Cranberries Plan to Release Final Sessions With Dolores O’Riordan
Shortly after the death of Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan in January, the surviving members of the band said that they had been working on their eighth album.
They've now revealed that they're planning to complete the tracks and put them out, as well as release a 25th-anniversary edition of their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, so Why Can't We?, within the next year.
"We can confirm that since last summer the band had been working with Universal Music on the creation of a very special 25th anniversary edition of the album, a newly remastered version with previously unreleased material of ours as well as other bonus material from the era of our debut album," reads a statement from Noel Hogan, Mike Hogan and Fergal Lawler on the homepage of the Cranberries' website.
"We had planned to release this special edition this month to coincide with the 25th anniversary. However, given Dolores’ passing in January, we put the entire project on hold. In recent weeks we revisited this. After much consideration, we have decided to finish what we started. We thought about it and decided that as this is something that we started as a band, with Dolores, we should push ahead and finish it. So that’s the plan, to finish the project and get the special 25th anniversary edition album out later this year. We will also be completing the recording of a new studio album as previously announced, which we also started last year and for which Dolores had already recorded the vocals. All going well we hope to have this new album finished and out early next year."
This new work will be the first of all-new material for the Cranberries since 2012's Roses. Last year, they put out Something Else, which contained acoustic and orchestral takes of 10 of their songs, along with three new tracks, "The Glory," "Rupture" and "Why."