New info on Limited Edition “Stars” Bonus Disc

August 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on New info on Limited Edition “Stars” Bonus Disc  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

UK online retailers Amazon.co.uk and 101cd have both listed new details on the upcoming limited 2CD edition of “Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002.” According to both sites, the five live bonus tracks, which were already mentioned as being from a 2002 concert, were taken from the band’s performance in Stockholm, Sweden on February 19, 2002, only the second date on the “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” World Tour.

In addition to the bonus tracks, both sites also cite a bonus video track of “Zombie” as another extra to be found on the disc. It is unknown if the video will simply be the 1994 music video or if it is a live video. Our best guess is that it’s the original music video — Hmmm… A “Best Of” DVD preview, anyone? Furthermore, it is unknown if the bonus video track is a UK-only bonus. But since the 2CD Limited Edition will be distributed worldwide, it’s possible that the video track will be included on all releases.

That’s the latest on “Stars” for now, Zombieguide will have more for you as it develops. Special thanks to Daniel Steward for the 411!

Sources: Amazon.co.uk, 101cd

Just what you’ve been waiting for…

August 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on Just what you’ve been waiting for…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We heard earlier this week that “Stars” had made its way onto Mexican radio stations, and so it’s no surprise that studio clips should be popping up soon — and it’s even less of a surprise that you should find them first here, exclusively on Zombieguide.

“Stars” Studio Version Preview Clip 1 (MP3, 1.4 mb) (Link no longer available)
“Stars” Studio Version Preview Clip 2 (MP3, 1.6 mb) (Link no longer available)

The brand spanking-new clips come courtesy of the This Is the Day Cran Club, after the song was aired on Mexican radio station Orbita 105.7 earlier today.
Congratulations to Orbita for being the absolute coolest radio station in Mexico for playing the song before anyone else!

Note: These are short preview clips, not the full song. Please don’t be so silly as to ask us to send you the full song. Remember that “Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002” comes out internationally on September 16th and in North America on September 24th, so be sure to save up your nickels and dimes and buy the album when it comes out in stores.

In related news, the This Is the Day Cran Club is scheduled to have its next meeting on Saturday, August 31st at the National Auditorium in Mexico City at 13:00 (Mexico time). The meeting will include “Stars” played in full-lengh, so if you live around Mexico City, you won’t want to miss that.

Check back to Zombieguide very soon, as Sigma from This Is The Day Cran Club and webmaster of ZG Mexico should be able to get us the full scans from the new promo CD of “Stars,” courtesy of Orbita 105.7!

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries to play in Croatia on Halloween

August 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play in Croatia on Halloween  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It has been finalized just a few hours ago that The Cranberries will be playing in Zagreb, Croatia on October 31st, as reported by several Croatian news outlets. The concert will mark the first time in the band’s carrer to play in the southeastern European country.

Look for an official confirmation sometime very soon.
Thanks to Daniel for the news.

Source: Exclusive

International News bits

August 26, 2002  |  Comments Off on International News bits  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The name “Cranberries” is popping up in several parts of the world at the moment, all for different reasons, so here’s a quick look at some of the things going on around the globe.

Mexican fans are among the very first to hear “Stars” played on the radio. Cranmty on the forums (from the Monterrey region) reports that the song’s tempo is slightly slower than that of the live versions posted on the Internet. The new track should be getting airplay in other places on the map very shortly.

French online ticket vendor TicketNet has begun selling seats for an upcoming show at the Rhenus in Strasbourg, France, scheduled for November 28th. Tickets cost 35.82 Euro.
Thanks to Stéphane for that bit.

MTV Italy has listed The Cranberries as part of their MTV Day 2002 celebration to take place on September 14th. The word is that the channel will be airing a live concert from the band in Bologna which will be free to concert goers (!).
Thanks to Lorenzo and Paolo for the tip on that one.

The official site has yet to confirm the French gig or the MTV Italy appearance, so be aware that none of this is permenant as of yet.

Sources: TicketNet, MTV Italy

Dolores on “MTV’s Best of the Red Carpet” 2002 08:00 PM

August 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores on “MTV’s Best of the Red Carpet” 2002 08:00 PM  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As per usual, MTV in the US is in it’s month-long graduated hype-fest to help promote their annual Video Music Awards, which take place on August 29th this year. As part of the festivities, the network has put together a new version of it’s “Best of the Red Carpet” special, and this year’s show included a quick shot of Dolores from the 1996 VMAs.

The extremely brief shot shows Dolores taking off her jacket on the red carpet, shortly before the band’s on-stage performace of “Salvation” that year. Zombieguide has made some captures of the short segment, seen below. (Captures no longer available)

Pre-order “Stars” import and get CD wallet

August 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on Pre-order “Stars” import and get CD wallet  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Those who pre-order “Stars” through Asian import specialty site SOLcd.com will not only receive the special Limited Edition 2CD set, but also another special gift — a “Stars” CD holder. The metallic CD wallet has a capacity to hold 12 CDs and includes the new CD’s tracklisting on the back.

The pre-order price for the set is $26.99. Pre-orders will be accepted through August 30th. It’s unknown at this point if the CD wallet is a Taiwan- only goodie, so we’ll let you know if we see it springing up elsewhere.

Source: SOLcd.com

Limited Ed. for North America, “Stars” video this month, “Best of” DVD in Oct/Nov

August 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on Limited Ed. for North America, “Stars” video this month, “Best of” DVD in Oct/Nov  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As if you haven’t been gorged with enough Cranberries news today, Universal Canada has dropped the ball on even more.

The page confirms that the limited edition 5-track bonus disc will be available in limited quantities on launch day in Canada, and if the past is any indication, it will most probably be available in the United States as well. The site also pegs the UK release at September 17th, one day after the international date.

Next on the list is the song “Stars” itself. The song should be available to all radio stations soon and the music video for “Stars” will be on air by the end of August — which suggests that it has already been quietly recorded.

Lastly mentioned is the promised music video compilation DVD, currently dubbed as the “Best of” DVD. Universal says that that release should be available in October or November (although we’ll be betting on November).

Keep it here for more, if I have the strength to type it!

Source: Universal Canada

“Beneath The Skin” re-release next month?!

August 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Beneath The Skin” re-release next month?!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The long-awaited re-release of The Cranberries’ “Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris” DVD may be out much sooner than anyone expected.

French online retailer Fnac has posted a listing for Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris New Version (Region 2) for release in France on September 16th, the same date as “Stars” (Interestingly, “Treasure Box” is also being released in France that day).

The original DVD was released in January 2001, but had widespread loading problems and a downright horrible menu system. After numerous complaints, the band’s management finally decided to recall the the disc late last year, and it has been absent from store shelves ever since. Now, within the past few months, technicians have been creating brand new user- friendly menus for the re-release, but until nos, no definitive release date has been given.

Although, Fnac’s description is brief, we do now know one new feature of the re-release. In addition to the Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 modes found in the original release, the new DVD will include Dolby DTS as a third encoding option — for those who have enough subwoofers and satellite speakers to even notice a difference. No other new features have been spilled yet, but we’re certainly aching for more.

At this point, it appears that a September re-release is very possible. Stay tuned for more.

Source: Fnac

Translated articles from “Sing Pao Daily”

August 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on Translated articles from “Sing Pao Daily”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Hong Kong publication “Sing Pao Daily” published two articles over the past week about The Cranberries’ visit and concerts in East Asia. The articles many times mention Faye Wong’s Cantonese cover of “Dreams,” whose title roughly translates as “Dream Person” or “One I Dream Of.” Apparently the mid-90s Chinese cover version is still very popular in Asia. I hope Dolores and Noel are getting a fat royalties check!

ZG reader Micky Liou was kind enough to translate the articles for us from Chinese to English.

In related news, an article about this past week’s Singapore show and a short interview with Dolores can be found (in English!) at The Electric New Paper.

 

16-aug-2002 The frontwoman of The Cranberries keeps a beautiful voice with steam

 

[“Sing Pao”‘s staff] You have listened a lot to “One I Dream” from Faye Wong, but do you know that it’s just a rendition of the Irish quartet The Cranberries’ song “Dreams” by which they made a name for themselves? The famous band whose frontwoman is Dolores O’Riordan performed last night with the American band “No Doubt” and declared a few future intentions.

 

The Cranberries once made a concert performance at the Red Vault in Hong Kong in 1996, and it was the second time that the band had come to HK. At yesterday’s (Aug 15th) press conference the three guys appeared wearing slack suits while Dolores attended in something like “pyjamas,” which seems chic enough. She said smiling that they eventually had a chance to tour aroud HK now, while they’d had no time during the last stay. When talking about their partner on the stage — “No Doubt”, Dolores praised the American band, saying that the lryics of their symbol song “Don’t Speak” were enlightening. And as for Faye Wong, who adaptated their song, the four expressed that still they had no chance to meet her, however, they had listened to her music.

 

The Cranberries, being distinguished for the remarkable voice, are on their 10th Anniversary. Dolores described the relations between the members in the band like this: “We’re like newlyweds, being together at the beginning has been very exciting, but as time passes there’s also been argument. After a round of bitterness, compassion would as such arrive… we understand each other very much now.” Then how has Dolores’ voice always been beautiful for 10 years? Dolores answered that each time before going on the stage she’d inhale some warm vapor in order to keep her voice in better condition.

 

Greatest Hits next month

 

The band is going to release a “greatest hits” disc entitled “Stars – The Bset Of 1992-2002,” which includes the new song “Star” that has never been published, and “Daffodil Lament” voted by fans on The Cranberries’ homepage (www.cranberries.ie). The band will perfom in Korea and Indonesia after they leave Hong Kong, then get back to Europe to promote their handpicked itinerary.

 

Covered by Frederick
Translation: Micky Liou (Jiaozuo, Henan)

 

The Cranberries will visit H.K. again next year

 

The performance from The Cranberries in the second half of the concert wasn’t outshadowed compared with the first one [No Doubt]. Vocalist Dolores O’Riordan presented on the stage wearing a twinkling orchestic suit in a sort of way during the beginning part, shaking her head at times while playing her guitar. As the requests of those ebullient fans rushed out, the band encored three more songs after they’d performed “Zombie” and fifteen other ones including their new work “Stars”, and ended with “Dreams”, the original version of Faye Wong’s “One I Dream”. Dolores expressed her delight to have the chance to tour around the harbor, and indicated that they’re quite able to hold a concert here in Hong Kong early the following year.

 

Reporter: Frederick
Translation:Yakun Liou (Micky)

Source:  Exclusive, thanks Micky!

“Stars” promo single issued

August 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” promo single issued  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music has finally begun to distribute “Stars” promo CDs in the UK. The promo single include four tracks and the CD is housed in a cardboard gatefold sleeve. The cover includes a slew of photos of the band over the past 12 years, including one (lower left-hand corner) which dates back to 1991.

Tracks are:

1. Stars
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Just My Imagination

Looks like promotion for “Stars” is finally starting to get into swing, so check back for more soon!
Thanks to Xan21 for the tip.

“Stars” Press Release

August 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” Press Release  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

This past Thursday, Universal put out a press release to highlight the upcoming release of “Stars.” As with most press releases, there’s no real new information, but it does give a good summary of what’s on tap for the near future.

Stars – The Best of The Cranberries
1992-2002, GROUP’S FIRST “BEST OF” ALBUM
INCLUDES SINGLES, RARITIES AND TWO NEW TRACKS

 

In their 10th anniversary year, after more than 35 million albums sold worldwide, the Cranberries celebrate a truly stellar career with their first “Best of” album, Stars – The Best Of The Cranberries – 1992-2002 (Island/UME), released September 24, 2002.

 

The 20-song Stars – The Best Of The Cranberries – 1992-2002 features all of the previous singles from the biggest-selling Irish rock artists outside of U2, including “Dreams,” “Linger,” “Zombie” and “Ode to My Family.” Offering something new as well, several songs are presented in alternative versions, two tracks (“Hollywood” and “You And Me”) were released as singles only in certain countries, and a bonus track was added on by online fans voting for their favorite non-single (“Daffodil Lament”). Rounding out the set are two new studio recordings (“Stars” and “New New York”) produced by Stephen Street.

 

In 1993, the Limerick band (singer Dolores O’Riordan, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan (guitar and bass, respectively) and drummer Fergal Lawler) went Top 10 and gold with “Linger,” and Top 10 and quintuple platinum with Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (from which Stars also includes “Dreams”). No Need To Argue debuted at #6 in 1994 and spawned the #1 Modern Rock hit “Zombie,” #11 “Ode To My Family,” “Ridiculous Thoughts” and “I Can’t Be With You,” and reached seven times platinum. To The Faithful Departed, with “Hollywood,” “Salvation,” “Free To Decide” and “When You’re Gone,” debuted in 1996 at #6 and is currently double platinum. 1999’s Bury The Hatchet, with “Promises,” “Animal Instinct,” “You And Me” and “Just My Imagination,” debuted Top 15 and is now gold. From Wake Up And Smell The Coffee are “Analyse,” “Time Is Ticking Out” and “This Is The Day.”

 

While on their current world tour, the Cranberries will be taping a documentary program in Hong Kong on August 16 for a 10th anniversary ‘Special’ to be broadcast on television this fall. As a special treat, long-time fans were asked to submit online their longest-held question about the group. The Cranberries will answer the most submitted question on the program.

 

The Cranberries are currently touring Asia and Europe.

Source: Universal

Universal distributes “Stars” sales sheet

August 17, 2002  |  Comments Off on Universal distributes “Stars” sales sheet  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As is common with most major releases, music retailers have now received the sales sheet for next month’s release of “Stars” from Universal’s distribution house. The sales sheet provides a brief overview of the release and also notes major upcoming promotion, much of which still looks to be “TBA.”

The description confirms the suspicion that single edits have been used on a few tracks while new edits have been cut for others. This was of course needed to fit all 20 tracks onto one CD.

The write-up also promises a “major press and radio blitz” to promote the new disc, although hard details are scant. A promotion with Cafe Music Network, however, has been cemented and details can be read on the sheet.

We’ll be catching up with more news from the past week, so stay glued to your monitor!

Source: Exclusive

Press conference in Hong Kong

August 17, 2002  |  Comments Off on Press conference in Hong Kong  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

This past Thursday, August 15th, The Cranberries attended a brief press conference in Hong Kong to help kick off promotion for the upcoming “greatest hits” disc entitled “Stars.” Each band member received a plaque to commemorate all of their albums to date, while the stage was set in the theme for the artwork for “Stars.”

Dolores told the Hong Kong concert audience on the night of the 15th that the band will return to Asia in 2003, most likely in a tour to support “Stars.”

Some photos from the event were published in the HK magazine “Sing Pao Daily.”
Special thanks to Cherrie Candies for scanning the images and sending them to us!

We’ll be catching up with more news from the past week, so stay glued to your monitor!

Source: Exclusive

UK “Stars” to include live bonus disc

August 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on UK “Stars” to include live bonus disc  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On September 16th, Universal Music in the UK will release a limited edition of The Cranberries’ greatest hits disc entitled “Stars.” The set will include a second bonus disc which will include five live bonus tracks:

1. Zombie (Live)
2. Ode To My Family (Live)
3. Animal Instinct (Live)
4. Salvation (Live)
5. Daffodil Lament (Live)

In related news, the tracklist of “Stars” has changed slightly, with “New New York” now preceding “Stars” (which, in turn, has become the last track).
The final (we hope) tracklisting is:

1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Ode To My Family
5. I Can’t Be With You
6. Ridiculous Thoughts
7. Salvation
8. Free To Decide
9. When You’re Gone
10. Hollywood
11. Promises
12. Animal Instinct
13. Just My Imagination
14. You & Me
15. Analyse
16. Time Is Ticking Out
17. This Is the Day
18. Daffodil Lament (Bonus track – #1 non-single voted by the fans)
19. New New York (previously unreleased)
20. Stars (previously unreleased)

More on “Stars” in the days ahead…

Source: CD-Wow

MuchMusic interview highlights

August 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on MuchMusic interview highlights  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

During The Cranberries’ North American tour in May, Canadian music channel MuchMusic got a chance to catch up with Mike, Noel, and Fergal backstage in Montreal. The interview, recorded for the show Infoplus, got a chance to squeeze out some information about the band’s current and future releases.

Fergal told the camera, “We were thinking about doing an album of unreleased material, but then a suggestion was made by a friend of ours — it’s called a Treasure Box — and it’s got the first four albums. Normally when we record, we record eighteen or twenty songs and we use thirteen or fourteen on an album. So sometimes the leftover tracks are used as B-sides, sometimes they’re not used at all. So what we did was make a complete boxset of everything we’ve ever done.”

When asked whether the band prefers to release studio or live material, Fergal replied, “In the studio definitely, we wouldn’t do a full live album. But one or two tracks occassionally sound really good live, so if they’re mixed right, they sound really great live. If it turns out well, we’re happy and we use them.”

“There’s a ‘greatest hits’ coming out…” Mike told Infoplus. “There’ll be two new tracks on that. And maybe a sixth album next year, somewhere in the spring or summertime, hopefully.”

Source: Exclusive

“Wake Up” Asian Tour Edition released

August 5, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” Asian Tour Edition released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

First there was the Japanese version with three bonus tracks. Then some Canadians got the “Preserved” sampler CD with their album purchase. After that came the Spanish bonus live CD. Once we over our jealousy for that, the deluxe Taiwanese boxed “coaster” set decided to show up. Much later, Universal put out the near yawn-inducing Chinese special edition. But now Taiwan has taken back the green cake of envy with a brand new version of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.”

EMI Taiwan, a division of Universal Music, has released quite possibly the most deluxe version of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” yet, in support of the band’s tour of Asia this month. The 2CD set, in jewel cases housed inside a custom slipcase, includes the international version of the album and a bonus AVCD that carries a whopping six bonus tracks and three music videos. The AVCD, a common format in piracy-heavy eastern Asia, is region-free and playable on many models of DVD players (though be cautioned as with VCDs, it will not play on a PlayStation 2). The audio is playable on most standard CD players.

Here’s the full tracklist for the set:

1. Never Grow Old
2. Analyse
3. Time Is Ticking Out
4. Dying Inside
5. This Is The Day
6. The Concept
7. Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
8. Pretty Eyes
9. I Really Hope
10. Every Morning
11. Do You Know
12. Carry On
13. Chocolate Brown
14. Salvation (live in Paris)
15. In The Ghetto

Bonus AVCD:
1. This Is The Day (Video)
2. Time Is Ticking Out (Video)
3. Analyse (Video)
4. Many Days
5. Capetown
6. Shattered (Live at Vicar Street)
7. Loud & Clear (Live at Vicar Street)
8. Analyse (Oceanic Long Version)
9. Time Is Ticking Out (Marius de Vries Remix Edit)

Taking a look at the tracklist, we can see that the bonus CD contains all of the bonus goodies found on the “Analyse” and “TITO” singles and then some. This marks the first official “hard” release of “Many Days” — the song was previously only available as a free download on the official page. In fact, the only notable absence is the impeccable B-side “Such a Waste” from the “TITD” single.

“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” Asian Tour Edition is available from popular importer SOLcd.com for the paltry price of $18.99

Source: SOLcd.com

Interview in “Tribe Generation”

August 4, 2002  |  Comments Off on Interview in “Tribe Generation”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The August issue of the Italian “Tribe Generation” carries a new 4-page interview with The Cranberries’ own Dolores O’Riordan. Dolores gave the interview via telephone while in Mexico City late in June. There’s no new eye candy to be had, however, as the photos are a mix of those from Dolores’ Hot Press cover feature (in 2000) and a full-page “Wake Up” promo photo that we’ve seen plenty of times before (not pictured).

Dolores chit-chats mostly about the upcoming ‘greatest hits,’ but also mentions Irish director Jim Sheridan again, who wanted to cast Dolores as a “femme fatale” character in a film. It sounds like Dolores hasn’t lost the urge to do an acting role or two! Unfortunately, the entire interview is in Italian, which means that even the best web translator can’t save us in our dire need now. If someone would like to type up an English translation, send it over and we’d be more than happy to post it.

Thanks to Lorenzo for the scans.

 

Source: Exclusive

“The Music Room” interview highlights, media

August 3, 2002  |  Comments Off on “The Music Room” interview highlights, media  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Aired earlier today, CNN International’s “The Music Room” dedicated a third of its entire half-hour show to The Cranberries’ current tour, and topics ranged from the band’s history, soundchecks, pre-show rituals, and yes, even Dolores’ personal toilet!

“We’re old rockers, old, old rockers!” Dolores admits with a grin. “It’s like going around a second time, you know? When you get to that point where you have a ‘greatest hits,’ I think you realize that you are a little bit older, you aren’t the new kids on the block anymore. I think we’re gonna call it the ‘Stars,’ because it’s a joyful moment and it’s a good thing because stars are so amazing and up there…”

“I wear these going on all the time because for a second, the audience thinks you’ve lost the plot and gone really bonkers,” she says as she holds up her now-famous white mask. “I wear it for one or two songs, but then I take it off. Oooh, I’m only playing!”

Upon inspecting Dolores’ make-up case, she gives CNN an extremely rare look at a photo of her two children, Taylor and Molly. “Thats a rather old picture of my two little babies, actually. That’s a picture of my little girl [Molly] right after she was born.”

The camera follows Dolores as she walks into another room, vacated by Mike, Noel, and Fergal. Dolores points to Fergal, who’s playing a kart racer on PlayStation 2 against backup guitarist Steve DiMarchi. “This is a wardrobe case I had made up for my children and my boys stole it! That’s basically what the boys do, they play these games all the time before they go on stage.”

“Over here is my.. POTTY!!” she yells triumphantly as she throws open some dense curtains and drops her foot on a polka-dotted fur-covered toilet with a thud. “See, that’s a rock star’s potty! I have this recurring nightmare about this thing [pointing to the curtains] falling down and leaving me there in front out thousands of people staring!”

“You never really know if you’re going to make it [your whole life], but if we do make it, it would be nice if we could do it safely… It would be nice if we could still be making music and still go on as The Cranberries, but either way, it’s a very unpredictable life. It’s very unpredictable.”

The segment also aired some nice soundcheck clips prior to the Atlanta show, which we’ve encoded here for your download:

“I Really Hope” at Soundcheck, Atlanta, GA, June 12th, 2002 (MP3, 600k) (Link no longer available)
“Stars” at Soundcheck, Atlanta, GA, June 12th, 2002 (MP3, 700k) (Link no longer available)

Source: Exclusive

Exclusive!! First “Stars” cover image

August 3, 2002  |  Comments Off on Exclusive!! First “Stars” cover image  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

CNN International aired the cover art for “Stars” on The Cranberries segment on “The Music Room” earlier this morning. As promised, the cover portrays the band standing in the Nevada desert, an image taken by veteran Andy Earl. Zombieguide has snagged the first image of the art, and with any luck, will hopefully have a better version available soon.

Look for more media from the “Music Room” special in the coming hours.

Source: Exclusive

Exclusive! US release date for “Stars”

August 2, 2002  |  Comments Off on Exclusive! US release date for “Stars”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music Distribution today confirmed to Zombieguide that “Stars : The Best of the Cranberries 1992-2002” will be released on September 24th in the United States. As per usual, the American date follows little after a week of a the international date, which is slated at September 16th.

Now that UMD has begun listing the album, we should have new art and promotional materials available in the coming days and weeks, so check back soon!

Source: Exclusive

Interview to air on CNNI’s “The Music Room”

August 2, 2002  |  Comments Off on Interview to air on CNNI’s “The Music Room”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide reported back in June that Dolores had recorded a new interview for CNN shortly before the rescheduled Atlanta gig. That interview will be airing this weekend on CNN International’s “The Music Room.”

CNN International (which caters mostly to Asia and Europe) has been running commercials for the show all week, which promises to focus on The Cranberries’ US tour which ended last month. The segment is almost certain to include footage from the June 12th Atlanta concert.

The Music Room airs on CNNI at 4:30 PM EST this Sunday and will repeat throughout the week (be sure to check your local listings first). Zombieguide will have exclusive screen captures and info when it airs. Also, Björk will appear on The Music Room on August 30th, so be sure not to miss that either!

Source: CNN International

New German TITD promo

July 31, 2002  |  Comments Off on New German TITD promo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records, in conjunction with the German-based Motor, has released an alternate “This Is The Day” promo. The new one-track promo is simplistic to a fault, with no slipcase art to speak of, but with the album version of “This Is The Day” in tow, it accomplishes its designated task.

High-Quality “Stars” live in Vienne MP3

July 30, 2002  |  Comments Off on High-Quality “Stars” live in Vienne MP3  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The-Cranberries.com has posted an excellent-quality version of “Stars” performed live on Vienne, France, on Sunday night (July 28th). It is the third live version of “Stars” to be found on the web and is by far the best quality thus far. With such a crystal-clear version now available, the tentative lyrics for “Stars” might just be getting another update.

“Stars” Live in Vienna, July 28th, 2002 (3.4 mb, zipped) (Link no longer available)

Source: The-Cranberries.com

Tentative “Stars” lyrics

July 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on Tentative “Stars” lyrics  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Our visitor Lionel Vasquez has transcribed a tentative set of the lyrics for “Stars” from a high-quality first-generation version of the song and after comparing them with the two MP3s floating about, they look to be dead-on. We’re still uncertain about the two lines denoted with a (?), so if anybody has suggestions for them, be sure to send them over to us.

Stars

The Stars are bright tonight
And I am walking nowhere

I guess I will be alright
Desire gets you nowhere

And you are always right
I thought you are so perfect

Take you as you were
Have you as you were
Take you as you were

I’ll have* you just the way are
I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll take you just the way are
Does anybody love the way you are
Aaa Aaa Aaa

The Stars are bright tonight
A distance is between us
And I will be OK
The worst I’ve ever seen us

And still I have my weaknesses
Still I have my strength
And still I have my ugliness

But I, I, I
I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll take you just the way are
Does anybody love the way you are

Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaaa

I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll have you just the way are
I’ll take you just the way are
Does anybody love the way you are

Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa Aaaa

Star, Star

* = could be “I love…”

Thanks to Lionel Vasquez for sending them to us.
Also thanks to Raffaella and all the others who have sent in corrections.

“Stars” live in Los Angeles MP3

July 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” live in Los Angeles MP3  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A second live recording of “Stars” has surfaced, this one originating from the Crans’ performance in Los Angeles on July 5th. The new track has been played at every Cranberries concert since the make-up Atlanta show on June 12th.

On the whole, the quality is poor, even compared with the previous MP3 recording. However, this is one large advantage to the new taping: Dolores’ (lovely) voice is much more clear. The other instruments, however, are almost entirely washed out. So without further adieu, click below to download:

“Stars” Live in Los Angeles, July 5th, 2002 (2.8 mb) (Link no longer available)

Special thanks to Lionel Vasquez for allowing us to post the file.

Source: Argenberries

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