A behind-the-scenes look at restoring tracks for The Tragically Hip’s Saskadelphia album

Reels and reels of two-inch multitrack tape were used in the recording of The Hip’s Road Apples in 1990. After the sessions, most of those tapes were lost for years until drummer Johnny Fay tracked them down, had them refurbished, and then digitized. Here’s a behind-the-scenes video showing how one of the songs was resurrected.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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