For the release of “STARS The Best Of 1992-2002” on black vinyl next week (27 May), Fergal gave an interview to theaquarian.com
A very rare video of “Linger” surfaced yesterday on YouTube. A 2-camera mix recorded in concert in Chicago on 13 November 1994 for the TV show “Image Mind Television”. This is The Cranberries only appearance on the programme.
Thanks to Churchill School Art, Music, Recreation for sharing such a gem.
During the St. Patrick’s Festival last Friday (18 March) in Dublin at Spiegeltent Beag / Festival Quarter, Noel Hogan talked with Stuart Clark of Hot Press about The Cranberries early years and their time in New York. The interview is not yet available but could be shared by Hot Press in the coming days.
The above photo was shared today by Singing Streets on their socials.
Singing Streets is an application only available for iOS in the App Store at the moment (price: €0.99 / £0.89). An Android version should be available soon.
Among over 2,000 music locations in Dublin and London to be found in the Singing Streets app, you can visit where The Cranberries played early gigs, recorded, and took iconic cover photographs.
More countries should/will be participating, find your local store here.
1. Never Grow Old
2. Schizophrenic Playboys
3. The Glory
4. What You Were
5. The Rebels
1. Daffodil Lament
2. I Will Always
3. This Is The Day
4. Astral Projections
3. I’m Still Remembering
4. You And Me
5. Waiting In Walthamstow
1. Everything I Said
3. Twenty One
Not much information for now!
There is no artwork and no tracklist yet. It might be a French release only as Amazon marked the country of origin as France and some of their other stores, like amazon.it for instance, marked it as import.
Edit: Could it be the playlist pulled together by bandmates, family and friends (to celebrate Dolores’ 50th birthday last 6 September) pressed on 2 LP… Possibly!
Label: Universal Music
Thanks to Stéphane for the links!
Yesterday, Hot Press informed fans that they had started shipping the “Why Can’t We?” book orders, showing on Instagram the platinum edition.
They shared on the occasion the first pictures of the Platinum Edition:
At the moment, only fans who have ordered the Deluxe Platinum Limited Edition exclusively have received the below email.
Those who have ordered both Special Gold Edition and Deluxe Platinum Limited Edition are still awaiting for their order to be shipped.
Thanks to Jennifer for the screen shot.
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 10 – 4:50 PM (UTC)
Those who ordered the Gold Edition are now receiving shipping confirmation as well today.
It seems the last who will get the email will be fans who ordered both editions at once.
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 14
Fans who ordered both editions are now receiving their shipping emails as well.
Hot Press also shared new pictures on their Instagram account stating “deliveries are going out every day”, everyone should therefore soon be getting their order.
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There is no information about the vinyl color yet; and dont pay attention to the image used on recordsonvinyl.com, the black vinyl around the album cover is what they do on all their images.
The only thing for now is that recordsonvinyl.nl states from Netherlands, and bol.com states from Czech Republic. So, who’s right?
Also, will they re-use the same transparent disc released for the Record Store Day edition with slightly different credits on back cover, or will it be a brand new black (or else) vinyl edition?
Hopefully more info soon…
Pre-order is already available now. Price: €37.95 (recordsonvinyl) and €42.99 (bol)
Thanks to Barbara for the info and links!
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 26
bol.com now states BLACK VINYL
UPDATE – APRIL 7, 2022
Same for all streaming platforms.
Might be due to Adele’s new LP pressing that is currently triggering shortage – read this article from variety.com
Don’t forget tonight on The Late Late Show, ROE performing her version of “I Can’t Be With You” to coincide with the release of the album… well, not anymore!!
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 5 – 4:00 PM (UTC)
The album is now available on all streaming platforms, it was not the case earlier in the day. Ultimately the physical release does not impact the digital one anymore.
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 6
According to goldendiscs.ie the
yellow (edit: black) vinyl will be released on 28 January 2022.
UPDATE – JANUARY 29, 2022
Vinyl pushed back once again!
Supposed to be released yesterday, its new release date is now 18 February 2022, according to many websites such as goldendiscs.ie, spindizzyrecords.com…
On spindizzyrecords.com the mention yellow vinyl is back, which would indeed make more sense.
About the cd, it was released a long time ago, and still available in stores:
Yesterday evening, fans whose pictures have been selected to feature in the Hot Press “Why Can’t We?” book that documents the history of The Cranberries have been informed in an email of the good news:
Greetings from Dublin!I’m delighted to let you know that your photo will feature in thehardback deluxe copy of the Cranberries book!
Hot Press emphasizes that those fan pics will only feature on the Deluxe Platinum Edition of the book, not on the Special Gold Edition.
They also remind fans that the deadline to get the name of the people who preorder the Deluxe Platinum Edition listed as Executive Producers in the book, initially set on Sept 30th, has been pushed back so as to allow more fans to get this chance.
If you haven’t pre ordered that edition yet and want to feature on the list of Executive Producers, do it fast as they’re about to close this opportunity!
UPDATE – OCTOBER 30
Noel Hogan on Instagram
20 years ago today, The Cranberries released their fifth studio album, Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.
On this occasion, Hot Press magazine are revisiting their original 2001 review; read here.
UPDATE – OCTOBER 23
Windmill Lane Recording Studios in association with Universal Music Ireland just announced the release of their new album which features songs from classic albums recorded in their iconic studios.
The compilation album simply titled “Windmill Lane Recording Studios” includes “Zombie” among 10 classic songs and will be released on 29 October 2021 on limited edition clear vinyl.
Exclusively sold through their online shop here (pre-order available now).
Price: 33.00 euro + shipping (ROI only)
Mysterious Way – U2
Imitation Of Life – R.E.M.
Zombie – The Cranberries
All This Useless Beauty – Elvis Costello
Old Town – Phil Lynott
World Of Our Own – Westlife
Breathless – The Corrs
When A Woman – Gabrielle
She’s A River – Simple Minds
Julia Says – Wet Wet Wet
Today was the official release date for “Salvation inspired by The Cranberries” and the full album was available at midnight earlier today on all streaming platforms. A few songs were even officially posted on YouTube yesterday.
No reason given yet…
UPDATE – OCTOBER 2
Now removed from Spotify as well.
Earlier today during their facebook event to commemorate what would have been Dolores’ 50th birthday, The Cranberries announced quite out of the blue, the release of “To The Faithful Departed 25th Anniversary” for the end of the year, before Christmas.
For now they gave very few information about the content except that it will include 3 demos done in Paris with Tim Palmer (audio engineer / record producer) when they were in the middle of a tour.
If you missed The Cranberries special event on Facebook earlier today, you can watch it again here, it’s available to everyone whether you are on or off facebook. The band was interviewed by Stuart Clark (from Hot Press magazine) at the Strand hotel in Limerick.
They discussed about:
- A brand new playlist called “Remembering Dolores” (available here)
- The Cranberries documentary
- To The Faithful Departed 25th Anniversary to be released this year before Christmas
- Eminem, Miley Cyrus and their covers of Zombie
- Charlie Watts; The Cranberries and AC/DC opening for the Stones in 2003
- The Hot Press book
- Touring memories
- Noel working on soundtracks (like Woodstock 99), then the band performing Woodstock in 1994
- Dolores being so much fun
- Stephen Street, almost the fifth member
- The Grammy’s
- A brand new official music video for “Never Grow Old” (watch it here)
Noel Hogan was interviewed on “The Six O’Clock Show” today on the Irish TV, Virgin Media One, talking about the new Hot Press book.
If you missed the show, replay is available here.
The interview with Noel starts at 3:25
Noel Hogan and Stuart Clark from Hot Press magazine just announced this morning on Limerick’s Live95 radio that a book about The Cranberries History would be released in October this year.
Noel explained that this would be a collection of interviews and stories (as told through the pages of Hot Press) from when they began up to the end, which he believes is a better way for fans to see how the band evolved over 30 years.
There will be 2 editions/formats of “WHY CAN’T WE?”
The standard “Special Gold Edition” limited to 5,000 copies or so (€39.50).
And the large format “Deluxe Platinum Limited Edition” limited to 1,000 copies (€159).
The deluxe edition will be signed by Noel, Mike, Fergal and Dolores’ mother Eileen O’Riordan.
Every pre-purchaser of the deluxe edition will also have their name included in the book as an Executive Producer.
A second image was posted by user malamusicajerez
However, this image could be a generic one and not the exact transparent vinyls (?)
update: indeed, not the exact vinyls at all!!!
“When You’re Gone” by Pillow Queens is the first single from the forthcoming tribute album “Salvation” inspired by The Cranberries for Pieta. The song was released today and is available on all streaming platforms now.
Pillow Queens will be performing the song on “The Late Late Show” tonight from 9:35pm on RTÉ One (Irish TV).
Pillow Queens on Twitter,
The “Salvation” album is set for release 1st October 2021, full track listing as follows:
- Sinead O’Connor – No Need To Argue
- Irish Women in Harmony – Dreams
- Pillow Queens – When You’re Gone
- Moncrieff – Free To Decide
- Wyvern Lingo – Salvation
- Aimée – Linger
- Walking On Cars – Promises
- Kodaline with the RTE Orchestra featuring Noel Hogan – Zombie (Live)
- The Cranberries – Chocolate Brown (Recorded Live for 2FM)
- Kitt Philippa – Twenty One
- Roe – I Can’t Be With You
- True Tides – Ode To My Family
- Kellie Lewis – Ridiculous Thoughts
You may note that “Dreams” by Irish Women In Harmony and “Zombie” by Kodaline+Noel+Orchestra were already known and released a few time ago and could be considered in fact as the real 1st singles of the album!
Two more things to notice, the album includes an unreleased Cranberries recording “Chocolate Brown” live for 2FM, and singer Lyra (who performed “Zombie” on “The Late Late Show” as tribute to Dolores last January) is not featured on the album.
CD and limited edition yellow vinyl are available to pre-order today (more or less €9.99 and €19.99). See your local shops for more details.
A rare and unique “Stars” test pressing signed by the remaining band members plus Dolores’ mother (!?) will be auctioned tomorrow for the White Label Auction in aid of The BRiT Trust.
Auction page here (lot #115)
UPDATE – MAY 5
Sold for £400 (+28% inc. VAT)
A new 3CD boxset to be released by Spectrum (the record label who already released Dreams The Collection) and titled “The Essential Cranberries” or “Essential Cranberries” or maybe just “Essentials” has been spotted on Amazon.co.uk, wowhd.co.uk and merchbar.com recently.
According to Amazon, it is to be released on 30 April 2021 and according to other websites it is to be released on 7 May 2021. There is no tracklist information for now and artwork might be very uncertain as already seen before (for example on 606Musix).
Even though the 30th of April is the exact release date of the album “To The Faithful Departed”, this boxset has probably nothing to do with a 25th Anniversary Edition!
Special thanks to Dan for the links.
UPDATE – MAY 10
Nothing was released on May 7th.
Could be the usual mistake due to the American style of writing dates, which could mean to be released on July 5th!
To be continued…
UPDATE – JULY 20
This was never released in the end!
Don’t pay attention to the “OUT OF STOCK” mention on merchbar.com, it was never in stock!
The “Zombie” Music Video has hit another 100 Million views exactly a year after getting 1 billion views on YouTube. 100 Million views a year looks like its cruising speed!
iTunes made the song available for 69 cents. As a result, it got back on Billboard charts, not just arriving at its peak position on the hot alternative songs charts (#13) on 9 April 2021,
Thanks to Seamus and Benjamin Alexander for the info and screenshots!