Groundbreaking Debut, ‘Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?’ rereleased on solid-gold-color vinyl
In celebration of the 30th anniversary of their 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 Dec. 1. It can be preordered here: http://thecranberries.lnk.to/EverybodyElseGoldVinyl.
Originally released on March 1, 1993, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We?” hit the No. 1 spot in both the U.K. and Ireland and has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. Spawning two Top 10 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.
Drummer Fergal Lawler said, “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.”
“Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” will be released on gold vinyl on Dec. 1.