Canadian & European BTS release dates

December 19, 2000  |  Comments Off on Canadian & European BTS release dates  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Tape Trader, a Canadian fan page, is reporting that retailers there currently have the release date for the new Cranberries VHS and DVD. Canadians will be happy to know that they will only have to wait a day longer than the US, as the release goes on sale there January 3rd, 2001.

Black Star, a popular e-tailer of videos and DVDs for the UK and the rest of Europe has posted two different release dates for Europe. The DVD will be the first released, on January 15th. The VHS will follow two weeks later on January 29th. Europeans looking to order a Region 2 DVD can do so here. PAL videos can be purchased from Black Star here. Note that these dates are tentative, but probably accurate.

Sources: The Cranberries Tape Trader, Black Star

“Dreams” remix single info

December 19, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Dreams” remix single info  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Official Dario G Website has updated with all the details of the upcoming “Dreams” remix single.
The actual title of the track is “Dream to Me”, a lyric from the original song. Unfortunately, the song is not exactly a true remix. Instead it is a remake, with Dolores’ vocals removed, and have been replaced by Dario G lead singer Ingfrid Straumstoyl. The single will feature other mixes by Airscape, Warrior, Ian Wilkie, and Above and Beyond. The single will be out January 22, 2001.

Those interested in a sample of the song can click here (Real Audio clip) (Link no longer available)

Sources: Dario G Official Site, Loud and Clear 2001

New official site design delayed

December 18, 2000  |  Comments Off on New official site design delayed  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries Official International Homepage has gone under more than one delay in the new design. The new design is being done by legendary artist Storm Thorgerson, who has done the band’s cover art for Bury the Hatchet and all of its singles as well as the upcoming “Beneath the Skin”. He is probably best known for his abstract Pink Floyd cover images.

In a previous post, the new design was set for January, but today, this note was posted:

“We have just got word from Storm Thorgerson, who is re-designing our website, that the “new look” site will be up and running by mid February 2001. More on that soon!”

Looks like we’ll have to wait a little longer to see the new layout, but I’m willing to do so.

Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

DVD Under Lock & Key at Image

December 18, 2000  |  Comments Off on DVD Under Lock & Key at Image  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

It looks like trying to get any peek at the new DVD before January 2nd is extremely difficult. Today, while contacting an employee at Image Entertainment, the distribution company for “Beneath the Skin”, he told me that not even the employees at the distribution house are permitted to handle the release until after the busy holidays.

“The disc is manufactured but the holidays are keeping everything tight and we are not allowed to touch the Cranberries title until next week,” said Burgess Wilson, an Image representative.

Even those that have ordered it directly from DVDPlanet.com, the online retail branch of Image, will probably not receive it early. For those, “it will probably show up the week of [January 2nd],” said Wilson. He concluded, “Better on time than never.”

Source: Exclusive

“Beneath the Skin” press release

December 17, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Beneath the Skin” press release  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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 Archives  |  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.

Source: E-Merge

How Not to Do a Webcast

November 11, 2000  |  Comments Off on How Not to Do a Webcast  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

I must give my sincere applause to E-Merge for showing us today how not to do a webcast. As nearly anyone who tried to access the site today found, those interested in watching the broadcast had to fall into three strict categories:

-A resident of Ireland
-Owner of a cell phone
-Agree to use E-Merge’s services

As if the show wasn’t hard enough to get into, you had to be one of the “privilaged” to view the live shots. Very few people at all fall into this, and so it is clear that Ericsson was using this to gain profit rather than for good publicity. Perhaps they will be posting clips up later, but it appears doubtful.

Source: Editorial

New Song Titles!!

November 11, 2000  |  Comments Off on New Song Titles!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

During the chat yesterday, a question was asked about if any new songs are going to be played tonight. Mike responded, “analyse and time is ticking out”. I overlooked this as a riddle, but now people are pointing out that these are the two new songs! Now we know that tonight, these two new titles will be played:

-“Analyze”
-“Time is Ticking Out”

Once again, the full transcript of the chat is here. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: E-Merge

Press Conference Photos

November 11, 2000  |  Comments Off on Press Conference Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

We now have new photos of Dolores and the rest of the band taken from yesterday’s Press Conference in Dublin, Ireland. We can see that Dolores has returned to the long blonde hair look of the early BTH era (wohoo!). No specific details yet of any info given out at the conference, but The Herald will keep you informed.





Source: Norbert Brühn of Zombieguide Germany

Chat Results

November 10, 2000  |  Comments Off on Chat Results  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries participated in an online chat eariler today in Dublin, thier first interview in several months. Eager fans were told of more scraps of detail of both the forthcoming 5th album as well as the Dublin show tomorrow night. Those lucky enough to attend can not only look forward to older songs, but also:

-A cover of Elvis’s “In the Ghetto”
-2 New Songs (!)

The band performed the cover only once before for BBC’s Radio One early last year. Neither “False” nor any of the “Uncertain” tracks will be any of the older unreleased songs on the new album. The band would not reveal any of the titles of the new songs, but they did comment that the themes and styles are a mix of all the previous albums, and so far have no definite theme. The band claims that the upcoming DVD “Beneath the Skin” will have a function that will allow it to play on a normal CD player — I’ll have to see that one before I take their word for it. And lastly, the album following the new one will be a Greatest Hits album. Perhaps they will revive the cancelled “Odd Bits and Hits” from 1998? For a full transcript of the chat, click here. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

 Source: E-Merge

Cranberries on CNN World Beat

November 7, 2000  |  Comments Off on Cranberries on CNN World Beat  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries were featured on CNN’s World Beat on Sunday, as the show had a special about the current pop scene in Ireland. Interview clips from “Love & Rock ‘n’ Roll” of Dolores, Mike, and Noel were featured focusing on how Ireland is different from the rest of the world when it comes to music. Clips of “Ode to My Family” were also played. Other featured artists were Sinead O’Connor, Westlife, Boyzone, and others, where other artists mentioned the Cranberries as one of their major Irish inspirations.

Source: Exclusive!

Cranberries Chat on Friday

November 6, 2000  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Chat on Friday  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

E-Merge, one of the many sponsors of the upcoming Dublin gig has announced an online chat with the Cranberries on Friday. It will be hosted on the E-Merge homepage from 4:00 – 5:00 PM GMT, or 11:00 AM – 12:00 noon EST. Those (such as myself) who can’t tune in for the live chat can submit questions beforehand here. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: E-Merge

Official Page Ticket Contest

November 6, 2000  |  Comments Off on Official Page Ticket Contest  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

If you live close to Dublin, check out the official homepage’s current contest for tickets to Saturday’s gig. The contest requires a bit of creativity, as fans are asked to create a story, poem, etc. about the band. Winners will be notified on Friday, so you’d better have a clear schedule as there isn’t much notice. If you don’t get the tickets, you can also win some Ericsson products, or — even better (in my view) — a pre-release copy of “Beneath the Skin”!!

Source: The Official International Cranberries Homepage

November Gig Announced!!

October 28, 2000  |  Comments Off on November Gig Announced!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A press release was released yesterday on the official page announcing an intimate gig next month in Dublin for Saturday, the 11th as part of the Ericsson MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 Party. The release strongly hints at the possibility of new songs being performed, commenting that the band has just finished two months of recording and will perform a “limited” set. Tickets are extremely limited and available through many contests in Europe. Check the official page for all the info!!

Source: The Official International Cranberries Homepage

Official News

October 20, 2000  |  Comments Off on Official News  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The official page has updated with more news of the new album’s progress, although not written by a band member. Also some more tidbits of info about the DVD release that have already been known for awile have been posted. In addition, the “Live in Paris” VHS on CDNOW seems to be the Japanese version which will go on sale sooner than the US version. To read the update, click here. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: The Official International Cranberries Homepage

Remix Not New

October 20, 2000  |  Comments Off on Remix Not New  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Apparently, the remix of “God Be With You” used in the film “Turks” was not brand new. Radio stations in Ottawa also broadcasted a remix of the song in 1998, so the mix can be traced back as at least two years old. Still no other info about the origin of the mix.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Luc Levesque

New “Linger” Intro

October 14, 2000  |  Comments Off on New “Linger” Intro  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries have changed the intro music for their mega-popular song “Linger”, and was played earlier this year at several festivals. We have this clip of the new beginning, taken from “Les Eurockéennes de Belfort”, a French festival this summer. Thanks to Jesus Castillo for the snippet!

New “Linger” Intro (MP3, approx. 500k) (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Jesus Castillo

“God Be With You” Remix in Movie

October 8, 2000  |  Comments Off on “God Be With You” Remix in Movie  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Those in Australia got the chance to see a made-for-TV movie that aired last night titled “Turks”. It appears to have been American-made. The movie follows a character named Sergeant Turk and his son, which is where the title comes from. In one scene, an innocent man is charged with a crime that occured 18 years before. Meanwhile, in the background plays a newly-mixed version of “God Be With You”, the song Dolores originally recorded for “The Devil’s Own” in 1997. I will see if I can find more info about the movie itself — any other info appreciated.

Source: Johannes Schmidt

“Live in Paris” Aired Globally

October 6, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Live in Paris” Aired Globally  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Over the past week, several TV stations across the globed have aired the entire unabridged “Live In Paris” (December 9th, 1999) concert that will be released on VHS and DVD. One such station, located in Australia, was Fox8 which ran the 90 minute show on Tuesday. This comes as no surprise, as some stations in Asia were able to broadcast the concert as early as April. In addition, the ending credits served as a major advertising space for the VHS and DVD, informing viewers about its January release. The easy capability of home-recording the show suggests that Image Entertainment is relying heavily especially upon the DVD extras to sell the show.

Source: Exclusive!

Exclusive: “Les Eurockéennes de Belfort” Details

October 6, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: “Les Eurockéennes de Belfort” Details  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As announced earlier, French channel MCM aired highlights of the summer festival “Les Eurockéennes de Belfort” on Wednesday. Two songs were broadcasted:

1. Promises
2. Loud and Clear

Although short, it was described as “very electric” and also showcased Dolores’s new green guitar.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Dan Lepalud

“Beneath the Skin” Videoclip

October 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Beneath the Skin” Videoclip  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Zombieguide is pleased to present a steaming video clip of the upcoming VHS & DVD “Beneath the Skin”, provided by DVDPlanet.com. The 2-minute clip of “Zombie” is encoded in Real Video Sure Steam to ensure the optimum video stream for your internet connection, anywhere from 28.8k to 100k a second quality.

“Zombie” live, from “Beneath the Skin” (Real Video Sure Stream) (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

This clip is courtesy of dvdplanet.com

“Beneath the Skin” Preorders

October 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Beneath the Skin” Preorders  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

You are now able to preorder both the VHS and DVD of “Beneath the Skin” through DVDPlanet.com and receive a whopping 30% off of the retail price.

Preorder DVD Retail: $24.99 DVDPlanet: $17.49
Preorder VHS Retail: $19.99 DVDPlanet: $13.99

Also, the release has now officially been pushed back to January 2nd.

Source: DVDPlanet.com

MTV Europe Special to Air

October 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on MTV Europe Special to Air  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Once again, for those in Europe, there will be yet another Cranberries TV special airing. MTV Europe will be airing “All Time Top 10: The Cranberries”, which will feature the best video clips of the band. It will first air next Tuesday, October 10th at 10:00 PM and again on Sunday, the 16th at 1:00 AM. These times apply to most of western Europe, but be sure to double-check your listings locally.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Jesus Castillo

Exclusive: DVD & VHS Cover, New Info.

October 3, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: DVD & VHS Cover, New Info.  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The first images of the upcoming DVD and VHS release have been released. Check out these exclusive high-res scans, with some gorgeous Storm Thorgerson art:

Included with these shots are some new info. Unfortunately, the release has been pushed back a week, making the new release date Janurary 2nd, 2001. However, to compensate, there have been even more extras added to the DVD! Including the previously announced stuff (see below), the omake section will include:

-“Technician’s Documentary”, showing all the steps that went into creating the DVD
-“How”, peformed live, 1993

In addition, the “Screensaver” extra announced previously has now been renamed as a “Looping art gallery”. This clarifies it a bit, as it will probably be album art as well as a variety of Thorgerson art from the BTH singles. This should assure people that this is not the “Salvation” screensaver found on the US “When You’re Gone/Free to Decide” single.

Once again I remind webmasters that if they borrow these images, please credit Zombieguide.com — I no longer tag pictures or use scripts, but they can be reinforced if needed. Please, don’t ruin it for everyone.

Coming Soon: Pre-orders for the VHS and DVD at 30% off

Source: Exclusive!

Czech Unplugged Show to Air

October 2, 2000  |  Comments Off on Czech Unplugged Show to Air  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

For those who get the Czech TV Program CT2, there is yet another Cranberries special this week. An unplugged Cran performance will be broadcasted this Friday, October 6th at 23:05, local time. (Hopefully this is not the MTV Unplugged show, but a new show instead).

Source: My Cranberries

Exclusive: Dolores Announces First 2001 Gig

September 29, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Dolores Announces First 2001 Gig  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

During the recent European tour, the Cranberries performed at the French festival “Les Nuits de Fourvière”. During the show, Dolores announced to the crowd that the band will be returning for sure to the 2001 Les Nuits de Fourvière Festival next year. An official date has not yet been announced, but the festival will probably take place sometime between July 10th – 30th, 2001.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Dan Lepalud

Exclusive: Dolores’ Latin Hymn

September 29, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Dolores’ Latin Hymn  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Earlier this year, Dolores appeared on the show “Select” on MTV Germany. Besides discussing the video for “You and Me” (released only in Europe) and touring plans for the band, Dolores treated the audience to a short Latin hymn that she learned when she was younger. Zombieguide presents an exclusive capture of the song for your enjoyment:

Dolores’ Latin Hymn for MTV Germany (WAV, approx. 5 megs) (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Apologies for the slightly-less-than-CD quality, but my original was not perfect either. If anyone can help me out with the exact title of this, it would be appreciated.

Source: Exclusive!

“Festival des Vieilles Charrues” Shots

August 10, 2000  |  Comments Off on “Festival des Vieilles Charrues” Shots  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The European TV station “Arte” just recently aired a new concert from the ‘Berries, recorded at the Festival des Vieilles Charrues in Carhaix, Brittany, France. Below are some still shots from the concert, which show off Dolores’ new 60’s-style haircut. There were an estimated 150,000 people at the festival.
For those in Europe that missed the show, it will be re-aired on August 19th on ARD Digital, which means you must have digital service to receive it.

Source: Bernd Dittrich

German Interview

August 4, 2000  |  Comments Off on German Interview  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The German website Bonnaparte recently got a chance to sit down with the Cranberries for an interview. The article covers a review of “Bury the Hatchet”, a short bio of the band, and an interview. The interview is in German, but the article contains some lovely new pro photos of the recent Bonn show, so its definitely worth checking out here. (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Bonnaparte.de (German)

Exclusive: New DVD Info!!

August 2, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: New DVD Info!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

I recently contacted Image Entertainment, the publishing company of the upcoming Cranberries VHS and DVD “Beneath the Skin”. Here is the reponse, direct from a customer representative:

“Consider this info “unofficial” and please DO NOT quote me since the title has not yet been announced by Image.

The Cranberries concert you refer to was never “officially” announced so it really has not been pushed back at all. The announcement you are referring to was about the fact that Image licensed the show. That happens months before it’s release. In fact the source material was only turned over to us for creation of the DVD within the past 2 weeks. The process from this point is a production and distribution one. It will take a few months to complete the mastering, QC, authoring, compression, packaging, approvals, pressing etc. Once complete it is scheduled for release which looks like just after the first of the year (End of January or February). I can tell you that the extras will be awesome. Here is a sample of the things that it will include:

DTS and Dolby 5.1 Audio
Band and Drew Documentaries
MTV Unplugged Footage
Still Photos and more…”

What’s more? It looks like Zombieguide may be able to fetch an EXCLUSIVE downloadable clip of “Beneath the Skin” in the near future! More info to come soon.

Source: Exclusive!

All Tour Dates Cancelled

July 30, 2000  |  Comments Off on All Tour Dates Cancelled  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

This really should come as not much of a surprise. Due to Dolores’ delicate condition four months into pregnancy, all tour dates left on the European leg have been cleared. The official page explains:

“July 29th 2000

Hi, it’s me the bearer of bad news again. OK where to begin?? First of all we’d like to apologise to anyone who came to Zeebrugge in Belgium to see us, we didn’t make it there in time to play because our plane had broken-down and we had to wait for another one to arrive. So by the time plane no.2 arrived we had lost our slot to play.

And there’s more, as you have already heard we have cancelled our remaining four gigs. Dolores went for a check-up to her Gynaecologist and was recommended to get a lot more rest. She was flying from Ireland to the gigs in various parts of Europe and most flights were at least 2 1/2 hours long, so that’s 5 hours flying a day plus a concert. It’s hard enough to do that shit when you are fully fit, not to mind being 4 months pregnant. We have always said that health must come first, so apologies again to anyone who was due to see us, I’m sure you understand. The important thing is that both Dolores and her baby are fine. Don’t worry, we will be touring again when we finish this new album next year so we will DEFINATELY play these shows then.

Speaking of the new album we begin recording on the 21st of August in Dublin. We have six weeks booked and we have about ten songs. When we finish after that we will take some more time to write and rehearse and then finish off the album. We said we wouldn’t rush or put any pressure on ourselves, so when we think it’s ready, then we will release it. I’ll fill you in on all the latest going’s on in the studio and I also have some photo’s from the tour which I’ll put up when Rainer our webmaster gets back from holiday’s.

That’s it, apologies again,

Talk to ya’ later,

-Fergal.

July 27th 2000

For health reasons, it was necessary to cancel the last 4 remaining “Loud And Clear Tour” shows in Spain (26th July) , Switzerland (28th July), Poland (30th July) and Denmark (12th August). As was earlier mentioned on this web page (see below) Dolores is expecting a child, and it was not possible for her to continue performing without health risks. The band wish to convey their deepest regrets to all fans who had planned to go to the shows.

A personal message from Fergal will follow soon.”

Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

Dolores Pregnancy Photos

July 24, 2000  |  Comments Off on Dolores Pregnancy Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Here are two shots from the Rome, Italy show from July 19th, courtesy of The pretty Cranberries.

Source: The pretty Cranberries

New Compilation to Be Released

July 22, 2000  |  Comments Off on New Compilation to Be Released  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new compilation with the ‘Berries is scheduled to be released next month. Titled “Emerald Rock”, the CD features the band plus others such as R.E.M. It’s unknown what song will be included, but we’ll learn more as its August 15th release date approaches.

Source: The Cranberries Tape Trader

Cranberries Mexican Coin

July 21, 2000  |  Comments Off on Cranberries Mexican Coin  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Unlicensed merchandise is always interesting, and this is no exception. This was probably just one of the many items sold outside the National Auditorium earlier this year during the Cranberries’ gig in Mexico. It is a 50 pesos coin, one that is long out of circulation. That probably means that one couldn’t spend this coin, but it’s weird none the less.

Source: eBay

Album “Ready for Spring”

July 18, 2000  |  Comments Off on Album “Ready for Spring”  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Dolores announced just recently to a crowd in Spain during a gig that album #5 will be ready for spring. The question here is whether the actual recording will be finished or if the album will be available. The former is probable. One may recall that “Bury the Hatchet” was finished in September 1998, but not released until April the following year.

Source: Cranberries Usenet Group (alt.music.cranberries)

New Promo Single — Single to Follow?

July 15, 2000  |  Comments Off on New Promo Single — Single to Follow?  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

A new single has been released in Spain, this one for the BTH tune “Copycat”. Of course the immediate question that hits most peoples’ minds is if a commercial single will follow? Only time will tell, as currently, neither single nor video plans have been announced. If made official, it will be the 5th single of “Bury the Hatchet”.

Source: The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

Dolores’ Pregnancy Confirmed!!

July 11, 2000  |  Comments Off on Dolores’ Pregnancy Confirmed!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As a postscript to today’s update, Fergal confirms what has been rumored for weeks now: Dolores is now nearly three months pregnant with her second child.

“July 11th 2000

Hello there,

We are on the plane(July 8th) to the Belfort Festival in France. All is well! We had a ball in Tel-Aviv and Greece last week. It was our first time in both places and the weather was incredible. We had a good few days off so Noel, Mike and myself went out partying with some of our friends that we work with. I have never seen clubs like the ones in Greece, over 1,000 people, on the beach, 70’s disco music, open ’till 7 am, and the drink was free!!!!!!!!! The people there treated us really well. Betty Ford’s is looming in the distance. Although, I did swim for at least an hour a day, so that combats the drink a little, plus I gave up the cigarettes again.

Anyway here’s the important stuff. The gigs in Tel-Aviv, Athens and Thessaloniki were some of the best gigs we’ve done in ages. Everything just seemed to come together and we were all on form. The best thing was that in Athens the gig was down by the Harbour and there was a big road that was about 80 feet above the stage, so during the concert there was about 2,000 people watching us from the road for FREE!!! I love it. It’s great when stuff like that happens because unfortunately the promoter is the one in charge of the ticket prices, so it was great to see all these people who maybe couldn’t afford tickets, watching “The ‘Berries” for nothing. We also did two Festivals in Germany and to be honest they were a lot better than I expected. A festival is always different from your own show because 1st of all it’s not your gig, so not everyone in the audience is there to see you, which takes the pressure off, but on the other hand you have a whole new bunch of people that hopefully you can introduce “The Cranberries” music to. So it’s always a challenge, and a challenge is always good. I was talking to some of the lads from “Therapy” for a while. I had met them a few times before and they are really nice. I also saw the guys from “Gomez” there too but I was too embarrassed to say anything to them. I’m a bit of a fan of there stuff. Tonight at the Belfort Festival “Macy Gray” is playing so I hope to see her as I like some of her songs, but we have interviews so we’ll see.

Well I’d better go,
See you soon,
Fergal.

P.S.(July 9th)
Hi!
I didn’t get time to put this up last night but you are going to be happy about that ’cause, before we played “Animal Instinct” last night Dolores told the audience (in French) “I wrote this song after having my first baby, I’m now due my second”. Woo-Hoo!! Isn’t it amazing? She is almost 12 weeks pregnant and she is still rockin’ out!

The gig was great by the way, there was about 25 thousand people!! It’s a feeling like no other watching that many people go crazy in front of you!
I finally bought a digital camera so the photos will be coming very soon.

Fergal.”

Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

New Band Photos

July 2, 2000  |  Comments Off on New Band Photos  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Israeli Cran fan who reported the news of Dolores’ pregnancy now has new photos from when she met the band at their hotel. Perhaps this is more evidence to those who thought that the pregnancy story was just a wild rumor. However… that stomach of Dolores’ doesn’t look bloated at all! Well, make your own decision, but for now, enjoy the band off-stage!

Also, a bit of (perhaps useless) trivia: The character on the fan’s shirt is pronouned “Oni” in Japanese and means “devil” or “demon”. (It is pronounced differently in Chinese, but has the same meaning)



Source: The Cranberries Onelist

French Mag to Cover Eurockéennes Festival

July 1, 2000  |  Comments Off on French Mag to Cover Eurockéennes Festival  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

“Le Point Grandes Ecoles et Universités” is planning on having extensive coverage of this week’s Eurockéennes, where the Cranberries will be making an appearence. “Grandes Ecoles et Universités” is a monthly addition of “Le Point” magazine, which is subscribed to by over 28,000 students. Currently, the site has a massive chunk of their website dedicated to the upcoming event, including a listing of schedules, etc; unfortunately, it’s all in French. There are also some interviews with some of the lesser-name artists (no ‘Berries). However, a load of info will be updated live from the show. Be sure to check it out here (http://www.lepoint-etudiants.com/)! (LINK NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Thanks to Franck Attia

Dolores is Pregnant!!!

June 30, 2000  |  Comments Off on Dolores is Pregnant!!!  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

According to The pretty Cranberries, Dolores has made an important announcement during the band’s stay in Israel. That announcement is that she is now two months pregnant!! It is a planned pregnancy, to coincide with the recording of the fifth album, which makes her due date Janurary 2001. This is so that she is away from the public for awhile and it does not interrupt touring or promo appearences, etc. This is quite understandable. Looks like Taylor will be getting a brother or sister three years younger than himself. Hopefully we’ll be getting some official word from the band very very soon!

Source: The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

Exclusive: Southside Festival Info, Impressions

June 26, 2000  |  Comments Off on Exclusive: Southside Festival Info, Impressions  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

The Cranberries were the second to last to play at last Friday’s Southside Festival in Europe, with Skunk Anansie being the very last. They were a little bit short on time, as, after all, this wasn’t a headline gig. The band got about an hour’s worth of playing time. Here’s the setlist:

Intro (the older one)
Promises
Loud and Clear
Wanted
Salvation
Desperate Andy
Go Your Own Way
Linger
When You’re Gone
I Can´t Be With You
Ridiculous Thoughts
Zombie

Encore:
——————-
Animal Instinct
Free to Decide
Delilah
Dreams

Our contributor Bernd got yet another chance to take photos, but the stage was high up and far away, so the shots aren’t as good as his previous ones.
And as for Dolores, she wore a denim jacket, probably one of the CK ones, similar to the one worn for “Linger” on Sessions at West 54th. Because of the time restraints, she wasn’t able to change either clothes or instruments.

Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Better Quality Bonn Photos + 1 new one

June 22, 2000  |  Comments Off on Better Quality Bonn Photos + 1 new one  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

As promised, here are better quality scans of the Bonn photos… plus one new one mixed into the bunch!

Exclusive Bonn Shot 1
Exclusive Bonn Shot 2
Exclusive Bonn Shot 3
Exclusive Bonn Shot 4
Exclusive Bonn Shot 5
Exclusive Bonn Shot 6
Exclusive Bonn Shot 7
Exclusive Bonn Shot 8
Exclusive Bonn Shot 9
Exclusive Bonn Shot 10
Exclusive Bonn Shot 11
Exclusive Bonn Shot 12

(IMAGES NO LONGER AVAILABLE)

Source: Thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Official News

June 20, 2000  |  Comments Off on Official News  |  by Zombieguide Archives  |  The Cranberries

Woohoo! Fergal lets the fans in on a tentative title of a new song, inspired by the band’s recent gig in Africa. More news from the official page:

“Hi,

I’m home from holidays, apologies again for my lack of writing but we’ve been really busy, and when I’m not working I’m up to my ears in babies pooh!! But I’m loving every minute of it. Anyway enough emotional warbling Lawler you gobshite.

All the gigs have been going really well, I don’t think we’ve had a bad gig this leg of the tour (fingers-crossed). We had an absolute ball down in South Africa. It was our first time there and we were treated really well by everyone. We even have a new song with the possible title of “Down In Capetown”, the lyrics of which are about the trip down there through Dolores’ eyes.

On the subject of new songs we have been working away in between concerts and we have about ten or so. We hope to have around twenty-ish songs when we go into the studio in August. That way we have extra songs to choose from and you have extra songs for B-sides!! We are really looking forward to recording again ’cause the new stuff is staring to take shape and you can get a rough idea of what it’s basically going to sound like, but the fun of recording is that they change so much with all the different layers. It’s been a long time since we worked with Stephen Street and he always managed to capture that special something, so roll on August.

We also did a gig in Prague which was our first ever and we were really impressed, but unfortunately we didn’t get a chance to see any of the sights, as we flew home right after the show. So maybe next time.

We played in Sweden for the first time in about five years and it was excellent! We went on-stage at 12:30 am and it was still kind of dusky, as it doesn’t get fully dark there at this time of year. After the show we went back to the hotel for a few drinks and I saw the sun rise at 3:00 am,….. weiirddd!!

Well I’m off to rehearsal again now, we are just dusting ourselves off after our holidays, and also brushing up on the new stuff; so I promise I won’t leave it so long the next time (but I’m sure I’ve said that before, so your faith in me is probably deteriorating rapidly!).

The Tour page has been updated today too to finally name the last remaining unnamed venues.

-Fergal.”

Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

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