In celebration of the 30th anniversary of The Cranberries’ debut Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?, Island/UMe is releasing a special edition of the album on 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. Launching two Top Ten singles, including the debut lead single “Dreams” and its follow-up “Linger”, the album highlighted the unique vocals of Dolores O’Riordan who sadly passed away in 2018.
Combining Gaelic, Catholic, and Indie vocal influences, O’Riordan also tapped into relatable lyrics. In the 30 years since its release, this debut has stood the test of time as a landmark album.
Says drummer Fergal Lawler:
We wanted to do something special for you, our fans, as you have been so supportive since this this album was released 30 years ago. ‘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.