Friday, April 28, 2017

The Cranberries finally announce US tour

No South Florida!? Again!? But... it's been 15 years! booooo

Sigh, well they did say in a few separate interviews that there would be 18 dates, and they only announced 14. So maybe there's still hope... September 14th or 15th could fit after Atlanta...

Otherwise it looks like a 9 and 1/2 hour drive in the middle of the week for me to Georgia.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

"Everybody..." standard vinyl from Analog Spark gets June 16th release date

ETA: A user at the vinyl collective message boards contacted Analog Spark regarding the Barnes and Noble release and whether it will be the same but only red. "I contacted Analog Spark and they confirmed it's based on their mastering."

Signed copies of "Something Else" sold out from official store. Dolores signed copies available from Newbury Comics

In case you missed the band signed copies from the official site. You can still order Dolores signed copies from Newbury Comics.

Many fans will remember Newbury selling signed booklets for No Baggage and Roses. (I've ordered signed booklets from them for years for various other artists).

"Why" radio instrumental version shared

A reader at Cranberries World was kind enough to share the track here! 

Much thanks to Cranberries World and their unnamed reader!

The Cranberries fan community has always been very generous and I'm proud to be a part of it. Hoping I get the opportunity to share something unique one day.

Monday, April 24, 2017

The Cranberries sign with US indie record label "The End Records"

The band was quietly added to the labels website last night. See here

Likely for the wide US distribution of "Something Else". (Up until this point it appeared that the US was just getting imported copies from the UK). This might be a good sign for preorder sales for the States, that they would need a more local distribution.

Standard (black colored) version of the "Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?" vinyl available for pre order from Analog Spark

See Link Here

A little more info:

According to the site, it's listed as "Coming Soon" but a vinyl message board is giving it the same release date as the Barnes and Noble special red vinyl edition.

It was "Cut from the original stereo tapes by Sean Magee at Abbey Road Studios" (According to the message board Sean worked on the mono vinyl editions of The Beetles albums among others, fans have been very pleased with his work).

It will be "Housed in a Stoughton old style tip on gratefold jacket" (I love this about The Cranberries vinyl releases and re-issues, I hate getting a 1 pocket folder to store my vinyl)

It's really nice to see that it's being done right, it wasn't rushed into production.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

"Why" UK promotional single includes instrumental version of radio mix

It surfaced on discogs today.

Someone is selling it for $128 (USD) here. So if you have deep pockets and you want to be the first on your block to hear the instrumental version, it's waiting for you. (I'll be waiting for it to hit ebay)