Day for Night (The Tragically Hip album)
|Day for Night|
|Studio album by|
|Released||September 24, 1994|
|Recorded||Kingsway Studio (New Orleans), Le Cave de Dave (Kingston, Ontario)|
|Genre||Rock, Alternative rock|
|Producer||Mark Howard, The Tragically Hip, Mark Vreeken|
|The Tragically Hip chronology|
|Singles from Day for Night|
The album was very successful in Canada, with domestic sales of 300,000 units within four days of its release. It was the band's first album to debut at #1 on the Canadian Albums Chart. The album has been certified 6x platinum in Canada. Promotional tours for the album included stints touring with The Rolling Stones and Page and Plant.
Saturday Night Live
In order to promote the album, the band appeared on Saturday Night Live in 1995, thanks in large part to the finagling of fellow Canadian and Kingston-area resident Dan Aykroyd, who was a fan of the band, and appeared on the show just to introduce them, despite John Goodman hosting the episode. The band performed "Grace, Too" and "Nautical Disaster".
In Have Not Been the Same, the authors note that "the initial response was mixed" due to the "darkness" of the album and its stemming "from the unconscious.". Although AllMusic.com's rating is a lukewarm 3 out of 5, the review calls the album's "signature lyrical mysteries... lush, but much more dark-spirited" than previous albums. "Day for Night stands on the minimalism of Downie's poignancy -- nothing is overproduced and the songs themselves are left alone to arrive on their own."  In Chart, Jason Schneider wrote that this was the album that made The Tragically Hip more than "just a rock 'n' roll band... miraculously, the vast distances they had been absorbing for the previous five years merged with the equally limitless vistas of Gord Downie's imagination via a Daniel Lanois-inspired sonic canvas. Day For Night got inside the Canadian psyche in a terrifying way that simple nationalistic tall tales never could. The songs remain gloriously impenetrable, but their landscapes feel like home."
In ChartAttack's three Top 50 Canadian Albums of All Time polls, the album placed #37 in 1996, #13 in 2000 and #21 in 2005.
All songs were written by The Tragically Hip.
|4.||"Yawning or Snarling"||4:54|
|5.||"Fire in the Hole"||3:16|
|6.||"So Hard Done By"||3:29|
|9.||"Inevitability of Death"||3:52|
|11.||"An Inch an Hour"||3:21|
- Greg Calbi – Mastering
- Jim Herrington – Photography
- Mark Howard – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
- Andrew McLachlan – Design
- Andrew Simon – Drawing
- Mark Vreeken – Producer, Engineer, Mixing
- "A Breakthrough Year For Canadian Acts". Billboard. Retrieved June 8, 2015.
- "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 60, No. 11, October 03 1994". RPM. Archived from the original on 2017-10-20. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
- "Gold Platinum Database: The Tragically Hip - Day For Night". Archived from the original on 2013-09-21. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
- Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995, by Michael Barclay, Ian A. D. Jack, Jason Schneider
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- Have Not Been the Same: The CanRock Renaissance 1985-1995 By Michael Barclay, Ian A. D. Jack, Jason Schneider
- "Allmusic review".
- "Rolling Stone review".