A Collection is a greatest hits album by Third Eye Blind, released July 18, 2006. The album contains all of their singles (with the exception of "Anything"), a handful of fan and band favorites, as well as three unreleased-via-LP songs: "Tattoo of the Sun", "My Time in Exile" and "Slow Motion" (with lyrics). The package also includes liner notes from renowned rock writer James Hunter and track-by-track commentary from Stephan Jenkins.
A Collection peaked at #103 on the Billboard 200, staying on the chart for three weeks.
An acoustic version of the only Third Eye Blind single that didn't make the cut, "Anything", was originally going to be included, but was replaced (most likely due to its short-length and to even the amount of songs from each album) by "Can't Get Away". Remixes of "Losing a Whole Year" and "Graduate" were originally going to be included, as well as a 1995 demo version of "Semi-Charmed Life", but all the original studio recordings were chosen instead (most likely done in order to appeal to a traditional audience rather than fans). The tracklist was also in a different order: