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Day For Night

The Tragically HipAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (April 4, 1994)
  • Original Release Date: 1995
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B000002J3U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #625,140 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Grace, Too
2. Daredevil
3. Greasy Jungle
4. Yawning Or Snarling
5. Fire In The Hole
6. So Hard Done By
7. Nautical Disaster
8. Thugs
9. Inevitability Of Death
10. Scared
11. Inch An Hour
12. Emergency
13. Titantic Terrarium
14. Impossibilium

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The Tragically Hip ~ Day For Night

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks for the Hip! October 16, 2002
Format:Audio CD
Music is really funny... many reviews will say "Band X is the greatest band out there. I don't see why people just don't like Band X?" Well, one problem is the rate of exposure "Band X" receives.
Take for example, Buffalo New York. The inhabitants of Buffalo are blessed with the good fortune of being able to tune in both Buffalo stations and stations eminating from Canada. Now, Canadian stations like CFNY 102.1 had been playing the Tragically Hip for years. Those lucky few who had the inclination to tune into those Canadian stations were treated to hear the Tragically Hip.
Now, Buffalo stations play The Hip and when the Hip is in town, hold themselves out as "The Hip Station." The lesson? If you come across a review of a band you never heard of and people say "Band X is the best out there!" You should give Band X a try.
That is what many of my closest friends did when I put them on to the Tragically Hip's "Day For Night."
"Day For Night" is a rarity in music - a COMPLETE ALBUM that flows from beginning to end. There is a logical progression of sonic and emotional energy to the album. You would swear that it is possible that some songs were written around a word picked out at random from the dictionary (See,"Apartment Song" from the Hip's album "Trouble at the Hen House" for a possible example - the random word there being "esthete").
I find "Day For Night" to be the easiest Tragically Hip album to reccomend and it is that rare piece of music that I find can be almost universally recommended.
In short, if you are reading this, you should seriously think about either buying this album or somehow getting your hands on this album so that once you listen to it, you would buy it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Be All and End All November 22, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This is the singularly most important album I have ever heard. I am a huge HIP fan and this set is the peak of their greatness. I agree with the other reviewers that this is the rarest of albums in that you must listen to it in its entirety. Very seldom does a set come along that must be experienced as a whole. I compare this opus to "Dark Side" by Pink Floyd or "Sgt. Pepper" by The Beatles in that it's separate tracks are awesome but the whole fifty-five minutes is the true gift. The band could perform this set live in its entirety in a concert and the audience would not be disappointed. "Grace Too" is the best live song I have ever experienced and "Thugs" and "Nautical Disaster" are on my top ten greatest songs of all time. This is the greatest gift that any Canadian band has given to the world. I am proud to say that my native country Canada spawned the best live band I have seen (ten times). The Hip rule!
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best Albums of the 1990s November 14, 2000
Format:Audio CD
From the opening, swelling moments of "Grace, Too", to the final, driving chords of "Impossibilium", the Tragically Hip capture moments of sheer sonic majesty throughout this, their greatest album, and one of the very best albums of its decade. The centerpiece, "Nautical Disaster", captures in music the absolute manic psychosis of a nightmare with lucidity seemingly impossible in any other medium. "Grace, Too" captures Gord Downie's most vulnerable yet defiant vocal performance on record, and the amazing ascending-then-descending guitar and bass riff rivals any in rock history. "Scared" is hauntingly beautiful; simple, poetic, yet chilling. "Titanic Terrarium" carries a similar vibe, yet with a more overtly ominous tone. Perhaps the only misstep is the slightly vapid "An Inch An Hour", but that only stands out because every single other song on the record is just so incredibly strong that even a slightly less than stellar effort strikes the ear as impure. The Hip may be one of music's best kept secrets, their albums diamonds in an ever-increasing rough, and 'Day For Night' sparkles most brightly. Do yourself a favor and buy this album!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This IS the Best T Hip CD! February 14, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I will keep this short as there are lots of reviews for this one. Why? Because this record grabs you like no other they have done! Thoughtful, intense, intellegent and provoking. This is the second CD I got from this band. Try Road Apples if you want something more commercial that is really good, but this one takes the cake! Gordon should have stuck with the band! Great spin!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another 'Hip' Album! September 17, 2002
Format:Audio CD
As a big fan of Gord Downie's story songs, I have to admit I bought this album purely for the song Nautical Disaster. As ususal with the Hip, the entire album is a great piece of work. It's wonderful to see that as their trademark sound has evolved they've never lost their underlying rock 'n' roll heart. The comparisons to REM are completely unfounded--Mr. Stype ought to wish he had Downie's song writing abilities, and if he doesn't he's a fool. How this band isn't a bigger hit in the US is beyond me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars read this review March 18, 2001
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First of all I don't give out 5 stars easily. Second of all, this is a 4 and 1/2 star album but we aren't allowed to chose halves. Third, this is the Hip's most epic music, with nearly every song stretched to it's maximum capacity. Finally, few albums by any band in the nineties were this "big", and I'll be damned if I can think of a better "big" rock album. Every song runs seemlessly into the next, and every song at one time or another can be your favorite on the album. The sound the Hip have gone with here is more "alternative" (whatever that means)than the first four albums, and it comes closer to capturing their live sound. There are four unmitigated Hip classics here, and a whole albums worth of great songs. "Grace Too" and "Nautical Disaster" have remained constants in the live sets to this day and are the cornerstones of this album. "Grace Too" is one of the great album openers of the decade, opening gently and building to anthemic proportions, with cascades of intense layers of guitar ringing out of the speakers. "Nautical Disaster" is one of Gordon Downie's great story songs, but at the end we don't know if it is story or reality, as the character awakes from his vivid nightmare of tragedy at sea to feel the "fingernails scratching on my hull". "Scared" is stark and beautiful, eerily congering up dark images of fear before bowing out by saying "it's been a pleasure doing business with you". The sometimes underappreciated "Thugs" is the other gem, with it's driving percussion smothered in more layers of guitar magic. Read more ›
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