About this section (Press Kits)

Promotional materials that provide information about the band. Sent by the record company to media outlets, concert promoters, venues... Press Kits generally contain a biography, a press release sheet, photo(s), and sometimes press article excerpts. Often distributed to announce a release and/or a tour, they were never made available in stores to the general public.

Press Kits

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EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT, SO WHY CAN’T WE? (1992-1993-1994)


  • Dreams (the 2nd single) + The Tour (Sept./Oct./Nov. 1992) + Everybody Else… (the debut album) – Island Records – 1992 – UK
    2 copies of A5 glossy flyer with photo of the band on one side, release & tour dates on reverse.
    1-page copy of faxed press release plus copy of promotional notice
    8×10 inch photo (originally unsigned, signatures below were obtained later)

  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? – Island Records / PolyGram Label Group – 1993 – USA – v1
    1-page biography
    8×10 inch photo

  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? – Island Records / PolyGram Label Group – 1993 – USA – v2
    1-page biography (same as v1)
    8×10 inch photo

  • Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? – Island Records / PolyGram Label Group – 1994 – USA
    1-page biography (same as v1)
    10-page reprints of press cuttings
    8×10 inch photo (same as v2)


NO NEED TO ARGUE (1994-1995)


  • No Need To Argue – Island Records – 1994 – USA
    1-page press release
    8×10 inch photo

  • No Need To Argue – Island Records – 1995 – USA
    2-page biography
    40-page reprints of press cuttings (not shown on photo below)
    8×10 inch photo

  • The Cranberries are coming!!!! – US August tour dates – Island Records – 1995 – USA
    1-page press release about the tour and a 3-page biography (stapled together)
    8×10 inch photo


DOORS AND WINDOWS (1995)


  • Doors And Windows – Floppy Disk For PC – Interactive Press Kit – USA

  • Doors And Windows – Floppy Disk For Macintosh – Interactive Press Kit – USA


TO THE FAITHFUL DEPARTED (1996)


  • To The Faithful Departed – Mercury Records / Island Records – Germany
    2-page press release (one sheet printed on both sides)
    2 slides
    8×10 inch photo

  • To The Faithful Departed – Island Records – USA – v1
    2-page press release (one cardstock paper printed on both sides)
    8×10 inch photo

  • To The Faithful Departed – Island Records – USA – v2
    2-page press release (one sheet printed on both sides – exact same text as v1)
    8×10 inch photo (same as v1)

  • The Cranberries US Tour Is Set – Shore Fire Media – USA
    1-page press release about the tour and 4-page reprints of press cuttings
    8×10 inch photo


BURY THE HATCHET (1999-2000)


  • Bury The Hatchet – Mercury Records – 1999 – Germany
    2-page press release (one sheet printed on both sides)
    2 photos

  • Promises / Bury The Hatchet – Mercury Records / Island Records – 1999 – Germany
    A4 folder with BTH artworks
    2-page biography
    2-page discography
    2-page media schedule
    1-page sales and awards
    2 photos


WAKE UP AND SMELL THE COFFEE (2001-2002)


  • Wake Up And Smell The Coffee – MCA Records – 2001 – USA
    2-page press release (one sheet printed on both sides)
    8×10 inch photo


STARS THE BEST OF 1992-2002 (2002)


  • Stars The Best Of 1992-2002 – Universal Music Group – 2002 – USA
    2-page press release
    8×10 inch photo (same as Wake Up And Smell The Coffeee’s Press Kit)

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