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Hipeonymous Box set, Best of, Original recording remastered, Live, Limited Edition
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Your Favorites Gr Hits 2CD set. That Night In Toronto DVD Bonus DVD of all band's videos (23 in all), as well as 11 new video vignettes exclusive to this package.
Canada is a big nation with a lot of great music, but the Tragically Hip have absolutely no equal in the Great White North. While the band remains at best a cult hit in other parts of the world, they have reigned in the Canadian rock scene in a way that no other group has done since the '70s heyday of the Band, the Guess Who, and BTO. In the nearly two decades that the Hip has been writing and recording, they have never released a greatest hits album, so fans will revel in this long-awaited four-disc set. It kicks off with two CDs of music aptly named Yer Favourites. The 37 digitally remastered songs were chosen entirely by fans, with the exception of a pair of new tracks, a wry rocker dubbed "No Threat" and the understated "The New Maybe." The collection embodies the band's appeal; whether you're a fan of alternative music, mainstream rock, or bluesy country, the Hip make music that just feels really good to listen to. The package also includes two DVDs: the first, entitled "That Night in Toronto" is a concert that captures all the charm, eccentricity, and enthusiasm fans expect in a great Hip show. Highlights include a unique moment in which cameras capture thousands of fans singing along passionately to lyrics detailing Canadian war history ("Nautical Disaster"), as well as amped-up versions of older tracks, from "Blow at High Dough" to "Little Bones." The second DVD includes all of their previous videos, some low-key short films that were used as backdrops to live shows, and a charming, 50-minute documentary of daily band life entitled "Macroscopic." There's is nothing even remotely showbiz in Hipeponymous, just an honest, down-to-earth representation of a group that has come to personify the best of eccentric, intelligent rock & roll. --Denise Sheppard
In Between Evolution
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The two DVD's are also equally phenomenal. One disc is simply a bizarre and artistic documentary entitled "Macroscopic". Although this "documentary" lacks many things in its structure, its is extremely interesting, and is definetly worth a look. Also, all the music videos are contained on the same disc, and this is a very nice addition to the boxset. Tragically Hip music videos are definetly rare.
"That Night In Toronto" is the concert DVD which is on another disc in the boxset. This concert is completely uncut (the encore breaks are even on here in their entirty). The concert also breaks into unique split-screen perspectives.Read more ›
Secondly, the DVD is perfection. No quick cuts, fancy effects to detract from the show. It's rock and roll pure and simple. Best of all, the vocals are at the same level as the instruments. Most live concerts these days have the singer way up with the guitars mixed down. Not this baby. The DVD is meant to be turned up...LOUD. This is no bs rock and roll. Finally captured the way it should be. The furthest thing from "blaw" I can think of.
The greatest hits selections entitled 'Yer Favorites' is pretty much right on the money and is fantastically arranged. As far as the selection, any small oversights one might cite are bound to be due to personal preference - if you're a fan of the guys you've already got them already.
Finally, the 'Macroscopic' documentary is a solid insight into what those of us who have followed the band for some time already know -- this is a group of guys who just happen to be extraordinarily talented yet, have somehow managed to resist the urge for self-adulation despite having more than their fair share of fans who can stray into the realm of hero worship.
Congratulations gentlemen on your first 20 years. It has truly been a pleasure growing with you. Nicely done.
Keep in mind that I am biased because I would have happily paid the same amount for just the remastered version of Cordelia...
Now what can I say about the live dvd?This is The Hip at it's best in front of a huge crowd at Air Canada Center.This is what people who aren't hip fans,don't get to see.They don't understand that any night in Canada these guys are as big and bad as any rock band in history and can bring the crowd into a trance.Not one second is cut from this show and the recording and filming are top notch.
The bonus dvd has all their videos spanning from 1987-2005 and it's just awesome to sit and watch them all and see the different directions they take as they get older.Also includes a very well shot documentary that I'll have to watch again because I had trouble understanding what was going on sometimes but in a good way.It has great little stories about the members of the band that you would never hear.
If you are a hip fan,you're gonna want this one!!
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If you Love The Tragically Hip, this is a must have set. It gives you everything, hook up the surround sound and turn it up! Read morePublished on Sept. 2 2012 by Miche0022
"I want a Hipeponymous for Christmas,
Only a Hipeponymous will do...."
Well, not really -- it's not my type of music -- but I couldn't let a title like that pass... Read more
It is about time that The Tragically Hip released a live DVD! This DVD is fantastic! The 2 CD Yer Favorites collection contains all of their best stuff (songs chosen by the fans... Read morePublished on May 31 2006 by KF
What can one say but wow! This is really a treat. Tell me have you ever gone to a house party in Canada and not heard New Orleans in Sinking?... Read morePublished on Dec 1 2005 by Devon Perry
If you are a hip fan which I am , you will definately like the cds.. they have included all the hits and is a great collection to have ... Read morePublished on Nov. 9 2005 by tony
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