Friday, September 17, 2021

The Tragically Hip share alternate version of Fiddler’s Green

The Tragically Hip are sharing a previously-unreleased alternate version of “Fiddler’s Green” as the first preview to a series of expanded 30th anniversary reissues of their 1991 album, “Road Apples.”

“We’re humbled to present the Alternate Version of 'Fiddler’s Green'”, says the band. “A haunting early take as recorded with Rob Baker on acoustic guitar and Gord Downie on vocals.”

Check out both the acoustic and original versions of "Fiddler's Green" below.

The Kingston, ON band’s second album was recorded in New Orleans, LA with producer Don Smith and engineer Bruce Barris; the group’s first Canadian No. 1 album followed a Top 10 record with their full-length debut, “1989’s “Up To Here”, and a self-titled 1987 EP.

Due October 15, the 2021 reissues have been expanded with a series of unreleased demos, outtakes, and alternate versions – as featured on the compilation, “Hoof-Hearted”, and “Live At The Roxy Los Angeles, May 3rd 1991”, which was originally recorded for US radio network Westwood One.

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.

The Tragically Hip retired in 2017 following Downie’s passing after a lengthy battle with terminal brain cancer.

See also:

The Tragically Hip announce expanded Road Apples 30th anniversary reissues
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
Search The Tragically Hip at hennemusic