Salamanca ticket issue resolved

March 26, 2002  |  Comments Off on Salamanca ticket issue resolved  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

After disappointed Spanish fans were turned away empty-handed from some ticket houses as El Corte Ingles for the upcoming Salamanca gig, the Cranberries Official Website has clarified the issue.

Shortly after we posted our news story, the official page even removed the link to ServiCaixa, the “official” ticket vendor. However, the link has now been replaced, with a note that tickets will go on sale on April 1st. So for all of those around Salamanca: the wait is only a little longer.

Source: Cranberries Official Website

Pirates love Zombieguide

March 25, 2002  |  Comments Off on Pirates love Zombieguide  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Is there no honor among thieves?!” The answer to the age-old question: a resounding “no.” Those taking a gander at the new commerical bootleg titled “Wake Up Barcelona” may have found something faintly familiar…

“Oh yeah, if you noticed the front cover of that new bootleg, ‘Wake Up, Barcelona’ — Do you know if it’s available, ’cause I’d like to get it, well mainly because that awesome front cover (j/k). Geez – I wonder where they got it from? hmmmmm =)” – Adam of Zombieguide Concerts.

“Nice to see one of my own wallpapers on the cover of the new bootleg” – Norbert of Zombieguide Europe.

Below is the title page of Zombieguide Concerts and some wallpaper from Zombieguide Europe. Make your own conclusions. It’s a shame some people don’t appreciate the work that goes into this stuff but — well, it happens.

Treasure Box: individual album art

March 25, 2002  |  Comments Off on Treasure Box: individual album art  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The official Italian Cranberries page CranberriesItalia has posted the first images of the individual albums to be included with “Treasure Box” in its international release next month. Here’s what the Italian page has to say:

“4 Classic Albums + 21 Bonus Tracks = 1 TREASURE BOX … the formula of the Cranberries is never as simple and as effective… in short, the collection of the first 9 years of musical activity of the band will be available in all the stores as Limerick’s “The Cranberries: Treasure Box”. The purpose of this 4CD box-set is clear and direct: to offer the opportunity to all fans to acquire all the complete work of the Cranberries from their first four albums in a single blow, including some B-sides and rarities no longer available on the market in other formats from now and long ago!! All four CDs (manufactured individually) will also be, in addition, available for purchase separately.”

“The date of release in stores is scheduled for the day of 8 April 2002 (and the 14 of May for North America, in conjunction with the beginning of The Cranberries’ tour in that continent). The cover of the Treasure Box is visible in the news published on Tuesday, 19 March.”

Source: CranberriesItalia

“TITD” Radio, Single, Video release schedule

March 25, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITD” Radio, Single, Video release schedule  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The official Italian Cranberries page CranberriesItalia has put up a revised release schedule for “This is the Day,” both the CD single and music video.

Firstly, the site announces that the track will make its radio debut in Italy on April 5th. On April 19th, the single for “This is the Day” will be available in stores in Italy. Lastly, the site notes that production on the “This is the Day” video is wrapping up and they estimate that it will be aired in two weeks’ time, both on MTV and Viva-Retea.

Source: CranberriesItalia

Crans to record for “Supersonic”

March 23, 2002  |  Comments Off on Crans to record for “Supersonic”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Official Italian Cranberries site CranberriesItalia has announced that The Cranberries will soon be performing a live segment for the MTV Italy show “Supersonic.” The segment will be recorded on April 4th and broadcasted the next day, April 5th at 21.00h (9:00 PM) local time. Unfortunately for Milano fans, you will have to set your VCR, as the ‘Berries will also be performing in Milan that night at the same time. The official Italian page is also hoping to get fans involved in the recording, and will be giving away tickets for the show’s audience soon to already-active members of their online community.

Source: CranberriesItalia

Salamanca gig cancelled?

March 23, 2002  |  Comments Off on Salamanca gig cancelled?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Spanish fans looking to buy tickets for the newly-announced Salamanca, Spain, gig have gotten some disconcerting news (OK, bad pun). Those that have visited the online retailer El Corte Ingles have been told that ticket sales for the concert been suspended. ServiCaixa, to which the band’s official page links for the ticket sales, has removed the date from its upcoming tour listings.

Reason for the suspension or even possible cancellation is currently not known, but Zombieguide will keep you up to date!

New bootleg: “Wake Up Barcelona”

March 23, 2002  |  Comments Off on New bootleg: “Wake Up Barcelona”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Spanish fans browsing the stores such as “Revolver” in Barcelona can now find a brand new commercial bootleg titled “Wake Up Barcelona”. The new 2- disc set was audience-recorded on March 15th at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain.

The art for the discs are nice, but as with almost any audience-recorded bootleg, the sound has several flaws. The overall quality is described as “not brilliant, but good.” However, the biggest disappointment is that “This is the Day” has been cut, as Dolores sings immediately when the track begins. Of course, the most obvious reason for this due to the recorder running out of tape. Nevertheless, it’s a forgivable mistake.
Now onto the tracks and scans:

Disc 1:
1. Wake Up and Smell the Coffee
2. Zombie
3. Analyse
4. Time is Ticking Out
5. Animal Instinct
6. You and Me
7. Ode to My Family
8. Just My Imagination
9. Loud and Clear
10. Desperate Andy
11. Pretty
12. When You’re Gone
13. I Can’t Be With You
14. Waltzing Back
15. Free to Decide

Disc 2:
16. Ridiculous Thoughts
17. Promises
18. Linger
19. I Really Hope
20. This is the Day
21. Dreams

Bonus Tracks:
22. Dreaming My Dreams (MTV Unplugged 1995)
23. Ode to My Family (MTV Unplugged 1995)
24. Linger (MTV Unplugged 1995)
25. Empty (MTV Unplugged 1995)
26. Zombie (MTV Unplugged 1995)
27. How (Europe 1994)
28. Sunday (Europe 1994)
29. I Can’t Be With You (Europe 1994)

Source: The Cranberries of Prat

Miami tickets on sale online-only

March 23, 2002  |  Comments Off on Miami tickets on sale online-only  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Earlier this morning at 11:00 AM EST The Cranberries Official Website began exclusive online-only sales of the tickets for the Pompano Beach gig in Miami, FL. Although tickets will soon be made available to the public, those visiting the band’s official site will be getting the first choice of tickets. If you haven’t gotten them yet, visit the official page and click the link in the “World Tour 2002” section.

In a notice sent out to the site’s mailing list this morning, it was also stated that sales for the Chicago gig will also go on sale very shortly, so stick close to your screen!

Source: Cranberries Official Website

Mexican tour venue revealed

March 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on Mexican tour venue revealed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

At a meeting of the Salsa de Arándanos Club this weekend, the official Mexican Cranberries fanclub, members were given more information pertaining to the band’s upcoming summer tour. Most of the new information was leaked from an interview with Fergal taken by local station Orbita 105.7. Members were told that the Cranberries will once again be playing at the National Auditorium in Mexico City on June 26th. The Guadalajara date was also confirmed, but no venue was given.

The club’s president could also confirm to Zombieguide Mexico’s webmaster Sigma, with a visit to their offices, that Fergal did in fact tell Orbita that the band plans to have Benedict Fenner produce their new material this summer. However, the station refused to give any more details regarding the interview, citing that listeners will be able to hear the full interview early next month.

Thanks to Zombieguide Mexico’s webmaster Sigma for all the info.

Source: Exclusive

“This Is The Day” art released

March 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on “This Is The Day” art released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records has released marketing and promotional materials to retailers in France for the upcoming single, “This Is The Day.” Below is a scan of the gatefold sleeve of the promo folder, which also lists the band’s upcoming tour dates for France. Expect the final single’s cover to be similar, if not identical, to the image below.

More “This is the Day” video images

March 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on More “This is the Day” video images  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Official Italian Cranberries site CranberriesItalia has posted yet another image of the making of the “This is the Day” video, recorded in France earlier this month. Feast your eyes below…

Source: CranberriesItalia

The Cranberries on “Woman III” compilation

March 16, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries on “Woman III” compilation  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Two years ago, The Cranberries track “Just My Imagination” appeared on the compilation titled “Woman.” Now, another track appears on the third in the popular UK series, “Woman III.”
“Analyse” is the first track on the compilation, which was released last month.
Here’s the cover and full tracklisting:

1. The Cranberries: Analyse
2. Anastacia: Paid my dues
3. Jennifer Lopez: I’m real
4. Kylie Minogue: Spinning around
5. Nelly Furtado: Turn off the light
6. Dido: Thank you
7. Gabrielle: Out of reach
8. Destiny’s Child: Survivor
9. Mary J. Blige: Family affair
10. Sade: By your side
11. Lauryn Hill: Everting is everything
12. TLC: Creep
13. Toni Braxton: Breathe again
14. All Saints: Pure shores
15. India.Arie: Video
16. Diana Krall: The look of love
17. Lara Fabian: Adagio
18. Texas: Inner smile
19. Geri Halliwell: It’s raining men
20. Vanessa Amorosi: Everytime I close my eyes
21. No Angels: When the angels sing
22. Sarah Connor: From Sarah with love
23. Melanie Thornton: Heartbeat
24. Britney Spears: Don’t let me be the last to know
25. Atomic Kitten: Whole again
26. Jeanette: How it’s got to be
27. Christina Aguilera: What a girl wants
28. Mel C: I turn to you
29. Emma Bunton: Take my breath away
30. Shelby Lynne: Killin’ kind
31. Björk: Hidden place
32. Macy Gray feat. Erykah Badu: Sweet baby
33. The Cardigans: Erase/Rewind
34. Patricia Kaas: Rien ne s’arrete
35. Emilia: Kiss by kiss
36. Groove Armada: At the river
37. Mandy Moore: Crush
38. Sophie Ellis-Bextor: Take me home

Guadalajara date announced

March 15, 2002  |  Comments Off on Guadalajara date announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Last Friday, Mexican radio station Orbits 105.7 hosted a telephone interview with Fergal Lawler regarding the band’s upcoming tour. Although the interview will not air until early April, the station was able to advance one piece of information: the Guadalajara tour date will be June 26, 2002. The information was forwarded to the “Salsa de Arándanos Club,” the only Official Cranberries Club located in the country.

We’ll have much more information on this topic as Zombieguide Mexico webmaster Sigma returns tomorrow from his Salsa de Arándanos Club meeting tomorrow, where they are expected to give out more details on the subject.

Source: Salsa de Arándanos

Benedict Fenner to produce new material

March 15, 2002  |  Comments Off on Benedict Fenner to produce new material  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official Club in Mexico (Salsa de Arándanos Club) is reporting that the band has chosen Benedict Fenner to produce the band’s new material to be recorded this summer. The news is most likely a result of a telephone interview with drummer Fergal Lawler conducted by Mexican radio station Orbits 105.7 last week. The full interview is scheduled to broadcast sometime next month. The new material, to be recorded this summer, is assumed to be released as part of the band’s “Greatest Hits” disc sometime this fall.

Fenner (Laurie Anderson, Brian Eno, Elvis Costello) co-produced the band’s 1999 album “Bury the Hatchet.” Fenner, whose expertise lies in engineering, not producing, allowed the band to create a much more desired “raw” sound for their fourth work. His selection also allowed the band to have much more creative freedom with the sound and mechanics of the album.

Are The Cranberries planning to follow the same course of action all over again? We’ll have much more information on this topic as Zombieguide Mexico webmaster Sigma returns tomorrow from his Salsa de Arándanos Club meeting tomorrow, where they are expected to give out more details on the subject.

Source: Salsa de Arándanos

Comcast to celebrate Patty’s day in style

March 14, 2002  |  Comments Off on Comcast to celebrate Patty’s day in style  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

American television cable company Comcast will be airing concerts from both The Cranberries and The Corrs this Sunday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. I’ll toast to that! Here’s an excerpt from their press release:

Comcast Presents The Corrs and the Cranberries in Concert; Programs Available Free, Only to Comcast Customers

PHILADELPHIA, March 13 /PRNewswire/ — This month, Comcast Original Programming celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with back-to-back concerts featuring Irish music sensations The Corrs and the Cranberries on Sunday, March 17 at 9 p.m.

Filmed before a sold-out audience at Dublin’s legendary Landsdowne Road Stadium, The Corrs — siblings Jim, Andrea, Caroline and Sharon Corr — showcase their blend of contemporary pop and rock sounds with traditional Irish musical styles. The band’s debut album, 1995’s “Forgiven Not Forgotten,” was a smash hit in Ireland, France, Canada, Norway, Japan, Denmark and Australia. The quartet’s platinum album, In Blue, features the hit single “Breathless,” which earned a 2001 Grammy Award nomination.

Wrapping up the evening, Comcast and Music Choice present The Cranberries in concert, performing past hits and new songs from their latest release, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee.” Featured songs include the hit single “Analyse,” as well as favorites from previous albums such as “Linger” and “Zombie”. The concert was recorded at Vicar’s Street Pub in Dublin, Ireland. The quartet recently marked their 10th year in music with a tour promoting their new album.

Source: Press Release

“TITO” and “TITD” denied for US release

March 14, 2002  |  Comments Off on “TITO” and “TITD” denied for US release  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A representative for The Cranberries has told Zombieguide this week that which we could already assume: neither “Time is Ticking Out” nor “This is the Day” will be seeing a release in the United States. “The USA never releases any singles by The Cranberries,” the representative told us, but that both singles “will be released in all the usual territories.”

This should come with little surprise to those familiar to release practices in the US, wherein few singles from any artists get a release. Americans were given a rare treat in November with the stateside release of “Analyse,” though it was identical to the European release. Prior to “Analyse,” the United States had not been given a single since 1996’s “Free to Decide/When You’re Gone,” making it the band’s first non-LP release in over five years.

Source: Exclusive

Dolores on cover of “It’s Only Rock”

March 12, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores on cover of “It’s Only Rock”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

An Andy Earl photo of Dolores appears on the new March/April 2002 issue of the French “It’s Only Rock” magazine. Thanks to Dan for the news.

Source: Exclusive

Exclusive: “Treasure Box” cover art

March 12, 2002  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: “Treasure Box” cover art  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records in Europe has begun distributing a multi-media presentation to media outlets in Europe to promote “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” and the newest release of “Treasure Box” — which is how our journalist contributor Jessica got ahold of this. The presentation confirms the previously-reported track listing and also shows the cover art for the first time.

The new art for the boxed set is designed by Cally, the band’s original art director. Cally originally produced the art for the first three albums, but has not done any work for The Cranberries since the 1996 release of “To the Faithful Departed.” Since 1999’s “Bury the Hatchet” nearly all of the art design (and website design!) has been in the hands of Pink Floyd veteran Storm Thorgerson.

The boxed set has been subtitled “The Complete Sessions 1991-1999”, following the tradition set by “Bury the Hatchet”‘s rerelease.

Huge thanks to Jessica van Kessel for sending this our way.

Source: Exclusive

Photos: Sanremo Festival 2002

March 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on Photos: Sanremo Festival 2002  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Photos from yesterday’s performance at the Sanremo Festival 2002. ‘Nuff said.

Source: Yahoo! Italy

Sanremo Festival 2002 report

March 9, 2002  |  Comments Off on Sanremo Festival 2002 report  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Earlier this evening, The Cranberries performed at the Sanremo Festival 2002 in Sanremo, Italy. It was their first public appearence in nearly a week, spending most of the past few days in Paris to record the video for “This is the Day.”

The band performed “Analyse” for the awards ceremony, with a prerecorded background — the music started before Fergal even had the chance to pick up his drumsticks. Dolores wore black bell-bottom pants with white pinstripes in addition to an orange one-sleeved shirt. On her ears were an unusually large mass of earrings, with several hoops and studs in each. After the performance, the host beckoned Dolores to, “Stay here with me.” He then walked to the front of the stage and pulled flowers out of the set to hand them to her in a makeshift bouquet. She smiled, told the audience, “Thanks for the flowers,” while the “official” 3-tiered bouquet arrived in the hands of one of the show’s female hosts. Dolores gladly took them both.

Source: Exclusive

19 more dates planned for North America

March 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on 19 more dates planned for North America  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records distributed a press release Tuesday to announce The Cranberries’ North American leg of the Wake Up and Smell the Coffee 2002 World Tour. The statement recounted all the announced tour dates and included one important sentence: “The band is expected to announce a further 19 shows in the coming weeks.” Some of these cities and venues have already been revealed through the official page, including Miami, Puerto Rico, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Vienna (VA), and San Francisco.

Source: Press Release

Treasure Box US date, price, full tracklisting

March 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on Treasure Box US date, price, full tracklisting  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

No sooner do we post news about the UK Treasure Box promos than CDNOW posts the full tracklisting for the set. The set is due for an April 1st release in the UK and has a whopping import price tag of $77.49.

UPDATE
We have just been advised that this is in fact information for the UK release, which CDNOW is now taking orders for. Expect a lower price when it is released in the States. Here goes:

“Everybody Else is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” (1993)
1. I Still Do
2. Dreams
3. Sunday
4. Pretty
5. Waltzing Back
6. Not Sorry
7. Linger
8. Wanted
9. Still Can’t
10. I Will Always
11. How
12. Put Me Down

Bonus Tracks:
13. Reason
14. Them
15. What You Were
16. Liar
17. Pretty (Remix)
18. How (Remix)

“No Need to Argue” (1994)
19. Ode To My Family
20. I Can’t Be With You
21. Twenty One
22. Zombie
23. Empty
24. Everything I Said
25. Icicle Melts
26. Disappointment
27. Ridiculous Thoughts
28. Dreaming My Dreams
29. Yeats Grave
30. Daffodil Lament
31. No Need To Argue

Bonus Tracks:
32. Away
33. I Don’t Need
34. (They Long To Be) Close To You
35. So Cold In Ireland
36. Zombie (Remix)

“To the Faithful Departed” (1996)
37. Hollywood
38. Salvation
39. When You’re Gone
40. Free To Decide
41. War Child
42. Forever Yellow Skies
43. Rebels
44. Intermission (Not included on American version of the Album)
45. I Just Shot John Lennon
46. Electric Blue
47. I’m Still Remembering
48. Will You Remember
49. Joe
50. Bosnia
51. Cordell

Bonus Tracks:
52. Picture I View
53. Ave Maria With Pavarotti
54. Go Your Own Way
55. God Be With You

“Bury the Hatchet” (1999)
56. Animal Instinct
57. Loud & Clear
58. Promises
59. You & Me
60. Just My Imagination
61. Shattered
62. Desperate Andy
63. Saving Grace
64. Copycat
65. What’s On My Mind
66. Delilah
67. Fee Fi Fo
68. Dying In The Sun
69. Sorry Sun (Not included on American version of the Album)

Bonus Tracks:
70. Baby Blues
71. Sweetest Thing
72. Woman Without Pride
73. Such A Shame
74. Paparazzi On Mopeds

Source: CDNOW

Treasure Box promos released, 1st confirmed tracks

March 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on Treasure Box promos released, 1st confirmed tracks  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Island and Universal Records have released an advanced set of next month’s boxed set “Treasure Box” to media outlets in the UK. We can immediately see that all of the promised “bonus tracks” are common B-sides, which presents a bit of a problem — more on that later.

The reports of both 21 and 22 bonus tracks are both, in a sense, correct. Strictly speaking, the set has 21 bonus tracks. However, “Sorry Son”, a track included on the UK version of “Bury the Hatchet,” but not the US version, could be counted as another B-side. The song is listed here as part of the core “Bury the Hatchet” album.

Here are some of the B-sides that we can confirm will make their way onto the boxed set:

Reason
Liar
What You Were
Away
(They Long to Be) Close to You
I Don’t Need
So Cold in Ireland
Zombie (Camel’s Hump Remix) (by The Orb)
The Picture I View
Cordell
Go Your Own Way
Sorry Son
Baby Blues
Sweetest Thing
Woman Without Pride
Such a Shame
Paparazzi on Mopeds

With so much previously-available material, even the most dedicated fans will find it hard to give away $60 for a set whose only unique value may be aesthetic. Zombieguide will have the full tracklisting right here as soon as its made available, so be sure to check back! There may be some surprises yet…

San Remo Festival to air live on RAI International

March 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on San Remo Festival to air live on RAI International  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

RAI International, a digital Italian channel available in both America and Europe, will be broadcasting the San Remo Festival 2002 live throughout the week. The historic festival is a strange hybrid of ameteur talent shows and big-name concerts. The Cranberries are scheduled to perform on Saturday, with performances from Alanis Morisette, Shakira, and others throughout the week.

The channel is available on Dish Network and possibly other services. No word yet on exactly what time The Cranberries will be performing, but Zombieguide will certainly keep you informed. Thanks to Cranfanman for the tip.

Source: Exclusive

“Wake Up” US sales figures

March 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” US sales figures  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In a new article on Billboard.com, The Cranberries’ new album “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has sold 129,000 copies to date in the United States, which would comprise about 10% of the album’s total sales to date. In other chart figures, that article also notes that the album peaked at #46 on the Billboard 200 and that “Analyse” peaked at #26 on the Adult Top 40 chart.

Also, the article mentions the upcoming release of “Treasure Box,” but neglects to give any other American release information other than “later this year.” Interestingly, the article claims that the box will house a total of 22 bonus tracks, as opposed to the 21 reported on the band’s official site. However, it’s possible that there was a mistake, so the information should not be held as valid until more details arrive.

Source: Billboard

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