Read the article on limerickpost.ie
Also available in print on the 2 December 2023 issue.
Six new items celebrating the 25th anniversary of “To The Faithful Departed” have appeared on the official merch of The Cranberries this morning while the band launched the Black Friday offer – though this offer does not apply on the new merch.
– The Cranberries Faithful Departed Ladies Black T-Shirt
– The Cranberries Faithful Departed Black T-Shirt
– The Cranberries Faithful Departed Photo Purple T-Shirt
– The Cranberries Faithful Departed Photo Gold T-Shirt
– The Cranberries Faithful Departed Black Zip Hoodie
– The Cranberries Salvation Black T-Shirt
Two new Zombie shirts were added as well!
Spotted on thesoundofvinyl.us The Cranberries first album (25th Anniversary Edition) to be released on gold vinyl in early December 2023. The limited edition is already available to preorder in the US (ships December 1) and as always should be available in more shops (and countries?) soon…
After the Dark Green LP last month, is this the start of a new color series just like it was the case for NNTA released in 10 different colors month after month during a couple of years!
UPDATE – 4 NOVEMBER
Andy Janes shared for Dolores’ birthday on the Facebook group “Dolores O’Riordan And The Cranberries Collection” the never before seen video of “Sunday” recorded live during an instore special acoustic performance on 16 July 1993 at the Virgin Megastore in Hollywood.
Thank you so much Andy for witnessing and recording these extremely precious moments of the start of the fame for the band. PURE GEM!!!!!!!!!
Note: Sorry for delay, we were waiting for Andy’s agreement to share it here on CW.
“Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” limited green vinyl will be officially released tomorrow (edit: in most countries, and on Saturday for NAD in a few others) and the first image now surfaced the internet, thanks to user Record Corner UK on Instagram.
This green vinyl is part of the 25th Anniversary Edition:
“To The Faithful Departed” deluxe remaster editions will be officially released tomorrow and the first images of the 1LP and 2LP (black) have now surfaced the internet, and the other 2 editions (3CD and 2LP yellow) should appear very soon…
Original album remastered 1LP:
Expanded 2LP (black vinyl):
EDIT (16:50 UTC)
3CD Deluxe Edition (and LP):
Note: The 2LP black and 2LP yellow have the exact same sleeve (front & back) and same sticker on front, only a different barcode sticker was added (ending by 949 instead of 947) for the yellow version.
Even if you are not really into sports, you probably know this is the Rugby World Cup these days. The event is happening in France in September and October and “Zombie” has clearly become the Irish rugby team unofficial celebratory anthem.
For sure the song is at least synonymous to Irish rugby this year in Ireland. After each victory, the Irish team is taking a lapse of honor and The Cranberries song is played on the PA systems in stadiums. No need to say the crowd is singing/belting out the lyrics loud.
First was “Dreams” with the Limerick Hurling team, now is “Zombie” with the Rugby national team!
As always, the choice of a song makes debat, and “Zombie” is no exception with a few critics emerging. Well… that’s part of the fame/success.
There are many articles about that in the Irish press (and even UK) since the beginning of the world cup, and even more since the victory over South Africa (the world champion team) last Saturday in Paris at Stade de France.
Read just a few articles online by clicking below (and a lot more available on Google search):
Unexpected! The Cranberries first album will be released on dark green vinyl on 13 October 2023. The limited edition is already available to preorder on the French website fnac.com as a Fnac Exclusive. No more information yet to know if this concerns France only or more countries…
UPDATE – 13 SEPTEMBER
Thanks to Dan, Kevin and Timmi for the links.
The Cranberries have announced on their website and socials today (Twitter X, Facebook, Instagram, and nothing on TikTok yet) the release of the long-awaited 25th Anniversary Edition of their 3rd studio album simply named “To The Faithful Departed Deluxe Remaster”
Notice the new font(s)!
There are 4 different editions to be released on 13 October 2023:
More info and pre-order directly on udiscovermusic.com
The yellow 2LP is now marked as sold out on the US store.
For those living in Europe you can pre-order all 4 editions on the German store udiscover-music.de meaning no custom taxes at arrival, and the yellow edition is still available for now.
Same for those living in the UK through the UK store recordstore.co.uk.
Make it fast!
The yellow 2LP is now back in stock on the US store!!!!
For those living in Mexico pre-order on udiscover.mx
Both a “To The Faithful Departed” Double LP Limited Edition and a Japanese Deluxe Remaster SHM 3CD to be released late September and early October were spotted by fans. These are 2 different items and definitely not a 3+2 CD&LP pack. Only pre-orders for now.
Artworks are not available yet.
Special thanks to John Massaro and the DOR/TC Collection Facebook Group for the information!
Also spotted on vintagevinyl.com
Amazon UK has a deluxe audio CD boxset with no other information yet.
Also spotted on eBay (same seller’s other items) a 1LP edition to be released late September as well. Unlike the 2LP edition, this one is not marked as limited.
The Alabamahalle 1994 show was already released on many bootleg CDs before so nothing really new here. Only for die-hard collectors who want the LP format!
To be released on 30 June 2023.
More info and pre-order on juno.co.uk for example.
The George Hotel unveiled on their socials today a brand new Cranberries mural approved by the band and created by artist Tom Collins who already created the “Everybody Else” giant sign a few years ago. The mural is located on the terrace wall of the hotel.
These last 24 hours, the Limerick artist Tom Collins published 4 videos of the making of on Instagram (Stories).
And The George Hotel did the same, sharing/re-sharing on their Instagram (Stories) as well, 3 videos and 1 photo.
“Go Your Own Way” recorded live at Les Eurockéennes De Belfort on 8 July 2000 in France was recently shared on YouTube by Séquence SDP. They already shared 2 tracks of this concert before in the past months/years (I Can’t Be With You, Just My Imagination)
“Dreams” is the soundtrack of the new airbnb commercial titled “airbnb rooms – Edinburgh”
Watch the English version on YouTube shared by user Ad Archives. Please note that, as usual with commercials, some local versions are known to exist as well.
The BBC 4 is still repeating original Top Of The Pops programmes in 2023. Yesterday aired the one with The Cranberries playing “Zombie” first broadcast on 29 September 1994.
(Musical playback performance with live vocals)
3 more lyrics have been recently added to the Dolores O’Riordan for #bravehood collection which counted 4 lyrics from 4 songs already.
2 new lyrics from “Dreaming My Dreams” and “Tomorrow” and just like the previous ones, available on T-Shirt, Hoodie, Tote Bag, and with the exact same color options.
And the 3rd new lyrics from “Zombie” (a second version with another part of the song) and only available on white T-Shirt in a special edition limited to 200.
Sold exclusively on supportbravehood.org until the end of this month, the net proceeds will go to War Child UK to help children in emergencies in Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Sudan, Yemen.
“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” is available on vinyl today and earlier in the morning Cranberries Italia shared on their socials some of the first great photos. Special thanks to them!
As you can see, the edition is pretty basic inside, just one transparent vinyl and the inner sleeve with lyrics and art and that’s pretty much it. No extra bonus, no extra pictures, no double vinyl, no gatefold. So don’t expect too much, this is not an anniversary edition, just the album released for the first time on vinyl.
UPDATE · 22 April
This is the day!
The vinyl is officially available today even if a few lucky fans managed to get it yesterday.
Below is one of the first photos shared on Instagram where you can see the whole thing, transparent vinyl and inner sleeve.
The BBC 4 is repeating whole original “Top Of The Pops” programmes in 2023. It is also available on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast for UK viewers and in UK only.
For now 2 episodes with The Cranberries were rebroadcast.
“Linger” which originally aired on 10 February 1994 and “Dreams” originally aired on 5 May 1994.
Both performances were captured and uploaded on YouTube recently (up to 1080p), thanks to users TOTP 80s & 90s Archive and TopOfThePopsFan
4 new T-Shirts celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Everybody Else” have recently appeared on the official merch of The Cranberries.
RTÉ Archives published on their website yesterday a rare video of The Cranberries appearing on the Irish Television programme “Kenny Live”
The band performed “Dreams” 30 years ago on this day (well, yesterday).
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” Island/UMe is releasing the album in Dolby ATMOS.
Fergal says, “The Atmos remixes are a whole different listening experience for us. It feels more like being onstage at a concert, being surrounded by the band. There are certain intricate parts that subtly pop out every now and then, causing you to feel more immersed in the songs”
No need to own a Dolby ATMOS equipment like home cinema or else to experience it (even if that’s the best option), it still works with headphones or any other stereo equipments, delivering a more immersive sound anyway.
Listen to this brand new 30th Anniversary mix immediately and exclusively on Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal. All 3 links Here.
Thanks to @CindaUy on Twitter for the screen shot (looks like Apple Music on iPhone) where you can see the new Dolby ATMOS logo.
UPDATE · 4 March