“Analyse” not shown on “Top Of The Pops”

October 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” not shown on “Top Of The Pops”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Because “Analyse” has failed to reach the top 75 in the British single charts, “Analyse” will not be featured on the show “Top of the Pops”, which showcases live versions of songs in the top 75 positions. The performance was recorded several weeks ago. The song entered the charts at #89.

The cause of the poor performance may in part be due to one occurence. Fans in the UK felt cheated due to the cut of “In the Ghetto (live)” in the UK version and have thus opted to buy the 4-track mainland European release. “Analyse [was] released in the UK today, I didn’t buy it because we only get 3 tracks and I want to get hold of the 4 track,” said one disappointed British fan. Others ascribe the low position to the even more disappointing fact that the song is getting very little airplay on UK stations.

Thanks to Daniel Steward for the news.

Source: Exclusive

2 professional photos

October 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on 2 professional photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The-Cranberries.com has posted two new professional photos, which seem to be taken out of a magazine article. Check ’em out below!

Source: The-Cranberries.com

Limited Ed. “Wake Up” Taiwan boxed set released

October 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Limited Ed. “Wake Up” Taiwan boxed set released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Just when you thought Spain had screwed everyone over with their 17-track version of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”, Universal released a limited edition boxed set of the album in Taiwan this week, including some irresistible bonuses.

The set includes:

· 15-track International version of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”
· English lyric booklet
· Coffee Cup Pad featuring a photo of the band
· A package of Nescafe “3 in 1” coffee
· Inserted flier for the band’s previous albums
· Collectible “Wake Up” motif box to house the collection

According to the outside sticker, the coffee pad is a promotional goodie co-sponsored by Nescafe.



Source: Exclusive

Spanish retail chain offers stress ball

October 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Spanish retail chain offers stress ball  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Instead of the 2-track promo CD, the popular Spanish retail chain “El Corte Inglés” (“The English Style”) is currently offering a free anti-stress ball with the purchase of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. The ball is the same one seen on the band’s official page. Hmm… free music or a stress ball?
Decisions, decisions.

Thanks to Jesús Castillo for the news

Source: Exclusive

“Pure Oxygen” performance to air Thursday

October 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Pure Oxygen” performance to air Thursday  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries performance for the show “Pure Oxygen” will air on the women’s network Oxygen this week. The band performed two songs back in August for the 90-minute show.

Broadcast dates and times are:

Oct 25th – 12:00 pm ET
Oct 25th – 7:00 pm ET
Oct 26th – 12:00 am ET
Oct 26th – 7:00 am ET
Oct 27th – 9:00 am ET

Source: Exclusive

Full album preview on MSN.com

October 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Full album preview on MSN.com  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MSN.com currently has an exclusive all-inclusive preview (no, that’s not an oxymoron) of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. The page has the entire album in streaming Windows Media format, as well as the streaming video for “Analyse”. There’s also a bio and photos on the page, so Click here to go directly to The Cranberries preview section.

Source: MSN.com

Next single: This Is The Day?

October 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Next single: This Is The Day?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Despite the fact that the band has announced “Time Is Ticking Out” as the next single and is even considering a benefit single, a Mexican Universal- sponsored site, Citaris claims that “This Is The Day” will become the band’s next single. On Citaris’s “Wake Up” promotional page, they have a pseudo- exclusive download of the song available, as well as the video to “Analyse”. So which will it be? I suppose time will have to answer.

Now, time for an editorial spin — In this editor’s opinion, “This Is The Day” deserves to be the band’s next single. It is punctually rock and just plain kick-ass, a myriad more than “Promises” ever was. “Time Is Ticking Out” is a decent song, but the lyrics and melody are far too weak to become a radio hit of any measure.

Source: The pretty Cranberries

Scans from “Eres” magazine

October 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Scans from “Eres” magazine  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have a 5-page article in the new issue of the Mexican “Eres” magazine, dated October 16th. The article contains an interview that was done in May of this year (the magazine travelled all the way to Ireland for it), as well as some original photos of the band.

Thanks to Gabriel Ojeda for the scans.


Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries to play Detroit Dec.11 2001?

October 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play Detroit Dec.11 2001?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to concert mega-site Pollstar, The Cranberries are listed for a December 11th gig at the State Theatre in Detroit, MI. The gig is part of a Christmas radio festival, featuring other artists such as Train, Nelly Furtado, and O-Town. However, with the recent cancellation of remaining promo gigs (including the much-anticipated Intimate & Interactive, which would have been held later this month), it is difficult to forsee the band attending the gig. In all likelihood, the date has been cancelled. However, to make things interesting, the date was just posted within the last 72 hours. It may be that there were several dates planned for the US (which makes things even more disappointing), but the venue has not yet been notified of the band’s cancellation. Or, on the other hand, there’s always that glimmer of hope.

Thanks to Yusef Najafi for the tip.

Source: Pollstar

Oceanic Remix UK promo CD released

October 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on Oceanic Remix UK promo CD released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MCA Records released a 1-track promo of “Analyse Oceanic Remix” last week in the UK. The promo has the same art as the “Analyse” promo, but with a large sticker placed on the front with information about the track.

Source: Exclusive

Screen captures: MTV Germany “Fashion Zone”

October 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on Screen captures: MTV Germany “Fashion Zone”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On Saturday, a new interview with Dolores was aired on MTV Germany’s “Fashion Zone”. Dolores got to show off her threads — everything she wore for the show was designed by Dolce & Gabbana (*gasp* no Calvin Klein?).

“Rock ‘n’ roll will never die!” she says as she romps around in a cafe in Dublin during the interview. She also admits that she’s dropped a load of cash for clothing during the last promo tour. Her most expensive item was 10,000 pounds (approx. $14,500) for a coat she simply couldn’t do without. For those interested, her shoe size is (in European dimensions) a 38, which is around a 7 or 7 1/2 in the US.

Thanks to Norbert of Zombieguide Germany for the shots.

Source: Exclusive

Italian “Super” magazine scans

October 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on Italian “Super” magazine scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Seen below are the cover and scans to “Super”, an Italian magazine which has dedicated a 6-page article to the ‘Berries this month. (If you missed the translation, see past news). Once again, thanks to Merry for the scans.

Source: Exclusive

Spanish bonus CD scans, tracklisting

October 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on Spanish bonus CD scans, tracklisting  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Spanish limited edition of “Wake Up” was released yesterday, including a second bonus CD containing two live tracks.

The tracklisting is:

1. Zombie (Live in Paris, December 9, 1999)
2. Promises (with “Ridiculous Thoughts” intro, Live in Paris, December 9, 1999)

Sources: The pretty Cranberries, Cranberries of Prat

“Analyse” live on Sept. 11th benefit CD

October 15, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” live on Sept. 11th benefit CD  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Cities 97, a Minneapolis-based radio station, has compiled a new CD of their recent live Studio C performances into a new benefit CD, “Cities 97 Sampler Vol. 13”. The Cranberries performed “Analyse” in Studio C during their American promo tour in August. The “Analyse” performance is track 13 among other artists such as Dido, Coldplay, Semisonic, and The Wallflowers.

The CD will be sold exclusively in Target stores in and around the Minneapolis area beginning November 6th. Proceeds from the sale of the CD will benefit local and national charities, including Camp Heartland, Community-University Health Care Center/Variety Children’s Clinic, Make- A-Wish Foundation, Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, and the American Red Cross. The station is also scheduling giveaways for the CD, as well as tickets to the Sampler Release Party (which does not have an announced date).

Thanks to Josh Kittell for the news tip.

Source: Cities 97

Spanish Limited Edition “Wake Up” announced

October 14, 2001  |  Comments Off on Spanish Limited Edition “Wake Up” announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Retailers in Spain are advertising a special limited edition version of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”, due in stores tomorrow (in Europe, although some stores have begun selling the CD already). The presumably Spanish-only version will include a second CD which will have two live tracks.
A magazine ad for the Spanish limited edition is seen below.
We should have scans and tracklisting for the bonus CD soon.

The limited edition will probably parallel the Spanish limited edition of “Bury the Hatchet”, released last year with a single-track CD of “Dreams” bundled with it.

Source: The Pretty Cranberries

“Analyse” UK tracklisting

October 13, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” UK tracklisting  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Because UK singles are restricted to three tracks or less in order to place in the charts, the UK version of “Analyse” will not include the live version of “In the Ghetto”. The 3-track version is due in stores Monday, October 15th. Thanks to Cranhead for the news.

“Analyse” 3-track version:
1. Analyse (Radio Edit)
2. Analyse (Oceanic Remix)
3. I Can’t Be With You (Live at Vicar Street, Dublin, Ireland, November 11th, 2000)

Source: Exclusive

Revised US “Analyse” date, price

October 13, 2001  |  Comments Off on Revised US “Analyse” date, price  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Online retailers (such as CDNow, Amazon) are unanimously reporting that the 4-track version of “Analyse” will be released in the United States on November 6th, approximately 3 weeks after the initial reported date (which no one seemed to regard with much credibility anyway). In addition, the single now carries the more sensible retail price of $7.49, which will probably vary by retailer.

Sources: CDNow, Amazon

Interview translation from “Super”

October 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on Interview translation from “Super”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries are on the cover of yet another magazine, this time Italy’s “Super”
Thanks to Merry for the translation!
Check back here soon for exclusive scans from the article.

– Dolores O’Riordan speaks about her transformation –

Maternity sweetened the Limerick band’s front girl, who wrote an album with soft and positive songs which reflect the newly-found balance and the agreement with the group of friends.

For some hours, the elegant hotel’s bar turns itself into a pub. You can see them, Mike, Fergal, Dolores and his husband Don Burton. Their backs, close one to the other, Dolores’ very small one grazes Don’s firm one. The only person missing is Noel, Mike’s brother, who stayed in Ireland since his wife is ill. They laugh and smile at each other, chat and drink beer. They look like an Irish family on vacation, rather than one of the most famous rock bands in the world, the Cranberries. You can breathe an air of accomplice and steady friendship: Dolores O’Riordan, dark- haired again, with her shining eyes, sits in the center, protected and cuddled by her men. Slight, with a bright face and an energic behavior, the singer, voice and creative mind of the Cranberries, is living a golden moment. The birth of her second child, Molly, seven months ago, a new album, “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”, coming out, and, over all, her newly-found happiness. “Making children is a very good remedy against the stress that success gives” she says. “And this album exactly reflects how I feel now. It’s like a big waking up to life. In the past I made many mistakes, I threw myself into work only, leaving too many things behind.. I almost destroyed my life. Until I took a break to dedicate myself to family again.”

Question: Each of your albums reflects you inner feelings: in “To The Faithful Departed” you were darker, in “Bury the Hatchet” there was more fun. What have you felt writing this record? Answer: Big positivity and excitement. The knowledge of having regained the spirit of our beginning, thank God. Then, there’s the fact that we don’t know what is waiting for us behind the corner, so, when you realize that you’re living a good moment, professionally and humanly, you feel like you’ve been blessed by God. Just like when you’re inside a tunnel: you see the lights shining at the end and when you finally come out, you’re illuminated.

Q: Talking about music, it looks like a softer album compared to the previous ones. Is this because your special mood, too?
A: There’s no doubt that my maternal condition took part in the process of sweetening these songs. Making another child regenerated me and made me discover again a natural tenderness which is too often suffocated. Living in a rock band for many years makes a girl tougher, and I must acknowledge that I began to go too far in this sense, losing a great part of my feminine side.

Q: Is there a common denominator in the album?
A: Every song has a positive message, or content. The only different track is “Time Is Ticking Out”, which is about the enviromental problem and about how much we hurt our planet.

Q: Where was “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” born?
A: We recorded it at the Windmill Lane at Dublin and we mixed it at the Town House at London, but it’s been conceived, as all our albums have, at Killmallock, near my house, in the Irish country, at about twenty minutes from Limerick. A fascinating place, very inspirating. The Irish people, with their strong and romantic temper, unique in the world, originated from this countryside. We’re stubborn people, we always say what we think, but our heart is big as our sky.

Q: What does your house looks like?
A: It’s a 19th century country-house remodeled by some Canadian friends, in the middle of hectares of fields and hills. We’ve got many horses, a big black pig, hens, pheasants, a couple of peacocks, and a lot of dogs. It’s very important to me, because my father was a gardener, and I like taking my children to discover nature, making them see how things come out and grow from the earth.

Q: Does success take away balance?
A: Definitely yes, I’ve experienced that on myself. This is the reason why we stopped and we wanted an almost total control on all the things which concern our career.

Q: Seems like you’re very good friends…
A: It’s not only us, but also our families. Mike’s wife is about to have a child, and at my birthday party she played with my children just like she was their aunt. This is the spirit between us. We’re so united that we have decided to open a Japanese restaurant in Dublin. So, even if one day the Cranberries don’t exist any more, we’d still have something which unites us professionally.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries cancel remaining 2001 promotion

October 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries cancel remaining 2001 promotion  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In a letter of explanation on The Cranberries Official Webpage, Dolores has unfortunately cancelled the remainder of the band’s promo tour for the rest of 2001. “Life is a precious gift not to be taken for granted and obviously with the International Coalition action in Afghanistan,” she writes, “and all of the strange co-incidents, (anthrax etc), it is not worth the risk of travelling around.”

The band had originally planned to do promotion until December.

Visit The Cranberries Official Webpage to read Dolores’s message.

Source: Cranberries Official Webpage

Live videos @ MTV

October 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on Live videos @ MTV  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MTV.com has posted live videos of “Analyse”, “Never Grow Old”, and “Linger”, which were recorded for MTV Online in August (Streaming RealVideo).

Source: MTV.com

Scans from “Top Music” article

October 10, 2001  |  Comments Off on Scans from “Top Music” article  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries of Prat has posted some scans from an interview in the Spanish magazine “Top Music”. Check them out below.

The Cranberries of Prat also has some great comparison shots of the edited and unedited versions of “Analyse” in their news section, which are certainly worth the look. In related news, the new edited version of “Analyse” is currently airing on VH1 in the United States, usually late at night on “Insomniac Music Marathon”. If you can’t afford the lack of sleep, VCR timers perform handily in these situations…


Source: The Cranberries of Prat

Dolores in UK’s “Sunday Telegraph”, scans

October 7, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores in UK’s “Sunday Telegraph”, scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In today’s issue of the “Sunday Telegraph” (dated October 7, 2001), The Cranberries’ frontwoman is featured in a 3-page interview titled “Thirty Love” (alluding to her 30th birthday last month). The article also has a stunning 14″ x 11″ full-page shot of the photo below, along with photos of her controversial “knickers” wedding in 1994 and a shot of the band from 1991.

Source: Exclusive

Article in Australia’s “Sain” mag

October 7, 2001  |  Comments Off on Article in Australia’s “Sain” mag  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

For those Zombieguide viewers living on the opposite end of the globe, the October issue of the Australian magazine “Sain” has a 1-page article on the ‘Berries. The band has a small section of the cover, seen below.

Source: Exclusive

Dolores in “ES” magazine, scans

October 6, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores in “ES” magazine, scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Jennifer Lopez, you can keep it. I want a normal life now” says Dolores in a new interview in an October 2001 issue of the London-based “ES” magazine.

The magazine narrates, “A distant father, a chocking depression, an eating disorder that drove her down to six stone… life has has a go at DELORES O’RIORDAN. But THE CRANBERRIES are back with a new album. And Delores is back on top.”

Below is a scan of the cover, as well as a photo of Dolores from the article.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries perform Oceanic Remix live on CD:UK

October 6, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries perform Oceanic Remix live on CD:UK  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Earlier today on the British TV station CD:UK, The Cranberries made their first public performance of a live version of “Analyse: The Oceanic Remix”. The performance was broadcasted live (not pre-recorded). Five people were on stage, including Dolores (without an instrument), Noel on guitar, Russel Burton on keyboards, Fergal on drums, and Declan Hogan, who substituted for Mike on bass. For those unfamiliar with the name, Declan was featured on the “Technician’s Documentary” on the DVD “Beneath the Skin”. Backing vocalist Steve DeMarchi was not present. However, only Dolores’s vocals were live — the remixed backing track was pre-recorded. Because it was broadcasted live, Dolores’s vocals were “slightly wobbly” at first, but picked up soon.

And, in the event that Joan Rivers is reading this, Dolores wore a long white dress with leopard print stilletos. The performance was one of the band’s first appearances on British TV since April 1999’s TOTP performance.

For those in the UK, remember the Top of the Pops performance is currently due to air on Friday, 26th October 2001 on BBC1, at 7:30 pm. Thanks to Daniel Robert James Steward for the info — be sure to check out his page, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Unofficial Fansite.

Source: Exclusive

Mike absent from European Promo Tour due to wife’s expectancy

October 5, 2001  |  Comments Off on Mike absent from European Promo Tour due to wife’s expectancy  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide reader Dan Le Palud was able to attend the live taping of Hit- Machine in Paris earlier this week, and he brings us this report.

The Cranberries were the first band to play for the show. Bassist Mike Hogan was absent from the performance, while the band arranged for a temporary replacement to play bass during the gig. He is at home with his wife, as they are expecting their first baby within the next few weeks, according to a radio interview with Dolores days ago. Mike’s brother Noel, however, has returned now for the European leg of the promotion and was on guitar on stage. He had been absent from the American touring in August due to the illness of his daughter.

“Dolores was absolutely amazing with a long black dress,” Dan comments, “and ‘Analyse’ sounded more ‘rock’.”

The episode of Hit-Machine will broadcast on Saturday, October 13th on M6 at 10:30 AM (Paris).

Thanks to Dan and Jessica from Holland for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Crans in “Tutto” again

October 5, 2001  |  Comments Off on Crans in “Tutto” again  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have a second article in the Italian magazine “Tutto Musica”, this time in the October 2001 issue. The band has a 4-page feature, with 2 photos, one of them being a full-page shot. If you’re looking for the magazine on newsstands, the cover is below. The Cranberries were featured in the magazine earlier this summer .

If anyone can get scans or a translation of the new article, be sure to send it to us!

Source: Exclusive

MMM explodes with Cranberry specials

October 3, 2001  |  Comments Off on MMM explodes with Cranberry specials  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Canadian MuchMusic spinoff, MuchMoreMusic, is hosting The Cranberries as their Artist of the Month for October. And with it comes several specials to be aired this month, in addition to “The Story of…”, which aired on Monday. Here’s what to look out for.

Oct. 1st – 9pm : MMM Artist of the Month (1 hour)
2nd – 2pm
6th – 7pm
7th – 2pm

Oct. 11th – 10pm: Cranberries Live @ Vicar Street (1 hour, 10 minutes)
12th – 1am, 3pm

Oct. 14th – 12pm: MuchMoreWith… The Cranberries (1/2 hour)
22nd – 7pm
23rd – 12pm

Oct. 22nd – 9pm: Intimate & Interactive (1 1/2 hour)
23rd – 2pm

So there you have it!
By the end of the month, you Canadians are going to be spoiled rotten with Cran TV. Thanks to ZG Staffer Tara for the tip.

Source: MuchMoreMusic

Exclusive: Amsterdam performance photos

October 2, 2001  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Amsterdam performance photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Last week, The Cranberries performed at 3FM in Amsterdam, Holland, for a small, intimate audience of contest-winning fans. Zombieguide reader Taco Kuik was able to get painfully close to Dolores and take these photos, so thanks for the shots, Taco!

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries announce next single

October 2, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries announce next single  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

While the album isn’t even out yet, The Cranberries have chosen the successor to their current single, “Analyse”. The band chatted today online on the French Universal Music site, and while they did, they responded to several fans’ questions. Here’s a quick recap of the topics the group hit on:

· Among the band’s favorite French artists are Daft Punk, Modjo and Air
· Noel’s favorite guitar is the Les Paul Gibson
· The group noted that they love Storm Thorgerson’s artwork because they don’t want to have their faces on the front cover of albums
· No favorite song from “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has emerged…
· The band has confirmed that they are indeed already writing material for a sixth album
· They are vigorously preparing for next year’s world tour
· Their favorite video to date is “Analyse”
· The Cranberries have chosen “Time is Ticking Out” as their next single

Thanks to Dan for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Dolores on cover of “Sunday Magazine”

October 1, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores on cover of “Sunday Magazine”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores is on the cover of the September 30th edition of the Australian publication “Sunday Magazine”. The just-released issue contains a 4-page feature on the band (which includes a one-and-a-half page spread photo). Here’s a small excerpt from the article…

DOLORES O’RIORDAN of THE CRANBERRIES – at age 20, the world was singing along to her plaintive lyrics. But life on a pedestal soon became more than she could bear, she opted out of the fame game and found salvation close to home (a husband and two little ones)… now, the band is set to go again… new album and tour and Dolores is coping much better!

Source: Exclusive

“Wake Up” press kit

October 1, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” press kit  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Any major release from any artist requires a considerable amount of press material, the most important of which is the all-encompassing press kit. Below is the cover image the just-issued European press kit, which contains 6 glossy pages of new information, photographs, and the staple biography.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries’ re-edited video ‘Analyse’ rushed back to broadcasters

September 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries’ re-edited video ‘Analyse’ rushed back to broadcasters  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ —


In the wake of the Pentagon and World Trade Center tragedies, MCA Records and The Cranberries recalled their premier video from the Irish band’s upcoming new album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” mere weeks before its debut release date. “Analyse” had been filmed in London by Australian director, Keir McFarland, a month before it was sent to the world’s major video networks (including MTV/VH-1, Much Music, Viva TV, Canal Plus, Channel V) at the beginning of September.


As the video was being screened around the world (and on the band’s own web-site), the events that took place on September 11th eerily mirrored sights captured by amateur and news cameras on that fateful day. MCA Records and the band immediately recalled the video from broadcasters worldwide after it became clear that scenes in the video could bring to mind those tragic memories.


Keir McFarland quickly organised a few simple edits eliminating the questionable scenes of lead singer — Dolores O’Riordan — performing atop a building as a plane flew over two skyscrapers. Another scene, which included the outline of a dead body in police tape, was replaced by a child’s chalk drawing of a flower on the pavement.


MCA Records (a division of Vivendi/Universal) are having their affiliate in London air courier replacement masters to the world in record time. It is expected that all channels will have the new video by Monday, October 1, 2001.


The band also resumed media promotional appearances in Europe beginning this week, visiting the Netherlands, Germany and Spain, after cutting short their previous schedule as a result of the terrorist attacks in New York. “Analyse” debuted at no. 3 on the singles sales chart this week in Spain.
The band will continue with promotional appearances in Europe, North America and South East Asia through December 11.


The Cranberries’ new album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” was produced by Stephen Street, producer of the band’s first two albums. “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” will receive a staggered release around the world: October 3 in Japan; October 15 Internationally (excluding the United Kingdom and North America); October 22 United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland; October 23 North America.

Source: Press Release

Band appearances on Spanish radio

September 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Band appearances on Spanish radio  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries made three appearances today on different Spanish radio stations. Zombieguide contributor Jesus Castillo was able to get a synopsis of all three interviews:

1) M80

The DJ just said the band had been interviewed in that station some minutes ago, but the interview wasn’t broadcasted. Instead, the DJ talked briefly about how he had found Dolores and, afterwards the DJ’s WUASTC favourite track was played (studio version): track 7 WUASTC. Later on, he introduced “In the Ghetto” (studio version).


First, they played ANALYSE (studio version) and then they put a fragment of the interview thay had had with the Cranberries some hours before (about 5 mins). They said they would broadcast the rest on Monday so that they can have time to dub and translate the member of the band’s voices into Spanish.

3) CADENA 100 (40 minutes!)

The most interesting one – it was a live interview (I mean, not recorded some hours beforehand like the previous one). First, they played the studio version of ANALYSE and then the interview, with Dolores and Fergal, started. Throughout the interview they put clips of NEVER GROW OLD, IN THE GHETTO, THIS IS THE DAY and to close the program, the entire studio version of PRETTY EYES. The interview was very very interesting: they talked about the children of the members of the band, terrorism, the new album cover’s meaning, the success of the band, the exact procedence and meaning of her name, priorities in life, the meaning of NEVER GROW OLD,the different album releases of WUASTC, Storm Thorgerson, about why the election of IN THE GHETTO as a cover, Dolores’s new tattoo, their relationship with Stephen Street and their new company, Spanish food -she likes paella- and other minor subjects. After the band went out of the studio, the DJs commented on Dolores ́s beautiful behaviour and good manners ; and how their perspectives had changed with regards to Dolores because they had been told to be careful with her due to her reputation of “difficult woman” in interviews. They made emphasis on Dolores’s eyes: “a woman who haunts you with her beautiful and honest way of looking at you… and, more importantly, she always looks straight to your eyes”.

Dolores sounded really relaxed and it’s obvious she enjoyed the interview.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse” US release date revealed?

September 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” US release date revealed?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to CDnow, one of the major music e-tailers on the Internet, “Analyse” is listed to be released October 16th, one week before the release of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. However, with a suggested $12.99 price point, it is very difficult to determine if this is an import version or if this is indeed the US release. If so, few fans will have qualms at paying the $13 price point, but such a tag would likely turn off the casual listener. Stay tuned for more details!

Source: CDnow

The Cranberries content to appear on Windows XP

September 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries content to appear on Windows XP  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official Website has posted news today that the Microsoft’s much-anticipated operating system Windows XP will include new content from the Cranberries. The news originated from Universal Music in France, so we have yet to know if this applies to all regions.

Exactly what will be contained on the disc is still in the works. However, Microsoft (being the true friends of the environment that they are) have been known in the past to fill up Windows discs with bonus multimedia, such as Windows 95’s Weezer video.

The Cranberries Official Website has also been updated with an updated promo tour schedule for Europe and several new band photos.

Source: The Cranberries Official Website

Re-edited “Analyse” video returns to airwaves

September 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on Re-edited “Analyse” video returns to airwaves  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A re-edited version of the music video for “Analyse” has made a hasty return to music stations. The video was pulled last week from airplay due to suggestive scenes including airplanes and skyscrapers that reflected the tragedies in America earlier this month.

The new edit, which aired yesterday on Canadian station MuchMoreMusic, sheds any references to the airplanes found previously in the video. The plane seen circling through the two twin skyscrapers has been digitally erased. The most butchered scene occurs near the end, where two airplanes were seen flying directly over Dolores. That scene has been replaced with slow-motion footage of Dolores dancing. However, the slow motion eventually turns into an overtly sloppy freeze-frame.

It is currently unknown for certain if the chalk outline of a body outside the skyscrapers (which unambigiously signifies death) has been removed. However, such a change would be probable.

Thanks to Jeremy West aka Doloresfan2000 for the info.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse” single delayed in Germany

September 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” single delayed in Germany  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mostly due to the “Analyse” video fiasco, the single has been pushed back in Germany.
According to a representative from Universal Music Group, the two major music networks in Germany — MTV Germany and Viva TV — refused to play the original video due to the questionable imagery. Because of this lack of publicity, the single has been moved back to October 8th, 2001 for Germany, in order to better coincide with the airing of the re-edited video (which has already been sent to stations).

Thanks to ZG Europe’s Norbert for the info.

Source: Exclusive

Dolores discusses 2002 tour, cynicism on 2FM

September 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores discusses 2002 tour, cynicism on 2FM  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Earlier today, Dolores had an interview via telephone with Irish radio station 2FM. The interview lasted only about 10 minutes, but that was plenty of time to hit several topics — the new album, the upcoming tour, and Dolores’s cooking!

We have some exclusive sound clips from that interview below… (Links no longer available)

One of the most (or least!) informative topics was discussion about the upcoming 2002 World Tour. On the topic, Dolores stated, “Yeah, what I’m thinking actually, we’re thinking about starting off in a hot climate, like maybe we’ll go to Australia, but I mean, God, I don’t know about America. Hopefully all this stuff will blow over and things will go back to normal there, you know? And we’re definitely going to do a few shows in Ireland on this tour. You know we did one the last time, I think it was Ministries — oh we did one in Dublin as well, and that was amazing, it was a castle! And it was totally cool, and the audience, and it was so into it, man! The atmosphere was absolutely killer!”
(MP3 clip, 410K) (Link no longer available)

Also, Dolores discussed her negativity and cynicism earlier in life and how she has changed.
(MP3 clip, 320K) (Link no longer available)

Source: Exclusive

Amsterdam gig setlist and impressions

September 24, 2001  |  Comments Off on Amsterdam gig setlist and impressions  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Earlier today, on the other side of the world — or more specifically Amsterdam, Holland — The Cranberries performed a seven-song live gig for 3FM Radio. The audience included a large chunk of fans who were able to score tickets via the official webpage’s contest earlier this month. Zombieguide reader Xan21 was lucky enough to attend the show and even walk away with a few autographs…

Well I just got back from the absolutely fantastic performance of The Cranberries.They performed seven (lucky number) songs, here’s the setlist:

1. Zombie
2. Analyse
3. Time Is Ticking Out
4. Linger
5. When You’re Gone
6. Free To Decide
7. Dreams

We arrived very early because I just wanted to be there on time. We waited in the car and there was this grey Mercedes which stopped at the entrance of the studio and this little woman got out of it and it was Dolores, she looked extremely cool I must say.

There were these bodyguards walking all over the place which was very cool, one of them was a very small guy, he looked like the brother of Mini Me from the Austin Powers film.

We went into the bar where they were playing ‘En Vogue’?? on the radio but then came The Cranberries, recorded live the day earlier, I think, because there were interviews between songs. Some people thought it was a bit out of tune and they were right and the tension grew for me, I really wanted her to sing [well].

Well Dolores proved it, it was absolutely fantastic, what a sound they had! It was extremely hard and very beautiful.

Dolores asked where the setlist was and then she saw it and it was written very small so she said, “Who wrote that? Micky Mouse? It’s so small!”. Well so is Dolores (and the rest of the band)!

Then they started playing Zombie, really really powerful, Dolores played guitar on this one.

Analyse is much harder live, which I think is way cooler, everyone really enjoyed that song, Dolores played guitar on this one too.

Then came Time, really funky track that is. I really like it and Dolores sang it extremely well, she just danced and sang.

Linger was beautiful, I can’t say more about that, she played the acoustic guitar.

When You’re Gone was very good, although Dolores’s low voice couldn’t be heard as well as on the other songs (because the music was so loud). I sang along with this one too and this woman looked at me as if she wanted to say, “Shut up!”.

Free To Decide, that one got everyone moving and at the ending Dolores started yodeling, I have never heard her doing that on this song, I loved it

Dreams was great as always, but I have to say that the back up singer was very very good, he didn’t annoy me at all, I even laughed at him when he looked at me, Dolores was being very funny because on the instrumental part of the song she started playing with the lights to make it look like a disco.

Dolores also asked if some girls knew some good shops because Dolores wanted to go shopping, she said!

Then the performance was over, it was short but I expected that, but we were a little pissed that we couldn’t get her [Dolores’s] autograph. BUT as we were grabbing our jackets I saw Fergal walking towards the toilets and I ran after him. When he came out I asked him to autograph The Complete Sessions for me and he did. He asked if we liked the performance and we were like, “Oh yeaaaaaahhh”. He said he found it very intimate and very cool, well so did I. [As for] Dolores, her voice was in great shape I must say

Can’t wait to see them back on the next tour, I’ll be there!

Source: Exclusive

3 new promo CDs

September 24, 2001  |  Comments Off on 3 new promo CDs  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A slew of new promo CD’s have been sent out to radio this month, so here are some of the highlights.

In the UK, MCA has released a full 16-track version of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”, including the three bonus UK tracks.
Full tracklist is:

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. Dreams (Live in Paris, December 9, 1999)
15. Promises (Live in Paris, December 9, 1999)
16. In the Ghetto


A second new promo CD is also out in the UK, another promo for “Analyse”.
We lack a picture for this one.
The track listing is:

1. Analyse (Oceanic Remix)
2. Analyse (Radio Edit)


And lastly, “Analyse” is featured on the Leeza Gibbons “Hollywood Confidential” Hot Radio Countdown, which aired earlier this month. The promo contains 3 CDs and several different artists.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries on cover of “Monitor”

September 24, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries on cover of “Monitor”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The band’s new “red ball” art was featured on the cover of the publication “Monitor” earlier this month. “Monitor” tracks Top 40 titles, so of course both the cover and article were related to “Analyse”.

Source: Exclusive

Fergal speaks out about US disasters

September 24, 2001  |  Comments Off on Fergal speaks out about US disasters  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In a press release about the recalling of the “Analyse” video, both Fergal and director Kier McFarlane are quoted. The video was filmed in August near London’s Canary Wharf, which is where the questionable images of the skyscrapers and airplanes were taken.

The press release said director Keir McFarland designed the clip as an “alien nation story following a man who appears in the video as a shadow, and chronicles his shock at the corporate build up of the environment.”

“The incidents in New York, Washington and elsewhere in the USA were the most horrific, saddening images I have ever seen,” the band’s Fergal Lawler said. “I’ve felt sick and numb since then. I would like to offer our sincerest sympathy to anyone who was affected.”

Source: Press Release

“Analyse” to be released in the US

September 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” to be released in the US  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Official Cranberries Webpage has confirmed that MCA Records of America has plans to release the 2-track and 4-track versions of the new single “Analyse” in the US! If this does indeed occur, it will be the first single released in the US since 1996’s “When You’re Gone/Free to Decide” mini and maxi-single. Exact release details/dates have yet to be announced, so stay tuned for that info.

Fans may also recall that there were plans for a 1999 release of “Just My Imagination” in single format, but those plans were eventually scrapped.

Source: Official Cranberries Webpage

Exclusive: Festivalbar 2001 shots

September 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Festivalbar 2001 shots  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Last week’s Festivalbar 2001 gig in Verona, Italy was broadcasted on Italian TV — which means we’ve got exclusive vidcaps for you!

Thanks to Andrea Russo for the shots!

Source: Exclusive

MuchMoreMusic’s “Story of The Cranberries” airs Oct 1st

September 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on MuchMoreMusic’s “Story of The Cranberries” airs Oct 1st  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Canadian music station MuchMoreMusic will air their new documentary “The Story of… The Cranberries” on October 1st at 9:00 PM EST. The hour-long biography, which has been in production for several months (see archived news) includes both old and brand new interview footage with the band. To check out MMM’s schedule for that day.

Thanks to Jeremy West aka Doloresfan2000 for the tip.
If anyone can record this and make copies, please email me at alex at zombieguide.com
I will trade generously!

Source: MuchMoreMusic

“Wake Up” cover: Raw coffee?

September 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” cover: Raw coffee?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Some observant folks on the Zombieguide Forums have turned up another interesting aspect, one I would have never thought of. Apparently the giant red balls on the cover of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” bear a striking resemblance to actual unharvested coffee. Coffee grows on trees in bright red circular pouches, as seen below. Interesting…

Thanks to Jesus and ZG Europe’s Norbert for the tip.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries at Festivalbar

September 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries at Festivalbar  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries performed at the Italian “Festivalbar” music festival last week in Verona. The official Festivalbar.it website has posted some backstage photos of Dolores warming up, seen below…

Thanks to Francesca for the tip.

Source: Festivalbar.it

“Analyse” video pulled, Euro tour continues

September 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” video pulled, Euro tour continues  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The official page has updated with the note that the video for “Analyse” has been officially cut from airplay. Concerned fans have noted that many of the cityscape scenes allude to scenes of last week’s terrorist attacks in America. The video was shot several months ago, and this relation was not meant in any way, shape, or form. However it seems in the best interest of the band to do this. A new edit of the video will be made and sent to music outlets shortly.

In related news, the upcoming single and album have both been pushed back in the UK. “Analyse” will now be available on October 15th and “Wake Up” on October 22nd, one day before the US.

The band has decided to resume their European promo tour later this month. The first event will be a live media performance to take place in Amsterdam on September 24th. Tickets for this show will be given from a contest earlier this month on the official page. Winners will be announced soon.

Source: Cranberries Official Webpage

Dolores interview at Launch.com

September 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores interview at Launch.com  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Launch.com has posted a short interview with Dolores about “Analyse”, along with the news of the cut European tour. Read it below…

(9/18/01, 1 p.m. ET) — The Cranberries cut short their current European promotional tour due to the terrorist attacks on the East Coast of the United States last week (September 11). A terse statement on the group’s official website (cranberries.ie) explains: “They are returning home to be with their families.”

The group promo tour, like a similar one in the United States in August, is in support of its fifth album, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee, which arrives October 23 from MCA Records. The album features first single, “Analyse,” which entered the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart two weeks ago and now resides at Number 31.

Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan tells LAUNCH that if the song recalls the classic Cranberries sound, it’s not a coincidence. “It’s kind of like a typical kind of Cranberries melodic, upbeat-type song,” she says. “I think it’s one where Stephen Street, actually being the producer, has really captured that sound from the first two albums. You know, when he works with us he just kind of, he has a certain technique in his production and it really seems to work, really. I guess, you know, if it’s not broken, why try to fix it? So it’s good to be back with him, you know?”

The Cranberries teamed up with Street on their 1993 debut, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, and the next year’s follow-up, No Need To Argue.

– Neal Weiss, Los Angeles

Source: Launch


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