In Violet Light

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In Violet Light
Studio album by The Tragically Hip
Released June 11, 2002
Recorded Compass Point Studios (Nassau), The Bathouse Recording Studio (Bath, Ontario)
Genre Rock
Length 45:16
Label Universal Music Canada
Producer Hugh Padgham, The Tragically Hip, Mark Vreeken
The Tragically Hip chronology
Music @ Work
In Violet Light
In Between Evolution
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone (favourable)[2]

In Violet Light is the eighth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. It was released in 2002 (see 2002 in music) and was produced by Hugh Padgham. The album has been certified platinum in Canada.[3]

Packaged with the album in stores was a membership card for The Hip Club, an online fan club which offered three digital bonus tracks, "Forest Edge", "Problem Bears" and "Ultra Mundane".

The music video for "It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken" was filmed in Oshawa, Ontario at Parkwood Estate. The light-hearted music video for "The Darkest One" featured Don Cherry and the Trailer Park Boys.

The song, "Throwing Off Glass" was also released on the Men With Brooms soundtrack album.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by The Tragically Hip.

  1. "Are You Ready" – 2:39
  2. "Use it Up" – 4:16
  3. "The Darkest One" – 4:36
  4. "It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken" – 4:23
  5. "Silver Jet" – 3:56
  6. "Throwing off Glass" – 3:28
  7. "All Tore Up" – 3:33
  8. "Leave" – 3:59
  9. "A Beautiful Thing" – 3:33
  10. "The Dire Wolf" – 4:29
  11. "The Dark Canuck" – 6:24


  • "It's a Good Life if You Don't Weaken"
  • "The Darkest One"
  • "Silver Jet"


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Rolling Stone review
  3. ^ "Canadian Recording Industry Association" (REQUIRES RUNNING A SEARCHES FOR ARTIST). 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-03.