The lads back in studio to record next Cranberries album

April 17, 2018  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are in studio this week to record the next (and possibly final?) Cranberries album. These last 24 hours, they published a few photos on their Instagram account:

    “So we start the album”

    Mike

    “Back in the studio” – (Noel with a new tattoo)

    “Day 2 of recording”

Let’s note the band was in studio last week as well (or maybe just Noel?), at the famous Abbey Road studios in London, to remaster the “Everybody Else…” album for the 25th Anniversary edition that should be released later this year.

This week, the three of them gathered at Kore Studios, in London too, to record a brand new Cranberries album. For those who are wondering how they’ll be dealing with vocals without Dolores, please keep in mind the last interview Noel Hogan gave to RollingStone: “I spoke to Dolores last Friday and she was great. We spoke about getting back to work – recording and new tracks we were working on. She sent some of those tracks to me by email on Sunday morning”, as well as the band’s recent statement: “we will also be completing the recording of a new studio album as previously announced, which we also started last year and for which Dolores had already recorded the vocals.

Everyone can easily imagine how painful going through these tracks must be for the lads. Like many fans who are supporting them through social media, we’re sending love and courage to Noel, Mike and Fergal.

We love you guys, In It Together!

Possibly the earliest The Cranberry Saw Us photo ever! (UPDATED)

April 14, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

*****VERY RARE*****
Do you recognize those teenagers, how old were they?
Do the math, this photo of the foursome The Cranberry Saw Us was published on 27 January 1990 in a local newspaper called “Limerick Tribune” along with a review of their very first demo cassette, “Anything”.
The singer at the time was Niall Quinn, he is on the very left and you probably know the names of the others. One of the earliest photos of the band ever… if not the earliest(?)

Niall Quinn (16), Mike Hogan (16), Fergal Lawler (18), Noel Hogan (just turned 18)

The complete Limerick Tribune article is available on the magazine section or directly by clicking here. This is the earliest article about The Cranberry Saw Us known to this day.

Thanks to Sue for this gem!


UPDATE – APRIL 15

Niall Quinn posted on Twitter a few more details about this photoshoot, the only one The Cranberry Saw Us (with him as singer) did:

What songs for Everybody Else’s 25th Anniversary album?

April 12, 2018  |  15 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may have already seen on socials, earlier today The Cranberries posted a video and a photo on Instagram from the famous Abbey Road Studios in London where they are currently remastering “Everybody Else…” for the album’s 25th anniversary.

As a reminder the classic album counts 12 tracks:

1.  I Still Do
2.  Dreams
3.  Sunday
4.  Pretty
5.  Waltzing Back
6.  Not Sorry
7.  Linger
8.  Wanted
9.  Still Can’t…
10. I Will Always
11. How
12. Put Me Down

and the “Complete Sessions” album released in 2002 added 6 more tracks:

13.   Reason
14.   Them
15.   What You Were
16.   Liar
17.   Pretty (Prêt-à-Porter Movie Remix)
18.   How (Radical Mix)

Let’s note the band earlier mentioned they would be including some unreleased tracks and other bonus material from the era on this anniversary edition of the album. The fans already know of 5 unreleased songs from this period, thanks to bootleg recordings, as some of these were played a few times live in concert in the early years:

ATOSA
FALSE
LIKE YOU USED TO
SAME OLD STORY
SERIOUS

The question is… have all these songs been recorded in studio back then?
And what about some more unknown songs we would never have heard about, is there at least one or two somewhere?
Could the 25th Anniversary Album be an ultimate double CD/LP including all those 23 or more songs?
Time will tell… but today, the remastering has just started and it’s a bit of a nice news at this difficult time!

Ireland tourism ad from 1996 – Director’s cut

April 10, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The director’s cut of one of Ireland’s most memorable and best-loved tourism ads has been shared to celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Cranberries seminal debut album, Everybody Else is Doing it, So Why Can’t We, which was released in 1993.

Dolores O’ Riordan voicemail audio – 15 Jan. 2018 1:12 AM (GMT)

April 5, 2018  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

TMZ published on their website and YouTube a voicemail audio message Dolores left for label executive Dan Waite on 15 January 2018 at 1:12 AM (GMT) to let him know how Bad Wolves version of Zombie “sounds fucking terribly good“.

Everyone knows TMZ and the sensationalism side, that’s why they’re surfacing this and writing “The Final Voicemail”. The final voicemail, this we can’t really know but for sure some of the very last words said by Dolores just a few hours before she was found dead. Very moving or very disrespectful, up to you!

    15 January 2018 – 1:12 AM (GMT)

2 more NNTA colored vinyl reissues: “White” and “Pink & Orange”

April 1, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The series will never stop!!!
The album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on colored vinyl again and again. Two more colors are coming: “White” and “Pink & Orange”. One color really makes sense and one really doesn’t…

Still made by the label Plain, both versions will be released on 4 May 2018 and do not seem to be limited. A possible oversight (?) as all previous NNTA colored vinyl reissues were limited.

Click here to preorder the White version.
Click here to preorder the Pink & Orange version.

As usual on runtshop.com, price is $29.98 (each) including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping is available for a few extra dollars.

    runtshop.com (White)

    runtshop.com (Pink & Orange)

“No Need To Argue” gold vinyl reissue, first image

March 31, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Gold vinyl reissue of the album “No Need To Argue” was released yesterday. Below the first image published on Instagram today:

Limited to 1,500

A feature film about the life of Dolores and the song “Zombie”

March 30, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

A feature film is to be made about the life of Dolores O'Riordan and The Cranberries song Zombie and its relations to…

Gepostet von Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation am Mittwoch, 28. März 2018

Noel Hogan and Stephen Street appearing at VINYL on May 5th

March 29, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

On May 5th Noel Hogan & producer Stephen Street will speak at Vinyl about the making of the band’s debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?

Gepostet von The Cranberries am Donnerstag, 29. März 2018

Another Limerick Legend – Dolores O’ Riordan (1971-2018)

March 18, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Beautiful tribute to Dolores O’ Riordan in Limerick tonight. “Zombie” blasted out as first tune after fireworks and Dolores’s image projected on King John’s Castle in the heart of medieval Limerick City. For sure a great way to end Saint Patrick’s weekend. 

Photos by Limerick.ie on Twitter:

Photo by True Media on Twitter:

Photo by Liam O’Brien on Twitter:

Projected image by Ken Coleman / LIT Limerick School of Art & Design:

Short video:

https://www.instagram.com/p/Bge9Nz6gm5X/

“Gold” NNTA vinyl reissue + “Clear Blue” & “Clear Pink” in stock

March 16, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

And here comes another colored vinyl reissue of the album “No Need To Argue”. This time GOLD. It’s a “Urban Outfitters” exclusive and available on their U.S. and Canadian stores only.
The vinyl will be released on March 30, 2018 and you can already preorder it for $29.90 + shipping.

No official details about the label for now however, according to an eBay seller, the item would be limited to 1,500 and made by Plain Recordings, the label who already released 7 other colored vinyls of this very album.

NNTA gold vinyl

Still about Urban Outfitters, the shop, which is more like a fashion & clothing store than a record store, is also selling another (and exclusive?) version of The Cranberries debut album on vinyl. Still their U.S. and Canadian stores only.
Weirdly enough, their title and description are announcing the regular 12-track album when their photo shows the “Complete Sessions” version, which would be a first on vinyl. So where’s the mistake… time will tell! Release date is April 3, 2018 and you can already preorder it for $29.98 + shipping.

[EDIT APRIL 4th: this is not the complete sessions, just the regular Analog Spark vinyl.]

EEIDISWCW – The Complete Sessions on vinyl (?)

And last, earlier than expected the vinyl reissues “Clear Blue” and “Clear Pink” by Plain Recordings are now in stock (possibly for a week now) and first customers are receiving their copies these days. Below the first images found on eBay  for the Clear & Pink LP

and eBay and Instagram for the Clear & Blue LP:

The Cranberries interviewed in June 2017 for Polish TV

March 9, 2018  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

You may remember the behind the scenes photo posted on Instagram on July 21, 2017 by Polish journalist Piotr Pasztaleniec. He also wrote “I finally met Dolores, soon in tv…” but we have had no news since!

It seems, though, that the interview was indeed broadcast on Polish TV, on TVP2. We have no details about the exact date of broadcast nor the name of the TV show, the only thing we know is the interview was given in June 2017.

Fortunately, we found out today that the interview was published 2 days following Dolores’ passing on the website pytanienasniadanie.tvp.pl, and in HD 1080!

Fergal Lawler turns 47 today

March 4, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Our thoughts go out to our favorite drummer on this special day!
We hope you’re surrounded by your loved ones today, Ferg.

Love,
The CW team

Photo off the “Uncertain” video

“I Heart The Cranberries” tribute event to take place at Dolans Pub, Limerick on July 5th

March 2, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

The Limerick Lady and Limerick Pride just announced they’re hosting a tribute event on July 5th at Dolans Pub, Limerick :

“I Heart the Cranberries”:
A loving tribute to the music of The Cranberries in Aid of Adapt House and Limerick Mental Health

A very special concert at Dolans Pub on the 5th of July is the latest in the well-known “I Heart” series which usually takes place at Whelan’s in Dublin and has paid homage to Bowie and Elliot Smith. “I Heart the Cranberries” could of course only take place in the home city of Cranberries’ frontwoman, the late Dolores O’Riordan.

On the night over twenty artists from all over the country will gather to pay tribute to Dolores O’Riordan and the music of the Cranberries – audience members can expect unique renditions of some of the world’s favourite Cranberries songs, with the night culminating in an explosive performance of some of the band’s chart topping anthems, brought to you by our brilliant house band fronted by leading female vocalists from Limerick and beyond.

This event will be a celebration of diversity, women, the LGBTQ community and Irish music at its very best.

Tickets for this event are set to cost only €12 with all profits going to ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services and Limerick Mental Health Association
Doors on the night open at 8pm, and capacity is limited, so book your tickets as soon as they’re available, and get in early on the night.

Follow Limerick LGBTQ Pride and The Limerick Lady on Facebook and Twitter for artist announcements and event updates.

Link to the Facebook event : https://www.facebook.com/events/820850184752042/

Tickets go on sale on March 9th 2018 @ 10am GMT Dolans.ie

“No Need To Argue” purple vinyl reissue, first images

March 2, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The limited “No Need To Argue” purple vinyl reissue has been released and shipped last week. Some customers just received their copy and first images appeared on the internet, for example on eBay or Instagram. Let’s note that all those colored vinyl reissues are making debat regarding the sound quality. Here is what Instagram user neemus says about this purple LP:

[…] And even though I should’ve known better, even though PLAIN’s reputation is real, I went and ordered it. *Sigh* This thing sounds awful. Terrible. So compressed and lifeless, mp3 sounds better. Zombie has that fantastic bass line and unfortunately you can’t even enjoy it. They went straight from CD without even bothering to tweak the mix, yet again. FAIL

“Everybody Else…” released 25 years ago today

March 1, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries debut album “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” turns 25 today! The band first album was released on March 1, 1993. This could have been such a great anniversary…

We’re sending love, at this very difficult time, to the lads: Fergal, Noel and Mike as well as to you, Dolores, wherever you are… 25 years ago you guys released an absolute masterpiece!

xx

I don’t want to leave you
Even though I have to

 

Zucchero’s tribute to Dolores O’ Riordan

February 25, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan

Zucchero has started his “Wanted Italian Tour 2018” last Friday in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Italian singer, who as you know was a friend of Dolores and shared the stage with her a couple of times in the past, published a message on January 15th to express how shocked he was over the passing of Dolores.

We find out today, through a video of yesterday’s concert, that Zucchero is paying tribute on this new tour by playing a beautiful rendition of the song ‘Puro Amore” featuring some pictures of Dolores on the screen.

“Puro Amore” – Live in Zurich (2nd show) – February 24, 2018

Thanks to Cranberries Italia for the info.

2 more “NNTA” colored vinyl reissues

February 22, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

In the series “No Need To Argue” colored vinyl reissues, here come 2 more colors: CLEAR & PINK and CLEAR & BLUE. Both versions will be released on May 18, 2018 and are limited to 1,500 each. They are still made by the same label -Plain- which already released 5 other colored versions of the album.

Click here to preorder the Clear & Pink version.
Click here to preorder the Clear & Blue version.

As usual on runtshop.com, price is $29.98 (each) including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping is available for a few extra dollars.

runtshop.com (Clear & Pink)

runtshop.com (Clear & Blue)

“DOLORES” on RTÉ One tonight (UPDATED)

February 19, 2018  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Dave Fanning will air a special tribute to Dolores O’ Riordan on RTÉ One this evening at 10:35. For those outside of Ireland you can watch the TV channel on FirstOneTV:

https://www.firstonetv.net/Live/Ireland/RTÉ-One-2

The documentary, simply titled “DOLORES”, focuses on the group’s heyday in the early 90s with archive footage and videos intersected with interviews with Dolores and The Cranberries

Mike, Fergal, Dolores and Dave Fanning


UPDATE – FEBRUARY 20 – 02:00 AM (UTC)

Watch “DOLORES” online on openload
Thanks to irishsoul… always!

“No Need To Argue” green vinyl reissue, first images

February 1, 2018  |  9 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The limited NNTA green vinyl reissue has been released and shipped a little earlier than expected. Some customers already received their copy and first images appeared on the internet for example on eBay or Instagram

Dolores O’ Riordan funeral plans details revealed

January 19, 2018  |  10 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

All details have just been announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Even more details on journal.ie

Schedule will thus be as follows:

Sunday 21st – 12:30pm to 4pm, public reposal @ St Joseph’s Church, Limerick
Monday 22nd – 4pm to 8pm, reposal @ Cross’ Funeral Home, Ballyneety
Tuesday 23rd – 11:30am, private funeral and burial reserved to extended family and close friends @ Church of Saint Ailbe, Ballybricken

Funeral mass will be broadcast live by Limerick FM Radio and should be available for all fans worldwide to watch on a “public address system that will be set up” (streaming website?).

limerickleader.ie

journal.ie

Olé Koretsky’s statement / D.A.R.K.’s statement

January 17, 2018  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

D.A.R.K. just released a statement which includes Olé’s first words:

My friend, partner, and the love of my life is gone. My heart is broken and it is beyond repair. Dolores is beautiful. Her art is beautiful. Her family is beautiful. The energy she continues to radiate is undeniable. I am lost. I miss her so much. I will continue to stumble around this planet for some time knowing well there’s no real place for me here now.

The statement also reveals that “Dolores was in London working on a mixing session with Martin Glover / “Youth” for the follow-up to Science Agrees which hopes to see a future release as that would have been Dolores’ wish.”

Book of Condolence – Dolores O’ Riordan

January 17, 2018  |  72 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

A book of condolence opened at Limerick City Hall yesterday for local people to pay tribute to rock star and Limerick woman Dolores O’ Riordan.

For all those who can’t go, there’s an online version by clicking HERE

WOW: Dolores on giant screen at MSG in NYC

January 17, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Was Dolores a true rock star?
The answer on giant screen on January 15th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Photo comes from MSG on Facebook

In the Irish press this morning

January 16, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O' Riordan, The Cranberries

Newspapers in Ireland today. No word!

Thanks to Kamil for the last photo.


EDIT: more newspapers, this time from UK

Thanks to “Cranberries Newspaper” for that last photo.

The Cranberries Press