The song appears in a very funny scene of a house party and home karaoke of the British/Irish series “This Way Up”.
Thanks to Benjamin for the info!
Fans who have already placed their “No Need To Argue (Remastered)” order on udiscovermusic.com and recordstore.co.uk have been receiving emails since last night to inform them that the release date has now changed to November 13th.
One may note that Amazon hasn’t yet sent emails to customers and still mentions September 18th as the release date, although this is likely to be amended in the upcoming hours and it should probably be the same for all the other stores.
Thanks to Lorenzo for the Record Store screen shot.
UPDATE – AUGUST 30
Today, The Cranberries posted a message on their socials (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) regarding the new release date. The last line of their message is a little longer on Facebook and Instagram, “We are so sorry to disappoint, but this is very much out of our control, and we hope you all understand.”
The previews of the artwork of the NNTA (Remastered) editions, LP and CD, appeared for the 1st time today on eBay.
One may note that unlike the “EEIDI 25th Anniversary Edition” there is no mention of a “25th Anniversary Edition” nor an “Expanded Edition” on the artwork, just an ordinary sticker.
We have just learned of the passing of a well known fan from Brazil in the Cranberries community, Elio Maraia Jr., whom we were used to know as Elio O’Riordan Junior.
Elio was the founder of the 1st fanclub in Brazil and former webmaster of “ZombieGuide South America”.
We felt it was important to let fans know as we believe some of our followers may have been closed to him.
Tonight we keep him in our thoughts.
May you rest in peace, Elio, your love for Dolores and the band will forever be remembered.
The full special concert “Songs From An Empty Room” is available on replay on the RTÉ Player until August 25th. The TV program includes an interview with Noel Hogan & Danny O’Reilly from the band The Coronas (starts at 1:11:58) as well as their performance of “Linger” with some chords (starts at 1:35:40).
Note: The RTÉ Player is not working on every browser!
30 years ago today, The Cranberry Saw Us – not yet The Cranberries – played their first concert with Dolores O’Riordan as new lead singer replacing Niall Quinn. They were opening that day for the band They Do It With Mirrors. The show took place in Limerick at Cruises Hotel in the Ruby’s Club.
Rare photos from 1994(?) taken backstage at Theatre Royal in Limerick during a break when The Cranberries were recording “Zombie”. Fergal had just cut his long hair and Noel cut his shortly after for the “Zombie” video.
Fergal and Noel with Seamus Flynn – former owner of the Theatre Royal – his wife Patricia and his son Darragh. Photo credits: Laurie (Fergal’s wife).
Thanks to Seamus for the pics and story behind!
The EP features the track “Heartbreaker” which Cranberries fans are familiar with as Olé used to play it when presenting D.A.R.K. tracks Live PA as opener of The Cranberries on their 2017 tour.
One may thus wonder if the other unreleased tracks Olé played live on this tour will ever be released – and as solo material or D.A.R.K.? Let’s note that some of them featured Dolores’ voice so we could expect them to make it on the second album of D.A.R.K. that was already recorded when Dolores passed away and will hopefully see the light one day.
“MMXX” also includes an interesting cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U”.
Let Olé know what you think of his work!
The 2LP, 2CD, 1CD versions of “No Need To Argue (Remastered)” are now available to buy on The Cranberries official online store but not the Transparent Vinyl version (yet?).
Interesting fact, the edition on the store is simply titled “Remastered” and not 25th Anniversary nor Expanded, even if description reads “Remastered and expanded versions of No Need To Argue”.
If you missed the livestream of The Cranberries on Facebook it is available for replay:
The band and their host Pr Eoin Devereux were live from The Strand hotel in Limerick (where Dolores gave her last ever interview) to announce the release of “No Need To Argue (Expanded Edition)”.
Photo credit: Pr Eoin Devereux (Twitter)
Amazon.co.uk just revealed that a 2-disc version of NNTA will be released on 18 September 2020 featuring the below tracks:
1. Ode To My Family
2. I Can’t Be With You
3. Twenty One
6. Everything I Said
7. The Icicle Melts
9. Ridiculous Thoughts
10. Dreaming My Dreams
11. Yeats’ Grave
12. Daffodil Lament
13. No Need To Argue
14. Yesterday’s Gone (MTV unplugged)
16. I Don’t Need
17. So Cold In Ireland
18. (They Long To Be) Close To You
19. Zombie (A Camel’s Hump Remix by The Orb)
1. Song To My Family (Magic Shop Demos)
2. So Cold In Ireland (Magic Shop Demos)
3. Empty (Magic Shop Demos)
4. Ridiculous Thoughts (Magic Shop Demos)
5. Everything I Said (Magic Shop Demos)
6. Yeats’ Grave (Magic Shop Demos)
7. Serious (Demo)
8. Away (Demo)
9. I Don’t Need (Demo)
10. Dreaming My Dreams (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
11. Daffodil Lament (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
12. The Icicle Melts (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
13. No Need To Argue (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
14. Empty (Liverpool Royal Court 14.10.1994)
15. I Can’t Be With You (National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995)
16. Ridiculous Thoughts (National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995)
17. Zombie (National Stadium, Milton Keynes, 30.07.1995)
The description reads:
“Expanded reissue of No Need to Argue – the second studio album by Irish alternative rock band The Cranberries. Originally released in 1994, the album was the band’s highest-selling shifting over 17 million copies worldwide and contains the band’s most successful single Zombie. The expanded 2LP features the remastered album plus three b-sides, Yesterday’s Gone and the band’s cover of the Carpenters (They long to be) Close to You. Includes a 5,000 word sleevenote on the history of the album written by the band’s archivist Eoin Devereux who wrote the sleevenote to the reissue of their debut album.”
This obviously should be the
25th Anniversary Edition [Remastered and Expanded] although it is not specified for now. We should know more about it in the upcoming hours.
Thanks to Yann for the link!
UPDATE – JULY 8 – 6:10 PM (BST)
Official title: “No Need To Argue (Remastered and Expanded)”
To be released on 2CD and 2LP.
Release date confirmed.
Press Release here.
UPDATE – JULY 8 – 8:20 PM (BST)
Amazon UK has now added the titles on their pages concerning this “Remastered and Expanded” edition (no 25th Anniversary edition references anywhere!) and they clearly mixed up their listings between the Double LP and the Double CD editions. There is also a 1CD edtion, and all 3 versions are available for pre-order now.
No sign of a boxset nor a dvd!
UPDATE – JULY 8 – 9:30 PM (BST)
Would you like to design the cover of the new album “Salvation” to be released early next year?
Your design to be sent by Friday, 7 August 2020.
Read all details on the article published today on 2fm.rte.ie
With consent from The Cranberries, this tribute album will feature 11 of the best and brightest names on the Irish music scene including Aimee, Moncrief, Sorcha Richardson, Walking On Cars and Sinead O’Connor, each performing their own version of a song from the band.
The Cranberries posted on Instagram today 2 photos of the test pressings of NNTA 25th Anniversary Edition. There is no information about the tracklist yet.
These are test pressings for the band. Official vinyl, cd, boxset etc… made for the 25th Anniversary Edition are still soon to be released (possibly September/October Fergal said in the interview for LíR Media TV).
Catalog numbers: 5391296, 5391297
Dear fellow Cranberries fans and collectors,
First, we would like to thank all of you who went out their way to share their thoughts with us by emails, PMs, on our socials or on our website, regarding the eBay listing, analyzing all possible details.
As the auction is to end tomorrow, here is our last recap on the Cranberries World’s plans and all the infos we gathered these last 8 days.
First thing you all need to know is that we contacted eBay so as to make sure we would be covered by their « buyer protection » if these tapes turned out not to be as claimed.
They answered that bootleg concerts are not allowed to be sold on their platform.
A quick look at eBay’s policies and you’ll see that « Counterfeit copies are illegal and not allowed on ebay, examples include Bootleg recordings from concerts. These items may infringe on someone’s copyright ».
Digging deeper, we found out that Paypal lists « items that infringe or violate any copyright » under the « things that are not covered under the buyer protection ».
It is also specified that counterfeit and illegal items are to be « confiscated » and not returned to the seller in case buyer were to ask for a refund, meaning those tapes would be lost forever.
As a consequence everyone has to be aware that buyer is very likely not to get any refund if these tapes do not feature the content that is listed!!!
The financial risk is thus huge, as it now means losing several thousands of dollars.
Nonetheless, The Cranberries World team, with the help of other fansites and fans, has decided to keep going with the initial plan providing that we receive the samples seller stated we will all obtain, as these are more than ever essential to prove what’s on these tapes.
Therefore, we do ask that fans refrain from bidding so that the final price won’t be ridiculously high, especially since we believe that there’s only about a 1% chance that these items are legitimate.
As we now know, seller should be able to send those samples shortly before – or AFTER – the end of the auction, which means we might only be able to make our mind on whether or not these recordings are genuine in the hours following the auction!
If the samples are not received before it ends, our plans are to try to win these tapes whatever happens, and insist on receiving the samples before we send any money to the seller. If he still can’t provide those samples – which we have been asking for since June 5th – 48 hours after the auction ended, we will most likely withdraw, as we believe 12 days are far enough to find a way to send some samples!
Below are the pros & cons that shed light on why the Cranberries World team wants to remain super cautious and won’t be sending any money if samples are not received:
UPDATE – JUNE 14
UPDATE – JUNE 15
It’s been some intense 10 days for our team, working extended hours to try and find out what was the best way to verify the content of the tapes and make sure these videos would go to the fan community.
As you know, the seller decided to end the auction early, resulting in these tapes slipping through our fingers.
We understand this might be a regret for many of you reading this, however we don’t feel this way as we did consider every single possibility to get our hands on these tapes, including making private offers to the seller; but the financial risk, knowing that eBay hinted that we wouldn’t get any refund through their buyers protection if the content turned out not to be as claimed, was much too important for us considering we were perfectly aware that this would be a matter of several thousands dollars. We were therefore left with no other choice than awaiting convincing proof(s) before engaging financially in this.
It goes without saying that we did also contemplate travelling to Boston to check 10 of those tapes by ourselves or asking friends to do so, but the worldwide Covid-19 situation made it impossible to work out.
If there’s no regret, there are some elements of frustration though, as this means none of us might ever know if these videos were genuine.
The mystery remains unsolved!
Once again, we’d like to thank every single one of you who went out of their way to help us.
Special thanks from our webmaster to: the Dolores O’Riordan Spain team who has been by our side since the earlier stages of the auction, Justin at Cranberries Library, Luis, Jay, Alex, Alan, Andrea, Danny, Claire, Tex, Maurizio, Sören, Paul and Patrick.
Last, we have to say that if we were to go back in time, we wouldn’t have done things any differently, as we truly believe that the most intelligent strategy to obtain these (possible) treasures was to go public and offer the biggest collectors to work hand in hand with us on this.
We’re quite happy of the response of The Cranberries community on the matter, which encourages us to pursue our work at Cranberries World in an effort to build the most exhaustive database about the Cranberries and, of course, keep Dolores O’Riordan’s memory alive.
Dear fellow fans and collectors of The Cranberries,
We’re calling upon your help today as we have recently come upon what could be considered a priceless eBay listing:
Useless to say, we immediately got interested in this treasure which we believe is worth A LOT given how many rare and never-heard-of-before bootlegs it features.
We thus got in touch with the seller to ask for more details before putting so much money into this, we asked for screenshots to check on the quality of these shows and verify if the content listed on eBay corresponds to what really is on these tapes, but the seller fails to send any and states he can’t manage to play the tapes himself.
So we would like to know if any of you, any collectors, have ever known of the existence of these boots or ever traded with this woman from Massachusetts before, and could therefore confirm that if we were to buy these tapes, we would get the shows the seller states are featured on them?
We don’t want to take any risk spending a huge amount of money on something whose content we can’t verify before buying, so we would also like to ask all of you who trust us, not to bid on this auction to help us win it, in return for which we commit to freely and openly share these boots with the fan community if they turn out to be the valuable gems listed here that all of us would surely like to own.
If you have any information or would like to discuss this with us, please feel free to contact us at:
contact [ at ] cranberriesworld [ dot ] com
UPDATE ON WHY CRANBERRIES WORLD IS SO SUSPICIOUS:
Happy to hear everyone’s thoughts to help us find out if this is all genuine or not.
Please note that whatever happens, we’re still willing to buy these tapes and make sure by ourselves what’s the content on there, to share it with the Cranberries fan community if this happens to be a gold mine.
UPDATE – JUNE 10
The seller just added 8 more pics on eBay. Don’t hesitate to let us know what you think about them (Authentic? or Fake?)
Pink sticker: * on the list
Green sticker: ** on the list
…and from our side, the seller also sent us (one of?) his sister’s notes. Don’t hesitate to let us know how you understand it (the initials, the ratings, the lyrics around etc…)
UPDATE – JUNE 14
As many of you noticed, the seller updated the description 2 more times these last days (on the 11th and the 13th) and also added new pics of cd/cassette/LP that will be included with the VHS… or thrown away if winner does not want them!!
We will publish an important update later today…
We just learned of the passing of Anne Hogan, Noel & Mike’s mother, that occurred yesterday.
The Cranberries World team members would like to express our sincere condolences to the Hogan Family, and in particular Noel and Mike, who we keep dear to our hearts in this difficult time.
Those wishing to express their sympathy can do so on rip.ie condolence section or can send Mass cards and letters of sympathy by post to Cross’ Funeral Directors.
May she rest in peace.
Dolores O’Riordan front page today on the Sunday Independent supplement LIFE. Inside, a 4-page article by Barry Egan as The Cranberries join YouTube’s billion views club. Available in print in Ireland this Sunday and online on independent.ie (Premium access required).
We’ve sadly just learned of the passing of Denny DeMarchi, who fans of The Cranberries were very familiar with as he used to perform on stage as additional musician with the band on the 2009-2011 Reunion Tour. He also accompanied Dolores in her solo career, contributing to her two solo albums Are You Listening? and No Baggage, and touring with her in 2007.
According to Wikipedia, Denny was born on 28 November 1962, he was 57.
The CW team would like to express our sorrow and condolences to his family and friends, and in particular his brother, Steve DeMarchi.
Rest In Peace, Denny…
UPDATE – MAY 16
…and Dolores’ management also posted a few words on the official Facebook page of Dolores O’Riordan
Cranfan Luis Hernández recently posted 2 rare (incomplete) audio bootlegs on YouTube. Regarding the Detroit show Luis wrote on Facebook, “I got the complete show if somebody want it, contact me.”
The Cranberries and “Ode To My Family” mentioned in the Season 18, Episode 16 of the American animated sitcom “Family Guy”
Thanks to Instagram users cranberrysofa for the info a couple of weeks ago…
…and bhfdvkgf for the video posted yesterday, filming his/her TV screen.
The complete episode is available on YouTube
Nine very rare photos of Dolores O’Riordan at a wedding were posted on Instagram today by joanna.cran.pic. Thanks to her once again.
Dolores performed a private show and the lucky newly weds also had a private photo session with her and probably a few autographs as well! There is no information about who they are, where and when this happened (probably late 2007) or the setlist.
UPDATE – MAY 9
Cranberries Library published on Facebook more information regarding the wedding as well as another photo of the show. Thanks to their very reliable source for the info and pic!
Former member of Dolores’ side project D.A.R.K. has released new EP. The music video of the song “The One” was posted yesterday on Olé Koretsky’s new YouTube channel simply called “KORETSKY”.
Olé announced it on Facebook this afternoon.
Have a look also at the article/interview posted on post-punk.com, or click image below to open pdf file.
Noel Hogan was interviewed this morning on “Chiles on Friday” on BBC Radio 5 live. He obviously talked about Zombie reaching a billion views on YouTube, and also a little bit about “Daffodil Lament”.
Listen back directly on bbc.co.uk. Interview starts at 1:16:34
The contest was posted only on the official Dolores O’Riordan Facebook page. Please post your answers only on Facebook!
UPDATE – APRIL 27
The contest is now over. It was announced today on the official DO’R Facebook page.
Felipe Rissato, alias lipecran from Brazil, posted a few days ago on Instagram a great video to compare all 4 versions of the video.
More than 735,000 views after Zombie’s one billionth view, the 4K remastered version of the official music video is finally available. Simply stunning!
UPDATE – 5:30 PM (Irish Time)
…as well as on their official website cranberries.com
Yesterday, Fergal Lawler was interviewed on the “Dave Fanning” show on the Irish radio RTÉ 2fm. He obviously mainly talked about the Zombie’s one billionth view, however near the end, fans got a first glimpse of what will be on the NNTA 25th Anniversary boxset.
Fergal mentioned that there would be things for the hard-core fans, things like demos the band did in New York before the album was recorded, some radio station stuff, acoustic versions of the tracks and live versions, but there was no mention of when it will be released.
Listen back Fergal’s 12-minute interview by clicking here (starts at 1:36:20)
The Cranberries also appeared on “RTÉ News: Nine O’Clock” (Irish TV) last night, featuring a short interview with Noel Hogan, starting at 15:45. Replay is only available a couple of days on RTÉ Player, so watch now!
Below are just a few articles – and one press release – published about “Zombie” today. Probably many more to come in the coming hours… impossible to share them all.
Click each link or image below to read directly on each website.