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THE TRAGICALLY HIP Announce Deluxe Boxset to Commemorate 25th Anniversary of the Quintessential Album Phantom Power to Release November 3

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Following the celebration of a Diamond Certification for their best-selling, greatest hits compilation, Yer Favourites, today 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 “Bobcaygeon” which 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 synchs 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. For a full recap of this special release, watch the unboxing video HERE. 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), and Fully Completely Vinyl Release (2022) – as the band prepares to celebrate its 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
5. 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
13. Bumblebee
14. Insomniacs
15. Songwriters Cabal
16. Vegas Strip
17. 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. Pre-order The Tragically Hip ABC HERE.

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About The Tragically Hip

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.