World Container is the tenth full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. It was released in Canada on October 17 2006, in two formats: as a limited edition Digipak and regular jewel case. The United States release was March 6, 2007, in advance of a planned tour. This album was recorded at various locations including Maui, Vancouver and Toronto. In concert Gord Downie joked that the title of the album is actually a typo, and should read "World Contain Her."
The first single, "In View," and the video for the song, were released on the band's website, thehip.com, in advance of the album release.
"In View" reached #1 on the Canadian singles chart.
The album's fourth track, "Fly" has been in the works since before the band recorded their Nov. 26, 2004 show at the Air Canada Centre, which became the concert DVD, That Night in Toronto. As can be witnessed on the DVD, Gord Downie recites the opening lyric of "Fly", as well as a portion of the chorus, as a part of his rant during the extended up-tempo break of "At the Hundredth Meridian."
The length of the CD is erroneously noted as "42:45" (min:sec) on the front and back cover. It is actually 42:27 (min:sec), or 42.45 minutes in length (42 min + (27/60) sec).
The album has sold nearly 200,000 copies as of Jan. 2008.
The album debuted at number 2 on the Canadian top albums chart.
In support of the album, the band was featured on a special edition of CBC News: The Hour on October 22, 2006. Gordon Downie spoke with host George Stroumboulopoulos for the first 20 minutes of the program, and then the band performed in front of a live audience, which was broadcast on most CBC networks across Canada. The setlist for this intimate concert was:
One to remember ; Fresh off the U.S. release of 'World Container,' the Tragically Hip comes to Buffalo with the mantra 'don't forget'
Mar 09, 2007; "All songs are one song/and that song is 'Don't Forget.' " So sings Gordon Downie at the emotional apex of the Tragically Hip's...