“EVERYBODY ELSE IS DOING IT SO WHY CAN’T WE” TO BE REEDITED TOGETHER WITH EXCLUSIVE MATERIAL FROM THE TIME ON ITS 25TH ANNIVERSARY
As it has been announced, on March 1st it was the 25th anniversary of the release of The Cranberries’ debut album “Everybody else is doing it so why can’t we”, and The Cranberries have just confirmed the best of celebrations for it.
The Cranberries had been working with Universal Music since last summer on a 25th anniversary edition of the album, “a newly re mastered version with previously unreleased material of ours as well as other bonus material from the era of our debut album.” The initial plan was to get this special edition album released coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the album, but it had to wait due to Dolores’ tragic passing. The band says that after much consideration they have decided to go on with this album, because it is a project that they had started with Dolores. Thus, this special album will see the light later this year.
It won’t be the only album we are going to have in the next months. As it has been mentioned before, The Cranberries are currently working on recording that new album previously announced, which they also started last year with Dolores, who had already recorded the vocals. This album will hopefully be published early next year.
For many of us who have been following The Cranberries almost since their beginning, “Everybody else is doing it so why can’t we” is the album of our lives; it means the beginning of something grand, not only a very special album but a life-changing experience that allowed us to know and follow the band, to dream our dreams with them and to accompany them in that magical journey that would give such a special meaning to our lives. But what should have meant celebration and joy has now acquired a totally different meaning. It is good news and we are smiling through the tears at the possibility of having jewels such as “Iosa”, “Serious” or the insanely beautiful “Take my soul away” reedited and included in the album, but the thought of our princess working on this only last summer and seeing all her illusions and dreams broken with ours is ripping our hearts and drowning us in the deepest sadness. At least we can find some relief thinking that dream Dolores had will go ahead.
Thank you, The Cranberries. This is definitely the best way of honouring Dolores’ memory.