Press statement issued by the O’Riordan family and published at 5:16 AM (Irish time) today on The Cranberries Facebook:
The Cranberries just published the below note:
On January 15th 2018 we lost our dear friend and band mate Dolores O’Riordan. Today we continue
to struggle to come to terms with what happened.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to Dolores’ children and her family and our thoughts are with
Dolores will live on eternally in her music. To see how much of a positive impact she had on people ’s lives has been a source of great comfort to us. We ’d like to say thank you to all of our fans for the outpouring of messages and their continued support during this very difficult time.
We request, please, for our privacy to be respected at this time.
Sky News is live from London where an inquest is being held, you can follow the updates on this link or on the below post.
10:45 AM Setting up now at Westminster Coroner’s Court ahead of the start of the inquest.
10:50 The coroner is Dr Shirley Radclffe, and the first witness we will hear from will be Stephen Earl, who will give identification and background
11:07 Dr Earl’s report will be via documentation, he will not be in court
11:08 The mother, brother and sister-in-law of Dolores O’Riordan are in the Coroner’s Court today to hear the coroner’s findings
11:09 We will later hear a report from O’Riordan’s American psychiatrist
11:10 O’Riordan was found in room 2005 in the Hilton hotel on Park Lane, London, on 15 January.
11:13 As well as a musical star O’Riordan is described as a ‘loyal daughter’ and ‘dedicated & loving mother’
11:15 After checking in to the hotel, O’Riordan is described as accessing the mini-bar in her room and calling her mother at around 3am
11:16 O’Riordan is described as being found ‘submerged face up in the bath dressed in her pyjamas
11:17 We will now hear from PC Natalie Smart live in the court
11:18 Hotel manager had contacted the police and took PC Smart up to the room
11:19 A maid discovery O’Riordan’s body on entering the room
11:20 When police arrived O’Riordan’s nose & mouth were completely submerged in the bathwater
11:20 O’Riordan was dressed in pyjamas and a long sleeved vest
11:21 Five miniature bottles of spirits were found in O’Riordan’s room, a 35cl mini bottle of Champagne and the packaging for a quantity of medication.
11:21 A packet of cigarettes had also been smoked
11:23 A report from psychiatrist Dr Hirschfield – O’Riordan’s US psychiatrist- she had stopped drinking and seemed to be doing well, although he said she had felt a little low over Christmas
11:25 O’Riordan is described as being on a selection of prescription drugs taken for bipolar disorder
11:26 Toxicology report showed she was 4 times over legal driving limit when found
11:27 We now hear live from Dr Seamus O Ceallaigh, O’Riordan’s psychiatrist in Ireland
11:29 Dr Ceallaigh says he believes she had ‘an episode of mania or elevated mood’
11:29 No note was found in the hotel room
11:31 Back in 2017, at a time of stress, after drinking excessively, O’Riordan had begun a suicide note but then lapsed into unconsciousness.
11:32 Dr Ceallaigh saw her 1 week before her death. She was due to shortly return to New York.
11:33 He says she had maintained sobriety over long periods, but he recognised her use of alcohol as a high risk factor.
11:34 There was no evidence O’Riordan had taken any drugs, other than her prescribed medication. However she had drunk excessive amounts of alcohol.
11:37 The coroner describes O’Riordan as looking forward to the future, both her music and seeing her children in Canada
11:38 Cause of death: drowning due to alcohol intoxication
11:39 Verdict recorded: accidental
11:42 The coroner offers her condolences to the family, and concludes the court session.
11:44 The family of Dolores O’Riordan leave court.
As we reach what would have been the 47th birthday of Dolores O’Riordan, we continue to struggle with immense grief and sorrow in losing the woman who was such an inspiration to all of us.
Today, ahead of the release of the public results from her inquest, we encourage everyone to remember and celebrate Dolores for the talent and beautiful soul that she was.
Listen to the music if you can, sing it loud, share your priceless memories, and spread the love ❤️.
On this day, and every day, we miss you Dolores.
We send our blessings and deepest love on this anniversary.
The CW Team
Today The Cranberries published an official link to preorder the “25th Anniversary Edition”. Five different versions are available including an unexpected limited clear vinyl:
Tracklist for the Quadruple CD Album:
Original album remastered
1 I Still Do
5 Waltzing Back
6 Not Sorry
9 Still Can’t . . .
10 I Will Always
12 Put Me Down
1 A Íosa**
2 What You Were (1991 demo)*
3 Linger (Dave Bascombe mix)*
4 How (Alternate version)*
6. What You Were
8. How (Radical mix)
10. Pretty (Prêt-à-Porter movie remix)
Debut EP (Xeric Records, 1991)
12 Nothing Left At All
13 Pathetic Senses
Early cassette demos (1990-1991)
15 Dreams (Non-mixed mix)*
18 Chrome Paint**
19 Fast One**
20 Shine Down**
21 Dreams (Pop mix)*
Live at Cork Rock (June 1, 1991)
1 Put Me Down*
Live at Féile, Tipperary (July 31, 1994)
6 Daffodil Lament*
8 I Can’t Be With You*
10 Ode to My Family*
11 Not Sorry*
12 Waltzing Back*
14 Ridiculous Thoughts*
16 (They Long to Be) Close to You*
Dave Fanning, RTE radio session, 1991
4 Put Me Down*
John Peel, BBC Radio 1 session, 1992
5 Waltzing Back*
8 I Will Always*
Dave Fanning, RTE radio session 1993
9 The Icicle Melts**
11 Like You Used To**
*previously unreleased version
**previously unreleased and track never released on an official Cranberries release
The Cranberries just changed their cover on socials and website with a new artwork dedicated to the “25th Anniversary Edition” to be released on 19 October 2018.
they also published a short video teaser:
Indeed, disc 2 will be featuring:
– probably already known b-sides versions released on the Complete Sessions 1991-1993 (tracks 5-10)
– Uncertain EP (tracks 11-14)
– Dreams unmixed demo (track 15)
– Dreams pop mixed demo (track 21)
– “early demos” that seem to be those featured on the Water Circle tape (16-20) though Shine Down wasn’t on the tape, which means these could be unknown demos!
Unfortunately, no info yet as per this Íosa version which is featured on the “studio/demo” CD so fingers crossed this hopefully shouldn’t be one of the known live versions.
As for disc 3, it looks that it will indeed feature the live recording of the band’s July 31st 1994 performance at Féile festival.
Although disc 4 no longer appears on the page, it’s pretty clear to us it will feature the following radio shows : 1991 Dave Fanning Show (1-4), 1992 John Peel Show (5-8), 1993 Dave Fanning Show (9-12)
This it it! Amazon UK just updated their page and opened pre-order for the Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th anniversary edition boxset.
The album will be released on October 19th 2018 and seems to be featuring a large booklet along with some never seen before printed photos of the band:
Click here to preorder on Amazon UK. Other Amazon countries should appear pretty soon.
As a reminder the tracklist has already been revealed a few days ago, click here to know more about the audio content of the boxset.
Additionally, HMV confirms there will be a 2-CD edition with only the content of Disc 1 & 2.
One may note that the remastered album will be released on CD and LP as well (1-disc only for both):
It seems unlikely a vinyl boxset will see the light of day but we never know…
A new boxset featuring 4 CDs appeared these last days on Amazon (Italy, France and UK), it’s non available for sale nor pre-order yet and will be released by Universal/Island. The price is £40.75 that is to say, more or less €45 and $53.
No doubt this is the first preview we’ve got of the Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We? 25th Anniversary Edition that is to be released in September.
The tracklist appears as follows:
1. I Still Do2. Dreams3. Sunday4. Pretty5. Waltzing Back6. Not Sorry7. Linger8. Wanted9. Still Can’t…10. I Will Always11. How12. Put Me Down
1. Íosa2. What You Were3. Linger4. How5. Liar6. What You Were7. Reason8. How9. Them10. Pretty11. Uncertain12. Nothing Left At All13. Pathetic Senses14. Them (Xeric)15. Dreams16. Sunday17. Linger18. Chrome Paint19. Fast One20. Shine Down21. Dreams
1. Put Me Down2. Dreams3. Uncertain4. Pretty5. Wanted6. Daffodil Lament7. Linger8. I Can’t Be With You9. How10. Ode To My Family11. Not Sorry12. Waltzing Back13. Dreams14. Ridiculous Thoughts15. Zombie16. (They Long To Be) Close To You
1. Dreams2. Uncertain3. Reason4. Put Me Down5. Waltzing Back6. Linger7. Wanted8. I Will Always9. The Icicle Melts10. Wanted11. Like You Used To12. False
From what we see, we can imagine that:
– Disc 1 is the remastered version of the album
– Disc 2 features demo/studio versions of the songs (1-10?), as well as the Uncertain album (11-14?) & the Water Circle tape (16-19?), and the two never heard before demo versions of Dreams that Noel Hogan recently found on a tape (“very first demo” of Dreams that isn’t mixed as Noel took the cassette home before any mixing was done, and a “pop mix” featuring a different intro and outro)
– Disc 3 could be a live concert (or live tracks) from the 93/94 era that very likely looks like the July 31st 1994 concert at Feile Tipperary Festival from tracks 4-16 though from what we know, the performance was starting with Sunday instead of Put Me Down/Dreams/Uncertain…
– Disc 4 looks like radio sessions tracks starting with the 1991 Dave Fanning Show (1-4), the 1992 John Peel Show (5-8), and the 1993 Dave Fanning Show (9-12)
Thanks to Stephane for the finding and to Edward for his analysis of Disc 3!
UPDATE – AUGUST 28
– Concerning disc 3, some of our readers are saying the first 3 tracks (just before the Féile 94 show) could be from Cork Rocks 1991. Until now, only “Uncertain” and “Dreams” have surfaced taken from the Dave Fanning Show. Definitely a high probability!!
– On Amazon UK the price decreased, it’s now £34.48
2 rarities posted on YouTube by Luis Hernández,
courtesy of Alex Verveboy. Dolores O’Riordan interviewed at the Irish TV show “The Late Late Show” in 1999 and 2001.
Quality is pretty good for both videos.
The Late Late Show – RTÉ – 1999
The Late Late Show – RTÉ – 2001
A nice video featuring some members of Dolores’ family was posted today on limerickleader.ie in the article called “WATCH: Emotional scenes as Liam MacCarthy cup pays visit to Dolores O’Riordan’s family home”
No way to embed the video here so you have to click the link above to watch it directly on the Limerick Leader’s website.
Out of the blue, the demo version of the still unreleased song “Croatia” recently surfaced on the internet. It was posted on YouTube on the ‘Cranberries Music Video Edits’ channel.
Please note the images in this video are nothing official, obviously, and only the audio part really counts.
As you may know, the song is actually a Dolores O’Riordan solo song (AYL era) not The Cranberries.
Thanks for this gem!
More than 7 months after the passing of Dolores, tributes all over the world continue. We can’t review them all as they are too many, however let’s note 3 interesting ones which just happened these last few days:
The first tribute is currently hanging proudly at Connolly’s Cross, Co.Limerick. It was made by the art school ‘Class Art Studio’ from Ballyadam, Pallasgreen, Co Limerick. Over 30 children worked on different parts of the mural, each painting an individual butterfly inspired by The Cranberries song “Just My Imagination”.
More photos on the Class Art Studio’s Facebook.
Second tribute to notice concerns a band called ‘whenyoung’ who covered “Dreams” to pay their respect to a band who inspired them. The band members grew up in Limerick too…
The song is now available on Spotify and you can watch below the video posted on Vevo/YouTube:
The 3rd interesting tribute just happened a few hours ago on the Irish TV channel RTÉ One where the national school choir from Moyross, The Corpus Christi School Choir, performed “Dreams” in a show called ‘Up For The Match’ ahead of this Sunday’s All Ireland Final.
The performance was just posted on YouTube:
As you may remember the album “Something Else” will be reissued on green vinyl in 2 days (August 3rd) and today the first images of the sealed front cover with its sticker appeared on the internet on Instagram here and here. No image of the green vinyl itself for now but it should appear pretty soon. You can still pre-order the album now as this limited edition colored vinyl is not yet sold out. It’s available almost everywhere, for example on Amazon.com
UPDATE – AUGUST 2
Pretty soon indeed! Here comes the first photo of the green vinyl. Thanks to Instagram user patric_sea and to Isaac for the link.
A Cranmeeting was held in São Paulo, Brazil on July 14, 2018 in a bar called Cervejaria Artesanal São Paulo. The event was a tribute to Dolores O’Riordan and was arranged by brazilian fanclub “The Cranberries Brasil”. The entry was free.
First, there was an acoustic performance by a trio of fans, “Threeberries” (Jorge Vinicius, Erik Rizzatto and Matheus). Afterwards, “Mary Jane”, a cover band, performed.
1) God Be With You
2) Pure Love (Puro Amore)
4) 7 Years
6) Raining In My Heart
9) The Journey
10) Astral Projections
11) Fee Fi Fo
12) So Cold In Ireland
13) Daffodil Lament
Mary Jane (https://www.instagram.com/alanisecranberriescover)
1) Wake Up And Smell The Coffee
3) Free To Decide
5) Animal Instinct
7) Ode To My Family
8) Loud And Clear
10) Just My Imagination
11) When You’re Gone
12) Twenty One
15) I Can’t Be With You
16) Waltzing Back
17) The Icicle Melts
19) Ridiculous Thoughts
You can watch almost the complete performances on YouTube by clicking this link.
Thanks to Eduardo for sending us the photos below:
The first images of the limited edition “No Need To Argue” blue vinyl just appeared on the internet (on eBay). This is a new color made by Runt and now in stock and available on their website for $29.98
Not to be confused with the Clear & Blue version already released a few months ago.
It seems that this version replaces the Pink & Orange one supposed to be released on May 4, 2018 and which never saw the light. Indeed the old Pink & Orange page now displays this Blue vinyl.
The Hogan brothers spotted last Friday (13 July) at “Live at the Marquee” in Cork with The Coronas frontman Danny O’Reilly. This was shared today by the 4th man on the photo and Instagram user banogueman, Willie Ryan as known as The Owl.
Photo by Nicholas O’Donnell.
In the new Limerick Leader from July 14, Dolores’ mother Eileen speaks about her last moments with star. Dolores and her mother are appearing front page (as well as a very young Dolores with the late Archbishop Thomas Morris) plus there is one more page article inside. In shops now or digital edition available by clicking this link. Price: €2.50
UPDATE – 8:30 PM (UTC)
Part of the interview with Dolores’ mother now online, click here.
UPDATE – 15 July
Complete interview with Dolores’ mother now online, click here.