October 6, 2015 | Comments Off on The Ultimate Live Collection boxset delayed until the end of October at the latest | by Axl | The Cranberries
If you ordered more than 2 months ago now The Ultimate Live Collection boxset and still haven’t received it, do not panic it is normal. It seems nobody received it yet. No your package is not lost, it is not even shipped!
These past days we’ve had quite a few messages and emails from fans worried as they had not received their item. They also were complaining about the lack of communication of Concert Live and were wondering if any other people were in the same case.
So yesterday our webmaster decided to ask Concert Live directly, here below is the reply:
We are just waiting on one more title to be produced as soon as we receive it we will be packaging up the box sets and dispatching them, by the end of this month at the latest, hopefully sooner. I apologise for the delay and lack of communication.
The Cranberries members Noel Hogan and Fergal Lawler donating a record of theirs at the Fab Lab Limerick today for ‘The 061’, an opportunity for artistic and cultural practitioners throughout Limerick to showcase their events and projects under one banner this September. This Canadian Gold Award is presented to Fergal (it looks like it is written Feargal on the picture) and is to commemorate the sale of more than 50,000 copies of the album No Need To Argue. According to the website Music Canada the album was certified Gold on October 27, 1994. After that NNTA was certified 4X platinum in Canada (4X 100,000).
Hope we can get more details soon about the exact reason of this donation but this might be for the charity auction in aid of Corbett Suicide Prevention. The auction will take place on October 1st at the Fab Lab, 7 Rutland Street in Limerick at 8:00PM.
Nothing really new if you already bought the CD’s from their website or at the end of The Cranberries shows back in the days. Only a different packaging in a hinged box and a quite interesting price of £30 (+shipping) which represents the price of one and a half show at the time. Fair !
If you’d like to order one make it very fast as it is part of a 30 HOURS SALE THAT ENDS (or supposed to end) TONIGHT AT 9PM BST. Collector !
Note the wrong information on that banner published on their website, there is absolutely no unreleased recordings here, only 3 new re-releases (Madrid, Lyon, Berlin) !
She has the voice of a saint stuck in a glass harp while being pelted with ice cubes by vicious clangers.
Their shyness is not only painful, but infectious too.
(…) it’s even more embarassing to watch because they’re so shamingly perfect!
These are the most beautiful high notes you’ll ever get to hear outside of La Scala
Those words belong to Sally Margaret Joy and were published in the Melody Maker on July 13th 1991. She went to see The Cranberries live in concert in a pub called The Old Trout in Windsor (UK) on June 29th 1991 and her concert review is one of the earliest if not the earliest review known to this day.
It may be very possible to find a few earlier articles/reviews inside rare local newspapers or fanzines (and if you know or have one please let us know) but her article might definitely be one of the very first if not the very first about The Cranberries published in a mainstream musical media.
And not bad for a first!
You can read or re-read the complete review by clicking on this link.
The Old Trout is now called Fort & Firkin
Sources: Melody Maker, Dolores picture by Pete Grant
Yesterday and totally out of the blue appeared on the internet a brand new 27 minutes audio interview of The Cranberries minus Dolores. The weekly podcast is called “Coffee with a sign painter” and usually takes place in Starr Studios in Texas but this time it was recorded in Limerick Ireland. The exact recording date is not yet known but it sure is quite recent, “a few days ago” according to Noel Hogan’s Tumblr account. Host Sean Starr talks with Noel, Mike and Fergal about The Cranberries, the influence of Morrissey and The Smiths, the music industry, Limerick, family, life in the 80’s, not jamming together for fun on their time off, Sign Painting and the upcoming screening of the film Sign Painters at the Elemental Arts Festival in Limerick this coming September.
But the most important thing for any fans concerns the future plans/music of the band and it comes from Noel around minute 23:
I think if we decided we were gonna do it like we did a few years ago around 2009, when we went back again you know, when we get back into it, it suddenly consumes everything again. You’re doing it, you’re away all the time and you are writing and you’re in the studio and we completely focus on that then when we get back into it.
So if it’s something we do again, and I’m sure we probably will, we’ll lead it at a time when we can all focus on that and not have kind of other things going on at the same time, because as I say, it’s such a big thing when we take off that you have to kind of commit 3 years of your life really to the thing. Cause sometimes you kinda tour short, you don’t go to one territory and next you get these fans that are seriously pissed off with you so you kinda have to keep everybody happy, that’s why it takes so long then.
So, will there be new music of The Cranberries? Will there be concerts again? No one can really tell for now but at least it doesn’t look impossible and that’s pretty good news!
Also posted on the Instagram account of starrstudiostx a selfie with the band made at the show by a kid named Seth Collins. Fun!
June 26, 2015 | Comments Off on “Linger” – Framed and numbered “Soundwave Poster” | by Axl | The Cranberries
Remember Concert Live?
Those who recorded a few concerts of The Cranberries in 2010 and 2012 and sold the CD’s at the end of the show directly at the venue. Today they are releasing a limited edition soundwave poster of the legendary track “Linger” framed and numbered 1-25
Any of you hear about a soundwave poster before? Probably not… Well it simply represents a graphic sound wave such as the ones you can find in any audio or video software on your computer. No music in there, only visual and this one is based upon the “Concert Live” artwork, the one from 2012 with the roses… and that’s pretty much it!
Click here (link no longer available) if you’d like to buy one, price £35
Make it fast, 25 is a very limited edition!
Soundwave poster – Linger
And for those who still don’t have the “Concert Live” official live albums you can buy some of them (both 2010 and 2012) these days for a special price of £3.
According to Fanberries on Facebook who was following “The Bachelorette” TV show live, The Cranberries minus Mike and Fergal played “Linger” with a string quartet at Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin while 2 candidates were dancing together.
It was an acoustic performance.
The TV show didn’t play the whole song (only 2 minutes) and there were dialogues on it at times. Anyway, still according to Fanberries, it is worthwhile.
Dolores and the string quartet behind – “The Bachelorette” (image: abc)
This post will be updated as soon as appear links to watch a replay.
For now you can watch a 2 min video captured by David Elieser Alvarez and shared on Fanberries Facebook. It looks like David filmed his TV screen with a cell phone. Thanks to him.
David Elieser Alvarez nos envía este video de 'The Bachelorette' que grabó con su celular. ¡Gracias! 😀 #TheCranberries #DoloresORiordan #NoelHogan
2min captured with a cell phone – Fanberries/David Elieser Alvarez
A little longer video (3 min) was recorded by The Cranberries Brasil and shared on their Facebook. Thanks to them as well.
Agora a noite, foi ao ar a participação que Dolores e Noel fizeram para o programa americano The Bachelorette.Os membros da banda interpretaram Linger.Fizemos a gravação, a imagem não é das melhores mas o áudio está muito bom!Um vídeo com melhor qualidade será postado em breve.#TheCranberries #TheBachelorette
Andrew Kimmel producer of “The Bachelorette” published on Instagram today a photo of Dolores with him and the words “Honored to have this legend perform on tonight’s The Bachelorette! Dolores O’Riordan of The Cranberries #bachelornation“
Dolores and Andrew Kimmel (producer of “The Bachelorette”)
Also today, the full Cranberries appearance is now available on YouTube.
HQ video, 720p, 3:15
Thanks to Pep Vila.
Full Cranberries appearance – 720p – 3:15
UPDATE – JUNE 23 – 3:00 PM (UTC)
Chris Harrison, abc TV Show host, published a 15 sec video on Instagram. Obviously he was one of the few people allowed inside the cathedral during the recording.
Just a stunning experience to be allowed in Christ Church Cathedral and listen to The Cranberries. #TheBachelorette #Dublin
His short video is very interesting because it is an audience recording and direct sound inside the cathedral can be heard and it sounds… beautiful… with all the depth and space of such a place.
The website wetpaint.com just published new spoilers of the next episode to air of “The Bachelorette” U.S. TV Show. By the way, is there anything not spoiled in this show, just saying!
Anyway, among many things feature 2 photos of The Cranberries playing in the church:
The Cranberries, Jared and Kaitlyn Bristowe – ABC/Clodagh Kilcoyne
As previously mentioned in our article, media recently revealed that The Cranberries would appear on a US TV show “Bachelorette” 2015.
Date of broadcast was unknown until then, though Inquisitr.com reported yesterday that the dates’ trip to Ireland including a private Cranberries concerts would be part of Week 6 episode of the season, airing on Monday 22nd at 8:00pm on ABC.
For those who do not live in the US, we will try to find a link for fans to watch it wherever they are in the world.
June 3, 2015 | Comments Off on No Need To Argue 180g vinyl – PICTURES | by Axl | The Cranberries
Here comes a few HQ pictures of the album No Need To Argue reissued on 180g vinyl and ordered on the Runtshop website. The delivery was fast and the package was very well protected. Those guys know how to ship a LP. The vinyl really is thick even if it’s hard to see on photos.
The overall quality is great, buy with confidence.
Click on pics to see larger views.
Dolores was spotted today at Treyvaud’s restaurant in Killarney, Ireland.
Is this a coincidence?
BWWTV was mentioning yesterday that the Bachlorette dates would attend a private Cranberries concert and then move on to Killarney.
Looks very much like the private concert took place/is taking place these days.
As a matter of fact, the restaurant owner first posted a simple message on Facebook
The stunning Dolores O’Riordan just popped in for dinner!! She’s so nice!!
Sort of breaking news today as several articles in the medias mention The Cranberries playing a private concert in the new season of the TV show “The Bachelorette” USA version. Season 11 premieres next May 18th on ABC.
Travelling across the Atlantic to Ireland, the dates are filled with explosive revelations and drama, as the group journeys to Dublin and a stop at the magnificent Christ Church Cathedral. The Bachelorette and one lucky man are treated to a private concert by the popular rock group The Cranberries. Then their Irish excursion moves on to Killarney with a romantic trip to the Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone.
It looks like all the episodes are now recorded so if true The Cranberries reformed at least for one day. Hope we can have more details soon as it would be the first show of the band in about 2 years and a half.
This is not the first time The Cranberries or Dolores solo appear on TV/Movies (Charmed, Click…) and it is always nice to see them in projects like this.
The Bachelorette private concert OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED BY THE CRANBERRIES on Facebook. The band simply posted the link of the article published on broadwayworld.com with no more explanation but that’s enough to confirm the information!
Title says it all… Good news for collectors and people who still don’t have “No Need To Argue” on vinyl, the masterpiece album will be reissued on Plain Label on July 17, 2015 and can be pre-ordered online right now for $23.78 on runtshop.com
The news directly came from Runt on Facebook last April 9th:
For now The Cranberries or their management made no official statement, so it is too soon to know if the LP will be available anywhere else but according to the Runtshop pre-order page the offer doesn’t look exclusive nor limited edition.
According to the article entitled “Cranberries’ songwriters sign with Warner/Chappell Music” published on musicweek.com, Dolores and Noel signed a publishing partnership with Warner/Chappell Music UK covering their share of the band’s body of work 1993-2004 from “Everyboby Else Is Doing It So Why Can’t We?” to “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”.
Richard Manners, Managing director of Warner Chappell UK says:
I am delighted Warner/Chappell will provide a home for the works of Dolores and Noel, and I am especially happy to be reunited with their amazing music having signed the band’s original publishing deal at the start of their career. This is a distinctive catalogue, melodically and lyrically, and their huge international success has given it a truly global reach. They continue to be popular and highly respected musicians today, and we look forward to working with them and their management team to create new opportunities for their outstanding compositions and build on their already impressive career.
This is pretty good news which proves that Dolores and Noel still can agree about The Cranberries. Up to now, nobody has heard again of the court action launched by Dolores against Noel a year and a half ago so it looks like things are getting better between them.
Also, let’s emphasize that in this article, P.J. O’Riordan (Dolores’ brother) is mentioned as Dolores’ manager.
March 17, 2015 | Comments Off on “Zombie” #10 most streamed tracks by Irish artists of all time | by Jury | The Cranberries
The popular streaming platform Spotify has shared its list of the top 20 most streamed tracks by Irish artists of alltime to mark the St Patrick’s Day celebrations.
“Zombie” is #10
“Take Me To Church” by Hozier tops the chart while The Script are in second place with their song “Hall of Fame”. U2 have five tracks in the list, and Sinead O’Connor’s song “Nothing Compares 2 U” is #20.
No, Guinness is not what British people love the most in Ireland, Irish accent is!
Guinness “only” is number 2.
The Cranberries are number 36 which 25 years after their debut is not that bad. By comparison U2 is #16, Sinead O’Connor #17 (both recently released an album) Thin Lizzy #22 and The Pogues #10 amongst many other ultimate Irish legends.
December 9, 2014 | Comments Off on The Cranberries still making profit in 2014 | by Axl | The Cranberries
Like every end of year new figures and balance sheets in the music business appear in the medias. Today the independent.ie published some of them about The Cranberries in an article entitled “No squeeze as Cranberries enjoy profit of €333,000“. No need to say the amounts given in this kind of articles are never clearly sourced and have to be taken very carefully.
December 3, 2014 | Comments Off on Universal Music Mexico releases a new version of STARS: The Best of 1992-2002 | by Axl | The Cranberries
Out of the blue, Universal Music Mexico released last month a brand new CD version of the best of STARS named “The One & Only CD” and locally available at Mixup music store for $70.00 MXN. Tracklist remains unchanged, exact same order, only the artworks of booklet and cd are changing. Have a look below:
The One & Only CD – booklet and tray
The One & Only CD – compact disc
Thanks to Cranberries MEXICO and Miguel Hernández for the info.
December 1, 2014 | Comments Off on Your chance to live in a piece of Irish Rock History | by Axl | The Cranberries
Almost 2 years ago the Legendary Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin had issued an appeal to musicians who have worked there to collect their master tapes or else they’ll be destroyed. Among them The Cranberries. Most of fans know this is the studio where the band recorded some of their best albums including the debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?
Until today nobody knows if members of The Cranberries rescued their master tapes or not. Let’s hope yes as these recordings really are MASTERPIECE.
If you are a long time Cranberries fan you know The Hand FOR SURE. He is possibly the best cartoonist who has ever drawn The Cranberries. These last couple of days he published on Facebook 3 new drawings of Dolores and the band. Everyone may recognize different periods in time:
This first drawing clearly is inspired by Dolores’ last look on “The Voice of Ireland” TV show, a very 1993 look with hair partially shaved and rings on the ears. This one was published today, August 13th.
This second drawing seems to be a mix between past and present. Dolores still has the recent look of “The Voice of Ireland” while her pose reminds of us of an old picture of her. Published on August 9th.
This one belongs to the old times with the whole band and the legendary sofa. Published on August 4th.
Just for fun, let’s pay attention to this fourth drawing which does NOT represent any band members as it is just two “hipster” runners according to The Hand, but the look of these guys is very close to that of Noel Hogan these days, don’t you think so? Published on August 6th.
The Hand is still a very talented five star artist.
Fanberries just added 2 great rare pictures on Facebook, thanks to him for these 2 gems!
First one was taken in Cork Ireland at Sir Henry’s on June 1, 1991 and originally appeared online on Dailyedge.ie’s website inside an article about the legendary venue and some of its memorabilia. It is unclear whether this show is one of the last under the name The Cranberry Saw Us or one of the first (maybe the first) under the name The Cranberry’s.
Dolores and Fergal at Sir Henry’s – June 1, 1991
The second picture is quite recent in comparison. This is not really a picture as it is usually understood but one from the official guestbook of the concert’s venue (Auditorio Nacional) signed by Dolores on September 2, 2007 in Ciudad de México (Mexico City).
Official guestbook – Ciudad de México – Sept.2, 2007
We don’t see that kind of information too often as generally it is not supposed to be public. For example another guestbook we have here on CW comes from the very last show (to this day) of The Cranberries and is signed by all 4 band members.
As some of you may have noticed, last week the most important international and unofficial website from the late 90’s and 2000’s about The Cranberries went definitely offline.
As announced in May by its webmaster Alex Kraus, the website was supposed to go offline early june but for some reason had an extended time until mid-July. Even if the site officially closed in the fall of 2007 it stayed online until last week, enabling fans to keep on checking old pages. Let’s thus hope everyone had enough time to save those precious pages for personal archive or later use.
Anyway now it is gone, so… rest in peace ZG and thank you Alex for all those great years.
Now it’s part of History in The Cranberries world.
In an interview on RTÉ 2fm on April 18th, Dolores O’ Riordan told Nicky Byrne that she is to collaborate with Andy Rourke (The Smiths, Morrissey).
“I have written a bunch of new stuff“, told Dolores.
She also told Byrne that she’ll go to Los Angeles to meet some casting agents as she is interested to get some cameos or small roles there. For O’Riordan, her experience on The Voice was to see if she liked doing some TV. And she did.
Dolores also indicated there is no plan for a Cranberries reunion right now. “You know I just did a reunion tour a couple years ago, and then I did another album, Roses. It just started to be predictable again. It’s nice to move on, different shores, different expriences…“
Dolores and ex-Westlife member Byrne also remembered about their duet in 2001 at the Vatican Christmas Concert with “Little Drummer Boy”.
You can listen to the interview on our interview section on CW.
Dolores interview starts around 1:36:00 (podcast no longer available)
March 15, 2014 | Comments Off on “Zombie” is back on the US iTunes charts | by Jury | The Cranberries
The biggest Cranberries hit, “Zombie”, is back on the iTunes charts… thanks to the US version of the popular talent show “The Voice”.
On the March 3 episode of “The Voice”, one of the contestants, Clarissa Serna, performed “Zombie” during the Blind Auditions.
According to the article entitled “The Voice recap: Clarissa Serna wows with Zombie performance” published by HollywoodLife.com, she “prompted an elusive four-chair turn with her haunting, original take on The Cranberries’ Zombie. Clarissa definitely made a bold song choice — and her risk paid off! Adam [Levine] said her deliciously ’90s performance made him nostalgic and it appeared he wasn’t the only one. Each one of the judges wanted Clarissa on their team, but she ultimately decided to go with her “Latina soul sister” Shakira“.
As a result, Clarissa Serna’s performance put “Zombie” back on the iTunes charts, with the peak of #33 according to our reader Ben. (Huge thanks to Ben for the heads up!) An article entitled “The Voice’s Clarissa Serna drives iTunes sales for Zombie” published on Headlineplanet.com is talking about that:
It’s impossible to watch Clarissa’s performance at “The Voice” as all videos uploaded on the internet are immediately removed for copyright reasons but you can listen to her studio version below:
The article is interesting but quite technical as the journalist Gordon Deegan gives fairly precise figures earned by the band’s Curtain Call Ltd in 2012, a year boosted by the album “Roses”. All four members have a 25% shareholding in Curtain Call Ltd.
Even if the revenues are not in million(s) anymore probably due to the crisis in the music industry these last years (but which artist is not impacted!) this is still a good news.