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Federico Fabrizio <>
Venezia, Italy - Tuesday, October 14, 1997 at 16:04:28 (EDT)
Good evening Troopers,
I'm martin and Love Cranes. would love to have thousands of people E-MAILING ME ALL THE TIME and would even reply to some of em if not all. I love David Bowie, Galaxie 500 and Luna among others. Can't really write any more so see ya later love a mad Cranes fan.
Martin R.Guppy <>
Burnley, UK - Friday, October 10, 1997 at 20:09:11 (EDT)
Hello Mark...

Life is hard and finding a job is not very easy, but the best thing to do is to keep trying and never give up. I would advise to start by temporary jobs, try agencies (even if they are shit !) and be active.

Thanks for releasing the compilation.

Good luck for your new album.

Wishing you all the best...Loads of love to everyone in the band, and also to the cure, if you happen to be in touch with them

Anne Forest
London, Uk - Thursday, October 09, 1997 at 14:32:45 (EDT)
I love the Cranes. They are cool. One of my major inspirations!
Since the last time I was here I have started to sing (on stage)
and to play the guitar better. My friends that I jam with and I were offered
a paying gig so we have temporarily become a blues/rock cover band called
Midnight Sugar. I've managed to convince them to do a Cure cover with me!
Yippee!!! I will learn to play some Cranes, and hopefully get to cover
one of their songs sometime! Well, I must go.
PS: Mark is cool for not being a snob and for being nice to his fans.
He chatted with me for a bit after the Vancouver Show, and he was
positively delightfull. Thank you!!
Jenn Tosoff <>
Nanaimo, Canada - Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 19:36:27 (EDT)
My first encounter with the Cranes was when my friend gave me am MC with
various Gothic and Electro songs (I don't really remember the name of the
album, but that doesn't really matter, now does it?). On this MC there
were two songs which I found to be 'absolutely divine', namely 'Ich mochte
nicht langer' by Goethes Erben, and 'Far away' by the Cranes. Since I heard
these two songs I am a big (read: immencely big) fan of Goethes Erben and
the Cranes. Alison has a wonderful, angel-like voice (as you probably know
all too well), as if she got accidentally trapped on this world, but actually
belongs in a better place (read: heaven).
So, my lesson (programming in Turbo Pascal) is over, so I'd better stop and
be on my way.
Don't be surprised to encounter me the next time the Cranes come to Ghent,
I sure will be there!!!
Schumeth Ben
Gent, Belgium - Wednesday, October 08, 1997 at 11:59:41 (EDT)
The top floor has a balcony, but we're on the bottom floor.
Benjamin <>
USA - Saturday, October 04, 1997 at 22:32:09 (EDT)
Would you like to buy Les Mouches, Forever Remixes and the Jewel EP (with Leave her ot heaven I and II), then mail me!

Anders <>
Trondheim, Norway - Saturday, October 04, 1997 at 11:21:55 (EDT)
Hello everyone,
thanx for your nice comments
I`m living in Oslo now and I`m looking for tempory work in a design/internet place
At the moment I`m working at So What? on Wednesdays and Thursday so pop in and say Hi,
esspecially if you can give me a job!!!!!!
We are working (long distance) on new demos at the moment with a view to a new album,
on a new label.
I hope everyone likes the compilation album, hopefully theres enough oldies there to keep
you all happy!!!

lots of love Mark
mark from the cranes
oslo, Norway - Thursday, October 02, 1997 at 11:50:37 (EDT)
princess swan? is there a princess swan in the house?
frenzied state, - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 21:15:12 (EDT)
this is my 1st time back on this page in AGES and its looking great, i can't wait for the b-sides compilation! what a nice idea! well then i think thats about it, ermmmm.............yeah! hahaha! much love to the band for making such lovely music, catch you later i hope!
Nat <>
NY USA - Wednesday, October 01, 1997 at 13:23:40 (EDT)
i first heard the cranes about the time they were on the cure wish tour in 92. i remember because i wanted to see them more than the cure, but being 12 years old and landlocked i only heard stories from the older, more advantaged folk. 5 years later, i still suffer from an age deficiency that seems to keep me from any west coast shows of every single band i like...generally the more obscure ones. oh well. the cranes are like church music. like cathedrals on sundays. when i stare at the stained glass windows right after sunset as they lose rich color and turn black. then the focus shifts toward red and blue votive candles...and sounds of angels.
esther <>
dirt&skateboards, ca USA - Friday, September 26, 1997 at 02:58:06 (EDT)
I first heard the Cranes about five years ago in Drama class. A friend of mine was doing a movement piece and she used a song from Wings of Joy to accompany her and it the song was so eerie and haunting that I had to borrow the album. I listened to it and was instantly captivated by Alison's voice. Form that day on I have been a devout follower of the Cranes. I like the newest album but I wish it sounded a little bit more like some of their earlier albums!
Shane Henderson <>
Lindsay, ON Canada - Thursday, September 25, 1997 at 17:48:45 (EDT)
I love the cranes, I'm infatuated with alison i have pictures all over my bedroom. I hope one day I can meet alison and the cranes one day. The only problem is that they sound too much like chemical brothers and prodigy.
simon <>
ottawa, canada - Thursday, September 25, 1997 at 15:19:12 (EDT)
I ended up with Cranes through Cocteau Twins to Dead Can Dance to Cranes. Though they all sound different, I categorize them all as the samegenre. If anybody has info on hard-to find cd's...
let me know.
Randi Thompson <>
Philadelphia, PA USA - Wednesday, September 24, 1997 at 13:40:17 (EDT)
james dyson
tucson, az USA - Tuesday, September 23, 1997 at 20:52:57 (EDT)
well,first of all i've heard Cranes when they'd tour with THE CURE the music it was so fascinating and the voice of Alison was so lovely that's why i got into them
Raphael <>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Monday, September 22, 1997 at 22:43:57 (EDT)
back in '91 i bought the adoration single 'cause the artwork really impressed me a lot. i'm still hearing it now, while i'm writing this stuff.

i bought all i've been able to find (i missed only some single/ep, it's really hard to find cranes releases here in italy).

i simply love the cranes.
they're the best&beautiful&impressive&bewitching band ever.
adoration is the most beautiful song ever conceived.

... nothing will make me smile...

unloved <>
the coldest spot of my room, catania, it italy - Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 14:41:33 (EDT)
Well, I had the chance to hang out with some of the band members after the show in Baltimore last March. Manu was completely wasted and entertaining the bar. Who's that fifth member of the Cranes? You mean the guy with the long blonde hair? If I recall correclty, I think Manu addressed him as......'Fabio'.
Baltimore, MD USA - Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 14:23:03 (EDT)
Well, I see that the album is titled Population 4 but when I attended a recent show I could of sworn that there was FIVE people on stage. No, there WAS five people on stage.
Tell me, who is that fifth member?
Inquisitor <None at present>
UK - Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 13:24:22 (EDT)
How I discovered the Cranes was truely divine intervention, I had just finished work about 30 minutes before the mall closed and the dredded compulsive urge to buy a CD engulfedme. So I turned on the radio and hoped for something really awesome and accoustic to play. Well, my prayers were answered and they played Everywhere off of Forever. I immediatly proceeded to Kemp Mills and got the last copy, A truely wise investment. The amazing thing is that WHFS (the radio station) completely SUCKS ASS! and that is why it's so divine. As being a big fan of the cranes I felt a little disappointed when I heard POP. 4, where did the thick lavish orchestral maneuvers go?!?! While some tunes are truly wonderful, they're no Paris and Rome. POP. 4 is growing on me though. I have to say, it's a toss between Forever and loved for me.

Andy Cooper <>
columbus, OH USA - Saturday, September 20, 1997 at 01:26:47 (EDT)
a close friend of mine got me into Cranes only a few months ago, but i've bought Population Four, Loved, and Forever already. alison's voice is so beautiful and the lyrics are just amazing to me... i'm excited for the EP release on the 30th; i'll be the first in line to get it.
Julie <>
State College, Pa USA - Wednesday, September 17, 1997 at 20:35:08 (EDT)
I first heard the Cranes when I heard the Lp forever and Loved some of the songs like Cloudless & then bought the lp along with Self non Self & Wings of Joy. I love the Music along with Alison`s Beautifull Childlike Voice.
Stewart Cochrane <>
Glasgow, Scotland - Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 14:36:17 (EDT)
Hello Everyone
, Well, I first heard the cranes on some obscure British pop review program singing starblood. From then on I knew! I had the pleasure of meeting Alison outside the London union chapel before a gig recently, when I managed to stop shaking I asked if I could take a photo,she must have felt sorry for me as she said yes. It is now a prized possesion. I also got some fantastis photos from the gig, one where she actually smiled into the camera for me while singing! Sad isnt it, but it all made for the greatest of evenigs.
I would like to hear from any cranes fans anywhere, feel free to e mail me.
Bye for now.
Mark <>
Herts, uk - Tuesday, September 16, 1997 at 08:51:11 (EDT)
These are the freshest bastards I've heard in a long time...the music crisp, the voices haunting, the lyrics elevating....great shit.
Fabio Escobar <>
L.A., CA USA - Sunday, September 14, 1997 at 23:43:34 (EDT)
They are one of the best bands i have heard in years.
I can not wait till their ep collection comes out.

Best wishes,

Jay Sharon <>
Longview, TX USA - Sunday, September 14, 1997 at 11:06:58 (EDT)
Hi everybody,
I want to create a french fan club for the cranes, and if some people want to collaborate,
to help me or anything else please mail me.
Et pour les français qui passe par la (a qui ca fera plaisir de
voir quelques mots dans leur langue maternelle) n'hesiter pas m'envoyer un Mail pour me
dire ce que vous en pensez.
Merci d'avance
Raphael <>
Paris, France - Wednesday, September 10, 1997 at 10:03:26 (EDT)
well,am i the only french guy who felt the guestbook?
Cranes with the great voice of Alison (unique) is one of the best band for the moment.
i listen them since 1993 when i heard them for the first time at a party.
Since this date,i follow this band.
I saw them in Lille(france)this year and it was a wonderful live,it was the first time
i was able to see them.
I hope they will come back in france,i won't miss them,sure!
All their songs are good,i can't find one bad.
My favourite album? very hard question...forever maybe but the last is very good
too,and the other too!!!
Now,i am waiting for the next album and the next show.Next year? i hope.

Michael poinboeuf <>
Lille, 59 France - Monday, September 08, 1997 at 20:10:28 (EDT)
Cranes also visited my city and ... obvoiusly , they played .... Actually , they were invited to our Contemporary Arts Festival ... they were great !.... I shouted , they shouted , everyone shouted !.... Jewel , Angel Bell , Reverie , Shining Road , Tangled up ,Lilies .... those were the most POPULAr songs !
Pablo : she also thank like this : "muuychhais graaiciiaaaas" Pablo : Acaso en el D>F> le abrio el grupo de "nona delichas" ?... porque a mi si me gusto .......Alison.... ali ... you are an angel , a jewel , a rainbow , a road to pale blue sky , a 14 years old soul ,... you are ... voice ....!
Marco Salas <>
Leon, Gto Mexico - Monday, September 08, 1997 at 18:53:53 (EDT)
I went to the Cranes show, quite appropiately, last Thursday. It was truly one of the most
inspiring events in my life. The only other band I've seen who come close to capturing that
musical magic is King Crimson.
The only Cranes I'd heard was Wings of Joy (I bought pop.4 yesterday. More on that later)
so I wasn't expecting the raw, unpretentious, grungy (I can hear the whole guestbook groan)
power of this lineup. And yes, I too am in love with Alison... her ballsy guitar and bass
playing, her defiantly unique vocals, her sexily subdued, even shy stage persona, her
warbled 'Muchas gracias'. Manu is still in the group and he's brilliant. Mark is a really
great, powerful guitarist (natty dreads!). Jim is perhaps the quietest and least show-offy
(not that the others show off), but his guitar work was consistently tasteful and catchy
(check out his kitchen-knife scrapes on Angel Bells). A longhaired blond bloke (Paul?)
played on a few tunes and he was great.
The boys (not Ali) were all drinking prodigious ammounts of Sol beer. How 'bout it, folks?
Is it any match for them British ales?
I can't help thinking that for the Cranes it must have seemed like a crappy gig... there
were hardly a hundred persons in there and the opening band sucked. But when I say they were
inspiring I really mean it. I am a musician (anyone from Mexico care to form a group?) and
after the show I thought 'God, if I can't have that (the music, the power, the adrenaline)
in my life, if I can't _live_ in it, really, what's the point?'.
Anyway, I'm only just listening to Pop. 4 and it's really brilliant. I can't say it's
better or worse than WOJ, it's very different, but it's a very honest, original and powerful
record, and it _almost_ does justice to their live show. That's high praise.
Well, the Cranes have a fan in this Mexican kid, and I promise to buy all the Cranes
material I'm missing as soon as I get some cash. Let's all be thankful there is such thing
as the Cranes. A musical grace indeed.
Pablo Cordero <>
Mexico, DF, Mexico - Monday, September 08, 1997 at 14:28:25 (EDT)
If there's some french people who love Cranes please Maillll me.....

Raphael <>
Paris, FRANCE - Monday, September 08, 1997 at 07:27:59 (EDT)
i got into the Cranes by earing I Hope on the radio i thought it was at the same time the strangest and the best song 've ever heard i think they reached the top with adrift even though my favorite album is wings of joy the songs i've heard from the new album were good but they seem to be lowering their standards but they're still among the best

Álvaro <none>
Lisbon, Portugal - Friday, September 05, 1997 at 07:56:16 (EDT)
I said this already, The Cranes are brilliant! I think the best groups in the world are;" The Cure, The Cranes, Cocteau Twins, Curve, Lush, and Garbage."
Tracey Tracey <Lush500>
Minneapolis and London , USA and England - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 11:28:45 (EDT)
I really do not know how I first heard of them. Their name was floating around and I heard that they had a really beautiful and ethereal sound. Eventually my curiousity got the better of me and I bought "Loved" without ever listening to them. Iloved it immediately. Allison's voice is fragile yet intense, haunting yet almost frightening. When I found out that the Cranes were Robert Smith's favorite band or something (I live and die for the Cure), I freaked out because it gave credability to what I already knew. The Cranes rule! The only other cd I have is "Forever", but it is probably one of my favorite albums ever from anyone. Every track is good. I'm pretty tight with my money but right now i'm broke because i'm a compulsive cd buyer. But from what I've been reading, my next cd's gonna be "Pop4"! So, if anyone wants to donate to Airam's cd fund. . . . .just kidding!
Airam <>
Berkeley, CA USA - Sunday, August 31, 1997 at 01:04:00 (EDT)
I have not picked up the new Cranes album because several people told me that I would be dissapointed with it. I think I will eventually pick it up though as curiosity will get the better of me.
I first heard the Cranes several years after hanging out with some Goth type girls. As a rule back then when I was involved in the Skinhead scene, I did not listen to that type of music. But I feel in love with Allisons voice. All my friends would get mad because they would want to listen to Brutal Attack and No Remorse and I would put on this crazy, moody Gothic type shit called the Cranes. Allisons voice inspired me any ways. Sometimes during moments of intense violence, during fights, I would have her voice running through my head, cooing the words to any number of Cranes songs. I went to prison and I was not able to hear anyhting by them for almost 2 1/2 years. When I was released from prison one of the first things I did was go out and buy up all their stuff on CD. I like the Cranes because lyrically/musically they are as intense as anything I have ever heard. I listened to them for years at all different stages during my life. Fighting, fucking, bleeding, sleeping, eating....The Cranes fit into any mood I am in. I used to dream sometimes that I would come to Allison covered in blood from victims I have slain, enemies or those that would harm her. Kind of fucking wacko I suppose, but I love that womans voice. I suppose I cannot really articulate what it does to me. Anyway, the Cranes are a really good band and Allison has an AMAZING fucking voice.
K <>
Connecticut, . USA - Friday, August 29, 1997 at 14:45:02 (EDT)
Well, it is along story so just a quick Hello for now.I cannot believe that I have bought a pc just so I could visit the Cranes web site.
Bye for now.
Mark <>
london, uk - Thursday, August 28, 1997 at 11:24:09 (EDT)
I love the Cranes...I never even knew about them, until my brother bought
one of their albums and I listened to it, and I really liked it, so I bought
one of their albums today. I am still looking for "Loved" and I'm also looking
for wavs of midi's of their music. If someone knows where that might be, can
they please let me know? Thanks.

Sarah <>
Burlington, VT USA - Tuesday, August 26, 1997 at 03:16:33 (EDT)
I think the cranes deserve more attention from the radio and mtv than they are getting which so far as im aware is nothing
Lauren <>
Fascination Street, - Monday, August 25, 1997 at 19:26:16 (EDT)
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