Maroon 5's remarkable 14-year career has established them as one of pop music's most enduring and celebrated groups. For the first time since their original release, all five of the band's albums will be released on 180-gram vinyl in a limited edition 5LP box set and as individual titles. All LPs will include original cover artwork.
Formed by the four principals in Los Angeles-based band Kara's Flowers – vocalist/guitarist Adam Levine, rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden and drummer Ryan Dusick, with the addition of keyboardist James Valentine – Maroon 5 signed with Octone Records, releasing their debut album, Songs About Jane, in June 2002, debuting on the Billboard 200 at No. 6 and earning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist.
Follow-up It Won't Be Soon Before Long was released on A&M/Octone in May 2007, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (and in the U.K.), with Matt Flynn replacing drummer Ryan Dusick, who still received credit as Musical Director. The album's musical direction veered into a pop-punk-soul area, drawing inspiration from the likes of Talking Heads, Michael Jackson and Prince.
The album's first single, "Makes Me Wonder," turned into the band's first-ever Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper, going to No. 2 in the U.K., while "Wake Up Call" hit the Top 20. The album went on to sell 5 million copies worldwide, hitting No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Albums chart, No. 3 on the Top Alternative Albums tally, No. 3 on Top Catalog Albums and No. 1 on the Top Tastemaker Albums.