Report: Two of Dolores’s New Songs Leaked

October 19, 2005  |  Comments Off on Report: Two of Dolores’s New Songs Leaked  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Two of Dolores O’Riordan’s as-yet unreleased songs leaked to the Internet today, titled “Letting Go” and “In the Garden.”

The first, “Letting Go,” was posted anonymously to the Zombieguide Forumsthis morning, and the second, “In the Garden,” came this evening. The songs are labeled as demo versions and appear to come from a 5-track preview CD. “Letting Go” is the first track from that CD. “In the Garden” is the fifth track.

With the verse “She’ll be with your father / And they will be one / In heaven, in heaven,” the song “Letting Go” appears to inspired by the death of Dolores’s mother-in-law in 2004. Mrs. Burton’s illness was cited as one of the reasons for The Cranberries’ hiatus in September of 2003.

A contrast to that slow piano ballad, “In the Garden” is a yodel-infused piece with an upbeat electronic introduction that bursts in to full guitar mode for the chorus: “You can’t come here / you can cry / you can’t come here / you know why.”

Of course this means that 3 more tracks could potentially leak soon, and if they do, you can bet Zombieguide will have the latest.

Source: Exclusive

Universal to Release “Zu & Co.” 3CD Boxset

October 17, 2005  |  Comments Off on Universal to Release “Zu & Co.” 3CD Boxset  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Universal Italy is gearing up to release a revamped version of Zu & Co. (Zucchero & Co. in the US) which will include the original album, a CD release of the Live at Royal Albert Hall showcase from May 6th, 2004, and a third disc of unreleased and new duets that didn’t make it onto the original album.

Zucchero’s Ocial Website has been selling a fanclub edition Live at Royal Albert Hall CD for 10 Euros. It is unknown if the CD included in the box set will be the same one or a more extensive version.

The third disc will include new songs and songs not included on the original Zu & Co by Mark Knopfler, B.B. King, Sergio Mendes, Buddy Guy, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Paul McCartney.

Both the original album and the live disc are expected to contain Dolores O’Riordan’s duet on “Pure Love.” Dolores recorded an Italian version of the song which remains unreleased, making it a possible although unlikely candidate for the thrid disc.

The set is due to release in Italy on November 11.

Source: Un Po’ di Zucchero

Dolores to Build $16 Million Complex in Alicante, Spain

October 7, 2005  |  Comments Off on Dolores to Build $16 Million Complex in Alicante, Spain  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Irish Independent reports today that Dolores O’Riordan (remember her?) has finally received permission to build four mansions in Alicante, Spain after nearly ten years of legal wrestling.

The Independent also published a brand new photo of Dolores today. This is her first public appearance in nearly a year.

Dolores purchased a 20,000 acre tract of coastal land called Tossal del Tender near the village of Benissa, Spain in 1996 after touring the area via helicopter. The land is one of the very few sites in that area of Spain that remains undeveloped. Since then, Dolores has been fighting a battle with the local deveopment board for permission to build on the land.

Originally, Dolores intended to build a hotel on the land, although this plan was rejected by the local development board. In 2001, Dolores set up a development venture named Paradise Hills with the plan of building four large homes. The development board again rejected this plan, after Benissa’s municipal architect pointed out that there would be too many technical problems in developing the land without disturbing the environment. Click here to read Zombieguide’s report from 2002 on that development.

In 2003, the town finally gave O’Riordan a tentative approval for the project. On Tuesday, October 3rd, the board gave O’Riordan final approval to begin building. The board approved under the stipulation that Dolores build an additional 30 homes on the property and sell these to the public. Irish real estate agent Jaime Jaen estimates that the finished complex will be worth a total of €13m (about $16 million US).

This is the latest in a number of investments that Dolores has made in recent years, including the purchase of a run-down mansion in Dublin for improvement and an aborted restaurant venture.

Source: Irish Independent

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