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JMI Delayed?

According to a few sources around newsgroups and mailing lists, the worldwide release of "Just My Imagination" may be postponed until NEXT YEAR. I haven't heard any official news on this, but Europe has been the only area to see this single thus far, which is unusual. However, I have also heard that the UK release got cancelled, although I've seen copies of it floating around on eBay. The release may just be limited, and not cancelled. However North America, Asia, and the rest of the world haven't seen it yet. (Can you say "import"?)


New 2-CD Set

According to various online import stores, a sequel to the EEIDISWCW and NNTA 2-pack has been released in Europe. The set has been dubbed "Double Must" and includes TTFD and BTH. It seems odd to me that they would package these two albums together, as according to the band, BTH is the start of a new "trio" of albums.


Gold CD Contest Winner

The band has now officially chosen the winner of the Gold Disc of BTH. From the official page:

"COMPETITION WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT"

...and the winner of the competition for the Gold Disc is....Yvette Johns Putra, from Selangor in Malaysia. We sent Yvette an email yesterday, and her response was " I want to say thank you so much to The Cranberries, the best band in the world. I am overjoyed at being the winner of the contest. I hadn't expected this at all!"

Well done Yvette!
-Fergal.


COMPETITION WINNER

The competition for the signed Gold Disc ended a long time ago, and only now have we sifted through the entries, picked out the right answers, and drawn a winner. If you remember, the question was "What does Mike like with his Turkey?". Well, the answer to that was "Cranberry Saw Us", which is a little play on words as well as being the original name of the band. This answer was the only correct one to go into the hat and be drawn by myself (Fergal). We printed off each correct answer, crumpled the paper into a ball, and just drew one piece of crumpled paper out of a hat at random. The winner will be informed today, and until we get a response via email, we won't announce the winner on this website. Fair is fair. So, check your email folks! Bye for now,

-Fergal."



JMI UK Tracks

I have the tracklisting for the UK versions of "Just My Imagination". It is:

CD1:
1. Just My Imagination
2. God Be With You
3. Zombie (Live)*

CD2:
1. Just My Imagination
2. Such a Shame
3. Promises (Live)*

*= Live from Homdel, 1999


New Album Recording

A few days ago, Dolores went on a French radio station to answer different questions by the fans. Most of the questions were minor, but there was one that was certainly newsworthy. In response to a question about the next album, Dolores said that the band was going into the studio in January of next year to record the next album! (Hey, that's only two months away, people!)


Official News

News from the official page:

"How's it going?

It's the 4th of November and I'm at home on a day off. Dolores and myself have been flying home to Ireland because she isn't bringing her son Taylor with her on the road for this tour, and I want to spent time with my wife because she is pregnant. Noel is flying over and back to London as he and his wife are having their baby there. Poor old Mikey is travelling on the bus because he doesn't really like flying.

It is a much different way of touring for us but the cool thing is that you get to spend your day off at home. Although I must admit we were talking last night and we all agreed we must stay out on the bus a couple of nights for a good old party!!!!!

Anyway, enough rabbiting on. We played our first gig of the European tour on Monday in Rotterdam. It was a bit of a tough gig to be honest as we have two new sound guys, and everything sounded a bit swirly, but the audience was mega, so we just ignored the sound problems and got stuck in. Last night we played in Lyon and everyone agreed that it was one of the best audiences we've had. So if anyone that was there is reading this, thank you and we hope you enjoyed it!

I've just spent the last hour reading some of the stuff that different Cranberry fans have been chatting about on the Internet. It's really cool to read things from your perspective and it gives us ideas of what you do and don't like. Also I just want to say, DON'T WORRY, we are NOT going to retire after we finish our 6th album. We want to keep the Cranberries going for as long as possible !!!

I just heard the other day that there are talks of some Australian and Asian shows in March 2000. As soon as I get confirmation I'll let you know.

That's it for now ,
Talk to you soon.

Fergal."



10/24
Pictorial News

Rather than bore you with words, I've got some pics to flaunt today. Check 'em out! (Click to enlarge)



"Just My Imagination" Limited Ed. Italian Tour CD (Friday's News)


"Bury the Hatchet" Limited Ed. Australion Ed. w/ Bonus CD (different than the US/Can edition)

*Also, I found out some more info about that VCD. It's actually a bonus disc that comes with the new CD, MTV's Most Wanted (news from a few days ago). This CD is an Asian-exclusive, so you may want to look around to import one.



10/20
New Look

As you can see, I've got a new look up for the site, which I'm pleased with for the moment. The archived news section has now moved to the right side of the screen.


JMI Euro Limited Edition

While the US and Canada are left wondering if they'll ever see JMI, Europeans get treated to a special Limited Edition of "Just My Imagination". Tracks are:

1. Just My Imagination
2. Ode To My Family*
3. Animal Instinct*
4. Promises*

*= Live from Milano, Italy, April 1999


Odd Merchandise

It's that time again! Check this out.. are you into VCD's? If so, you may be interested in looking for this item. It's a Promo VCD from Europe made by Universal. The CD contains various music videos, along with a greeting by Dolores and Mike :) There's a pic below of some screens and a scan from the disc. In case you couldn't tell by the tags, the VCD is currently for auction at eBay by seller Chenken.


(Click to Enlarge)



10/15
Official News

News from the official page:

"EUROPEAN TV PROMOTIONAL TRIP:

Wednesday 13th October: Band in Paris (France) to perform on "Hit Machine" TV show to be broadcast either 30th Oct or Nov 6th.

Saturday 16th October: Band in Stockholm (Sweden) for Charity TV show "Faddergalan" performing one song. Live broadcast that evening at 10.50 pm. (22:50)

Sunday 17th October: Milan (Italy) TV show "Quelli Che Il Cacio" (broadcast on RAI 2 )

Tuesday 19th October: Madrid (Spain) . Septimo De Caballeria TV Show. 7 or 8 SONGS to be broadcast mid November.

Thursday 21st October: Amsterdam (Holland) . Laat De Leuw TV show. Band performing one song broadcast live the same day.

Friday 22nd October: BELGIUM. TMF Awards Show Band appearing and performing one song.

Sunday 24th October: POLAND. Band will be appearing/performing on TV!.... more details to follow.

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Hello there,

We are still at home in Limerick, although we are working!!! We did a press conference here the day before yesterday to announce our first Irish concert since 1994. (That will be Millstreet, Co. Cork, Dec 11th) We are really looking forward to it as it is always very special to play in our home country. There are always lots of family and friends so it makes for a very emotional night.

I have some more good news which is that there are some more Cranberry babies on the way!!!!! Noel's wife is expecting twins in February and my wife is expecting a week later. Woo Hoo!!!! It's an experience I can't wait for especially after spending time with Dolores' son.

We travel to Paris on Monday for a few days to do some T.V. shows and then we are off to Milan, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Madrid and various parts of Germany.

Doing T.V. shows is a completely different thing from doing a live concert because you are not in control of everything, but that can add to the excitement which is always good thing.

I'll talk to you soon as now I am going to watch Ireland play Australia in the Rugby World Cup..

See ya later,

Fergal."



10/10
Press Release

A press release has been posted on the Cranberries Official page. Check it out:

"PRESS RELEASE!

It is over four years since the Cranberries last played in their home country, and with over 150,000 Irish album sales under their belt, the band announced today that they will conclude their European tour in MILL STREET, CO. CORK on 11th (Correction!) December 1999. 22nd October sees the Irish release of "Just My Imagination", the third single taken from the band's current album 'Bury The Hatchet' which has sold in excess of two and a half million copies worldwide, and hit the number one spot in eleven countries.

The video for the new single "Just My Imagination" was directed by American director Phil Harder and shot on location in Ireland, and Irish viewers will be the first in the world to see it.

The band have just returned from a triumphant American tour: ".... O'Riordan sang the melancholic 'Dying in the Sun', it was a moment of intense vulnerability that left you pining for more' (Hollywood Reporter on final US date). The European tour will be the biggest tour by a major rock group this fall, dates are selling out all over the continent.

Tickets for the Mill St concert go on sale Saturday 9th October, and are available through all the usual outlets. Tickets are priced at 22.50 (+ subject to the usual booking fee)."



JMI Release Dates

Although JMI was released in select areas on the word on the fourth, the US, Canada, and other places must wait. The current standings are:

US and Canada: October 25th
Everywhere else: October 22nd


New Compiliation

A new compiliation has been released in Asia, and believe it or not, it's made by MTV! (Try seeing that in the US). The CD is titled "MTV's Most Wanted Hits", which features "Promises" as well as a shot of the band on the cover.





10/4
JMI Released!

Well, internationally, anyway. And we've got scans! Below is a scan of the international version. The US and Canadian version is scheduled to be released tomorrow.





Odd Merchandise

Every once in awhile, you stumble upon something quirky that sticks out in your mind. Check out this Bury the Hatchet Promo CD-ROM from Italy!











Also, I found out that not only is there an Asian version of BTH that comes with a white and blue mug, but there's also another version that comes with a BTH clock! And yes, this is an official item, not that generic "Picture Disc Clock". If you are really interested in purchasing either version, they sell them along with other mega-rare items at www.eil.com


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