From the CBC Archives…

Gord Downie: Musician at work
Broadcast Date: Feb. 11, 1999

The Tragically Hip is one of Canada’s favourite bands, selling out arenas with music powered by driving guitars and thoughtful lyrics. In concert, lead singer Gord Downie doesn’t just perform the songs: he inhabits them, always in motion and in the moment. In 1999, as the Hip launch a tour to promote the album Phantom Power, Downie tells reporter Laurie Brown it took just one rehearsal before the band felt like a success. “You come out of the place with a secret in your heart,” says Downie. “And that’s success, you know, feeling that you’ve got something in store.”

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