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Prague Gig and Poster
Source: eBay

For those that missed it, the Cranberries played a gig at Prague, Czech Republic, on Monday [correction: Saturday]. Hopefully, we'll have pics and reviews soon, but for now, here's a concert poster from the show.





Sessions at West 54th Setlist
Source: "Sessions" Homepage

The Sessions at West 54th homepage has uploaded the setlist for the upcoming Cranberries show. Televised tracks will be:

1. Linger
2. Desperate Andy
3. Promises
4. Zombie
5. Dreams

Yay. Same old, same old. However, "Desperate Andy" is one you won't find everywhere, so that's good :) The show airs this Friday, May 12th. It's a public TV show, so be sure to check your local listings for exact time and channel.


New Compilation
Source: Thanks to Angela Brett

Fans in New Zealand recently received a limited new compilation titled "Woman", a collection of songs of female artists. The CD is being advertised on TV in the area and is available in stores. It's an official item, marketed by Universal Music New Zealand Ltd/Sony Music Entertainment New Zealand Ltd. Tracks are:

1. Shania Twain - Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
2. Jennifer Paige - Crush
3. The Corrs - What Can I Do
4. Mariah Carey - Without You
5. Celine Dion - Where Does My Heart Beat Now
6. Sheryl Crow - If It Makes You Happy
7. Janet Jackson - Runaway
8. Britney Spears - Baby One More Time
9. Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love
10. Gabrielle - Sunshine
11. Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
12. Des'ree - Feel So High
13. Stellar* - Part Of Me
14. Texas - Summer Son
15. Cranberries - Just My Imagination
16. Annie Lennox - No More "I Love You's"
17. Jessica - How Will I Know (Who You Are)
18. Gloria Estefan - Don't Wanna Lose You


"You and Me" German MTV Version Tracks, Scans
Source: eBay

Remember MTV Germany's poll awhile back for the tracks to be included on the limited editon? The CD has been released and here are the results:

1. You and Me (Album Version)
2. Dreams (Album Version)
3. Zombie (Live, Enhanced Video)
4. Linger (Live, Enhanced Video)

As you may recall, the live tracks were recorded last December 9th in Paris for the upcoming "Beneath the Skin" VHS and DVD.

German "You and Me" Limited Ed.



Real Video Puerto Rico Performance
Source: El Foco and The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

El Foco has posted a RA clip of the Puerto Rico performance, which includes clips of "Promises" and "Animal Instinct". Click here to download it.


Band Sues Universal?
Source: Thanks to Frode Andersen

European newspapers have been going wild with this recent story: The Cranberries are going to sue Island/Polygram/Universal for royalites. Is there any truth to this? Read the following article from Norwegian newspaper VG, translated by Frode Andersen.

"Demand £ 2 mill. [Approx.]"
"The Cranberries sue their record company, Universal, for £ 2 millions [approx.]. The Irish popgroup claims that they have been conned for royalties in this amount for record sales outside of the U.K., in the time period between 1992 and 1997. The group has sold more than 30 million albums over the whole world during the last ten years."

In case you're not pound-friendly, £2 million is approximately $3.1 million US.



EXCLUSIVE: "You and Me" 2-track Single Scans, Tracks
Source: Exclusive!

Recently released is the 2 track version of "You and Me". The single is a Euro-only release, although I was lucky enough to get it imported. Tracks are:

1. You and Me (Album version)
2. Dreams (Album Version)

Here are some exclusive high-res scans:

Cover and CD Scan
Back Cover Scan


Zombieguide Exclusive: Yet More "You and Me" Video Stills
Source: Zombieguide Europe

Zombieguide Europe has posted 4 more exclusive shots of the You and Me video. Check them out here!



EXCLUSIVE: Bury the Hatchet: Complete Sessions Scans
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Thanks again to our contributor, Bernd Dittrich, we have scans of the just-released "Complete Sessions". The inner art is very nice, as it is modern art-like renderings of BTH singles and related art. Also, the "eyeball" scene has been redone with a more surreal man facing the viewer (Put some pants on, man!). Enough of my yakking, check it out for yourself!

Digipack Outside
Digipack Inside Fold
Digipack Inside Art
CD Scans


Zombieguide Exclusive: "You and Me" Video Stills
Source: Zombieguide Europe

The European leg of Zombieguide has an exclusive feature: screen stills of the "You and Me" Video! Check it out here!


"Dreams" US Commercial
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Cody Schaedler

"Dreams" is being used in a US commercial for the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. The commercial can be seen mostly on the ESPN network. The song plays to past years' highlights as well as to a CG computer animated cup.


Lots of Official News
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

"Hi, How;s it going?,

We are in Cadiz in the South of Spain. We were supposed to play the Esparrago Festival last night(15th April) but unfortunately the promoter cancelled the show because of the weather. We were all sitting in the lobby of the hotel, ready to go when our tour manager walked in and said that he was talking to the promoter and that it was unsafe to play the concert as the wind and rain were blowing directly onto the stage and there was a danger of electrocution. So, we said we would wait here until today(16th April) to see if conditions improved and we might be able to play this afternoon, but we've just been told that it's not going to happen.

I feel really bad for all the people who were camping out.Our crew were down at the festival site all day yesterday and they said the mud and water was everywhere.So, our appologies to you if you were there, but I'm afraid the only person to blame is Mother Nature! Hopefully we can come back to Spain later this year and play somewhere else!

Well, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, hopefully I'll have better stuff to talk about next time,

talk to you soon,
Fergal.
(Cadiz,Spain 16th April)


Apr 16th 2000

How goes it out there in 'Berry-land?

I'm sitting in our dressing room in Mexico City; last night's show went great, we really had a ball! Brilliant audience here, as expected. Although I must apologise to all of you, as you had to wait for a few hours. Half of our equipment was stuck at customs in Miami and it didn't arrive here 'till 8:00 and we had to delay the show 'till 9:00. But I was speaking afterwards to some people who had seen the show and they all said it was great. So hopefully tonight will be as good if not better (there's always room for improvement!!!!).

There is a camera crew filming tonight also, because the two shows here were sold out and there were many people who couldn't get tickets, so this is for you!! It will be shown soon on T.V. Azteca so watch out for it.

. Myself and Mike and Russ (our keyboardist) went out to the Pyramids here yesterday and it was amazing. We had a really cool guide called "Il Gorilla" who took us around for two hours, and then we had lunch with his family and friends. REAL Mexican food, nice and spicy yummm!! Dolores went out there today with her husband and they said that they really enjoyed it too.

Before we got here we were in Puerto Rico for the first time. We arrived there on Wednesday night and we did a quick rehearsal on Thursday. A few of us went out to Old San Juan with some friends that work with us, and did a bit of a pub-crawl; it reminded me a little bit of New Orleans, although everyone we met said it's much better at weekends. Friday night was the gig, our first in a few months, and to be honest we had a really tough time because the sound on stage was crap. There was a deep "wooooh"type of drone going on for the whole show. Everyone was a bit pissed off afterwards because we thought the audience could hear it too, but luckily we spoke to a lot of people who said there was great sound out front, so that helped cheer us up!

Ok. I'd better go and start warming up as we are on in less than an hour, so I'll talk to you soon,

'Bye,
Fergal
(Mexico City, April 10th 2000)


Apr 14th 2000

The Cranberries returned to Ireland yesterday after three consecutive sold-out shows (in Puerto Rico and Mexico City).

The band returned to the road for their first performances in 4 months. Their equipment arrived late to Mexico City and the concert was delayed by 2 hours as the equipment arrived 30 minutes after the show was to begin at 7:00pm.
The audience response was intense and they sang almost every song for all three shows. The band experienced sound problems on-stage in Puerto Rico, but the sound out front was better then ever for all three shows. A new front-of-house sound engineer is working for the band who has previously worked for U2 and REM.

The DVD and Video cassette of "Beneath The Skin: Live In Paris" release has been delayed due to editing and authoring the DVD menu. It looks like August or September will be the new release date. The audio can be previewed next week, with the release of "Bury The Hatchet - The Complete Sessions" which hits the stores on 17 April 2000. Seven tracks are taken from the show, which was recorded in Paris last December.

Fans in Spain have been hearing "Dreams" in two commercials and the record company has added the single to the "Bury The Hatchet" album as a bonus disc. The album has re-entered the charts over the last two weeks rising to #20, after 51 weeks of release.

The 2000 Tour schedule has been updated and posted. Stay tuned for more updates."



New Media Articles
Source: "Everybody Else Is Doing It" Homepage

Two new magazine articles have recently surfaced in Eastern Europe. One is from a magazine called "Reflex", where Dolores has the cover article. If you know Czech, check out the "Everybody Else..." page and see the text interview.



A second article from "TV" magazine (Czech) is an interview with Dolores after the recent APH Awards. Full page scan is below, including a pic of Dolores.

TV magazine article



Dolores' Hot Press Cover Article
Source: Hot Press Online

Dolores is on the cover of the current issue of Hot Press with a VERY nice new cover pic, and an AMAZING interview, available online!! Click below now!!!!

Hot-Press Cover Article



Mexico City Gig Review
Source: David Marquez

The band has just completed one their Mexico City gigs. A good mixture of old and new songs were done, but no new songs, as presumed before. The following review was written thanks to David Marquez

"I went to yesterday's Cranberries concert in Mexico City, and I'd like to share my experience with you. I've been a Cran fan since the "Everybody else is doing it..." album release in Mexico, and have been listening to them since then. I also went to their first Mexico City concert when they were touring with the "No need to argue" album.
My girlfriend works at a local radio station, so she got us "Meet and Greet" tickets, so we could go to the aftershow "party" with the band. I was really excited about this so i took along with me the booklets from all their official albums so i could have them signed.
The concert started 1:30 hour late, because they had their equipment stopped at customs, but the waiting was worth. They played lots of Bury the Hatchet songs, starting the concert with Promises, but they also played Animal Instinct, Just my Imagination, Desperat Anda (whicha was really cool!), they did Delilah, and also Dying in the Sun. I was very happy because they played my all time favorite song: "Can't be with you", which in my opinion, along with Fleetwood Mac's "Go your own way" were the best songs of the concert. They also played songs from the first album: Linger, Pretty (which i personally don't like too much), Wanted (payed in a very fast tempo, sounds great!) and ended the concert with Dreams. The concert lasted 2:07 hours exactly.

There's one thing i'd like to know your opinion: I think Dolores sucks big time as a dancer. There were several songs in which she "danced" and she looked very goofy, she has absolutely no rythm!!!

After the concert ended, we were taken backstage where we met them. I was AMAZED by Dolores cuteness. I can tell you that I didn't think that Dolores was pretty. From all the photographs I've seen of her in my whole cran fan time, none of them reflects Dolores real beauty. My girlfriend and I had chance to speak a little bit with Dolores and Feargal, (they were supposed to be there only for 10 minutes) and Dolores (she's so beautiful!) told us that she was amazed on how we'll we spoke in english, we asked her to autograph our cd booklets and she kindly did, she asked us on our opinion on the concert, which we told her had been lots of fun, and then we asked her on what she thought about Mexico (maybe an obvious and stupid question) to which she answered she was very intrigued and interested by Mexican Culture, and that she'd like to have more time to visit some of the most important ancient sites in Mexico. I have to tell you that i couldn't really pay much attention to what she said, becasue as I told you, she really is beautiful, and I just kept staring at her. Then we spoke with Feargal, he also asked us our opinion on the concert, he said that he had to play on rented equipment, because his drum set was never released by customs, then he told us that they were releasing a "Bury the Hatchet" rerealease, but with the complete session, meaning that all of the b-sides from that album would be available. They also said that they would record a new album to be released in the first months of 2001. We took a picture with the whole band, which as soon as i develop the film, i'll send it to the list. I also have pictures (which I think may be good) of Dolores alone, and the band members alone, which I will also send them to you if you want to. The concert was lots of fun and brought me back lots of good memories by listening to old Cran songs. I was much more of a fan by the time i went to their first visit to Mexico, but nevertheless, i can tell you that meeting them made me very happy. If you ever have the chance to see Dolores, face to face (not on stage), you'll be amazed by her simple beauty.

David Marquez"


Espárrago Rock 2000
Source: The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

The Cranberries' playing time for the Espárrago Rock Festival, which will take place this Saturday in Spain has been confirmed. The band will play at an astounding 1:30 in the morning, one of the last bands to perform. They follow Skunk Anansie, which performs at 11:15 (So I suppose that means the Crans technically play on Sunday?)


Chunky News Bits
Source: The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

The pretty Cranberries has posted a nice set of news bits, coming from a recent chat of the band at the Mexican page El Foco ("The Center"). The following has been confirmed:

-Album #5 is currently slated for a June 2001 Release
-The fifth album will include a 4-string quartet, as seen in the first few albums
-The band has finally gained full rights to the "Uncertain" EP and is considering including the tracks in an upcoming B-Sides/Rarities compilation (Can we say "Odd Bits & Hits"?)
-There has been quite a stir recently (ie "The Cranberries Revolution") about MTV's refusal to play "You and Me". The band is not concerned, as there are many other ways to present their music.
-Dolores is still considering making a film when she gets time off from touring
-Fergal is in favor of MP3's on the Internet, but Dolores is against it (Interesting... we all know Fergal can't afford the real CD's!)
-Fergal is very happy with the birth of his son
-They do not consider their music Celtic
-The band doesn't think they are competeing with U2, as the only thing they have in common is their origin
-Dolores is planning on changing her hair again.... (so what's new?)





"BTH: Complete Sessions" Pre-Orders
Source: EnterSys (Dutch)

Dutch website EnterSys is currently taking preorders for "Bury the Hatchet: Complete Sessions". It lists the tracks (listed before) and the following info:

Bury The Hatchet - The Complete Session
Island, AAD, 99
Release Date: 17.4.2000
2 CD, 2253101
Price: 49.95 DM (25.54 EUR)

In case you're not foreign-currency friendly, 25.54 Eurodollars equals approximately $24.56 US.


New Chat Transcript, Movies, and Pics
Source: El Foco (Spanish)

El Foco recently hosted a fan chat with the 'Berries and they have a full transcript (mostly in Spanish) on their page. Also, if you check out the little film icons, you can catch two different movies of Dolores and the Band answering questions over the phone. Also some pics of Dolly and her new 'do! Check it out here.


Dolores in Germany
Source: MTV Germany (German)

Check out this unaired interview (probably recorded last summer) and see what Dolores thinks of Germany. Check it out here.



"Dreams" Spanish Promo
Source: The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

Thanks to The pretty Cranberries, we now have scans of that newly-issed "Dreams" promo in Spain. Now why they would re-issue a single for an eight-year-old song, I don't know, but I guess it still has enough demand that radio stations can still play it.

"Dreams" Promo Front
"Dreams" Promo Back
"Dreams" Promo CD


More New Tour Dates
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepate

The following new dates have been posted to the Cranberries official page:

April

10 Mexico, City - National Auditorium (a second show due to popular demand)

May

11 Cape Town, Bellville Velodrome (will be announced on April 6)
13 Johannesburg, Standard Bank Arena (will be announced on April 6)

June

3 Leipzig, Germany - Woodstage Festival 4 Bonn, Germany - Museumsmelenfest
27 Tel Aviv, Israel (venue has not been confirmed)
29 Istanbul, Turkey (venue has not been confirmed)

August

2 Skanderborg Festival (Denmark)


Dolly Autograph for "All the People Out There"
Source: NBC Giga, thanks to Jessica van Kessel

Shortly after the Giga interview, a Dolores autograph was posted on the Giga page. However, it was only posted for a short period of time and then taken down. Thanks to Jessica van Kessel for saving it and forwarding it.





EXCLUSIVE: Giga Interview Screenshots
Source: NBC Giga

We reported that days ago, Dolores made a promotional appearence on the Giga network. We now have a hoarde of exclusive screens of this that you'll only find here! Dolores basically reaffirmed all of the previous news, about doing many festivals for the first half of this year.






















Sessions at West 54th Promotion
Source: Exclusive!

Borders, a US-based music and book store, has an in-store display for Sessions at West 54th. The sign gives all of the information about the show, expecially that it is a show for public networks, with little profit involed. Below the sign are the albums of past, present, and upcoming artists, and of course, "Bury the Hatchet" is on the rack -- even though the show doesn't air for another two months.



EXCLUSIVE: High-Res "You and Me" Scans, Tracks
Source: Exclusive, thanks to Bernd Dittrich

Exclusive news for you! We have high-res scans of the "You and Me" single, released this week in Germany. It also includes a sneak peek at BTH: Complete Sessions! Tracks are:

1. You and Me
2. Dreams
3. Woman Without Pride
4. I Can't Be With You (Live)

Tracks 1 & 3 from "Bury the Hatchet: Complete Sessions", Track 4 Recorded Live at De Bercy, Paris, France, December 9th 1999.

"You and Me" Front
"You and Me" Back



Dolores Appears & Peforms at APH Awards
Source: "Everybody Else Is Doing It" Homepage

Dolores appeared for the APH Awards ceremony this past Sunday, as well as doing a small performance. She and the band's backup singer did "You and Me" and "Dying in the Sun". Below are some nice vidcaps of the show. Also, a new tour date was announced:

Date: May 20th, 2000
City: Prague, Czech Rebublic
Venue: TBA

APH Awards 1
APH Awards 2
APH Awards 3
APH Awards 4
APH Awards 5
APH Awards 6
APH Awards 7
APH Awards 8
APH Awards 9
APH Awards 10
APH Awards 11


Czech Cran Articles
Source: "Everybody Else Is Doing It" Homepage

Corresponding with the show, three Cran articles ran in papers in the Czech Rebpublic (where the show was broadcasted). The articles are in Czech (the third has a pic from the show), but it's nice to see that the band is getting press.

Czech Article 1
Czech Article 2
Czech Article 3


Dolly's Got a New Bag
Source: "Everybody Else Is Doing It" Homepage

Other than the obvious new haircut for the new year, a natural brown longer cut, the astute will observe something else -- a new tattoo! On her right shoulder, opposite her "Don" tattoo (which she got a few years back), there is a Celtic-style cross. Here are two enlargements:




"You and Me" Released
Source: Frontstage, Ridiculous Thoughts Mailing List

"You and Me" was released this week, and it looks to be limited. I'm not sure of the tracks at the moment. However, Cranfans in Europe had to do a bit of scavenging to find it in stores. I don't know of the exact track list yet, but I should have that and cover art for you soon.



"You and Me" Video
Source: Cranberries Usenet Group (alt.music.cranberries)

The "You and Me" video has been released! Those that have seen it tell us that it includes more than the Paris footage from last December -- it includes some studio footage, too. Cropped into the video is different footage of people running down the street to kiss their lovers.

If we get any stills of the video, they'll surely be posted here.



BTH: Complete Sessions "Should Be Released in the US"
Source: Thanks to Kyle

This comes as great news to US Cranfans. When a submission was asked to the Island representatives at the Official International Cranberries Website about a release for BTH: CS in the US, the following reply was received:

"Hi Kyle,

Thank you for your mail. As far as I know it should be released in the US but stay tuned to the website for more details as [to where] and when it is released.

Best Regards,

The Cranberries Administrator"

I certainly hope he's right.


High-Res Spain '99 Pro Shot Scans
Source: Exclusive!

Exclusive pics! These are pro shots taken from the Madrid gig last December. Check them out.

Pro Shot 1
Pro Shot 2



Bury the Hatchet -- The Complete Sessions
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

Just read!!!

"On April 17th Island Records are releasing "Bury The Hatchet - The Complete Sessions". This double CD package will feature all tracks originally recorded for 'BTH', plus a sample of live tracks taken from the forthcoming DVD/Home Video to be released in June 2000. The package has been redesigned by Storm Thorgerson and will be a special digipak format. CD 1 will contain all the tracks included in the international release of BTH. CD 2 will feature the following tracks:

Part 1 (Studio tracks)

1. Baby Blues
2. Sweetest Thing
3. Woman Without Pride
4. Such A Shame
5. Paparrazi On Mopeds

Part 2 (Live tracks)

6. Promises
7. Animal Instinct
8. Loud And Clear
9. You And Me
10. Shattered (Live In Berlin)
11. Desperate Andy
12. Delilah

All live tracks were recorded in Paris, France on December 9, 1999 except track 10, which was recorded at Grosse Freheit, Hamburg, Germany on April 16, 1999."

Wow. Wow wow wow wow wow. If this does not get released in the US, I WILL NOT BE HAPPY!!! *ahem*. Excuse me.


Recent and Upcoming Promo Appearences
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

Dolores arrived in Germany on Sunday to begin a new round of interviews and appearences in Berlin and Düsseldorf. Schedules appearences include interviews with radio stations, MTV Germany, and NBC Giga.



5th Album and Tour Info!
Source: Doc Rock (German) and The pretty Cranberries (Spanish)

Dolores did an online interview this morning for Doc Rock and MTV Germany. The following have been confirmed, much of which is very noteworthy:

-A gig for Brazil has been confirmed for between the 2nd and 5th of April
-Album #5 will be produced by Stephen Street!
-You and Me will be released next week!
-Dolores is planning on taking part in a movie by next year
-In addition to the new tour dates (below), the band is also scheduling for Belguim, Switzerland (15th of August), Denmark, Italy (15th or 16th of July), and more...
-The band has so far written three harder songs for the new album and one ballad
-There is not a new cransong called "Atosa"
-Album #5 is currently slated for a January 2001 release
-The band, sadly for fans, will not be doing any of the new songs live until the album release to avoid the publication of bootlegs :(
-The new live video is now slated for a release on June 28th.
-In their free time, the band is planning on writing some songs for soundtracks
-Dolores has an Arab horse :)


Yet More Tour Dates
Source: The Cranberries Official International Homepage

Date: April 7th, 2000
City: San Juan, Puerto Rico (US)
Venue: Munoz Marin Amphitheater

Date: April 14th, 2000
City: Lisbon, Portugal
Venue: Atlantico Pavillion

Upcoming dates in South Africa, Israel, Greece and Turkey will be announced shortly.

Copyright (C) 1999-2000 Alex Kraus


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