First images RSD2024 – Bury The Hatchet / Are You Listening?

April 15, 2024  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The 2 vinyls in real life, still the front covers we already know and no images of the inner discs and inserts yet. Published on Instagram by user @actionrecords and to be released on 20 April 2024.


ITW: Dolores O’Riordan on “The Morning X” – 9 August 1999

March 25, 2024  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

A rare interview with Dolores on the radio show “The Morning X” on 9 August 1999 was rebroadcast on the radio recently (22 March) during the “Best of The Morning X” and shared on YouTube by Cumulus Podcasts, the official account of one of the largest podcast networks in America. The podcast is also available directly on the official website 99xatl.com (look for March 22 – 18:09).

Description on YouTube mentions, “an interview and performance…” but only the interview (18min long) has resurfaced for now. Let’s hope for the performance to be rebroadcast as well!


BOOTLEG VIDEO (upgrade): Mark Of The Quad Cities, Moline, 1996

March 23, 2024  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

An upgrade of the bootleg video recorded on 14 August 1996 in Moline, IL, USA was shared on YouTube yesterday by user George’s Video Library. There is no mention of the video grade anywhere but it looks like a low generation copy…  or even the master tape directly (?)
Definitely a major upgrade for many of us!


nova.ie “The Cranberries Hit Zombie Voted The Greatest Irish Song Ever!”

March 18, 2024  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Zombie” crowned by the Radio Nova (Irish radio) listeners today… maybe the recent “Six Nations” title won by the national rugby team and the fact that the song has become their unofficial anthem helped a little!

Read the article on nova.ie


Irish rugby team wins Six Nations title….. with “Zombie” once again

March 17, 2024  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Ireland have been crowned “Six Nations” champions for the 2nd year in a row yesterday… and on home soil… and once again the crowd sang “Zombie” after the final whistle.

Watch below a short video of that moment published by Guinness Men’s Six Nations on their socials.

 

…and today The Cranberries have posted a message on their socials (Facebook, TwitterX, Instagram) to congratulate the team and wish everyone a Happy St Patrick’s Day.


Special recognition award for the late Dolores O’Riordan

March 17, 2024  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The “East Limerick Gaels Award” honors those who have given lifelong, voluntary and dedicated service to the Limerick GAA over the years. The event was held at the Millennium Centre in Caherconlish (near Limerick) possibly yesterday(?)

There was a special recognition award for the late Dolores O’Riordan for The Cranberries song “Dreams” which has become synonymous with the Limerick Hurlers’ success in recent years and Dolores’ brother Joseph was there to accept the award; see image below… too bad we can’t read the plaque!

More details and photos on limerickleader.ie


Happy Birthday to Fergal Lawler, 53 years old today

March 4, 2024  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Fergal turns 53… Happy Birthday!

Photo: Mike Hashimoto


ITW: “Enter” interactive CD-ROM May 2000 excerpts

February 18, 2024  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Special thanks to John Massaro for sharing on YouTube this quite rare interview with Dolores and Fergal published in May 2000 on the Irish interactive magazine on CD-ROM “Enter”

The full magazine (4 pages) is available here.


“Dreams” appearing on the soundtrack of “Madame Web”

February 15, 2024  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Dreams” is once again part of a movie soundtrack… and counting!
“Madame Web” starring Dakota Johnson is an American superhero film just released this week in theaters/cinemas worldwide and based on Marvel Comics. The Cranberries song is only playing over the end credits!

Special thanks to Cranberries MEXICO for the video shared on their Instagram Stories today. (Watch it fast before it’s gone!)


“Bury The Hatchet / The Complete Sessions” double vinyl to be released for RSD24

February 15, 2024  |  Comments Off on “Bury The Hatchet / The Complete Sessions” double vinyl to be released for RSD24  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

To be released on 20 April 2024 for Record Store Day.
More info on recordstoreday.com

Tracklist
SIDE A:
1. Animal Instinct
2. Loud And Clear
3. Promises
4. You And Me
SIDE B:
5. Just My Imagination
6. Shattered
7. Desperate Andy
8. Saving Grace
9. Copycat
SIDE C:
10. What’s On My Mind
11. Delilah
12. Fee Fi Fo
13. Dying In The Sun
14. Sorry Son (Bonus Studio Track)
SIDE D:
15. Baby Blues (Bonus Studio Track)
16. The Sweetest Thing (Bonus Studio Track)
17. Woman Without Pride (Bonus Studio Track)
18. Such A Shame (Bonus Studio Track)
19. Paparazzi On Mopeds (Bonus Studio Track)

Notice on the image above the classic artwork for the first time on vinyl, since the original release from 1999 as well as the reissue by plain recordings in late 2015 were slightly different.


Official merch Valentine’s day sale

February 14, 2024  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

15% off storewide, excluding media.
Shop on thecranberries.shopnylonmerch.com

For the occasion, a brand new TTFD T-Shirt has appeared, and some were removed.


timesunion.com “Photos: Looking back at Woodstock ’94 ahead of its 30th anniversary”

January 30, 2024  |  Comments Off on timesunion.com “Photos: Looking back at Woodstock ’94 ahead of its 30th anniversary”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Have a look at the photos on timesunion.com (only one about The Crans!)


irishcentral.com “Remembering Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan on the sixth…..”

January 16, 2024  |  Comments Off on irishcentral.com “Remembering Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan on the sixth…..”  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Read the article on irishcentral.com


15 January 2024 · Message from The Cranberries

January 15, 2024  |  Comments Off on 15 January 2024 · Message from The Cranberries  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

On this poignant day, The Cranberries have published a message on their socials (Facebook, Instagram, TwitterX).


6 years

January 15, 2024  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dear Dolores,

6 years today since we embarked on a new journey without you.
Though we may never fully overcome this loss, you and your music will forever remain a driving force, a source of inspiration and hope, an example to follow, enlightening the life of so many of us. We can’t thank you enough for this.

There’s something between us
Words can never say
And only once in a lifetime
Young ones fly away

We love you.
FOREVER

Photo: Sarah Doyle


BOOK: “Tout Sur Les Cranberries”

January 8, 2024  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Seriously, who’s that girl? Not Madonna… and not Dolores for sure!
Below the cover of a new book/biography written in French, printed by Amazon (France) and released last month. Price: 11 euro. And yes the book really is about The Cranberries. Well…

CW is trying to let fans know everything about The Cranberries… everything… and this book is no exception so we had to mention it. We also never give our opinion as much as possible but this is a bit too much here and to make it simple: DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!

This book, belonging to the “Culture Rock” series on Amazon France, is very possibly another AI shit, both the only one (fake?) photo and the whole text… even if we can’t confirm it. No author credited anywhere which is some kind of proof. Probably AI generated in 30 seconds just to make easy money like they did with many other artists for that series before. SHAME!


AUDIO: New bootleg recorded in New York City in July 1993

January 1, 2024  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Another great share on dimeadozen.org to start the new year in a perfect way. Please note that you have to be a member of the site to view the page and download. A completely uncirculated performance from The Cranberries recorded at The Grand in New York City on 20 July 1993 in support of their debut album in the US.

That early years show was audio-recorded from the audience and shared for the first time ever just a couple of days ago… more than 3 decades after!

Special thanks to mjk5510 & Two Of Us for this gem.


Noel Hogan turns 52

December 25, 2023  |  Comments Off on Noel Hogan turns 52  |  by Axl  |  Noel Hogan, The Cranberries

Noel turns 52 today, Happy Birthday!


First images: “Everybody Else…..” gold vinyl

December 14, 2023  |  Comments Off on First images: “Everybody Else…..” gold vinyl  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first images of the EEIDI Gold LP released in the US early December. Images from different sources, special thanks to them!


“Zombie” part of the “Fortnite Festival” videogame

December 11, 2023  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” part of the “Fortnite Festival” videogame  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The online videogame “Fortnite” by Epic Games has a brand new game mode or place (or island in fact, that’s how the different locations/games seem to be named in the game) featuring The Cranberries. Sorry, we are not experts in that game at all, let’s hope we don’t say too much bullshit 🙂

That new island, just released a couple of days ago, is named “Fortnite Festival” and entering it is like playing games such as “Guitar Hero” or “Rock Band” where you have to play the notes appearing on the screen. Well… pressing the correct buttons in fact, nothing really close to real instruments… everyone knows that right?!

There are different layouts for the different instruments, alongside several difficulty settings, giving lots of replayability, etc…

“Fortnite Festival” has 30+ licensed songs and includes “Zombie” by The Cranberries

The base game “Fortnite” and the brand new one “Fortnite Festival” are available free on different platforms (MacOS, Windows, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, Android, iOS, iPadOS) and include in-app/in-game purchases.

Better than words, just have a look at this YouTube video, “Zombie” starts at 4:55:33

Tracklist:
Bad Guy by Billie Eilish
Bad Romance by Lady Gaga
Bell Biv Devoe by Poison
Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
Brace for Chaos by Epic Games
Buddy Holly by Weezer
Butter Barn Moedown by Epic Games
Cake by the Ocean by DNCE
Counting Stars by One Republic
Cradles by Sub Urban
Dirty Little Secret by The All-American Rejects
Emo Girl by Machine Gun Kelly
Gangnam Style by PSY
Go With the Flow by Queens of the Stone Age
Highway Tune by Greta Van Fleet
I by Kendrick Lamar
Mr. Brightside by The Killers
My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark by Fall Out Boy
Nine Inch Nails by The Hand That Feeds
Nothing’s Alright by Witch Gang
Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO
Run It by Epic Games
Save Your Tears by The Weeknd
Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall
Switch Up by Epic Games
Take Me Higher by Epic Games
Take My Breath by The Weeknd
The Hills by The Weeknd
The Search by NF
The White Stripes by Seven Nation Army
Thunder by Imagine Dragons
Vampire by Olivia Rodrigo
Zombie by The Cranberries


limerickpost.ie “Calls to name new road after famous Limerick rock band”

December 5, 2023  |  Comments Off on limerickpost.ie “Calls to name new road after famous Limerick rock band”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article on limerickpost.ie
Also available in print on the 2 December 2023 issue.


New merch celebrating the 25th anniversary of “TTFD”

November 24, 2023  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

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!

The Cranberries Zombie Cross Black T-Shirt
The Cranberries Zombie Lyrics Black T-Shirt


rte.ie “Action against Dolores O’Riordan’s estate settled”

November 22, 2023  |  Comments Off on rte.ie “Action against Dolores O’Riordan’s estate settled”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article and watch the RTÉ NEWS video on rte.ie


“Everybody Else…..” to be released on limited gold vinyl

November 3, 2023  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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

The band just announced it on their socials (Facebook, Twitter X, Instagram) with video teaser and pre-order link on udiscovermusic.com


VIDEO: “Sunday” live at Virgin Megastore 1993 shared by Andy Janes

October 26, 2023  |  Comments Off on VIDEO: “Sunday” live at Virgin Megastore 1993 shared by Andy Janes  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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!!!!!!!!!

Click the image below to play the video…

Note: Sorry for delay, we were waiting for Andy’s agreement to share it here on CW.


ITW: Fergal on “The Hustle”

October 18, 2023  |  Comments Off on ITW: Fergal on “The Hustle”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New audio interview with Fergal on “The Hustle” for the release of “To The Faithful Departed · 25th Anniversary Edition”

Listen/download on podbean.com


ITW: extra.ie “Cranberries bandmate reveals what Dolores would have really thought of Zombie…..”

October 15, 2023  |  Comments Off on ITW: extra.ie “Cranberries bandmate reveals what Dolores would have really thought of Zombie…..”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article / interview with “Big Rugby Fan” Fergal on extra.ie


First images: TTFD Japanese 3CD Deluxe Edition (SHMCD)

October 15, 2023  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Finally the real images of the SHM-CD spotted last July… plus promo cover.

Source: ebay.com


The Cranberries wishing good luck to the Irish Rugby Team

October 14, 2023  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries wishing good luck to the Irish Rugby Team  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Posted only on Twitter X regarding the world cup quarter finals Ireland vs New Zealand today.


First images: EEIDI Limited Edition Green Vinyl

October 12, 2023  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“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.


UPDATE

This green vinyl is part of the 25th Anniversary Edition:


First images: TTFD deluxe remaster editions

October 12, 2023  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“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.


limerickleader.ie “Zombie is anti-violence song says Dolores O’Riordan’s mother”

October 4, 2023  |  Comments Off on limerickleader.ie “Zombie is anti-violence song says Dolores O’Riordan’s mother”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Read the article/interview with Dolores’ mother on limerickleader.ie


ITW: Fergal on “Reliving My Youth Podcast”

October 3, 2023  |  Comments Off on ITW: Fergal on “Reliving My Youth Podcast”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

New audio interview with Fergal Lawler by Noel Fogelman on “Reliving My Youth Podcast” for the release of “To The Faithful Departed · 25th Anniversary Edition”

Listen/download on podbean.com


“Zombie” has just exceeded a billion streams on Spotify

October 3, 2023  |  Comments Off on “Zombie” has just exceeded a billion streams on Spotify  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

…and the band posted a message on their socials (Twitter X, Facebook, Instagram) to thank their fans.


“Dream Scenario” trailer featuring “Dreams”

September 28, 2023  |  Comments Off on “Dream Scenario” trailer featuring “Dreams”  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Once again, the song “Dreams” appears in another trailer.
The movie “Dream Scenario” with Nicolas Cage will be in cinemas/theaters on 10 November 2023.

Thanks to Yagiz for the link!


“Zombie” has become the Irish rugby team unofficial anthem

September 25, 2023  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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):


“Electric Blue (Early Mix)” and “Free To Decide (Paris Demo)” now available

September 15, 2023  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Electric Blue (Early Mix)” and “Free To Decide (Paris Demo)” off the forthcoming TTFD Deluxe Remaster are available to listen on YouTube and streaming platforms.


“Free To Decide” (Official Music Video) remastered in HD

September 15, 2023  |  Comments Off on “Free To Decide” (Official Music Video) remastered in HD  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The HD video for “Free To Decide” premieres today on The Cranberries official YouTube channel


“Salvation (Early Mix)” and “I Just Shot John Lennon (Paris Demo)” now available

September 8, 2023  |  3 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

“Salvation (Early Mix)” and “I Just Shot John Lennon (Paris Demo)” off the forthcoming TTFD Deluxe Remaster are available to listen on YouTube and streaming platforms now.


“Everybody Else…..” to be released on dark green vinyl (UPDATED)

September 7, 2023  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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

The vinyl is now available to pre-order in UK as part of the National Album Day 2023 on hmv.com, thesoundofvinyl.com or roughtrade.com and in Germany on udiscover-music.de

Thanks to Dan, Kevin and Timmi for the links.


The Cranberries official website has a new look

September 6, 2023  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries official website has a new look  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries official website – cranberries.com – has a new look made for the TTFD 25th Anniversary Edition. The different sections haven’t changed though.


A few words from The Cranberries for Dolores 52nd birthday

September 6, 2023  |  Comments Off on A few words from The Cranberries for Dolores 52nd birthday  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

On this very special day, The Cranberries shared a message on their socials (Twitter X, Facebook, Instagram… and nothing on TikTok).


Dolores’ 52nd birthday

September 6, 2023  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores would have turned 52 today!
Happy Birthday Dolores, we miss you as always.
Lots of love.
xx


4 TTFD 25th Anniversary Editions available to pre-order now

August 29, 2023  |  16 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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:

  • 1LP (the 13-track album version)

  • 2LP BLACK (the 15-track album version + demos)

  • 2LP YELLOW (the 15-track album version + demos) · LIMITED EDITION

  • 3CD (the 15-track album version + bonus tracks + demos + outtakes + live)

More info and pre-order directly on udiscovermusic.com


EDIT 1:

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!


EDIT 2:

The yellow 2LP is now back in stock on the US store!!!!

For those living in Mexico pre-order on udiscover.mx


The Irish Sun: “Dolores’ €5m Will For Kids”

August 20, 2023  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Dolores appears front page on The Irish Sun today.
The article is also available online on thesun.ie


The Cranberries are now on TikTok

August 1, 2023  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Title says it all.
Check out their very first post today, a 38-second message by Fergal.
Official username: @thecranberriesmusic

Note: Don’t look for CW on TikTok, we’re too old for that!


SPOTTED: “To The Faithful Departed” Deluxe 3CD and 2LP

July 28, 2023  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

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!


EDIT 1:

Also spotted on vintagevinyl.com

Amazon UK has a deluxe audio CD boxset with no other information yet.


EDIT 2:

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.


EDIT 3:

SHM-CD also spotted on musicjapan.net and cdsvinyljapan.com


The Cranberries react to Sinéad O’Connor’s passing

July 26, 2023  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries react to Sinéad O’Connor’s passing  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have posted a message on their socials (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter-renamed X two days ago) regarding Sinéad O’Connor’s passing.


PHOTOS (22): Paris, La Cigale · 6 February 1995

July 24, 2023  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Rare! 22 photos taken by photographer Alain Leroy in Paris at La cigale on 6 February 1995.

Posted on loeilduspectacle.fr


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