New German TITD promo

July 31, 2002  |  Comments Off on New German TITD promo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records, in conjunction with the German-based Motor, has released an alternate “This Is The Day” promo. The new one-track promo is simplistic to a fault, with no slipcase art to speak of, but with the album version of “This Is The Day” in tow, it accomplishes its designated task.

High-Quality “Stars” live in Vienne MP3

July 30, 2002  |  Comments Off on High-Quality “Stars” live in Vienne MP3  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The-Cranberries.com has posted an excellent-quality version of “Stars” performed live on Vienne, France, on Sunday night (July 28th). It is the third live version of “Stars” to be found on the web and is by far the best quality thus far. With such a crystal-clear version now available, the tentative lyrics for “Stars” might just be getting another update.

“Stars” Live in Vienna, July 28th, 2002 (3.4 mb, zipped) (Link no longer available)

Source: The-Cranberries.com

Tentative “Stars” lyrics

July 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on Tentative “Stars” lyrics  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Our visitor Lionel Vasquez has transcribed a tentative set of the lyrics for “Stars” from a high-quality first-generation version of the song and after comparing them with the two MP3s floating about, they look to be dead-on. We’re still uncertain about the two lines denoted with a (?), so if anybody has suggestions for them, be sure to send them over to us.

Stars

The Stars are bright tonight
And I am walking nowhere

I guess I will be alright
Desire gets you nowhere

And you are always right
I thought you are so perfect

Take you as you were
Have you as you were
Take you as you were

I’ll have* you just the way are
I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll take you just the way are
Does anybody love the way you are
Aaa Aaa Aaa

The Stars are bright tonight
A distance is between us
And I will be OK
The worst I’ve ever seen us

And still I have my weaknesses
Still I have my strength
And still I have my ugliness

But I, I, I
I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll take you just the way are
Does anybody love the way you are

Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaaa

I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll take you just the way are
Does anybody love the way you are

Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa

Star, Star

* = could be “I love…”

Thanks to Lionel Vasquez for sending them to us.
Also thanks to Raffaella and all the others who have sent in corrections.

“Stars” live in Los Angeles MP3

July 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” live in Los Angeles MP3  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A second live recording of “Stars” has surfaced, this one originating from the Crans’ performance in Los Angeles on July 5th. The new track has been played at every Cranberries concert since the make-up Atlanta show on June 12th.

On the whole, the quality is poor, even compared with the previous MP3 recording. However, this is one large advantage to the new taping: Dolores’ (lovely) voice is much more clear. The other instruments, however, are almost entirely washed out. So without further adieu, click below to download:

“Stars” Live in Los Angeles, July 5th, 2002 (2.8 mb) (Link no longer available)

Special thanks to Lionel Vasquez for allowing us to post the file.

Source: Argenberries

Daffodil-Inspired Art for “Stars”

July 26, 2002  |  Comments Off on Daffodil-Inspired Art for “Stars”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official Site has updated with a note that says, “As you know, ‘Daffodil Lament’ was the OVERWHELMING winner, and we also mentioned that the band wanted to add the winning song onto the forthcoming ‘STARS- Best of The Cranberries 1992 – 2002’ as a bonus track! Well in fact, we can confirm that you (the fans) choice HAS been added! The artwork on the album will reflect the fact that the song was chosen by the fans!”

At this point, we’re not sure if we will be seeing some daffodil-themed art somewhere inside the album or if the designs will simply represent the “fans” in some way. As previously mentioned, Storm Thorgerson will handle the art for “Stars,” as he has for virtually all of the band’s releases since 1999. Other art will include photos of the band taken at the Boulder Dam area in Nevada.

Also, the latest update lists the 10 winners of the “greatest hits” competition, who all won signed copies of the “Beneath the Skin” VHS. Congratulations to all!

Source: The Cranberries Official Site

No concert in Aquila

July 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on No concert in Aquila  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday’s report of a concert in Aquila, Italy (originating from an article in Il Centro) has been denied by The Cranberries’ official Italian site, Cranberries Italia. “An official denial arrived quickly from both the record company and the [band’s] management,” reads a notice posted late yesterday. The site also warns readers to be extremely cautious if they “find other announcements of this type,” as this is the second falsely-advertised Cranberries concert in Italy this summer.

Thanks to Aiencran for notifying us!

Source: Cranberries Italia

“Agreement made” for Italian concert in August

July 23, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Agreement made” for Italian concert in August  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

An article newly published in Il Centro states that The Cranberries have been hired as a last-minute “substitute” to replace the singer Jovanotti on August 23rd in Aquila, Italy. The multi-artist week-long concert series, organized by l’Istituzione Perdonanza, hopes to raise awareness on several worldwide social and human rights issues.

“It’s characteristic,” comments the director of l’Istituzione Perdonanza, Kind Michele, “that they have made the difference in the quality of the names available [for this concert]. Our hope is that the presence of the artists engages you in social topics of our own brotherhood…”

The article states that the agreement has been finalized, but as always, we await official confirmation!

Source: CranPortal

“Wake Up” to become a single?

July 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” to become a single?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Cadena 40, one of the most popular radio stations in Spain, has just added the title track from “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” to it’s regular playlist. Spanish radio stations are among the first in the world to add new singles to their playlists, which may suggest that “Wake Up” is on its way to single- dom. However, it’s only speculation at this point and we won’t know for sure unless we see promo singles begin to surface or we get an official confirmation from some source.

With the exclusion of “Wake Up” from the setlist of “Stars: The Best of…,” it was assumed that there would be no more singles from the current album. However, what we do know is that a “Radio Edit” has been available for quite some time and it would be nearly effortless to put it onto a promo CD in a half-hearted promotion attempt.

Thanks to Uncer for the news. Zombieguide will have more as it develops!

Source: Exclusive

Rescheduled gigs, “Stars” date confirmed!

July 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on Rescheduled gigs, “Stars” date confirmed!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Finally, The Cranberries Official Site confirmed today that “Stars: The Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002” is on track for a mid-September release. Specifically, the compilation will be on store shelves in Spain on September 16th. Still no official word on the date for the US release, but we can probably expect it within a week’s timespan of that date.

Additionally, the site verifies our report from yesterday that the Spanish tour dates have been moved to October 23rd and 25th in order to better promote the new CD.

Source: The Cranberries Official Site

Concert cancellations and rumors

July 17, 2002  |  Comments Off on Concert cancellations and rumors  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official Site updated today with a notice saying that “Before a licensing permit for this show [Jakarta] was granted, the Indonesian government decided to hold their parliamentary convention from August the 1st to August 16th. As is common during this period, NO activities with mass gatherings are allowed in Jakarta, and that includes music concerts!” The site says that the band will return to Jakarta at a later date.

In related news, there are some strong rumors going around that the gigs scheduled for Malaga and A Coruña, Spain next week have been likewise rescheduled for October. The information has appeared in several Spanish publications including La Opinion de Malaga. Another magazine, Indyrock, additionally reports that the dates have been moved to October 24th and 25th in order to better promote “Stars: The Best of…,” due out in September. The papers report that Universal Music has confirmed the cancellations, and a representative for El Coliseu cited the “expressed wishes of the band.” No further reason (if any) has been given.

As of yet, the Cranberries Official Site has not made any changes to the Spanish tour schedule and still has links to ticket vendors. We at Zombieguide await official confirmation of the news, and will watch the story for the next few days.

Sources: The Cranberries Official Site, La Opinion de Malaga

Promoter comments on Jakarta show

July 16, 2002  |  Comments Off on Promoter comments on Jakarta show  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Straits Times has posted an article regarding the slew of upcoming concerts in Asia, which includes, of course, several Cranberries gigs. Here’s a Cran-related snippet from the article:

MORE WILLING TO TRAVEL

INDUSTRY players credit a relaxation of post-911 travel phobia for the return of Western artistes.

Promoters are also willing to take the risk because Singaporeans are travelling less during the slump and spending more on concerts, they say.

Says Sistic’s Mr Ta: ‘They still need entertainment to relieve stress, and being discerning spenders, Singaporeans tend to save up to afford tickets to concerts by popular artistes or those they perceive as good.’

Promoters Adrian Hobbs of M2 (Diana Krall), and Michael Hosking, managing director of Midas Entertainment, say the tour plans of artistes also account for the increasing arrivals over the next six months.

Mr Hosking, whose company is bringing in Blue, notes that The Cranberries are headlining a festival in Jakarta for US$500,000 (S$880,000). ‘Since the group is already flying all the way to Asia, the thinking is that they might as well perform here,’ he says.

Source: The Straits Times

Universal Spain confirms “Stars” tracklist

July 16, 2002  |  Comments Off on Universal Spain confirms “Stars” tracklist  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A representative for Universal Music Spain has confirmed the tracklisting and order of the upcoming Cranberries disc, “Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002,” due out this fall. As we can see, the titles of the two new tracks have been finalized as “Stars” and “New New York”. Interestingly enough, the disc ends with the fan-picked “Daffodil Lament” rather than concluding with the new bonus tracks. There are 20 total, rather than the previously- reported 16 (which seems to make much more sense anyway).
Here’s the lineup:

1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Ode To My Family
5. I Can’t Be With You
6. Ridiculous Thoughts
7. Salvation
8. Free To Decide
9. When You’re Gone
10. Hollywood
11. Promises
12. Animal Instinct
13. Just My Imagination
14. You & Me
15. Analyse
16. Time Is Ticking Out
17. This Is The Day
18. Stars
19. New New York
20. Daffodil Lament

Source: Chocolate Brown

Greatest Hits gets a title & teaser

July 12, 2002  |  Comments Off on Greatest Hits gets a title & teaser  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official Website has updated today with a brand new look on its opening page: a teaser for the band’s upcoming greatest hits disc, which is now officially titled “Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002”. The intro now scrolls amusingly in Star Wars-esque text, well befitting of the song title, and set to the opening of “I Still Do.” As for a date, it reads only: “Coming Soon.” So whether it is September (like the official Italian site reports) or Christmas (as the main official site last reported), we’ll know soon.

Source: The Cranberries Official Website

The Cranberries to play in Majorca

July 11, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play in Majorca  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Several major Spanish newspapers reported this morning that The Cranberries have scheduled to play at the island of Majorca, Spain this September.

It is reported that the Council of Majorca are in the final stages of securing an agreement with the band for them to play as part of the Diada de Mallorca celebration. The date will be somewhere between September 11th and the 14th, although it has yet to be finalized, as it cannot conflict with the band’s touring schedule in Asia. If confirmed, it will be the seventh tour date that The Cranberries have played in Spain this year!

Check out some front-page articles from the Majorcan press below or click here to read an online article from El Mundo, which mirrors the printed article. (Link no longer available)

Sources: The Cranberries of Prat, El Mundo

Articles in TV Sette & Tutto

July 9, 2002  |  Comments Off on Articles in TV Sette & Tutto  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are mentioned in two new Italian magazines on newsstands this month, TV Sette and the oft-recurring Tutto. The first article, from Sette, takes a look at the ongoing Sprite promotion in Italy, which it praises as a “good idea.”
Here’s a translation:

Drink And Listen

 

Today it’s possible to download legally and practically free on your PC hundreds of songs, chart singles included. A TV spot [commercial] shows a guy in his car who asks another one:
– Have you got the latest Cranberries’ single?
And he, to answer him, points to a fridge full of Sprite, the drink in green bottle produced by Coca-Cola. On its wrapper there’s a special code which, [when] entered on the website www.thespriters.it lets, after listening to 30 second snipped files, anyone download one of the hundred songs of the Universal Catalogue. With some limitations: the file destructs itself at the end of 2002, and it isn’t copyable on a CD or even on another PC. We’re always in doubt when we’re publicizing about an advertisement, but it’s right, in the interest of those who read, publicizing a good idea. In this case also because it shows that not every major [company] has fear of the Internet. It is also a way to tell people how to act in regards to a product of talent which is a song, which can be enjoyed, like the sea, the beach, the sun, never possessed or stolen; after a work like writing, arranging and playing a song, a little expense (in this case the purchase of the drink) is justified. In the list we find Jovanotti, Nannini, Cranberries, Elton John etc.

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Caption: Above The Cranberries, included among the artists of the Universal catalogue downloadable from the Net after drinking a Sprite.

The second article, from Tutto, includes an extensive feature about The Red Hot Chili Peppers. The article includes a listing of bands who, like the Chili Peppers, didn’t find success right away, and The Cranberries are among them.
Here’s what it says:

CRANBERRIES
When the first album EEIDDISWCW? (1993) comes out, grunge and hip-hop is played. Result: in England the album sold only 12,000 copies, a misery. But it will be greatly re-discovered after its American success.

Thanks to Mattia of The Cranberries Videography for the scans and translations.

Source: Exclusive

More Linea Directa screen captures

July 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on More Linea Directa screen captures  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries of Prat has posted more images of the interview The Cranberries gave live on Linea Directa on the station Telehit in Mexico City two weeks ago. Check them out below.

Source: The Cranberries of Prat

Linea Directa interview images

July 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on Linea Directa interview images  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries of Prat has posted some nice images of the interview The Cranberries gave live on Linea Directa on the station Telehit in Mexico City two weeks ago. Check them out below.

Source: The Cranberries of Prat

“Complete Sessions” albums out early

July 4, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Complete Sessions” albums out early  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Although Europe has to wait until the middle of the month and America has to wait until the end of the month, the individual releases of the “Complete Sessions” albums are already out in some parts of the world.

First to get them is Mexico, where the discs were sent to retail to coincide with the band’s Mexican tour last week. And now, reports have come in from Paris (thanks to François) that some stores there have already begun to sell them as well.

As expected, the individual releases of the albums are nearly identical to those found in the “Treasure Box” boxed set, released in May. The only changes are minor; the notice that reads “Not to be sold separately” has been removed from the back of the casing and has been replaced with a barcode.

Also thanks to Arturo for the info.

Source: Exclusive

“The Stars” come out to play

July 4, 2002  |  Comments Off on “The Stars” come out to play  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Star,” “Stars,” “The Stars” — we’re still not exactly sure what its title is, but we DO know that it’s right here for your listening pleasure!

The file showed up this morning on file-transfer program KaZaA and was recorded from this past week’s gig in Mexico. The quality is poor, yes, but at least we’ve now got a glimpse of what we’ll be seeing on the Greatest Hits disc this fall!

Major thanks to Insider27 for sending the file to us!!

The Stars (Live in Mexico) (2.3 mb, MP3) (Link no longer available)

Source: Jorge Iván Balderas Hernández

Techtv interviews Joe O’Herlihy

July 4, 2002  |  Comments Off on Techtv interviews Joe O’Herlihy  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On this week’s episode of TechTV’s Audiofile, the show interviewed Joe O’Herlihy, The Cranberries’ Front of House Sound Engineer for the band’s tours. Of course The Cranberries fans may remember him best from the “Tech Docs” on the “Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris” DVD. Also being a Sound Designer for U2, O’Herlihy talked a lot about the challenges of setting up a sound system for a concert in the short span of a few hours, and also gave a quick tour of some of the equipment he uses.

“We’ll have a structure within the context of a mix in place and some buildings will respond accordingly, other buildings will be much more difficult,” he explained. “You’ve got plastic seats which are very reflective. You’ve got a concrete floor which again is a very reflective surface. But you can’t move all the frequencies [of the soundboard] because once the people come in, they have this automatic dampening effect.”

The job isn’t for everyone he admits. “If a studio engineer came in, it would be an ‘Oh My God!’-type situation. He would probably lose his mind in seconds!”

Source: Exclusive

UK album re-releases date

July 1, 2002  |  Comments Off on UK album re-releases date  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

UK online store 101CD has put up a listing for the British releases of the “Complete Sessions” quartet of albums. According to the site, the individual CDs will be out on July 15th in the UK, almost two weeks before their US release on July 30th.

Thanks to Daniel Robert James Steward for the tip.

Source: 101CD

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