Article Contributed by Universal Musi… | Published on Sunday, June 4, 2023

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 November 8, 2005, Yer Favourites, for which tracks were selected by the band’s fans directly via their website, has soared past Diamond status at 14X Platinum (Diamond is 10X 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. 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 180g 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 x 36 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 prize winner 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.

*Tracked by Music Canada as the second best-selling compilation album ever in Canada as of April 6, 2023.

Yer Favourites Vinyl 2LP Volume #1 Track Listing:       

LP1 – Side A

No Threat

Grace Too

Music At Work

38 Years Old

Gift Shop

LP1 – Side B

Ahead By Century

Vaccination Scar

Three Pistols

So Hard Done By

Fiddler’s Green

LP2 – Side A

Looking For A Place To Happen


It’s A Good Life If You Don’t Weaken

Blow at High Dough

Wheat Kings

LP2 – Side B

Fully Completely

New Orleans Is Sinking

Escape Is At Hand For the Travellin’ Man

Fifty Mission Cap

Yer Favourites Vinyl 2LP Volume #2 Track Listing:       

LP1 – Side A

Courage (For Hugh MacLennan)

Lake Fever



Twist My Arm

LP1 – Side B


Nautical Disaster

Highway Girl

Gus: The Polar Bear From Central Park

LP2 – Side A

At The Hundredth Meridian

Long Time Running

The Darkest One

Locked In The Trunk of A Car

LP2 – Side B

Little Bones

Boots Or Hearts


Something On

The New Maybe