The Tragically Hip Named 2024 Record Store Day Canada Ambassadors
The Tragically Hip have been named ambassadors for 2024 Record Store Day Canada.
To commemorate the occasion and their 40th anniversary as a band, the legendary Kingston, ON rock band will be releasing an exclusive standalone live album, Live at CBGB’s, on Record Store Day, which takes place this year on April 20.
According to a press release, "Live At CBGB’s features nine live songs that were originally recorded on January 14, 1993, from the legendary New York venue CBGB’s as The Tragically Hip launched their third studio album, Fully Completely, in America with a private event from the intimate space. The band performed the record in full, omitting a few tracks that didn’t fit the bill. This concert recording will be available on April 20 for the first time as a 12” pink vinyl with a limited run of pink cassettes at participating record stores in Canada and the U.S."
Started back in 2007, Record Store Day is an annual event that celebrates "the culture of the independently owned record store." Taking place on the third Saturday every April, as well as on Black Friday in November, RSD unites fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores around the world.
“Record Store Day Canada is overjoyed that legendary Canadian band, The Tragically Hip, will be the Record Store Day Canada 2024 Canadian Ambassadors,” says Ryan Kerr from Record Store Day Canada. “There are few bands that represent Canadiana; our traditions, values and pastimes the way The Tragically Hip does. The band is woven into the fabric of our culture and the annals of our beloved rock radio with innumerable hits. Fans continue to honour the legacy of The Tragically Hip, who brought a genuine and unique passion to their music. RSDC is looking forward to contributing to the band’s ongoing legacy by releasing Live at CBGB’s for Record Store Day 2024. Pressed for the very first time, it will be a great addition to collections of The Tragically Hip fans nationwide."
Previous RSD Canada ambassadors include The Sheepdogs, Triumph, Our Lady Peace, The Trews and Marie-Mai.
Live At CBGB’s track list:
1. Fully Completely
2. Looking For A Place To Happen
3. Courage (For Hugh MacLennan)
4. Fifty-Mission Cap
5. Pigeon Camera
6. We’ll Go Too
7. At The Hundredth Meridian
8. Locked In The Trunk Of A Car
9. The Wherewithal
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