The new album features six previously unreleased songs written in 1990.
The Tragically Hip surprised fans on Thursday (May 20) with the announcement of a surprise new album, Saskadelphia, which will feature six previously unreleased songs. The collection, due out on Friday (May 21) is made up of tracks written in 1990, five of which were laid down during the Road Apples sessions in New Orleans, according to a press release.
The sixth one is a live version of "Montreal" recorded at The Molson Centre in Montreal on Dec. 7, 2000; it was also written around the same time, but the band has yet to find the original recording. "With no shortage of material and higher ups at the American record label resisting the band’s call to release a double album, countless tracks were left behind on the studio floor," reads a statement about the collection. "And so one album, Road Apples, heads out into the world, a rung on The Tragically Hip’s climb to legend status, while the rest of the tracks are tucked into boxes and moved out of sight."