“Se a Gente” Linger cover MP3 download

July 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Se a Gente” Linger cover MP3 download  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As Zombieguide reported earlier, Brazilian singer Angelica has covered The Cranberries classic “Linger”, with the title “Se a Gente Se Entender” (“If We Understand Ourselves”). Her album has now been released in Brazil (only), but we now have the full MP3 of the song available here on The Cranberries Herald. The song sounds moderately close to the original, and Dolores’s backing vocals seem to be intact (!).

Angelica’s “Se a Gente Se Entender” (Zipped MP3 file, 3.7 MB) (Link no longer available)
The file is zipped, so you will need Winzip to unzip it.
Thanks to Elio of Zombieguide South America for the submission.

Source: Exclusive

French “This is the Day” single TBA

July 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on French “This is the Day” single TBA  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Reputable French music television station M6 Music has revealed a limited French release will soon be making its way to store shelves. Previously- announced track “This is the Day” is currently scheduled for a release sometime in the near future as a single for France.

It is unknown if the track could be the second single from “Wake Up” or if it will be a France-only release. Non-single album tracks have a reputation of being very popular in France, where “Shattered” made it to the Top 10 radio airplay shortly after the release of “Bury the Hatchet”. Limited singles are also no strangers — recall that France got the very limited “Hollywood” single in 1997. If the track is indeed only limited to France, both “This is the Day” and “Analyse” may be competing for radio airplay.

Rolling Stone, who presumably got to hear the track, described it as “anthemic”.
MCA has yet to confirm the news, but we’ll have more info as it’s available!
Thanks to Dan for the news.

Source: M6 Music

MTV Asia: “Cranberries Smell The Coffee”

July 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on MTV Asia: “Cranberries Smell The Coffee”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MTV Asia has posted an interesting news story about the Crans. Although most of the information is previously known, it does feature an “insider” quote of why the band left Island. Also included is another new photo of the band — which resembles another photo you may remember from the official site. This one, taken on the last day of mixing “Wake Up” also includes MCA President Jay Boberg on the far left. That makes the people in the photo, from left to right: Jay Boberg (President/MCA Records), Noel Hogan, Stephen Street (producer), Dolores O’Riordan, Mike Hogan, Fergal Lawler.

Cranberries Smell The Coffee
June 27, 2001


Irish rock outfit Cranberries have signed a new record deal with MCA Records and are planning to release the group’s fifth album titled “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” on October 23, 2001. According to WENN, the band have decided to switch labels when their contract with Island ended after their last album “Bury The Hatchet” failed to do as well in America as their previous releases.


A music source says, “The band feel there is a lot of lost ground to be made up in order to attain the same level of success that they once had again.”


The band have also engaged the help of producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Morrissey, Blur), who also produced the band’s first two mega- selling albums in the early ’90s.


To promote the band’s new album, Cranberries will go on a global promotional tour in early August to December 2001, after which, a world concert tour will follow in Spring 2002. — Lennat Mak

Source: MTV Asia

New commercial bootleg: “Rareties”

July 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on New commercial bootleg: “Rareties”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yet another bootleg is roaming around shops in Europe, this one titled “Rareties” [sic]. However, unlike most “rarities” bootlegs, this one features no B-sides, but rather remixes and live tracks that are usually more elusive than their B-side counterparts. Tracklist is:

1. Pretty ( Remix Ost.Pret A Porter )
2. Waltzing Back (Live B-Side from Zombie)
3. Linger (Live B-Side from Zombie)
4. Empty (BBC Version 1994 Radio One FM Evening Session)
5. I Can ́t Be With You (BBC Version 1994 Radio One FM Evening Session)
6. Daffodil Lament (Live 1995)
7. Salvation (Live B-Side from ICBWY)
8. I Just Shot John Lennon (Live B-Side from Salvation)
9. Free To Decide (Live B-Side from When You ́re Gone)
10. Sunday (Live B-Side from When You ́re Gone)
11. Dreaming My Dreams ( Acoustic Concert Madrid Jan.31th 1995)
12. Zombie ( Acoustic Concert Madrid Jan.31th 1995)
13. I ́m Still Remembering ( Acoustic Concert Madrid Jan.31th 1995)
14. How ( From Volume Nine Compilation)
15. Linger ( Live Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, France 2000 )
16. Just My Imagination ( Live Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, France 2000 ) 17. Zombie ( Live Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, France 2000 )
18. Promises ( Live Les Eurockeennes de Belfort, France 2000)
19. Loud And Clear ( Live Les Eurockeennes de Belfort, France 2000)
20. Linger (Dolores with Simon Le Bon , Pavarotti and Friends Concert 1995)

Thanks to Jesus Castillo.

Source: Exclusive

New commercial bootleg: “Ode To Italy”

July 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on New commercial bootleg: “Ode To Italy”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new commercial bootleg titled “Ode To Italy” has hit the streets of Europe. The bootleg was recorded from the Lucca, Italy show last July 17th, 2000. The show was professionally recorded for radio broadcast, which is likely how this bootleg came about. Tracks are:

  1. Promises
  2. Loud And Clear
  3. Ode To My Family
  4. Wanted
  5. Salvation
  6. Desperate Andy
  7. Go Your Own Way
  8. Shattered
  9. Dying In The Sun
  10. Linger
  11. Just My Imagination
  12. When You’re Gone
  13. I Can’t Be With You
  14. Zombie
  15. I Just Shot John Lennon
  16. Ridiculous Thoughts
  17. Pretty
  18. Animal Instinct
  19. Free To Decide
  20. Dreams

We also have a scan of the cover, albeit tiny.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries announce US promo tour cities

July 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries announce US promo tour cities  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On his section of the official site, Fergal has confirmed that they will begin their promo tour in North America and will later continue to Europe.
Confirmed cities/locations for the August promo tour are:

· Los Angeles
· Boulder
· Chicago
· Minneapolis
· New York City
· Canada

More details on exact events and dates will come shortly. Meanwhile, the video shoot for “Analyse” will take place in London on August 3rd and 4th. The promo tour will then follow shortly, with live semi-acoustic performances. For September, the band will be in Europe, doing similar performances as in the US.

Fergal also responded to the “Top 10 Acoustic” poll, commenting that the band didn’t expect to see “Empty” and “Ridiculous Thoughts” on the list.

The HTML version of the site is still in production and should be ready late August. In other official site-related news, the mysterious “Open Gate” section which used to feature a confusing tomato thrown at the screen, now has a purpose. It will now be called “WUASTC”, featuring news and info on the album.

Ferg also recommends that if you’re a Formula 1 fan, you should definitely see a live race. “I was at the Silverstone Grand Prix in England last weekend to support the Jordan Team, and boy, what an experience! The sound from the engines just takes your breath away! Woo-hoo! It seems faster too, than it looks on TV,” he wrote.

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

Unofficial lyrics for “Analyse”, “Time”, “Carry”

July 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on Unofficial lyrics for “Analyse”, “Time”, “Carry”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has obtained unofficial lyrics for three new songs from the upcoming “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. However, unlike the lyrics posted thus far on other fan sites, these seem to be accurate. Thanks to Pete Isgrigg for the submission.


Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Breathe the air
Out there
We are free
We can be
Wide open

For you opened my eyes
To the beauty I see
We will pray
We will stay
Wide open

Don’t analyse
Don’t analyse
Don’t go that way
Don’t live that way
That would paralyse your evolution
*repeat chorus*

la la la This greatest moment
la la la This greatest day
la la la The greatest love of them all

Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Breathe the air
Out there
We are open

For you opened my eyes
To the beauty I see
We will pray
We will stay

la la la This greatest moment
la la la This greatest day
la la la The greatest love of them all

la la la

Time Is Ticking Out

We’d better think about the things we say
We’d better think about the games we play
The world went round, the world around

We’d better think about the consequences
We’d better think about the global senses
The time went out, yeah
The time went out

What about Chernobyl?
What about radiation?
We don’t know
We don’t know

What about deprivation?
Gluttony, the human nation?
We don’t know
We don’t know
For me love is all, for me love is all
For me love is all, for me love is all

Time is ticking out

Looks like we screwed up the ozone layer
I wonder if the politicians care
The dime went down, the dime went down

What about our children then
Is there nothing left for them?
We don’t know
We don’t know
For me love is all, for me love is all
For me love is all, for me love is all

Ahh I don’t need oxygen, I don’t need oxygen
For me love is all, for me love is all
For me love is all, for me love is all

Time is ticking out yeah Time is ticking out

Carry On

I didn’t understand the things you’re going through
I never understood
I really never knew
Carry on

Carry on
The sun will always shine
Carry on
Carry on
We’ll have a glass of wine
Or cigarette

Take destiny by the hand
And lead it far away
Take it to another land
We will all decay

Carry on
Carry on
The sun will always shine
Carry on
Carry on
We’ll have a glass of wine
Or cigarette

Source: Exclusive

MCA reprimands Edge 102 over “Analyse” airplay

July 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on MCA reprimands Edge 102 over “Analyse” airplay  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

While roaming the streets of downtown Toronto, I stopped by Edge102, the radio station famously known for being the first to play The Cranberries latest single, “Analyse”. Curious to know how they got a hold of the promo three weeks early, I questioned them about it. Though they didn’t answer my question, their response wasn’t nearly what I expected. The deejay started to laugh and said, “Hee hee, we actually got in trouble for that !” He went on to tell me that the band didn’t really mind, but it was the record company who emailed them complaining about it (Apparently because of promotional purposes). But I’m sure we all are very content with Edge102’s mistake… How much longer could our eager ears wait to hear some new Cran-tunes?

Source: Exclusive

Germany upcoming release dates

July 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Germany upcoming release dates  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In this week’s Universal Music/Polydor Germany newsletter, updated release dates are listed for the releases of “Analyse” and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Keep in mind these dates are for Germany only.

· “Analyse” (single) – Monday, September 24, 2001
· “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” (album) – Monday, October 15, 2001

Thanks to Frederik Bovendeerd for the news.

Source: Exclusive

Analyse hi-res cover scan, new info

July 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Analyse hi-res cover scan, new info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On the current “Cranfan Exclusive” part of the official page, a high- resolution scan of the promo for “Analyse” has been posted. The page also notes that the photo was taken on May 30th, but more importantly, has confirmed what has been suspected for several months: Storm Thorgerson will be returning for the art for the fifth album. In this photo, Thorgerson was responsible for the prominent polka-dot motif.

For those with a short memory, Thorgerson for the artwork on “Bury the Hatchet”, all related singles, and “Beneath the Skin”.

However, don’t get too attached to the art — you won’t be seeing it on store shelves. Official sources have confirmed that this art will not be on the commercial release for “Analyse”, so it will remain strictly on the promo (much like the art for the “You and Me” single). Will we see new Thorgerson art on the commercial release? We’ll see.

Source: Official International Cranberries Page

Exclusive: Hi-Quality “Analyse,” “Time is Ticking Out,” “Carry On” clips

July 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Hi-Quality “Analyse,” “Time is Ticking Out,” “Carry On” clips  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

?Following our last posting of low-quality “Analyse” clips, Zombieguide has been fortunate enough to acquire high-quality clips of “Analyse”, along with two other songs (and possible future singles), “Time is Ticking Out,” and “Carry On”.

Unlike the last set of clips, these new MP3 clips are of CD quality and slightly longer than a minute each.

Analyse High-Quality Clip (MP3 format, 2.4 MB) (link no longer available)
Time is Ticking Out High-Quality Clip (MP3 format, 1.5 MB) (link no longer available)
Carry On High-Quality Clip (MP3 format, 1.8 MB) (link no longer available)

“Carry On” sounds to be a beautiful, quite personal song, in the vein of the EEIDSWCW? B-side “What You Were”. Meanwhile, “Time is Ticking Out” sounds overly familiar, thanks to the early clip we heard from last November. It’s a double-sided song, weaving environmental awareness with a love theme.

Many thanks to an anonymous fellow Cranfan for the clips!

So what are your opinions about the new track? Head over to the discussion boards and join in.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse” radio premiere date

July 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” radio premiere date  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the Official International Cranberries Page, an “official” release date has been set for the radio broadcast of “Analyse”. August 6th is the premiere date for “Analyse”. The official page also notes the Toronto radio station (Edge 102) played the song earlier than anticipated — and also gave a link to Zombieguide to hear the clips. Wohoo!

Source: Official International Cranberries Page

“Wake Up” sampler promo

July 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” sampler promo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In addition to the new release of the “Analyse” promo, MCA is distributing another promo — a 3-track sampler of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Tracks for the new sampler are:

1. Analyse
2. Time is Ticking Out
3. Carry On

One lucky fan, who was able to hear all three songs, commented, “I can easily say that if these three songs are an accurate reflection of the album, then this is gonna be their best yet. These three songs are great!”

Thanks to Pete for the news. Look for more details on the sampler soon, hopefully with scans and more.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse” promo single, scans, info

July 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” promo single, scans, info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Well, here it is. The first official release of new material in over a year. We’ve reported over the last few days that “Analyse” has started playing on various radio stations, and we now have a scan of the promo single being sent out.

The cover features a new Andy Earl shot of the band covered in red spots. Nice artwork, but it doesn’t confirm the rumored return of Storm Thorgerson. Promo art almost always mirrors the commercial release, so expect the single to appear similar. Tracks are as follows:

1. Analyse (Radio Edit)
2. Analyse (Album Version)

Also, we have another small but important related tidbit. As you can see on the cover, the spelling is the British “Analyse”. “Analyse” is the proper spelling of the new song, confirmed by the band’s representative, and will not be changed for the US audience.

Source: Exclusive

New song title revealed

July 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on New song title revealed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to The-Cranberries.com, a new song title from “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has been revealed. “Carry On” is now the 12th known title from the new album, which means only one left to be disclosed. Four titles for B-sides are also still unknown.

Source: The-Cranberries.com

Official fan poll results

July 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on Official fan poll results  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Here are the results of the extensive fans’ “Top 10” poll on the official page:


MANY THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS SURVEY! It closed today the 16th of July 2001. There were thousands of entries to sift through, and below are the final results! Sorry if some of your favourites did not make the list, however we would also like to point out that this survey was only intended to give the band an indication as to which songs you would like to see performed acoustically, and there is no guarantee that these 10 songs will all be performed!

AFTER 312 HOURS / TWO WEEKS (July 2nd -15th July 2001):

1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Animal Instinct
5. Ode To My Family
6. Promises
7. Daffodil Lament
8. Just My Imagination
9. Empty
10. Ridiculous Thoughts

Source: Official International Cranberries Page

“Analyze” release date updated

July 15, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyze” release date updated  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to The-Cranberries.com, a release date for “Analyze” has been set at September 14th, 2001. We now have confirmation that this date is for the European release, taken from a Portuguese online retailer. Thanks to Pedro for the clarification. Once again, releases in other regions will likely come around the same date.

Source: The-Cranberries.com

“Analyze” continues to broadcast…

July 15, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyze” continues to broadcast…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We now have more details about yesterday’s story of Analyze hitting the radio.
The first reported station to air the new song is Toronto’s Edge 102 Radio. The song first aired on Friday at 7:15 AM and again yesterday at 1:30 PM. It seems the station is living up to its motto, “Hear it first, on the NewRock Edge 102!”
Tara, Zombieguide contributor and “helper monkey”, heard the song first-hand and also noted, “Though this is only our first glimpse into the upcoming album, Analyze promises a good future for Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.”

Source: Exclusive

“Analyze” hits the radio!!!

July 14, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyze” hits the radio!!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide staff member/contributor Tara reports that the brand new single “Analyze” has hit Canadian radio stations! “Once again The Cranberries show their consistency in their song writing. Analyze is a song that could be safely compared to their earlier recording, Dreams… possibly due to working with Street!”. The song was previously believed to be released to radio in August.

Tara was able to get a recording of the song, so we hope to have clips of it available soon on The Herald. This news also means that promo materials are starting to be sent, so we should have scans of the promo single, etc, very soon.

Source: Exclusive

Hi-Res “Tutto” scans

July 14, 2001  |  Comments Off on Hi-Res “Tutto” scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As we reported to you Thursday, the newest issue of the Italian magazine “Tutto” has a brand new article/interview with The Cranberries. We now have lethally huge scans of the 3-page article, thanks to Simone “Merry” Cirri. Watch out for that third one — it’s a mammoth!

Source: Exclusive

(Hi-Res scans no longer available, check CW magazines section to find scans of this issue)

The Cranberries interview in “Tutto”

July 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries interview in “Tutto”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The newest issue of the Italian magazine “Tutto” has a brand new article/interview, another offspin of the band’s recent press work. The Herald has the near-full article here exclusively. One section, a brief history of the band, has been excluded for obvious reasons (Of course you can always read Zombieguide’s Ultimate Bio). Thanks to Simone “Merry” Cirri for the translation. Scans will be coming in the near future!

We entered the Irish band’s headquarters. A place away from space and time, where Dolores, Fergal, Noel and Mike concealed themselves in order to work on the new album, scheduled for October. We spent some hours with them, finding that passion for rock music can be conciliated with a normal life.

From the gossips which have been circulating in the Internet during the last months, we could guess that The Cranberries were about to come back on the scene. An underground, slow but inexorable tam-tam, that has been stopped in the end of May by an announcement from Dolores. “Hello, I’m on a plane on my way back from London. We spent two weeks there mixing the album. It’s gonna be called ‘Wake Up And Smell The Coffee’… I’m soooo looking forward to getting back to my babies. I’m such a lucky blessed person. I’m so thankful to God for what I have. Life’s so short, it’s essential to put love and happiness first”.

Some days after, we meet her a few thousands of meters from her home, in the band’s headquarters: a totally anonymous shed placed in the splendid Irish countryside, near Limerick. It could be a rustic house turned into an industrial storehouse, or an agricultural machines warehouse. Not at all: inside these walls the band’s music is created. To confirm us that we’re in the right place, here Dolores comes, darting beside our car on a grey racing bike. Printed on her face, she’s got one of those smiles that put you in a good mood.

Once we get over the entry door, we’re looking at what we could call the dream of every rocker: a true stage built on an iron structure, with a light system, a mixing board and some huge candelabras near the amplifiers. Guitar and bass guitar’s strings here and there, half-open instrument cases and drumstick fragments scattered everywhere are unmistakable signs of a long night of rehearsals. In this place, in the middle of the most absolute silence, the band sets up its live concerts and records the cues which then will transform into new songs. “This place hasn’t got a name” says Fergal, the band’s drummer: “I like to call it Cranberries Center, because all our activities start from here”. A UNIQUE SOUND
In the meantime, while the singer grabs a cup of hot tea, the stereo plays the just finished CD’s first notes. An album made of pure Cranberries rock, which emphasizes Dolores’ voice and guitars’ biting sound. As we listen to the album for the first time, we notice in a particular way “Analyze”, which is all based on an irresistible mix of power and melody. “The album will come out in October… We haven’t chosen the first single yet, but ‘Analyze’ has good chances” says Dolores, who does nothing to hide her magic moment, made even more special by the little Molly’s birth, five months ago. “I’ve realized that when you’re 30 years old you have to put your life in order… Albums and tours are important, but you can’t lose the sense of your life. Having children makes you very sensible. When you’re responsible for other people too, you really begin looking around. For example, I’m not indifferent to the environmental disaster that’s happening in front of our eyes. It’s been for many years that a long exposure to the sun causes serious problems. But I don’t see campaigns against the ozone hole anymore”. THAT DAY IN WOODSTOCK…
As we walk along the side of the band’s private stage, we see a red poster which towers above the entrance. In the upper area there’s the logo of Woodstock ’94, the second edition of the historical festival. With the other stars, four young Irish guys who were about to be swept away by the unlimited success of “No Need To Argue”, the album with the super-hit “Zombie”, were there too. “Unforgettable! The most difficult thing wasn’t playing in front of that wild crowd, but approaching to the backstage area before the gig. There was mud everywhere: it looked like we were in the middle of a giant swamp. Luckily we hadn’t forgotten the boots.”. One moment before she comes back taking care of Molly, Dolores tells us about her fascination for the sound of two albums recorded in the Indian reserves in Canada. “In those people’s music there’s a great sense of peace, of harmony with the rest of the world”. Then, she jumps on her bike and she goes to home. On her face, the same smile she had when she arrived.

Source: Exclusive

MMM considers “I&I” feature

July 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on MMM considers “I&I” feature  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We earlier reported to you that Canadian music channel MuchMoreMusic is going to prepare a new documentary, “The Story of,” on The Cranberries. We now have new info on this and the possibility of another special from MuchMoreMusic thanks to Vance. Here’s a copy of the email he received from host Bill Welychka:

Vance, We’re currently looking into going to Ireland in August for The Story of. AND, a possible I&I in September. It’s all to soon to tell….but stay tuned!

Bill Welychka Host/Producer – MuchMusic/MuchMoreMusic

So what is “I&I” ? “Intimate and Interactive”, a small, private gig that stays true to its namesake. It is said to be “the coolest hour you could spend with a band”, so we wish them the best of luck in getting a green light on the project.

Thanks to Vance for the news.

Source: Exclusive

19 new Cranberries photos

July 10, 2001  |  Comments Off on 19 new Cranberries photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mexican site Radioactivo has posted 19 brand new photos of The Cranberries. The photos were taken around Ireland on May 28th, 2001. Nice Sketchers Dolores!

Partial Source: Radioactivo

The Cranberries discuss “Wake Up” with Telehit, part 2

July 9, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries discuss “Wake Up” with Telehit, part 2  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As we reported earlier, a brand new interview with the band was aired last night on Telehit in Mexico. We have a detailed look at the new interview, thanks to Alfonso. If you missed Part 1, check past news.

The special aired with clips of the band’s videos, including, in order: “You and Me”, “Free to Decide”, “I Can’t Be With You”, “Ode to My Family”, “Salvation”, “When You’re Gone”, and “Promises”.

After the intro was over, we finally were able to get a glimpse of the band. Dolores, clad in a black shirt and black suit, sat comfortably and “looking beautiful” with the rest of the band. Diego, who hosted the show, asked, “How was the recording of this album?”. Dolores responded, “It was a quick recording,” adding that they finished it in Dublin in four or five weeks. Dolores then went on to discuss her babies, and then to explain that their music is emotional, not technical (see Part 1 for more on this).

Diego told the audience that he was able to hear 6 of the new tracks of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”, and he commented that they were “heavy”, but that two of them were “softer” than the rest. “That’s our style, there are many things like anger, sadness, or happiness, those kinds of things move you to write in a particular way,” responded Dolores.

So what kinds of music do the band members enjoy? All agreed that they liked genres such as electronic much more than they do boy-/girl-bands.

“The promotional tour will begin in August and the gig tour early next year,” Diego told the audience. But will they be touring Mexico? “Yes! Of course! Definitely!” the band promptly replied. “Next year?” Diego inqired. “Yeah, next year,” said Fergal. Dolores also added, “Or maybe before, but only for TV or radio”.

So what does the band do in their free time? All four said they enjoyed the cinema, etc. Dolores said that one of her recent favorites is “Hannibal”, and that in the end, you see the story in a much different perspective.

“There’s so much conciousness in this album, about things that are really important,” said Dolores about their new work. Fergal had his own spin about it, saying, “Not everything in life is work.”

Now that “Bury the Hatchet” is over two years old, what does the band think in retrospect and how does it compare with “Wake Up”? “Bury the Hatchet was like looking into the past and starting all and starting all over again, but this album is like looking forward, like moving on,” said Dolores. Frequent readers of the Herald will recall that this statement mirrors Dolores’s interview with MTV Italy last year. At that time, she said, the new recordings were “kind of like moving on and starting a whole you thing, you know? So it’s kind of like beginning again in a way.”

The band also mentioned about touring with R.E.M., recalling the brief tour that the two did together in 1995. They said that they were still in touch with the band that that they are very down-to-earth people.

Lastly, what current artists does the band admire? It’s a varied and somewhat bizarre list, to say the least. Here were their responses: U2, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Dido, Annie Lennox, Sinead O’Connor, and others. Thought- provoking, to say the least.

Many thanks Alfonso for the info.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries discuss “Wake Up” with Telehit, part 1

July 6, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries discuss “Wake Up” with Telehit, part 1  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As we reported to you yesterday, Mexican television station Telehit will be airing a brand new interview with the band on Sunday. We now have the first glimpse of that interview from the commercial airing on the station.

The commercial opens with shots from “Linger” and then “Dreams”. Then, the narrator begins, “She’s the third richest woman of the United Kingdom,” with a quick flash to a shot of Dolores’s eyes. “… and she’s aware of its social environment. She commands a band, one of the greatest.” Then it proceedes to a clip of “Zombie”. “They are The Cranberries, they have four albums and great songs, and they talked to us about their new album from Windmill Lane Studios where they have finished the recording of their fifth album.”

The video then cuts to a shot of Dolores and the band, as they say hello to Mexico. The screen then cuts to Dolores, saying, “You know, the Cranberries’ music is very emotional. We don’t have a certain technique to write our songs, it just flows from us.”

Look for Part 2 when the interview airs on Sunday. Thanks to Alfonso for the news.

Source: Exclusive

Telehit to air new interview Sunday in Mexico

July 5, 2001  |  Comments Off on Telehit to air new interview Sunday in Mexico  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Telehit, a major music channel out of Mexico City, will be airing a brand new interview with The Cranberries this Sunday. Telehit is a subdivision of Es Mas, as the interview was listed on the official page last month.

The new interview was conducted by host Diego right inside Windmill Lane Studios, where the band was recording “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. A commercial is also being shown on Telehit for the interview and shows some teaser clips of it. The band says hello to Mexico at the beginning of the clip and then short clips of other topics are shown. Dolores then says that their music is very emotional. In the next teaser, the band says that there is no specific technique to their writing, but rather the music just “flows” from themselves.

The hour-long interview will air Sunday July 8th at 5:00 PM and again at 11:00 PM (Mexican Time).

Thanks to Alfonso for the news.

Source: Exclusive

Current official fan poll results

July 4, 2001  |  Comments Off on Current official fan poll results  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Official page has quickly tabulated the results to their current poll, asking fans to choose their top 10 favorite songs to be done acoustically. The results of the poll will influence The Cranberries’ acoustic setlist when they begin their promo tour next month. After 24 hours, here were the first (but not current) results for yesterday:

1. Linger
2. Dreams
3. Zombie
4. Animal Instinct
5. Ode To My Family
6. Empty
7. Promises
8. Daffodil Lament
9. Just My Imagination
10. Ridiculous Thoughts

However, the total results for today, July 4th, are:

1. Dreams
2. Zombie
3. Linger
4. Ode To My Family
5. Animal Instinct
6. Empty
7. Daffodil Lament
8. Promises
9. Just My Imagination
10. Ridiculous Thoughts

Note that none of these results are final. However, with early returns such as these and with the “hardcore” fanbase already turning in most of their votes, it’s very unlikely that we will see any B-sides in the set — which is a shame. The official page has set up a a Top 10 page here, which will be updated frequently so the current results can be viewed.

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

The Cranberries ask for fan input

July 2, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries ask for fan input  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We’ve seen bits and pieces of it over the last few months, but it has become more apparent with this latest news from the band’s official page. It seems that they are asking for fan input more than ever. Now, as the band prepares to go on a promotional tour next month, they plan to do a number of acoustic shows, playing about 10 songs at each gig.

With this, they are letting fans choose the setlist! Fans are to email cranberries @ elive.ie with the subject MY 10 FAVOURITE SONGS and then to list their 10 favorite songs in the body of the email. Keep in mind they will be done acoustically, ie no “Delilah” submissions!

In addition to this, the official site recently polled fans to ask what kind of merchandise do they want most. Here are the results from that poll:

1. Videos
2. Posters
3. Coffee Mugs
4. Hooded Sweatshirts
5. Lithographs/Prints
6. Sweatshirts
7. CD Holders
8. Mouse Pads
9. Gold/Platinum Discs
10. Keyrings

New videos would be excellent. And in a result of complete irony, Coffee Mugs turned out high at the results, coming in at #3. Keep in mind that this poll was well before the title of the new album was revealed — “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Now, I ask you, what could a better tie-in?

But in addition to the poll, the official page is looking for even more input: “What artwork and design motifs you would like to see?”. Fans are asked to submit written suggestions only to cransurvey @ elive.ie, no artwork submissions.

And lastly in related news, many web users have been complaining about the difficulty of loading the new Thorgerson-designed Flash official site. DigialCC has begun work on an HTML version of the official site, due online in August.

Oh, and in case you’re vaguely wondering, here is what The Herald is submitting as our Top 10. Note the overabundance of B-sides. Now you figure that everyone is going to be submitting stuff like “Linger”, so what we would like to see is the band pick up and play some rare songs again!

10. Zombie
9. I Can’t Be With You
8. Daffodil Lament
7. False
6. The Icicle Melts
5. I’m Still Remembering
4. Paparazzi on Mopeds
3. Away
2. What’s On My Mind
1. Like You Used To

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

“Analyse” video shoot delayed

July 2, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” video shoot delayed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Although scheduled to take place last Thursday, the video shoot for “Analyse” had to be delayed. The band’s webmaster explains that there were difficulties securing permits for the outdoor locations. However, the band’s management is currently trying to straighten things out so that the shoot can take place later this month.

This news brings back an interesting tidbit about the recording of the videos “Zombie” and “Ode to My Family”, both done at the same time in Ireland by Samuel Bayer. The band needed police escort while filming because snipers were said to be roaming the area.

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage


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