The Tragically Hip Announces The 30th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of “Road Apples”

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Tragically hip – Photo: Jim Herrington

The Tragically Hip announced the release of a special version of their second album, Road apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe, Friday October 15. The disc will be available in full editions of CDs and Pure Audio vinyl and Blu-ray audio boxes.

Created to mark the 30th anniversary of the group’s second studio album, which became their first record to reach number 1 in Canada, the Road apples The 30th Anniversary Deluxe Editions have been carefully crafted with input from every living member of the group. The result is a deep dive behind the scenes of what made this album one of the most beloved in The Tragically Hip’s vast catalog.

With all tracks completely remastered in 2021 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, for the first time ever, fans will hear the band’s music with all the courage, drive and passion of their original recordings, just past the studio of registration. with them. The physical box set (CD and vinyl) editions of the release will contain special Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1 and binaural mixes by Richard Chycki from Road apples and five cuts of Saskadelphia, guaranteeing fans a one-of-a-kind listening experience. Fans and collectors will also appreciate the all-new artwork for each of the packages in the physical boxes.

The release’s expansive deluxe editions are filled with rare and more unreleased tracks that have never been heard before, recounting The Tragically Hip’s. Road apples era, including: Road apples, the original album remastered in 2021 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville. Saskadelphia, as published earlier this year. Live at the Roxy Los Angeles, May 3, 1991, originally recorded for a Westwood One radio show, often hacked and sought after by fans for many years. It has been remastered 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 as a physical product. Also, Hoof heart, an album of demos, excerpts and unreleased alternative versions.

Fans new and old will appreciate the intimate and rare items from the group’s personal collection, as well as the fan collections that are part of the physical deluxe box editions. A 36-page booklet contains essays from Bruce Dickinson (who originally signed them with MCA Records in the US) and producer / engineer Mark Vreeken, both of whom have been central to The Tragically Hip’s careers; reproductions of original handwritten lyrics by Gord downie personal notebooks; never-before-seen photos from the Kingsway Studio and Road Apples era recording sessions; and a moving tribute to the late producer Don Smith, along with other group commentaries.

Recorded in 1990 in New Orleans at Daniel Langlois’ Kingsway Studio in an old mansion overlooking the French Quarter 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 produced an avalanche of gritty rock ‘n’ roll with relentless quality, like a flood of blues which 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”. The album is now approaching certified double diamond status in Canada.

Road Apples Deluxe CD Box:

CD 1 – Road apples 2021 remaster:
“Small bones”
“Twist my arm”
“Cordelia”
“Luxury”
“Born in the water”
“Running for a long time”
“Bring it all back”
“Three pistols”
“Struggle”
“About”
“The fiddler’s green”
“The last of the unpicked gems”

CD 2 Saskadelphia:
“Ouch”
“Not necessary”
“Montreal (Live)”
“Crack my spine like a whip”
“Just as well”
“Reformed Baptist Blues”

CD 3 Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3, 1991:
“Small bones”
“She did not know”
“Twist my arm”
“Highway girl”
“Cordelia”
“By runoff”
“Luxury”
“Three pistols”
“Struggle”
“I’ll believe in you (or I’ll leave you tonight)”
“New Orleans is sinking”
“About”
“Running for a long time”
“Blow at high dough”
“All Canadian Surf Club”

CD 4 Hoof heart (An album of unreleased demos, outtakes & alternative versions):
“Cordelia” (Released)
“Bring It All Back” (February 1990 demo)
“Fiddler’s Green” (alternate version)
“Combat” (Outtake)
“Born in the water” (outing)
“Little Bones” (alternative acoustic version)
“If You Lived Here” (June 1990 demo of an unreleased song)
“Angst On The Planks” (Demo version of “Cordelia”)
“The Last of the Unpicked Gems” (unabridged version)

Blu-ray Road Apples & Saskadelphia Blu-ray Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, Binaural Mixes:
“Small bones”
“Twist my arm”
“Cordelia”
“Luxury”
“Born in the water”
“Running for a long time”
“Bring it all back”
“Three pistols”
“Struggle”
“About”
“The fiddler’s green”
“The last of the unpicked gems”
“Ouch”
“Not necessary”
“Crack my spine like a whip”
“Just as well”
“The Reformed Baptist Blues”.

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