Universal Music to release The Ultimate Collection compilation in Germany

March 27, 2017  |  Comments Off on Universal Music to release The Ultimate Collection compilation in Germany  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

New greatest hits compilation entitled “The Ultimate Collection” is going to be released in Germany on April 21st (one week before “Something Else”!)

Amazon.de lists the label as Island (Universal Music). We don’t know yet if this compilation will be released in other countries.

“The Ultimate Collection” tracklist:

DISC 1

1: Stars
2: Dreams
3: Just My Imagination
4: You And Me
5: Promises
6: Animal Instinct
7: Cordell
8: Hollywood
9: When You’re Gone
10: Free To Decide
11: Salvation
12: Daffodil Lament
13: Dreaming My Dreams

DISC 2

1: Linger
2: Everything I Said
3: How
4: I Can’t Be With You
5: Not Sorry
6: Empty
7: Ode To My Family
8: Pretty
9: Ridiculous Thoughts
10: So Cold In Ireland
11: Sunday
12: New New York
13: Zombie

Sources: Amazon.de, Saturn.de

Linger (Acoustic Version) Premiere

March 14, 2017  |  12 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The new version of Linger taken from the upcoming acoustic album “Something Else” recorded with The Irish Chamber Orchestra is premiering today on RollingStone.com in partnership with Vevo.
The Cranberries just posted the link a few hours ago on their socials.
A real exclusive where fans can hear for the very first time how the album is gonna sound.
So, Listen to Linger  “in new clothes” (as the band likes to say in their press-releases)

 

First thing to notice, this is completely new version with orchestral rendition and a new recording of Dolores’ voice. This is not the 1993 vocals, an important detail as a few fans were wondering if Dolores had gone back to studios or not for this album.
Dolores’ vocal sounds very pure and natural – no backing vocals at all! It’s like she is sitting with you in the same room. As for the lads’ accompaniment with the Irish Chamber Orchestra, it sounds very elegant and high class.

Second thing, Linger is the first song unveiled, though it does not necessary mean it is the first single. Remember the press conference in Cancun, Mexico last Frebruary where Dolores said “Why” would be the first single and a video would be filmed in Europe.
Also, the different press releases sent worldwide are announcing “Why” as a single that is soon going to be available digitally.

Is this a last minute change to privilege nostalgia and put an old classic song forward? It does look like this is the band’s choice, as shown by the artwork of Something Else. In this perspective, Linger definitely sounds like the best choice for a first single!
Anyway there’s a good chance the band will play those 2 songs next week on French TV show Taratata and during the other promo appearances. We’ll thus get to know more very soon!

Last thing to note on this great and exclusive Rolling Stones article: two brand new promo pictures were published. A sofa-pose picture -almost the same as the one on the cover of the new album- can be seen in the background of their Vevo video as well as a picture posted in the article where the band is standing on the Mexican streets. Awesome!

On a funny note, let’s last emphasize that the band updated their website, introducing “Something Else” as “Something Different”… Looks like a mistake, or maybe that was the original name before they decided to change it into Something Else.

BREAKING NEWS: “Why” is the new The Cranberries single! (well, probably)

February 11, 2017  |  Comments Off on BREAKING NEWS: “Why” is the new The Cranberries single! (well, probably)  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday The Cranberries did a press conference before their first show in Cancún, Mexico. During that press conference, Dolores O’Riordan revealed interesting information!

According to Dolores, the first single from the upcoming acoustic album is going to be called “Why“, and The Cranberries are going to film the video for “Why” in Europe!

So… for many years we had “How”… and now we’ll have “Why”! 😉

IMPORTANT NOTE: the sound quality of press conference video is quite poor, so it’s possible that Dolores’ words were misheard.

Dolores also mentioned that the new photoshoot the Cranberries did in Mexico is going to be used for the album’s sleeve (it’s something we’ve already reported before here).

Sources: video 1, video 2

Songs by Electrons feat. Dolores O’Riordan coming soon

November 23, 2016  |  4 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Yesterday the musician/composer Eric Alexandrakis published on his Facebook account screenshots of what appears to be the Soundcloud pages (yet unabailable) for two songs by Electrons project, La Fine and Spectre. Eric also wrote: “I love these tracks. Coming soon.”

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A little reminder for those who forgot (it’s been awhile since we’ve heard any news from Eric)… Electrons is the name of Alexandrakis’ project which includes different musicians from bands like Duran Duran, The Cure, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and others. Dolores O’Riordan recorded her vocals for some of the Electrons’ songs, including La Fine and You Got What You Wanted.

And now it seems we are close to finally hear these tracks!

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook page

The Cranberries in Cognac, France: news & photos [UPDATES]

July 7, 2016  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries in Cognac, France: news & photos [UPDATES]  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play at Festival Cognac Blues Passions in Cognac, France tonight!

CranberriesWorld team will attend this show tonight and we’ll try to keep you updated. Please check out our social networks accounts for more instant updates from Festival Cognac Blues Passions:

Our Twitter | Our Instagram with photos from the show | Our Periscope (yes, we’ll try our best to periscope maybe the first 2 songs of tonight’s show if internet 3G is not too poor. New videos will be on the left side)

And here comes first photos from the venue:

More cranberries merch. Hoodie! #thecranberries #cranberries #doloresoriordan #summertour2016 #cognac #bluespassions #festival

A photo posted by Cranberries World (@cranberriesworld) on

Flight cases for dressing room. #thecranberries #cranberries #doloresoriordan #summertour2016 #cognac #bluespassions #festival

A photo posted by Cranberries World (@cranberriesworld) on

The show is coming! @thecranberries.i #thecranberries #bluespassions #cognac

A photo posted by Danny Kronstrom (@dannykronstrom) on

 

The Cranberries in Neuchâtel, Switzerland: photos & live broadcast link [2 UPDATES]

June 9, 2016  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries will play at the Festi’Neuch festival in Neuchâtel, Switzerland tonight!

The show will be broadcast live HERE  at 10 PM local time. Don’t miss it!

Photos from The Cranberries’ Instagram:

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UPDATE #1

Audio interview with Noel Hogan at Festineuch festival is HERE (thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain for the link!)

UPDATE #2

Lots of great photos form the show is HERE!

BREAKING: The Cranberries recording SOMETHING at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio?!

April 29, 2016  |  5 Comments  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

Last few days Noel has been posting new photos on The Cranberries’ new Instagram page. These photos feature Noel, Mike and Ferg in some large spaces with lots of musical instruments, headphones and microphones… as if the boys were recording something! Another photo shows a music sheet of Zombie. Some fans were speculating that these photos were part of a recording session.

And today we have another clue! A new photo on The Cranberries’ Instagram has a geotagging saying that it was taken at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio in Limerick! And Noel added the words: “One last take….” on his Twitter page.

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As some fans may remember, on February 24th, Dolores told in the interview after the court sentencing that she’s about to release two records, one with D.A.R.K. and the other with… The Chamber Orchestra!

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According to the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio website, its “state-of-the-art space has been acoustically modelled to share the properties of the world’s finest concert halls” and it provides “rehearsal and recording facilities for the orchestra.”

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So it seems like the pieces of the puzzle are beginning to fall into place: The Cranberries are indeed recording (or rehearsing?) something at the Irish Chamber Orchestra Studio, and so far it looks like something acoustic (lots of acoustic guitars and Fergal’s famous Empty drums on photos). So what is it? An acoustic best of album with orchestrated arrangements? Or just a rehearsal at fancy studio… but why so many microphones? Time will tell!

Anyway, these are very exciting news for The Cranberries fans, and we can’t wait to hear what are you thinking about this in our comments section!

Sources: The Cranberries Instagram, Noel Hogan’s Twitter

Zombie is #10 in the list of the most-streamed tracks by Irish artists of all-time

March 17, 2015  |  Comments Off on Zombie is #10 in the list of the most-streamed tracks by Irish artists of all-time  |  by Jury  |  The Cranberries

The popular streaming service Spotify.com has shared its list of the top 20 most-streamed tracks by Irish artists of all-time to mark the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The Cranberries’ hit song Zombie is #10

Take Me To Church by Hozier tops the chart, while The Script are in second place with their song Hall of Fame. U2 have five tracks in the list, and Sinead O’Connor’s song Nothing Compares 2 U is #20 in the list.

Full list is here

Happy St Patrick’s Day 🙂

Source: Independent.co.uk

More information about O’Riordan/Alexandrakis collaboration

March 12, 2015  |  5 Comments  |  by Jury  |  D.A.R.K., Dolores O'Riordan

Composer/producer Eric Alexandrakis continues to tease Dolores’ fans with new exciting bits of information about their collaboration. And it seems like this collaboration has an official title now: Electrons featuring Dolores O’Riordan (Electrons is the name of Alexandrakis’ project which includes different musicians from bands like Duran Duran, The Cure, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and others).
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Possible short clip of “La Fine”, a new song by O’Riordan/Alexandrakis [3 UPDATES & CONFIRMED]

December 17, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Composer, songwriter and producer Eric Alexandrakis who collaborated with Dolores few months ago has posted a short clip of him playing guitar intro to some mysterious song.

Watch the video here.

“Some of you may have read about this tune in the Irish press,” wrote Eric, and attentive CranFans may remember that Irish press indeed reported about “La Fine,” a new song recorded by Dolores and Eric.

So this short clip could be a little piece of guitar part of “La Fine” (or not)… we just have to wait and see.

Source: Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook page


UPDATE 1

One of Eric’s Facebook friends wrote this regarding this short clip: “It is [La Fine]! I’m one of Eric’s friends and can attest that it’s “La Fine”. It’s an amazing track, edgy, dark, killer. Perry Bamonte from The Cure is playing lead guitar, Steve Ferrone of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers is playing drums, bass player Mark Egan on bass, and Eric on everything else!!!!!

So isn’t this totally exciting?


UPDATE 2

The forementioned message by Eric’s friend on his Facebook page was later deleted so we guess this information might be a little bit confidential right now.


UPDATE 3

“I guess the cat’s out of the bag… yes… this is the tune”
ERIC ALEXANDRAKIS [COMPOSER/MUSICIAN]

Eoghan McDermott supports Dolores O’Riordan

November 12, 2014  |  Comments Off on Eoghan McDermott supports Dolores O’Riordan  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Eoghan McDermott, an Irish television presenter who is hosting The Voice of Ireland, has expressed his support for Dolores O’Riordan.

“I think she is amazing. This morning I heard a reporter on who said an eyewitness said she didn’t deliberately stamp on the foot that she was jumping like going a bit mad,” he said.

“It was collateral damage so that was some reporter that spoke to an eyewitness. Wait till it all falls out. And obviously she was taken into hospital so you just wish her well you know that she’s okay.

“At the same time it’s s**t for the air hostess to have her foot stamped on. I think Dolores is amazing and I will always stick up for her she’s an awesome person.

“I remember she told us on the show that she moved into a pretty desolate part of Canada just because she liked solitude a bit,” he said.

“I don’t know if she gets angsty around people or confined spaces so obviously they felt she needed to go to hospital.”

Eoghan McDermott also told Goss.ie the very first time he met the 43-year-old was an extremely bizarre encounter.

“Literally the first time I met her she was chatting to Bressie and I walked in the room and she was like ‘Lads let’s go, let’s touch a tree,’” he said.

“She made us go outside and touch a tree just because she wants to be connected with the earth.”

Source: Goss.ie

Eric Alexandrakis and Kellie Lewis support Dolores O’Riordan

November 10, 2014  |  Comments Off on Eric Alexandrakis and Kellie Lewis support Dolores O’Riordan  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

After today’s news about Dolores’ arrest, some of her friends decided to show support for her.
Composer/producer Eric Alexandrakis left this message on his Facebook page:

“I woke up to over 200 mssgs from many of you asking about this story in the news about Dolores O’ Riordan . Here’s my answer…it’s no one’s business. Don’t prejudge, don’t’ gossip, don’t pay attention to those news sites putting up bad action photos in an effort to make celebs look the way they are reporting them to be for reader impact…and just go about your day. Whatever the circumstances are, just be supportive, and as Dolores would say, “focus on love”. EAx”

Aspiring young singer Kellie Lewis, Dolores’ protégé on The Voice of Ireland, twitted this:

“@DolORiordan You are perfect in my eyes. sending all of my love to this gift of a woman.”

Sources: Eric Alexandrakis’ Facebook page, Kellie Lewis’ Twitter page

Dolores O’Riordan released without charge

November 10, 2014  |  Comments Off on Dolores O’Riordan released without charge  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan

Dolores O’Riordan has been discharged from hospital and released without charge from garda custody following an alleged air rage incident, BreakingNews.ie reports.
Earlier this morning Dolores was arrested and detained in a garda station at Shannon airport following the alleged onboard incident on a transatlantic flight. The Cranberries star was later hospitalised in Mid-West Regional Hospital in Limerick and then released into the care of her mother at approximately 3:35PM today.

Sources: BreakingNews.ie, Independent.ie, People.com

Noel Hogan and The Pigtown Fling project

June 16, 2014  |  1 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Noel Hogan

In the last few weeks The Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan and other Irish musicians have been busy in a studio recording The Pigtown Fling album to support The Special Olympics Ireland.

The recording session has started in May and finished two days ago. You can see lots of  Noel’s photos from the session here.

According to the previous information, Noel Hogan will participate in the Pigtown Fling project, “which will tour the [Limerick] city in a music bus throughout 2014 to encourage and support local musicians to create original work (‘Pigtown’ is one of Limerick’s nicknames, referring to the city’s thriving bacon curing industry.)”

Sources: Noel Hogan Tumblr and Facebook pages, Jetsettersblog.com

Dolores O’Riordan to produce Kellie Lewis’ first EP

May 28, 2014  |  2 Comments  |  by Jury  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Voice

We’ve reported previously that Dolores O’Riordan is going to help her favorite The Voice Of Ireland contestant Kellie Lewis with the recording of her new songs, and now, according to Kellie’s twitter, we know that Dolores will produce Kellie’s first EP.

Kellie wrote that today is the first day of recording her debut EP:

“En route to studio-This is day 1 of recording my E.P with Dolores as the producer and I’m so excited!!”

Good luck, Kellie! And we can’t wait to hear more from you and Dolores!

Source: Kellie Lewis’ Twitter

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