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    Default Tragically Hip final concert to be on CBC Aug 20

    In Kingston, naturally. Aug 20th I believe. A must watch. Anyone else going to take the time?

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    Saw them back on July 30th @ Rexall, emotional evening. Definitely going to watch them one more time. I hope that it also comes out on BluRay.
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    I'd be shocked if they weren't doing some kind of documentary for release later as well.
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    I'll be going out to watch it.

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    Too bad Ticketmaster prevented most people from being able to see this Concert live. Already have one of their DVD's we'll see how good this CBC recording is. The DVD "That night in Toronto" is an underwhelming, acoustically poor recording and lacks the kind of punch that was an early hallmark of this band. jmo
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    I'll definitely be watching. I wasn't able to make the Edmonton shows due to an already booked trip, which I was pretty disappointed about. I've seen them close to 10 times, so it's not like I'll be missing out on the only opportunity to see them. But I'd really have liked to have seen them on this final tour. Then again, maybe it's for the best. No one wants to see a grown man bawling in public while singing really, really poorly.

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    Yeah, it's going to be one emotional evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    Too bad Ticketmaster prevented most people from being able to see this Concert live. Already have one of their DVD's we'll see how good this CBC recording is. The DVD "That night in Toronto" is an underwhelming, acoustically poor recording and lacks the kind of punch that was an early hallmark of this band. jmo
    It is not that big of an arena, probably around 5,000.

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    Just a reminder, this is this evening!

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    Great show!
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    Gord's voice is OK, but he is singing REALLY off key. Such a shame, because I'm finding it hard to listen to.

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    Whatever. It was a magical evening. Kudo's to CBC for putting on a wonderful production.

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    It was a really good set list, I thought.

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    First 4 songs on the night from Fully Completely. Waiting all night for 38 years old but realized as the gig went on, in todays PC climate it probably wouldn't happen.

    What a wonderful show

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    Excellent show. I also very pleased with the quality of CBC's stream. HD and nary a flicker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Gord's voice is OK, but he is singing REALLY off key. Such a shame, because I'm finding it hard to listen to.
    It was not good at all, we found it very noisy and out of tune. I watched the first 20 minutes, then shut it down. I wasn't a great fan of their music. happy for his fans though

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    Quote Originally Posted by hello lady View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Gord's voice is OK, but he is singing REALLY off key. Such a shame, because I'm finding it hard to listen to.
    It was not good at all, we found it very noisy and out of tune. I watched the first 20 minutes, then shut it down. I wasn't a great fan of their music. happy for his fans though
    Given he recently had brain surgery, weeks of chemo, and is still suffering from terminal cancer I would have been surprised if he didn't sound rough. I thought he sounded great all things considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hello lady View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    Gord's voice is OK, but he is singing REALLY off key. Such a shame, because I'm finding it hard to listen to.
    It was not good at all, we found it very noisy and out of tune. I watched the first 20 minutes, then shut it down. I wasn't a great fan of their music. happy for his fans though
    Given he recently had brain surgery, weeks of chemo, and is still suffering from terminal cancer I would have been surprised if he didn't sound rough. I thought he sounded great all things considered.
    Its really sad that this is the case, and I've seen some concert footage of the most recent tour on youtube and agree its hard for him now to sing. To me Gord hasn't sounded the same for a longtime and including a tendency to yell out lyrics rather than sing them in the last decade.

    meh, for me Hip could have closed up shop around the millennium. I liked the rocker version of the band, not so much the Gord as Lightfoot renditions he's been shooting for a couple of decades. Not to denounce either and it certainly has its place in Canadiana.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Turnbull View Post
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    Gord's voice is OK, but he is singing REALLY off key. Such a shame, because I'm finding it hard to listen to.
    It was not good at all, we found it very noisy and out of tune. I watched the first 20 minutes, then shut it down. I wasn't a great fan of their music. happy for his fans though

    Given he recently had brain surgery, weeks of chemo, and is still suffering from terminal cancer I would have been surprised if he didn't sound rough. I thought he sounded great all things considered.

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    Millions watch Tragically Hip live on CBC

    The CBC's broadcast and livestreaming of The Tragically Hip: A National Celebration concert reached 11.7 million people on Saturday night, according to preliminary audience figures.
    The commercial-free special presentation was carried live on radio and TV and was streamed live online via the CBC's website, apps, YouTube channel and Facebook page.

    The show allowed people to watch and listen to the last concert of the iconic Canadian band's Man Machine Poem tour, from the group's hometown of Kingston, Ont. The tour was announced after lead singer Gord Downie revealed he has terminal brain cancer.

    The TV broadcast alone averaged four million viewers.

    "It was an honour and a privilege for CBC to bring this unprecedented event to audiences across the country and around the world. This is public broadcasting at its very best," said Heather Conway, CBC's executive vice-president of English services.

    "For nearly three hours on a summer Saturday night, an entire nation paused to celebrate and pay tribute together. Thank you to Gord, Paul, Rob, Gord and Johnny for an intimate and unforgettable shared experience."

    The Tragically Hip — frontman Downie plus guitarist Paul Langlois, guitarist Rob Baker, bassist Gord Sinclair and drummer Johnny Fay — kicked off the tour in Victoria on July 22.
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/tragic...ings-1.3730276

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    Jeepers, even KTLA News in Los Angeles ran a spot on the gig.
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    I will make a bold statement and claim that Gord Downie is a better lyricist and poet than Leonard Cohen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrOilers View Post
    I will make a bold statement and claim that Gord Downie is a better lyricist and poet than Leonard Cohen.
    The Tragically Hip have certainly been much more relevant in the past couple of decades and Cohen's height of fame predates The Hip. But Cohen's work is much better known internationally and has been covered by far more artists and garners much respect amongst his peers and critics. The Hip are relative unknowns outside of Canada.

    But I don't think one can argue that The Hip have occupied a larger part in the hearts of Canadians. They have written songs with references to Canadians and to places within Canada and their songs often offer unique perspectives. Better? Probably not but certainly well loved and admired amongst Canadians and deservedly so.
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    Gord Downie's Secret Path album and graphic novel comes out Oct 18, CBC animated special on Oct 23

    CBC interview:
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/gord-d...onal-1.3802222
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    Watched Gord's interview tonight on CBC news with Gordon Mansbridge. Luckily he's not suffering any pain but he has problems with his memory. Sad to watch.
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    Gord has now passed and just a reminder that 1/3 Canadians watched the final concert.

    And yeah Norwood, I've seen that interview more than once.
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    new Hip documentary "Long Time Running" airs on CTV tonight at 8 PM.
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