The 2-track version of “Time is Ticking Out” has been released in Europe, along with its 4-track counterpart. The 2-track version contains a live version of “Loud and Clear” not found on the 4-track version. The CD art is also different, having an inverse color pattern than that seen on the 4-track version.
Irish-based RTÉ News has posted an exclusive audio interview with Dolores O’Riordan, Ali Hewson, and Adi Roche from this month’s “Time is Ticking Out” launch ceremony in Dublin. “I was thinking how blessed and fortunate I was, you know, to live in a land where we didn’t have these problems, Ireland, man, it’s lovely isn’t it? But, I mean, God, I see alot of cancers around me now, I see alot of people developing cancer, and children, and I wonder, Why? Fifty, sixty years ago, before this explosion, I mean, it wasn’t like that,” Dolores told RTÉ News.
Click here to listen to the full interview. (Link no longer available)
Source: RTÉ News
MCA Records in Australia has released an interview disc for “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee,” sent to radio stations in promotion of the album. The interview was recorded back in August and includes a cue sheet for the “interviewer” to “ask” Dolores questions. Interview discs were widespread for “Bury the Hatchet” and “To the Faithful Departed,” but this is the first we’ve seen for “Wake Up,” and a limited release at that.
Scans are below — you can even read the last few questions, straight off of the back of the CD case.
The “Clockstoppers” soundtrack, which includes “Time is Ticking Out” as its final track, has been delayed until March 26th, according to the movie’s official page. The soundtrack was originally scheduled for a March 12th release. In related news, Hollywood Records has released a small shot of the soundtrack’s cover.
Source: Clockstoppers Official Website
As sometimes occurs on The Cranberries Official Website, pictures are uploaded to the server that for some reason or another, are not shown on the site itself. Below are four more photos of the trucks being loaded for the Wake Up and Smell the Coffee World Tour which weren’t shown on the site!
Thanks to Argenberries for pointing this out!
Source: Cranberries Official Website
The IRMA announced the billing earlier today for March 4th’s 2002 Meteor Ireland Music Awards. The Cranberries have been confirmed for the performance along with Anastacia, Westlife, Gabrielle, Ronan Keating, Samantha Mumba, Lighthouse Family, and Muse are also confirmed for next month’s awards at the Dublin Point Theatre.
A limited number of tickets went on sale to the general public days ago and are expected to sell out soon. A few are still available, though, at a price of Euro 29.50 from Irish ticket outlets.
Source: Meteor Irish Music Awards
Months ago, Zombieguide reported on an exclusive “This Is The Day” single release for France. A spokesperson from MCA France has now finally given confirmation to the news, noting that the release of “This is the Day” will be exclusively for France. The single will be released on March 18th. No tracklisting or artwork has been released.
However, the news is double-edged for French fans. In exchange for the exclusive release, the spokesperson commented that France would not receive the single for “Time Is Ticking Out,” nor do they have plans to promote the track by radio. French fans looking to pick up “Time is Ticking Out” are advised to import it. And vice versa — all of us unlucky fans without the single for “This is the Day” are also advised to import…
Thanks to Dan for the news.
The official “Clockstoppers” webpage has posted the tracklisting for the “Clockstoppers” soundtrack, which is due out in the US on March 12.
“TITO” comes at the end of the soundtrack, which may suggest that it will be played over the ending credits of the movie — as the song title is appropriate with the movie’s plot.
1. Smashmouth “Holiday in My Head”
2. Lil’ J “It’s the Weekend”
3. Fenix TX “Song for Everyone”
4. Uncle Kracker “Time after Time”
5. Third Eye Blind “Never Let You Go”
6. Blink 182 “All the Small Things”
7. Nickelback “Breathe”
8. New Found Glory “The Minute I Met You”
9. Simple Plan “Worst Day Ever”
10. Dandy Warhols “Bohemian Like You”
11. Lit “Quicksand”
12. Scapegoat Wax “Space to Share”
13. Kool Keith “Know My Name”
14. Sugar Ray “Abracadabra”
15. The Cranberries “Time is Ticking Out”
Source: Official “Clockstoppers” Webpage
The Meteor Irish Music Awards Website has posted an online poll to select winners of this year’s awards. The best part? The poll doubles as a contest, with the winner receiving two tickets to the event, which are generally unavailable tot he public. The Cranberries are already expected to play at the awards, which take place next month.
So click here (Link no longer available) and start voting for “Wake Up and Smell the Coffee”! Please note that you must be 18 years of age or older and be able to attend the event (i.e. be a resident of Ireland or be capable of travelling there).
Source: The Meteor Irish Music Awards Website
Zombieguide has gotten word that “Time Is Ticking Out” has been released in Australia, making it one of the earliest regions to get the new single. So all you Aussies head out to your local music store and pick it up!
The town of Benissa has rejected a plan to urbanize a section of coastal Spain called the “Tossal del Tender.” The plan was proposed by a company called Paradise Hills, L.L.C. — which is reported to be owned by Dolores O’Riordan, lead singer for The Cranberries. The decision was made last Tuesday at a planning session, and was voted upon by members of urban development groups PP, PSOE, and Grupo Mixto.
O’Riordan purchased the hilly land known as “Tossal del Tender” approximately five years ago after touring it via helicopter. After viewing it, she ordered her representatives to purchase the mount, an estimated 80 squared kilometers (about 50 sq. mi.) of virgin land. The area is said to have a marvellous costal view, from Ifach all the way to the Cabo de Moraira. O’Riordan founded Paradise Hills as a means of developing the land.
Tuesday’s decision was O’Riordan’s second stumbling block in attempting to urbanize the land. She originally proposed to build a luxury hotel, but the idea was rejected by the local city council. She then instead proposed to build four mansions on the huge expanse of land. However, to do so, the entire area surrounding Tossal del Tender would have to be urbanized with plumbing, electricty, roads, and other infrastructures, an area of nearly 300 sq. km. (190 sq. mi.). Paradise Hills had intended to invest 150 million pesetas ($800,000 US) into the urbanization, with a promise to create as minimal of an environmental impact as possible. However, the municipal architect ultimately decided that there were far too many technical problems with the idea. He reported this at the planning session last Tuesday and the committee complied by declining approval of the project.
Thanks to INNER for the tip.
Source: Levante-EMV Digital
The following was in today’s Irish Mirror, which includes a lot of new quotes not listed in previous articles…
EX-ROCK CHICK DOLORES: I AM AN EARTH MOTHER; CRANBERRIES STAR TO HELP CHERNOBYL KIDS. by Allison Bray
CRANBERRIES star Dolores O’Riordan yesterday revealed her transformation from rock chick to earth mother to help victims of the Chernobyl disaster.
The 30-year-old singer announced that all royalties from their latest single Time’s Ticking Away [sic] will go towards the Chernobyl Children’s Project.
She said: “The song was inspired by the children and they deserve the profits. Hopefully I can raise awareness.” She made the announcement at Dublin’s Clarence Hotel along with long-time friend and patron of the charity Ali Hewson – wife of U2 frontman Bono – and charity director Adi Roche.
She said Ali, an active supporter of the charity and a staunch anti-nuclear campaigner, was also an inspiration.
Dolores added: “I had spoken briefly with her on the subject before, but I was so moved that I wrote Time Is Ticking Out.
“I’ve always said when I got to a certain age I wanted to do something real, to give something back to the world.”
Dolores said her 30th birthday last September after the birth of her second child, daughter Molly in March, was the turning point for her.
The proud mother added: “There are a lot of women at 30 who are still out there wiggling their bums but I got to a point where I was tired of that. I wanted to do something more than be a rock chick.
“I’ve been there and done that and I think being a mother has made me feel a lot more giving.
“I was blessed with a beautiful little girl who was healthy.
“Yet when I spoke to Ali and started reading up on it, I was shocked that these children are still being born with horrible growths and deformities.”
Dolores said that the rest of the band completely support her move to donate the royalties adding: “They are quite honored to give this to charity.”
Anyone wishing to make a donation should contact TSB Bank, Lapps Quay, Cork. Account number 36410021 sort code 99 07 01.
Source: Irish Mirror
Ali Hewson, wife of Irish mega-group U2’s Bono, was on hand at a launch ceremony earlier today in Dublin to kick off the release of “Time Is Ticking Out”.
Dolores wrote the song well over a year ago, inspired heavily by Ali’s work with Chernobyl victims. Dolores said in an earlier interview, “Chernobyl was a big issue for a long time then it slipped away. Then I picked up a newspaper. I remember my daughter was probably three months old [sic] and there was a picture of Bono’s wife Ali, who raises funds for the Chernobyl project. I looked at pictures of her with the children and it totally broke my heart and that’s where the inspiration came from.” Interestingly enough, the track was actually written before the birth of Dolores’s daughter, as it was first performed at Vicar St. in Dublin in November of 2000.
Both Dolores and Ali were on hand at the ceremony, which was held around noon in the U2-owned Clarence Hotel in the Temple Bar district of Dublin. Also in attendance was Adi Roche, founder of the Chernobyl Children’s Project.
“I had just given birth to my second child, a beautiful healthy little girl,” Dolores said at the event. “It was at this time that I read an article in a paper which featured The Chernobyl Children’s Project. I had spoken briefly with Ali on the subject before this, but I was so moved, almost to tears, that I wrote ‘Time Is Ticking Out’. It was inspired by the children and I hope I can raise awareness on this issue. It shouldn’t be like this — we must do something about it.”
Roche commented that the title of the track was very relevant to the cause, as new health problems are only now coming to the surface from the 1986 nuclear incident. Effects, she said, were crossing generations, as children “are witnessing soaring levels of genetic changes, especially among those who were less than six years of age when the accident happened.”
Roche founded the organization in 1991, which has raised nearly $15 million to date for victims of the catastrophe.
Dolores O’Riordan revealed at the ceremony that all of the proceeds of the single will go to benefit the Chernobyl Children’s Project.
“Time is Ticking Out” will be released in Ireland on February 15th.
Pictured below, from left to right, are Ali Hewson, Adi Roche, and Dolores O’Riordan from the event earlier today.
Sources: Showbiz Ireland, BBC News, Ananova, Hot Press
CranberriesItalia.it, the band’s official Italian website reports that The Cranberries have been confirmed to play at the Festival di San Remo in Italy. Though the official site has yet to list the brand new date, the band will be playing on the final night of the festival on March 9th.
April’s release of the lavish boxed set consisting of the band’s first four albums hasn’t jeopardized the release of a “greatest hits” compilation later this year, according to a statement by Universal Canada.
In a statement released today by Universal Canada, the company confirmed that the band’s plans for a Greatest Hits disc later this year are still intact. Also included in the brief comment is a reference to “bonus tracks” and “new versions” of songs for the April boxed set release. “The Cranberries issued a press release on January 14th explaining their plans for 2002, which include: a catalogue re-issue planned for March 2002, including bonus tracks, new versions etc.,” said the post, “and in the fall of 2002 they’re planning on releasing a greatest hits package. Stay tuned for more information.” The “fall 2002” timeframe is slightly ahead of the “November-December” timeframe given earlier.
Check back soon for more information on the upcoming boxed set and greatest hits releases!
Source: Universal Canada
According to several radio-related sources, there’s a good reason why “Time is Ticking Out” has gotten no airplay in the United States — it hasn’t been given to radio stations yet. Though MCA Records has sent out a few select “Time is Ticking Out” promo CDs, the track is not officially “available for adds” until March 18th.
In related news, Canadian music channel MuchMoreMusic has confirmed that they have received the video for “TITO” from MCA, but the station has yet to include it into their regular rotation. Expect to see it debut on the channel as early as next week.
Thanks to Electric Blue and Vance for the info.
Zombieguide has received some clarification regarding the “TITO” Remix clip posted yesterday. Apparently, this may NOT be an actual “long remix.” The remix which appears on the newly-released promo CDs and singles is evidently longer than the free version posted on The Cranberries Official Webpage. The version which appears on the single does include the extra minute of vocal interlude as well as the extra vocals which appear near the end of the song. The version which is available on the official page is apparently an edit version of the remix, which will probably appear on a CD sometime in the future.
Cranberries of Prat has posted a clip of what appears to be a longer remix of “Time is Ticking Out”. Similar to the “Analyse Oceanic Remix Long Version,” the new remix includes nearly an extra minute of music after the final “beep” which was not found in the remix offered for download from the band’s official page. And what’s even better is the addition of some of Dolores O’Riordan’s tantilizing patened yodels!
“TITO Remix” (Single Version) Clip
(Zipped Real Media, 800K)
(Link no longer available)
Source: Cranberries of Prat