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
Phantom Power
Music @ Work
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 full-length 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.