The B-Side Collection
The B-Side Collection
Compilation album by Maroon 5
December 18, 2007
Pop rock
A&M Octone Records
Mike Elizondo, Mark Stent, Mark Endert, Eric Valentine, Maroon 5, Sam Farrar

The B-Side Collection is a compilation album by pop rock band Maroon 5, released on December 18, 2007. The album is a compilation of seven songs that were originally only released on single B-sides. The album peaked at #51 in the U.S. Billboard 200 in its first week of release.

Background Edit

Production Edit

Maroon 5 recorded over a dozen songs for their second studio album It Won't Be Soon Before Long. At the final track listing of the album they left many songs out which were many favorites from the lead Adam Levine. While promoting the album in the United States and Mexico the group decided to release 7 of the unreleased tracks to the public. A&M/Octone Label talked to Levine on releasing a deluxe version of It Won't Be Soon Before Long since sales were positive at that time. The studio had many meetings with iTunes and by the final week of November they decided to release seven tracks cut from It Won't Be Soon Before Long.

Promotion and release Edit

The album was heavily promoted at the iTunes Store and official Apple website. The entire album was streamed on Apple Inc.'s website, beginning on December 12, 2007, a week before the album's North American release date.

Album performance Edit

This is the second album released exclusively on iTunes by Maroon 5, the first one was the Limited Set (iTunes Exclusive) which was removed from the iTunes Store in early 2004. The B-Side Collection has been well received by both critics and fans, the album peaked at number 51 at the Billboard 200 and is a huge success on the iTunes Stores, on its first day of release the album went from number 96 to 6 on the American iTunes Store, and at the Canadian store it went from 56 to 19.

Track listing Edit

No. Title Length
1. "Story(from "Makes Me Wonder" and "Wake Up Call" single) 4:30
2. "Miss You Love You(from "Won't Go Home Without You" single) 3:10
3. "Until You're Over Me"   3:15
4. "Losing My Mind"   3:21
5. "The Way I Was(from "Makes Me Wonder" single) 4:19
6. "Figure It Out"   2:59
7. "Infatuation"   4:26

Charts Edit

Chart (2007) Peak position
U.S. Billboard 200 51

Personnel Edit