The Cranberries have announced that they will be moving forward with a new album and a 25th anniversary reissue of their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We.
The band confirmed in a post on Facebook that they had been working on the creation of a “very special 25th anniversary edition of the album,” a newly re-mastered version featuring previously unreleased material and bonus material from the era of the debut album.
“This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of our debut album Everybody Else Is Doing It So Why Can't We. In recent weeks we have had a number of media enquiries asking if we were planning anything to commemorate this milestone,” the band writes.
“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.”
The band also confirmed that they will be completing the recording of a new studio album, as previously announced. They started the record last year, and O’Riordan had already recorded vocals for the new music. “All going well, we hope to have this new album finished and out early next year,” the band shares.
Read their message in full below:
O'Riordan died in London in January at the age of 46. “Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time,” her publicist explained at the time of her passing.
The Cranberries rose to international fame in the '90s with the release of their debut album, Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?, featuring one of their biggest singles, “Linger.