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.
Songs About Jane has gone on to sell more than 5.2 million copies in the U.S. and 10 million copies worldwide. The album produced a pair of Top-5 singles with "This Love" (No. 8 in Australia, No. 3 in the U.K.) and "She Will Be Loved" (No. 1 in Australia and No. 4 in the U.K.) and a Top-20 hit in "Harder to Breathe." Rolling Stone praised the breakout album for its "funky, white-soul stylings, tunefulness and vocals."