We finally have official word about the release of the Live in Paris video, to be released next spring. This press release was given from the company who got the exclusive right to publish it.
“IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT TO HANDLE WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION OF BRAND NEW CONCERT FILM “THE CRANBERRIES: LIVE IN PARIS”
Home Video and Broadcast Rights Granted in Exclusive Agreement with Island Records, Inc.
CHATSWORTH, CA (December 21, 1999) – Image Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISK), a leading licensee and distributor of DVD programming in North America, today announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Island Records, Inc. that grants Image all facets of home video and broadcast distribution, worldwide, for The Cranberries: Live In Paris, filmed December 9th at the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy in Paris.
The Cranberries, the internationally known rock quartet hailing from Limerick, Ireland, was formed in 1989 and their first single, “Uncertain”, was released by Island Records in 1991. The band’s first album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? was released in March 1993 and has sold over five million copies, spawning two hit singles: “Linger” and “Dreams”. From there, The Cranberries went on to release No Need To Argue and To the Faithful Departed, each album more successful than the last, and winning international awards and recognition, including the MTV Award for European Single of the Year for “Zombie”.
The band took a three-year break from touring and recording in 1996. They are now back with a bestselling album, Bury the Hatchet, which topped the charts around the world. They are also in the midst of an internationally acclaimed world tour of 46 cities, including London, New York, Paris and Milan. To date the band has sold over 31 million albums. This is their first concert, since 1994, to be released to home video, and marks The Cranberries’ first DVD release.
The Paris concert will be released on DVD, videocassette and for broadcast in the Spring of 2000. The DVD will feature Dolby Digital and DTS multichannel audio. The video was produced by Ned O’Hanlon for Dreamchaser Productions, audio was produced by the band and the program was directed by Maurice Linnan.
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