1997 live album for the Canadian alternative rock act, recorded while on tour to support 1996's 'Trouble At The Henhouse'. 14 tracks packaged in a paper sleeve inside a mini-LP gatefold sleeve. Includes 12-page booklet of ... more »full color photos of the band on« less
1997 live album for the Canadian alternative rock act, recorded while on tour to support 1996's 'Trouble At The Henhouse'. 14 tracks packaged in a paper sleeve inside a mini-LP gatefold sleeve. Includes 12-page booklet of full color photos of the band on
"As a long time listener to "The Hip" transplated to the good ol U.S of A I turn all my friends into Hip fans with this one.. Some of the most recent work they have done shows more maturity, but this is a great intro to a great Canadian Band..."
I Said "I'm Tragically Hip, Come On Just Let's Go"...
Michael Schoenborn | London, England | 04/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"... She sort of bit her lip, "Gee I don't know"
This was my first ever Tragically Hip CD and (moreover) one of the first CDs that I ever owned. So, I have a bit of a bias in its favour. That being said, there is no better introduction to the Hip than their stellar live album "Live Between Us".
This CD offers hit after hit and really captures some of the tremendous energy of the Hip live. Ive seen them 4 times now and those have been some of my favourite concerts ever. Ive never been disappointed by the Hip live, and you won't be disappointed by this.
I would hesitate to recommend this album to the seasoned Hip collector, as it doesn't add that much to the studio versions and there are many, many great live Hip tracks widely available to download ("Killer Whale Tank", anyone?). But, it is still a great CD and is far from a waste of money
All in all, this is a awesome live CD from a awesome live band."
The best live album experience ever recorded
Geoffrey D. Armstrong | Burbank, CA United States | 03/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"These guys are huge in Canada and for good reason; their music is solid and exciting. Even if you only "enjoy" listening to an album by The Hip, once this band is experienced live you'll be completely drawn in. The sets are amazing, they are excellent musicians, and Gord Downie is the master storyteller. Simply put, a concert by The Hip cannot be beat.This recording brings out experiences unmatched only by seeing them live. Being a sort of "greatest hits", this is a perfect album to introduce people to The Tragically Hip."
THE essential live Hip album
Kurse | Buffalo | 02/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It is very easy to get excited about this CD when you look at the set list for this concert. A solid arrangement of singles and classics along with other songs not as popular such as The Wherewithal and Don't Wake Daddy make it timeless. I can easily see myself picking this CD up again and enjoying it just as much 10 years from now.
When buying and listening to live albums of any band I always look for a few distinct qualities: Set list, length, quality of recording, amounts of ad-libbing, and crowd interaction. This album fails in none of those departments! The song choices for the concert is excellent in my opinion, the quality is equivalent to a studio recording, and the crowd is heard well throughout the whole CD.
The only possible drawbacks are that sometimes Gordy gets a little long-winded between verses and songs. Although it'll never bother me, I can see it being a low point for some listeners. Finally, even though its 14 tracks long I still would wish for more tracks but I think that's just me being greedy.
Tragically Hip - A Double Album Would Have Been Better But V
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 05/27/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I had friends that were into the Tragically Hip back in the early 90's, but the band really never did a lot for me. That was up until I saw them live opening for Eric Johnson in Grand Rapids Michigan. The show was fantastic and really blew me away. I eventually picked up this live album from the band and it is indeed a very nice introduction to their material. The Tragically Hip are huge in their native Canada, achieving a much smaller yet loyal audience here in the States. There is something about this band live that does not seem to be captured on their studio stuff. Singer Gordon Downie is a unique individual. In a live environement he often goes into spoken word rants which are only touched on in this disc. In fact most of the tracks are rather short and the album probably would have benefited if it were a double instead. The band tends to stretch things out a bit in concert, but with the single disc format it appears that they tried to get as many tracks as they could on here. Overall this is an excellent album and always makes me want to pick up more of The Hip's stuff when I pull it out."