Thursday, September 16, 2021

The Tragically Hip announce expanded Road Apples 30th anniversary reissues

The Tragically Hip will release a series of expanded reissues to mark the 30th anniversary of their 1991 album, “Road Apples”, on October 15.

Recorded in 1990 in New Orleans at Daniel Langlois’ The Kingsway Studio in an old mansion that looms over the French Quarter neighbourhood, the project was produced by Don Smith alongside engineer Bruce Barris.

The Tragically Hip introduced “Road Apples” to fans via a world album premiere radio special that has the historical distinction as the inaugural broadcast by the Rock Radio Network; based out of Q107-FM Toronto, Canada’s first national rock-exclusive network would go on to launch all of the band’s classic albums over the next decade.

Featuring singles like “Little Bones”, "Three Pistols" and “Twist My Arm", the Kingston, ON band’s second album was their first to top the Canadian charts as the group continued to expand their growing fan base through extensive touring; it would eventually achieve Diamond status in Canada for sales of more than 1 million copies and is now nearing a Double Diamond milestone.

Completely remastered in 2021 by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound in Nashville, TN, the 2021 reissue series presents a deep dive behind the scenes of the group’s creative growth during the era; the deluxe editions are jam packed with rarities, including: “Hoof-Hearted”, an album of previously unreleased demos, outtakes, and alternate versions; and “Live At The Roxy Los Angeles, May 3rd 1991”, which was originally recorded for a Westwood One radio show and includes the legendary extended ‘Killer Whale Tank’ version of the 1989 hit, “New Orleans Is Sinking.”

The “Road Apples” 30th anniversary series will be available in a number of formats and packages, including:

• Physical Deluxe Edition 5 LP + Pure Audio Blu-Ray Audio pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl
• Physical Deluxe Edition 4 CD + Pure Audio Blu-Ray Audio Box set
• 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 Deluxe Vinyl Box set
• Road Apples Deluxe CD Box set

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.

Formed in Kingston, ON in 1984, The Tragically Hip issued 13 studio albums to huge success in their homeland, earning an unprecedented 16 Juno Awards, and inductions into both the Canadian Music Hall Of Fame and Canada’s Walk Of Fame.

The group retired in 2017 following the death of singer Gord Downie after a lengthy battle with terminal brain cancer.

See also:

The Tragically Hip deliver rare performance at Canada’s Juno Awards
The Tragically Hip release video for Saskadelphia single Ouch
The Tragically Hip stream new album Saskadelphia
The Tragically Hip announce new album of unreleased songs
Search The Tragically Hip at hennemusic