Dolores O’Riordan’s 3rd solo album announced

September 6, 2023  |  8 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) have partnered with BMG to release unreleased solo recordings on what should become Dolores’ 3rd solo album. Further announcements soon…

The breaking news was shared on Dolores’ Birthday (today!) on D’s official website – doloresoriordan.com – and socials (Twitter X, Facebook, Instagram)

edit 1: and by BMG themselves on bmg.com

edit 2: it would appear that Dan Brodbeck will be producing the album, although no official confirmation has been published yet.


The Cranberries official website has a new look

September 6, 2023  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries official website has a new look  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries official website – cranberries.com – has a new look made for the TTFD 25th Anniversary Edition. The different sections haven’t changed though.


A few words from The Cranberries for Dolores 52nd birthday

September 6, 2023  |  Comments Off on A few words from The Cranberries for Dolores 52nd birthday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

On this very special day, The Cranberries shared a message on their socials (Twitter X, Facebook, Instagram… and nothing on TikTok).


Dolores’ 52nd birthday

September 6, 2023  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores would have turned 52 today!
Happy Birthday Dolores, we miss you as always.
Lots of love.
xx


4 TTFD 25th Anniversary Editions available to pre-order now

August 29, 2023  |  16 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have announced on their website and socials today (Twitter X, Facebook, Instagram, and nothing on TikTok yet) the release of the long-awaited 25th Anniversary Edition of their 3rd studio album simply named “To The Faithful Departed Deluxe Remaster”

Notice the new font(s)!

There are 4 different editions to be released on 13 October 2023:

  • 1LP (the 13-track album version)

  • 2LP BLACK (the 15-track album version + demos)

  • 2LP YELLOW (the 15-track album version + demos) · LIMITED EDITION

  • 3CD (the 15-track album version + bonus tracks + demos + outtakes + live)

More info and pre-order directly on udiscovermusic.com


EDIT 1:

The yellow 2LP is now marked as sold out on the US store.

For those living in Europe you can pre-order all 4 editions on the German store udiscover-music.de meaning no custom taxes at arrival, and the yellow edition is still available for now.

Same for those living in the UK through the UK store recordstore.co.uk.

Make it fast!


EDIT 2:

The yellow 2LP is now back in stock on the US store!!!!

For those living in Mexico pre-order on udiscover.mx


The Irish Sun: “Dolores’ €5m Will For Kids”

August 20, 2023  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores appears front page on The Irish Sun today.
The article is also available online on thesun.ie


The Cranberries are now on TikTok

August 1, 2023  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all.
Check out their very first post today, a 38-second message by Fergal.
Official username: @thecranberriesmusic

Note: Don’t look for CW on TikTok, we’re too old for that!


SPOTTED: “To The Faithful Departed” Deluxe 3CD and 2LP

July 28, 2023  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Both a “To The Faithful Departed” Double LP Limited Edition and a Japanese Deluxe Remaster SHM 3CD to be released late September and early October were spotted by fans. These are 2 different items and definitely not a 3+2 CD&LP pack. Only pre-orders for now.

Artworks are not available yet.

Special thanks to John Massaro and the DOR/TC Collection Facebook Group for the information!


EDIT 1:

Also spotted on vintagevinyl.com

Amazon UK has a deluxe audio CD boxset with no other information yet.


EDIT 2:

Also spotted on eBay (same seller’s other items) a 1LP edition to be released late September as well. Unlike the 2LP edition, this one is not marked as limited.


EDIT 3:

SHM-CD also spotted on musicjapan.net and cdsvinyljapan.com


Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) reacts to Sinéad O’Connor’s passing

July 27, 2023  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) reacts to Sinéad O’Connor’s passing  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) also posted a message on socials today (Facebook, Instagram, TwitterX) regarding Sinéad O’Connor’s passing.


The Cranberries react to Sinéad O’Connor’s passing

July 26, 2023  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries react to Sinéad O’Connor’s passing  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have posted a message on their socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter-renamed X two days ago) regarding Sinéad O’Connor’s passing.


[RIP] Sinéad O’Connor dies aged 56

July 26, 2023  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Another Irish female music icon passes away.
RIP


PHOTOS (22): Paris, La Cigale · 6 February 1995

July 24, 2023  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Rare! 22 photos taken by photographer Alain Leroy in Paris at La cigale on 6 February 1995.

Posted on loeilduspectacle.fr


PHOTO: Dolores in Orlando 30 years ago today

July 4, 2023  |  Comments Off on PHOTO: Dolores in Orlando 30 years ago today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Never before seen photo taken in Orlando, FL, USA on a hot 4th of July 1993. 30 years ago today!!

Special thanks and credit to Andy Janes on Dolores O’Riordan And The Cranberries Collection.


VIDEO: “Just My Imagination” – Faddergalan – 16 October 1999

June 30, 2023  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A rare Swedish TV performance from 1999 was shared yesterday on YouTube, thanks to user Rolling Rockvideos. Note that Noel was not present.

“Just My Imagination” (cuts in) – Faddergalan – 16 October 1999


New bootleg LP: “Live at the Alabamahalle 1994”

June 24, 2023  |  Comments Off on New bootleg LP: “Live at the Alabamahalle 1994”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Alabamahalle 1994 show was already released on many bootleg CDs before so nothing really new here. Only for die-hard collectors who want the LP format!

To be released on 30 June 2023.

More info and pre-order on juno.co.uk for example.


VIDEO: “Go Your Own Way” live at Les Eurockéennes De Belfort

June 3, 2023  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Go Your Own Way” recorded live at Les Eurockéennes De Belfort on 8 July 2000 in France was recently shared on YouTube by Séquence SDP. They already shared 2 tracks of this concert before in the past months/years (I Can’t Be With You, Just My Imagination)


Official Music Video for “Dreams” (Dir: John Maybury) now in HD

May 26, 2023  |  Comments Off on Official Music Video for “Dreams” (Dir: John Maybury) now in HD  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Remastered in HD up to 1080p on YouTube/Vevo


Official Music Video for “Dreams” (Dir: Nico Soultanakis) now in HD

May 25, 2023  |  Comments Off on Official Music Video for “Dreams” (Dir: Nico Soultanakis) now in HD  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Remastered in HD up to 1080p on YouTube/Vevo


“Dreams” on the new airbnb commercial

May 23, 2023  |  Comments Off on “Dreams” on the new airbnb commercial  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Dreams” is the soundtrack of the new airbnb commercial titled “airbnb rooms – Edinburgh”

Watch the English version on YouTube shared by user Ad Archives. Please note that, as usual with commercials, some local versions are known to exist as well.


Rare Photo (1993): Dolores on the streets of Orlando

May 22, 2023  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Dolores on Church Street in Orlando, FL, USA on 4 July 1993.
This awesome and never-before seen photo was taken by Andy Janes (special thanks to him) and originally shared on Dolores O’Riordan And The Cranberries Collection Facebook group.


Rebroadcast: “Zombie” on Top Of The Pops in 1994

May 20, 2023  |  Comments Off on Rebroadcast: “Zombie” on Top Of The Pops in 1994  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The BBC 4 is still repeating original Top Of The Pops programmes in 2023. Yesterday aired the one with The Cranberries playing “Zombie” first broadcast on 29 September 1994.

(Musical playback performance with live vocals)


Andy Rourke dies aged 59

May 19, 2023  |  Comments Off on Andy Rourke dies aged 59  |  by Axl  |  D.A.R.K.

Andy Rourke, bassist for The Smiths, D.A.R.K. who also collaborated with many artists such as The Pretenders, Sinead O’Connor, Ian Brown has died aged 59.


UPDATE

Message posted by The Cranberries on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)

Message posted by Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)


Dolores O’Riordan for #bravehood: 3 more lyrics

May 14, 2023  |  16 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

3 more lyrics have been recently added to the Dolores O’Riordan for #bravehood collection which counted 4 lyrics from 4 songs already.

2 new lyrics from “Dreaming My Dreams” and “Tomorrow” and just like the previous ones, available on T-Shirt, Hoodie, Tote Bag, and with the exact same color options.

And the 3rd new lyrics from “Zombie” (a second version with another part of the song) and only available on white T-Shirt in a special edition limited to 200.

Sold exclusively on supportbravehood.org until the end of this month, the net proceeds will go to War Child UK to help children in emergencies in Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Sudan, Yemen.


Mike Hogan turns 50 today!!!

April 29, 2023  |  Comments Off on Mike Hogan turns 50 today!!!  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Happy Milestone Birthday, Mike.
Wishing you a wonderful half-century celebration.

Salute!


“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” available on vinyl today

April 22, 2023  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” is available on vinyl today and earlier in the morning Cranberries Italia shared on their socials some of the first great photos. Special thanks to them!

As you can see, the edition is pretty basic inside, just one transparent vinyl and the inner sleeve with lyrics and art and that’s pretty much it. No extra bonus, no extra pictures, no double vinyl, no gatefold. So don’t expect too much, this is not an anniversary edition, just the album released for the first time on vinyl.


FIRST PIC: “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” – Transparent vinyl

April 15, 2023  |  Comments Off on FIRST PIC: “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” – Transparent vinyl  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Thanks to instagram user @musicnostalgia for the first photo of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” to be released on transparent vinyl next 22 April for Record Store Day.


UPDATE · 22 April

This is the day!
The vinyl is officially available today even if a few lucky fans managed to get it yesterday.
Below is one of the first photos shared on Instagram where you can see the whole thing, transparent vinyl and inner sleeve.


BOOK: “Dreams” 50 years at the University of Limerick

March 26, 2023  |  Comments Off on BOOK: “Dreams” 50 years at the University of Limerick  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

A new book to mark the 50th anniversary of the University of Limerick and featuring Noel Hogan in conversation with Eoin Devereux was published this week.

Also featuring Ber Angley (in conversation with Eoin Devereux as well) who contributed to the launch of The Cranberries career in the early years.

“Dreams · 50 Years of Creativity, Culture and Community at the University of Limerick” features 50 contributions from or about people associated with the university. 288 pages.

Order the book (hardcopy) online on irishacademicpress.ie, omahonys.ie, also available instore in Limerick.

The eBook is available on Amazon, the hardcopy as well… depending on your local Amazon.

A preview is available on issuu.com

Price: €29.99

On display in O’Mahony’s Limerick

Photo credit: Eoin Devereux on Twitter


bbc.com “Victim’s father marks 30 years since Warrington IRA bombing”

March 20, 2023  |  Comments Off on bbc.com “Victim’s father marks 30 years since Warrington IRA bombing”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

The tragic events that inspired the song “Zombie” turn 30.

More about the Warrington Bombings on Wikipedia


estudiosirlandeses.org “Not So Glamorous At All…..”

March 20, 2023  |  Comments Off on estudiosirlandeses.org “Not So Glamorous At All…..”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

In the last issue of the electronic journal of the Spanish Association For Irish Studies (AEDEI), a comprehensive analysis about the 3rd studio album of The Cranberries based on interviews and academic research.

“Not So Glamorous at All: The Consequences of Fame and Celebrity Status in The Cranberries’ To The Faithful Departed” to read directly on estudiosirlandeses.org or pdf file here.

Special thanks to Josep for the link.


Music Maker St. Patrick’s Day window

March 17, 2023  |  Comments Off on Music Maker St. Patrick’s Day window  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Musical instrument shop “Music Maker” on Exchequer Street in Dublin shared on Instagram their 2023 Saint Patrick’s Day window. The artwork features a few legends of Irish music, including Dolores.


BBC 4 is repeating whole original TOTP programmes

March 15, 2023  |  Comments Off on BBC 4 is repeating whole original TOTP programmes  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The BBC 4 is repeating whole original “Top Of The Pops” programmes in 2023. It is also available on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast for UK viewers and in UK only.

For now 2 episodes with The Cranberries were rebroadcast.
“Linger” which originally aired on 10 February 1994 and “Dreams” originally aired on 5 May 1994.

Both performances were captured and uploaded on YouTube recently (up to 1080p), thanks to users TOTP 80s & 90s Archive and TopOfThePopsFan


Happy Birthday to Niall Quinn, 50 years old today

March 10, 2023  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Niall Quinn, 50 years old today  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Niall Quinn turns 50 today. Happy half-century, we wish you a wonderful celebration!

If you want to celebrate with a former The Cranberry Saw Us member, Niall is live on stage tonight with special guests in Limerick at Dolans/Kasbah, and featuring songs of his bands The Hitchers, Theme Tune Boy, Half Man Half Biscuit. “Expect decks, drums and a proper punky party”


UPDATE · 11 March

Setlist, as published by Niall.

Photo from the show by @seodashows


RTÉ Archives · 6 March 1993 · “Dreams” on “Kenny Live”

March 7, 2023  |  Comments Off on RTÉ Archives · 6 March 1993 · “Dreams” on “Kenny Live”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

RTÉ Archives published on their website yesterday a rare video of The Cranberries appearing on the Irish Television programme “Kenny Live”

The band performed “Dreams” 30 years ago on this day (well, yesterday).


Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 52 years old today

March 4, 2023  |  Comments Off on Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 52 years old today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Fergal turns 52 today… Happy Birthday!


Island/UMe is releasing “Everybody Else…..” in Dolby ATMOS

March 3, 2023  |  Comments Off on Island/UMe is releasing “Everybody Else…..” in Dolby ATMOS  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” Island/UMe is releasing the album in Dolby ATMOS.

Fergal says, “The Atmos remixes are a whole different listening experience for us. It feels more like being onstage at a concert, being surrounded by the band. There are certain intricate parts that subtly pop out every now and then, causing you to feel more immersed in the songs”

No need to own a Dolby ATMOS equipment like home cinema or else to experience it (even if that’s the best option), it still works with headphones or any other stereo equipments, delivering a more immersive sound anyway.

Listen to this brand new 30th Anniversary mix immediately and exclusively on Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal. All 3 links Here.

Source: umusic.ca


UPDATE

Thanks to @CindaUy on Twitter for the screen shot (looks like Apple Music on iPhone) where you can see the new Dolby ATMOS logo.


UPDATE · 4 March

The Cranberries have now announced it on their website cranberries.com as well as their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)


altpress.com “As Everybody Else….. turns 30, the Cranberries are everywhere”

March 1, 2023  |  Comments Off on altpress.com “As Everybody Else….. turns 30, the Cranberries are everywhere”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on altpress.com


irishtimes.com “Everybody Else….. The Cranberries’ debut album turns 30 today”

March 1, 2023  |  Comments Off on irishtimes.com “Everybody Else….. The Cranberries’ debut album turns 30 today”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article directly on irishtimes.com


“Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” turns 30 today

March 1, 2023  |  Comments Off on “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” turns 30 today  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all…

Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?

Mon. 1 Mar. 1993 – Wed. 1 Mar. 2023


UPDATE

The Cranberries have posted a message about it on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)


Bootleg Video: Camden, NJ · 8 August 1995

February 19, 2023  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A very rare and previously unpublished bootleg video recently surfaced on YouTube. The Cranberries live in Camden, NJ, USA in August 1995. Complete show.

Date on YouTube is incorrect, in fact 8 August 1995 as it appears on the video at some point. Apparently there was confusion with the show in Camden a few years later on 17 August 1999.

Special thanks to Alex Verveboy for the info.


FIRST TIME ON VINYL: “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”

February 16, 2023  |  Comments Off on FIRST TIME ON VINYL: “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” issued for the first time on vinyl for Record Store Day 2023.

Transparent Vinyl
Quantity: 4,000

To be released on 22 April 2023.

More info directly on the RecordStoreDay’s websites here, here and here

Special thanks to Dan on Twitter!


UPDATE

The Cranberries have now posted about it on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)


“Linger” turns 30

February 15, 2023  |  Comments Off on “Linger” turns 30  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

For the occasion, The Cranberries shared a message on their socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).

NB: in fact “Linger” was their second single! Their debut single was “Dreams” in September 1992.


limerickleader.ie “The dream property for a fan of the late Dolores”

February 10, 2023  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “The dream property for a fan of the late Dolores”  |  by Axl  |  Other News

Read the article directly on limerickleader.ie


New bootleg LP: “Radio Sessions 1992-1994”

January 24, 2023  |  Comments Off on New bootleg LP: “Radio Sessions 1992-1994”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New bootleg LP to be released on 3 February 2023. Nothing really new here as all 3 radio shows were already released on bootleg CDs before.

For die-hard collectors only!

More info and pre-order on juno.co.uk for example.


VIDEO: “Zombie” – Lisboa – 11 April 2002

January 16, 2023  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A rare and previously unpublished video recorded in Portugal in Lisboa on 11 April 2002 surfaced on YouTube 2 days ago. Thanks to user Mónica Moreira for this gem.

A bootleg video of this show recorded from the audience is already well known to the fans.

This time the video is from a professional camera on tripod, probably recorded from the mixing desk as it often is the case for TV crews generally authorized to record the first 2 or 3 songs of a show. It seems this footage was never broadcast anywhere (?)

“Zombie” being the second song of the set, there is a big chance that the first song (Wake Up And Smell The Coffee) was recorded as well.


15 January 2023: message from The Cranberries

January 15, 2023  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

On this special day, The Cranberries have published a message on their socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).


14 January 2023: message by Dolores’ Estate

January 14, 2023  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) published on their official website doloresoriordan.com (as well as their socials) a message today.


Noel Hogan turns 51

December 25, 2022  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan turns 51  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan

Noel turns 51 today, Happy Birthday!

Photo: noelhoganofficial.com


#bravehood merch featuring lyrics from Dolores’ songs

December 22, 2022  |  Comments Off on #bravehood merch featuring lyrics from Dolores’ songs  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) announced on socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) the participation of lyrics from a number of Dolores’ songs in the #bravehood charitable campaign to support children in the war in Ukraine, and the launch of a very special limited collection of merchandise.

There are 4 different lyrics off 4 songs (Zombie, War Child, No Need To Argue, The Icicle Melts), all available on T-Shirts (black or white), Hoodies (black or white) and Tote Bags (4 different colors).

click on the link below for more info
supportbravehood.org/collections/dolores-o-riordan


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