The Cranberries in studio for the new album’s mastering

September 7, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries posted a small video on Instagram today to announce they were currently mastering the new Cranberries album, that is to be released in 2019, in Metropolis Studios, London.
More info about this upcoming album can be found on this link.

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Today we master the new Cranberries album.

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One may imagine we should get some more glimpse of their studio work in the upcoming days.

Stay tuned!

RTÉ apologizes regarding the ‘Joe Jackson tapes revisited’

September 7, 2018  |  26 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, September 6th, RTÉ published an apology regarding the ‘Joe Jackson tapes revisited’ show which aired last week on Radio 1.
As pointed earlier by our team and other fans, the broadcast appeared to feature a ten minutes interview of Sinead Lohan from 1998 that was incorretly attributed to Dolores O’Riordan. Moreover, “there was a clear inference that the members of The Cranberries band had used drugs”.
A correction and apologies from RTÉ were thus in order.

Press statement issued by the O’Riordan family

September 7, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Press statement issued by the O’Riordan family and published at 5:16 AM (Irish time) today on The Cranberries Facebook:

Band announcement on this special day

September 6, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

The Cranberries just published the below note:

On January 15th 2018 we lost our dear friend and band mate Dolores O’Riordan. Today we continue
to struggle to come to terms with what happened.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dolores’ children and her family and our thoughts are with
them today.

Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people ’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We ’d like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this very difficult time.

We request, please, for our privacy to be respected at this time.

Pre-order: 5 versions for EEIDI “25th Anniversary Edition”

August 30, 2018  |  6 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Today The Cranberries published an official link to preorder the “25th Anniversary Edition”. Five different versions are available including an unexpected limited clear vinyl:

Tracklist for the Quadruple CD Album:

DISC ONE

Original album remastered
1 I Still Do
2 Dreams
3 Sunday
4 Pretty
5 Waltzing Back
6 Not Sorry
7 Linger
8 Wanted
9 Still Can’t . . .
10 I Will Always
11 How
12 Put Me Down

DISC TWO

Album out-takes
1  A Íosa**
2 What You Were (1991 demo)*
3 Linger (Dave Bascombe mix)*
4 How (Alternate version)*
Single B-sides
5. Liar
6. What You Were
7. Reason
8. How (Radical mix)
9. Them
10. Pretty (Prêt-à-Porter movie remix)
Debut EP (Xeric Records, 1991)
11 Uncertain
12 Nothing Left At All
13 Pathetic Senses
14 Them
Early cassette demos (1990-1991)
15 Dreams (Non-mixed mix)*
16 Sunday*
17 Linger*
18 Chrome Paint**
19 Fast One**
20 Shine Down**
21 Dreams (Pop mix)*

DISC THREE

Live at Cork Rock (June 1, 1991)
1 Put Me Down*
2 Dreams*
3 Uncertain*
Live at Féile, Tipperary (July 31, 1994)
4 Pretty*
5 Wanted*
6 Daffodil Lament*
7 Linger*
8 I Can’t Be With You*
9 How*
10 Ode to My Family*
11 Not Sorry*
12 Waltzing Back*
13 Dreams*
14 Ridiculous Thoughts*
15 Zombie*
16 (They Long to Be) Close to You*

DISC FOUR

Dave Fanning, RTE radio session, 1991
1 Dreams*
2 Uncertain*
3 Reason*
4 Put Me Down*
John Peel, BBC Radio 1 session, 1992
5 Waltzing Back*
6 Linger*
7 Wanted*
8 I Will Always*
Dave Fanning, RTE radio session 1993
9 The Icicle Melts**
10 Wanted*
11 Like You Used To**
12 False**

*previously unreleased version
**previously unreleased and track never released on an official Cranberries release

Teaser and artwork for the EEIDI “25th Anniversary Edition”

August 30, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries just changed their cover on socials and website with a new artwork dedicated to the “25th Anniversary Edition” to be released on 19 October 2018.

they also published a short video teaser:

Out 19th October

Out 19th October – https://TheCranberries.lnk.to/EEIDISWCW

Gepostet von The Cranberries am Donnerstag, 30. August 2018

“The Joe Jackson Tapes Revisited” featuring Dolores on radio tonight

August 30, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

“The Joe Jackson Tapes Revisited” – Dolores O’Riordan episode tonight at 10:00 (GMT+0) on Irish radio RTÉ Radio 1

Short promo:

EEIDI 25th Anniversary boxset: tracklist details confirmed

August 29, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Amazon.co.uk is currently updating their pages with some more details that pretty much come as a confirmation of our tracklist guess:

Indeed, disc 2 will be featuring:
– probably already known b-sides versions released on the Complete Sessions 1991-1993 (tracks 5-10)
– Uncertain EP (tracks 11-14)
– Dreams unmixed demo (track 15)
– Dreams pop mixed demo (track 21)
– “early demos” that seem to be those featured on the Water Circle tape (16-20) though Shine Down wasn’t on the tape, which means these could be unknown demos!

Unfortunately, no info yet as per this Íosa version which is featured on the “studio/demo” CD so fingers crossed this hopefully shouldn’t be one of the known live versions.

As for disc 3, it looks that it will indeed feature the live recording of the band’s July 31st 1994 performance at Féile festival.

Although disc 4 no longer appears on the page, it’s pretty clear to us it will feature the following radio shows : 1991 Dave Fanning Show (1-4), 1992 John Peel Show (5-8), 1993 Dave Fanning Show (9-12)

EEIDI “25th Anniversary Edition”: final details revealed and pre-order opened

August 29, 2018  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

This it it! Amazon UK just updated their page and opened pre-order for the Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th anniversary edition boxset.

The album will be released on October 19th 2018 and seems to be featuring a large booklet along with some never seen before printed photos of the band:

Click here to preorder on Amazon UK. Other Amazon countries should appear pretty soon.

As a reminder the tracklist has already been revealed a few days ago, click here to know more about the audio content of the boxset.


Additionally, HMV confirms there will be a 2-CD edition with only the content of Disc 1 & 2.
One may note that the remastered album will be released on CD and LP as well (1-disc only for both):

It seems unlikely a vinyl boxset will see the light of day but we never know…

BREAKING: EEIDI “25th Anniversary Edition” album tracklist revealed (UPDATED)

August 26, 2018  |  16 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

A new boxset featuring 4 CDs appeared these last days on Amazon (Italy, France and UK), it’s non available for sale nor pre-order yet and will be released by Universal/Island. The price is £40.75 that is to say, more or less €45 and $53.

No doubt this is the first preview we’ve got of the Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition that is to be released in September.

The tracklist appears as follows:

DISC 1

  1. I Still Do
  2. Dreams
  3. Sunday
  4. Pretty
  5. Waltzing Back
  6. Not Sorry
  7. Linger
  8. Wanted
  9. Still Can’t…
  10. I Will Always
  11. How
  12. Put Me Down

DISC 2

  1. Íosa
  2. What You Were
  3. Linger
  4. How
  5. Liar
  6. What You Were
  7. Reason
  8. How
  9. Them
  10. Pretty
  11. Uncertain
  12. Nothing Left At All
  13. Pathetic Senses
  14. Them (Xeric)
  15. Dreams
  16. Sunday
  17. Linger
  18. Chrome Paint
  19. Fast One
  20. Shine Down
  21. Dreams

DISC 3

  1. Put Me Down
  2. Dreams
  3. Uncertain
  4. Pretty
  5. Wanted
  6. Daffodil Lament
  7. Linger
  8. I Can’t Be With You
  9. How
  10. Ode To My Family
  11. Not Sorry
  12. Waltzing Back
  13. Dreams
  14. Ridiculous Thoughts
  15. Zombie
  16. (They Long To Be) Close To You

DISC 4

  1. Dreams
  2. Uncertain
  3. Reason
  4. Put Me Down
  5. Waltzing Back
  6. Linger
  7. Wanted
  8. I Will Always
  9. The Icicle Melts
  10. Wanted
  11. Like You Used To
  12. False

From what we see, we can imagine that:
Disc 1 is the remastered version of the album
Disc 2 features demo/studio versions of the songs (1-10?), as well as the Uncertain album (11-14?) & the Water Circle tape (16-19?), and the two never heard before demo versions of Dreams that Noel Hogan recently found on a tape (“very first demo” of Dreams that isn’t mixed as Noel took the cassette home before any mixing was done, and a “pop mix” featuring a different intro and outro)
Disc 3 could be a live concert (or live tracks) from the 93/94 era that very likely looks like the July 31st 1994 concert at Feile Tipperary Festival from tracks 4-16 though from what we know, the performance was starting with Sunday instead of Put Me Down/Dreams/Uncertain…
Disc 4 looks like radio sessions tracks starting with the 1991 Dave Fanning Show (1-4), the 1992 John Peel Show (5-8), and the 1993 Dave Fanning Show (9-12)

Thanks to Stephane for the finding and to Edward for his analysis of Disc 3!


UPDATE – AUGUST 28

– It seems a 2 CD version will be available as well as Amazon.es and Amazon.fr both listed a Barclay release with Disc 1 and Disc 2 content only.
Will there be more versions?

– Concerning disc 3, some of our readers are saying the first 3 tracks (just before the Féile 94 show) could be from Cork Rocks 1991. Until now, only “Uncertain” and “Dreams” have surfaced taken from the Dave Fanning Show. Definitely a high probability!!

– On Amazon UK the price decreased, it’s now £34.48

‘Just our imagination’ – article on Dolores mural in Limerick

August 24, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

‘Just our imagination’, an interesting article on Dolores mural in Limerick posted today on arestlessart.com
Remember, it’s one of the tributes reviewed here last week.

Thanks to Eoin Devereux for the link.

Bridget Lambert’s mural of Dolores O’Riordan with school children in Caherconlish (Limerick)

Tributes to Dolores continue

August 18, 2018  |  No Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

More than 7 months after the passing of Dolores, tributes all over the world continue. We can’t review them all as they are too many, however let’s note 3 interesting ones which just happened these last few days:

The first tribute is currently hanging proudly at Connolly’s Cross, Co.Limerick. It was made by the art school ‘Class Art Studio’ from Ballyadam, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick. Over 30 children worked on different parts of the mural, each painting an individual butterfly inspired by The Cranberries song “Just My Imagination”.
More photos on the Class Art Studio’s Facebook.

Second tribute to notice concerns a band called ‘whenyoung’ who covered “Dreams” to pay their respect to a band who inspired them. The band members grew up in Limerick too…
The song is now available on Spotify and you can watch below the video posted on Vevo/YouTube:

The 3rd interesting tribute just happened a few hours ago on the Irish TV channel RTÉ One where the national school choir from Moyross, The Corpus Christi School Choir, performed “Dreams” in a show called ‘Up For The Match’ ahead of this Sunday’s All Ireland Final.
The performance was just posted on YouTube:

Nice tribute to Dolores at ATN festival in Ireland

August 5, 2018  |  7 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Nice tribute to Dolores O' Riordan at All Together Now festival in Waterford, Ireland. Thanks to Hot Press Magazine for the pic!https://twitter.com/hotpress/status/1025821816949039111

Gepostet von Cranberries World am Sonntag, 5. August 2018

“Something Else” reissued on green vinyl: first images (UPDATED)

August 1, 2018  |  4 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

As you may remember the album “Something Else” will be reissued on green vinyl in 2 days (August 3rd) and today the first images of the sealed front cover with its sticker appeared on the internet on Instagram here and here. No image of the green vinyl itself for now but it should appear pretty soon. You can still pre-order the album now as this limited edition colored vinyl is not yet sold out. It’s available almost everywhere, for example on Amazon.com


UPDATE – AUGUST 2

Pretty soon indeed! Here comes the first photo of the green vinyl. Thanks to Instagram user patric_sea and to Isaac for the link.

“No Need To Argue” blue vinyl: first images

July 17, 2018  |  Comments Off on “No Need To Argue” blue vinyl: first images  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

The first images of the limited edition “No Need To Argue” blue vinyl just appeared on the internet (on eBay). This is a new color made by Runt and now in stock and available on their website for $29.98
Not to be confused with the Clear & Blue version already released a few months ago.

It seems that this version replaces the Pink & Orange one supposed to be released on May 4, 2018 and which never saw the light. Indeed the old Pink & Orange page now displays this Blue vinyl.

“I Heart The Cranberries” – review, photos and videos

July 10, 2018  |  Comments Off on “I Heart The Cranberries” – review, photos and videos  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Back from Limerick where some members of the Cranberries World team were privileged and moved to be part of the “I Heart The Cranberries” concert at Dolans where Limerick city paid tribute to Dolores O’Riordan on July 5, 2018.

Dolans pub

Ros I Measc Lusanna An Chromchinn

As you may know, the event was organized by Limerick musician Emma Langford, who decided in January, a few days after sharing the stage with Noel Hogan at a charity event for a suicide and self-harm prevention center, that Limerick needed to honour Dolores memory: “after her tragic and untimely death I – among many, no doubt – wanted to make sure a tribute happened here in Dolores’ home town, and it had to be done right”.

All profits from the event went to Adapt House, a domestic violence support service, as well as Limerick Mental Health which was recommended to Emma by Noel Hogan himself as this is a cause he emphasized Dolores would care deeply about.

As announced in a statement from The Cranberries on March 9th, none of the band members were attending the concert at Dolans although they explained they were “touched and honored” that this tribute to the band and their music was taking place:

However, some of the band’s acquaintances attended, as pointed out by Hot Press who noticed that Niall Quinn, original member of The Cranberry Saw Us, was there.

The evening started with an instrumental version of “Zombie” performed by the duo of violinists Maria Ryan & Lucia MacPartlin.
Emma Langford then presented the event before giving the floor to The Cranberries fanclubs, with a small word from our team and a speech by our friends from Cranberries Italia, who, let’s recall, raised over €2,000 for Limerick Learning Hub – again, a project recommended by Noel Hogan – in order to give back to Dolores’ hometown the kindness Dolores gave to her fan community.
Emma was later joined on stage by Hannah Nic Gearailt and Sara Ryan to launch the gig with their performance of “When You’re Gone”, setting an emotional tone for the evening to come…
Watch the video below:

SETLIST & PERFORMERS:

PART 1:
01. Zombie (instrumental) – Maria Ryan, Lucia MacPartlin
02. When You’re Gone – Hannah Nic Gearailt, Sara Ryan, Emma Langford
03. Twenty One – Synead Toomey, Kayleigh O’Brien Music
04. No Need to Argue – Tracy Bruen
05. Dreaming My Dreams – Louise O’Flanagan, Sarah Croker Music
06. Sunday – Claire Heffernan, Hannah O’Brien
07. Yeat’s Grave – NIMF
08. Put Me Down – Jenny McMahon (DeLorean Suite)
09. Linger – The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra

PART 2:
10. Pretty – MZKA (Jane Fraser)
11. Animal Instinct – Roisin El Cherif
12. Why? – Susie Q
13. Salvation – Siân Brown Music
14. Ode To My Family – Grainne Hunt Music
15. Daffodil Lament – “The Cranberrinis” Jean McGlynn, Norma Lowney, Jessica Bray, Jean Wallace
16. Dreams – Niamh Farrell (Ham Sandwich)
17. Zombie – all artists

House band:
Drums: Shane Wixted
Bass: Lesley-Ann Halvey
Guitar: Eoin Culhane
Guitar: The Danny Lanham Trio
Strings: Strung (Maria Ryan & Lucia MacPartlin)

As shown above, the event was divided in two parts, first one focusing on soft songs with an emphasis on acoustic renditions of the songs as opposed to the second part that saw full band performances of the band’s hits – apart from a barbershop quartet performance of “Daffodil Lament”. Duration, approximately 150 minutes (including the 15/20 minutes break between two parts).

Thumbs up to all the artists for the work done on their arrangements, especially as we remind everyone that they were all volunteering their time for this tribute.
Some songs stood out from the artists’ reappropriation of the original Cranberries songs, such as NIMF’s electronica and ambient version of “Yeat’s Grave” or Jane Fraser’s rendition of “Pretty” sampling bits of an interview given by Dolores, “I Just wanna be Dolores”.

NIMF – Yeat’s Grave

MZKA (Jane Fraser) – Pretty

People will also remember Ann Blake (from The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra) who introduced “Linger” by telling the crowd of her experience singing at Dolores O’Riordan wedding with Don Burton back in July 1994, as Dolores had invited students from her former school Laurel Hill Coláiste – among whom Ann was – to perform for her big day. She was lucky enough to witness Dolores perform “Panis Angelicus” on this occasion.

The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra – Linger

Like a proper Cranberries concert, the gig ended with a fantastic rendition of “Dreams” by the ‘1994 Dolores look-alike’ Niamh Farrell who was later joined on stage by all artists to perform a final, powerful and very emotional version of “Zombie” which the crowd sang along at the top of their lungs to remind, “loud and clear”, how Irish people and worldwide fans LOVE this band.
Watch the video below:

Some cool pictures of the event taken by photographer Dolf Patijn have already been published, click here to see the whole 102-photos album posted on the Facebook account of www.ilovelimerick.com.

Suzie Q – Why?

Roisin El Cherif – Animal Instinct

All artists on stage – Zombie

Major thanks to Emma, the Dolans Pub and the Limerick LGBT Pride for giving life to this event and celebrating the life and music of Dolores O’Riordan & The Cranberries, fans are very grateful for this beautiful – and indeed cathartic – experience.

Also, special thanks to all the fans from Italy, Spain, Sweden, France and Cork who joined us for our preshow fan gathering!
Our memories are her legacy, let’s keep her alive, all together ❤

Tribute concert at Dolans in Limerick: 3 days to go

July 2, 2018  |  Comments Off on Tribute concert at Dolans in Limerick: 3 days to go  |  by Webmaster  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

We’re a couple of days away from the “I Heart The Cranberries” tribute concert that will take place at Dolans in Limerick on July 5th, so for those who will be attending and those who can’t be there, here’s a small recap:

The Cranberries Italia and Cranberries World teams will be meeting at Dolans’ pub at 6pm and invite fans to join us for a preshow fan gathering in order to share our love and memories.
Here’s a link to the Facebook event of the fan gathering.
Feel free to join for a drink at the last minute if you like, we’ll meet inside the pub between 6 to 9pm, it should be easy to find us all – follow the Cranberries flag!

The sold out tribute concert is then set to take place between 9pm to 11pm at Dolans Warehouse – doors opening at 8pm. The Warehouse is a 380 capacity venue located inside the pub, so you have to enter into the pub to access the venue.

More than 20 artists are expected to perform on that night, as seen on the below artwork:

Please note that The Cranberries will not appear and are not in a position to partake in any projects as written in their 20 June 2018 statement.

If everything goes well, The Limerick Lady is hoping that Dolans will allow people to stay for a singsong after the show.

For those who are still looking for tickets, here’s the Tickets buy & sell page where you might find some at the last minute. Make it fast!

The concert should be streamed live via The Limerick Lady Facebook page, the Dolans Pub Instagram account as well as the Limerick LGBTQ Pride socials.

We’ll make sure to keep you updated so as to enable those who can’t attend to follow the event.

See you there!

DOLANS
3-4 Dock Road
Limerick, Ireland
Tel: 061 314483


EDIT

The Limerick Lady started to reveal on Facebook the name of the artists that will appear on stage on Thursday as well as the songs they will play that night.

Please stop reading here if you don’t want to get spoiled

SPOILER:

For now we know of 12 songs that are going to be played in no particular order:

“No Need to Argue” – Tracy Bruen
“When You’re Gone” – Emma Langford / Sara Ryan / Hannah Fitzgerald
“Salvation” – Siân Brown (aka Lambdancer) backed by the house band
“Ode To My Family” – Grainne Hunt
“Why?” – Susie Q
“Daffodil Lament” – Jean McGlynn / Norma Lowney / Jean Wallace / Jessica Bray
“Yeats’ Grave” – NIMF
“Twenty One” –  Synead Toomey / Kayleigh O’Brien
“Dreaming my Dreams” – Louise O’Flanagan / Sarah Croker with string duo Maria Ryan / Lucia McPartlin
“Sunday” – Hannah O’Brien / Claire Heffernan with string duo Maria Ryan / Lucia McPartlin
“Pretty” – Jane Fraser (sampling original audio of Dolores and combining it with live vocals and band)
“Animal Instinct” – Roisin El Cherif

More songs should be revealed in the coming hours…

Statement From The Cranberries (20 June 2018)

June 20, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Official statement published today on The Cranberries’ website and Facebook:

A $250,000 check presented to Dolores’ family for “Zombie” cover

June 20, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

As read on hotpress.com today, Dolores O’ Riordan’s children were honoured with quarter million dollar check from Bad Wolves yesterday on stage in New York City at Gramercy Theatre.

    Photo credit: Peter McGoran

The official presentation was shared live on video on their Facebook.
You may recognize from right to left Donny Jr, Taylor and Don. The check was also accepted on behalf of their sisters, Molly and Dakota.

We shared a special moment with Dolores O’Riordan’s family tonight in NYC.#ForDolores

Gepostet von Bad Wolves am Dienstag, 19. Juni 2018

 

A note from the CW Team: This article was shared for the purposes of information only and does not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, support, or approval from our team of works by cover artists, including this version.

A bench in memory of pupil Dolores O’ Riordan

June 7, 2018  |  2 Comments  |  by Axl  |  Dolores O'Riordan, The Cranberries

Two days ago the Catholic Voluntary Secondary School for girls Laurel Hill Coláiste FCJ based in Limerick published on Facebook a photo of a bench they unveiled last week as a tribute to their former pupil Dolores O’ Riordan.

Our Comhairle na nDaltaí unveiled a bench in memory of our past pupil Dolores O’Riordan last week. It is placed in our 6th year garden with lyrics of her music to provide inspiration for years to come. Míle buíochas for such a beautiful and fitting tribute.

The bench features three lines in Gaeilge and English: a quote from the song “Ordinary Day” along with Dolores O’ Riordan’s name written in Irish as the school is a school where Irish is the medium of instruction.

1971 DOLORES NI RIORDAIN 2018
ALWAYS BE YOURSELF ALONG THE WAY
LIVING THROUGH THE SPIRIT OF YOUR DREAMS

We do not know yet whether the bench is in a private space reserved for students or if it’s accessible to all who’d like to come and visit. A great tribute, for sure!

“Something Else” green vinyl to be released on August 3rd

June 7, 2018  |  Comments Off on “Something Else” green vinyl to be released on August 3rd  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

Yesterday, websites like elusivedisc.comindievinylden.commusictap.com and many more published information about a green colored vinyl 2 LP Set of The Cranberries album “Something Else”. The limited edition vinyl will be released by BMG on 3 August 2018 and you can already preorder it now. Price is more or less $29, depending on websites.
Also available on Amazon.com

As you may know, the first (standard) edition of “Something Else” on vinyl has been sold out for months.

Update on The Cranberries’ upcoming album recording

May 22, 2018  |  7 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

A month after The Cranberries have started recording their new album for which Dolores had already recorded vocals, it seems the band is currently putting the finishing touches and it should now be a matter of days before they’re done with this new record.

The recordings started on April 16th at Kore Studios, in London, where the band worked until May 4th.
Studio pics during this session interestingly show the use of a bass clarinet.

After a week break, the band came back one last time at Kore Studios on May 14th to add strings, and then moved on the following day to Stephen Street’s Bunker studio in the 13 studios complex in West London.

There, they were joined for a couple of days by Johanna Wiseley (Cranitch) who fans are familiar with as she’s been working with the band as backing singer/keyboard player on tour since 2012.

Johanna posted a picture on her Instagram account yesterday, stating that she had finished putting the backing vocals down, and confirmed on the occasion that this album should unsurprisingly be the Cranberries “final” album:

Although listening to this record will be very difficult for most of us, fans, we’re feeling very thankful to the band and their crew who are devoting themselves to giving life to Dolores’ last tracks, as they feel this is “what [She] would have wanted“.


All pictures below were posted on The Cranberries Instagram account and were taken at Kore Studios in London between April 18th and May 4th:

(click for larger view)

Strings on May 14th at Kore Studios:

All photos below were posted on The Cranberries Instagram account as well and were taken at The Bunker in London on May 15th & 16th:

One year ago today…

May 20, 2018  |  5 Comments  |  by Axl  |  The Cranberries

It’s now Sunday, May 20th in UK and Ireland, The Cranberries just posted on Instagram:
“One year ago today. Last song (Dreams) last show.”

    London, Palladium, 20 May 2017

“Dreams” front row video by Leigh Smith:

RARE AUDIO: Two Mile Inn, Limerick, 15 April 1993

May 11, 2018  |  1 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

Early years rarities, episode #2 from Alan’s collection!
Following the upload of his audio recording from 1991 concert at Limerick’s Parkway last February, here’s a second gem surfacing almost 25 years after it was recorded. Again, Alan recorded this one himself on his walkman back in 1993 at Two Mile Inn, Limerick.

Alan purposely chose not to stand at the front for this recording, as opposed to The Parkway, in order to try and get a better sound; he thus stood close to the FOH mixing desk. It remains an audience recording so the quality is pretty similar to the 1991 recording. The recording features the complete show, only a few seconds before the encore are missing as Alan had to flip the cassette, but there’s no song missing.

Tracklist:
01. Like You Used To
02. Pretty
03. Sunday
04. The Icicle Melts
05. Away
06. Linger
07. Reason
08. How
09. I Don’t Need
10. Put Me Down
11. I Will Always
12. Not Sorry
13. Waltzing Back
14. Dreams
15. Wanted
16. Zombie
17. Still Cant…
________________
18. Liar
19. False

Alan’s mastertape

What’s particularly striking on this recording is the never heard before early version of “Zombie”. Obviously this was one of the first time (maybe the very first time?) the song was played live in concert.
Dolores introduces the track simply mentioning it is “another new song, it’s called Zombie”.
The song does sound very similar to that we know, still it features some interesting differences:
“Zombie” is actually played quite fast, kinda like a 33rpm at the 45rpm speed.
Dolores sings alternative lyrics in the 2nd verse of the song “another mothers broken heart has hardly spoken”. Also, the line “with their tanks, and their guns, and their bombs” happens to be “with your tanks, and your guns, and your bombs” at that time.
One may note that Dolores doesn’t exactly sing as she does on the album version and the words “in your head” and the ultimate “Zombie” are for instance sung very softly compared to what we’re used to.

It’s funny to note that what will turn out to become The Cranberries biggest hit was barely applauded that night. Yet, the crowd, which as you can hear was very talkative on that night, does pause to pay attention during 3 to 4 particular songs, and “Zombie” is of them; definitely a good sign 😉

Thank you Alan, everyone can now listen to the earliest live version known to this day of the masterpiece “Zombie”. (The previous earliest version of the song was the Paris radio show “The Black Sessions” recorded on 3 May 1993).

The rest of the set also includes songs which were rarely played live after 1993 like “Away”, “I don’t Need”, “Reason” or “I will always”.
Most of the other classic songs played on that night sound very close to the album versions we’re all familiar with (as opposed to The Parkway show where songs rather sound very fresh and almost like demos than the final versions), which is not too surprising as The Cranberries first album was just a few weeks old at the time.
All in all, a great boot to listen to, enjoy it!!!

Everybody Else’s 25th anniversary album likely to be released mid September

May 2, 2018  |  4 Comments  |  by Webmaster  |  The Cranberries

As the May Bank Holiday weekend is getting closer, Todayfm published an audio interview of Noel Hogan last Monday, ahead of the talk he his to give with Stephen Street at VINYL festival in Dublin this Saturday.
Quite a moving interview, as this is the first time we hear one of the boys since Dolores’ passing.

Noel indeed chats to Muireann O’Connell, pleasantly coming back on the early days memories.

Asked about the 25th anniversary edition of “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?”, Noel says the album should now be released around mid September!

As for The Cranberries new album due for release in 2019, Noel says there are still 3 weeks of recording coming in London, where the band has been for 2 weeks already.
He explains the album will be a combination of some tracks he had started writing with Dolores last summer, with some others she had already written herself before.
The lads are thus turning these demos on laptop into proper Cranberries song as they feel these tracks can make a “strong enough album” and that this is “what Dolores would have wanted“.

Again, our team is sending them all our support as this must obviously not be easy.

It’s great to know they are surrounded by the “original team” from the early days to do this all together.

We love you guys!

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