Third Eye Blind Celebrate 25th Anniversary With New Compilation
Third Eye Blind are celebrating the 25th anniversary with a vinyl release of their 2006 greatest hits compilation. A Collection will be available as a double LP on 15 July. The band will also tour throughout the summer. Available on vinyl for the first time, the set’s 19-tracks were selected from the alt-rocker’s first three studio albums (1997-2003) and includes their biggest singles mixed with a few rarities and fan favourites.
A Collection will be available on 15 July as a 180g 2LP set. A special orange vinyl version will also be available exclusively at select brick-and-mortar retailers and is available for pre-order now. Also, this summer, the group announced it would tour North America with Taking Back Sunday and Hockey Dad to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Third Eye Blind, the band’s multi-platinum 1997 debut.
The band’s debut was certified platinum six times in the US, where it spent more than 100 weeks on the Billboard 200. The first side of A Collection brings together all five singles from the album, including How’s It Going To Be, Graduate, and Semi-Charmed Life, the band’s highest-charting single. Released in July 1997, that song topped the US Modern Rock chart (No 4 Pop) in August. Later that year, the single was certified gold, and the Billboard Music Awards named it the Modern Rock Track of the Year.
Jumper is another essential track from the debut featured on A Collection. Not only is it one of the band’s biggest songs (it peaked at No 5), but it’s also embraced as an anti-bullying anthem, especially in the LGBTQ community. Frontman Stephan Jenkins originally wrote the song about a friend’s suicide, which led the band to become vocal supporters of suicide prevention.
The band’s second and third albums – Blue (1999) and Out Of The Vein (2003) – contribute 10 songs to A Collection. Standouts include the Top 20 hit Never Let You Go and the singles 10 Days Late and Blinded (When I See You). The set also delivers deep cuts with Wounded, God Of Wine, and the version of Slow Motion that has lyrics. Rounding out the set is a selection of rarities, including Tattoo Of The Sun, the B-side of Semi-Charmed Life, and My Time In Exile, which appeared on the Japanese version of Out of the Vein.
A COLLECTION Track Listing:
Losing A Whole Year
How’s It Going To Be
Never Let You Go
Deep Inside Of You
10 Days Late
Blinded (When I See You)
Can’t Get Away
Motorcycle Drive By
My Time In Exile
Tattoo Of The Sun
God Of Wine