle stop in 2002. One band I would love to see again. Most bands don't know how to compose loud music much less play it live. See Lilies from "Loved". I am still surprised Cranes have not been used in more films.
Ryan S <>
seattle, wa USA - Sunday, September 19, 2004 at 03:03:11 (MST)
Well where can I start, a good one is I consider myself a true almost die-hard Cranes fan. Ok I am.
Luckily enough my cousin kinda introduced myself to all this great music way back when, so I took his word and picked up the Forever Lp. And from then on... you guys have had me. Thanks for creating such amazing, beautiful, crafty music,please keep it coming. One of these days,(hopefully soon) I'll have the chance to actually find Particles and Waves, its still only an import and like non-existent here in Toronto. Will you be coming to North America anytime soon? My life would be complete as I am yet to see you live, Live from Paris and Rome, shows how a tight group the Cranes are, i can't wait! Take care.
Matt Taylor <>
Toronto, On Canada - Thursday, September 16, 2004 at 13:09:28 (MST)
I think the Cranes are a good band. I have only heard one of their albums, but i enjoyed that one very much.
This is a really great website. Well maintained, good graphics. The webmaster is doing a wonderful job with this. He must be a really cool guy!!! :)
Ashley Hampton <>
Norfolk, VA USA - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 23:40:28 (EDT)
Hi there,

Just wanted to let you know how much my friend Laura and I enjoyed the gig at the Norwich Arts Centre last week (Sept.6th). I've see Cranes play a few times before, but Laura knew very little of your music and it was so good to see her getting caught up in a band that I've loved for nearly fifteen years. Big thanks to Ali (still a goddess, sigh!)for signing our copies of 'Particles & Waves' and thanks again for a truly memorable night.

Trevor Mallett <>
- Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 14:43:11 (EDT)
I discovered the Cranes on tour with the Cure in 1993. I remember leaving the gig and thinking what an amazing sound! I went and bought "Forever", and that was it - I was hooked. I've just seen them at the Arts Centre in Norwich (Sept 6th). Met Ali and made a fool of myself trying to explain my rainsoaked holiday near Southsea - thankfully I was drowned out by "The Dears" who were supporting at the time, so I think I got away with it! Was far too star-struck by the end of the gig to talk to any of the band. I love the Cranes, it's wonderful to see them live, and I particularly enjoy the "heavier" stuff. The new album is great too. I'll shut up now!
Lee <>
Norwich, UK - Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 02:32:25 (EDT)
I would like to see one concert of Cranes. Wrong dreams
Enrique Garrido <>
CONCEPCION, CHILE - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 21:05:25 (EDT)
Just a quick message to Christy who I met after the ICA gig on Tuesday 7th. I was the guy who took the photos. You took my email address cos you wanted me to send you some photos but haven't been in touch yet. Please mail me and look on this site where you'll see them as well.
Tuesday at the ICA was the best I've ever seen the Cranes over the years. They really looked like they enjoyed it as well. Thanks again for a great night.
Over and out.
rupert boddington <>
letchworth, UK - Sunday, September 12, 2004 at 20:15:21 (EDT)
Went to see your gig at the ICA last night-one of the best I have ever seen. Don't really know your music that well but enjoyed every minute of it. Never have seen a band who enjoyed the gig as much as you seemed to. Thanks for a great night. Will definitely have to buy all of your other albums now as I only have the new one.
polly <>
london, uk - Wednesday, September 08, 2004 at 14:28:49 (EDT)
Hello i now Cranes from 1992 and i feel many emotions wenn i listen Cranes CDs, i had everyone. i find Cranes is the best Music on World, its simply immortal ! i had the chance to see Cranes in Strasbourg in France it was great its eternaly stay in my memory.
the last one Particles and Waves is realy good, more differential than old Cranes, but Full in Style from Cranes, GREAT.
sorry for my bad English, but im French ;) by and thank you for beeing.

Croquelois Christophe <>
Kork, Germany - Tuesday, September 07, 2004 at 03:22:17 (EDT)
I'm 19 years old and love metal and rock music but .... I was watching a film called Wicked about two years ago and heard this really cool dark haunting music... had to check it out. It was the cranes! Since then i've got 9CDS by them. The whole band rocks.
I went to see them last night in Bristol and they were amazing live. Ali appeared to be all shy, until she got singing that is and then she was all smiles. Her voice is really good for sparking emotion, its almost hypnotising. Jon was well into his drumming , expecially the drum rolls in one track off the new album. Ben had his eyes closed some of the time , but you could tell he was loving the atmosphere. Jim got well into the rythem guitar parts, and paul..... well that solo in Adrift has damn cool. Fitted great and was absolutly crazy. A good way finish to a excellent gig. Cheers for playing driving in the sun btw , that song is kinda personal to me so it was great to hear it!
Got to meet ali at the end, shes a lovely lady. Was the highlight of the gig meeting her, but that solo does come close ! Met jim too, he was funny to talk to, maybe cos he was kinda wasted... :)
I think the new album is excellent, I hope you guys tour again soon.
Thanks for inspiring me and broadening my taste in music
Sam <>
Devon UK - Saturday, September 04, 2004 at 15:04:39 (EDT)
Thanks for coming to King Tuts in Glasgow, great gig.
Had to leg it at 11.20 to catch my train, sorry I had to run out on you in the middle of Lillies :)
Come back soon.
Loved the new song... s'pose I'll have to buy the album now.
Ian <>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Thursday, September 02, 2004 at 22:29:52 (EDT)
Great to see the new album, hope your career goes well and the muse smiles on your efforts. So much new music is just junk, it's a treasure when someone adds something worthwhile.
Zorro6204 <>
Seattle, WA USA - Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 18:39:34 (EDT)
Oh dear!! as always - in love with Cranes.
Poland - Saturday, August 21, 2004 at 14:04:30 (EDT)
Espero que puedan entender este mensaje, tan solo quiero comentarles cuanto los aprecio; los conozco desde hace un año y desde ese primer momento la voz de Alison me seduzco poderosamente hasta poder captarla esencialmente. Cranes es casi indescriptible con palabras, me transporta a estados de suma quietud, un reposo pleno, anhelado, en el que permanezco neutro casi palpando los sonidos.....Particles and Waves me parecio buensimo!!!
Espero tener algun dia la oportunidad de verlos en vivo.....cariños desde este lugar tan lejano...

Gabriel <>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Friday, August 20, 2004 at 15:32:22 (EDT)
NL - Tuesday, August 17, 2004 at 15:20:37 (EDT)
just have to say that i never listen a music like this but all my life i was looking for... i am a girl from Coste Rica and i think that you never come to my country but i need to lern more about all of you.
thanks for your atention.
ericka pierdra <>
cartago, costa rica - Tuesday, August 03, 2004 at 17:40:19 (EDT)
I got into Cranes on the computer. I had somehow downloaded a radiostation and they were playing on it. When the vocals started to drip through, I started crying. I called my best friend and cried on the phone with her for almost an hour. Ali's voice infects me with so much emotion and so much innocence. Because I live in the United States and pretty much everyone I know hasn't heard of Cranes, I have neverCranes, I have never been able to see them play. I would really love to though. I had to go all the way to Tennessee to find some CDs of theirs. If it is possible, I would love to see a show somewhere near New York, my home state. I would really appreciate that, almost as much as I appreciate all the beautiful music Cranes has produced over the years. -Joshua Henry Koonz
joshua henry <>
Rensselaer, NY USA - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 14:38:19 (EDT)
PLEASE, PLEASE, come to MEXICO CITY and play with The Cure. Please come to Mexico.
Anneline Mouneu Ornelas <>
MEXICO, MEXICO - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 13:40:17 (EDT)
John is the greatest drummer in the world.
Steve Ridges <>
Bournemouth, UK - Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 11:38:58 (EDT)
ramiro <>
san luis potosi, slp mexico - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 22:22:39 (EDT)
congratulation~ and also thanx
for your releasing new album~
hope u keep up with good music!
andrew <>
san diego, ca USA - Tuesday, July 27, 2004 at 15:39:43 (EDT)
Hey, yeah, the Craneout there? She is goddess of all things beautiful, and introduced me to the Cranes-Please Email me-we need to find you!
Andrew Evans <>
Washington, DC USA - Monday, July 19, 2004 at 16:57:31 (EDT)
Hi! For those of you who would like to listen to more great music, listen to my!
Just enter and go to "musik"... I wolud love to hear what you think about it so enter the guestbook ("gästbok") and add yourself...

Bye for now!
Love *Daniel*
Gothenburg, Sweden - Tuesday, July 13, 2004 at 11:18:46 (EDT)
I first saw the Cranes live in 2002, supporting The Cure, and I fell in love with Alison's voice right away...I've just seen them again supporting The Cure at the Manchester Move festival, and the band still blow me away. Alison, your voice is simply divine, and I'll hopefully see you again soon! x
Lauren <>
Derbyshire, England - Monday, July 12, 2004 at 06:53:25 (EDT)
I saw the Cranes at Move festival on 9th July 2004. And i met Alison after, my friend rachel sent you the pics from when we met here and i'm on it. wahey. hehe. The Cranes are amazing! I todl Alison that i thought her voice was amazing and i truly do. Keep up the good work you're all great and you put on a great show!
Lizzi <>
Manchester, - UK - Sunday, July 11, 2004 at 11:16:49 (EDT)
When is Particles & Waves going to be released for us non-gig-goers?
Ordered it on Amazon, first it was going to be June 04, then July, now August.
Champin' at the bit . . .
I read somewhere that Dedicated truly shafted Cranes over the EP Collection Vols. 1 & 2, apparently they receive no royalties for it, so no matter how many copies are sold, none of the band make any money from it (not sure why?). If this is true, take 'em to court!
It is also quite impossible to get new copies of Self-Non-Self, Wings Of Joy, or Population 4 anywhere for any money (not happy with 2nd hand myself). Amazon say "limited availability" (which means: forget it). Why is this, have they been deleted? More problems with Dedicated I guess . . . any plans to reissue them on Dadaphonic, or would the legal bill for ownership of the master tapes be too expensive?
Lastly, I keep hearing critics/fans compare Cranes to Cocteau Twins. I remember reading a review of "Loved" in the All Music Guide, wherein the critic said that "In The Night" was "very Cocteau-esque" or words to that effect. I'm a 'Twin fan, but can't really hear that much of a similarity to be honest. I'd put both bands into the same genre - loosely - say, Dream Pop/Shoegazer/Goth, but track for track they are very different.
Chris <>
Swindon, Wiltshire UK - Sunday, July 11, 2004 at 07:41:48 (EDT)
wow, saw you the first time in cologne as support from the cure last friday. great!!! like what I hear :o) and some pictures are online on my page (pix-konzerte-scroll down and enjoy) greetingz from germany *melle*
Melle <>
Germany - Thursday, July 01, 2004 at 12:26:04 (EDT)
thanks for supporting the cure! a perfect evening...
Hamburg, Germany - Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 05:56:36 (EDT)
cannot wait to see you again in cologne with the cure!!!
Hamburg, Germany - Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 03:28:58 (EDT)
hej da,
really good concerts that you was was sad that on bouth concerts i had seen (zürich & utrecht) no shirt in l where posible to buy.....but you`re still the greatest..have fun, safty
saftpulver <>
ger - Saturday, June 12, 2004 at 10:01:04 (EDT)
Dear Cranes,

I've seen you in concert on 3 June 2004 in Berlin and it was ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL!!! FAN-tastic;-))) Thank you for the best evening I've had for a long time.

Your new CD is great, I love it!

All my best wishes to you and to all Cranes fans out there,
Sandra <>
Berlin, Germany - Monday, June 07, 2004 at 09:49:03 (EDT)
Hi Guys !
I really had a good time this week at your shows in Leiden and Utrecht. It was very nice to hang out a little with you after the gigs. You're such nice people ! (And next time in the Netherlands we're defenitely gonna get you guys a 'kroket' ;-)
I'll be sending some pictures from after the shows to Ali soon.
The pictures of the gigs in 's Hertogenbosch, Utrecht, Leiden (NL) and Paris (FR) i will send to mike for this site. Hope you'll like 'em !
Hope to see you all again soon
Love to ya all !
Marco Maas <>
Tilburg, Netherlands - Sunday, June 06, 2004 at 19:01:48 (EDT)
En el momento que escribi esto mi vida cambio rotundamente, por que simplemente me enamore de ti, por que eres la mujer mas hermosa que en mi corta vida nunca jamas habia visto sabes si llegas a entender este mensaje dejame decirte , que simplemente estoy enamorado de ti , y de y que me encanta tu musica y que como anelaria que vineran aMEXICO por que aqui son muy reconocidos y eso basta para que sepan que los queremos en este pais.
me despido linda dulzura y que viva mexico cabrones como se dice aca.
ivan hernandez <>
coacalco, mexico mexico - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 22:22:50 (EDT)
Thanks for a *stellar* gig in Leiden, guys. That was one of the best shows I've ever seen by any band. Awesome!!
Eric <>
Amsterdam, Netherlands - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 21:56:23 (EDT)
I like the song, with the lyrics: Oh my Lord, Hear us now, Time is short, Don't let me down.

well I like it because im Christian hope Cranes is to..

Cranes very cool, many greets!

Jacc o <>
NL - Saturday, June 05, 2004 at 19:06:12 (EDT)
i'm antony from the band sjukdom.... I was in paris for the gig at la loco....thx for this awesome was a perfect night for me....and THANK YOU to ALI for her nice words when i gave her my was so nice she remember about it...merci

ps : i love the last album....i really do...hope u'll come back in france soon...
antony (sjukdom) <>
paris, france - Thursday, June 03, 2004 at 17:09:42 (EDT)
Hi Cranes !
I've really enjoyed the latest gig i went to ! I first saw you in 'sHertogenbosch in the Netherlands almost 2 weeks ago, and (since it has been 2 years since you last played over here) it was a great gig. I heard the new songs for the first time, and i aspecially like "particles and waves". Bought the new CD right away, and got it signed by Ben and Ali. Alison appeared to be a ill a little, so she couldn't make the really high notes, but still... :-)
Last night i was in La Locomotive in paris and that show was REALLY AWESOME !!! Ali's voice was in perfect shape, and the crowd got wild ! Why is it that the crowd in the Netherlands is always so tame ? DON'T BE ! You get rewarded with 2 extra encore's on top of the planned one like in Paris ! The band really enjoyed the gig; you could tell... And the fans gathered were really pleased to see them again ! (like me... ;-)
See you again in Ekko/Utrecht (and possibly LVC as well) !

(Personal thank you to Ali: thanks for putting me on the Paris-guestlist ! And thanks for the handshake... hmmm; i'll never wash that hand again ;-)
Marco Maas <>
Tilburg, Netherlands - Wednesday, June 02, 2004 at 16:27:37 (EDT)

28/05/04 Cranes - Blackout - Rome

I've been there to know their music...
It's been magic, I like Cranes veeeeery much!!! :o)))
Thanks to my great friend Silvio who let me know them..
They've got a new fan...

Kisses to everyone
Emanuela - Rome (Italy)
Manu <>
Rome, IT Italy - Monday, May 31, 2004 at 07:09:01 (EDT)
Images of Southend and Music For Sale
Giaco <>
Southend, UK - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 05:34:10 (EDT)
Thank you for coming to holland again, it was a great concert, will you please play september in LVC or Ekko (4 and 5 june)!

Greetings Gijs
Tilburg, USA - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 10:23:53 (EDT)
It was great to do the gig with the cranes in 's Hertogenbosch, they're really nice people! Rather strange to see them back after more than 10 years!
Noel <>
Utrecht, Netherlands - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 04:55:40 (EDT)
I was there too, and it was brilliant !

Appearantly, Ali was ill during the Dutch gig, but I didn't notice any of that during the Brussels gig.

I didn't really like the support act. During the support act Ali and Jim where in the audience as well ! I had a very little chat with Ali during that. Thanks !

It was great ! I'm considering to go and see them again in the Netherlands !
johan <>
antwerp, belgium - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 12:14:32 (EDT)
We went to see Cranes in Holland and in Belgium.
Especially the gig in VK in Belgium was fantastic!!
The belgian gig was just wonderfull, Cranes came back for 4 times, people (and Cranes)almost lost their minds about the great enthousiasm!!
Cranes were at their best. I am a very big fan now for 10 years, I collect all of their stuff. We had a talk with Ali and she signed the new cd... Just perfect!!
quendin <>
Sint-Niklaas, Belgium - Sunday, May 23, 2004 at 10:19:55 (EDT)
Hello everyone!
I am a major fan of Cranes and I wanted to let you all know that I have an exclusive Interview with Matt (from 90's) and a lil bit with Ali, plus several live photos of Alison in concert and some text on her and Cranes on my music fanzine Yahoo Group.
I will soon be posting another Cranes Interview with Ali from the 90's that was featured in 'Plume' zine by Sheila (with photos) soon.
Please come take a look - if you're a fan of Cranes and Alison, you won't be disappointed. Check out these Folders in the Files section: Issue #5 (for Interview), Top 12 Bands, Top 6 Girl Singers, and Coolest Hair.
Go to
I also have loads of other interviews + photos of bands like Lush, Catherine Wheel, Secret Shine, and text + pix of Suede, Morrissey, Curve, and much more! :)
Hope to see you there - Jen
Jen <>
NJ USA - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 16:44:56 (EDT)
thanks for this nice evening... :-)
Hamburg, Germany - Saturday, May 22, 2004 at 05:10:26 (EDT)
Hi All,
Went to see Cranes in Holland (May 21st, 's-Hertogenbosch). Very good gig it was, too, although Alison had a bit of a sore throat, which may well have forced the band to shorten the gig.

NOTE : spoilers coming up - if you're gonna see them soon and
you don't want to know what they might play - stop reading NOW!)

They started off with a number of classic songs such as Shining Road, always great crowd pleasers. After that they switched to a number of keyboard-oriented songs, including a few from Particles & Waves and the two leading tracks from Future Songs. Especially new song Vanishing Point sounded excellent. Some more older songs after that, and an explosive new song which I thought was the title track of their album. I can't be quite sure about those new tracks - they sold the album at the gig (and I got mine signed by Ali - Ha!) but of course at the concert I hadn't heard them yet. Alison took the guitar
as well for Lilies, and they did an encore finishing off with a sizzling rendition of what might well be their most fantastic song ever: Adrift.

I really had a great time, and if you only so much as like the band you should not hesitate and immediately plan to go to one of their concerts. Just hearing the legendary Adrift played live is easily worth it!

Set list: Everywhere; Loved; Shining Road; Light Song; Avenue A; Future Song; Submarine; Vanishing Point; Jewel; Far Away; Particles & Waves; Lilies. Encore: Cloudless; Adrift.

Eric <>
Netherlands - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 22:52:02 (EDT)
i can only agree to mark's writing - or one short comment: the gig (yesterday) was one of these "special moments" that should not be forgotten. what a great concert! hopefully you ll decide to return to northern germany are welcomed:=)
Jens <>
Bremen, Bremen Germany - Friday, May 21, 2004 at 11:31:32 (EDT)
just wondering if the band reads this to get feedback, or not!? ...anyway, i just got home from the concert in Logo, Hamburg. it was a spontanious idea to go since i wouldn´t really class myself as a fan. i saw them the first time supporting the Cure in 92 and even bought a cd at the time. i took the cd to work so i could listen to it more often but our clients in the salon thought it a little too depressing and i had to keep turning it off! ...some people just don´t know what´s good for them. ;-) anyhow, it was a really, really nice concert and tomorrow at work i´ll get the cd rotating again. thank you very much for a beautifull evening and come back soon! best wishes. Mark.
ps.: Alison, looking at the older photos on this site the last 10 years don´t seem to have left any trace on you! :-)
Mark <>
hamburg, germany - Thursday, May 20, 2004 at 19:18:31 (EDT)
Dear Cranes,

First stumbled onto you by being taken by the cover art on Wings of Joy in the record shop in my former home town in the UK. I've been an avid and faithful collector of your music ever since.

I will see you live for the first time in Freiburg as this is close enough to my home in Germany.

I wish you a great tour, and much success - you deserve it

John Davies <>
Heidelberg, Germany - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 11:50:45 (EDT)
Thank you CRANES for a great gig at Jyvaskyla in Finland ( 14.5.2004 ). I enjoyed it VERY much. I saw them last time here in Finland when they were supporting The Cure in 1992. So it´s been a long time and I never thought I would see them again. But sometimes strange things happen and I´m soooo glad it happened here in my hometown. It just feels so awkward when you see a band in a place which is so close to you. It was just like having Cranes in your living room!! When you go and see a gig at the stadium it can be great but the distance between you and the band is always there. All the connections you have with the band are the albums at your home. I think the distance is good because you can form your own feelings when listening the albums. But back to the point.. The gig was great of course and i was in heaven. I just standed there and surrended myself to the music. Before the gig I had a chance to have a few words with Alison. My heart was beating so fast but I did manage to mumble something. Alison was so great and kind and she answered to my few guestions and she signed my copy of "Wings of joy". There was a chance to buy " Particles and wawes" first hand. The cd´s were shipped to Finland by a courier the day before so we are very priviledged to have it before the official release date. And now a piece of advice.. BUY IT !! IT´S GREAT. I had to ask Alison to sign my copy of P & W also... :) But thank you again CRANES and Alison !! I have always loved your music but now I love it even more if possible. Best regards from the shy boy with a suit, a ponytail and black edged eyeglasses.. And as you said at the end of your gig. " I hope to see you again ".
Antti Tolvanen <>
Jyvaskyla, Finland - Monday, May 17, 2004 at 09:23:18 (EDT)
About 5 years ago my husband and I heard them on a local radio station called Bats in the Belfry. We have been hooked ever since. We saw them when they came to Boston [USA] in 2002. We are truely faithful fans and anxiously await their return. However, we are now thinking of taking a trip to Europe to see them. We tried for London but the tickets were sold out. We have not yet heard the new album but we will be sure to pick it up. And there is no doubt in our minds that this new album will be just as spectacular as the others.
Marla and Joe
Marla <>
Boston, Ma USA - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 20:58:07 (EDT)
Cranes is the best band ever!!!! The sad thing is, NO concert in norway!!!! WHY!!?!!!
monique <mblaise72@hotmail>
oslo, NORWAY - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 18:20:32 (EDT)
I'm so happy to see you in Rome!!!
"LOVED" is wonderfull and "ARE YOU GONE" is my favourite song
Grosseto, Italy - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 14:24:54 (EDT)
I got into Cranes through my interest in Shoegazer/Dreampop music (My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins etc) & my interest in Classic UK Indie (The Cure, The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen etc) - mainly from browsing related sites on the Net. Decided to buy Futures Songs & Forever one day in Oxford Street HMV, London. I was stunned to start with at how incredibly dark the music is - like "Pornography" or "Faith" by The Cure, but with TUNES (no offence, Robert!). Future Songs sounded a lot like "Dummy" by Portishead the first few times aswell (a compliment in my opinion). Then I got Loved; got EP 1&2 last week - put it on right in the middle of a come-down (oops!) but I give it 5 out of 5. Seems you can't get Wings Of Joy for love or money anymore (gutted). Looking forward to Particles & Waves, must get Live In Italy too. I'd call them a Goth band but this is no bad thing - Goth in the tradition of This Mortal Coil or the 'Twins, I mean. Cracking voice, sexy front-woman, the musical equivalent of the Ariel poems by Sylvia Plath m'thinks. Right up there with The Smiths as my favourite band of all time. Keep it coming, u got a fan here xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Chris Barker <>
Swindon, Wiltshire! UK - Friday, May 14, 2004 at 10:45:00 (EDT)
Thank you for being here!
You're still the best!
gbbesjour <>
USA - Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at 03:38:03 (EDT)
Please Please Please come to Mexico!!! You are great!! We love you! And the voice of Alison is like an Angel!
Herbert Frohbein
Oldenburg in Holstein, Germany - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 16:04:05 (EDT)
Ha pasado ya demasiado tiempo (7 años exactamente) desde que los conocí en persona en aquella reunión aquí en León, días despúes del concierto en el Teatro Doblado, aun sigo siendo fan de lo que hacen aunque ya he perdido un poco el hilo de su trayectoría, me gustaría volver a ponerme en contacto con ustedes....Alison, Tim, Mark y el resto de la banda ....Saludos !!!!!!!
Edgar Flores <>
LEON, GTO MEXICO - Thursday, May 06, 2004 at 20:20:46 (EDT)
"Feed the tree that you love
And I'll control the birds"

you guys are great!
Bill Golding
Roanoke, VA USA - Wednesday, May 05, 2004 at 10:37:33 (EDT)
hi, i'm french living in london, really excited about hearing the new album...

I just booked for the london gig in june, it's friday by the way not saturday as it's says on the webpage. Lest time i saw Cranes was in rennes (france) in 1992 with cure on the wish tour. Allison was ill and could not sinng, they played onky 6 songs ans instrumental... So really looking forward to see them live again...
Also going to 5 european festivals to see cure this summer...
raphael <>
london, UK - Tuesday, May 04, 2004 at 07:22:46 (EDT)
que pasa?just bought tickets to tavastia,see you there and thank you!
Mille <>
Helsinki, Finland - Monday, May 03, 2004 at 08:26:51 (EDT)
i know that it will not happen but wouldn't it be possible to play on gig in Vienna too?
we are a small country and maybe there are not many guy's that know cranes, but please
don't forget us.

Daniel <>
Vienna, Austria - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 03:21:50 (EDT)
Any news about touring in Milan and Bologna?
I can't wait I' m going to see you for the first time!!

Denis <>
USA - Thursday, April 29, 2004 at 19:04:27 (EDT)
I'm so so so so happy you're coming to Finland!!!!
See you in two weeks! :)
Helsinki, Finland - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 13:21:47 (EDT)
...excellent, excellent, excellent...
D'Arcy <>
Halifax, NS Canada - Sunday, April 25, 2004 at 15:21:27 (EDT)
This is an incredible website, thanks for making this music available. The Cranes are truly a brilliant band. =) I hope that you will be able to get more songs up in the future.

MD USA - Saturday, April 24, 2004 at 16:47:45 (EDT)
Brilliant music!Cant get any of your music in this country though!
Jan <>
Dublin, Ireland - Friday, April 23, 2004 at 11:24:46 (EDT)
please come to america soon cranes!! i miss you!!
USA - Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 09:55:32 (EDT)
nice album art ... as always.

crystal <>
wiesbaden, he de - Tuesday, April 20, 2004 at 02:10:41 (EDT)

i love cranes since i discover inescapable, i'm very happy to know that cranes make a new tour, i didn't see them and i'll try to go to milano for this. so i'm searching people ( alpes maritimes - Nice )for the milano gig! i hope that i'm not alone for this.
see you later
philippe <>
nice, france - Monday, April 19, 2004 at 14:28:44 (EDT)
jennifer witt <>
jonesborough, tn USA - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 18:18:00 (EDT)
it's awesome that your are coming in our town. I hope to see you soon...
tampere, Finland - Friday, April 16, 2004 at 15:02:10 (EDT)
Hola Amigos!!!
Hi Everybody

This a special site for me because its full of information and have grat audio, images, and the information of every tours of every year, this a great site, congratulation for everybody that mae this site and make the band of CRANES!!!
And special thanks to the Fan Cranes that are the biggest fanatic band that give life to CRANES!!!

Long life to this site forever :-)

And I wish to come Cranes to visit Colima, Mexico

Colima, Rock City :-)
Irving Karim <>
Colima, Mexico - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 12:46:42 (EDT)
Why Cranes is not going to the Coachella festival with The Cure in May 2th.
In sunday that is the day The cure is going to play there are many many bandas that I really don´t like.

Try to play at Coachella festival. Your music is awesome

Pacure <>
Mexico, DF Mexico - Tuesday, April 06, 2004 at 06:06:52 (EDT)
I would like to know if cranes is going to play in USA and if they do so when are they going to and where.
catface <>
riverside, ca USA - Monday, April 05, 2004 at 15:24:46 (EDT)
I'm interesting in the music video "shinning road", somebody have it ?
thanks in advance
Juan B <almeriaclips>
almeria, USA - Sunday, March 28, 2004 at 12:56:34 (EST)
Hi to The Cranes,

Very happy to hear you'll be in Belgium again...I won't miss that!! I'm in Mexico for now but I really like to see your new show!!
I hope your new album will bee as cool as the other ones, I never benn decepted by your music so I trust in you and I just can't wait to hear the new one and see you live!!It will be the fourth time, but the third was really great, it was in Liege (belgium) for the first date of your last tour in Europe!! Very nice!!

See you in Brussels!
Djedje <>
Liege, Belgium - Saturday, March 20, 2004 at 06:34:56 (EST)
I first heard Cranes when my friend played me Wings of Joy when it came out. I was captivated by Alisons voice and the power and emotion in the music, and still am today. I've first saw them live supporting The Cure on the Wish tour in 1992. They were joined on stage for their set by Robert and Porl from the Cure which was amazing to see and then Cranes themselves joined The Cure on stage for their final song of the night, Forever. It was the final gig of The Wish tour and there was a great athmosphere on stage between the two bands.

I saw them live again with The Cure in Hyde park a year and a half ago and they played a fantastic and athmospheric set on a blazing hot summer day.

Please Please come to Dublin, there are a lot of people who'd love to see you here ! I might even buy you a pint of Guinness !

Keith Redmond <>
Dublin, Republic of Ireland - Thursday, March 18, 2004 at 07:00:02 (EST)
Actually I don't remember- anyway. I want to ask if paul Smith is still in "the band", and if so...Paul do you rember Kristina and Sanne?
sanne jakobsen <>
Copenhagen, Denmark - Friday, March 12, 2004 at 01:58:01 (EST)
auto Ariel <>
Nashville, tn USA - Wednesday, March 10, 2004 at 19:57:56 (EST)
In 1993 I bought Wings of Joy and Forever. I've been amazingly-impressed and a fan ever since.
Dr. Ransom <>
Bakersfield, CA USA - Thursday, February 26, 2004 at 10:39:18 (EST)
Hello Cranes !!!!!!!!!
I'm crasy about your music
Hope that you somehow will visit Ukraine with the concert. No, You Must.
Slava <svyatnenko@ECOCHEESE.COM.UA>
Kiev, Ukrane - Thursday, February 19, 2004 at 14:35:11 (EST)
Fan from Poland :)
Nomad <>
zduñska wola, Poland - Tuesday, February 17, 2004 at 06:04:08 (EST)
Howdy, how did I get into the Cranes?????Well to be totally honest-about six years ago my husband put "Loved" into the cd player-I couldn't handle it-I insisted that he TURN IT OFF!-To bring all up to speed, I'm an incessant Cure fan-cannot get enough, also, Dead Can Dance, Luna, Red House Painters, The Smiths, New Order (some)- so one last October morning on my long way to work I had grabbed the "Loved" CD because I was curious six years later if I had changed-it mesmerized me-couldn't get enough of the sound, and the rhythm- my strongest attraction was toward "Lilies"-new album Future Songs and Italy Live both excellent-my only recommendation-heavier drums!! All that said my husband and I live in northern NY with red/black check flannel wearing backwoods boys who hunt 365 days of the year-a bit out of place we are but have alot of land to romp and play on-anyone want to talk music-get in touch-and hopefully The Cranes will enter the states soon-or oh damn maybe we'll go to Europe!-Jen Kuba
Jen Kuba <>
Schroon Lake, NY USA - Tuesday, February 03, 2004 at 05:45:21 (PST)
desde La primera vez que escuche a cranes me encantaron, su forma de experimentar sonidos y crear atmosferas sobre todo oscuras, aunado a la voz de Alison, la cual recrea su imagen delisiosa,llena ternura y de mucha feminidad. De sus canciones que prefiero son:Adrift, sun and sky, wish, Jewel, y demas rolas de album forever, admas de otras en otros albums. espero que cranes siga dando mas, por mucho, mucho tiempo, que que vuelvan a tocar en Mexico, donde no me los perderia por nada, y asi tener aunque sea un poco cerca la presencia de Alison a quien amo desde que escuche su voz.

Jose Márquez Glez <>
pachuca, hidalgo Mexico - Saturday, January 17, 2004 at 21:58:51 (PST)
He he he I Love cranes
Mathieu Sarni <zibifitremtek>
Ville st-pierre est sa map, canada - Tuesday, January 06, 2004 at 12:23:46 (PST)
damn i;m stupid..........
only got to know there (FINALLY) is a live album

gotta have that.

thnx for the music.
Defhead <>
NL - Sunday, January 04, 2004 at 09:59:52 (PST)
Someone gave me "Loved" and it became like a soundtrack to my life at the time (1994) sounds cheesy but I'm so nostalgic for that album now!...I love the path they have taken, Future Songs is just incredible and the live album too. I missed seeing them in Toronto when they toured Future Songs and I regret it often! I also missed getting a copy of the lyric book! oh well, life goes on! Love & Luck to everyone for the new year!!!
Julie <>
Toronto, Canada - Friday, January 02, 2004 at 18:06:48 (PST)
hello yes u are so beatifuless angels and rule my world like an onion. It is onlyu since I seen yous with mr roberta smith since I loved you yes!! come to play in my country it would be so nice and we can all have drink. with all the band memebrs i can talk and sign my teapots with verse. I love your song about the phoenix which stands on fire. yes and alisons sandals and dungarees too. why are they broken? it is mysterious but like angel. no thats fine. write to me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
dodgy cab monkey <>
- Friday, January 02, 2004 at 07:05:13 (PST)
Hi,I got into Cranes about one year ago,when I read a web article upon Cocteau Twins' similar bands.I got curious of listening to them and soon was captured by their eerie soundscapes.
Now they are my absolute number ones, almost the one band I listen to.
Alison is a beautiful woman too, and that's another part of it, I'm sure you agree with me.
This far I've listened to 99% of their songs, and I can say that "Future Songs" is a very very good album, surely better than the previous "Population Four",which was too radio-oriented (but the label was to blame)."Adoration" my favourite song of them, "Forever" and "Loved" always the best albums,but it's hard to make a choice, they always brought out good works, with P4 the only exception.
Now that they founded a label of their own,their music turned back to their highest levels.
My "Future songs" standout tracks are FRAGILE and THE MAKER OF HEAVENLY TROUSERS , and I would give the entire album a 9/10.
I hope they will be touring in Italy again,as their new album is coming along.Last one I hadn't discovered them yet,alas!
Denis <>
Torino, Italy - Wednesday, December 31, 2003 at 07:07:36 (PST)
i heard about Cranes recently while i was on the computer, which is odd because i rarely go on. they were playing on this radio station type thingy that i have on me computer. they played Fragile, from Live in Italy, and i loved it so much that i actually cried. Then i went on the internet and looked them up and i called up my best friend Jessica and cried some more to her about Cranes. i've only been able to listen to the ones available on the site and my favorites so far are A Perfect World and Flute Song. Cranes are my reason for listening.
joshua <>
Rensselaer, NY USA - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 16:59:26 (PST)
merry christmas,cranes!
merry christmas, all the friends who love cranes!!

xue xue <>
baise, guangxi china - Thursday, December 25, 2003 at 04:00:15 (PST)
i have loved you all for years and some of your darkest hours got me thru some of mine (to the bright lights she will go)I finally got to see cranes live in denver last year and it was magical and i am jealous of those of you that live in europe because you are closer to their lovliness! please cranes come to atlanta soon i miss you.If cranes is a dream, then DON'T WAKE ME UP!!! The cranes will never die! love, seramonie
seramonie <>
Chattanooga, TN USA - Sunday, December 21, 2003 at 05:35:03 (PST)
I have only recently started liking cranes as about a month ago i'd never heard of them! i'm 14 years old and my friends ridicule me for listening to cranes even though they have never condesended to listen to them themselves. A big thank you to cranes for showing me hat the UK can actually produce good music sometimes!The only other band which has done the same so far are InMe.
caroline <>
Birmingham, UK - Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 12:08:23 (PST)
The first song I ever heard of the cranes was lilies. I loved it, and I needed more... the cranes has become an essential part of my life! :) I love your music. Thanks!
I now wish you could come to Norway and play for us.
"Alice" :)
Norge - Wednesday, December 17, 2003 at 12:54:10 (PST)
I remember those weeks I spent on the floor by her bed.
The room where filled with incense and reflections from
the streetlights. We just sat there for hours and hours
while the world outside faded away. The words that filled
the room burned in to my hart "do you know, do you know,
you make me scream too much, just silently". She was 18
and I 17, I was in black and she was in black, she was a
backstabber and I was i love. 9 years has passed, but every
time those words fill my headphones, Im back at that floor,
feeling her scent while the world starts to fade. I have so
mush to say, so many feelings. Im speechless.

Thank u Cranes, thank u Alison.

Christoffer <>
Stockholm, Sweden - Monday, December 15, 2003 at 19:55:57 (PST)
I dont use to listen to the kind of music you do, im much into other styles, but however ive got to admit that now u r one of my fav. bands (i'm in love with "Forever" lp) Word "music" makes sense with your songs. Thank you! ;)
borja <>
Barcelona, Spain - Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 02:36:53 (PST)
I started listening to cranes, because of my theater teacher, and i loved it!I'd like cranes to come to north portugal, because we love u...
sorry for my english....
kisses, love mané*
Mané <>
Ponte da Barca, Portugal - Thursday, December 04, 2003 at 14:27:18 (PST)

I bought my first Cranes album 2 months ago and now I'm a hardcore fan of the band, I hope to see you soon in Mexico.


Jorge :)
Jorge <>
D.F., Mexico - Monday, December 01, 2003 at 12:39:09 (PST)
Hi boys and girls!
I am from Russia and many russian people I know loves such kind of music. Cranes is the best! Only one proplem is to find legal CD-albums, even in Moscow.
I would be very grateful (dead:))) if someone send me an URL of internet-shop in Europe with Cranes music.
Who is interested in russian ulternative music can listen it on (clik on signes in right part of page)
Dmitry <>
Moscow, Russia - Friday, November 28, 2003 at 02:14:25 (PST)
I'm so happy to hear yr music. I love Alison's voice and sounds coming from the band. The environment outcome is terrific and no word can express the happines that I have felt when I heard you.
When are you coming to Chile?
Luciano Lopez <>
Concepcion, VIII Chile - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 05:34:39 (PST)
Good to know that you are still around! Keep on the good Work!
ashley dayour <>
Vienna, Austria - Wednesday, November 26, 2003 at 04:06:50 (PST)
alison my prized possesions are the cd and lyric book you signed for me. i ordered them through this website. you are a beautiful angel. your voice is sooo sweet. talent runs through your veins.
ellora <>
st.charles, MO USA - Friday, November 21, 2003 at 12:02:28 (PST)
Well when I first heard of "the Cranes" I wasn't to crazy about them, then I saw them with "The Cure" in 92 and they did a hell of a show (of course being friends with The cure doesn't hurt either!) I've been a fan since! Too me "The Cranes" rank among the top shoegazing bands. Now they have "Ozzfest" for the metalhead's (with all do respect to Ozzy!) and other festivals, Why not a "shoegazing festival?" the bands can be, "Lenola" "Galaxy 500" "Moose" "Swervedriver" "Curve" and the headliners can be " The Cranes" and "Sigur Ros". Good show aye? well feel free to email me with your comments. Take care all!
chris <>
USA - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 16:58:21 (PST)
Hello to everyone !!
I come > USA - Thursday, November 20, 2003 at 16:58:21 (PST)
Hello to everyone !!
I come from Peru i'm 21 years old, i get in to cranes just searching danish boys who wants to meet a southamerica Gilr and i found this web page, so , i dont speak very well english ,i had been learning english in Uk,
Well thats all for now
Gloria <>
Lima, Lima Peru - Wednesday, November 19, 2003 at 15:15:02 (PST)
i heard the new album and it was fantastic to listen to cranes again, alison's voice is impressionistic and loveable, so sublime that you can spent a lot of time and repeat it again and again.

recently a holland gothic band was here in lima, and a lot of people felt that emotion inside, that is why a band is, and i'm sure cranes will be here in lima-peru to play, in your next tour, Please, include Peru on your tourlist.

i can't forget when i listened to cranes the first time, it was through "wings of joy" album, wow!!!, i felt so surprised with alison's voice in that occassion and next albums made the same in my soul, and not only is that amazing and charming voice but the music which is precise and exact, my ears don't forget that tremelo guitar style, and acoustic sounds as well, songs like Slide, Sunrise, Shining road, Everywhere, one of my favorites, warmy and loaveble Jewel, the energy of Lillies, and Wish, the stranger Adrift, and others.

since here a huge hug and a kiss for all the band.


cesar <>
lima, lima Peru - Tuesday, November 18, 2003 at 20:40:36 (PST)
I first heard The Cranes when they opened for The Cure in 1992. I've been quite infatuated with their music ever since. I sincerely hope that one or more members of the band read this guestbook and understand just how many lives they have touched. The music is inspiring ... the type of songs that have the ability to take you to another place. If the band does see this, know that you have been and shall continue to be a part of me.
Troy <>
Callahan, FL USA - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 23:25:43 (PST)
To Alison:

You are my hero. You have inspired me more then anyone to play music. I bic has a message that I havn't heard in any other band, I like how it stands out. I'm turing 13 on the 19th, so yea! I feel that when I am older i will be in a rock group, and it's because of you. I love the Cranes, they are my favorite band. I hope sometime i can see you here in the Bay Area. :-) I love you Alison

With love and concerns,
Rayven <>
Lafayette, CA USA - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 21:52:14 (PST)
Olá pessoal, eu conheci The Cranes em 1997, sendo o primeiro album que ouvi foi "forever" e posso dizer a voces que isso realmente mudou minha vida e eu sou grato aos Cranes por isso!!!! Depois eu procurei por tudo!!! e fiquiei a cada dia mais fascinado com o som mágico dessa maravilhosa banda!!!!
Sou extremamente apaixonado pela Alison ;) é a melhor vocalista que existe!!!!
Um imenso abraço de um grande fan:
Wellington Marcos
Wellington Marcos <>
Sao Paulo, SP Brasil - Monday, November 10, 2003 at 08:27:10 (PST)
cranes conquered my heart through my very first love. i'll never forget her and i'll never forget this music... unfortunately, i haven't been able to convince many people over here for cranes' music, just my current (and lasting) love... so you see, my love for the music of cranes is deeply connected to all my loves and impersonates beauty in all forms (i.e. sadness, joy, pain and astonishment - hey, what makes life hard, but worth living!) to me
good luck and thanx, cranes!
anorfindel <>
amsterdam, - Saturday, November 08, 2003 at 17:29:20 (PST)
well, a friend of mine got me in to cranes, and now i love them more then him, well i guess it a new way of music that talkes about your soul and makes you think, i ponder about myself when i liston to alison's voice... and most of the lyrics talk about things ive been through and i guess thats more then enough to say that its my favourite band.
its good to have a band where you can feel good to liston and music is a cure for every kind of sickness in your soul.
go on with the exelent work cranes you have healed me...

sarah ash cabrita <>
lisbon, portugal - Monday, November 03, 2003 at 11:23:32 (PST)
I was introduced to Cranes about 2 years ago,by my dearest friend, Elli.

He desrcibed her voice as "a babydoll on acid", so i had to check it out.
I listen to them still, almost daily.
I like to rockout to their old hard stuff in my bedroom with candlelight.
I like to get dressed to go out while listening to LOVED.
I like to heal with tears while listening to FUTURE SONGS.
And,when i am high,that new album
takes me to a new level of consciousness,
and i relax in bliss.

I saw them in concert at The Cotton Club in Atlanta,Ga. After the show she stepped off stage and went to the bar and got a drink. We waited for her to greet the crowd of oh maybe 15. She was sweet to talk to and so beautiful!Thank you Cranes for the music ;)

*Elli if your out there, sweetie, contact me*
Sharon Gann <>
Cartersville, Georgia USA - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 17:40:30 (PDT)
I'm 28 years old and this is my first fan letter.

The new album is fantastic. The review at makes some insightful observations about why the album is so good, but I think what makes it absolutely *unique* is how the individual songs come together to form a deeply coherent program of music.

Other live albums just offer a musical patchwork, but in this case, the songs build upon each other, cultivating a sustained meditation on a very focused set of musical moods and themes. By the end of the album, the result is an exremely powerful musical experience, the likes of which I have never witnessed before in a live album. Thank you so very much, you brilliant, brilliant people.
T. Parent <>
Carrboro, NC USA - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 10:30:06 (PDT)
Thank you for your new cd - Live in Italy. Wonderful.
So I think to stay still in the concert in Pordenone.
Please, please, CAME BACK another time IN ITALY!!
Antonella <>
Udine, ITALY - Wednesday, October 15, 2003 at 00:48:17 (PDT)
I've been a Cranes fan since 1993....found them on a compilaion album of sorts and that haunting voice instantly transfixed me, taking my breath away. I kinda got jaded with the whole industry a few years back , and have only recently begun to submerge myself back into's a shame more people are not familair with their work, they are truly missing out. I, for one, try my best to incorporate others, and have had a few converts. Still, too many people like their contrived, spoon fed music for the masses.
All I can say is that Cranes is great music to write to!
Derek Stallings <>
Abilene, TX USA - Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at 15:44:06 (PDT)
Hello, i am Rayven and i am 12 years old, turning 13 in November. In the beginning of 6th grade *a year ago* I only listened to Norwegian Black Metal and other bands along those lines of heavy metal... but then i discovered Rasputina, and i followed them for a while, until i picked up a copy of 12 Tales. That, immediately, turned me onto Cranes. Right now, Cranes is by far my favorite band, and in my band, Anything But Beautiful, we have writen a song about Cranes and their music, and how they got started, and how much they have influenced us. Being strait forward, Cranes is just my favorite band, and I will always respect them.

Rayven L. <>
Lafayette, CA USA - Tuesday, October 07, 2003 at 17:13:45 (PDT)
I just wanted to tell you that no one of my friends who listened to your music said it was bad! And I want to thank you for all the beautiful things you give to us by your music! Hope to see you soon back in Belgium (with The Cure?) Chris
C <>
Bru, USA - Monday, September 29, 2003 at 02:57:41 (PDT)
Saw them w/ The Cure in Pittsburgh on the Wish tour...fell in love with that voice-the sound of Heaven...enchanting always-a splinter in my heart
Christopher <>
Lexington, KY USA - Saturday, September 27, 2003 at 11:42:44 (PDT)
i bought your live album 'live in italy' and it's great i love it i keep listening to it non-stop!!! i love your music alit shaw your voice is so sweet. and bought most of your albums are they are wonderful i love it i love it i love it. and how i got in to your music one day i went to my favorite music store and they were playing cloudless, i fell in love with that song right away. and i bought it, i love you ali shaw your voice is so beauitful and i love the music. :)
las vegas, neveda USA - Friday, September 26, 2003 at 21:01:59 (PDT)
i first heard the cranes thru my boyfriend about 6 years ago. we are still avid listeners, let's just say they are very good for 'chill out' music (no pun intended being from canada and all!!) he had originally heard them at a local bar that use to play a lot of 'unheard on the local radio type music'. the problem w/ living up in winnipeg, canada usually means no bands like the cranes ever play here =( so everyone that has had a chance to see them live, be grateful... and feel very sorry for me. thanx, i appreciate it!!
carla <>
Winnipeg, MB Canada - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 21:29:33 (PDT)
I saw you with the cure in Madride in the Wish tour. I had forgotten everything about you but now I'm decided to get your music and and enjoy it . thank you
angel <>
Spain, spain - Thursday, September 25, 2003 at 04:57:48 (PDT)
Charles <>
San Jose, Costa Rica - Wednesday, September 24, 2003 at 12:07:47 (PDT)
Fantastic!!!Magic sounds,beautiful words...Ciao
Alessia <>
Morbegno(SO), ITALY - Monday, September 22, 2003 at 08:43:43 (PDT)
A score of years ago I heard the song "Casa Blanca" and it was a hit for five months even more, although I never knew the name of the band that used to sing "Casa Blanca", I remember pretty well that the main voice of that band was a woman.
the point is if this group called "Cranes" really sings "Casa Blanca" Could anybody send me the lirycs and music of it?
I really appreciet it.
Miguel Angel <>
garfield, nj USA - Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 14:23:54 (PDT)
its almost impossible to find any cranes albums here in norway!!ive got the forever,loved and population 4 album.have been searching for the wings of joy and future songs albums with no luck for some years now....
heard cranes the first time...well..i found an old tape at the train station,took it home,listened and all of a sudden i was inlove!
øystein <>
norway - Sunday, September 14, 2003 at 02:45:13 (PDT)
how are you! i am a chinses boy, last night was my first time to visit the cranes-fan website.i was so happy to visit this place,so read evertthing about my favorite Cranes.though i just owned one album of them--future song, i like them so much,such beautiful sound,i just can't describe their music with words. how i wish i could listened all of their albums,but it is just a dream,because the foreign record market here is so small and we seldom can find the foreign music we love. so lucky that i found the CRANES fan
website and i could download severl songs and read many CRANES' fans' articles. how exciting
to read those article ahout the CRANES' shows. how i wish i could jion one show of them,but it also just a dream,i know,it is impossible to a poor boy in a poor town in the other part of the world. anyway,i will live my simple life with the most beautiful music----cranes.
i am not good at English,so there must be many mistakes in this letter,pardon me!
xue xue huang <>
nanning, guangxi china - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 22:13:31 (PDT)
Hi everybody, I just got into the Cranes about six months or so ago...I'd already been a huge Cure fan, and they were reffered to me by a fellow Cure fan who said I would love them, and now I am completely addicted to their music. It's seriously all I ever listen to now. Unfortunately, it is VERY hard to find Cranes cds in Philly, but I got the ep collection volume 1 and it's already starting to wear out. NOOO! And I can't believe I missed them when they came here in May!! :(
Anyway, great site, CRANES FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)
christin <>
philadelphia, pa USA - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 20:54:14 (PDT)
Hi everybody. Cranes are the best band ever!!!!! My first concert was Roskilde in 94. My best experience so far. I hope they are coming to oslo soon. The new album is fab to. Best Cranes song is Jewel!!!! Thank u,Thank U

modesty <>
oslo, norway - Wednesday, September 10, 2003 at 02:30:38 (PDT)
jeezzzz.... cranes still rocking?!?!?!?! COOL!!! Last time I saw the Cranes, must have been in Amsterdam in winter 91....
noel <>
Utrecht, Netherlands - Tuesday, September 09, 2003 at 09:14:26 (PDT)
Lo único que puedo decir es que como todos lo sabemos cranes es una banda súper chida, es la neta, me gustaría que algún día volvieran a tocar, estaría excelente. En México es muy reconocida esta banda por cierta población, cierto que le falta difusión, pero es mejor así, para evitar que se convierta en una banda comercial y reciclable, que yo sé que eso nunca va a ocurrir. Sólo quiero decir: ¡¡QUE VENGA CRANES A MÉXICO!!!.
Vanessa <>
Guanajuato, Guanajuato Mexico - Thursday, August 28, 2003 at 23:47:09 (PDT)
One year ago we saw you live in Benicassim. It was a wonderful time for all of us. We miss you. We are fans of Cranes since the early 1990. A long way of time beside your music. We love you and hope to see you again in Spain soon. Greetings from Madrid: Felix, Oscar, Marga, Rafa, Eva, Paco, Ana y Morgana.
Felix <>
Madrid, Spain - Tuesday, August 26, 2003 at 08:39:40 (PDT)
'Beautiful Friend' I have 'Come This Far'
Darren <>
USA - Friday, August 08, 2003 at 11:37:57 (PDT)
A friend of mine has known about this band for many years, never really becoming an avid fan himself, let his knowledge of their existence fall away. Until about 18 months ago that is. You see some girl he was talking to reminded him by telling him about the release future songs. Being the on line down loading of music whore that he is (i myself am the package loving, record executive's wet dream of a consumer) proceeded to down load everything he could get his grubby li'l mouse on.
having about two dozen songs of the Cranes in rotation on his computer (and my hanging there too damn much)afforded my hearing of the song "LILLIES" a few dozen times. -Every time asking "Who are these guys; who is this?". After a while it was all like "Dude it's the freekin' Cranes! you ask this every time they play!".
So i bought the EP collections 1 & 2, Been hooked ever since.
pissed about missing the El Ray show in la (saw Morphine there as well as a few local LA bands there over the years, but such is life.
Bryan Hawley <>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 04:49:07 (PDT)
Honestly Dear Cranes, you must come and visit Sweden soon..We have been waiting for a long time and you have a big audience here.. A dream for a long time would come true if you would play in Gothenburg´...Please! Lots of Love to the greatest band EVER from Daniel
Daniel <>
Gothenburg, Sweden - Wednesday, July 16, 2003 at 15:11:07 (PDT)
i first got into cranes when i saw them open for the cure in williamsburg, virginia at the college of william & mary on the wish tour in 1992. i had never heard of them before and didn't really know exactly what to expect. i couldn't believe what i was hearing. loved every song they played!!! went out the next day and bought the wings of joy cd and fell completely in love with it. it's still my favorite cranes cd, although i love them all. cranes music takes me to a place that no other music ever has or ever will. i would love to see them in concert again. thank you for sharing your wonderful gifts with us!!!
ky usa - Wednesday, July 09, 2003 at 17:46:09 (PDT)
its just beyond beauty. there are no words to describe ur music. i missed you when you were in norway a few years back. suxh a shame... stand strong and face your fears.
batcheeba <>
bergen, norway - Sunday, July 06, 2003 at 11:36:27 (PDT)
Your "Live in Italy" CD is awesome!! I've been a fan of yours since the Summer of 2002 when I heard "Watersong" from a New Jersey radio show. It is one of my favorite songs along with "Shining Road", "Lilies", and "Heavenly Trousers"(I forgot the full name of it. 'Sorry about that). I love the way you always change your style with such finesse, as you release a new CD. I hope you'll be touring in the States b/c it would be cool to see you perform in the Philadelphia area. Please keep up the good work, and good luck with your future projects.
John Paul Palacio <>
Huntingdon Valley, PA USA - Saturday, July 05, 2003 at 23:03:07 (PDT)
Thanks for the cool gig at Bush hall last Saturday, was great to see you guys! The venue was lovely and Michael J Sheehy was an excellent support. We didn't like the seated area though in front of the stage as we couldn't dance near the band! Same goes for the gig at Colchester Arts Centre the year before last, it seemed rude to sit at tables in front of a rock band!
tamzin <saturnine.saturnine>
cambridge, UK - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 15:49:46 (PDT)
I got into Cranes from my father. He's been listenng to them since the early 90's. My father has all of the albums and the lyric book. The first song I heard of theirs was Everywhere and it became my all-time favorite song.
Ben H. <>
Arnold, MO USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 07:16:48 (PDT)
Nice redesign. Good job, webmaster!
Gobi Manickam <>
USA - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 20:17:46 (PDT)
i discovered CRANES while a senior in high school in the year 1991 (out on long island, near the hamptons, where i grew up). i saw a video for "tomorrow's tears" on mtv's "120 minutes" and then went out and bought "wings of joy" which i instantly fell madly in love with. "sixth of may" was an ANTHEM. "adoration" was a GEM. in the summer of 1993, after my second year at NYU, i spent the summer in los angeles. when i first got there, i didn't have a car, and was at the mercy of friends to help me get around. but i knew that "forever" had been released, so i walked for TWO HOURS up sunset boulevard in 95 degree weather to virgin records so i could buy the cd. i returned home and, sweating, sticky, popped in the disc and, again, was smitten. i think "forever" is my favorite. "loved" came along at a tumultuos time in my life -- during a break up with someone whom i loved dearly. that album offered comfort, and was almost eerily succinct to my situation at the time. it helped me to move on, but i have a hard time listening
to it, because it brings me back there....still, "paris and rome" will always have a deep place in my heart. i MET the cranes once. yup. at a signing at the store "record runner" in the west village in new york city. and i have a bunch of cd's signed by allison, matt, mark, and jim. and a polaroid as well. i rememebr that some other fan approached me and asked me if i was one of the guys in the band!!!! HA! that night i saw them play live for the first time, at a place called THE GRAND. (it no longer exists) anyway...that's how i got into CRANES. and i have stayed an loyal and loving fan since. last year i saw them play live at the knitting factory, and i have another picture of myself with allison. she was so sweet, and so gracious. she just walked out onto the floor and started hanging out with all her fans. it was an amazing show. i think the new album, "live in italy" is tremedous. i was actually surprised at how good it sounds. i'm usually skeptical about live albums. but it's beautiful. i look forward to SO much more from one of my all-time favorite bands.
TIM <>
Astoria, NY USA - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 16:16:43 (PDT)
Live album is great. PLEASE come and play in Dublin sometime. There are loads of fans here. I was at the Hyde Park gig (wow what a gig!) and saw Cranes a few years ago at another London gig. But I can't make it over to London for all the gigs. It's not that far. Come and play...
nat <>
Dublin, Rep. of Ireland - Friday, June 20, 2003 at 12:29:00 (PDT)
I got into Cranes by mail, so many bands so many good stuff. You can't get enough ? Go download some old Dutch music recorded back in 1987, unknown handwritten stuff ready for discovery.If you go there anyway, leave some guestbook talk.

het apenkoor <>
Rosebobourgh, zh holland - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 08:56:26 (PDT)
my sister was listening to it a few years back and i loved it .it is
so beautiful.
tiffany lee <>
murray, utah USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 12:18:51 (PDT)
Im from lima, peru i heard your band since 1993 the first song was everywhere
ans i liked i have wings of joy, loved , your band its very magic and i have pleasure moments with your music, thanks
raul reyes <>
lima, lima Peru - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 11:27:46 (PDT)
Live Album is AWESOME!! Thanks for releasing it! Can't wait to hear what comes next!
ny, ny USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 21:10:09 (PDT)
It's been over 3 years since I last said anything here. I don't think I'll ever wear out the cranes. I still hear something fresh everytime I play their albums!!!
Harold Rooster <>
Dearborn, MI USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 19:00:27 (PDT)

Antonella <>
Udine, ITALY - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 01:01:25 (PDT)
last year at the april 25th cranes show in Boston I was reunited with someone I have known for 9 years now, traveling around as I have been for the last 5 years I figured I would never see her again, but this show brought us together again. Since then I have become the happyest person in the world, we have spent every single day together, inseperable since that day. The show was amazing We were right up front about 3 feet away from Allison... I would like to thank the cranes for playing a beautifully amazing show and reuniting me with the love of my life...
oni sakti <>
Boston, MA USA - Monday, May 19, 2003 at 06:17:41 (PDT)
Could you please get distrebution in Norway. Still adore all your albums.
Anders Nordraak Aasheim <>
Bergen, Norway - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 04:59:53 (PDT)
ARY, POLAND - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 10:53:58 (PDT)
Well I have signed the guest book before and what I said then I still hold that opinion now. THE CRANES are my favorite band and continue to be. A friend of mine and I back home in Colorado won Cranes tickets to see their concert for the new album, "Future Songs," which by the way is an awesome CD, then again it is the CRANES so it would be! THE CRANES were superb in concert and it was great being able to interact with Alison Shaw after the show. Although she had a cold that night she kept her cool and came back out for more encores. She is truly a strong woman and a remarkable human being. Currently I am in college in NY and was wondering if the CRANES would do a gig up at my college some time in the fall of 2003, say around September, because my school has had people like Ben Folds Five, Outcast, Ani Difranco, and such here at my college and I would love it if the CRANES would play here. I have been a busy bee exposing the CRANES music to my campus and the majority finds them overall interesting, unique, and great. If there is any hope of this just e-mail me at the e-mail address provided. Thank you for listening and can't wait to get hold of the single, "The Moon City!" ^_^ Continue the excellent work!
Mario <>
Denver/Saratoga Springs, CO/NY USA - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 19:40:07 (PDT)
The Cranes, hum? How can I put it into words, I love the originality, Lyrics, guitar riffs. When i listen to Paris and Rome, I get this type of high that i really can't describe, It's a feeling of my heart breaking and the most intimate joy all at once, I've listened to your music, while driving alone and just think of my life and everything that surrounds me. It takes me away. I was introduced to you through a shogaze nightclub here in L.A. The first song I heard was Lillies , I fell in love with it, asked the D.J. who sang the song, went and bought your cd and have been a fan ever since that was 5 years ago. I was so fortunate to meet you guys at the free show at Amoeba in L.A. and get an autograph. Ialso saw you at the El Rey Theater. You were wonderful. Ilove the new CD! I just want to say you helped me through a dark time in my life, helped me heal a broken heart. I trully am greatfull. Thanks,
When your born a lover your born to suffer-DM
chrystal <>
los angeles, ca USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 11:50:40 (PDT)
I where like 17, sitting on my girlfriends floor listening. I can still remember it like yesterday. The candles, the soft light, her long straight back hair. we where so very very young and all that mater was to fight the deep back colored reality. We used it all to brake the limit. One day we broke it all and got scared of our souls and grow old. every time I hear them, I still remember the day she ripped my heart from my chest. I still remember the smell, her smile, her touch, her love. I´m 26 now and all I have to do is to put my headphones on high, and I´m back. Back to the best time of my life.

"if i could keep this hour
and hold you gently next to me
it would sparkle like a jewel
and all this means so much to me

you know it's gone
it's gone to fast
wish you could never be a past
but then i'll ... much more to lose
alone and screaming"

Christoffer <>
Stockholm, Sweden - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 20:18:19 (PST)
I seen an album in an hispanic record store and it seemes odd to find them their. I decided to check out their music and it's...weird but I love it! I recommend also listening to Ivy. :-) And now I'm hoping to find more music from Cranes. My fave song right now is Beautiful Sadness...Bye
Angelica scares away all the guys she loves... <>
Shitty El Monte, CA USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 22:21:55 (PST)
Alison, you are wonderful! as your voice...
Gianluca <>
Roma/Torino, Italia - Friday, March 14, 2003 at 07:46:19 (PST)
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but the service really only just begins there. Pompey Underground is being run by 5 people over different genre's of music and shortly we will be announcing the team, these people are not in anyway affiliated with venue's promotions or record labels, we simply have a keen interest in music around Portsmouth and we want to keep it that way.

What is different from pompeymusic & blue-noise ?
Dedicated Gig Listings Page
Featured Artist, We choose who deserves it
Song of the Week
CD Reviews
Gig Reviews
Our own brand of gig nights
Picture Gallery
A In Depth look into the gigging venues, we will hide nothing
the pro's and con's are revealed.
South Scene Awards 2003 - Various Awards
Including main prize of
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USA - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 07:01:25 (PST)
i wanna thank you for changin my hole out look on music all in its self
immma emcee and i love music but i think i gotta crush on your music .
keep doing what your doing its great!!!

once again ........thank you for doing what you do best and not
letting it rest.
dreamer.. <>
greenfield, oh USA - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 05:22:54 (PST)
I just digged in my old collection of cd's and found "forever "back.
(i'm listening to right now!) It still give me the same emotional feelings as 10 years ago! Unbelievable!
Hope to see y'all very soon!

steven <>
antwerp, belgium - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 02:11:22 (PST)
i hope you will understand my awful english...
i had listen the first time cranes on the radio
they're great, nothing else to say
bye from italy's shining roads
annalisa <>
verona, italy - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 07:01:10 (PST)
I have all the cranes LP. The most recent album " future songs" is boring and it sucks. What a dissapointment. Even Self Non-self is better. All the songs on the newest album is slow. The album does not have a distinct sound or theme. Maybe because mark francomb is no longer a band member. "Population four" was refreshing and sounded like a regular rock album."sweet unknown" is a masterpiece and is the best song on that album.

san jose, ca. USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 00:05:02 (PST)
I'm not speake, english very well (I'm from Mexico),but anyway, I will try to write my fellings about Cranes,
At first, its a wonderfull band, talking about music, liryc and concept. Allison is a beatiful voice and writer, jim are the greatest guitar player or composer at the decade, and thats its a fact.
Cranes are emotional, human, sat, so sat, and happinest sounds.

Ya me canse de escribir en ingles, y lo hago bastante mal, asi que concluire con decir que "si la vida te coloca a los Cranes en tus oidos, y lo entiendes, lo asimilas, lo trasladas a tu vida, quiere decir que Dios estuvo contigo"

soy rafa y cualquier latino o americano que guste chatear o platicar con gustos similares y este dispuesto a platicar con un Felizmente depresivo como yo, mandame un correo y veremos!"!!!

Bye Allison, Jim, all Cranes People!!!!

Rafael Sanchez Pacheco <>
Mexico, DF MEXICO - Sunday, March 02, 2003 at 18:04:04 (PST)
THERE BUT ANY WAY I MISSED IT I hope they came to los Angeles again Or If know prebiusly
I Would go to see them some were also like mexico or guadalajara, let me know if you know any consert dates at any of those places.
Riverside, CA. USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 11:11:10 (PST)
Please, come to Sweden! I saw your gig in Örebro in 1993 (or -94?), and that´s TEN years ago! We miss you over here!
Roland <>
Stockholm, Sweden - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 06:00:16 (PST)
Hi message for Gerd who was at the 'Rust' show in Denmark.
Sorry, but I have lost your e-mail address, but thanks very much for your support in Denmark. We had a really great time.
The live album is to be released shortly, so keep your eyes posted on the Fan forum site for the latest info.
The info you wanted: I use a 1972 Gretsch 'Big Band style kit. 12" & 18" toms, 24" bass drum, 14"x7" mapex steel custom snare, 14"x5" John Grey vintage wooden snare, and K & Z series Zildjian cymbals.
All the sticks are round tipped Vater studio, and nylon headed brushes.

Thanks again for your wonderful support.
Jonny Callender (Cranes Drummer)
Jonny Callender
Portsmouth, Hants England - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 12:05:03 (PST)
When are you going to play a string of UK dates. I am your biggest fan and can't afford the trip abroad. Glaz
Glaz, Manchester <>
Manchester , UK - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 05:24:16 (PST)
Hi there. I found Cranes in my must-find-new-music-to-listen-to phase and fell in love with them. Come back to New York? Please? This little, white, gay boy wants to see you in concert.
Aaron <>
Norwich, CT US - Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 18:31:00 (PST)
long live to shoegazing!
nach <>
aviles, asturies españa - Tuesday, February 04, 2003 at 17:05:34 (PST)
Italian good band... who like the Cranes maybe like them too!
+Xteriphönia+ <>
Roma, Italy - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 03:40:15 (PST)
Hey, been a fan for many, many years. Saw you guys live at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark in ... it must have been '96 or something like that.

Ok, my reason for writing here is simple; I saw you were going to Denmark in February, can you please try to make an effort to come to Norway as well?! Maybe come pay So What in Oslo a visit or something like that?! :-) I would really love to see you live again.

Kristian S. Pålshaugen <>
OSLO, Norway - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 05:01:49 (PST)
hey u.i found ur cd some weeks ago in a music store and listened to it,fell in love and bough it.very like to thank u for ur music.its beautiful!!
jule <>
chemnitz, germany - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 01:36:50 (PST)
Sono fieri duriiiiiiiiiii

If some1 wanna add me to Messanger by it!

by by all
Cranes the best
Kish <>
Rimini, ITALY - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 08:30:58 (PST)
Hi everyone!! I love cranes, and i would like to know about some ohter good bands, and please name a couple of songs I must hear from those bands.
Paco <>
Pachuca, Hgo. Mexico - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 20:56:00 (PST)
my music teacher is the bass player, john. im going to miss his lesson to hang out in southsea! anyway, he says the cranes are playing in denmark soon, cool.
mark daynes <>
portsmouth, england - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 05:54:26 (PST)
a friend of mine made me listen to "loved" last year and i loved it! your music led me through f*****´ hard times, they´re never over but you´ll be here..thank you for this!
hoping & waitin´for you to come to germany - heard you already played in berlin
would be very glad to see&hear you there! go on like you do,bye

kati <>
schwerin, germany - Monday, January 27, 2003 at 13:01:23 (PST)
I've heard your music in class today. our teacher french did us listen to a greec epos, i may say the music touched me. its very beautiful.
thanks for making that music.
chuck <>
sint-pauwels, belgium - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 09:37:50 (PST)

uk - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 09:34:51 (PST)
Im wondering if any one can help me out ? I am looking for Self Non Self for my Girl Friend. Only problem is that I live in South Africa and its pretty much impossible to get things like that down here. Any clues how I can get my hands on
Paul <>
Johannesburg, South Africa - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 02:15:18 (PST)
Cranes, Forever, remixes, has anyone seen it? Can't find it anywhere! Seems like they will be here in Febuary, how nice! Love to all and hopefully everyone will have a fantastic year in the 2003!
Bjöggi <>
Odense, Denmark - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 01:23:23 (PST)
FUTURE SONGS is the best Cranes album yet. I would strongly recommend listening to it during sex.
USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 16:49:52 (PST)
all the best and good health in the new year!
hans <>
rotterdam, netherlands - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 17:39:07 (PST)
Hey guys! I first heard the Cranes on a fairy CD (12 tales) I got from hot topic. (Which kicked so much ass untill it broke) And I fell in love with the sound and the whole group. If you ever tour the US you should play Tremont in Charlotte, North Carolina. or somewhere close by Gastonia. ^.^
Carla <>
Dallas, NC USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 12:07:09 (PST) mark (below) report cards??? please explain.
uk - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 20:58:03 (PST)
Looking for the best place to sell some rare Cranes memorabilia. Any ideas folk? I have worn t-shirts, school report cards, vinyl etc. May trade. Mobile is 07939 109581. Cheers.
Mark <>
Londond, USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 04:20:48 (PST)
i have been listening to the cranes for years and i am very glad to see that they haven't changed over the years like so many other great bands...thank you allison
Carly <>
Tacoma, WA USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 00:43:47 (PST)
What is the best way helping the troubled? Is it feeling the same, to dive into pain? Or just keep on smiling instead of whinig?
Manchesteri, d Funland - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 15:01:31 (PST)
I´m a big fan of your music, i just wonder; WHEN are you coming to Sweden??? We are many people here who wants to see you!! Merry christmas!
Daniel.J <>
Göteborg, Sweden - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 07:11:14 (PST)
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