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The Tragically Hip Announce Deluxe Boxset To Commemorate 25th Anniversary Of 'Phantom Power'


By Stevie Connor.



Following the celebration of a Diamond Certification for their best-selling, greatest hits compilation, Yer Favourites, The Tragically Hip announce an extensive deluxe boxset to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of their revered album, Phantom Power, due out November 3. 2023.


Phantom Power, The Tragically Hip’s sixth album, was originally released on July 14th, 1998, featuring three of the band’s biggest career hits including “Bobcaygeonwhich is recognized as one of the band’s most enduring signature songs and won the Juno Award for Single of The Year in 2000 and “Poets” which spent 12 weeks at #1 on Canadian alternative radio plus “Fireworks” which is one of the band’s great hockey connected tracks used in many syncs over the years.

The Phantom Power 25th Anniversary boxset is bound to be the centerpiece of any collection featuring two double LP sets on 180g vinyl, with five never before heard tracks from the original recording sessions as well as a 2LP live show recorded from The Metropol in Pittsburgh, PA on October 2, 1998, plus an additional seven alternative versions curated by the band. The boxset comes complete with a 24-page original Bobcaygeon illustrated video storyboard with behind-the-scenes photos, a 12 X 12, 64-page coffee table book documenting the history of Phantom Power by producer Steve Berlin that includes rare photos, concert posters and track by track descriptions from the band. The package will also be available as a three-disc CD format.

The Phantom Power 25th Anniversary release follows a series of special deluxe packages – Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe Boxset (2021), Fully Completely Vinyl Release (2022) - as the band prepare to celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2024. Next year, to celebrate four decades of The Tragically Hip, the band will release a deluxe set of their breakthrough album Up to Here, a previously announced four-part Amazon documentary, and much more.


Phantom Power 25th Anniversary Boxset Track Listing:

LP 1—Side A

  1. Poets

  2. Something On

  3. Save The Planet

  4. Bobcaygeon

LP 1—Side B

  1. Thompson Girl

  2. Membership

  3. Fireworks

  4. Vapour Trails

LP 2—Side A

  1. The Rules

  2. Chagrin Falls

  3. Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin’ Man

  4. Emperor Penguin

LP 2—Side B—Bonus Tracks

  1. Bumblebee

  2. Insomniacs

  3. Songwriters Cabal

  4. Vegas Strip

  5. Mystery

LP 3—Side A— Recorded live October 2, 1998 at the Metropol, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  1. Save The Planet

  2. Twist My Arm

  3. Poets

  4. Gift Shop

LP 3—Side B

  1. Bobcaygeon

  2. Nautical Disaster

  3. Ahead By A Century

  4. The Luxury

LP 4 –Side A

  1. Fireworks

  2. Springtime In Vienna

  3. Chagrin Falls

  4. New Orleans Is Sinking

LP 4—Side B

  1. Grace, Too

  2. Escape Is At Hand for the Travellin’ Man

  3. At the Hundredth Meridian

LP 5—Side A—Alternates

  1. Super Farmer Nano Baby

  2. Something On

  3. Chagrin Falls

  4. Fireworks

LP 5 –Side B

  1. Thompson Girl

  2. Escape Is At Hand For The Travelin’ Man

  3. Bobcaygeon

CD/Digital

Disc One

  1. Poets

  2. Something On

  3. Save The Planet

  4. Bobcaygeon

  5. Thompson Girl

  6. Membership

  7. Fireworks

  8. Vapour Trails

  9. The Rules

  10. Chagrin Falls

  11. Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin’ Man

  12. Emperor Penguin

Bonus Tracks

  1. Bumblebee

  2. Insomniacs

  3. Songwriters Cabal

  4. Vegas Strip

  5. Mystery

Disc Two—Recorded live October 2, 1998 at the Metropol, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  1. Save The Planet

  2. Twist My Arm

  3. Poets

  4. Gift Shop

  5. Bobcaygeon

  6. Nautical Disaster

  7. Ahead By A Century

  8. The Luxury

  9. Fireworks

  10. Springtime In Vienna

  11. Chagrin Falls

  12. New Orleans Is Sinking

  13. Grace, Too

  14. Escape Is At Hand for the Travellin’ Man

  15. At the Hundredth Meridian

Disc Three—Alternates

  1. Super Farmer Nano Baby

  2. Something On

  3. Chagrin Falls

  4. Fireworks

  5. Thompson Girl

  6. Escape Is At Hand For The Travelin’ Man

  7. Bobcaygeon

Phantom Power Atmos Mix on Blu-ray and available on digital platforms:

  1. Poets

  2. Something On

  3. Save The Planet

  4. Bobcaygeon

  5. Thompson Girl

  6. Membership

  7. Fireworks

  8. Vapour Trails

  9. The Rules

  10. Chagrin Falls

  11. Escape Is At Hand For The Travellin’ Man

  12. Emperor Penguin

The Tragically Hip have created almost forty years of music, which can now be appreciated in a whole new way: an ABC picture book published by Tundra Books (a division of Penguin Random House Canada). From “A is Ahead by a Century” to “Z is for Frozen in my Tracks,” this ode to the band will be enjoyed by readers of all ages. Available October 24, The Tragically Hip ABC picture book, features art from Canadian illustrators Clayton Hanmer, Julia Breckenreid, Bridget George, and Monika Melnychuk, this is the perfect gift for all fans.

Critically acclaimed for almost four decades, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian musical zeitgeist, evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivaled. A five-piece group of friends, including Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar), and Gord Sinclair (bass), who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, The Tragically Hip have achieved both mass popularity with more than 10 million albums in Canada and over 1.5 million sold in the U.S, as well as peer recognition through 17 Juno Awards – picking up the distinguished Humanitarian Award in 2021 which recognizes Canadian artists or industry leaders whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and beyond.


Their studio catalog includes their self-titled debut album The Tragically Hip (1987), Up To Here (1989), Road Apples (1991), Fully Completely (1992), Day For Night (1994), Trouble At The Henhouse (1996), Phantom Power (1998), Music @ Work (2000), In Violet Light (2002), In Between Evolution (2004), World Container (2006), We Are The Same (2009), Now For Plan A (2012), Man Machine Poem (2016) and Saskadelphia (2021). A National Celebration was the final show of The Tragically Hip’s Man Machine Poem Tour, recorded on August 20th, 2016, at the K-Rock Centre in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, and is their last performance as a five-piece band.


Through their career, the band became a cultural touchstone in Canada. In 2021, The Tragically Hip received the Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada at the 50th annual JUNO Awards; and in 2022, they were inducted into Canada’s Walk Of Fame for Humanitarianism in pursuit of social and environmental justice. They had previously received a star on the Walk Of Fame in 2002 for Arts & Entertainment. The band’s tireless activism and philanthropic pursuits have raised millions of dollars for multiple social and environmental causes, such as Camp Trillium, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Sunnybrook Foundation, WAR Child, the Special Olympics, and the Unison Benevolent Fund.


Despite their accolades and numerous recognitions, they will always be proudest of the humanitarian work they have done over the years through numerous charitable organizations and causes.



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