The Tragically Hip announces a special 30th-anniversary edition of Road Apples and…WOW.

The Tragically Hip continue to mine their vast archives for more material to feed hungry fans. October 15 will see the release of a special 30th-anniversary edition of their second album, 1991’s Road Apples. And this is…extensive.

The collection (which is available for pre-order here) will feature:

  • Remastered tracks from Road Apples
  • Saskadelphia, the album of tracks that didn’t make Road Apples that came out back in May.
  • Hoof-Hearted, an album of previously unreleased demos, outtakes, and alternative versions
  • Live at the Roxy Los Angeles, May 3, 1991. This is the much-bootlegged record featuring the legendary “Killer Whale Tank” version of “New Orleans is Sinking.” That’ll be available exclusively as a 180-gram double vinyl set. That’s it. No other format or digital release.
  • Deluxe edition box sets will feature a Pure Audio Blu-Ray of the music, Dolby ATMOS mixes for both 5.1 and 7.1 and special binaural mixes.
  • A 36-page book detailing some hidden Hip history, Gord Downie’s handwritten notes, commentary from the band, and never-before-seen photos.

Here are all the configurations:

Physical Deluxe Edition 5 LP + Pure Audio Blu-Ray Audio pressed on 180 Gram Black Vinyl:
• Record 1: Road Apples 2021 Remaster
• Record 2: Saskadelphia
• Record 3: Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991 (Side 1 + 2)
• Record 4: Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991 (Side 3 + 4)
• Record 5: Hoof-Hearted

Physical Deluxe Edition 4 CD + Pure Audio Blu-Ray Audio Box set:
• CD 1: Road Apples 2021 Remaster
• CD 2: Saskadelphia
• CD 3: Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991
• CD 4: Hoof-Hearted

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 30th Anniversary Deluxe editions are available for pre-order HERE.

Road Apples Deluxe Vinyl Box set
Record 1 – Road Apples 2021 Remaster
Side 1

  1. Little Bones
  2. Twist My Arm
  3. Cordelia
  4. The Luxury
  5. Born In The Water
  6. Long Time Running
    Side 2
  7. Bring It All Back
  8. Three Pistols
  9. Fight
  10. On The Verge
  11. Fiddler’s Green
  12. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems

Record 2 Saskadelphia
Side 1

  1. Ouch
  2. Not Necessary
  3. Montreal (Live)
    Side 2
  4. Crack My Spine Like A Whip
  5. Just As Well
  6. Reformed Baptist Blues

Record 3 Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991
Side 1

  1. Little Bones
  2. She Didn’t Know
  3. Twist My Arm
  4. Highway Girl
    Side 2
  5. Cordelia
  6. Trickle Down
  7. The Luxury
  8. Three Pistols
  9. Fight

Record 4 Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991
Side 3

  1. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)
  2. New Orleans Is Sinking
  3. On The Verge
    Side 4
  4. Long Time Running
  5. Blow At High Dough
  6. All Canadian Surf Club

Record 5 Hoof-Hearted (An album of unreleased demos, outtakes & alternate versions)
Side 1

  1. Cordelia (Outtake)
  2. Bring It All Back (February 1990 Demo)
  3. Fiddler’s Green (Alternate Version)
  4. Fight (Outtake)
    Side 2
  5. Born In The Water (Outtake)
  6. Little Bones (Alternate Acoustic Version)
  7. If You Lived Here (June 1990 Demo of Unreleased Song)
  8. Angst On The Planks (Demo Version of “Cordelia”)
  9. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems (Full Length Version)

Blu-ray Road Apples & Saskadelphia Blu-ray Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, Binaural Mixes

  1. Little Bones
  2. Twist My Arm
  3. Cordelia
  4. The Luxury
  5. Born In The Water
  6. Long Time Running
  7. Bring It All Back
  8. Three Pistols
  9. Fight
  10. On The Verge
  11. Fiddler’s Green
  12. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems
  13. Ouch
  14. Not Necessary
  15. Crack My Spine Like A Whip
  16. Just As Well
  17. Reformed Baptist Blues

Road Apples Deluxe CD Box set
CD 1 – Road Apples 2021 Remaster

  1. Little Bones
  2. Twist My Arm
  3. Cordelia
  4. The Luxury
  5. Born In The Water
  6. Long Time Running
  7. Bring It All Back
  8. Three Pistols
  9. Fight
  10. On The Verge
  11. Fiddler’s Green
  12. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems

CD 2 Saskadelphia

  1. Ouch
  2. Not Necessary
  3. Montreal (Live)
  4. Crack My Spine Like A Whip
  5. Just As Well
  6. Reformed Baptist Blues

CD 3 Live At The Roxy, Los Angeles May 3rd, 1991

  1. Little Bones
  2. She Didn’t Know
  3. Twist My Arm
  4. Highway Girl
  5. Cordelia
  6. Trickle Down
  7. The Luxury
  8. Three Pistols
  9. Fight
  10. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)
  11. New Orleans Is Sinking
  12. On The Verge
  13. Long Time Running
  14. Blow At High Dough
  15. All Canadian Surf Club

CD 4 Hoof-Hearted (An album of unreleased demos, outtakes & alternate versions)

  1. Cordelia (Outtake)
  2. Bring It All Back (February 1990 Demo)
  3. Fiddler’s Green (Alternate Version)
  4. Fight (Outtake)
  5. Born In The Water (Outtake)
  6. Little Bones (Alternate Acoustic Version)
  7. If You Lived Here (June 1990 Demo of Unreleased Song)
  8. Angst On The Planks (Demo Version of “Cordelia”)
  9. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems (Full Length Version)
    Blu-ray Road Apples & Saskadelphia Blu-ray Dolby Atmos, 7.1, 5.1, Binaural Mixes
  10. Little Bones
  11. Twist My Arm
  12. Cordelia
  13. The Luxury
  14. Born In The Water
  15. Long Time Running
  16. Bring It All Back
  17. Three Pistols
  18. Fight
  19. On The Verge
  20. Fiddler’s Green
  21. The Last Of The Unplucked Gems
  22. Ouch
  23. Not Necessary
  24. Crack My Spine Like A Whip
  25. Just As Well
  26. Reformed Baptist Blues

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3 thoughts on “The Tragically Hip announces a special 30th-anniversary edition of Road Apples and…WOW.

  • September 16, 2021 at 2:47 pm
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    I think “Killer Whale Tank” is going to be on the CD release, but no digital release.

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  • September 17, 2021 at 5:55 pm
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    I was disappointed at the price of the deluxe box. $225 is about double what it should be. Even $150 would be reasonable.

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  • September 18, 2021 at 2:18 pm
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    Wake me up when I can get the Roxy gig as a stand-alone CD.

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