More Media on Angelica’s “Se a Gente”

August 1, 2001  |  Comments Off on More Media on Angelica’s “Se a Gente”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Three new videos about Angelica’s “Linger” cover, “Se a Gente Se Entender” are now available, thanks to her parent company Globo.

The first is an interview with Angelica about The Cranberries and the song — the video even shows a clip of the original Linger video. She admits that she can’t sing easily like Dolores does. The narrator also comments that “Dolores O’Riordan has a golden voice!”.

Angelica Interview Video (Streaming Real Video)
Two other videos are also available, including “Se a Gente” Live (Streaming Real Video) and a TV show performance (Streaming Real Video).
Thanks to Elio of Zombieguide South America for the tip.
(All links no longer available)

Also, thanks to Bruno of
We have the Portuguese lyrics to “Se a Gente”:

Se a gente se entender

Eu sei
Pode parecer
Que é dificil ver
Uma solução
Parece que o problema
É só mais um dilema
Mais uma confusão
Pra me enloquecer

Eu sei
Não é tão importante
Você também passou
Por isso
Mas essa é minha vida
E nada é igual
O mundo já mudou
E eu mudei também

Será que você
Também não soube resolver
Quem sabe se a gente se falasse
Fosse mais fácil entender
Bem mais fácil, é mais fácil
Se a gente se entender

Eu sei
Falta tempo agora
Você anda tão distante
Sem hora
Pra ninguém
Quanto mais
Pra mim

Tudo é tão depressa
Correria e pressa
Eu tranco a porta do quarto
Eu não quero ver ninguém
Tou pedindo pra você
Eu preciso de você

Será que você
Também não soube resolver
Quem sabe se a gente se falasse
Fosse mais fácil entender
Bem mais fácil, é mais fácil
Se a gente se entender

Será que você
Também não soube resolver
Quem sabe se a gente se falasse
Fosse mais fácil entender
Bem mais fácil, é mais fácil
Se a gente se entender

Também não soube resolver
Quem sabe se a gente se falasse
Fosse mais fácil entender
Bem mais fácil, é mais fácil
Se a gente se entender

Também não soube resolver
Quem sabe se a gente se falasse
Fosse mais fácil entender
Bem mais fácil, é mais fácil
Se a gente se entender

“Se a Gente” Linger cover MP3 download

July 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Se a Gente” Linger cover MP3 download  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As Zombieguide reported earlier, Brazilian singer Angelica has covered The Cranberries classic “Linger”, with the title “Se a Gente Se Entender” (“If We Understand Ourselves”). Her album has now been released in Brazil (only), but we now have the full MP3 of the song available here on The Cranberries Herald. The song sounds moderately close to the original, and Dolores’s backing vocals seem to be intact (!).

Angelica’s “Se a Gente Se Entender” (Zipped MP3 file, 3.7 MB) (Link no longer available)
The file is zipped, so you will need Winzip to unzip it.
Thanks to Elio of Zombieguide South America for the submission.

Source: Exclusive

French “This is the Day” single TBA

July 26, 2001  |  Comments Off on French “This is the Day” single TBA  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Reputable French music television station M6 Music has revealed a limited French release will soon be making its way to store shelves. Previously- announced track “This is the Day” is currently scheduled for a release sometime in the near future as a single for France.

It is unknown if the track could be the second single from “Wake Up” or if it will be a France-only release. Non-single album tracks have a reputation of being very popular in France, where “Shattered” made it to the Top 10 radio airplay shortly after the release of “Bury the Hatchet”. Limited singles are also no strangers — recall that France got the very limited “Hollywood” single in 1997. If the track is indeed only limited to France, both “This is the Day” and “Analyse” may be competing for radio airplay.

Rolling Stone, who presumably got to hear the track, described it as “anthemic”.
MCA has yet to confirm the news, but we’ll have more info as it’s available!
Thanks to Dan for the news.

Source: M6 Music

MTV Asia: “Cranberries Smell The Coffee”

July 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on MTV Asia: “Cranberries Smell The Coffee”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

MTV Asia has posted an interesting news story about the Crans. Although most of the information is previously known, it does feature an “insider” quote of why the band left Island. Also included is another new photo of the band — which resembles another photo you may remember from the official site. This one, taken on the last day of mixing “Wake Up” also includes MCA President Jay Boberg on the far left. That makes the people in the photo, from left to right: Jay Boberg (President/MCA Records), Noel Hogan, Stephen Street (producer), Dolores O’Riordan, Mike Hogan, Fergal Lawler.

Cranberries Smell The Coffee
June 27, 2001


Irish rock outfit Cranberries have signed a new record deal with MCA Records and are planning to release the group’s fifth album titled “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” on October 23, 2001. According to WENN, the band have decided to switch labels when their contract with Island ended after their last album “Bury The Hatchet” failed to do as well in America as their previous releases.


A music source says, “The band feel there is a lot of lost ground to be made up in order to attain the same level of success that they once had again.”


The band have also engaged the help of producer Stephen Street (The Smiths, Morrissey, Blur), who also produced the band’s first two mega- selling albums in the early ’90s.


To promote the band’s new album, Cranberries will go on a global promotional tour in early August to December 2001, after which, a world concert tour will follow in Spring 2002. — Lennat Mak

Source: MTV Asia

New commercial bootleg: “Rareties”

July 23, 2001  |  Comments Off on New commercial bootleg: “Rareties”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Yet another bootleg is roaming around shops in Europe, this one titled “Rareties” [sic]. However, unlike most “rarities” bootlegs, this one features no B-sides, but rather remixes and live tracks that are usually more elusive than their B-side counterparts. Tracklist is:

1. Pretty ( Remix Ost.Pret A Porter )
2. Waltzing Back (Live B-Side from Zombie)
3. Linger (Live B-Side from Zombie)
4. Empty (BBC Version 1994 Radio One FM Evening Session)
5. I Can ́t Be With You (BBC Version 1994 Radio One FM Evening Session)
6. Daffodil Lament (Live 1995)
7. Salvation (Live B-Side from ICBWY)
8. I Just Shot John Lennon (Live B-Side from Salvation)
9. Free To Decide (Live B-Side from When You ́re Gone)
10. Sunday (Live B-Side from When You ́re Gone)
11. Dreaming My Dreams ( Acoustic Concert Madrid Jan.31th 1995)
12. Zombie ( Acoustic Concert Madrid Jan.31th 1995)
13. I ́m Still Remembering ( Acoustic Concert Madrid Jan.31th 1995)
14. How ( From Volume Nine Compilation)
15. Linger ( Live Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, France 2000 )
16. Just My Imagination ( Live Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, France 2000 ) 17. Zombie ( Live Festival Des Vieilles Charrues, France 2000 )
18. Promises ( Live Les Eurockeennes de Belfort, France 2000)
19. Loud And Clear ( Live Les Eurockeennes de Belfort, France 2000)
20. Linger (Dolores with Simon Le Bon , Pavarotti and Friends Concert 1995)

Thanks to Jesus Castillo.

Source: Exclusive

New commercial bootleg: “Ode To Italy”

July 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on New commercial bootleg: “Ode To Italy”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new commercial bootleg titled “Ode To Italy” has hit the streets of Europe. The bootleg was recorded from the Lucca, Italy show last July 17th, 2000. The show was professionally recorded for radio broadcast, which is likely how this bootleg came about. Tracks are:

  1. Promises
  2. Loud And Clear
  3. Ode To My Family
  4. Wanted
  5. Salvation
  6. Desperate Andy
  7. Go Your Own Way
  8. Shattered
  9. Dying In The Sun
  10. Linger
  11. Just My Imagination
  12. When You’re Gone
  13. I Can’t Be With You
  14. Zombie
  15. I Just Shot John Lennon
  16. Ridiculous Thoughts
  17. Pretty
  18. Animal Instinct
  19. Free To Decide
  20. Dreams

We also have a scan of the cover, albeit tiny.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries announce US promo tour cities

July 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries announce US promo tour cities  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On his section of the official site, Fergal has confirmed that they will begin their promo tour in North America and will later continue to Europe.
Confirmed cities/locations for the August promo tour are:

· Los Angeles
· Boulder
· Chicago
· Minneapolis
· New York City
· Canada

More details on exact events and dates will come shortly. Meanwhile, the video shoot for “Analyse” will take place in London on August 3rd and 4th. The promo tour will then follow shortly, with live semi-acoustic performances. For September, the band will be in Europe, doing similar performances as in the US.

Fergal also responded to the “Top 10 Acoustic” poll, commenting that the band didn’t expect to see “Empty” and “Ridiculous Thoughts” on the list.

The HTML version of the site is still in production and should be ready late August. In other official site-related news, the mysterious “Open Gate” section which used to feature a confusing tomato thrown at the screen, now has a purpose. It will now be called “WUASTC”, featuring news and info on the album.

Ferg also recommends that if you’re a Formula 1 fan, you should definitely see a live race. “I was at the Silverstone Grand Prix in England last weekend to support the Jordan Team, and boy, what an experience! The sound from the engines just takes your breath away! Woo-hoo! It seems faster too, than it looks on TV,” he wrote.

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

Unofficial lyrics for “Analyse”, “Time”, “Carry”

July 22, 2001  |  Comments Off on Unofficial lyrics for “Analyse”, “Time”, “Carry”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide has obtained unofficial lyrics for three new songs from the upcoming “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. However, unlike the lyrics posted thus far on other fan sites, these seem to be accurate. Thanks to Pete Isgrigg for the submission.


Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Breathe the air
Out there
We are free
We can be
Wide open

For you opened my eyes
To the beauty I see
We will pray
We will stay
Wide open

Don’t analyse
Don’t analyse
Don’t go that way
Don’t live that way
That would paralyse your evolution
*repeat chorus*

la la la This greatest moment
la la la This greatest day
la la la The greatest love of them all

Close your eyes
Close your eyes
Breathe the air
Out there
We are open

For you opened my eyes
To the beauty I see
We will pray
We will stay

la la la This greatest moment
la la la This greatest day
la la la The greatest love of them all

la la la

Time Is Ticking Out

We’d better think about the things we say
We’d better think about the games we play
The world went round, the world around

We’d better think about the consequences
We’d better think about the global senses
The time went out, yeah
The time went out

What about Chernobyl?
What about radiation?
We don’t know
We don’t know

What about deprivation?
Gluttony, the human nation?
We don’t know
We don’t know
For me love is all, for me love is all
For me love is all, for me love is all

Time is ticking out

Looks like we screwed up the ozone layer
I wonder if the politicians care
The dime went down, the dime went down

What about our children then
Is there nothing left for them?
We don’t know
We don’t know
For me love is all, for me love is all
For me love is all, for me love is all

Ahh I don’t need oxygen, I don’t need oxygen
For me love is all, for me love is all
For me love is all, for me love is all

Time is ticking out yeah Time is ticking out

Carry On

I didn’t understand the things you’re going through
I never understood
I really never knew
Carry on

Carry on
The sun will always shine
Carry on
Carry on
We’ll have a glass of wine
Or cigarette

Take destiny by the hand
And lead it far away
Take it to another land
We will all decay

Carry on
Carry on
The sun will always shine
Carry on
Carry on
We’ll have a glass of wine
Or cigarette

Source: Exclusive

MCA reprimands Edge 102 over “Analyse” airplay

July 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on MCA reprimands Edge 102 over “Analyse” airplay  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

While roaming the streets of downtown Toronto, I stopped by Edge102, the radio station famously known for being the first to play The Cranberries latest single, “Analyse”. Curious to know how they got a hold of the promo three weeks early, I questioned them about it. Though they didn’t answer my question, their response wasn’t nearly what I expected. The deejay started to laugh and said, “Hee hee, we actually got in trouble for that !” He went on to tell me that the band didn’t really mind, but it was the record company who emailed them complaining about it (Apparently because of promotional purposes). But I’m sure we all are very content with Edge102’s mistake… How much longer could our eager ears wait to hear some new Cran-tunes?

Source: Exclusive

Germany upcoming release dates

July 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Germany upcoming release dates  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In this week’s Universal Music/Polydor Germany newsletter, updated release dates are listed for the releases of “Analyse” and “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Keep in mind these dates are for Germany only.

· “Analyse” (single) – Monday, September 24, 2001
· “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” (album) – Monday, October 15, 2001

Thanks to Frederik Bovendeerd for the news.

Source: Exclusive

Analyse hi-res cover scan, new info

July 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on Analyse hi-res cover scan, new info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On the current “Cranfan Exclusive” part of the official page, a high- resolution scan of the promo for “Analyse” has been posted. The page also notes that the photo was taken on May 30th, but more importantly, has confirmed what has been suspected for several months: Storm Thorgerson will be returning for the art for the fifth album. In this photo, Thorgerson was responsible for the prominent polka-dot motif.

For those with a short memory, Thorgerson for the artwork on “Bury the Hatchet”, all related singles, and “Beneath the Skin”.

However, don’t get too attached to the art — you won’t be seeing it on store shelves. Official sources have confirmed that this art will not be on the commercial release for “Analyse”, so it will remain strictly on the promo (much like the art for the “You and Me” single). Will we see new Thorgerson art on the commercial release? We’ll see.

Source: Official International Cranberries Page

Exclusive: Hi-Quality “Analyse,” “Time is Ticking Out,” “Carry On” clips

July 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Hi-Quality “Analyse,” “Time is Ticking Out,” “Carry On” clips  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

?Following our last posting of low-quality “Analyse” clips, Zombieguide has been fortunate enough to acquire high-quality clips of “Analyse”, along with two other songs (and possible future singles), “Time is Ticking Out,” and “Carry On”.

Unlike the last set of clips, these new MP3 clips are of CD quality and slightly longer than a minute each.

Analyse High-Quality Clip (MP3 format, 2.4 MB) (link no longer available)
Time is Ticking Out High-Quality Clip (MP3 format, 1.5 MB) (link no longer available)
Carry On High-Quality Clip (MP3 format, 1.8 MB) (link no longer available)

“Carry On” sounds to be a beautiful, quite personal song, in the vein of the EEIDSWCW? B-side “What You Were”. Meanwhile, “Time is Ticking Out” sounds overly familiar, thanks to the early clip we heard from last November. It’s a double-sided song, weaving environmental awareness with a love theme.

Many thanks to an anonymous fellow Cranfan for the clips!

So what are your opinions about the new track? Head over to the discussion boards and join in.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse” radio premiere date

July 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” radio premiere date  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the Official International Cranberries Page, an “official” release date has been set for the radio broadcast of “Analyse”. August 6th is the premiere date for “Analyse”. The official page also notes the Toronto radio station (Edge 102) played the song earlier than anticipated — and also gave a link to Zombieguide to hear the clips. Wohoo!

Source: Official International Cranberries Page

“Wake Up” sampler promo

July 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” sampler promo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In addition to the new release of the “Analyse” promo, MCA is distributing another promo — a 3-track sampler of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Tracks for the new sampler are:

1. Analyse
2. Time is Ticking Out
3. Carry On

One lucky fan, who was able to hear all three songs, commented, “I can easily say that if these three songs are an accurate reflection of the album, then this is gonna be their best yet. These three songs are great!”

Thanks to Pete for the news. Look for more details on the sampler soon, hopefully with scans and more.

Source: Exclusive

“Analyse” promo single, scans, info

July 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” promo single, scans, info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Well, here it is. The first official release of new material in over a year. We’ve reported over the last few days that “Analyse” has started playing on various radio stations, and we now have a scan of the promo single being sent out.

The cover features a new Andy Earl shot of the band covered in red spots. Nice artwork, but it doesn’t confirm the rumored return of Storm Thorgerson. Promo art almost always mirrors the commercial release, so expect the single to appear similar. Tracks are as follows:

1. Analyse (Radio Edit)
2. Analyse (Album Version)

Also, we have another small but important related tidbit. As you can see on the cover, the spelling is the British “Analyse”. “Analyse” is the proper spelling of the new song, confirmed by the band’s representative, and will not be changed for the US audience.

Source: Exclusive

New song title revealed

July 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on New song title revealed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to, a new song title from “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” has been revealed. “Carry On” is now the 12th known title from the new album, which means only one left to be disclosed. Four titles for B-sides are also still unknown.


Official fan poll results

July 16, 2001  |  Comments Off on Official fan poll results  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Here are the results of the extensive fans’ “Top 10” poll on the official page:


MANY THANKS FOR PARTICIPATING IN THIS SURVEY! It closed today the 16th of July 2001. There were thousands of entries to sift through, and below are the final results! Sorry if some of your favourites did not make the list, however we would also like to point out that this survey was only intended to give the band an indication as to which songs you would like to see performed acoustically, and there is no guarantee that these 10 songs will all be performed!

AFTER 312 HOURS / TWO WEEKS (July 2nd -15th July 2001):

1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Animal Instinct
5. Ode To My Family
6. Promises
7. Daffodil Lament
8. Just My Imagination
9. Empty
10. Ridiculous Thoughts

Source: Official International Cranberries Page

“Analyze” release date updated

July 15, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyze” release date updated  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to, a release date for “Analyze” has been set at September 14th, 2001. We now have confirmation that this date is for the European release, taken from a Portuguese online retailer. Thanks to Pedro for the clarification. Once again, releases in other regions will likely come around the same date.


“Analyze” continues to broadcast…

July 15, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyze” continues to broadcast…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We now have more details about yesterday’s story of Analyze hitting the radio.
The first reported station to air the new song is Toronto’s Edge 102 Radio. The song first aired on Friday at 7:15 AM and again yesterday at 1:30 PM. It seems the station is living up to its motto, “Hear it first, on the NewRock Edge 102!”
Tara, Zombieguide contributor and “helper monkey”, heard the song first-hand and also noted, “Though this is only our first glimpse into the upcoming album, Analyze promises a good future for Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.”

Source: Exclusive

“Analyze” hits the radio!!!

July 14, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyze” hits the radio!!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide staff member/contributor Tara reports that the brand new single “Analyze” has hit Canadian radio stations! “Once again The Cranberries show their consistency in their song writing. Analyze is a song that could be safely compared to their earlier recording, Dreams… possibly due to working with Street!”. The song was previously believed to be released to radio in August.

Tara was able to get a recording of the song, so we hope to have clips of it available soon on The Herald. This news also means that promo materials are starting to be sent, so we should have scans of the promo single, etc, very soon.

Source: Exclusive

Hi-Res “Tutto” scans

July 14, 2001  |  Comments Off on Hi-Res “Tutto” scans  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As we reported to you Thursday, the newest issue of the Italian magazine “Tutto” has a brand new article/interview with The Cranberries. We now have lethally huge scans of the 3-page article, thanks to Simone “Merry” Cirri. Watch out for that third one — it’s a mammoth!

Source: Exclusive

(Hi-Res scans no longer available, check CW magazines section to find scans of this issue)

The Cranberries interview in “Tutto”

July 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries interview in “Tutto”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The newest issue of the Italian magazine “Tutto” has a brand new article/interview, another offspin of the band’s recent press work. The Herald has the near-full article here exclusively. One section, a brief history of the band, has been excluded for obvious reasons (Of course you can always read Zombieguide’s Ultimate Bio). Thanks to Simone “Merry” Cirri for the translation. Scans will be coming in the near future!

We entered the Irish band’s headquarters. A place away from space and time, where Dolores, Fergal, Noel and Mike concealed themselves in order to work on the new album, scheduled for October. We spent some hours with them, finding that passion for rock music can be conciliated with a normal life.

From the gossips which have been circulating in the Internet during the last months, we could guess that The Cranberries were about to come back on the scene. An underground, slow but inexorable tam-tam, that has been stopped in the end of May by an announcement from Dolores. “Hello, I’m on a plane on my way back from London. We spent two weeks there mixing the album. It’s gonna be called ‘Wake Up And Smell The Coffee’… I’m soooo looking forward to getting back to my babies. I’m such a lucky blessed person. I’m so thankful to God for what I have. Life’s so short, it’s essential to put love and happiness first”.

Some days after, we meet her a few thousands of meters from her home, in the band’s headquarters: a totally anonymous shed placed in the splendid Irish countryside, near Limerick. It could be a rustic house turned into an industrial storehouse, or an agricultural machines warehouse. Not at all: inside these walls the band’s music is created. To confirm us that we’re in the right place, here Dolores comes, darting beside our car on a grey racing bike. Printed on her face, she’s got one of those smiles that put you in a good mood.

Once we get over the entry door, we’re looking at what we could call the dream of every rocker: a true stage built on an iron structure, with a light system, a mixing board and some huge candelabras near the amplifiers. Guitar and bass guitar’s strings here and there, half-open instrument cases and drumstick fragments scattered everywhere are unmistakable signs of a long night of rehearsals. In this place, in the middle of the most absolute silence, the band sets up its live concerts and records the cues which then will transform into new songs. “This place hasn’t got a name” says Fergal, the band’s drummer: “I like to call it Cranberries Center, because all our activities start from here”. A UNIQUE SOUND
In the meantime, while the singer grabs a cup of hot tea, the stereo plays the just finished CD’s first notes. An album made of pure Cranberries rock, which emphasizes Dolores’ voice and guitars’ biting sound. As we listen to the album for the first time, we notice in a particular way “Analyze”, which is all based on an irresistible mix of power and melody. “The album will come out in October… We haven’t chosen the first single yet, but ‘Analyze’ has good chances” says Dolores, who does nothing to hide her magic moment, made even more special by the little Molly’s birth, five months ago. “I’ve realized that when you’re 30 years old you have to put your life in order… Albums and tours are important, but you can’t lose the sense of your life. Having children makes you very sensible. When you’re responsible for other people too, you really begin looking around. For example, I’m not indifferent to the environmental disaster that’s happening in front of our eyes. It’s been for many years that a long exposure to the sun causes serious problems. But I don’t see campaigns against the ozone hole anymore”. THAT DAY IN WOODSTOCK…
As we walk along the side of the band’s private stage, we see a red poster which towers above the entrance. In the upper area there’s the logo of Woodstock ’94, the second edition of the historical festival. With the other stars, four young Irish guys who were about to be swept away by the unlimited success of “No Need To Argue”, the album with the super-hit “Zombie”, were there too. “Unforgettable! The most difficult thing wasn’t playing in front of that wild crowd, but approaching to the backstage area before the gig. There was mud everywhere: it looked like we were in the middle of a giant swamp. Luckily we hadn’t forgotten the boots.”. One moment before she comes back taking care of Molly, Dolores tells us about her fascination for the sound of two albums recorded in the Indian reserves in Canada. “In those people’s music there’s a great sense of peace, of harmony with the rest of the world”. Then, she jumps on her bike and she goes to home. On her face, the same smile she had when she arrived.

Source: Exclusive

MMM considers “I&I” feature

July 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on MMM considers “I&I” feature  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We earlier reported to you that Canadian music channel MuchMoreMusic is going to prepare a new documentary, “The Story of,” on The Cranberries. We now have new info on this and the possibility of another special from MuchMoreMusic thanks to Vance. Here’s a copy of the email he received from host Bill Welychka:

Vance, We’re currently looking into going to Ireland in August for The Story of. AND, a possible I&I in September. It’s all to soon to tell….but stay tuned!

Bill Welychka Host/Producer – MuchMusic/MuchMoreMusic

So what is “I&I” ? “Intimate and Interactive”, a small, private gig that stays true to its namesake. It is said to be “the coolest hour you could spend with a band”, so we wish them the best of luck in getting a green light on the project.

Thanks to Vance for the news.

Source: Exclusive

19 new Cranberries photos

July 10, 2001  |  Comments Off on 19 new Cranberries photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mexican site Radioactivo has posted 19 brand new photos of The Cranberries. The photos were taken around Ireland on May 28th, 2001. Nice Sketchers Dolores!

Partial Source: Radioactivo

The Cranberries discuss “Wake Up” with Telehit, part 2

July 9, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries discuss “Wake Up” with Telehit, part 2  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As we reported earlier, a brand new interview with the band was aired last night on Telehit in Mexico. We have a detailed look at the new interview, thanks to Alfonso. If you missed Part 1, check past news.

The special aired with clips of the band’s videos, including, in order: “You and Me”, “Free to Decide”, “I Can’t Be With You”, “Ode to My Family”, “Salvation”, “When You’re Gone”, and “Promises”.

After the intro was over, we finally were able to get a glimpse of the band. Dolores, clad in a black shirt and black suit, sat comfortably and “looking beautiful” with the rest of the band. Diego, who hosted the show, asked, “How was the recording of this album?”. Dolores responded, “It was a quick recording,” adding that they finished it in Dublin in four or five weeks. Dolores then went on to discuss her babies, and then to explain that their music is emotional, not technical (see Part 1 for more on this).

Diego told the audience that he was able to hear 6 of the new tracks of “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”, and he commented that they were “heavy”, but that two of them were “softer” than the rest. “That’s our style, there are many things like anger, sadness, or happiness, those kinds of things move you to write in a particular way,” responded Dolores.

So what kinds of music do the band members enjoy? All agreed that they liked genres such as electronic much more than they do boy-/girl-bands.

“The promotional tour will begin in August and the gig tour early next year,” Diego told the audience. But will they be touring Mexico? “Yes! Of course! Definitely!” the band promptly replied. “Next year?” Diego inqired. “Yeah, next year,” said Fergal. Dolores also added, “Or maybe before, but only for TV or radio”.

So what does the band do in their free time? All four said they enjoyed the cinema, etc. Dolores said that one of her recent favorites is “Hannibal”, and that in the end, you see the story in a much different perspective.

“There’s so much conciousness in this album, about things that are really important,” said Dolores about their new work. Fergal had his own spin about it, saying, “Not everything in life is work.”

Now that “Bury the Hatchet” is over two years old, what does the band think in retrospect and how does it compare with “Wake Up”? “Bury the Hatchet was like looking into the past and starting all and starting all over again, but this album is like looking forward, like moving on,” said Dolores. Frequent readers of the Herald will recall that this statement mirrors Dolores’s interview with MTV Italy last year. At that time, she said, the new recordings were “kind of like moving on and starting a whole you thing, you know? So it’s kind of like beginning again in a way.”

The band also mentioned about touring with R.E.M., recalling the brief tour that the two did together in 1995. They said that they were still in touch with the band that that they are very down-to-earth people.

Lastly, what current artists does the band admire? It’s a varied and somewhat bizarre list, to say the least. Here were their responses: U2, Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Eminem, Dido, Annie Lennox, Sinead O’Connor, and others. Thought- provoking, to say the least.

Many thanks Alfonso for the info.

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries discuss “Wake Up” with Telehit, part 1

July 6, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries discuss “Wake Up” with Telehit, part 1  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As we reported to you yesterday, Mexican television station Telehit will be airing a brand new interview with the band on Sunday. We now have the first glimpse of that interview from the commercial airing on the station.

The commercial opens with shots from “Linger” and then “Dreams”. Then, the narrator begins, “She’s the third richest woman of the United Kingdom,” with a quick flash to a shot of Dolores’s eyes. “… and she’s aware of its social environment. She commands a band, one of the greatest.” Then it proceedes to a clip of “Zombie”. “They are The Cranberries, they have four albums and great songs, and they talked to us about their new album from Windmill Lane Studios where they have finished the recording of their fifth album.”

The video then cuts to a shot of Dolores and the band, as they say hello to Mexico. The screen then cuts to Dolores, saying, “You know, the Cranberries’ music is very emotional. We don’t have a certain technique to write our songs, it just flows from us.”

Look for Part 2 when the interview airs on Sunday. Thanks to Alfonso for the news.

Source: Exclusive

Telehit to air new interview Sunday in Mexico

July 5, 2001  |  Comments Off on Telehit to air new interview Sunday in Mexico  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Telehit, a major music channel out of Mexico City, will be airing a brand new interview with The Cranberries this Sunday. Telehit is a subdivision of Es Mas, as the interview was listed on the official page last month.

The new interview was conducted by host Diego right inside Windmill Lane Studios, where the band was recording “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. A commercial is also being shown on Telehit for the interview and shows some teaser clips of it. The band says hello to Mexico at the beginning of the clip and then short clips of other topics are shown. Dolores then says that their music is very emotional. In the next teaser, the band says that there is no specific technique to their writing, but rather the music just “flows” from themselves.

The hour-long interview will air Sunday July 8th at 5:00 PM and again at 11:00 PM (Mexican Time).

Thanks to Alfonso for the news.

Source: Exclusive

Current official fan poll results

July 4, 2001  |  Comments Off on Current official fan poll results  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Official page has quickly tabulated the results to their current poll, asking fans to choose their top 10 favorite songs to be done acoustically. The results of the poll will influence The Cranberries’ acoustic setlist when they begin their promo tour next month. After 24 hours, here were the first (but not current) results for yesterday:

1. Linger
2. Dreams
3. Zombie
4. Animal Instinct
5. Ode To My Family
6. Empty
7. Promises
8. Daffodil Lament
9. Just My Imagination
10. Ridiculous Thoughts

However, the total results for today, July 4th, are:

1. Dreams
2. Zombie
3. Linger
4. Ode To My Family
5. Animal Instinct
6. Empty
7. Daffodil Lament
8. Promises
9. Just My Imagination
10. Ridiculous Thoughts

Note that none of these results are final. However, with early returns such as these and with the “hardcore” fanbase already turning in most of their votes, it’s very unlikely that we will see any B-sides in the set — which is a shame. The official page has set up a a Top 10 page here, which will be updated frequently so the current results can be viewed.

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

The Cranberries ask for fan input

July 2, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries ask for fan input  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We’ve seen bits and pieces of it over the last few months, but it has become more apparent with this latest news from the band’s official page. It seems that they are asking for fan input more than ever. Now, as the band prepares to go on a promotional tour next month, they plan to do a number of acoustic shows, playing about 10 songs at each gig.

With this, they are letting fans choose the setlist! Fans are to email cranberries @ with the subject MY 10 FAVOURITE SONGS and then to list their 10 favorite songs in the body of the email. Keep in mind they will be done acoustically, ie no “Delilah” submissions!

In addition to this, the official site recently polled fans to ask what kind of merchandise do they want most. Here are the results from that poll:

1. Videos
2. Posters
3. Coffee Mugs
4. Hooded Sweatshirts
5. Lithographs/Prints
6. Sweatshirts
7. CD Holders
8. Mouse Pads
9. Gold/Platinum Discs
10. Keyrings

New videos would be excellent. And in a result of complete irony, Coffee Mugs turned out high at the results, coming in at #3. Keep in mind that this poll was well before the title of the new album was revealed — “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Now, I ask you, what could a better tie-in?

But in addition to the poll, the official page is looking for even more input: “What artwork and design motifs you would like to see?”. Fans are asked to submit written suggestions only to cransurvey @, no artwork submissions.

And lastly in related news, many web users have been complaining about the difficulty of loading the new Thorgerson-designed Flash official site. DigialCC has begun work on an HTML version of the official site, due online in August.

Oh, and in case you’re vaguely wondering, here is what The Herald is submitting as our Top 10. Note the overabundance of B-sides. Now you figure that everyone is going to be submitting stuff like “Linger”, so what we would like to see is the band pick up and play some rare songs again!

10. Zombie
9. I Can’t Be With You
8. Daffodil Lament
7. False
6. The Icicle Melts
5. I’m Still Remembering
4. Paparazzi on Mopeds
3. Away
2. What’s On My Mind
1. Like You Used To

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

“Analyse” video shoot delayed

July 2, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” video shoot delayed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Although scheduled to take place last Thursday, the video shoot for “Analyse” had to be delayed. The band’s webmaster explains that there were difficulties securing permits for the outdoor locations. However, the band’s management is currently trying to straighten things out so that the shoot can take place later this month.

This news brings back an interesting tidbit about the recording of the videos “Zombie” and “Ode to My Family”, both done at the same time in Ireland by Samuel Bayer. The band needed police escort while filming because snipers were said to be roaming the area.

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

New info on Angelica’s “Se a Gente”

June 29, 2001  |  Comments Off on New info on Angelica’s “Se a Gente”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Herald reported to you yesterday that Brazilian singer Angelica has covered The Cranberries’ “Linger” in a new song titled “Se a Gente Se Entender” — translated as “If We Understand Ourselves”. The Herald can now confirm that the new cover is in Portuguese, not English. This aspect makes it similar to Faye Wong’s track “Dream Person”, a cover of The Cranberries’ “Dreams” in Chinese. The track was produced by Ricardo Feghali. Angelica’s new album, also titled “Se a Gente Se Entender”, which contains the track, will not be out until July 2nd.

In addition to this new information, Zombieguide has obtained a clip of the song as well as the new album’s cover, both below.

“Se a Gente Se Entender” (Real Media Streaming Clip) (Link no longer available)

Again, thanks to Zombieguide South America’s Elio for the news tip.

Partial Source: Rede Globo

Portuguese subtitled “Beneath the Skin” DVD released

June 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Portuguese subtitled “Beneath the Skin” DVD released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries fans in Brazil recently got what they’ve waited quite a long time to receive — “Beneath the Skin” on DVD. The delay was due to the necessity of adding Portuguese subtitles to the release in order for a proper localization. The Brazilian release is selling quite well, reportedly already shifting over 10,000 copies off of store shelves.

Thanks to Zombieguide South America’s very own Elio for the news tip.

Source: Exclusive

Brazilian singer covers “Linger”

June 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Brazilian singer covers “Linger”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new song is hitting Brazilian radio stations — well, not really new. Popular Brazilian singer Angelica has covered the classic Cranberries track “Linger” and it’s reportedly doing very well on the radios. Zombieguide readers will recall that earlier this year, UK dance band Dario G covered The Cranberries’ “Dreams” as their own danced up “Dream to Me”. Angelica’s version of “Linger”, titled “Se a Gente Se Entender”, reportedly resembles the original track much more than “Dream to Me” did, with the new “Linger” cover containing the same chords.

Angelica is no stranger in the small world of Brazilian celebrities. She hosts her own kids’ TV show on “Rede Globo Television”, the most important Brazilian TV network. The Herald hopes to have more information soon, including the CD that contains it and possibly an MP3 clip.

Thanks to Zombieguide South America’s very own Elio for the news tip.

Source: Exclusive

BTS remains on international charts

June 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on BTS remains on international charts  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Wow. It’s been over six months since “Beneath the Skin” was released in North America, yet it is still selling loads of copies around the world, keeping it on “unique popularity” lists around the globe. The VHS and DVD seem to especially be doing well in Spanish-speaking countries, where The Cranberries have always had an avid fan base. Note that this is NOT a “top sellers” list but rather a popularity chart where the DVD is selling better than other compared areas. Here are the current standings for the week of June 18, 2001:

Latin America (#4)
South America (#6)
Brazil (#13)
Mexico (#10)
Venezuela (#6)

Source: Amazon

“Analyse” video shoot begins

June 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” video shoot begins  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the recent post on the official page by Cranberries bassist Mike Hogan, recording for their new video, “Analyse” began earlier today. The band trekked to London today with director Kier McFarlane. McFarlan previously worked with artists such as Janet Jackson and Tom Petty. “Analyse” will be the first single from the upcoming album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

MMM plans “The Story of The Cranberries” feature

June 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on MMM plans “The Story of The Cranberries” feature  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It looks like Canadian music channel MuchMoreMusic is going to prepare a new documentary on The Cranberries, thanks to the efforts of some fans.

“The Story of….” series is well-received series for MMM that covers the lifespan of the band from inception to present.

After one fan, Vance, emailed MMM, he received an email back from host Bill Welychka himself saying that it is a “great idea” and that the network will run it to coincide with the new release in October. Currently, the documentary is only in very early production until more promotional information is available for the release.

Thanks to Vance for the news. See ? You people CAN make a difference, so beginning around August, start emailing your favorite radio stations and TV channels to show new material!

Source: Exclusive

New details from “Late Late Show” interview

June 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on New details from “Late Late Show” interview  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In addition to the description of the RTÉ interview of Dolores, The Herald has more information about the new album and Dolores’s viewpoint on motherhood.

The interview began as Dolores walked out onto the stage and hugged host Pat Kenny. Her mood was entirely cheerful and comfortable, laughing and joking frequently. One of the first topics was the new album (which was still untitled at the time). Dolores declared that when you are the most depressive and stressed, you can write the best rock songs. However, she says that she is currently writing happy songs because of her positive mood.

She also began talking about the joys of motherhood. When mentioning Taylor, she looked straight at the camera and blew kisses at it for him. Dolores even told the host that she would like to have more children, but she’s not sure if husband Don would approve. But, as with the last tour, Taylor and Molly won’t be anywhere near the gigs. She amusingly comments that she doesn’t want her kids to think of their mother as “an animal”.

Dolores also discussed musical influences. Other than the previously mentioned John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Jim Reeves, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, Dolores credited Aerosmith as another of her influences. Also, when speaking about her great admiration for Elvis, she poetically stated, “He sang like an angel.” As you will recall, the band portrayed their great fondness for The King by recording a cover version of “In the Ghetto” as a B-side to “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Thanks to Litsa Derekenary (aka Dolores 159) for the new info.

Source: Exclusive

Director for “Analyse” chosen

June 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on Director for “Analyse” chosen  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mike, who’s gained a reputation as the shyest member of The Cranberries, has done his first update to As you can read, filming for “Analyse” will begin on Thursday with director Kier McFarlane. He also confirms the previous report that he and his wife are expecting a baby! The message was posted in Fergal’s section (who usually contributes the most), so here goes:

Hello there!

This is Mike here in Ferg’s corner! (I think this is my first ever contribution to the website!) I just got a home computer, and I am still checking it out and trying to teach myself what this email and website stuff is all about! I must say, it’s a handy way of getting information fast and when you want it! (when you can find it, that is!)

So, I am going to test the email and send this to the Webmaster to put up on our site. Here’s some news:

We are going to London this week to shoot the video for “Analyse” (which you know will be the first single from “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”). The Director will be Kier McFarlane, who has worked with artists like Tom Petty and Janet Jackson. In 1993, the video for Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” won the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Male Video”. Shooting starts on Thursday the 28th of June.

Well, that’s it really! Everyone is in great form, and really looking forward to the release of the new album and also getting back on the road touring and gigging! I can’t wait!

Oh, by the way, you may or not have heard that I am going to be a dad soon!
We are expecting in October!

Good luck!

Source: Official International Homepage

MTV plans to air Vicar Street gig

June 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on MTV plans to air Vicar Street gig  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Following up last week’s news story about Dreamchaser’s filming of the November Vicar Street gig, The Cranberries Herald did some investigation by contacting Dreamchaser and the band’s publicists.

One PR representative told Zombieguide, “The show was indeed filmed for MTV and they showed some snippets from the gig on Daily Edition that week.” But because that seems like a waste of filming an entire gig, we asked if MTV has plans to re-air the show — which gained us a surprising yes. “It is intended that MTV show it at some point but we have no date for when this might be.” Lastly, we inquired if the filming might be used in a video release. “At this point there are no plans to release it as a video. If this should change we will post it on the Cranberries website. Thanks for your interest and we hope you enjoy their new album due out in October.”

So there you have it. It’s out there, and it’s in MTV Europe’s hands — and indeed will be shown sometime in the (hopefully near) future.

Source: Exclusive

“Greatest Hits” promo screen captures

June 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Greatest Hits” promo screen captures  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Herald has finally received its copy of the Turkish promo “Greatest Hits” CD (as we’ve previously reported with scans). As we’ve known, the promo features an Audio Mix, playable on a normal CD player, along with several CD-ROM features.

The tracks we’ve listed previously are full-length videos that can be found in the video section. – (No longer available)
Meanwhile, the Audio Mix is a collage of snippets of the same tracks found on video. Below are four screen captures from the CD- ROM portion.

Source: Exclusive

First “Dreams” video surfaces

June 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on First “Dreams” video surfaces  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It’s been nine years since the original video for “Dreams” was filmed and even to this day, The Cranberries’ most dedicated fans have not seen it. Most fans are familiar with the second or more probably the third version of the video, recorded in 1993 and 1994 respectably.

However, that’s all about to change with the click of your mouse. After literally years of searching, Zombieguide has finally found the full incarnation of the very first video, and it’s now online exclusively for our visitors. Zombieguide is all about exclusive content, and this is just another step in our goal.

The video got its brightest spotlight when Irish TV station RTE broadcasted their mulit-part special “From a Whiser to a Scream” last year. The short clip reached an even larger audience when the documentary was released on VHS and DVD in the US in March of this year. In case you missed our impressions of the DVD and the first “Dreams” video, check past news.

Webmasters: Please do not take these images without giving credit! You may use it on your webpage, but you must link to ( directly near the video. This is standard for all news or content from any page and is common journalistic courtesy. I’ve not had to tag pictures, etc, lately, so please keep it this way!

Source: Exclusive

Cranberries Nix Fan Emporium

June 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Nix Fan Emporium  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have announced by snail mail that they have parted ways with Fan Emporium, the PR company that had held the “Official Fan Club”. While the club went well at its induction, mailings and news began to slack sometime in 1998. Shortly thereafter, there was little to be heard from the company and many fans were left feeling ripped off.

And now fans who waded the tide finally have something to show for it. Members recently began receiving a final mailing from the list. The package included an autographed promo photo of the band plus an official apology for its shortcomings. A representative for the band then commented that their official site would become the new center for fans, and thus far has done an exceptional job, with personal updates from band members and interaction with fans.

Source: The Cranberries E-mail Newsletter

Mike expecting first child?

June 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Mike expecting first child?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to The Cranberries E-mail Newsletter, Cranberries bassist Mike Hogan and his wife are expecting their first child, due later this year. If true, Mike will be the last band member to have children — which makes sense, after all, he’s the youngest member and was the last to get married (July 6th, 1998). This will be the sixth “Cranbaby”, following Dolores’s son and daughter, Noel’s two daughters, and Fergal’s son.

Source: The Cranberries E-mail Newsletter

“Live in Vicar Street” recorded by Dreamchaser?

June 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Live in Vicar Street” recorded by Dreamchaser?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As soon as you think it’s over, we unearth another scrap of news regarding last November’s concert at Dublin’s Vicar Street. The concert is still the band’s most recent one, and was performed in the middle of recording their fifth album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Dreamchaser, who produces many of The Cranberries’ video works, including “Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Beneath the Skin” has listed another entry in their list of “Previous Productions”. Yes, the Vicar Street gig is now on their resume according to a list maintained by Filmmakers Ireland. But this time, instead of listed as “commissioned by management”, the segment was recorded for MTV. Here’s the full listing, although it doesn’t contain any real new details:

“The Cranberries Live in Vicar Street ” Nov 2000 Half- hour Live music concert for MTV

Of course this wouldn’t be any new revelation if we had reports of it being broadcasted. However, we haven’t heard of any stations showing the short concert, even though it was a Preshow for the MTV Europe Awards. So that leaves one question — could this be aired at a later date in promotion for the new album? After all, the setlist did contain two brand new songs. And don’t forget to check out our photos of the concert if you haven’t already! (Link no longer available)

Source: Filmmakers Ireland

First “Wake Up” Andy Earl band photo

June 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on First “Wake Up” Andy Earl band photo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“The Cranberries Exclusive”, a section of the official site dedicated to fans on the mailing list, has updated with the first pro shot of the band that we’ve seen in awhile. The new photo was taken by Andy Earl on May 30th in The Burren, County Clare, in the west of Ireland. As time goes on, we’ll be seeing more and more of Earl’s photos, so stay tuned!

Source: The Cranberries Exclusive

“Ireland’s Greatest Hits” interview clip

June 11, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” interview clip  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It looks like RTÉ’s “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” page holds yet another surprise in addition to yesterday’s photo. The page also holds a short interview clip of Dolores available here (RealMedia).
(Link no longer available)
The clip is rather short, just a 1 min 25 sec, and includes a composite of interview and clips of “Zombie”.

Source: RTÉ

The Cranberries’ “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” to air tomorrow

June 10, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries’ “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” to air tomorrow  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The episode of “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” featuring “Zombie” is set to air tomorrow, June 11, at 8:30 PM local time on the Irish Network RTÉ 1. This is the seventh episode in the series. Here’s a summary of The Cranberries portion:

At the time of releasing the song in 1994 Dolores says she was young and naïve. It was 11 weeks in the charts and reached no 4…

ZOMBIE – The Cranberries 1994

The Cranberries are: Dolores O Riordan, Feargal Lawlor [sic] and brothers Mike and Noel Hogan.

Dolores was over in London reading an article about a woman pushing her baby in a pram when a bomb went off . The baby died but the mother survived. The song is about the feeling of terror that the mother must have suffered to see her child die, how twisted the world is and how politics affects ordinary people’s lives.

There was a lot of speculation about the song at the time – it was seen that the young band were meddling in politics and terrorism. Dolores is the youngest of 7 daughters. It was really inspired by the fact that Dolores was a woman. At the time she was getting married there was alot of controversy.

The song was taken from the Album No Need To Argue which sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Dolores was painted gold in the video to neutralize her sexuality, and yet make her stand out. It was quite a biblical song: imagery of the cross, children representing innocence around the cross.

The song opened a lot of doors for the band – it gave them an edge. In 1995 the band won an MTV award for best song with `Zombie’.

Dolores never thought she would be 29, mother of two children and still recording, touring [and] currently recording an album in Windmill Lane.

Dolores recorded the segment on April 20th, in the midst of finishing production on “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Other artists and songs to appear tomorrow include COME BACK TO STAY – Dickie Rock 1966, DADDY’S GIRL – TR Dallas 1981, and N17 – The Sawdoctors 1990.

And, saving the best for last, we have a small photo of Dolores from the segment, albeit tiny….

Source: RTÉ

Current state of the band…

June 8, 2001  |  Comments Off on Current state of the band…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries


Noel is currently in New York with Stephen Street, where they have just finished work sequencing and mastering the new album. The next step for the band will be to shoot a video for the now confirmed first single “Analyse”, which will be delivered to radio in August. The director of this video has not yet been confirmed.

We can confirm official release dates for the new album “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”. Initially the album will be released in Japan on October 9th. International release will be on the 16th of October, and finally North American release on the 23rd of October 2001.

Last week the band completed a photo shoot with Andy Earl, which contained both outdoor and indoor sessions. The outdoor locations around Ireland were Spanish Point , Quilty, and The Burren, all to be found on the west coast of County Clare. Indoor sessions took place in Limerick.

The past 4 weeks have also been busy with interviews by/with various journalists from around the globe. Amongst the many interviews conducted were: TMF and Aloha, (Holland), MTV Italy, Corriero Della Serra (Italy), MTV Germany and MTV Europe (Germany), MTVAsia (Singapore), MTV Brazil (Brazil), ERES Magazine, Televisa, and Zoom TV Radioactivo (Mexico), Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, E!TV and VH-1 On-line News (USA) , and Hot Press, Sunday Independent, and RTE Guide, (Ireland). There were and will be many more!

Last weekend’s big event was the Christening of Dolores’ daughter Molly Leigh. Family and friends from far and wide were present to celebrate this big occasion!

The band will go on a worldwide promotional tour starting in August this year. It will begin in the USA and will then go worldwide until December. We will announce the other countries right here as soon as we get confirmation. The purpose of this tour is to promote the new album through television and radio appearances.

For those that don’t remember, Andy Earl has been the bands lead photographer for the last four albums (along with some collaborations). He, of course, photographed the band for the covers of their first three albums.

And now that we have TONS of new media and interviews to look forward to, don’t forget to email The Herald when you see a new interview! You will be credited for your submissions, as always. If scans or type-ups can be made, that’s even better!

Source: Official International Homepage Cranberries Wake Up

June 1, 2001  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Wake Up  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Cranberries Wake Up
After lengthy layoff, Irish band will return with new album in the fall

There have been a lot of changes within the Cranberries since America last heard from the Limerick Ireland quartet. What’s most notable though, as the band sit in a London studio to discuss their October 23rd MCA release, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, is the fervor in which they speak about their renewed commitment to the group, a result of the internal baby boom that paralleled the recording of the effort. “You don’t take the band for granted so much any more,” begins frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan who gave birth to her second child midway through laying down tracks on the band’s fifth studio album. “You kind of enjoy it more if you have children. If the band is your whole life you get sick of it ’cause you’re eating, drinking, sleeping the Cranberries. When you go and have children you have something real and something that’s more important ultimately — something that needs you more than anything else. Then it puts the challenge back into the band and you almost have to kind of work.”

“It’s easier to do this,” adds guitarist Noel Hogan, whose second daughter Sophie was born in March. “With a baby you can’t take a lunch break.”

So with this new enthusiasm and joined by producer Stephen Street, who worked on the group’s first two releases, which produced worldwide hits “Linger” and “Zombie,” the band laid down tracks for Wake Up in two sessions: one in Dublin last fall and the other in London in May. These resulted in a maturation of the Cranberries token Celtic rock sound, and in particular O’Riordan’s most confident vocals to date on tracks like potential first single “Analyze” with its echoes of “Ode to My Family,” the anthemic “This Is the Day,” and the delicate “Chocolate Brown.”

Having switched to new label MCA “because the music came secondary,” at their previous home Island, according to drummer Fergal Lawler, the Cranberries are looking forward to launching Wake Up in October. They are also gearing up for a 2002 tour to connect with longtime fans the band are sure haven’t been swayed by an American music scene weaned on the likes of Britney Spears and Limp Bizkit.

“We don’t’ really worry about it because we have our own Web site and we know how many Cranberry fans there are out there that have been following the band for years and years and years,” says O’Riordan. “I don’t think they’re suddenly going to get up and walk away just because Britney Spears is being played on the radio more than us. We have the history that a lot of those bands don’t. This is our fifth album not our first. So sure we were the big stars earlier . . . but what happens is a lot of bands can’t follow up and we followed it up time and time again. So we’re not looking for that anymore. We’ve been there, we’ve done that and now were just kind of surfing the ways and enjoying things.”

JOLIE LASH (June 1, 2001)

Source: Rolling Stone

Scans of Blue Jean magazine’s “Greatest Hits” CD-ROM

May 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on Scans of Blue Jean magazine’s “Greatest Hits” CD-ROM  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Late last year, we reported of an official Greatest Hits promo CD from the Turkish magazine, “Blue Jeans”. We now have new details of the CD-ROM and some nice scans of it to boot.

The CD-ROM’s cover has a wicked photo of the band from their “Bury the Hatchet” photo shoot, and on the CD and back, a now-famous photo from the Fleadh Festival in 1994. On the CD-ROM, there are such features as a discography, several high-quality music video clips, lyrics, a photo gallery, as well as an “audio mix”. It’s still unknown if the release will play on a conventional CD player or is CD-ROM only.

The CD-ROM features the following tracks:
1. Zombie
2. Salvation
3. Linger
4. Dreams
5. Ode To My Family
6. I Can’t Be With You
7. Ridiculous Thoughts
8. Animal Instinct
9. Just My Imagination
10. Promises

The Herald will be receiving their own copy of this release in a few weeks, so perhaps we’ll post our own impressions of it. And now on to the scans…


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