In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Cranberries’ groundbreaking debut “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?,” Island/UMe is releasing a special edition of the album on solid gold vinyl on December 1, 2023.
Originally released on March 1, 1993, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” hit the No. 1 spot in both the UK and Ireland and has sold more than six million copies worldwide. Spawning two Top Ten singles – the debut lead single “Dreams” and its mainstream breakthrough follow-up “Linger” which cemented the band’s position within the rock world, the album highlighted the unique vocal stylings of Dolores O’Riordan (whose untimely passing in 2018 rocked the music industry). Combining Gaelic, Catholic, and indie vocal influences, O’Riordan coupled her relatable lyrics that captured the frustrations of late adolescence, giving these songs universal appeal. In the 30 years since its release, this carefully crafted debut has stood the test of time as a landmark album.
Says Cranberries drummer Fergal Lawler, ‘We wanted to do something special for you, our fans, as you have been so supportive since this album was released 30 years ago,’ Fergal continues. ‘”Linger” first became a big hit in America and that had a knock-on effect and broke the album around the world. We are eternally grateful to you for that.’
The Cranberries’ “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” will be released on gold vinyl on December 1, 2023.
“Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” tracklisting: