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The Tragically Hip, `Yer Favourites` (Image courtesy of Universal Music)
The Tragically Hip, "Yer Favourites" (Image courtesy of Universal Music)

Over half-a-billion streams propels The Tragically Hip's best-selling compilation, 'Yer Favourites,' to Diamond Certification status

Fri, Jun 2nd 2023 04:10 pm

‘Yer Favourites’ released on vinyl for first time ever & available now 

√ Only Canadian band to obtain four Diamond-Certified albums

√ ‘Yer Favourites’ second best-selling compilation album ever in Canada, only behind The Beatles’ ‘1’

Today, The Tragically Hip’s best-selling greatest hits compilation, “Yer Favourites,” is now available on vinyl for the first time ever. Originally released digitally and as a two-CD set on Nov. 8, 2005, “Yer Favourites,” for which tracks were selected by the band’s fans directly via their website, has soared past Diamond status at 14-times Platinum (Diamond is 10-times Platinum) and has over half-a-billion streams globally.

The Tragically Hip is now the first Canadian band to achieve four Diamond-certified albums. “Yer Favourites” is the second best-selling compilation album ever in Canada, only behind The Beatles’ “1.” (Tracked by Music Canada as the second best-selling compilation album ever in Canada as of April 6, 2023.) Buy “Yer Favourites” on vinyl here.

As a nod to fans for their continued support and in the lead up to the band’s fast-approaching 40th anniversary in 2024, the “Yer Favourites” vinyl release is split into two double-LP sets on 180-gram vinyl, “Volume #1” and “Volume #2,” each packaged in a single sleeve in an effort to reduce packaging and make the release more affordable for fans. 

“Yer Favourites” has been entirely remastered for 2023 and now includes the original versions from “Fully Completely” that were not found on the CD version of “Yer Favourites” released in 2005. This special vinyl release is a must-have for any new or long-time listener of The Tragically Hip. Each volume also includes a 24-by-36-inch fold-out poster.

The Tragically Hip celebrate the vinyl release with their “Hear The Hip” contest, which plays a clip of one of the band’s beloved songs and invites fans to guess the track being previewed. The game refreshes daily, so users can return to play again and guess a new song. The higher the score, the more entries you will get. There will be one weekly prize winner (randomly selected from all entries) for five weeks, with one grand-prizewinner at the end of the five-week period. Fans can start playing today, here.

The “Yer Favourites” vinyl release is set to be followed by a deluxe edition of “Phantom Power” later this year. In 2024, to celebrate four decades of The Tragically Hip, the band will release a deluxe set of their breakthrough album, “Up to Here,” a previously announced four-part Amazon documentary, and much more.

In 2021, The Tragically Hip received the Humanitarian Award Presented by Music Canada at the 50th annual JUNO Awards; and in 2022, they were inducted into Canada’s Walk Of Fame for Humanitarianism in pursuit of social and environmental justice. They had previously received a star on the Walk Of Fame in 2002 for Arts & Entertainment.

For more than three decades, The Tragically Hip's tireless activism and philanthropic pursuits have raised millions of dollars for multiple social and environmental causes, such as Camp Trillium, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Sunnybrook Foundation, WAR Child, the Special Olympics, and the Unison Benevolent Fund. A quintessential band whose music captures the essence of being Canadian, they used their enormous megaphone in 2016 to spotlight the country's systemic mistreatment of indigenous peoples.

The legacy of the band's frontman, the late Gord Downie, continues with The Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack Fund, which aims to build cultural understanding and create a path toward reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

About The Tragically Hip

Critically acclaimed for over three decades, The Tragically Hip has been at the heart of the Canadian musical zeitgeist, evoking a strong emotional connection between their music and their fans that remains unrivaled. A five-piece group of friends, including Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Downie (vocals, guitar), Johnny Fay (drums), Paul Langlois (guitar) and Gord Sinclair (bass), who grew up in Kingston, Ontario, The Tragically Hip have achieved both mass popularity with more than 10 million albums in Canada and over 1.5 million sold in the U.S, as well as peer recognition through 15 Juno Awards – picking up the distinguished Humanitarian Award in 2021 which recognizes Canadian artists or industry leaders whose humanitarian contributions have positively enhanced the social fabric of Canada and beyond.

Their studio catalog includes their self-titled debut album, “The Tragically Hip” (1987), “Up To Here” (1989), “Road Apples” (1991), “Fully Completely” (1992), “Day For Night” (1994), “Trouble At The Henhouse” (1996), “Phantom Power” (1998), “Music @ Work” (2000), “In Violet Light” (2002), “In Between Evolution” (2004), “World Container” (2006), “We Are The Same” (2009), “Now For Plan A” (2012), “Man Machine Poem” (2016) and “Saskadelphia” (2021).

“A National Celebration” was the final show of The Tragically Hip’s “Man Machine Poem Tour,” recorded on Aug. 20, 2016, at the K-Rock Centre in their hometown of Kingston, Ontario, and is their last performance as a five-piece band.

Through their career, the band became a cultural touchstone in Canada. Despite their accolades and numerous recognitions, they will always be proudest of the humanitarian work they have done over the years through numerous charitable organizations and causes.

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