Third Eye Blind Announce Two Vinyl Reissues

Third Eye Blind's 'A Collection' and 'Third Eye Blind'
Elektra Records

Third Eye Blind Announce Two Vinyl Reissues

Third Eye Blind will mark 25 years as a band with a pair of vinyl releases: a reissue of their breakthrough debut album and the first LP release of their greatest hits album.

A Collection, released in 2006, offered 19 tracks from the band, including the massive singles they released in the late '90s and early '00s like "Semi-Charmed Life," "Jumper," "How It's Going to Be," "Never Let You Go" and "Deep Inside of You." It also included three hard-to-find tracks: "Tattoo of the Sun" and "My Time in Exile" - both bonus tracks on the Japanese versions of debut Third Eye Blind and third album Out of the Vein - and a version of "Slow Motion" from second album Blue that includes a full lyric with vocals that was cut from the record due to concerns over violent content. (The satirical song, written about how violence is glorified in society, became a sore subject months after the shooting at Columbine High School.)

The band will also release their 1997 self-titled debut on 2LP gold vinyl to mark a quarter-century since its release. The album sold more than 6 million copies around the world and spun off the Top 10 hits "Semi-Charmed Life," "How It's Going to Be" and "Jumper" plus fan favorites "Graduate" and "Losing a Whole Year."

A Collection will be available July 15 and Third Eye Blind will be in stores Sept. 2.