In celebration and remembrance of the late Dolores O’Riordan on 6th September 2021 which would have been her 50th birthday, UMe / Island Records in association with and with the support of the remaining members of The Cranberries and the estate of the late Dolores O’Riordan will be releasing a specially curated 15-track streaming-only compilation of songs from the band’s robust eight album catalogue.
Compiled with the utmost care and love for the beloved vocalist and songwriter, “Remembering Dolores” is a collection of songs carefully selected by friends, family and remaining band members Fergal Lawler, and brothers Mike Hogan and Noel Hogan that carry special meaning and significance to Dolores. In a joint statement, Fergal, Mike and Noel said “To mark the occasion, we have, together with some of Dolores’ closest friends and family, chosen a special playlist of 15 songs from our catalogue, songs that remind each of us in differing ways and for differing reasons of Dolores, and rather than choose songs from the hits, we decided to choose from some of our favourite lesser-known songs”. The playlist can be found here: https://thecranberries.lnk.to/DoloresPR
To coincide with this digital release, Fergal, Mike and Noel launched a livestream via the band’s Facebook last Monday. Hosted by Stuart Clark, journalist, the livestream included a talk with Fergal, Mike and Noel, discussing the significance of each track in the “Remembering Dolores” compilation. “As you may know, Dolores would have been 50 next Monday,” said Fergal. “We decided to mark this special occasion by organizing a live stream to chat about our memories of Dolores with an old friend of the band, Stuart Clark. We would love it if you send us any questions on social media that you would like us to answer.”
In addition, the livestream has premiered the brand new video for “Never Grow Old,” a montage of never-before-seen footage of the band from assorted photoshoots, outtakes and b-roll from their popular videos “Linger,” “Free to Decide,” “Ode to My Family,” and “Zombie” amongst others. After the premiere, the video will be available here: https://thecranberries.lnk.to/NeverGrowOldPR.
The Cranberries debut album ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’was released and charted at #1 on the UK album charts in March 1993. Their second and most commercially successful album ‘No Need To Argue’was released in October 1994 and stayed on the UK charts for 98 weeks after being certified multiple platinum, making the band global superstars.
In April 2019, The Cranberries released their eighth and final album, ‘In The End,’ the vocals for which had been recorded by Dolores prior to her tragic passing in 2018. Guitarist Noel Hogan confirmed its release would honor her memory. ‘In The End’ reached top 10 in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, and on the Billboard Independent Albums chart in the US. It was nominated for Best Rock Album at the 2020 Grammy Awards.
“Remembering Dolores” tracklisting:
1. Never Grow Old 2. Schizophrenic Playboy 3. The Glory 4. What You Were 5. Daffodil Lament 6. I Will Always 7. This Is The Day 8. Joe 9. Pretty 10. I’m Still Remembering 11. You And Me 12. Waiting In Walthamstow 13. Everything I Said 14. Why 15. Twenty One