“Live” DVD Cover Art, Extras Announced, Retail Sales Sheet

December 18, 2004  |  Comments Off on “Live” DVD Cover Art, Extras Announced, Retail Sales Sheet  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

With the Cranberries “Live” DVD release pegged for a January 24 release in Europe and Feburary 8 in the US, Universal is prepping retailers with promo media for the upcoming release.

French online vendor Alapage has the DVD listed with the cover and extras. According to Alapage, the only (rather disappointing) extras on the DVD will be a “photo gallery” and “jukebox.” (Thanks to Pavel for the tip.)

Meanwhile, in the US, Universal Music Distribution yesterday posted its retail sales sheet for the DVD, which Zombieguide has exclusively here in PDF format. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Alapage, Exclusive

Q&A with Kevin Fox, String Arrangement for Dolores Solo

December 17, 2004  |  Comments Off on Q&A with Kevin Fox, String Arrangement for Dolores Solo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Not too long ago, Zombieguide reported that Canadian singer-songwriter Kevin Fox has been working with Dolores O’Riordan on string arrangements for yet unspecified solo material.

This week, Zombieguide caught up with Kevin to ask him about his current projects with Dolores in Toronto and here’s what he had to say…

ZG: What was your involvement with the new songs?

KF: I composed string arrangements for 4 songs she was in the process of recording.

ZG: How did you get approached to do these songs?

KF: The studio in which she was working was familiar with my work and got us in touch.

ZG: How long ago did you work on these songs?

KF: In the last 13 to 14 months I was approached twice, each time to arrange for two songs.

ZG: How did you go about doing the string
arrangements? Did you have alot of interaction with
Dolores? Did you have alot of freedom or did Dolores have a set plan for what she wanted?

KF: Freedom was definitely offered in the process of writing the arrangements. It was just me working with what conceptual ideas she had expressed on the phone. In the studio we collaborated to exercise what specific or responsive ideas she had. She has a wonderful sense of melody.

ZG: Can you maybe give us any song titles?

KF: I’d prefer not to reveal anything too specific that she may want to remain private.

ZG: Any idea what the songs will be used for? Her solo album or maybe soundtrack contributions?

KF: She simply expressed to me a desire to explore new musical paths. No specific plans.

Zombieguide would like to thank Kevin Fox for his time in answering these questions.

Source: Exclusive

Update: Dolores Wins Capri Film Festival Award, Expected to Appear

December 14, 2004  |  Comments Off on Update: Dolores Wins Capri Film Festival Award, Expected to Appear  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A news report released yesterday by ANSA’s English news service indicates that Dolores O’Riordan has already been named the winner of the 2004 Capri Music Award for her rendition of “Ave Maria” for Mel Gibson’s “Songs Inspired by The Passion of the Christ” soundtrack

According to ANSA, she is expected to appear in person to accept her award at the Capri, Hollywood Awards ceremony on December 27.

The “Capri, Hollywood” panel also selected “The Passion of the Christ” to receive two other awards, Best Film of 2004 and Best Costumes.

Dolores O’Riordan may soon be adding another award win to her resume. She has been nominated for an award presented by The Capri Film Festival, held during the month of December on the island of Capri, most famous of Italy’s Mediterranean islands. Nominated for her recording of Ave Maria for Mel Gibson’s blockbuster smash, The Passion of The Christ, Dolores could take home a shiny new note of recognition at the end of this month. Her nomination was no doubt aided by a stunning live performance of “Ave Maria” as the grand finale to Italy’s Sanremo Festivalearlier this year.

No word yet if Dolores will actually attend the festival, which begins on December 27.

Source: The Official Cranberries Site, ANSA

“Live in London” DVD Gets US, Canadian Release Dates

December 11, 2004  |  Comments Off on “Live in London” DVD Gets US, Canadian Release Dates  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music Distribution confirmed this week that they will release the DVD re-release of The Cranberries “Live in London” in the United States onFebruary 8, 2005.

Additionally, Universal Music Canada’s websiteconfirms that our hockey-loving northern neighbors will receive the DVD a week later on February 15.

Details on DVD bonuses are still forthcoming, although Zombieguide can confirm that the main concert will carry the same 15-song tracklist as the original VHS release. (Two songs, “Put Me Down” and “Sunday,” were performed at the Astoria, but for unknown reasons, were removed from the VHS release.)

Source: UMG Distribution, Universal Music Canada

Word Magazine: “IJSJL” Has “Worst Lyrics of All Time”

December 11, 2004  |  Comments Off on Word Magazine: “IJSJL” Has “Worst Lyrics of All Time”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Britain’s Word Magazine has published a list of their picks for the worst song lyrics of all time in their new January issue. Their top (or bottom?) pick for the worst lyrics of all time? The Cranberries’ “I Just Shot John Lennon.” 

However, on Thursday (Dec. 9), the British newspaper The Independent published a short rebuttal to Word’s article. While The Independent editorial agreed that IJSJL’s lyrics are “tosh,” the paper doesn’t think The Cranberries deserve the dishonorable mention, retorting, “Is it any worse than Des’ree’s famous lines from ‘Life’: ‘I don’t wanna see a ghost/ It’s the sight that I fear most/I’d rather have a piece of toast/ And watch the evening news?’ Wordsworth, thou shouldst be living at this hour, and all that… “

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries Press