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 Instead it is a remake, with Dolores’ vocals removed, and have been replaced by Dario G lead singer Ingfrid Straumstoyl.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

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