Tragically Hip Album Wins Polaris Heritage Prize

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The Tragically Hip can add yet another award to its mantle.

The band’s 1992 Diamond-certified album “Fully Completely” has been named a Polaris Heritage Prize winner for 2017.

Award recipients were chosen by the Canadian voting public and a small group of judges from music media who selected between four albums, in turn short-listed from 10 titles, in each of the following eras: 1960-1975, 1976-1985, 1986-1995, and 1996-2005.

There were eight winners in total, with four four selected in an online public poll and chosen by the jury of 11 music industry Canadians.

The full list of 2017 winners are:

1960-1975:
public: Gordon Lightfoot — Lightfoot!
jury: The Band — The Band

1976-1985:
public: Harmonium — L’Heptade
jury: Glenn Gould — Bach: The Goldberg Variations

1986-1995:
public: The Tragically Hip — Fully Completely
jury: Eric’s Trip — Love Tara

1996-2005:
public: Feist — Let It Die
jury: k-os — Joyful Rebellion

"Full Completely" album cover
‘Fully Completely’ Album cover

The Polaris Music Prize was launched in 2006 and this Slaight Family Heritage Prize was created in 2015, to recognize albums that might have been considered or won the Polaris Music Prize if it had existed in the year the albums were released.

The Heritage Prize honors artists who “produce Canadian music albums of distinction without regard to musical genre or commercial popularity.”

Winning albums are commemorated with limited edition silk-screen posters commissioned by visual artists who’ve been inspired by these records. A limited number of these Heritage Prize posters are made available for sale to the public.

Learn more at polarismusicprize.ca


Photo: TheHip.com