One-year anniversary contest (update #2)

January 28, 2013  |  Comments Off on One-year anniversary contest (update #2)  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Last update about our one-year anniversary contest:
First, we’d like to thank all those who participated, you were more than expected!!

The answer to the question was of course “Ode To My Family”, which most of you got right, although many got confused with “Roses”, a song Dolores dedicated to her father. One of you also answered “No Need To Argue”, a 1994 song which is very likely to be written about Dolores’ relationship with first boyfriend Mike Mahoney (although it has never been confirmed by any of the band members).

Click here to read the interview excerpt we posted in November in which Dolores explains she can’t sing “Ode To My Family” anymore because the song reminds her too much of her father.


Brest poster – Winners will receive it shortly

Anyway, congratulations to our 10 winners. Note that one of them decided to let someone else have his poster which had us drawing an 11th name by lot.
Beauvais & Brest posters are now all ready for shipping. Feel free to take pictures of them hanging on your walls once they reach you, and send those to us 😉

Here is the final list of our winners:

  • Andrea from Italy
  • Anna from Poland
  • Carmen from Argentina
  • Diana from Italy
  • Hélène from France
  • Javi from Spain  whose poster thus goes to Lu from Uruguay
  • Lionel from the USA
  • Paul from France
  • Sean from the USA
  • Virginie from France

Again, thanks to Anne @ Ginger and Aude @ GDP

“Fire & Soul” is the third single… in Russia

January 27, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

It looks like some of the local labels distributing The Cranberries’ new album didn’t give up on a promotion of “Roses” in some regions. Ten months after the album release, “Fire & Soul” becomes the third promo single in Russia.
According to TopHitRu.com (a website that officially provides new promo singles for Russian radio stations and aggregates an information about the rotation of every single on Russian radios), “Fire & Soul” was made available for broadcasting on Russian radio stations on December 5, 2012. Since then it was played on 32 stations (for example, “Tomorow” was played on 44 stations). Full statistics of the track’s rotation is available here. (link no longer available)

Two previous promo singles from “Roses” released in Russia (Tomorrow and Show Me) were aimed for the rock radio stations, but never got much attention. Unlike them, “Fire & Soul” is aimed for the radios playing in CHR format (Contemporary Hit Radio) which means that, maybe, the local distributor is trying to showcase a different side of The Cranberries’ talent.

“Roses” is distributed by Soyuz Music in Russia. The album peaked at #24 on the Russian charts.

“Fire & Soul” joins other songs from “Roses” released as promo singles in different regions. Last spring “Raining In My Heart” was chosen as the second single in Italy and Ireland (and maybe other countries?) and “Waiting In Walthamstow” was released as promo single in the United Kingdom last summer. “Show Me” also got some airplay in the United States, Greece, Poland and Russia. And, of course, “Tomorrow” was the first official single released in many countries all over the world.

If you’ve heard The Cranberries’ songs from “Roses” in your country, let us know in the comments!

The official community closed again (?)

January 25, 2013  |  4 Comments  |  by Luc  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries official community is not accessible since yesterday.
Technical problem or second shut down in less than a year?

The community website first closed last June after the band went on a summer break due to Dolores health problems. The site was put back online in September, few weeks before the band’s European tour. It is unknown if this accessibility problem is due to the a technical problem or if the band decided to shut down the site once again. The community did not seem to recover from the first shut down as few people joined the discussion forum since September. Is this the end, time will tell…

Thanks to Javi for the info.

One-year anniversary contest [update]

January 24, 2013  |  3 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Well, well, well… 6 other posters were given to us (a big thank you to Aude @ GDP) so that we can please a total of 10 winners. These 6 more are actually posters from the concert in Brest instead of Beauvais. And they are huge, about 120×160 centimeters which makes something like 47×62 inches.
How cool!!!

We’re thus sending over 6 new emails to those of you whose name was drawn by lot.
Check your mailboxes.

To recap these 6 new winners will receive a Brest poster when the very first 4 winners (already emailed 3 days ago) will receive a Beauvais one.
Complete list of winners & photo of the new poster soon…

“Live 2012” to be re-released in March

January 20, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Just like the “Live in Paris 2010”, the London show will get a wide commercial CD release. Originally the show which took place at The Hammersmith Appolo on October 2, 2012 was available for order only on the Concert Live website as a special limited CD-set release. In December 2012 the show got a digital release and was made available for download on iTunes and other digital music stores.

London Live 2012 re-release

You can pre-order the “Live 2012” CD-set re-release for £12.84 on Amazon.co.uk or other retailers.
Release date: March 5, 2013

Cranberries World’s one-year anniversary!

January 14, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Camille  |  Other News

Dear ‘Berries fans,
Cranberries World is one year old!
We’re quite happy on how things have been going so far and are determined to go on like this.

To celebrate, we thought we could launch a small contest to give away a couple of unused posters we managed to get on the last Cranberries tour (Thanks to Anne).

So if you’re interested in winning a large 120×80 centimeters (about 47×32 inches) poster of the concert in Beauvais, just email us the answer to the following question to contest[at]cranberriesworld[dot]com before January 20th:

Which song Dolores did not feel like singing on the European leg of the Roses tour due to the recent death of her father?

We’ll then draw lots to determine the winners who we’ll contact by email.

Beauvais 2012 – Poster to win (sorry for the bad quality pic!)

Now to leave you with a funny news on this special day, we recently discovered on YouTube an unusual video of The Cranberries gig in Caen (France) which was filmed in 3D by a member of the audience. One song only. Some of us tried to watch it with “anaglyph” glasses (simple red and cyan ones), and it worked!
We hope you’ll enjoy it as much as we did.

Thank you for your support during this first year, we are truly grateful.
Cranberriesly Yours,
CW Team

“Dreams” in 3D (special glasses needed) – Caen 2012

Unreleased Mono Band “Track 29” revealed

January 3, 2013  |  2 Comments  |  by Luc  |  Mono Band

A never-heard-before Mono Band song entitled “Track 29 (demo edit)” was posted today on SoundCloud by the man himself, Noel Hogan.

“Track 29”, a collaboration with vocalist Richard Walters, was most likely recorded in the period of time between the first Mono Band album and the Arkitekt project.

Other songs posted today on Noel Hogan’s SoundCloud include “Army of Mice” (2005), “Track 26” (2006) and “Pacing (acoustic version)” (2009), all recorded with Richard Walters. The first two tracks were briefly posted on Mono Band’s MySpace page in the mid-2000’s while  the latter was released on Arkitekt’s “14 Days” single.

Thanks to Noel for this lovely New Year’s surprise!

Source: Noel Hogan’s SoundCloud page

(ALL TRACKS NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

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