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Record Store Day 2024: Essential Canadian Releases from Neil Young, The Weeknd, The Tragically Hip and more

Neil Young's 'Fu##in Up,' The Weeknd's first ever live album, and The Tragically Hip's 'Live at CBGB's' are all dropping this Saturday, April 20, for Record Store Day.

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Neil Young and Crazy Horse

Joey Martinez

Canadian vinyl fans will be adding to their record collections this weekend.

Major Canadian acts like Neil Young, The Weeknd, The Tragically Hip and Sum 41 are all dropping special releases in partnership with Record Store Day 2024 on Saturday, April 20.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse are releasing their new double album Fu##in Up as a clear vinyl, ahead of the black vinyl wide release on April 26. The album features new versions of songs from Young's 1990 album Ragged Glory, with live recordings from Toronto club The Rivoli. Young and Crazy Horse are heading on the road in support of the album, with tour stops in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Burnaby B.C. this summer.


The Tragically Hip, who are this year's Canadian Record Store Day ambassadors, also have a special release planned to mark the occasion. Live at CBGB's features nine recordings from a 1993 performance at the New York City punk venue, when the band launched their third album Fully Completely in the States. The recordings are available as of tomorrow as a 12 inch vinyl and a cassette tape, both in pink.

The Hip have other live records in their discography, but Canadian superstar The Weeknd is venturing into new territory with his first ever live album, Live at SoFi Stadium, coming out as a triple LP for Record Store Day. Recorded across two 2022 concerts in Inglewood, California, the album captures The Weeknd's After Hours Til Dawn tour, with live performances of hits like "Die For You," "Can't Feel My Face" and "Starboy."

Also coming to record stores for April 20th are an LP version of Sum 41's debut EP Half Hour of Power — following up the recent release of the band's final album, Heaven :X: Hell — as well as a vinyl picture disc release of the Barenaked Ladies' 2023 album In Flight.


Check out the full list of Canadian Record Store Day releases below, and find more information about releases and participating stores here.


The Tragically Hip — Live at CBGB's — 12" Vinyl and Cassette

Champion — Chill 'Em All — Vinyl

Neil Young & Crazy Horse — Fu##in' Up — 2 Clear LP

Sum 41 — Half Hour of Power — LP

Barenaked Ladies — In Flight — Two 12" Vinyl Picture Discs

La Chicane — La Chicane (1998-2006) — LP

Madchild — Lawn Mower Man (10 Year Anniversary) — LP

The Weeknd — Live at SoFi Stadium — 3LP

Marc Déry — Marc Déry — 12"

Mahogany Rush — Maxoom — 12"

Les Hay Babies — Mon Homesick Heart — 12" Vinyl

Coney Hatch — Postcard From Germany — 2x 12" LP

Bobby Bazini — Stone of June — 7"

The Nylons — The Best of Nylons — LP

The Box — The Best of the Box — 2x LP

The Glacials — The Glacials : Basement Days — 12" Vinyl

Daniel Bélanger — Tricycle — 4x 12" LP

Courtesy OVO/Republic Records

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