Brazilian singer covers “Linger”

June 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on Brazilian singer covers “Linger”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new song is hitting Brazilian radio stations — well, not really new. Popular Brazilian singer Angelica has covered the classic Cranberries track “Linger” and it’s reportedly doing very well on the radios. Zombieguide readers will recall that earlier this year, UK dance band Dario G covered The Cranberries’ “Dreams” as their own danced up “Dream to Me”. Angelica’s version of “Linger”, titled “Se a Gente Se Entender”, reportedly resembles the original track much more than “Dream to Me” did, with the new “Linger” cover containing the same chords.

Angelica is no stranger in the small world of Brazilian celebrities. She hosts her own kids’ TV show on “Rede Globo Television”, the most important Brazilian TV network. The Herald hopes to have more information soon, including the CD that contains it and possibly an MP3 clip.

Thanks to Zombieguide South America’s very own Elio for the news tip.

Source: Exclusive

BTS remains on international charts

June 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on BTS remains on international charts  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Wow. It’s been over six months since “Beneath the Skin” was released in North America, yet it is still selling loads of copies around the world, keeping it on “unique popularity” lists around the globe. The VHS and DVD seem to especially be doing well in Spanish-speaking countries, where The Cranberries have always had an avid fan base. Note that this is NOT a “top sellers” list but rather a popularity chart where the DVD is selling better than other compared areas. Here are the current standings for the week of June 18, 2001:

Latin America (#4)
South America (#6)
Brazil (#13)
Mexico (#10)
Venezuela (#6)

Source: Amazon

“Analyse” video shoot begins

June 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Analyse” video shoot begins  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to the recent post on the official page by Cranberries bassist Mike Hogan, recording for their new video, “Analyse” began earlier today. The band trekked to London today with director Kier McFarlane. McFarlan previously worked with artists such as Janet Jackson and Tom Petty. “Analyse” will be the first single from the upcoming album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Source: Official International Cranberries Homepage

MMM plans “The Story of The Cranberries” feature

June 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on MMM plans “The Story of The Cranberries” feature  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It looks like Canadian music channel MuchMoreMusic is going to prepare a new documentary on The Cranberries, thanks to the efforts of some fans.

“The Story of….” series is well-received series for MMM that covers the lifespan of the band from inception to present.

After one fan, Vance, emailed MMM, he received an email back from host Bill Welychka himself saying that it is a “great idea” and that the network will run it to coincide with the new release in October. Currently, the documentary is only in very early production until more promotional information is available for the release.

Thanks to Vance for the news. See ? You people CAN make a difference, so beginning around August, start emailing your favorite radio stations and TV channels to show new material!

Source: Exclusive

New details from “Late Late Show” interview

June 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on New details from “Late Late Show” interview  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In addition to the description of the RTÉ interview of Dolores, The Herald has more information about the new album and Dolores’s viewpoint on motherhood.

The interview began as Dolores walked out onto the stage and hugged host Pat Kenny. Her mood was entirely cheerful and comfortable, laughing and joking frequently. One of the first topics was the new album (which was still untitled at the time). Dolores declared that when you are the most depressive and stressed, you can write the best rock songs. However, she says that she is currently writing happy songs because of her positive mood.

She also began talking about the joys of motherhood. When mentioning Taylor, she looked straight at the camera and blew kisses at it for him. Dolores even told the host that she would like to have more children, but she’s not sure if husband Don would approve. But, as with the last tour, Taylor and Molly won’t be anywhere near the gigs. She amusingly comments that she doesn’t want her kids to think of their mother as “an animal”.

Dolores also discussed musical influences. Other than the previously mentioned John Lennon, Frank Sinatra, Jim Reeves, Led Zeppelin and AC/DC, Dolores credited Aerosmith as another of her influences. Also, when speaking about her great admiration for Elvis, she poetically stated, “He sang like an angel.” As you will recall, the band portrayed their great fondness for The King by recording a cover version of “In the Ghetto” as a B-side to “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Thanks to Litsa Derekenary (aka Dolores 159) for the new info.

Source: Exclusive

Director for “Analyse” chosen

June 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on Director for “Analyse” chosen  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Mike, who’s gained a reputation as the shyest member of The Cranberries, has done his first update to Cranberries.ie. As you can read, filming for “Analyse” will begin on Thursday with director Kier McFarlane. He also confirms the previous report that he and his wife are expecting a baby! The message was posted in Fergal’s section (who usually contributes the most), so here goes:

Hello there!

This is Mike here in Ferg’s corner! (I think this is my first ever contribution to the website!) I just got a home computer, and I am still checking it out and trying to teach myself what this email and website stuff is all about! I must say, it’s a handy way of getting information fast and when you want it! (when you can find it, that is!)

So, I am going to test the email and send this to the Webmaster to put up on our site. Here’s some news:

We are going to London this week to shoot the video for “Analyse” (which you know will be the first single from “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”). The Director will be Kier McFarlane, who has worked with artists like Tom Petty and Janet Jackson. In 1993, the video for Tom Petty’s “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” won the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Male Video”. Shooting starts on Thursday the 28th of June.

Well, that’s it really! Everyone is in great form, and really looking forward to the release of the new album and also getting back on the road touring and gigging! I can’t wait!

Oh, by the way, you may or not have heard that I am going to be a dad soon!
We are expecting in October!

Good luck!
-Mike.

Source: Official International Homepage

MTV plans to air Vicar Street gig

June 25, 2001  |  Comments Off on MTV plans to air Vicar Street gig  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Following up last week’s news story about Dreamchaser’s filming of the November Vicar Street gig, The Cranberries Herald did some investigation by contacting Dreamchaser and the band’s publicists.

One PR representative told Zombieguide, “The show was indeed filmed for MTV and they showed some snippets from the gig on Daily Edition that week.” But because that seems like a waste of filming an entire gig, we asked if MTV has plans to re-air the show — which gained us a surprising yes. “It is intended that MTV show it at some point but we have no date for when this might be.” Lastly, we inquired if the filming might be used in a video release. “At this point there are no plans to release it as a video. If this should change we will post it on the Cranberries website. Thanks for your interest and we hope you enjoy their new album due out in October.”

So there you have it. It’s out there, and it’s in MTV Europe’s hands — and indeed will be shown sometime in the (hopefully near) future.

Source: Exclusive

“Greatest Hits” promo screen captures

June 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Greatest Hits” promo screen captures  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Herald has finally received its copy of the Turkish promo “Greatest Hits” CD (as we’ve previously reported with scans). As we’ve known, the promo features an Audio Mix, playable on a normal CD player, along with several CD-ROM features.

The tracks we’ve listed previously are full-length videos that can be found in the video section. – (No longer available)
Meanwhile, the Audio Mix is a collage of snippets of the same tracks found on video. Below are four screen captures from the CD- ROM portion.

Source: Exclusive

First “Dreams” video surfaces

June 20, 2001  |  Comments Off on First “Dreams” video surfaces  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It’s been nine years since the original video for “Dreams” was filmed and even to this day, The Cranberries’ most dedicated fans have not seen it. Most fans are familiar with the second or more probably the third version of the video, recorded in 1993 and 1994 respectably.

However, that’s all about to change with the click of your mouse. After literally years of searching, Zombieguide has finally found the full incarnation of the very first video, and it’s now online exclusively for our visitors. Zombieguide is all about exclusive content, and this is just another step in our goal.

The video got its brightest spotlight when Irish TV station RTE broadcasted their mulit-part special “From a Whiser to a Scream” last year. The short clip reached an even larger audience when the documentary was released on VHS and DVD in the US in March of this year. In case you missed our impressions of the DVD and the first “Dreams” video, check past news.

Webmasters: Please do not take these images without giving credit! You may use it on your webpage, but you must link to Zombieguide.com (www.zombieguide.com) directly near the video. This is standard for all news or content from any page and is common journalistic courtesy. I’ve not had to tag pictures, etc, lately, so please keep it this way!

Source: Exclusive

Cranberries Nix Fan Emporium

June 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Nix Fan Emporium  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have announced by snail mail that they have parted ways with Fan Emporium, the PR company that had held the “Official Fan Club”. While the club went well at its induction, mailings and news began to slack sometime in 1998. Shortly thereafter, there was little to be heard from the company and many fans were left feeling ripped off.

And now fans who waded the tide finally have something to show for it. Members recently began receiving a final mailing from the list. The package included an autographed promo photo of the band plus an official apology for its shortcomings. A representative for the band then commented that their official site would become the new center for fans, and thus far has done an exceptional job, with personal updates from band members and interaction with fans.

Source: The Cranberries E-mail Newsletter

Mike expecting first child?

June 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Mike expecting first child?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to The Cranberries E-mail Newsletter, Cranberries bassist Mike Hogan and his wife are expecting their first child, due later this year. If true, Mike will be the last band member to have children — which makes sense, after all, he’s the youngest member and was the last to get married (July 6th, 1998). This will be the sixth “Cranbaby”, following Dolores’s son and daughter, Noel’s two daughters, and Fergal’s son.

Source: The Cranberries E-mail Newsletter

“Live in Vicar Street” recorded by Dreamchaser?

June 17, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Live in Vicar Street” recorded by Dreamchaser?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As soon as you think it’s over, we unearth another scrap of news regarding last November’s concert at Dublin’s Vicar Street. The concert is still the band’s most recent one, and was performed in the middle of recording their fifth album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”.

Dreamchaser, who produces many of The Cranberries’ video works, including “Love and Rock ‘n’ Roll” and “Beneath the Skin” has listed another entry in their list of “Previous Productions”. Yes, the Vicar Street gig is now on their resume according to a list maintained by Filmmakers Ireland. But this time, instead of listed as “commissioned by management”, the segment was recorded for MTV. Here’s the full listing, although it doesn’t contain any real new details:

“The Cranberries Live in Vicar Street ” Nov 2000 Half- hour Live music concert for MTV

Of course this wouldn’t be any new revelation if we had reports of it being broadcasted. However, we haven’t heard of any stations showing the short concert, even though it was a Preshow for the MTV Europe Awards. So that leaves one question — could this be aired at a later date in promotion for the new album? After all, the setlist did contain two brand new songs. And don’t forget to check out our photos of the concert if you haven’t already! (Link no longer available)

Source: Filmmakers Ireland

First “Wake Up” Andy Earl band photo

June 12, 2001  |  Comments Off on First “Wake Up” Andy Earl band photo  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“The Cranberries Exclusive”, a section of the official site dedicated to fans on the mailing list, has updated with the first pro shot of the band that we’ve seen in awhile. The new photo was taken by Andy Earl on May 30th in The Burren, County Clare, in the west of Ireland. As time goes on, we’ll be seeing more and more of Earl’s photos, so stay tuned!

Source: The Cranberries Exclusive

“Ireland’s Greatest Hits” interview clip

June 11, 2001  |  Comments Off on “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” interview clip  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It looks like RTÉ’s “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” page holds yet another surprise in addition to yesterday’s photo. The page also holds a short interview clip of Dolores available here (RealMedia).
(Link no longer available)
The clip is rather short, just a 1 min 25 sec, and includes a composite of interview and clips of “Zombie”.

Source: RTÉ

The Cranberries’ “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” to air tomorrow

June 10, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries’ “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” to air tomorrow  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The episode of “Ireland’s Greatest Hits” featuring “Zombie” is set to air tomorrow, June 11, at 8:30 PM local time on the Irish Network RTÉ 1. This is the seventh episode in the series. Here’s a summary of The Cranberries portion:

At the time of releasing the song in 1994 Dolores says she was young and naïve. It was 11 weeks in the charts and reached no 4…

ZOMBIE – The Cranberries 1994

The Cranberries are: Dolores O Riordan, Feargal Lawlor [sic] and brothers Mike and Noel Hogan.

Dolores was over in London reading an article about a woman pushing her baby in a pram when a bomb went off . The baby died but the mother survived. The song is about the feeling of terror that the mother must have suffered to see her child die, how twisted the world is and how politics affects ordinary people’s lives.

There was a lot of speculation about the song at the time – it was seen that the young band were meddling in politics and terrorism. Dolores is the youngest of 7 daughters. It was really inspired by the fact that Dolores was a woman. At the time she was getting married there was alot of controversy.

The song was taken from the Album No Need To Argue which sold over 15 million copies worldwide. Dolores was painted gold in the video to neutralize her sexuality, and yet make her stand out. It was quite a biblical song: imagery of the cross, children representing innocence around the cross.

The song opened a lot of doors for the band – it gave them an edge. In 1995 the band won an MTV award for best song with `Zombie’.

Dolores never thought she would be 29, mother of two children and still recording, touring [and] currently recording an album in Windmill Lane.

Dolores recorded the segment on April 20th, in the midst of finishing production on “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Other artists and songs to appear tomorrow include COME BACK TO STAY – Dickie Rock 1966, DADDY’S GIRL – TR Dallas 1981, and N17 – The Sawdoctors 1990.

And, saving the best for last, we have a small photo of Dolores from the segment, albeit tiny….

Source: RTÉ

Current state of the band…

June 8, 2001  |  Comments Off on Current state of the band…  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

From Cranberries.ie:

Noel is currently in New York with Stephen Street, where they have just finished work sequencing and mastering the new album. The next step for the band will be to shoot a video for the now confirmed first single “Analyse”, which will be delivered to radio in August. The director of this video has not yet been confirmed.

We can confirm official release dates for the new album “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”. Initially the album will be released in Japan on October 9th. International release will be on the 16th of October, and finally North American release on the 23rd of October 2001.

Last week the band completed a photo shoot with Andy Earl, which contained both outdoor and indoor sessions. The outdoor locations around Ireland were Spanish Point , Quilty, and The Burren, all to be found on the west coast of County Clare. Indoor sessions took place in Limerick.

The past 4 weeks have also been busy with interviews by/with various journalists from around the globe. Amongst the many interviews conducted were: TMF and Aloha, (Holland), MTV Italy, Corriero Della Serra (Italy), MTV Germany and MTV Europe (Germany), MTVAsia (Singapore), MTV Brazil (Brazil), ERES Magazine, Televisa, and Zoom TV Radioactivo (Mexico), Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, E!TV and VH-1 On-line News (USA) , and Hot Press, Sunday Independent, and RTE Guide, (Ireland). There were and will be many more!

Last weekend’s big event was the Christening of Dolores’ daughter Molly Leigh. Family and friends from far and wide were present to celebrate this big occasion!

The band will go on a worldwide promotional tour starting in August this year. It will begin in the USA and will then go worldwide until December. We will announce the other countries right here as soon as we get confirmation. The purpose of this tour is to promote the new album through television and radio appearances.

For those that don’t remember, Andy Earl has been the bands lead photographer for the last four albums (along with some collaborations). He, of course, photographed the band for the covers of their first three albums.

And now that we have TONS of new media and interviews to look forward to, don’t forget to email The Herald when you see a new interview! You will be credited for your submissions, as always. If scans or type-ups can be made, that’s even better!

Source: Official International Homepage

RollingStone.com: Cranberries Wake Up

June 1, 2001  |  Comments Off on RollingStone.com: Cranberries Wake Up  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Cranberries Wake Up
After lengthy layoff, Irish band will return with new album in the fall

There have been a lot of changes within the Cranberries since America last heard from the Limerick Ireland quartet. What’s most notable though, as the band sit in a London studio to discuss their October 23rd MCA release, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, is the fervor in which they speak about their renewed commitment to the group, a result of the internal baby boom that paralleled the recording of the effort. “You don’t take the band for granted so much any more,” begins frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan who gave birth to her second child midway through laying down tracks on the band’s fifth studio album. “You kind of enjoy it more if you have children. If the band is your whole life you get sick of it ’cause you’re eating, drinking, sleeping the Cranberries. When you go and have children you have something real and something that’s more important ultimately — something that needs you more than anything else. Then it puts the challenge back into the band and you almost have to kind of work.”

“It’s easier to do this,” adds guitarist Noel Hogan, whose second daughter Sophie was born in March. “With a baby you can’t take a lunch break.”

So with this new enthusiasm and joined by producer Stephen Street, who worked on the group’s first two releases, which produced worldwide hits “Linger” and “Zombie,” the band laid down tracks for Wake Up in two sessions: one in Dublin last fall and the other in London in May. These resulted in a maturation of the Cranberries token Celtic rock sound, and in particular O’Riordan’s most confident vocals to date on tracks like potential first single “Analyze” with its echoes of “Ode to My Family,” the anthemic “This Is the Day,” and the delicate “Chocolate Brown.”

Having switched to new label MCA “because the music came secondary,” at their previous home Island, according to drummer Fergal Lawler, the Cranberries are looking forward to launching Wake Up in October. They are also gearing up for a 2002 tour to connect with longtime fans the band are sure haven’t been swayed by an American music scene weaned on the likes of Britney Spears and Limp Bizkit.

“We don’t’ really worry about it because we have our own Web site and we know how many Cranberry fans there are out there that have been following the band for years and years and years,” says O’Riordan. “I don’t think they’re suddenly going to get up and walk away just because Britney Spears is being played on the radio more than us. We have the history that a lot of those bands don’t. This is our fifth album not our first. So sure we were the big stars earlier . . . but what happens is a lot of bands can’t follow up and we followed it up time and time again. So we’re not looking for that anymore. We’ve been there, we’ve done that and now were just kind of surfing the ways and enjoying things.”

JOLIE LASH (June 1, 2001)

Source: Rolling Stone

Scans of Blue Jean magazine’s “Greatest Hits” CD-ROM

May 30, 2001  |  Comments Off on Scans of Blue Jean magazine’s “Greatest Hits” CD-ROM  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Late last year, we reported of an official Greatest Hits promo CD from the Turkish magazine, “Blue Jeans”. We now have new details of the CD-ROM and some nice scans of it to boot.

The CD-ROM’s cover has a wicked photo of the band from their “Bury the Hatchet” photo shoot, and on the CD and back, a now-famous photo from the Fleadh Festival in 1994. On the CD-ROM, there are such features as a discography, several high-quality music video clips, lyrics, a photo gallery, as well as an “audio mix”. It’s still unknown if the release will play on a conventional CD player or is CD-ROM only.

The CD-ROM features the following tracks:
1. Zombie
2. Salvation
3. Linger
4. Dreams
5. Ode To My Family
6. I Can’t Be With You
7. Ridiculous Thoughts
8. Animal Instinct
9. Just My Imagination
10. Promises

The Herald will be receiving their own copy of this release in a few weeks, so perhaps we’ll post our own impressions of it. And now on to the scans…

The Cranberries storm entertainment weekly poll

May 28, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries storm entertainment weekly poll  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

In a recent poll posted on Entertainment Weekly Online, the popular magazine asked visitors to pick their favorite Irish musician(s). Shockingly, The Cranberries pulled out a clear lead, over double the closest competition, U2. As of today, The Crans hold 59.41% of the vote, U2 holds 28.17%, The Corrs with 3.78%, The Pogues with 2.01% and Van Morrison in fifth with a meager 1.71%. Tough luck to Enya, Sinead O’Connor, and everyone else… they’re all further down on the list.

The poll is still open, so if you feel the need to rub it in the nose of U2 and The Corrs, or just view the complete results, check it out here (Link no longer available)

Source: Entertainment Weekly

New band photo, “Wake Up” engineer announced

May 24, 2001  |  Comments Off on New band photo, “Wake Up” engineer announced  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The “CranFan Exclusive” page of The Cranberries Official page has updated with a brand new photo of the band, taken on the last day of mixing “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” in London’s Townhouse Studios, May 17th. Amazingly, we have some news from this photo alone. Leftmost is Cenzo Townshend, whom the band has selected to mix the new the album. From left to right is Engineer Cenzo Townshend, Noel, Producer Stephen Street, Dolores, Mike, and Fergal.

The band looks a bit different since we saw them last in late March. Dolores now has medium length natural brown hair (instead of the previous blonde) and Fergal has ditched the bleached hair.

Those wishing to gain access to the CranFran Exclusive area should sign up on the mailing list on the official page!

Engineer Cenzo Townshend, Noel, Producer Stephen Street, Dolores, Mike, Fergal

Source: Official International Homepage

Dolores discusses “Wake Up” on official site

May 21, 2001  |  Comments Off on Dolores discusses “Wake Up” on official site  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores has posted some news on the official page, where she is on the way back from the completion of “Wake Up”‘s mixing in London. She explains the reasoning behind the new title and the overall feel of the album, “It’s gonna be called ‘Wake Up And Smell The Coffee’, because that’s where I’m at in my life and all of the boys in the band relate to it. It sounds killer, really! There’s stuff on there that we could never have done years ago. I guess as you get more wrinkles and grey hair, you also become wiser, more assertive, and more positive!”

The band threw an “end of studio” party in London on Thursday night to celebrate the completion of the new CD. “We went to a trendy restaurant and had some amazing food, and of course wine. (Sake actually!) There were a lot of sick heads going around the next day, needless to say!”, she wrote.

And lastly, Dolores discusses her newfound maternal bliss. “I’m soooo looking forward to getting back to my babies. It’s soooo cool! Molly is getting bigger and more beautiful and Taylor really loves her. I’m such a lucky blessed person. I’m so thankful to God for what I have. On my eleven years of touring, I’ve seen so much deprivation and sadness. Life’s so short, it’s essential to put love and happiness first. I can’t function without love.”

Oh, and she vows to stay away from mushrooms now after her “near to death experience” of nearly choking on one a few months ago!

Sources: Official International Homepage

The meaning of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”

May 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on The meaning of “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

If English is a second language to you, you may not understand the phrase “wake up and smell the coffee”. It is an English idiom, like “Bury the Hatchet” (which means “leave bad things in the past”).
“Wake up and smell the coffee” means in English “Pay attention!” or “Realize this!”
It is sometimes a very mild insult.

We hope this a help to all our foreign readers!

Source: Exclusive

The Cranberries LEAVE Island Records!!

May 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on The Cranberries LEAVE Island Records!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Another brand new interview with CDNOW.com confirms it: The Cranberries quietly moved onto the MCA Label last fall. MCA is not an entirely separate music label, but yet another under the huge umbrella of the Universal Music Group (thanks to Vance for the tip). The reason should be very obvious to any fan that remembers April 1999 well.

The merging of record companies is usually a mess-maker for both artists and avid fans. “Bury the Hatchet” received sub-par promotion, which can be tracked in sales figures and chart placing. But the band doesn’t care about that and neither do I. What they do care about, though, is when their own fans don’t even know that they have a new album out. This was be exemplified in Dolores’s 1999 interview with Craig Kilborn, where she said Bury the Hatchet was, “going pretty good, it’s just that alot of fans are coming up, going, ‘Oh, Dolores, have you guys got a new album coming out?’ And I’m like, ‘It came out six months ago!’, so it’s that kind of thing.”

She further continued with her dissent, “It’s [BTH] doin’ OK, like, but alot of people don’t really know it’s out and stuff, ’cause our record company [Island] got bought out, so at the moment it’s a bit messy over here [in the United States].” It may be because management decided that MCA could represent the band better than Island that the band made the move.

The Cranberries signed onto Island Records in summer 1991 for a 10-year 6-album contract. That 10-year mark is quickly approaching and the band has had four studio albums on the label. No doubt the March 20th release of “Bury the Hatchet: The Complete Sessions” in the US counts as one album release. As for the 6th, it’s vague at the moment. 1995’s “Doors and Windows” CD-Rom/B-sides disc may have counted as one album release. Also, Fergal noted last year in a chat with “El Foco” that the band has acquired rights to their 1991 “Uncertain” EP (originally on Xeric records) and that the band plans to do full B-sides release sometime in the future. Even so, it may be that the band won’t even be obligated to a 6th Island release because Island is now part of Universal and they will still be publishing the album on Universal.

Here’s today’s brand new info, stright form CDNOW.com:
The Cranberries Move Forward With Wake Up And Smell The Coffee May 18, 2001, 2:10 pm PT

Ireland’s Cranberries have decided on nine of the tracks that will help make up the band’s forthcoming album, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, due Oct. 23 on MCA Records.

In addition to the previously reported tracks “Analyze,” “Time Is Ticking Out,” and “Never Grow Old,” the band has decided on “This Is the Day,” “Dying Inside,” “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” “Chocolate Brown,” “I Really Hope,” and “Cape Town” for the album, which is the band’s fifth album and first for MCA.

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee, recorded at Windmill Lane studio in Dublin, Ireland (where U2 recently recorded All That You Can’t Leave Behind), was produced by Stephen Street (Smiths, Blur). The Cranberries signed to MCA Records last fall after a four-album stint at Island Records. Coffee is expected to contain 13 tracks.

– Kevin Raub

Partial Source: CDNOW.com

Up-to-date “Wake Up” song titles list

May 19, 2001  |  Comments Off on Up-to-date “Wake Up” song titles list  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We’ve gathered all of the info of the past few days and past few months and here is the current known song listing for the upcoming album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Note that these songs are in no order of any kind — this is NOT the way they will appear on the album.

Album:
· “Analyze”
· “Time is Ticking Out”
· “Never Grow Old”
· “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”
· “This is the Day”
· “Dying Inside”
· “Chocolate Brown”
· “I Really Hope”
· “Cape Town”
· “Pretty Eyes”
· “The Concept”
· +2 More Unannounced titles

B-Sides:
· “In the Ghetto”
· +4 More Unannounced titles · Various Remixes

And, of course, some commentary. “Cape Town” was originally written last summer when the band was touring South Africa. It was first disclosed under the tentative title “Down in Cape Town”, but it has now officially been shortened. Also, the planned remixes will almost assuredly be remixes of new songs. Because this album is on a new label for the band, MCA, remixing old songs could strike a major conflict with Island without proper permission.

Sources: Various (Recap)

Official news from the official site

May 18, 2001  |  Comments Off on Official news from the official site  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The official site has updated with much more info on the fifth album, “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”. Apparently, it wasn’t forseen that the new interviews posted yesterday would appear so soon and so now the official site has filled us in on the particulars. According to the page, “The interviews are continuing, and are going extremely well! Reaction to the new album has been phenomenal!”

New titles have also been revealed: “Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” is the title track. Others include “Chocolate Brown”, “This Is The Day”, and “The Concept”.

The site promises to have constant updates with exclusive info, so we will assuredly keep our eyes fixed on the screen.

Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

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