Once again, the song “Dreams” appears in another trailer.
The movie “Dream Scenario” with Nicolas Cage will be in cinemas/theaters on 10 November 2023.
Thanks to Yagiz for the link!
Even if you are not really into sports, you probably know this is the Rugby World Cup these days. The event is happening in France in September and October and “Zombie” has clearly become the Irish rugby team unofficial anthem.
For sure the song is at least synonymous to Irish rugby this year in Ireland. After each victory, the Irish team is taking a lapse of honor and The Cranberries song is played on the PA systems in stadiums. No need to say the crowd is singing/belting out the lyrics loud.
First was “Dreams” with the Limerick Hurling team, now is “Zombie” with the Rugby national team!
As always, the choice of a song makes debat, and “Zombie” is no exception with a few critics emerging. Well… that’s part of the fame/success.
There are many articles about that in the Irish press (and even UK) since the beginning of the world cup, and even more since the victory over South Africa (the world champion team) last Saturday in Paris at Stade de France.
Read just a few articles online by clicking below (and a lot more available on Google search):
Unexpected! The Cranberries first album will be released on dark green vinyl on 13 October 2023. The limited edition is already available to preorder on the French website fnac.com as a Fnac Exclusive. No more information yet to know if this concerns France only or more countries…
UPDATE – 13 SEPTEMBER
Thanks to Dan, Kevin and Timmi for the links.
Dolores O’Riordan (Estate) have partnered with BMG to release unreleased solo recordings on what should become Dolores’ 3rd solo album. Further announcements soon…
edit 1: and by BMG themselves on bmg.com
edit 2: it would appear that Dan Brodbeck will be producing the album, although no official confirmation has been published yet.
The Cranberries have announced on their website and socials today (Twitter X, Facebook, Instagram, and nothing on TikTok yet) the release of the long-awaited 25th Anniversary Edition of their 3rd studio album simply named “To The Faithful Departed Deluxe Remaster”
Notice the new font(s)!
There are 4 different editions to be released on 13 October 2023:
More info and pre-order directly on udiscovermusic.com
The yellow 2LP is now marked as sold out on the US store.
For those living in Europe you can pre-order all 4 editions on the German store udiscover-music.de meaning no custom taxes at arrival, and the yellow edition is still available for now.
Same for those living in the UK through the UK store recordstore.co.uk.
Make it fast!
The yellow 2LP is now back in stock on the US store!!!!
For those living in Mexico pre-order on udiscover.mx
Both a “To The Faithful Departed” Double LP Limited Edition and a Japanese Deluxe Remaster SHM 3CD to be released late September and early October were spotted by fans. These are 2 different items and definitely not a 3+2 CD&LP pack. Only pre-orders for now.
Artworks are not available yet.
Special thanks to John Massaro and the DOR/TC Collection Facebook Group for the information!
Also spotted on vintagevinyl.com
Amazon UK has a deluxe audio CD boxset with no other information yet.
Also spotted on eBay (same seller’s other items) a 1LP edition to be released late September as well. Unlike the 2LP edition, this one is not marked as limited.
The Alabamahalle 1994 show was already released on many bootleg CDs before so nothing really new here. Only for die-hard collectors who want the LP format!
To be released on 30 June 2023.
More info and pre-order on juno.co.uk for example.
The George Hotel unveiled on their socials today a brand new Cranberries mural approved by the band and created by artist Tom Collins who already created the “Everybody Else” giant sign a few years ago. The mural is located on the terrace wall of the hotel.
These last 24 hours, the Limerick artist Tom Collins published 4 videos of the making of on Instagram (Stories).
And The George Hotel did the same, sharing/re-sharing on their Instagram (Stories) as well, 3 videos and 1 photo.
“Go Your Own Way” recorded live at Les Eurockéennes De Belfort on 8 July 2000 in France was recently shared on YouTube by Séquence SDP. They already shared 2 tracks of this concert before in the past months/years (I Can’t Be With You, Just My Imagination)
“Dreams” is the soundtrack of the new airbnb commercial titled “airbnb rooms – Edinburgh”
Watch the English version on YouTube shared by user Ad Archives. Please note that, as usual with commercials, some local versions are known to exist as well.
The BBC 4 is still repeating original Top Of The Pops programmes in 2023. Yesterday aired the one with The Cranberries playing “Zombie” first broadcast on 29 September 1994.
(Musical playback performance with live vocals)
3 more lyrics have been recently added to the Dolores O’Riordan for #bravehood collection which counted 4 lyrics from 4 songs already.
2 new lyrics from “Dreaming My Dreams” and “Tomorrow” and just like the previous ones, available on T-Shirt, Hoodie, Tote Bag, and with the exact same color options.
And the 3rd new lyrics from “Zombie” (a second version with another part of the song) and only available on white T-Shirt in a special edition limited to 200.
Sold exclusively on supportbravehood.org until the end of this month, the net proceeds will go to War Child UK to help children in emergencies in Ukraine, Turkey, Syria, Sudan, Yemen.
“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” is available on vinyl today and earlier in the morning Cranberries Italia shared on their socials some of the first great photos. Special thanks to them!
As you can see, the edition is pretty basic inside, just one transparent vinyl and the inner sleeve with lyrics and art and that’s pretty much it. No extra bonus, no extra pictures, no double vinyl, no gatefold. So don’t expect too much, this is not an anniversary edition, just the album released for the first time on vinyl.
UPDATE · 22 April
This is the day!
The vinyl is officially available today even if a few lucky fans managed to get it yesterday.
Below is one of the first photos shared on Instagram where you can see the whole thing, transparent vinyl and inner sleeve.
In the last issue of the electronic journal of the Spanish Association For Irish Studies (AEDEI), a comprehensive analysis about the 3rd studio album of The Cranberries based on interviews and academic research.
Special thanks to Josep for the link.
The BBC 4 is repeating whole original “Top Of The Pops” programmes in 2023. It is also available on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast for UK viewers and in UK only.
For now 2 episodes with The Cranberries were rebroadcast.
“Linger” which originally aired on 10 February 1994 and “Dreams” originally aired on 5 May 1994.
Both performances were captured and uploaded on YouTube recently (up to 1080p), thanks to users TOTP 80s & 90s Archive and TopOfThePopsFan
4 new T-Shirts celebrating the 30th anniversary of “Everybody Else” have recently appeared on the official merch of The Cranberries.
Niall Quinn turns 50 today. Happy half-century, we wish you a wonderful celebration!
If you want to celebrate with a former The Cranberry Saw Us member, Niall is live on stage tonight with special guests in Limerick at Dolans/Kasbah, and featuring songs of his bands The Hitchers, Theme Tune Boy, Half Man Half Biscuit. “Expect decks, drums and a proper punky party”
UPDATE · 11 March
Setlist, as published by Niall.
Photo from the show by @seodashows
RTÉ Archives published on their website yesterday a rare video of The Cranberries appearing on the Irish Television programme “Kenny Live”
The band performed “Dreams” 30 years ago on this day (well, yesterday).
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” Island/UMe is releasing the album in Dolby ATMOS.
Fergal says, “The Atmos remixes are a whole different listening experience for us. It feels more like being onstage at a concert, being surrounded by the band. There are certain intricate parts that subtly pop out every now and then, causing you to feel more immersed in the songs”
No need to own a Dolby ATMOS equipment like home cinema or else to experience it (even if that’s the best option), it still works with headphones or any other stereo equipments, delivering a more immersive sound anyway.
Listen to this brand new 30th Anniversary mix immediately and exclusively on Apple Music, Amazon Music, and Tidal. All 3 links Here.
Thanks to @CindaUy on Twitter for the screen shot (looks like Apple Music on iPhone) where you can see the new Dolby ATMOS logo.
UPDATE · 4 March
A very rare and previously unpublished bootleg video recently surfaced on YouTube. The Cranberries live in Camden, NJ, USA in August 1995. Complete show.
Date on YouTube is incorrect, in fact 8 August 1995 as it appears on the video at some point. Apparently there was confusion with the show in Camden a few years later on 17 August 1999.
Special thanks to Alex Verveboy for the info.
“Wake Up And Smell The Coffee” issued for the first time on vinyl for Record Store Day 2023.
To be released on 22 April 2023.
Special thanks to Dan on Twitter!
New bootleg LP to be released on 3 February 2023. Nothing really new here as all 3 radio shows were already released on bootleg CDs before.
For die-hard collectors only!
More info and pre-order on juno.co.uk for example.
A rare and previously unpublished video recorded in Portugal in Lisboa on 11 April 2002 surfaced on YouTube 2 days ago. Thanks to user Mónica Moreira for this gem.
A bootleg video of this show recorded from the audience is already well known to the fans.
This time the video is from a professional camera on tripod, probably recorded from the mixing desk as it often is the case for TV crews generally authorized to record the first 2 or 3 songs of a show. It seems this footage was never broadcast anywhere (?)
“Zombie” being the second song of the set, there is a big chance that the first song (Wake Up And Smell The Coffee) was recorded as well.