“Beneath the Skin” press release

December 17, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Beneath the Skin” press release  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Image Entertainment, the distributor of the upcoming VHS and DVD “Beneath the Skin” has posted a new press release on their website. No really new info. here, but it is newsworthy.

IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT TO RELEASE DVD AND VIDEOCASSETTE OF “THE CRANBERRIES: BENEATH THE SKIN: LIVE IN PARIS” ON JANUARY 2, 2001

 

Worldwide Home Video and Broadcast Rights Granted in Exclusive Agreement with Island Records, Inc.

 

CHATSWORTH, CA (December 5, 2000) – Image Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISK), a leading licensee and distributor of DVD programming in North America, today announced the January 2, 2001 release of The Cranberries Beneath the Skin: Live In Paris, filmed at the Palais Omnisport de Paris Bercy in Paris. The DVD and videocassette are being released through an exclusive agreement with Island Records, Inc. that grants Image all facets of home video and broadcast distribution throughout the world.

 

The Cranberries, featuring vocalist and songwriter, Dolores O’Riordan-Burton, guitarist and co-writer, Noel Hogan, bassist, Mike Hogan and drummer Fergal Lawler, reside in their hometown of Limerick, Ireland. The quartet was formed in 1989 and their first single, “Uncertain”, was released in 1991. The band’s first album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, was released in March 1993 and has sold over five million copies, spawning two hit singles: “Linger” and “Dreams”. From there, The Cranberries went on to release No Need To Argue and To the Faithful Departed, each album more successful than the last, and winning international awards and recognition, including the MTV Award for European Single of the Year for “Zombie.”

 

The Cranberries most recent tour began in Oslo, Norway in 1998 and lasted 18 months, reaching 700,000 fans, in 90 cities over four continents. Their most recent album, Bury the Hatchet, topped the charts around the world. To date the band has sold over 33 million albums. This is their first concert, since 1994, to be released to home video, and marks The Cranberries first ever DVD release.

 

The DVD will feature Dolby Digital 5.1 multichannel audio and exclusive bonus features including documentary footage, bonus performances from MTV Unplugged, promotional videos, rare live performance footage and more! The video was produced by Ned O’Hanlon for Timeless Music and Dreamchaser Productions and executive produced by Lewis Kovac. Audio was produced by the band and the program was directed by Maurice Linnane. Menuing and design for the project were handled by legendary artist, Storm Thorgerson.

 

The Cranberries are currently writing and recording new material for their fifth album, slated for release in Autumn 2001 by Universal Music Group.

 

Image Entertainment, Inc. is a leading aggregator of content for DVD with over 1,200 Image-exclusive DVD titles in release. The Company also has exclusive videocassette, broadcast, streaming video and downloading rights for certain properties. The Company maintains its distribution facility in Las Vegas, Nevada and is one of the largest distributors of DVD programming in North America. Additionally, Image has distribution agreements in Japan, China and Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and throughout most of Europe for select programming on DVD and videotape as well as for broadcast. The Company owns and operates an e-commerce subsidiary, DVDPlanet.com.

Source: Image Entertainment

“Dreams” dance remix airing in the UK

December 16, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Dreams” dance remix airing in the UK  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Dario G, a popular dance artist in the UK, has decided to take on the fragile task of creating a dance remix of the Cranberries’ well-known “Dreams”. The song will definitely see a release in the UK early next year, possibly late January or early February 2001 (probably as an independent single). For those that recieve the UK digital music channel, The Box, it is now available for listening via selection number 268. The song has just been added to the channel as a Box Fresh Exclusive, which points to its forthcoming release soon.

The Cranberries’ songs have seen a varied mix of good and deplorable remixes. Unfortunately, the deplorable ones have been the ones recieving the most publicity. For those looking for a good mix, check out the “How” mix on the “Linger” single, “Pretty (Radical Mix)” on the “Pret-a-Porter Ready to Wear” soundtrack, or the elusive “Twenty-One (c-On Air Remix)”, which is not available on any official release. Stay away from A.D.A.M.’s “Zombie Dance Mix”, which got a single in the UK along with some radio airplay there. Also steer clear of the “Zombie (Camel’s Hump Remix)” available on the US single of “Free To Decide/When You’re Gone”.

Source: Loud and Clear 2001

2-Sided “Beneath the Skin” DVD?

December 16, 2000  |  Comments Off on 2-Sided “Beneath the Skin” DVD?  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Apparently, the idea of a DVD playable on a CD player is not as impossible as it seems. Several other bands have done the same thing. How? By manufacturing a double-sided DVD, one side with audio data for CD players, the other with DVD data for DVD players. If what Mike said in the E-Merge chat is true, then this is probably what the band is planning. Now, fans without a DVD player may feel compelled to buy both the VHS and DVD version — VHS for watching, DVD for listening.

Once again, “Beneath the Skin: Live in Paris” is due out in America on January 2nd.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Norbert Brühn of Zombieguide Germany

Special to re-air on MTV Italy

December 16, 2000  |  Comments Off on Special to re-air on MTV Italy  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

If you live in Italy, or receive MTV Italy, mark your calenders and set your VCRs for Wednesday, the 20th at 9 P.M. The station will be re-airing the special “Simply the Best — A Night with the Cranberries”. The show originally aired this past July, but a few missed it. The show features an interview with Dolores and Fergal, along with airing all of the band’s videos, except for the new “You and Me”.

Source: Thanks to Daria

Official greatest hits CD released

December 9, 2000  |  Comments Off on Official greatest hits CD released  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

…but only in Turkey. Completionists looking for something new and especially rare to add to their collection can look for the new “The Cranberries Greatest Hits”. The disc is licensed by Universal, but is only available as a pack-in with the recent issue of the Turkish magazine “Blue Jeans”. The disc includes both CD audio components as well as enhanced CD-ROM features. There are 10 audio tracks, while the CD-ROM includes videos for “Zombie”, “Linger”, “Dreams”, and others, as well as lyrics and a photo gallery. The CD does come with its own case and packaging, but no scans for the moment. Zombieguide will have more info as it comes in.

Source: Exclusive

No tour until 2002

December 6, 2000  |  Comments Off on No tour until 2002  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

The Official Cranberries Homepage has updated their tour section with a new notice. Aside from the note that the band is currently working on a new album, due in Autumn 2001, they add that “a tour is not anticipated until early 2002”. This is a rather disappointing note, as the band began touring weeks before the release of their last album in order to promote it. Now, it appears that the band will either be doing promo work or else just resting. Hopefully, it’s the former as not doing any promo work for an album will slaughter its sales.

Source: The Official International Cranberries Homepage

Official news

November 23, 2000  |  Comments Off on Official news  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Fergal has updated the official page with a bit of promising news. The song “Analyze”, played last week at the once-off Dublin gig will be included in a movie starring Keanu Reeves and Charlize Theron in February. The title, which slipped his mind, is “Sweet November”. To check out the news, click here (No longer available)

Source: The Official International Cranberries Homepage

Dublin setlist, new song clips !

November 17, 2000  |  Comments Off on Dublin setlist, new song clips !  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

An Ireland Corner has gotten ahold of a recording of the Dublin show from Saturday and has been gracious enough to post some clips of the two new songs!
Here is the setlist from the show, as well as the new MP3 clips.

1. Time is Ticking Out (MP3, 59 sec, 232k)
2. Linger
3. In the Ghetto (Elvis Cover)
4. Ode to My Family
5. Shattered
6. Animal Instinct
7. Loud and Clear
8. I Can’t Be with You
9. Analyze (MP3, 31 sec, 124k)

Quality is not top-notch, as it appears to be taken from the webcast. However, no doubt a bootleg of the show will begin spreading quickly among traders. In the meantime, enjoy this first glimpse at the new album!

Source: An Ireland Corner

Dublin gig photos

November 14, 2000  |  Comments Off on Dublin gig photos  |  by Zombieguide News Archive  |  The Cranberries

Although they decided not to make the webcast a universal privilage, E- Merge has posted some shots of the show, and even those take some serious searching of the site to find. Thanks to Norbert Brühn of Zombieguide Germany for finding them.

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Source: E-Merge

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