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The Tragically Hip to release 40th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set for debut album “Up To Here”

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TORONTO, June 21 2024 – Canadian music legends, The Tragically Hip announce a commemorative box set of their Diamond-certified debut album Up To Here, the latest installment of special deluxe packages, set to release on November 8Up To Here was originally released September 5, 1989, as The Tragically Hip’s first full-length studio album, an introduction that brought them breakthrough success, including two Canadian rock radio #1 singles, “Blow at High Dough” and “New Orleans is Sinking” as well earning the band a JUNO Award for “Most Promising Artist” in 1990.

Fans can pre-order the boxset today here.

What’s in the Deluxe Edition of Up To Here?

The expanded reissue of Up To Here is a must-have for collectors, presented as four LP set on 180g vinyl, alongside a book documenting the history of the debut album era. The reissue includes a 2024 remastering of the original album, there are four previously unreleased songs that didn’t make it on the original Up To Here album – “She’s Got What It Takes,” “Get Back Again,” “Rain, Hearts And Fire” and “Wait So Long” – that are also shared as part of this expanded package, remastered and mixed in Atmos. A recording of Live at Misty Moon, the special filmed for MuchMusic in 1990 from the Misty Moon Cabaret in Halifax, with an accompanying 1 hour concert film on Blu-ray. The package also includes demos from 1988 recorded prior to the Up To Here recording session. The package will be available as a three-disc CD format.

A new song! Watch “Get Back Again” video

Today, June 20, as a sneak peek, The Tragically Hip officially release “Get Back Again,” considered by fans as the holy grail of unreleased tracks from the band. The track was recorded prior to signing to their first major record deal with MCA (now Universal Music Canada), produced by Chris Wardman in November 1988, before the Up To Here sessions, now recently remixed and mastered to today’s standards. The band performed “Get Back Again” as part of the Live At Misty Moon set, which has been the only recorded version of the track from the band until now, making this a meaningful release for the band and their fans. A brand-new official music video for “Get Back Again”- directed by Cleveland Henderson, son of Pete Henderson who had previously directed many videos of the band including the award winning “Locked In The Trunk Of A Car” and “Courage (For Hugh MacLennan),” premieres June 20, 2024 at 7:00PM on The Tragically Hip’s YouTube.  

Up To Here Commemorative Boxset (4LP _ Blu-ray Audio):     

  

LP 1 – Up To Here (2024 remaster of the original album) 

Side One

  1. Blow At High Dough
  2. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)                   
  3. New Orleans Is Sinking
  4. 38 Years Old
  5. She Didn’t Know

Side Two

  1. Boots Or Hearts                        
  2. Everytime You Go
  3. When The Weight Comes Down  
  4. Trickle Down
  5. Another Midnight
  6. Opiated

LP 2+3 – Live At The Misty Moon + Previously Unreleased Studio Tracks

Side One

  1. Crack My Spine Like A Whip (Live At The Misty Moon)
  2. She Didn’t Know (Live At The Misty Moon)     
  3. Highway Girl (Live At The Misty Moon)
  4. Just As Well (Live At The Misty Moon)
  5. Boots Or Hearts (Live At The Misty Moon)
  6. Trickle Down (Live At The Misty Moon)

Side Two

  1. Get Back Again (Live At The Misty Moon)
  2. Three Pistols (Live At The Misty Moon)
  3. Fight (Live At The Misty Moon)
  4. 38 Years Old (Live At The Misty Moon)

Side Three

  1. Blow At High Dough (Live At The Misty Moon)
  2. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) (Live At The Misty Moon)
  3. New Orleans Is Sinking (Live At The Misty Moon)
  4. On The Verge (Live At The Misty Moon)

Side Four

  1. She’s Got What It Takes
  2. Get Back Again
  3. Rain, Hearts And Fire
  4. Wait So Long

LP 4 – How We Got Here – The 1988 Demos

Side One

  1. Hailstone Hands Of God (1988 Demo)
  2. When The Weight Comes Down (1988 Demo) 
  3. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) (1988 Demo)
  4. New Orleans Is Sinking (1988 Demo)
  5. Rain, Hearts And Fire (1988 Demo)

Side Two

  1. She Didn’t Know (1988 Demo)
  2. Blow At High Dough (1988 Demo)
  3. Boots Or Hearts (1988 Demo)  
  4. Everytime You Go (1988 Demo)
  5. Just Another Midnight (1988 Demo)

Disc 4 Atmos Blu-ray

  1. Blow At High Dough
  2. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)                   
  3. New Orleans Is Sinking
  4. 38 Years Old
  5. She Didn’t Know
  6. Boots Or Hearts                        
  7. Everytime You Go
  8. When The Weight Comes Down  
  9. Trickle Down
  10. Another Midnight
  11. Opiated
  12. She’s Got What It Takes
  13. Get Back Again
  14. Rain, Hearts And Fire
  15. Wait So Long

 *The Blu-ray also includes the full 1hr concert film of the Misty Moon show.  Tracklisting of the show on the video is:

  1. Crack My Spine Like A Whip (Live At The Misty Moon)
  2. She Didn’t Know (Live At The Misty Moon)     
  3. Highway Girl (Live At The Misty Moon)
  4. Just As Well (Live At The Misty Moon)
  5. Boots Or Hearts (Live At The Misty Moon)
  6. Trickle Down (Live At The Misty Moon)
  7. Get Back Again (Live At The Misty Moon)
  8. Three Pistols (Live At The Misty Moon)
  9. Fight (Live At The Misty Moon)
  10. 38 Years Old (Live At The Misty Moon)
  11. Blow At High Dough (Live At The Misty Moon)
  12. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) (Live At The Misty Moon)
  13. New Orleans Is Sinking (Live At The Misty Moon)
  14. On The Verge (Live At The Misty Moon)

3 CD + Blu-ray Audio

Disc 1 – Up To Here (2024 remaster of the original album) 

  1. Blow At High Dough
  2. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)                   
  3. New Orleans Is Sinking
  4. 38 Years Old
  5. She Didn’t Know
  6. Boots Or Hearts                        
  7. Everytime You Go
  8. When The Weight Comes Down  
  9. Trickle Down
  10. Another Midnight
  11. Opiated

Disc 2 – Live At The Misty Moon + Previously Unreleased Studio Tracks

  1. Crack My Spine Like A Whip (Live At The Misty Moon)
  2. She Didn’t Know (Live At The Misty Moon)     
  3. Highway Girl (Live At The Misty Moon)
  4. Just As Well (Live At The Misty Moon)
  5. Boots Or Hearts (Live At The Misty Moon)
  6. Trickle Down (Live At The Misty Moon)
  7. Get Back Again (Live At The Misty Moon)
  8. Three Pistols (Live At The Misty Moon)
  9. Fight (Live At The Misty Moon)
  10. 38 Years Old (Live At The Misty Moon)
  11. Blow At High Dough (Live At The Misty Moon)
  12. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) (Live At The Misty Moon)
  13. New Orleans Is Sinking (Live At The Misty Moon)
  14. On The Verge (Live At The Misty Moon)
  15. She’s Got What It Takes
  16. Get Back Again
  17. Rain, Hearts And Fire
  18. Wait So Long

Disc 3 – How We Got Here – The 1988 Demos

  1. Hailstone Hands Of God (1988 Demo)
  2. When The Weight Comes Down (1988 Demo) 
  3. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) (1988 Demo)
  4. New Orleans Is Sinking (1988 Demo)
  5. Rain, Hearts And Fire (1988 Demo)
  6. She Didn’t Know (1988 Demo)
  7. Blow At High Dough (1988 Demo)
  8. Boots Or Hearts (1988 Demo)  
  9. Everytime You Go (1988 Demo)
  10. Just Another Midnight (1988 Demo)

Disc 4 Atmos Blu-ray

  1. Blow At High Dough
  2. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)                   
  3. New Orleans Is Sinking
  4. 38 Years Old
  5. She Didn’t Know
  6. Boots Or Hearts                        
  7. Everytime You Go
  8. When The Weight Comes Down  
  9. Trickle Down
  10. Another Midnight
  11. Opiated
  12. She’s Got What It Takes
  13. Get Back Again
  14. Rain, Hearts And Fire
  15. Wait So Long

 *The Blu-ray also includes the full 1hr concert film of the Misty Moon show.  Tracklisting of the show on the video is:

  1. Crack My Spine Like A Whip (Live At The Misty Moon)
  2. She Didn’t Know (Live At The Misty Moon)     
  3. Highway Girl (Live At The Misty Moon)
  4. Just As Well (Live At The Misty Moon)
  5. Boots Or Hearts (Live At The Misty Moon)
  6. Trickle Down (Live At The Misty Moon)
  7. Get Back Again (Live At The Misty Moon)
  8. Three Pistols (Live At The Misty Moon)
  9. Fight (Live At The Misty Moon)
  10. 38 Years Old (Live At The Misty Moon)
  11. Blow At High Dough (Live At The Misty Moon)
  12. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) (Live At The Misty Moon)
  13. New Orleans Is Sinking (Live At The Misty Moon)
  14. On The Verge (Live At The Misty Moon)

Digital

Up To Here (2024 remaster of the original album) + Previously Unreleased Studio Tracks;
  1. Blow At High Dough
  2. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)                   
  3. New Orleans Is Sinking
  4. 38 Years Old
  5. She Didn’t Know
  6. Boots Or Hearts                        
  7. Everytime You Go
  8. When The Weight Comes Down  
  9. Trickle Down
  10. Another Midnight
  11. Opiated
  12. She’s Got What It Takes
  13. Get Back Again
  14. Rain, Hearts And Fire
  15. Wait So Long
Live At The Misty Moon;
  1. Crack My Spine Like A Whip (Live At The Misty Moon)
  2. She Didn’t Know (Live At The Misty Moon)     
  3. Highway Girl (Live At The Misty Moon)
  4. Just As Well (Live At The Misty Moon)
  5. Boots Or Hearts (Live At The Misty Moon)
  6. Trickle Down (Live At The Misty Moon)
  7. Get Back Again (Live At The Misty Moon)
  8. Three Pistols (Live At The Misty Moon)
  9. Fight (Live At The Misty Moon)
  10. 38 Years Old (Live At The Misty Moon)
  11. Blow At High Dough (Live At The Misty Moon)
  12. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) (Live At The Misty Moon)
  13. New Orleans Is Sinking (Live At The Misty Moon)
  14. On The Verge (Live At The Misty Moon)
How We Got Here – The 1988 Demos;
  1. Hailstone Hands Of God (1988 Demo)
  2. When The Weight Comes Down (1988 Demo) 
  3. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight) (1988 Demo)
  4. New Orleans Is Sinking (1988 Demo)
  5. Rain, Hearts And Fire (1988 Demo)
  6. She Didn’t Know (1988 Demo)
  7. Blow At High Dough (1988 Demo)
  8. Boots Or Hearts (1988 Demo)  
  9. Everytime You Go (1988 Demo)
  10. Just Another Midnight (1988 Demo)
Atmos
  1. Blow At High Dough
  2. I’ll Believe In You (Or I’ll Be Leaving You Tonight)                   
  3. New Orleans Is Sinking
  4. 38 Years Old
  5. She Didn’t Know
  6. Boots Or Hearts                        
  7. Everytime You Go
  8. When The Weight Comes Down  
  9. Trickle Down
  10. Another Midnight
  11. Opiated
  12. She’s Got What It Takes
  13. Get Back Again
  14. Rain, Hearts And Fire
  15. Wait So Long

40 Years of The Tragically Hip

The Tragically Hip circa 1989 – the year Up to Here was released. photo by Michael Going

Established in 1984, this year marks 40 Years of The Tragically Hip – a milestone for the beloved band.  2024 sees The Tragically Hip break open the archives; reminiscing with fans on four decades of music, friendship and philanthropy. The band’s legacy will be honoured with a yearlong celebration, which started with the designation of the Record Store Day Canada Ambassadors, later the launch of a four-part Amazon Prime Documentary titled No Dress Rehearsal and on October 1 the release of a deluxe, hand-crafted book titled This Is Our Life, the band’s story as told in their own words and features more than 300 pages of unseen rarities pulled from the band’s personal collections.

The Up To Here boxset celebrates the early days of The Tragically Hip and is the latest installment of a series of reissues released over the last few years honouring the band’s extensive catalogue – Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe Boxset (2021), Fully Completely Vinyl Release (2022), Phantom Power 25th Anniversary Deluxe Boxset (2023).

SOURCE Universal Music, posted by Terry Lankstead

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