Hi All, Dolores here. Feeling good! I did my first bit of gigging in months at the weekend, performed a few songs at the Billboard annual staff holiday party in New York with the house band. Really enjoyed it! Happy Christmas to all our fans!! Xo
The Cranberries among other artists filling the soundtrack of the new TV series “Derry Girls” on Channel 4 (UK) starting Thursday, January 4th.
Trailer below, “Dreams” inside:
“Derry Girls” – Trailer
In the series guess the next color, the album “No Need To Argue” will be reissued on GREEN VINYL on 16 February 2018 still by the same label, Plain Recordings.
As you all remember, the label already reissued the album 4 times (180 grams, cranberry, plum and turquoise) these last 2 years.
This new reissue will be limited to 660 units (666 would have been a bit more rock n’ roll)
You can preorder right now by clicking this link, price is $29.98 including shipping for USA. Worldwide shipping available for a few extra dollars.
Eminem released today a new album called “Revival” which includes a track called “In Your Head”. Yes it is about “Zombie”. Not really a cover but a (rap) song that samples Zombie’s chorus and guitar.
Usually we never talk about cover songs/bands but as Eminem is quite famous and as The Cranberries even shared the news on their socials, this one is an exception.
Well… to be honest we should make no exception and no difference between famous and anonymous people but that’s the way it is. At least the man allows The Cranberries to be recalled to a larger and different audience and that’s always a good thing.
Talking about the song well… no comment!
Have your own opinion for example on Spotify by clicking this link
“In Your Head” is track #17
Below the very first image of the “No Need To Argue” Turquoise vinyl reissue published on Instagram today by user electro1979
Not the best photo to clearly see it but more should appear pretty soon as first customers are receiving their order these days.
“No Need To Argue” – Turquoise vinyl reissue
UPDATE – NOVEMBER 21
2 more photos this time on eBay, sealed with sticker, front & back covers:
Sealed front cover with sticker
Sealed back cover
Another 2 rarely seen photos on socials.
First one, probably from a meet and greet in 2002, was published today on Instagram by user n.i.c.k_1979 with the hashtag #momentofalifetime
Second photo was published on November 26, 2012 on Johnny’s Kitchen Facebook. Johnny’s Kitchen is an Irish Pub located in Lyon, France. The Cranberries were playing in Lyon on November 20th so the photo was then published a few days after, when the band was not in the city anymore.
Delores from The Cranberries in for a cup of tea and a chat!
Note: English natives will definitely never know how to write Dolores correctly!
Sad news announced by the Limerick Leader today.
Myles Lawler, the father of Fergal, passed away at Milford Hospice following a brief illness.
He was a former employee of Irish Shell and BP Aviation at Shannon Airport.
He will repose at McMahon’s Funeral Home in Blackwater this Thursday evening between 6pm and 8pm. His remains will arrive at Parteen Church on Friday morning for Requiem Mass at 12 noon. Burial will take place immediately afterwards in Mount St. Lawrence (Extension) Cemetery Limerick.
Our sincere condolences to Fergal and his family.
Myles Lawler – Fergal’s Father
More details about the Chinese show “Xiaoshuo” with Gao Xiaosong. First the show is broadcast on the internet exclusively not on Chinese TV. This is an important detail, however it is followed by more than 2 million people.
As reported previously the team of the show went to Ireland and among many other things met Dolores and Noel in Limerick. We now have the exact date, September 3, 2017 and some behind the scenes photos.
Thanks to Alex Verveboy on Facebook group “Doors and windows – FANS – THE CRANBERRIES“.
Dolores, Gao Xiaosong and Noel
Recording “Xiaoshuo” – September 3, 2017
Source: weibo/Gao Xiaosong
An article entitled “Chinese tourists drawn to Ireland … by whiskey, hurling and The Cranberries” published today by sino.co.uk reveals that the host of “Youku TV show Morning Call” (晓说 ‘Xiao shuo’ in Chinese), Gao Xiaosong, went to Ireland last month and had the opportunity to meet Dolores and Noel in Limerick. The article includes a photo of the interview, so this is the most recent image of Dolores to this day.
Click here to watch the video. Dolores and Noel mostly appear in the last 4 minutes of the report. Unfortunately it is impossible to clearly hear what they say as the host speaks Chinese all the time. There’s also live footage of The Cranberries but nothing really new, images come from the show at Festi’neuch in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2016.
Thanks to Dolores O’Riordan Spain on Facebook for the link.
Noel and Dolores with Chinese TV host Gao Xiaosong
It seems that a large campaign started these days in China (well, at least on the “Morning Call” show) to promote Ireland as a must-see tourist destination. Last week The Irish Times already revealed most of the info in an article entitled “Pubs, hurling and the Cranberries used to lure Chinese here“.
Here’s two rarely seen photos of Dolores in the city of Lille, France on May 12, 2017. First one was published by Charlie’s Delicatessen’s on Facebook, a kind of café/restaurant where Dolores had a drink:
The second photo was posted by David Fremy who comments Charlie’s Delicatessen’s post: “A few minutes before I got to meet her!!!!“
The artist Oumi Kapila just released a cover version of “Zombie”. We usually never report about cover songs/cover bands as there are too many each week and most of the time they are not very good or/nor interesting. Today is an exception as first, there is no big news these days in the Cranberries world, and secondly this cover song appears in 2 blockbuster trailers this month. Not that bad!
1st trailer is for the Xbox videogame “Middle Earth – Shadow of War” whose the whole soundtrack features Oumi Kapila’s version:
“Shadow of War” – Xbox – Trailer
2nd trailer is for the next season of “The X-Files” where Oumi Kapila’s version is just a part of the soundtrack among other music and dialogs:
“The X-Files” – Season 11 – Trailer
Below the full song by Oumi Kapila:
Oumi Kapila – “Zombie”
The question could be, why don’t all those blockbusters use the original Cranberries song… but that’s another story!
Thanks to Mark for the info.
Oldies but goldies!
Below a rare early years concert advert for a venue called The Speakeasy in Limerick, Ireland and published on November 3, 1990 in the Limerick Leader, a local newspaper.
Among other bands: A Touch Of Oliver plus The Cranberry Saw Us
It was the good old days when The Cranberries were called The Cranberry Saw Us and one of the very first shows with Dolores on vocals and not anymore Niall Quinn, the band’s very first singer.
Advert for The Speakeasy
Quite a rare and 3rd advert concerning this show as usually most of the people and fans (including us) only know the existence of these following 2 adverts:
Flyer (Notice The Speakeasy mispelled)
Another newspaper ad
Many thanks to S.
Another advert, another artwork, a 4th version for The Cranberry Saw Us concert at The Speakeasy. This small advert was published page 36 the day of the show (November 10, 1990) still in the local newspaper, Limerick Leader. Also to notice in this edition, an article page 29 to promote the show and featuring pictures of both bands that night… this article is quite known by the fans already.
Advert for The Speakeasy – Different version
More information about the forthcoming Mono Band EP. Below the complete statement published on Noel’s Public Facebook today. Two important things to note: first the EP will be digitally available only and secondly Fin Chambers is on vocals. As you may remember Fin Chambers already appeared among other artists and singers on the original Mono Band project more than a decade ago.
Noel Hogan’s Monoband unveil a new EP – “Numan’s Voice.” An ongoing side-project from his work as guitarist and songwriter with The Cranberries, it’s over 10 Years since Monoband released any material.
These new songs were recorded in Limerick, Ireland and were mixed by Cenzo Townsend. Fin Chambers (ex-Woodstar) is the featured vocalist. These new songs see Hogan drawing upon a wide palette of sonic influences. A digital only release, the EP will be available via iTunes & Spotify.
Johanna Wiseley, keyboard and back vocalist on stage with The Cranberries, gave birth to Maximilian Michael Wiseley. Baby was born on August 30th at 5:30 pm.
The CW team would like to wish all the best to Johanna and her family.
Congrats to the proud Mom and Dad!
Photo published on September 1st on whiteprism Instagram
Photo published on September 4th on whiteprism Instagram
Cranberries MEXICO shared a great photo of The Cranberries painted on a wall of a beer garden in Dublin, Ireland. Exact location is not detailed.
[EDIT]: Exact location is the terrace that “Pitt Bros Smoked BBQ” and “The Camden” (ex-Jimmy Rabbitte’s) share. Map screenshot on the original post.
It seems that a new limited turquoise colored version of the NNTA vinyl is going to be released on October 20th by Plain. Limited edition: 1000 units.
Price is $29.98 which is exactly the same price as the other colored versions already released by the label before.
Pre-order now by clicking this link.
[EDIT]: You can also pre-order at WOWHD. They offer free shipping in a lot of countries (and even possibly worldwide). You can select the countries by clicking the little flag up in the left corner.
Thanks to Andrea for the info!
Great and interesting work done by lipecran concerning
3 (now 6) Cranberries videos. Thanks to him and The Cranberries Brasil.
First the comparison between all 3 versions of “Dreams” on the same screen.
The Cranberries Brasil note: “At the top of the screen, the first version, from 1992. Below, to the left, the second version of 1993, and to the right, the third, filmed between 27 and 29 January 1994 in Dublin, Ireland. Although some other videos of the band also have other versions, dreams is the only one with completely different versions of each other.”
Secondly, in the same style, the comparison between all 3 versions of “Zombie”. Some people only knew the existence of 2!! It seems this one just been censored for copyright reasons…
The Cranberries Brasil note: “On the top of the screen, is the most common version, with the song in full length (“No Need To Argue” album). Under it, at left, the version known as “UK Limited Edition” surfaced in early 2000’s and at right the “Alternate”, released in 2009 at VEVO channel of the band. These other two versions have the same lenght, so at some point, the screen will show only the common version, during the missing sound part of these other versions. The common and Alternate versions are very similar while the “UK” shows a lot of differences.”
And last the complete and quite rare alternative version of “Free To Decide”. Brilliant!
Now the comparison between both versions of “Free To Decide”
…and between both versions of “Ridiculous Thoughts”. Great job guys!
One more, “When You’re Gone”
And last, “I Can’t Be With You” and “Zombie” censored on YouTube and reuploaded on Vimeo.
HQ images of the Barnes & Noble version (cranberry colored vinyl).
This 2017 reissue of the album “Everybody Else…” is temporarily out of stock online (sold out?).
FRONT – SEALED WITH STICKER
INNER SLEEVE – SIDE A
INNER SLEEVE – SIDE B
CRANBERRY COLORED VINYL – SIDE A
CRANBERRY COLORED VINYL – SIDE B
A fan just sent us the picture below off a german magazine called “Petra” dated from 1999. Same photo session, almost the same pose. The session then can’t be from the year 2000 and was probably from early 1999.
Krzysztof Świstak, member of the Polish Facebook group “Forum The Cranberries”, found a very rare black and white photo of Dolores side by side with a Teddy bear in Limerick in the year 2000. The photo was taken by Olaf Heine and posted on the website akostra.livejournal.com
Who saw this pic before? A real gem for sure!