Phantom Power (The Tragically Hip album)

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Phantom Power
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Studio album by The Tragically Hip
Released July 14, 1998
Recorded The Bathouse Recording Studio
Genre Rock, alternative rock
Length 50:26
Label Universal Music Canada
Producer Steve Berlin, The Tragically Hip, Mark Vreeken
The Tragically Hip chronology
Live Between Us
(1997)Live Between Us1997
Phantom Power
Music @ Work
(2000)Music @ Work2000
Singles from Phantom Power
  1. "Poets"
    Released: June 1998
  2. "Something On"
    Released: 1998
  3. "Fireworks"
    Released: November 1998
  4. "Bobcaygeon"
    Released: February 1999
  5. "Escape Is at Hand for the Travellin' Man"
    Released: 1999
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10) link

Phantom Power is the sixth studio album by the Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. The album was released in 1998. It won the 1999 Juno Awards for Best Rock Album and Best Album Design.[1] The song "Bobcaygeon" won the Juno Award for Single of the Year in 2000.[2]

The song "Escape Is at Hand for the Travellin' Man" is a tribute to Jim Ellison of Material Issue.[3] The band recorded the song "Something On" while stuck in the studio during the ice storm of 1998.

Commercial performance[edit]

Phantom Power debuted at No. 1 on the Canadian Albums Chart with 108,000 units sold.[4] The album has been certified Triple Platinum in Canada.[5] The album's first single, Poets, reached #1 on Canada's Alternative chart, and stayed #1 for 12 weeks straight,[6] longer than any song in the history of that chart.

Track listing[edit]

All songs were written by The Tragically Hip.

No. Title Length
1. "Poets" 3:59
2. "Something On" 3:21
3. "Save the Planet" 3:38
4. "Bobcaygeon" 4:55
5. "Thompson Girl" 3:32
6. "Membership" 4:40
7. "Fireworks" 3:56
8. "Vapour Trails" 4:29
9. "The Rules" 3:46
10. "Chagrin Falls" 4:10
11. "Escape Is at Hand for the Travellin' Man" 5:52
12. "Emperor Penguin" 4:08


  1. ^ "1999 Juno Awards". MetroLeap Media. Retrieved 29 December 2009. 
  2. ^ "2000 Juno Awards". MetroLeap Media. Retrieved 29 December 2.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "The Tragically Hip". Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Tragically Hip Shows 'Power' In U.S. Billboard. Retrieved June 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Gold Platinum Database: Phantom Power". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Tragically Hip - Poets Rock/Alternative positions". RPM.