New band photos

March 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on New band photos  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries made their last public appearance last November at Dublin’s MTV Europe Awards Preshow, and we have seen little of them since. And for good reason — they’re in the studio, recording an album, after all.

But that doesn’t keep the Official Page from rolling along. The page has posted three new pics of the band. Dolores has once again changed her hair back to the long bleached look that she had nearly two years ago when “Bury the Hatchet” hit store shelves.

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“Whisper” features 1st “Dreams” video

March 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Whisper” features 1st “Dreams” video  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

“From a Whisper to a Scream”, a DVD that documents the history of Irish rock was released last week in limited distribution. However, it seems that the DVD does contain some rare footage indeed.

Unfortunately, The Cranberries segment is very very short. However, the segment does manage to feature an extended clip of the very first “Dreams” video. The astute fan can tell you that there were three videos made for “Dreams”, the second being the blue-green watery scene, and the third being Dolores running with the white horse. However, the first video has been very elusive, and virtually no one has seen it.

The first video, probably made in mid-1992, is described as very low- budget, and the band is quite young. The majority of the video simply features the band’s heads superimposed over each other on a black background — not to mention Dolores’ teeth were still in the Austin Powers stage.

Because of the limited distribution, it’s been very hard to find a copy except by special order, but The Herald hopes to have its own copy within the next few days.

Thanks to Paul for the info.

“The Complete Sessions” released in the US

March 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on “The Complete Sessions” released in the US  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Nearly a year after the European and Asian release of “Bury the Hatchet: The Complete Sessions”, the double-disc set was released today in the United States, with an MSRP of $19.99. The US release is nearly identical to the European release, except for the added link of “www.islandrecords.com” to the very bottom of the back. No variation in the track listing is to be found.

The Cranberries appear on Ovation interview

March 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries appear on Ovation interview  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries recently held an interview with the specialty arts television network, Ovation. They appeared on the show “Music Express”, a half-hour show dedicated ot one artist.

The interview was recorded last summer, and as Dolores discusses the band’s European festival tour. Dolores also disucsses the troubles the band had in late 1996, when it was almost certain that the band would have broken up. Other parts of the interview revolve around one of the band’s recent European tours (uncertain whether it was 1999 or 2000). However, most interestingly, Ovation also broadcasted an extended clip of the band’s 1991 title “Uncertain”. The video for this is quite rare, and only a 30-second clip of the video is readily available.

For those that receive Ovation, but missed the interview, it will reair again in a month. The Cranberries episode of “Music Express” reairs Saturday, April 21st, 2001 at 6:00 PM EST (3:00 PM PST).

Thanks to DIver5532 at aol.com for the news tip!
If someone receives the Ovation channel and can record and trade this, please email me and let me know.

Cranberries.com relaunches

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on Cranberries.com relaunches  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The official US headquarters for The Cranberries, www.cranberries.com, has relaunched with a slightly simpler look, promoting next Tuesday’s release of “Bury the Hatchet: The Complete Sessions”. There’s not a whole lot to see, but it’s worth the look anyway. The site had not been updated previously for nearly a year and a half.

However, there is a major point of interest under “Current Album”, where information about “Complete Sessions” is listed. Firstly, the “frontal” image is not the same as the cover of the import version — this image was inside. Seconly, the track list neglects “Delilah” live, one of the live tracks also featured on the import. Does this suggest that the US version is different from the import?
We will have a full report on the US release on Tuesday.

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August tour for media promotion

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on August tour for media promotion  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

We have word that the the previously-announced tour scheduled for August will not be a “world tour” as previously reported. Instead, the tour will be for promotional interviews and appearences on TV networks, for radio stations, etc…
Here’s the message we received from Rainer, the official page webmaster:

While looking through your site (and many others) we noticed that there is a misbelief that the band are doing a worldwide tour in August 2001. The band will be starting a media tour, that means just things like tv shows and press meetings. A full scale live tour has not been planned as yet, and will most likely come after the release of the new album.
We hope that this is helpful to you!
Webmaster – www.cranberries.ie

“From a Whisper” cover art, info

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on “From a Whisper” cover art, info  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

As previously reported, a new DVD title will be released on Tuesday, titled “From a Whisper to a Scream”. The documentary covers over thrity years of Irish music history, including of course, The Cranberries. We now have the self-description of the release, from its back cover:

“Ireland in the 1950’s was a gray and conservative place. Elsewhere, it was the decade that heralded the birth of rock ‘n’ roll. But as the ’50s accelerated into the ’60s, an emerging generation began to turn on to the revolutionary sounds that were changing musical expectations and values around the globe. Irish songwriters and musicians embarked on an adventure that, in time, would lead to an explosion in creativity and achievement unparalleled anywhere in the world.

“Ireland, a small country off the Western coast of Europe, has succeeded in producing some of the most popular and acclaimed music of recent decades. It has done so to an extent that is completely out of proportion to its size. From a Whisper to a Scream focuses on the extraordinary individuals behind this story. It traces the evolution of the music, from its humble beginnings in overcrowded dance halls and beat clubs to the glittering venues where it is performed today. Featuring rare archival footage, exclusive interviews and live performance clips, this electrifying film presents thrilling highlights from over 30 years of Irish popular music.”

The documentary appears to be a limited release, so if you’re eager to watch it, you may want to try some online retailers.

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The Cranberries donate poster to charity

March 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries donate poster to charity  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have donated an autographed poster to the Great Daffodil Day Internet Auction to aid the Irish Cancer Society.

The poster is a lithograph of the “Bury the Hatchet” cover and back artwork. The litho is autographed by the artist, Storm Thorgerson, as well as the band. The auction is being hosted by EBid.ie. The bidding began at £5 (about $7.20 US) and is currently at £180 ($260 US). The auction ends on March 23rd.

The Irish Cancer Society, founded in 1963, is the national charity dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem and improving the lives of those living with cancer through patient care, research and education. All of the funding to the organization comes from public donations.

New world tour to kick off in August !

March 8, 2001  |  Comments Off on New world tour to kick off in August !  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have begun scheduling for the new world tour to launch later this year. The new tour, to coincide with the band’s 5th album, will kick off in August and last until the end of this year. Venues are currently being planned for Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and North America. At the moment, the tour will most likely begin in Asia.

In other news, the yet-untitled fifth album is still on schedule for October 2001, while the first single has been confirmed for a September release. It will begin airing on radio stations in mid-August. (No title has been selected for the first single release.)

Source: Official Cranberries Homepage

New official site brings hoardes of news

March 8, 2001  |  Comments Off on New official site brings hoardes of news  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Just when you thought things were getting boring. The brand new, gorgeous Official Cranberries Site has hit the internet and with it come tons of news.

Dolores and he new baby girl Molly are in the best of health. Today Molly turns 5 weeks old. Dolores hasn’t been able to leave the house much, as she is nursing Molly herself. Noel, on the other hand, is currently in London, as his wife is carrying their second child, due in about three weeks.

And now on to the new album and tour (drumroll please!). As you know, the band finished up the first half of the album in August and September of last year. “The new stuff sounds very cool,” said Dolores. “Real music I’d say. Doesn’t all that manufactured stuff sound sooooo the same really?” Indeed it does. She went on, “Well that’s all I can think of for now except I’m totally looking forward to the next album and tour.”

The band got a chance to do some rehersals last week and write some new material, according to Fergal. The band will return to Windmill Lane Studios in April to resume recording of the fifth albu. As you will recall, Windmill Lane was the same studio where “To the Faithful Departed” was recorded five years ago. Also, the news section now states that album has been moved up to a September release!! Previously, the album was slated for October.

The new biography section is extremely well-written (yes, it rivals my own Biography here). In fact, the intro gives us much insight to the August and September sessions of Album #5 (still untitled). The new tracks have “a unique sound that has lost none of its character” from the band’s previous works. Here’s a very informative excerpt:

“One song, ‘Pretty Eyes’ slips out between the more feisty numbers, a soft lulliby ballad that blends the talents of band and producer into one soft, lucious performance. A hint of things to come.”

Anyway, that’s the new site, and it has met and exceeded my expectations. For those of you having trouble accessing the new flash site at the www.cranberries.ie, try here for a direct link. (Link no longer available)

Source: Official Cranberries Site

Odd merchandise : The Promises Teddy Bear

March 3, 2001  |  Comments Off on Odd merchandise : The Promises Teddy Bear  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

I love writing news stories about odd merchandise, and this is about the oddest thing I’ve seen from “Bury the Hatchet”. As a promotional effort for the “Promises” single in the UK, apparently Universal created a very limited production of actual teddy bears to coincide with the release. The bears themselves seem to be normal high-class collectible bears. The bears include a small white T-shirt, with the logo “The Cranberries: Promises”. If you’re looking for one of these rarities, watch your wallet. This turns out to be one of the most expensive pieces since the $50 “Bury the Hatchet” golf shirts sold on tour.

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“BTH : The Complete Sessions” US release date

March 3, 2001  |  Comments Off on “BTH : The Complete Sessions” US release date  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

As previously mentioned on the Official Cranberries Homepage, the double- disc set “Bury the Hatchet: The Complete Sessions” would release this month in the US.
Apparently, the release is suprisingly still on schedule.

“The Complete Sessions” was released in Europe and Japan in April 2000. The set includes all of “Bury the Hatchet”, 6 B-sides, and 7 live tracks recorded in Paris, December 9th, 1999. Unfortunately, according to listings at Amazon and Tower Records the US release will be identical to the European release. Americans can look for the limited edition in stores March 20th, 2001 with an MSRP of $19.99

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