Stars #1 Debut on MusiquePlus

September 30, 2002  |  Comments Off on Stars #1 Debut on MusiquePlus  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The brand new video for “Stars” has entered the charts at French Canadain mega-channel MusiquePlus at an impressive #1 debut! This will no doubt boost sales after a serious lack of promotion in North America, and the lack of promotion alone adds to the surprise of this news.

Continue voting daily on MusiquePlus and be sure to step into theZombieguide Forums for all the latest chart news, sharing links for voting from around the word, and a whole lot more, all continuously updated by our dedicated hyperactive Cranberries fan community!

Thanks to Insider27 and several others for the news!

Source: MusiquePlus

Dolores on Cover of “Irish Independent”

September 30, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores on Cover of “Irish Independent”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries’ frontwoman appears on the cover of the September 14th issue of Irish Independent supplement “Weekend,” with a 3-page interview in its pages. Best of all, there are five new photos of O’Riordan; we’ve got the exclusive scans! As with other recent interviews, this one was done right in her own home, with pictures of Dolores sitting at the piano and in front of her bar.

“It’s a total cliche,” she tells interviewer John Daly, “but, you know, the kids really do change everything. I’d probably still be out there gigging in strange cities for a few extra meaningless zeros on a paycheque if it wasn’t for them. They gave me a whole new focus, they affect everything I do from the way I write to the way I perform. I’ve come a long way from having CNN as my only buddy haven’t I?”

And when asked if she would allow Taylor or Molly to get into the music business? “…If it’s what they really want to do. And you know what, I’ll be their manager because I’ve learned all the tricks, honey, all the tricks. With good ‘ol Mammy looking out for them, they can’t fail.” If that’s not a good offer, I don’t know what is! Molly and Taylor should definitely consider…

Of course you can read an puruse everything in its entirety below, only on Zombieguide.

Source: Exclusive!

Dolores Interview in “Women Who Rock” Scans

September 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores Interview in “Women Who Rock” Scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It’s been a long, long time since we can recall that The Cranberries have had a proper interview in an American-based national magazine — the only thing that comes to mind is the 2-page feature that appeared in the May 1999 issue of “Us Weekly.” But this fall, Dolores gets a page in a magazine where she certainly belongs: “Women Who Rock.”

As promised in the summer issue, Mrs. O’Riordan Burton is one of a series of “cozy chats” with guitar-strummers like Aimee Mann, Marianne Faithfull, and Dolly Parton (“That’s ‘Famous Titles,’ Mr. Connery”).

Most interesting is the fact that the interview was taken right in Dolores’ home, and the interviewer even describes her cooking a “proper Irish breakfast,” for young Molly, now a year and a half old. We could tell you more, but we’ll let you read it on your own below.

The Fall 2002 issue of “Women Who Rock” is available at major bookstores everywhere (We purchased our copy at Borders, so that’s a good place to start looking). Go buy it; any US magazine that puts The Crans’ name in print nowadays deserves your cash and it’s the best way to encourage them to continue in the future.

Source: Exclusive

22 “Stars” Video Captures

September 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on 22 “Stars” Video Captures  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Cranberries Videography has posted nearly two dozen screencaptures from the brand new video for “Stars,” which is currently airing exclusively on MTV Italy. The shots are somewhat low quality, but they’re better than what MTV Italy has to offer in their 30-second streaming video.

This should keep us tied on until someone has a chance to encode a high- quality version of the video, or better yet — until we can see the video in full DVD quality when the “Stars: Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002” DVD is released this November. And from the looks of these captures, the wait will be well worth it.

Images:

Source: Cranberries Videography

Crans on International Version of “Now 8”

September 27, 2002  |  Comments Off on Crans on International Version of “Now 8”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On the newest international edition of “Now That’s What I Call Music 8,” (a proverbial “who’s who” of pop music), one may be surprised to discover The Cranberries mixed into the tracklisting. On the 2-CD international version, which differs greatly from the 1-CD version to be released in North America in November, “Analyse” is found on the second disc stuck between American Hi-Fi and Starsailor. The disc is given worldwide distribution by EMI International.

Meanwhile, the US version of Now 8 is crammed to the brim with dispensible bubblegum pop slurry throughout.

Tracklist is:

DISC 1
1. Girlfriend by *NSync
2. Hero by Enrique Iglesias
3. If You Come Back by Blue
4. Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman by Britney Spears
5. In Your Eyes by Kylie Minogue
6. Always on Time by Ja Rule
7. …on the Radio (Remember the Days) by Nelly Furtado
8. In Too Deep by Sum 41
9. The Rock Show by Blink 182
10. Smooth Criminal by Alien Ant Farm
11. Rock da House by Gorillaz
12. We’re All Made of Stars by Moby
13. Brothers and Sisters by Coldplay
14. Because I Got High by Afroman
15. More Than a Woman by Aaliyah
16. Take Me Home by Sophie Ellis Bextor
17. Out of Reach by Gabrielle
18. Drowning by Backstreet Boys

DISC 2
1. Somethin’ Stupid by Nicole Kidman
2. Walk On by U2
3. I Want Love by Elton John
4. The World’s Greatest by R. Kelly
5. Home and Dry by Pet Shop Boys
6. Shoulda Woulda Coulda by Beverley Knight
7. Stillness of Heart by Lenny Kravitz
8. Another Perfect Day by American Hi-Fi
9. Analyse by The Cranberries
10. Good Souls by Starsailor
11. Be Like That by 3 Doors Down
12. (I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be) Free/One by Lighthouse Family
13. Dance for Me by Mary J. Blige
14. Move It Like This by Baha Men
15. It’s OK by Atomic Kitten
16. Have You Ever by S Club 7

Source: Exclusive

New Belgium Date Announced

September 27, 2002  |  Comments Off on New Belgium Date Announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

European ticket dealers have begun selling tickets for an upcoming gig in Brussels, Belgium which has yet to be listed by the official site. The band will be playing at the Forest National on November 30th in Brussels. Tickets cost 30 Euros.

Look for the official site to announce the date when the site is updated again, probably on Monday. Thanks to Stéphane for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Mexican “Stars” Promo Single Scans

September 27, 2002  |  Comments Off on Mexican “Stars” Promo Single Scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Although Mexico was the first region in the world to be broadcasting the single for “Stars,” we haven’t seen any artwork from the promo of that region until now. Although it carries the same tracks as its European counterpart, the south-of-the-border release has a tiled display of “WUASTC” era photos rather than a retrospective scrapbook.

Tracks are:

1. Stars
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Just My Imagination

And, of course, you can see front and back scans of the custom cardboard sleeve below.

Full Hi-Res “Stars” Scans

September 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on Full Hi-Res “Stars” Scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002” was released in the United States today and we’ve got the complete set of high-resolution scans from every facet of the new CD.

As if the two new songs weren’t enough to grab your money, we must say, after seeing the artwork in its complete form, we’re rather in awe. The collages that line the booklet are literally jam-packed with things to gawk at from the band’s private collection. Arguably the most interesting of these is the last two pages, which are filled with the members’ own personal photographs. The subjects range from Dolores with Taylor, Dolores in the kitchen, and even a rare second “first band photo,” which seems to have been taken at the same time as this one (long held as the first photo of the band as a unit).

One could spend literally hours looking over all the sublime details of the photographs-of-photographs, so if you haven’t gotten started yet, you can begin below. Expect to stay awhile!

Source: Exclusive

“Stars” DVD Moved to Nov 12th

September 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” DVD Moved to Nov 12th  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music today confirmed to Zombieguide that the upcoming “Stars: The Best of the Cranberries” DVD will make it way to store shelves on November 12th in America (not the fifth as reported yesterday). No word yet on an international release date.

In related news, mega-media retailer Barnes and Noble is now listing on both their in-house computers and on their website that the “Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris 2” DVD has been delayed until October 1st in the US. The release was scheduled for a simultaneous release with the “Stars” album on Tuesday. However, Barnes and Noble seems to the be only store to report the change thus far, so it must at this point be considered as unconfirmed information.

Lastly, we got word today that the “Stars” music video began airing today in some parts of the world. Viewers describe it as a very naturalistic video, reminicent of Björk’s “Joga.” We should be seeing some media from it very soon.

Partial Source: Barnes and Noble

Virgin Megastore Signing Photos

September 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on Virgin Megastore Signing Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, at around 7:00 in the evening, The Cranberries arrived at the Virgin Megastore in Paris, France to sign autographs for fans. Many began lining up as early as that morning, and by the time the band arrived, there were over 500 fans en queue to get a brief chance to meet the band. Due to time constraints, each person was allowed only one item and there was very little time to converse with any of the members.

Thanks to Marcel for sending us the photos!

(photos no longer available!)

Beneath the Skin Version 2 Screencaptures, Features

September 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on Beneath the Skin Version 2 Screencaptures, Features  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Norbert of Zombieguide Europe was able to get his hands on the newly- released “Beneath the Skin Version 2” and brings us this handfull of screencaptures and info on the new version. Norbert notes that the long- promised menu changes are “very easy.” They include some classic Cranberries sounds and some never-before seen photos (like the one below).

To cut straight to the chase, here’s what you’ll find on the new version:

DVD Features:
· Live in Paris, December 9th, 1999 concert
· 26-minute “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” documentary (released as a promo-only “Electronic Press Pack” previously) (see images below)
· New menu configuration (see image below)
· Live videos (same as found on original release)
Hollywood (Detroit 1996)
How (1993)
Yesterday’s Gone (MTV Unplugged 1995)
Saving Grace (Hamburg 1999)
· Music Videos
Animal Instinct
Promises
Just My Imagination
Analyse
Time Is Ticking Out
· Audio Setup
· Track Selection

DVD-ROM Functions:
· Wallpaper
· Karaoke-style lyrics alongside concert
· Interactive slide show
· Link to official website
· “Salvation” MP3

You can expect more captures from the new DVD soon on Zombieguide Europe. We’ll have a review of the North American version soon after its release next week.

Images:

Source: Exclusive

Cranberries In Negotiations for New Contract

September 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on Cranberries In Negotiations for New Contract  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Ever since the band’s announcement in late June that they would be parting from Universal after their sixth album, the same question appeared on the minds of all fans: Where will The Cranberries go to release their music? In an interview taken by MTV this weekend in Bologna, Italy, Noel tells that they are “still in negotiations” and have no concrete, definite plans as of yet. Here’s an excerpt:

Host: It’s over with Universal, right? And what are you going to choose? Major [label]? Indie? Or is it going to be yourselves and start a new label?

Dolores: Noel can be diplomatic and answer that one. Go on, Noel.

Noel: We’re kind of in negotiations at the moment, so we’re not too sure yet. We’ve still got one more album with Universal, so it depends on what happens between now and then.

The entire interview can be found here on MTV.it’s MTV Day interview page. On the same site, you’ll also find that MTV Italy has posted yet anothergallery of photos, this time with 20 pictures dedicated to The Crans.

Thanks to several readers for the tip.

Source: MTV.it

MTV Day Report

September 16, 2002  |  Comments Off on MTV Day Report  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Saturday was MTV Italy’s “MTV Day” celebration where The Cranberries headlined a concert in Bologna, which was broadcasted live on MTV Italy. The setlist for the show was:

1. Analyse
2. Animal Instinct
3. Linger
4. Daffodil Lament
5. Stars
6. Salvation
7. Zombie
8. Dreams

Afterwards, all four members participated in a videochat on MTV.it and Zombieguide was present at the chat to record it. Since MTV has yet to post the transcript, we have the chat for you below in image format. You’ll have to excuse the fact that we were a minute or so late (the chat applet was not accepting our username), however we did get one of our own questions answered by the band about the upcoming video compilation DVD, which they say is now due in late November.

Also below are some images from both the concert and the webcam during the chat.

Thanks to Mattia for the info.

Images:






Partial Image Source: MTV.it

Exclusive: “Stars” Video Shoot Photo from Sunday World

September 15, 2002  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: “Stars” Video Shoot Photo from Sunday World  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Today’s issue of the Irish (non-trashy) tabloid The Sunday World carries a brief but surprisingly enjoyable piece on one of Dolores’ biggest career fears — having to kiss on camera. “I’m dreadin’ that one man,” she told the paper — assuming of course, that she’ll one day have to do it, especially if she follows her whimsy to do an acting project.

The band poses for a shot on the set of “Stars” in Wicklow, Ireland

Even more of a treat, the paper carries a very recent photo of the band, assumed to be taken on the set of the “Stars” video which was shot two weeks ago in the mountanous scenery of Wicklow, Ireland, an area outside Dublin.

Huge thanks to Phil for the scan!

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UK “Stars” Album Scans

September 14, 2002  |  Comments Off on UK “Stars” Album Scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has gotten some scans of the UK version of “Stars,” and although not as extreme as the Taiwanese changes, the UK version also shows some cosmetic differences.

The major difference in the UK version — and the reason that might prompt some collectors to import it — is the inclusion of the “Zombie” CD-ROM video on the bonus disc. The disc is labelled as the “UK Limited Edition CD,” so it is likely that the video enhancement is exclusive to the United Kingdom.

As you can also see, there are new stickers on the front and some minor changes on the back, so take a look below.

We’ll have much more on “Stars” in the coming days as the CD launches all over the world.

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Taiwanese “Stars” Scans

September 13, 2002  |  Comments Off on Taiwanese “Stars” Scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Online Asian import specialty site SOLcd has posted a series of scans from the upcoming Taiwanese version of “Stars.” As with previous releases in that country, the release is receiving its own unique packaging and inserts not found in other versions.

The Taiwanese version includes an extra “bonus” 14-page booklet which includes lyrics, photos, and also a listing of the band’s other releases available.

In other news, Zombieguide has been able to get more images of the front and back of the special CD wallet that was available to some regions as a pre-order bonus. Those images are also below.

images:

Source: SOLcd

“Beneath the Skin: Version 2” Cover

September 13, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Beneath the Skin: Version 2” Cover  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Sanctuary Records, publisher for the US September 24th release of “Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris: Version 2,” has finally added the release to their website. The listing is virtually devoid of any new info except for the cover.

As you’ll notice, the cover is nearly identical to the original release except for two minute changes. The first is that a “2” has been tacked on to the end of the already lengthy title. Secondly, the useless red dot that was found at the bottom-center of the first cover has performed the same disappearing act as Steve DiMarchi’s backup singing.

Thanks to Icicle Melts for the tip. We’ll have more on the newly re-issued “BTS” as soon as we can.

images:

Source: Sanctuary Records

“Stars” Released Early in Some Areas: New Scans!

September 13, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” Released Early in Some Areas: New Scans!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Our diligent contributor Lorenzo has managed to get his hands on a copy of the final version of “Stars” early — the album isn’t scheduled to release until Monday in most regions of the world (except North America), but some stores have already begun selling it early.

Below are the first scans from the limited editon 2-CD set, which includes the second “Official Live Bootleg” disc.

Huge thanks to Lorenzo for contributing the images.

Images:

Source: Exclusive!

Dolores Confirms a “New Sound” for Sixth Album!

September 12, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores Confirms a “New Sound” for Sixth Album!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

You will well remember when the Mexican press ran a a series of articles on the band’s future back in late June. As it ends up, most of the more shocking pieces (like the article titled “Cranberries Plan to Separate”) were officiallydismissed as gross mistranslations. However, apparently one stunning fact was reported correctly: the band is currently preparing for a more experimental sixth album.

Earlier today in a press conference held in Madrid, Dolores gave her thoughts on the band’s newly-developing material. After the current “Best Of” tour, The Cranberries will return to the studio “to work hard on a new sound. After five albums, I think we have achieved our own particular sound. Now it is time to find a new one,” Dolores told the press. But don’t worry — the change may not be as drastic as it seems. She hinted that the new material may bear some likeness to “Stars” and “New New York.”

But the time to go back to the studio is heavily dependent on the current “Best Of” tour and also the success of “Stars: The Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002.” Dolores noted that if the greatest hits compilation is received well, they will tour throughout 2003. However, once the world tour is over, the band will immediately head to the studio for their sixth offering (and presumably the last on the Universal label).

Also during the press conference, she denied the previous Spanish-based reports that she would be singing in Spanish on the new album (a language that she doesn’t speak anyway). However she did comment that if she were to sing in another language other than English, she would choose Romance languges like Spanish, French, or Italian rather than Germanic languages like German or Dutch.

Thanks to Dummy from the forums for the news — we’ll have more from the Madrid interviews and press conference as soon as it’s available!

Date for “Stars” Single Release

September 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on Date for “Stars” Single Release  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In a newsletter sent out by CranberriesItalia, the band’s official Italian website, the site announces that the CD single version of the song will be released in Italy on October 4th. Dates for other regions will probably fall in early October as well.

There’s no information on what bonus material the single will contain, but you’ll find it here as soon as we know.

We’ll have much more on “Stars” as its release date draws ever near!

Source: Cranberries Team Newsletter, CranPortal

“Stars” Video Date Set

September 10, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” Video Date Set  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

CranberriesItalia, the band’s official Italian website, notes that the video for Stars, directed last month by Jake Nava in the Dublin suburb of Wicklow, officially begins broadcasting on September 16th, which coincides with the international release of the album.

The site also notes that yesterday was the official date for “Stars” to begin radio airplay. Ladies and gentlemen, you may now begin flooding your favorite radio stations with requests to hear the new track.

We’ll have much more on “Stars” as its release date draws ever near!

Source:
CranberriesItalia

Another Limited Edition “Stars” by Christmas?

September 9, 2002  |  Comments Off on Another Limited Edition “Stars” by Christmas?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

German radio station SWR3 has posted a new bit of info about a possible second limited edition of “Stars” for later this year. A limited edition version of “Stars” is already scheduled to release on launch day this month with an extra 5-track CD called “Official Live Bootleg” with tracks taken from Stockholm 2002.

The note is tacked on to the end of an announcement that the band was scheduled to perform on the station earlier today. No word yet on the performance, or even if it has been aired yet. Anyway, here’s what the site has to say:

“Before Christmas there’s even going to be a limited edition [of “Stars”], on which the radio recordings are going to be additionally contained on a bonus CD.”

Will it be a Euro-only release? We can’t say anything for sure right now, as this is all the information we have, but we’ll be on the lookout for more.

Thanks to our own resident German-speaking Norbert for the tip.

Source: SWR3

Hi-Res Scans from “Mix,” “Women Who Rock”

September 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on Hi-Res Scans from “Mix,” “Women Who Rock”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries make their appearence in a few American magazines this month (!!) and we’ve got the scans to prove it.

Yesterday, we told you that there was an article in the September issue of “Mix,” and so we dutifully tracked down a copy of the industry-oriented magazine and made some scans of the quarter-page article. The text is the same as the online article, but the print version includes a highly-saturated live photo from the July 2nd show in San Franciso. The inset photo shows Front of House Engineer Joe O’Herlihy leaning over his beloved mixing board.

There’s an even bigger surprise to be had in the upcoming Fall issue of “Women Who Rock”; Dolores will evidently be getting some hefty coverage in the autumn issue! The Summer edition includes a tasty preview picture in their “Coming Attractions” section (seen below) of Dolores holding up some canned cranberries.

No word yet on when exactly the Fall issue of “Women Who Rock” will be released, but we’ll be eagerly awaiting it and we’ll have scans as soon as we get it in our hands.

Of course, this makes us very guilty of Cranberries Sin and Confession #25: “You buy a whole magazine or newspaper for that little review or picture of them.”

Images:

Source: Exclusive!

2FM Performance Report and Photos

September 6, 2002  |  Comments Off on 2FM Performance Report and Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

At 11 o’clock local time this morning, The Cranberries stepped into the studios at 2FM in Ireland to perform an hour-long all-acoustic performance. Luckily, it wasn’t an “all-hits” performance, as the intense numbers “Dying in the Sun” and “Chocolate Brown” were slipped into the mix. As even more of a treat, listeners heard the first-ever acoustic performance of “Stars,” the band’s newest single from the upcoming album of the same name. The full setlist was:

1. Dying in the Sun
2. Ode to My Family
3. Linger
4. Free to Decide
5. Chocolate Brown
6. Stars
7. Zombie
8. Animal Instinct

Shortly after performing “Stars,” Dolores talked for the first time about what inspired her to write the song. “I was actually walking in Kilmallock at my home … you know what I’m saying about kids, how they put a challenge back in your life, well then we [myself and Don] have these mindless tiffs about nothing, when you have kids right, because you’re always so busy, like, ‘Hi,’ when you’re passing in the corridor, ‘How are you?’. So it was one of those tiffs, like, and I went out of the house all hot and puffy and mad and stuff. And I took my daughter in the pram to the studio — we have a studio near the house where the band rehearses — so I was walking over to the studio and I was in a temper,” she admitted. “And then I thought, maybe it’s me, and then I was thinking about my book Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus or something that I read. I thought, maybe it’s me and maybe I need to chill, right? So I wrote it kinda thinking that maybe I’m not so perfect, maybe … I should give a little bit, maybe it’s not me.”

She continued, “And I was thinking as well, that’s the problem, people are married for years and years and years and you get to know each other on different levels when you become parents and all that stuff, right? But the thing is to remember who you fell in love with and not to try to change the person. That’s what they say in books, right? And that’s one of the most important keys to success in marriage, I think, if you can do it. Anyway, I wrote the song there with those thoughts in mind… and then at the end I say, does anyone love the way they are though? Is anyone perfect? I mean, do you look in the mirror and say, ‘God, I’m so perfect’? You don’t really, you know.”

“Remember who you’re talking about now, he probably does!” Fergal quipped at Don.

We’d end it here, but today was no ordinary day for the band — after all, Dolores turns 31 years old today (and it also commemorates the 10th anniversary of the NNTA song “Twenty One”). Off the air, 2FM presented her with a birthday cake which she dug into (literally!) and show host Gerry Ryan was even lucky enough to win a kiss from the birthday girl. Happy birthday, Dolores!!!

Images:

Photo Source: 2FM

Full “Stars” Promo Scans

September 6, 2002  |  Comments Off on Full “Stars” Promo Scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We showed you previously that the UK version of “Stars” was released with a full-on retrospective photo gallery and now we’re pleased to present full scans of the promo.

The inside design, which hasn’t been seen til now, depicts enough rare Cranberries memoribilia to send even the most completionist of Cranberry fanboys into a fit of drooling. Rare and recognizable pieces range from a poster for The Cranberry Saw Us’ first gig in November 1989 to brand new European tour passes. Keep in mind that promo art such as this usually ends up being reused on commercial releases, and so it’s more than likely that we will be seeing these designs again.

Thanks to Sander for the scans!

Images:

Source: Exclusive!

The Cranberries Press