New official book to be released about The Cranberries History

August 5, 2021  |  11 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Noel Hogan and Stuart Clark from Hot Press magazine just announced this morning on Limerick’s Live95 radio that a book about The Cranberries History would be released in October this year.

Noel explained that this would be a collection of interviews and stories (as told through the pages of Hot Press) from when they began up to the end, which he believes is a better way for fans to see how the band evolved over 30 years.

There will be 2 editions/formats of “WHY CAN’T WE?”
The standard “Special Gold Edition” limited to 5,000 copies or so (€39.50).
And the large format “Deluxe Platinum Limited Edition” limited to 1,000 copies (€159).

The deluxe edition will be signed by Noel, Mike, Fergal and Dolores’ mother Eileen O’Riordan.

Every pre-purchaser of the deluxe edition will also have their name included in the book as an Executive Producer.

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11 Responses to New official book to be released about The Cranberries History

  1. The Original MB

    Thought we were gonna get a documentary? I’m not sure yet if I like it or not. I love the idea of a complete book, but this particular style doesn’t exactly breathe “The Cranberries” for me. The “In Your Head” book did.

    • Nicolas

      The In your head book was released in 1996 … you just forgot to breathe 20 years of the band

    • The Original MB

      Maybe… Or maybe the atmosphere surrounding the band was established for me in those days, and it’s hard to break something like that. Even after 20 years.

  2. Sören

    I ordered my Pllatinum edition today. Expensive but anyway…

  3. J.

    Very smart the idea of including your name. I guess every stupid fan (should I just say fan) will buy it. I am one of them, just preordered.

  4. Sören

    This is the first “big” book about The Cranberries, so it is an easy decision to order it.
    If you are an Elvis fan like me, you have to choose between 5-10 expensive photo books every year!

  5. Emerald

    Hope that these money goes straight into sons and daughters of Delores. What we really need (and deserve) is the unreleased demos from Dolores, we KNOW FOR SURE she recorded big materials from 2006 onward with and most of all without the Cranberries and i hope that who control her Business will have the mercy to realease these new songs.

  6. No one else is doing it so why would they ?

    Do we know if all Deluxe Platinum editions are signed by Dolores O’Riordan’s mother as well as the band or is there any way to get a package signed by the three band members only ? And is she interviewed in the book ?
    I really wonder who’s idea this is to ask the poor grieving woman to sign 1000 books on behalf of her deceased daughter, how awkward.
    Not only does this seem disrespectful for Dolores’s mother, but this additionally is very disturbing for us fans to be encouraged to enjoy getting a signature of a family member “on behalf of Dolores”. The Cranberries are a worldwide acclaim band, not a small local Irish family business, why would fans find any interest in owning an item in their collection signed by Dolores’ mother ? It is Dolores, Noel, Mike and Fergal and their art we admire, their private life and family members are none of our business.
    This non sense is quite ridiculous, imagine this happening with artists such a Kurt Cobain, Freddie Mercury, or Jim Morrison, that’d be something to laugh at… or even a bit of scandal if this was happening with artists such as Amy Winehouse or Britney.
    Just my opinion…

    • The Original MB

      THANK YOU. I am so glad someone is pointing this out. I also have a problem with this, and I think it’s insulting to us fans as well as to the band.

      Also, props to you for your screen name.

    • No one else is doing it so why would they ?

      Good to know that I’m not the only one who finds this shocking.

      It looks to me like most fans are welcoming this release happily but I think it’s worth pointing this out because I do agree with you, it seems like a disgraceful way to push fans into spending money into some sort of exciting exclusivity, when it actually is weird as fuck !
      We love The Cranberries, their work and talent, one of them is sadly not among us anymore, why trying to replace her ?!?

      I sent an email to Hot Press, I’ll see what their feedback is.

  7. Sören

    Since Dolores passing her mother was involved in many projects or public appearances. Eilleen recently signed a test pressing, too:

    I have mixed feelings about that but maybe she is doing it because she loves the fans. I don´t think that somebody talks her into signing for Dolores. But anyway, it´s a bit strange, yes.


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