Stephen Street aka “Streety” is an English music producer best known for his work with The Smiths, The Cranberries and Blur. Street collaborated with Morrissey on his debut album Viva Hate following the split of The Smiths.
More recently he has worked with Kaiser Chiefs, Babyshambles and The Courteeners.
In 1992, Street started working with Irish band The Cranberries on their debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?. The album turned out to be a huge success in the U.S. It reached number one on both the UK and Irish albums charts The album spent a total of 86 weeks on the UK chart. On 24 June 1994, it became the fifth album in rock history to reach number one more than a year after release. At the end of 1995, it ranked as the 50th best selling album in Australia. It reached number 18 on the US Billboard 200 albums chart and stayed on this chart for 130 weeks; the album shipped six million copies there.
In 1994, Street worked with the band again on their second album No Need to Argue. It is the band’s best selling album, and has sold 17 million copies worldwide as of 2014. It contains the band’s most successful single, “Zombie”. The album’s mood is darker and harsher than that on Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, released a year before.
Following two albums with different producers, the band worked with Street again on their 2001 album Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. The album sold 170,000 copies in the US by April 2007. Worldwide, the album had sold 1,300,000 copies by 2002. Street also worked on the two extra tracks that were recorded for their 2002 best of album Stars: “Stars” and “New New York”.
After The Cranberries went on hiatus in 2003, guitarist Noel Hogan began working on a solo work then titled Mono Band. Street worked with Hogan in producing the album of the same name released in 2005.
Street also produced their sixth studio album Roses, released in 2012. He also produced their final album In the End, released in 2019.
Watch the video below to learn more about Stephen Street’s work with the Cranberries!