High-Res “Tutto” Scans and Info

September 3, 2002  |  Comments Off on High-Res “Tutto” Scans and Info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We told you earlier today that Dolores was in the newest issue of Tutto, but we had no idea she was on the cover. But now we know, and we’re happier because of it!

Dolores tells Tutto that during the band’s most distressing times, she was depressed, confused, tired, and she often went overboard on alcohol. She was also trying desperately to get out of a taxing relationship with longtime boyfriend Miko Mahoney, when her husband Don met her and helped her through. And since no Cranberries interview is complete without at least a mention of the band’s recent “arrivals,” Dolores hopes that Molly, now almost two, won’t get into the commercial likes of Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera, but instead finds interest in more heart-felt female singers like Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Sinead O’Connor, or Skin. While on the topic, Dolores elates that it’s even better to be a mum than be a singer! Rounding out the interview, she also reminds us once again that she would like to land a film role sometime in the future.

The live and backstage photos were taken from earlier this year at the jacket-required Monte Carlo venue. Oh, and as if you needed any more reason to buy this issue, it comes with a free 4-track Bjork live and remix CD, in preparation for her Greatest Hits due out in October.

Perhaps if someone could mail us a full translation, we’d be more than happy to post it.

Huge thanks to Lorenzo and Klarebel for the fantastic scans!

Source: Exclusive!

Dolores Interview in “Tutto”

September 3, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores Interview in “Tutto”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Italian magazine “Tutto” has a new lengthy interview with Dolores this month which seems to focus on the band’s “dark” period during “To the Faithful Departed.” The article includes several brand new photos of the leading lady including the one you see below of Dolores swimming. Wow. I don’t think we’ve seen this since The Vine.

We’ll have more images and info from “Tutto” in the coming days.

Huge thanks to Klarebel for the fantastic scan!

Source: Exclusive!

Another New Promo Photo

September 2, 2002  |  Comments Off on Another New Promo Photo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In their latest newsletter sent out today, Island/Mercury Germany included another new Andy Earl photograph of the band taken to promote “Stars.” The picture is an alternate version of the image used for the cover of the album.

This is only the third promo photo of the band that we’ve seen for “Stars,” so we can expect more to come.

Source: Island/Mercury Germany Newsletter

Worldwide Sales Country-by-Country Breakdown

September 1, 2002  |  Comments Off on Worldwide Sales Country-by-Country Breakdown  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Okay, yes, we are a little late in reporting this, but it’s definitely worth the read if you have yet not seen it yet. Earlier this month, Universal Music Spain delivered an interesting set of data to ChocolateBrown.com — a complete list of The Cranberries’ albums sales country-by-country. It’s an excellent approximation, but it seems the data is slightly out of date; the totals only add up to little over 28 million of the band’s 35 million albums to date. That could very well mean that these figures are pre-“Bury the Hatchet.” It’s somewhat mind-boggling to think that nearly one-third of all of the album sales to date have come from the United States (10 million+) and it’s by far the largest figure you’ll see below. Second place is France at 3.2 million and third is the UK with 2.4 million. Updated figures may come in the future, so we’ll let you know.

Update: According to the RIAA’s website, US album sales are currently in the range of about 15 to 16 million (not 10, as stated below). Once again, keep in mind that these numbers below are only approximations. Thanks to Michelle for the correction on that.

Source: ChocolateBrown.com

Article in “Only Rock”

September 1, 2002  |  Comments Off on Article in “Only Rock”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The July/August issue of the French music mag “Only Rock” carries a review of The Cranberries’ performance in Bourges on April 9th. The article, below, also carries a photo of Dolores with her now somewhat famous (or infamous!) mask near the start of the show.

Source: The Cranberries Tape Trader

German “Stars” 2-track Promo

August 30, 2002  |  Comments Off on German “Stars” 2-track Promo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Island Records has sent out new 2-track promos for “Stars” to German media outlets. Tracks are:
1. New New York 2. Stars
As seems to be common with many recent promo releases, the sleeve is devoid of anything resembling “art” except for the Island Records Group logo. Look for a single release of “Stars” sometime next month in Europe.
Thanks to Xan for the tip!

More UK “Stars” Promo Art

August 30, 2002  |  Comments Off on More UK “Stars” Promo Art  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

There’s no need for alot of words here — only that we now have some small but sufficient images of the back cover and CD art found on the UK promo CD for “Stars”. Keep in mind that promo art such as this usually turns up later on commercial releases, so we’ll have to see what the single and album bring.

2FM Interview Report

August 30, 2002  |  Comments Off on 2FM Interview Report  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

At 8:30 this morning Irish time (3:30 EST) Dolores and Don arrived to talk on 2FM’s “Full Irish Breakfast Show.” For those that missed it or couldn’t convince themselves to stay up at such an unruly hour, we’ve got the best of it transcribed here.

“Is that your third cigarette, I thought you were quitting out there?” Dolores scolded her husband. “He’s like, ‘I’ll quit if you quit,’ and then I quit and then he doesn’t quit and then I have one… Well, you know I quit for two and a half days, but it’s really hard when you’re husband’s sitting beside you being a chimney!”

Talking about the just-completed video for “Stars,” Dolores went on, “We were shooting a video for the last two days just on the outskirts of Dublin — Wicklow area — it was kinda cool actually. We’ve got some beautiful countryside here. I swear, it’s so like Dingle, about the same amount of sheep, you know? …And I must apologize to Arthur for bringing in sheep poop on my shoes but it couldn’t be helped ‘cos I was in my hotel room and I tried to clean them in the sink but then I thought, the poor women are gonna come in to clean up my hotel room and there’s gonna be sheep poop in the sink!”

Apparently director Jake Nava had some grand plans for “Stars” as the video features at least one, if not several, helicopter-filmed aerial shots. “The last shot last night it was like — you do your lip synching and stuff like that, we did some weird stuff — we did one shot in the middle of the mountains and there was this chopper that came over the hill and there was this cameraman hanging out the side of the chopper and I’m thinking, He’s mad,” Dolores recollects.

“Yeah, but he’s doing it just for you,” reminds one of the show’s hosts.

“But he does that and he’s used to it or whatever, but there was nothing around except a drum kit. It was a very Monty Python-looking kind of event really. But I’m sure it’ll look really nice when it’s edited and all that stuff,” she adds.

Anyone who’s taken a peek at the band’s fall touring schedule might have noticed the one-month void between mid-September and mid-October. As with most things, there’s a reason for this and Dolores was all too happy to explain. “Taylor is four and a half and he’s starting school next week so I’m taking a big career break to take him to school… I’m going to take four weeks off actually.”

And lest we forget…”The sixth [of September]… is my birthday so if anyone out there wants to send me a present or a note or a birthday card, bring ’em on!”

Source: Exclusive

New info on Limited Edition “Stars” Bonus Disc

August 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on New info on Limited Edition “Stars” Bonus Disc  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

UK online retailers Amazon.co.uk and 101cd have both listed new details on the upcoming limited 2CD edition of “Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002.” According to both sites, the five live bonus tracks, which were already mentioned as being from a 2002 concert, were taken from the band’s performance in Stockholm, Sweden on February 19, 2002, only the second date on the “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” World Tour.

In addition to the bonus tracks, both sites also cite a bonus video track of “Zombie” as another extra to be found on the disc. It is unknown if the video will simply be the 1994 music video or if it is a live video. Our best guess is that it’s the original music video — Hmmm… A “Best Of” DVD preview, anyone? Furthermore, it is unknown if the bonus video track is a UK-only bonus. But since the 2CD Limited Edition will be distributed worldwide, it’s possible that the video track will be included on all releases.

That’s the latest on “Stars” for now, Zombieguide will have more for you as it develops. Special thanks to Daniel Steward for the 411!

Sources: Amazon.co.uk, 101cd

New Info on Limited Edition “Stars” Bonus Disc

August 29, 2002  |  Comments Off on New Info on Limited Edition “Stars” Bonus Disc  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

UK online retailers Amazon.co.uk and 101cd have both listed new details on the upcoming limited 2CD edition of “Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002.” According to both sites, the five live bonus tracks, which were already mentioned as being from a 2002 concert, were taken from the band’s performance in Stockholm, Sweden on February 19, 2002, only the second date on the “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” World Tour.

In addition to the bonus tracks, both sites also cite a bonus video track of “Zombie” as another extra to be found on the disc. It is unknown if the video will simply be the 1994 music video or if it is a live video. Our best guess is that it’s the original music video — Hmmm… A “Best Of” DVD preview, anyone? Furthermore, it is unknown if the bonus video track is a UK-only bonus. But since the 2CD Limited Edition will be distributed worldwide, it’s possible that the video track will be included on all releases.

That’s the latest on “Stars” for now, Zombieguide will have more for you as it develops. Special thanks to Daniel Steward for the 411!

Source: Amazon.co.uk and 101cd

Just what you’ve been waiting for…

August 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on Just what you’ve been waiting for…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We heard earlier this week that “Stars” had made its way onto Mexican radio stations, and so it’s no surprise that studio clips should be popping up soon — and it’s even less of a surprise that you should find them first here, exclusively on Zombieguide.

“Stars” Studio Version Preview Clip 1 (MP3, 1.4 mb) (Link no longer available)
“Stars” Studio Version Preview Clip 2 (MP3, 1.6 mb) (Link no longer available)

The brand spanking-new clips come courtesy of the This Is the Day Cran Club, after the song was aired on Mexican radio station Orbita 105.7 earlier today.
Congratulations to Orbita for being the absolute coolest radio station in Mexico for playing the song before anyone else!

Note: These are short preview clips, not the full song. Please don’t be so silly as to ask us to send you the full song. Remember that “Stars: The Best of The Cranberries 1992-2002” comes out internationally on September 16th and in North America on September 24th, so be sure to save up your nickels and dimes and buy the album when it comes out in stores.

In related news, the This Is the Day Cran Club is scheduled to have its next meeting on Saturday, August 31st at the National Auditorium in Mexico City at 13:00 (Mexico time). The meeting will include “Stars” played in full-lengh, so if you live around Mexico City, you won’t want to miss that.

Check back to Zombieguide very soon, as Sigma from This Is The Day Cran Club and webmaster of ZG Mexico should be able to get us the full scans from the new promo CD of “Stars,” courtesy of Orbita 105.7!

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries to play in Croatia on Halloween

August 28, 2002  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries to play in Croatia on Halloween  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It has been finalized just a few hours ago that The Cranberries will be playing in Zagreb, Croatia on October 31st, as reported by several Croatian news outlets. The concert will mark the first time in the band’s carrer to play in the southeastern European country.

Look for an official confirmation sometime very soon.
Thanks to Daniel for the news.

Source: Exclusive

International News bits

August 26, 2002  |  Comments Off on International News bits  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The name “Cranberries” is popping up in several parts of the world at the moment, all for different reasons, so here’s a quick look at some of the things going on around the globe.

Mexican fans are among the very first to hear “Stars” played on the radio. Cranmty on the forums (from the Monterrey region) reports that the song’s tempo is slightly slower than that of the live versions posted on the Internet. The new track should be getting airplay in other places on the map very shortly.

French online ticket vendor TicketNet has begun selling seats for an upcoming show at the Rhenus in Strasbourg, France, scheduled for November 28th. Tickets cost 35.82 Euro.
Thanks to Stéphane for that bit.

MTV Italy has listed The Cranberries as part of their MTV Day 2002 celebration to take place on September 14th. The word is that the channel will be airing a live concert from the band in Bologna which will be free to concert goers (!).
Thanks to Lorenzo and Paolo for the tip on that one.

The official site has yet to confirm the French gig or the MTV Italy appearance, so be aware that none of this is permenant as of yet.

Sources: TicketNet, MTV Italy

Dolores on “MTV’s Best of the Red Carpet” 2002 08:00 PM

August 24, 2002  |  Comments Off on Dolores on “MTV’s Best of the Red Carpet” 2002 08:00 PM  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As per usual, MTV in the US is in it’s month-long graduated hype-fest to help promote their annual Video Music Awards, which take place on August 29th this year. As part of the festivities, the network has put together a new version of it’s “Best of the Red Carpet” special, and this year’s show included a quick shot of Dolores from the 1996 VMAs.

The extremely brief shot shows Dolores taking off her jacket on the red carpet, shortly before the band’s on-stage performace of “Salvation” that year. Zombieguide has made some captures of the short segment, seen below. (Captures no longer available)

Pre-order “Stars” import and get CD wallet

August 21, 2002  |  Comments Off on Pre-order “Stars” import and get CD wallet  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Those who pre-order “Stars” through Asian import specialty site SOLcd.com will not only receive the special Limited Edition 2CD set, but also another special gift — a “Stars” CD holder. The metallic CD wallet has a capacity to hold 12 CDs and includes the new CD’s tracklisting on the back.

The pre-order price for the set is $26.99. Pre-orders will be accepted through August 30th. It’s unknown at this point if the CD wallet is a Taiwan- only goodie, so we’ll let you know if we see it springing up elsewhere.

Source: SOLcd.com

Limited Ed. for North America, “Stars” video this month, “Best of” DVD in Oct/Nov

August 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on Limited Ed. for North America, “Stars” video this month, “Best of” DVD in Oct/Nov  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As if you haven’t been gorged with enough Cranberries news today, Universal Canada has dropped the ball on even more.

The page confirms that the limited edition 5-track bonus disc will be available in limited quantities on launch day in Canada, and if the past is any indication, it will most probably be available in the United States as well. The site also pegs the UK release at September 17th, one day after the international date.

Next on the list is the song “Stars” itself. The song should be available to all radio stations soon and the music video for “Stars” will be on air by the end of August — which suggests that it has already been quietly recorded.

Lastly mentioned is the promised music video compilation DVD, currently dubbed as the “Best of” DVD. Universal says that that release should be available in October or November (although we’ll be betting on November).

Keep it here for more, if I have the strength to type it!

Source: Universal Canada

“Beneath The Skin” re-release next month?!

August 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Beneath The Skin” re-release next month?!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The long-awaited re-release of The Cranberries’ “Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris” DVD may be out much sooner than anyone expected.

French online retailer Fnac has posted a listing for Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris New Version (Region 2) for release in France on September 16th, the same date as “Stars” (Interestingly, “Treasure Box” is also being released in France that day).

The original DVD was released in January 2001, but had widespread loading problems and a downright horrible menu system. After numerous complaints, the band’s management finally decided to recall the the disc late last year, and it has been absent from store shelves ever since. Now, within the past few months, technicians have been creating brand new user- friendly menus for the re-release, but until nos, no definitive release date has been given.

Although, Fnac’s description is brief, we do now know one new feature of the re-release. In addition to the Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 modes found in the original release, the new DVD will include Dolby DTS as a third encoding option — for those who have enough subwoofers and satellite speakers to even notice a difference. No other new features have been spilled yet, but we’re certainly aching for more.

At this point, it appears that a September re-release is very possible. Stay tuned for more.

Source: Fnac

Translated articles from “Sing Pao Daily”

August 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on Translated articles from “Sing Pao Daily”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Hong Kong publication “Sing Pao Daily” published two articles over the past week about The Cranberries’ visit and concerts in East Asia. The articles many times mention Faye Wong’s Cantonese cover of “Dreams,” whose title roughly translates as “Dream Person” or “One I Dream Of.” Apparently the mid-90s Chinese cover version is still very popular in Asia. I hope Dolores and Noel are getting a fat royalties check!

ZG reader Micky Liou was kind enough to translate the articles for us from Chinese to English.

In related news, an article about this past week’s Singapore show and a short interview with Dolores can be found (in English!) at The Electric New Paper.

 

16-aug-2002 The frontwoman of The Cranberries keeps a beautiful voice with steam

 

[“Sing Pao”‘s staff] You have listened a lot to “One I Dream” from Faye Wong, but do you know that it’s just a rendition of the Irish quartet The Cranberries’ song “Dreams” by which they made a name for themselves? The famous band whose frontwoman is Dolores O’Riordan performed last night with the American band “No Doubt” and declared a few future intentions.

 

The Cranberries once made a concert performance at the Red Vault in Hong Kong in 1996, and it was the second time that the band had come to HK. At yesterday’s (Aug 15th) press conference the three guys appeared wearing slack suits while Dolores attended in something like “pyjamas,” which seems chic enough. She said smiling that they eventually had a chance to tour aroud HK now, while they’d had no time during the last stay. When talking about their partner on the stage — “No Doubt”, Dolores praised the American band, saying that the lryics of their symbol song “Don’t Speak” were enlightening. And as for Faye Wong, who adaptated their song, the four expressed that still they had no chance to meet her, however, they had listened to her music.

 

The Cranberries, being distinguished for the remarkable voice, are on their 10th Anniversary. Dolores described the relations between the members in the band like this: “We’re like newlyweds, being together at the beginning has been very exciting, but as time passes there’s also been argument. After a round of bitterness, compassion would as such arrive… we understand each other very much now.” Then how has Dolores’ voice always been beautiful for 10 years? Dolores answered that each time before going on the stage she’d inhale some warm vapor in order to keep her voice in better condition.

 

Greatest Hits next month

 

The band is going to release a “greatest hits” disc entitled “Stars – The Bset Of 1992-2002,” which includes the new song “Star” that has never been published, and “Daffodil Lament” voted by fans on The Cranberries’ homepage (www.cranberries.ie). The band will perfom in Korea and Indonesia after they leave Hong Kong, then get back to Europe to promote their handpicked itinerary.

 

Covered by Frederick
Translation: Micky Liou (Jiaozuo, Henan)

 

The Cranberries will visit H.K. again next year

 

The performance from The Cranberries in the second half of the concert wasn’t outshadowed compared with the first one [No Doubt]. Vocalist Dolores O’Riordan presented on the stage wearing a twinkling orchestic suit in a sort of way during the beginning part, shaking her head at times while playing her guitar. As the requests of those ebullient fans rushed out, the band encored three more songs after they’d performed “Zombie” and fifteen other ones including their new work “Stars”, and ended with “Dreams”, the original version of Faye Wong’s “One I Dream”. Dolores expressed her delight to have the chance to tour around the harbor, and indicated that they’re quite able to hold a concert here in Hong Kong early the following year.

 

Reporter: Frederick
Translation:Yakun Liou (Micky)

Source:  Exclusive, thanks Micky!

“Stars” promo single issued

August 19, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” promo single issued  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Universal Music has finally begun to distribute “Stars” promo CDs in the UK. The promo single include four tracks and the CD is housed in a cardboard gatefold sleeve. The cover includes a slew of photos of the band over the past 12 years, including one (lower left-hand corner) which dates back to 1991.

Tracks are:

1. Stars
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Just My Imagination

Looks like promotion for “Stars” is finally starting to get into swing, so check back for more soon!
Thanks to Xan21 for the tip.

“Stars” Press Release

August 18, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Stars” Press Release  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

This past Thursday, Universal put out a press release to highlight the upcoming release of “Stars.” As with most press releases, there’s no real new information, but it does give a good summary of what’s on tap for the near future.

Stars – The Best of The Cranberries
1992-2002, GROUP’S FIRST “BEST OF” ALBUM
INCLUDES SINGLES, RARITIES AND TWO NEW TRACKS

 

In their 10th anniversary year, after more than 35 million albums sold worldwide, the Cranberries celebrate a truly stellar career with their first “Best of” album, Stars – The Best Of The Cranberries – 1992-2002 (Island/UME), released September 24, 2002.

 

The 20-song Stars – The Best Of The Cranberries – 1992-2002 features all of the previous singles from the biggest-selling Irish rock artists outside of U2, including “Dreams,” “Linger,” “Zombie” and “Ode to My Family.” Offering something new as well, several songs are presented in alternative versions, two tracks (“Hollywood” and “You And Me”) were released as singles only in certain countries, and a bonus track was added on by online fans voting for their favorite non-single (“Daffodil Lament”). Rounding out the set are two new studio recordings (“Stars” and “New New York”) produced by Stephen Street.

 

In 1993, the Limerick band (singer Dolores O’Riordan, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan (guitar and bass, respectively) and drummer Fergal Lawler) went Top 10 and gold with “Linger,” and Top 10 and quintuple platinum with Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? (from which Stars also includes “Dreams”). No Need To Argue debuted at #6 in 1994 and spawned the #1 Modern Rock hit “Zombie,” #11 “Ode To My Family,” “Ridiculous Thoughts” and “I Can’t Be With You,” and reached seven times platinum. To The Faithful Departed, with “Hollywood,” “Salvation,” “Free To Decide” and “When You’re Gone,” debuted in 1996 at #6 and is currently double platinum. 1999’s Bury The Hatchet, with “Promises,” “Animal Instinct,” “You And Me” and “Just My Imagination,” debuted Top 15 and is now gold. From Wake Up And Smell The Coffee are “Analyse,” “Time Is Ticking Out” and “This Is The Day.”

 

While on their current world tour, the Cranberries will be taping a documentary program in Hong Kong on August 16 for a 10th anniversary ‘Special’ to be broadcast on television this fall. As a special treat, long-time fans were asked to submit online their longest-held question about the group. The Cranberries will answer the most submitted question on the program.

 

The Cranberries are currently touring Asia and Europe.

Source: Universal

Universal distributes “Stars” sales sheet

August 17, 2002  |  Comments Off on Universal distributes “Stars” sales sheet  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As is common with most major releases, music retailers have now received the sales sheet for next month’s release of “Stars” from Universal’s distribution house. The sales sheet provides a brief overview of the release and also notes major upcoming promotion, much of which still looks to be “TBA.”

The description confirms the suspicion that single edits have been used on a few tracks while new edits have been cut for others. This was of course needed to fit all 20 tracks onto one CD.

The write-up also promises a “major press and radio blitz” to promote the new disc, although hard details are scant. A promotion with Cafe Music Network, however, has been cemented and details can be read on the sheet.

We’ll be catching up with more news from the past week, so stay glued to your monitor!

Source: Exclusive

Press conference in Hong Kong

August 17, 2002  |  Comments Off on Press conference in Hong Kong  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

This past Thursday, August 15th, The Cranberries attended a brief press conference in Hong Kong to help kick off promotion for the upcoming “greatest hits” disc entitled “Stars.” Each band member received a plaque to commemorate all of their albums to date, while the stage was set in the theme for the artwork for “Stars.”

Dolores told the Hong Kong concert audience on the night of the 15th that the band will return to Asia in 2003, most likely in a tour to support “Stars.”

Some photos from the event were published in the HK magazine “Sing Pao Daily.”
Special thanks to Cherrie Candies for scanning the images and sending them to us!

We’ll be catching up with more news from the past week, so stay glued to your monitor!

Source: Exclusive

UK “Stars” to include live bonus disc

August 8, 2002  |  Comments Off on UK “Stars” to include live bonus disc  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

On September 16th, Universal Music in the UK will release a limited edition of The Cranberries’ greatest hits disc entitled “Stars.” The set will include a second bonus disc which will include five live bonus tracks:

1. Zombie (Live)
2. Ode To My Family (Live)
3. Animal Instinct (Live)
4. Salvation (Live)
5. Daffodil Lament (Live)

In related news, the tracklist of “Stars” has changed slightly, with “New New York” now preceding “Stars” (which, in turn, has become the last track).
The final (we hope) tracklisting is:

1. Dreams
2. Linger
3. Zombie
4. Ode To My Family
5. I Can’t Be With You
6. Ridiculous Thoughts
7. Salvation
8. Free To Decide
9. When You’re Gone
10. Hollywood
11. Promises
12. Animal Instinct
13. Just My Imagination
14. You & Me
15. Analyse
16. Time Is Ticking Out
17. This Is the Day
18. Daffodil Lament (Bonus track – #1 non-single voted by the fans)
19. New New York (previously unreleased)
20. Stars (previously unreleased)

More on “Stars” in the days ahead…

Source: CD-Wow

MuchMusic interview highlights

August 7, 2002  |  Comments Off on MuchMusic interview highlights  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

During The Cranberries’ North American tour in May, Canadian music channel MuchMusic got a chance to catch up with Mike, Noel, and Fergal backstage in Montreal. The interview, recorded for the show Infoplus, got a chance to squeeze out some information about the band’s current and future releases.

Fergal told the camera, “We were thinking about doing an album of unreleased material, but then a suggestion was made by a friend of ours — it’s called a Treasure Box — and it’s got the first four albums. Normally when we record, we record eighteen or twenty songs and we use thirteen or fourteen on an album. So sometimes the leftover tracks are used as B-sides, sometimes they’re not used at all. So what we did was make a complete boxset of everything we’ve ever done.”

When asked whether the band prefers to release studio or live material, Fergal replied, “In the studio definitely, we wouldn’t do a full live album. But one or two tracks occassionally sound really good live, so if they’re mixed right, they sound really great live. If it turns out well, we’re happy and we use them.”

“There’s a ‘greatest hits’ coming out…” Mike told Infoplus. “There’ll be two new tracks on that. And maybe a sixth album next year, somewhere in the spring or summertime, hopefully.”

Source: Exclusive

“Wake Up” Asian Tour Edition released

August 5, 2002  |  Comments Off on “Wake Up” Asian Tour Edition released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

First there was the Japanese version with three bonus tracks. Then some Canadians got the “Preserved” sampler CD with their album purchase. After that came the Spanish bonus live CD. Once we over our jealousy for that, the deluxe Taiwanese boxed “coaster” set decided to show up. Much later, Universal put out the near yawn-inducing Chinese special edition. But now Taiwan has taken back the green cake of envy with a brand new version of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee.”

EMI Taiwan, a division of Universal Music, has released quite possibly the most deluxe version of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” yet, in support of the band’s tour of Asia this month. The 2CD set, in jewel cases housed inside a custom slipcase, includes the international version of the album and a bonus AVCD that carries a whopping six bonus tracks and three music videos. The AVCD, a common format in piracy-heavy eastern Asia, is region-free and playable on many models of DVD players (though be cautioned as with VCDs, it will not play on a PlayStation 2). The audio is playable on most standard CD players.

Here’s the full tracklist for the set:

1. Never Grow Old
2. Analyse
3. Time Is Ticking Out
4. Dying Inside
5. This Is The Day
6. The Concept
7. Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
8. Pretty Eyes
9. I Really Hope
10. Every Morning
11. Do You Know
12. Carry On
13. Chocolate Brown
14. Salvation (live in Paris)
15. In The Ghetto

Bonus AVCD:
1. This Is The Day (Video)
2. Time Is Ticking Out (Video)
3. Analyse (Video)
4. Many Days
5. Capetown
6. Shattered (Live at Vicar Street)
7. Loud & Clear (Live at Vicar Street)
8. Analyse (Oceanic Long Version)
9. Time Is Ticking Out (Marius de Vries Remix Edit)

Taking a look at the tracklist, we can see that the bonus CD contains all of the bonus goodies found on the “Analyse” and “TITO” singles and then some. This marks the first official “hard” release of “Many Days” — the song was previously only available as a free download on the official page. In fact, the only notable absence is the impeccable B-side “Such a Waste” from the “TITD” single.

“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” Asian Tour Edition is available from popular importer SOLcd.com for the paltry price of $18.99

Source: SOLcd.com

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