THE TRAGICALLY HIP TO MARK 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF HIT ALBUM ROAD APPLES
WITH DELUXE EDITION PHYSICAL BOX SETS OUT OCTOBER 15
MORE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM THE TRAGICALLY HIP INCLUDES: REMASTERED TRACKS OF ROAD APPLES, SASKADELPHIA HOOF-HEARTED, AN ALBUM OF PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED DEMOS, OUTTAKES AND ALTERNATE VERSIONS AND LIVE AT THE ROXY LOS ANGELES, MAY 3RD 1991 FEATURING THE FAN FAVOURITE “KILLER WHALE TANK” VERSION OF NEW ORLEANS IS SINKING
PLUS DELUXE EDITION BOX SETS TO FEATURE PURE AUDIO BLU-RAY EDITION, DOLBY ATMOS 7.1, 5.1 and BINAURAL MIXES BY RICHARD CHYCKI AND MORE
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The Tragically Hip announced that they will be releasing a special version of their sophomore album, Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe, on Friday, October 15. The album is available for pre-order HERE and will be available in comprehensive physical deluxe CD and Vinyl and Pure Audio blu-ray audio box set editions. In anticipation of the release (physical and digital form) the band will share a raw, stripped-down version of the powerful and emotional track “Fiddler’s Green,” out Friday, September 17. The song, which simply features Rob Baker on guitar and Gord Downie’s vocals, will be available here: https://
Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the band’s second studio album which became their first record to hit #1, the Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe editions were carefully crafted with input from each living member of the band. The outcome is a deep dive behind the scenes of what made this album one of the most beloved in The Tragically Hip’s vast catalogue. With all tracks completely remastered in 2021 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, for the first time, fans will hear music from the band with all the grit, vibrancy, and passion of their original recordings, second only to being in the recording studio with them. The physical box set editions, (CD and Vinyl), of the release will contain special Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1 and binaural mixes by Richard Chycki of Road Apples and 5 cuts from Saskadelphia, ensuring fans have a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Fans and collectors will also appreciate the brand-new artwork for each of the packages within the physical box sets.
The expansive deluxe editions of the release are jam packed with rare and more previously unreleased and never heard before pieces of music chronicling The Tragically Hip’s Road Apples era, including:
Road Apples, the original album re-mastered in 2021 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville.
Live At The Roxy Los Angeles, May 3rd 1991, originally recorded for a Westwood One radio show, often bootlegged and sought after by fans for many years. It has been re-mastered and expanded and includes the rare “Killer Whale Tank” version of New Orleans Is Sinking. This legendary Roxy show is now a double vinyl album. This album is available exclusively in physical product.
Hoof-Hearted, an album of previously unreleased demos, outtakes, and alternate versions.
Fans new and old will appreciate the intimate and rare items from the band’s personal collection, as well as fan collections that are part of the physical deluxe box set editions. Included in a 36-page booklet are essays from Bruce Dickinson (who initially signed them to MCA Records in the U.S.), and from producer/engineer Mark Vreeken, both of whom played pivotal roles in The Tragically Hip’s career; reproductions of original handwritten lyrics from Gord Downie’s personal notebooks, never seen photos from Kingsway Studio recording sessions and the Road Apples era and a touching tribute to late producer Don Smith along with further commentary from the band.
Recorded in 1990 in New Orleans at Daniel Langlois’ The Kingsway Studio in an old mansion that looms over the French Quarter neighbourhood by a group of young men from Kingston, Ontario, singer Gord Downie, guitarists Rob Baker and Paul Langlois, bassist Gord Sinclair, and drummer Johnny Fay, Road Apples, was first released in 1991. Guided by producer Don Smith and engineer Bruce Barris, the band created an album that yielded an avalanche of gritty rock ‘n’ roll with a relentless quality to it, like a stream of blues that struggles to be contained. Road Apples contains some of their best-known songs including, 'Little Bones,’ ‘Fiddler’s Green’, ‘Long Time Running’ and ‘Three Pistols.’ Road Apples is now approaching double diamond certified status in Canada.
Configurations available on October 15:
Physical Deluxe Edition 5 LP + Pure Audio Blu-Ray Audio pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl:
Record 1: Road Apples 2021 Remaster
Physical Deluxe Edition 4 CD + Pure Audio Blu-Ray Audio Box set:
CD 1: Road Apples 2021 Remaster
Road Apples – 2021 Remaster standalone LP, pressed on 180 Gram Red Vinyl
Deluxe Edition – Digital: Streaming/Download * Excluding Live At The Roxy Los Angeles, May 3rd 1991
Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe editions are available for pre-order: https://
Road Apples Deluxe Vinyl Box set
Record 1 – Road Apples 2021 Remaster
Record 2 Saskadelphia
Record 3 Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991
Record 4 Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991
Record 5 Hoof-Hearted (An album of unreleased demos, outtakes & alternate versions)
Blu-ray Road Apples & Saskadelphia Blu-ray Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, Binaural Mixes
Road Apples Deluxe CD Box set
CD 2 Saskadelphia
CD 3 Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991
CD 4 Hoof-Hearted (An album of unreleased demos, outtakes & alternate versions)
About The Tragically Hip
Source Universal Music Canada
September 17, 2021 1:00am ET by Pressparty