This Limited Edition Tragically Hip 7-Inch Should Get You Out on Black Friday

The American consumerist orgy known as Black Friday has spread into Canada over the last few years as retailers try to get us to part with more Christmas money sooner. Normally I ignore such entreaties–but I might make an exception for this.

The Tragically Hip has a special Black Friday 7-inch this year. Side 1 features “Tired as Fuck” from Man Machine Poem, which is fine. The green vinyl is cool, but…


…side 2 features something I never knew existed: an American radio mix of “At the Hundredth Meridian” which is substantially different from what we’re used to. It’s never, ever been available in Canada, either.


Rest assured that this is a real, authorized and legitimate piece of vinyl. Only 2,000 have been pressed, so it’s an instant collectible. Take your chances at the following record stores (among others). Good luck!

  • Sunrise Records
  • Cheapies
  • Cheeky Monkey
  • Ditch Records
  • Dr. Disc
  • Fred’s Records
  • Freecloud Records
  • Soundscapes
  • Moondance
  • Recordland
  • Red Cat Records
  • Sloth Records
  • Taz Records

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.

11 thoughts on “This Limited Edition Tragically Hip 7-Inch Should Get You Out on Black Friday

  • November 25, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Where did you find out this information? How the hell do you get it? I can’t find any listing for it anywhere with the exception of 2 websites. Those 2 websites list then as being released on December 2 and have no information about it. The label it’s on is questionable as well.

    • November 25, 2016 at 9:03 am

      Nope. It’s an official Universal Music Canada release. I can guarantee that 100%. The problem is that the record wasn’t available until after all the Black Friday lists were printed up and distributed.

  • November 25, 2016 at 9:08 am

    So basically it will be impossible to get since no one ordered it… and only in the US.

  • November 25, 2016 at 9:18 am

    I see it on one us website. I wish I knew if it was legit or can we find it in Canada

  • November 25, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Check your local record stores that participate in Record Store Day. At least one in Ottawa has them in stock today.

    • November 25, 2016 at 3:02 pm

      As of around 2:15 an Ottawa shop still had 5-6 copies.

  • November 25, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Alan listed where you can get it – those are Canadian retailers. This was a Canadian release. I have one in my hands right now from Grooves in London, Ontario.

  • November 25, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Bought mine on eBay for a ridiculous price.

  • November 27, 2016 at 12:41 am

    check discogs! there are copies there


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