US album to contain bonus tracks!

August 31, 2001  |  Comments Off on US album to contain bonus tracks!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As if your wait for “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” couldn’t get any harder, we Americans (and the rest of the world for that matter) have even more coming to them in October.

The official site confirmed today that there will be four distinctly different versions of “Wake Up”: Japanese, UK, North American and International version. Each version will contain bonus tracks not found on the other versions. However, all four versions will contain the thirteen tracks of the previously-revealed tracklist. But with the recent revelation that the Japanese version will only contain one bonus track, it’s possible that one exclusive bonus track may be standard on all four editions.

Source: The Official International Homepage

“Live From The Lounge” setlist, info

August 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Live From The Lounge” setlist, info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Star 98.7 “Live From The Lounge” performance and interview was aired Tuesday night as scheduled in LA. The entire show was acoustic, with the following tracklist:

1. Dreams
2. Analyse
3. Every Morning
4. Linger
5. Free to Decide
6. Never Grow Old
7. Time is Ticking Out

The entire show was an hour and a half, with lots of interviews. Topics included the “Analyse” video, the upcoming 2002 tour, their kids — even the laughable fact Dolores is still trying to get her Driver’s License!
The band requested “Elevation” by U2 while on the show, and also discussed their relationship with Bono. In fact, about a year and a half ago, Bono played some of his new album for Dolores, in of all places, a bathroom!

Thanks to Lionel Vasquez and Priscilla Avila for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Photo: Cities 97 Performance

August 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Photo: Cities 97 Performance  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cities 97 website has posted a picture of Dolores, Steve, and Mike from the August 20th radio performance in Minneapolis. The show included electric performances of “Dreams” and “Analyse” as well as an acoustic “Never Grow Old”.

Thanks to Josh Kittell for the tip.

Source: Cities 97 website

Photos: The Roxy performance

August 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Photos: The Roxy performance  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Paid picture service WireFrame has 8 new live photos, taken from the August 18th Roxy gig. Because the service is for news agencies, etc., (and because we have a budget of $0) the free images below are only small samples. However, they’re still pretty damned cool for free, so check em out below.

Source: WireFrame

“Analyse” trade magazine ad

August 27, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” trade magazine ad  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new advertisement for “Analyse” can be found circulating various trade ads in the US, this one from Radio – Music – Hits Magazine. In case you aren’t familiar with “trade magazines”, they’re industry-geared magazines that feature industry/label news, etc, and usually many ads (such as this one) to advertise upcoming releases or boast about sales.

Source: Exclusive

Alternate “Analyse” radio promo CD

August 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on Alternate “Analyse” radio promo CD  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yet another “Analyse” promo is out there in this great big world of ours. Same tracks (radio edit and album version), new art! We have no indication of what region this is from (although I would guess Europe). However, instead of the band-in-the-feild shots, the minimalist cover has only stylized black text on a white background, whereas the CD has the inverse.

Source: The pretty Cranberries

The Cranberries make surprise MusiquePlus appearance

August 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries make surprise MusiquePlus appearance  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As predicted by The Herald days earlier, The Cranberries made a live appearance on music channel MusiquePlus yesterday during their stop in Montréal. The special, which started at 4 PM EST, started off with an interview of the band. The band discussed the current “baby boom” within the band. The interviewer, who was lucky enough to hear all 13 tracks from the new album, said that it did indeed sound like a mix of their previous four works and overall has a positive feel.

During the show, the band was presented with a plaque for over 2 million (and nearly 3 million) in sales in Canada for the band’s albums. The band was awarded a similar plaque by MusiquePlus in May 1999 for the #1 chart position of BTH and sales in excess of 1 million for that album.

Music videos for Dreams, Zombie, and Salvation were aired. But the real surprise of the show was the world premiere of the video for “Analyse,” which doesn’t get aired globally until next month. Watchers were able to see a full minute of the video (but not the entire video). The clip begins as a man walks out of a traffic sign. Dolores is then seen with dark short hair on a highway as the cars speed past her in fast forward mode. Meanwhile, the rest of the band stay seated comfortably in chairs, not playing instruments.

Thanks to all the people on the discussion board for the help.

Source: Exclusive

Alternate UK 5-track promo CD, scan, tracklist

August 24, 2001  |  Comments Off on Alternate UK 5-track promo CD, scan, tracklist  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has acquired a scan of the second UK 5-track sampler, different from the previous 5-track UK sampler, which included “Every Morning”. However, this new sampler includes the newly-revealed track “Do You Know”. As with the last release, this too has the Island logo beside the Universal logo. Here is the tracklisting and scan:

1. Analyse
2. Do You Know
3. Dying Inside
4. Time Is Ticking Out
5. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

Source: Exclusive

Analyse 3″ CD to release?

August 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on Analyse 3″ CD to release?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dutch music distributor Enetersys is currently taking preorders for the European release of “Analyse”. Normally, this wouldn’t be newsworthy, however, the site states that the single will be released in 3-inch CD format, something that doesn’t happen often. The last major 3″ Cranberries CD was the Japanese release of “I Can’t Be With You” in 1995.

We will await confirmation of this, so stay tuned for more info on Analyse soon!
Thanks to Jessica for the news tip.

Source: Enetersys

“Family Problems” cited for Noel’s absence

August 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Family Problems” cited for Noel’s absence  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Those lucky enough to attend the intimate gigs of the current US promo tour have speculated much on the absence of Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan. The Cranberries E-mail Newsletter was able to chat briefly yesterday with Cranberries backup singer Steve Demarchi regarding Noel’s absence, among other topics. Demarchi is currently filling in for Noel on lead guitar. He told the Newsletter that Noel was back at home tending to “family problems”. Of course, fans needn’t fear too much — Demarchi assures that Noel fully intends to remain an active member of the band.

Demarchi also had some tidbits on the next world tour. The tour will begin in January or February of 2002, but the exact date will depend on album sales of “Wake Up”. In addition, the band hopes to begin the tour in a region that is “warm”, which can leave some speculation — South America? Mexico? Africa? Australia?

Source: The Cranberries E-mail Newsletter

The Cranberries to stop in Montreal Friday

August 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to stop in Montreal Friday  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Canadian radio station RadioEnergie announced a bit of news on the air today that should appease many anxious Canadian fans (and God knows there’s a ton of you). The station reported that the Cranberries will be visiting Montreal, Canada Friday as a part of their ongoing North American promo tour. No appearences have been announced, but gigs at radio stations and perhaps MusiquePlus are possible (but by no means confirmed). The announcement was made today on the RadioEnergie Countdown by host Anne-Marie Wittenshaw — “Analyse” is currently #25 on the chart.

Thanks to djuna21 for the info.

Source: Exclusive

“Live From The Lounge” to air next Tuesday

August 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Live From The Lounge” to air next Tuesday  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It seems that The Cranberries performance on “Live From The Lounge” did not air yesterday, but instead will air next Tuesday (yesterday’s performance was Bare Naked Ladies).

The Cranberries dropped into the Star Lounge last Monday in Los Angeles to record a segment for “Live from the Lounge”. The show hasn’t aired yet, but will be doing so next Tuesday. Star 98.7 will be broadcasting the show Tuesday, August 28th, 2001, at 8:30 PM PST. Unfortunately, the station’s online livestream is currently not working, so those who don’t live west coast are out of luck.

Source: Cransensation

Fergal reports On-The-Road

August 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Fergal reports On-The-Road  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Fergal Lawler has posted some reflections via The Cranberries Official International Homepage as the band currently tours America doing radio and private gigs. It seems that the band that was so anxious to tour a few weeks ago is now experiencing some homesickness! But for their first tour away from home in over a year, that’s a bit understandable. Here’s what Fergal writes:

Well here we are in the good ol’ USA about to go to Mortens steakhouse for “A big thick shteack” (must be said in an Irish accent). We are really enjoying ourselves, getting to meet loads of fans and playing a few special intimate shows. There was an airshow in Chicago the other day but unfortunately it rained for the whole thing so visability wasn’t the best, but it was still pretty exciting. We are in Minneapolis at the moment. We did a couple of acoustic songs at the radio station here WTCZ. It’s different playing stuff acoustically but doing stuff like that, helps keep it interesting for us.It’s a bit of a challenge. I must admit it’s tough being away from our families, but being a cranberry is such a big part of our lives that we would go insane if we were to stay at home all the time. Plus we seem to be making a lot of people happy, so I think it’s definitely worth the bouts of sadness you get daily. You’ve just got to shrug it off and get on with it. It helps when we get to meet people after the show and they tell you that they have listened to the ‘berries since way back when. It’s the same with the thousands of e-mails we receive weekly it’s just so encouraging. A sincere THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts!!!!! Anyway I’ll go before I start getting too emotional. Oh yeah I’m going to see U2 in Slane (Ireland) on Saturday so I’LL let you know how it went. Talk to ya’ soon, Fergal.

In addition, those on the mailing list were also treated to a very rare photo from circa 1996, seen below.

Source: Cranberries Official International Homepage

Minneapolis show review, setlist

August 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Minneapolis show review, setlist  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

WarChild from the ZG Discussion Boards has posted an informative and well-written review of Minneapolis, MN private gig. WarChild writes:

Well, The Cranberries came on the afternoon drive at the local radio station, Cities 97. They chatted a bit with Brian Oake. They said they enjoyed working with Steven Street, it doesn’t seem like work, just plain singing and having fun. There was not a conscious effort to make the music sound like the early days, because then everything gets to technical, and they just want it to come from the heart. (I’ll post a full transcript of the interview next week) Then they played Linger, it was completely acoustic, except they used a keyboard for a string section sound, the beginning was a little different. Then they played a new song called Never Grow Old, it was quite beautiful, acoustic guitars, piano, bongo drums, very reminiscent of the early slow ones, I will always, Ode to my family, what you were, dreaming my dreams, very tender, lots of soul. For the last song they played Analyse, acoustic, but they had a couple keyboard sounds in it. I really liked analyse played acoustic.

Another new track title revealed

August 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Another new track title revealed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide today has gotten word of another disclosed album track title, this time called “Do You Know”. The news comes from yet another UK promo, different from the one posted days ago on The Herald. The new 5- track promo is printed on generic Universal CD-R acetate and also includes the tracks “Analyse” and “Dying Inside”. This now brings us very close to knowing the track list — in fact, we know more than 13 confirmed, titles, so take a look at the list: (Please note that these are NOT in order)

Confirmed Album:
· “Analyse”
· “Time is Ticking Out”
· “Never Grow Old”
· “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”
· “This is the Day”
· “Dying Inside”
· “Chocolate Brown”
· “I Really Hope”
· “Cape Town”
· “Carry On”
· “The Concept”
· “Every Morning”
· “Do You Know”

Unconfirmed Album or B-side: · “Pretty Eyes”

It can now be speculated that “Pretty Eyes” is in fact a B-side. All of the first 13 tracks have been confirmed in different reports as album tracks. The title “Pretty Eyes” came from the official page biography earlier this year as one of the songs recorded late last year, but has not been confirmed as an album track. Again, this is just speculation for now and we won’t know until we get a final album tracklisting.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse” Mexican promo CD

August 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” Mexican promo CD  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mexico has received their promo edition of “Analyse”. The art is similar to the international release, except that it comes in a slimline case in contrast to the American jewel case. The disc art is also quite different, with the shot of the band instead of the bland blue US disc. The Mexican release contains the same tracks as the US release, the radio edit and album versions.

Source: Exclusive

Boulder gig review

August 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Boulder gig review  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Colorado-based website Gavin has posted a short but interesting review of The Cranberries private Boulder gig last week. Here’s what they had to say…

The headliner for the evening was The Cranberries, who after selling millions upon millions of albums in the early and mid-’90s, are returning to the scene with their MCA debut Wake Up and Smell the Coffee. But that fact didn’t stop the diminutive Dolores O’ Riordan and her mates from going back to the well for a series of crowd-favorite radio smashes. One burly gentleman in the crowd forced his way to the front of the room excusing himself as he went along by saying, “Excuse me but this is a religious experience for me, you don’t understand.”

Source: Gavin

“Live From The Lounge” airing tomorrow

August 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Live From The Lounge” airing tomorrow  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries dropped into the Star Lounge last Monday in Los Angeles to record a segment for “Live From The Lounge”. The show hasn’t aired yet, but will be doing so tomorrow. Star 98.7 will be broadcasting the show tomorrow, August 21st, 2001, at 8:30 PM PST. Unfortunately, the station’s online livestream is currently not working, so those who don’t live west coast are out of luck.

Source: Cransensation

The Cranberries to record “The World Cafe” Aug. 21

August 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to record “The World Cafe” Aug. 21  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

This Tuesday, The Cranberries will be making another promo stop in New York City at The Museum of Television and Radio. The historic museum is located at 25 W. 52nd Street in the heart of the city. The Cranberries will be performing for the radio show “The World Cafe”, hosted by David Dye. In addition to a performance, host David Dye will also be interviewing the band about the upcoming album. The performance and interview will be aired sometime in the future on Voice Radio.

Missed your chance to see the band at the Bowery Ballroom on Wednesday? The Village Voice has a competition to win tickets to the recording of “The World Cafe”. Just visit the link, fill out the form and pray for the best! (Link no longer available)

Source: The Village Voice

First Roxy gig details, setlist

August 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on First Roxy gig details, setlist  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

This past Tuesday, The Cranberries performed at Los Angeles’s The Roxy, their first public performance since last November. We now have first details from the show, including an incomplete setlist.

The first part of the show was:

1. Zombie
2. Analyse
3. Time is Ticking Out
4. Free To Decide
5. Linger
6. Animal Instinct
7. Never Grow Old
8. When You’re Gone
9. Dreams
10. Promises

However, after the first ten songs (done semi-acoustically), the band returned a short time later with a short encore of new songs. We do not yet have the listing of these, but perhaps we’ll have them shortly.

Before playing the new track “Never Grow Old”, Dolores explained that she wrote it after the birth of her second child Molly, now six months old. Also noteworthy is that Noel was absent for the concert. Backup guitarist Steve Demarchi took his place.

Look for more on the Roxy show very shortly — an exclusive full-fledged review will soon be available at Zombieguide Concerts!!

Partial Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Setlist from “Live From The Lounge”

August 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Setlist from “Live From The Lounge”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries appeared on the LA radio show “Live From The Lounge” this past Monday to play some new material and do an interview.

Songs performed were:

1. Dreams (electric)
2. Analyse (electric)
3. This Is The Day (acoustic)

The performance of “This is the Day” further solidifies the possibility that it may become the second single from “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Source: Cranberries Tape Trader

Dolores Spotted in Toronto

August 9, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores Spotted in Toronto  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Thanks to Zombieguide’s relentless Toronto correspondant Tara, we have a new small but valuable news bit. The Cranberries lead Dolores O’Riordan was spotted last Friday, August 3rd, eating in the Toronto restaurant Jack Astor’s. She was with hubby Don and one kid. Now that the video for “Analyse” was completed last week, it’s possible that the entire band is now in Toronto prepping for the American promo tour later this month. Dolores herself, is of course, no stranger to the area — she’s spent many years living there, and you’ll recall her first son Taylor was born there as well.

Source: Exclusive

Japanese “Wake Up” Moved Up

August 9, 2001  |  Comments Off on Japanese “Wake Up” Moved Up  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Official International Homepage notes that the Japanese version of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” (which will include 1 bonus track) has been moved up one week. Now the 14-track edition is scheduled to release on October 3rd, and it the earliest release date around the globe.

Source: Official International Homepage

New UK Promo CD, New Track Revealed

August 9, 2001  |  Comments Off on New UK Promo CD, New Track Revealed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yet another new promo for the new album is out, this time a 5-track sampler released in the UK. The sampler includes a another newly-revealed title, “Every Morning”. The disc and sleeve are very plain, as you can see below. Also given is the time elapsed for each track (“Wake Up” is the longest, reeling it at 5 min, 15 sec).

The five included tracks are:

1. Analyse
2. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
3. This is the Day
4. Every Morning
5. Carry On

However, almost equally notable as the new title is what can be seen on the sleeve. The very distinctive Island Records logo is located right beside Universal. This raises all sorts of questions, as the band reportedly quietly left Island last fall. Will Island be doing the UK distribution? Or is the logo of no real significance?

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries to Appear on GetMusic’s E-coustic Sessions

August 6, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to Appear on GetMusic’s E-coustic Sessions  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has learned today that The Cranberries will be making an appearance this month on GetMusic.com’s “E-coustic Sessions”. The live Internet show optimizes Real Video to deliver live performances right to the viewer’s desktop. “There’ll be an interview and an acoustic performance of some of the new material,” a representative told the Herald. A date has not been set for the airing of the event however, but readers can check GetMusic’s Event Calendar for all the latest info.

As the show explains, “An acoustic guitar. A spare kit. A little bit of space. On The E-coustic Sessions, the expression “less is more” is taken seriously – it’s the best way to get to the soul of a song and the artist behind it. Let host Nevin Martell take you beyond the megawatt stadium experience as he sits down with some of today’s best up-and-coming talent for in-depth interviews and acoustic performances.”

Source: Exclusive

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