Blue (Third Eye Blind album)
|Studio album by Third Eye Blind|
|Released||November 23, 1999|
|Genre||Alternative rock, power pop|
|Length||57:59 (First Printing)|
|Producer||Stephan Jenkins, Arion Salazar, and Third Eye Blind|
|Third Eye Blind chronology|
|Singles from Blue|
Blue is the second album by Third Eye Blind, written and recorded in 1999 and released on November 23, 1999. It is a moodier, darker album than the band's first, though the second single was the radio-friendly "Never Let You Go". The album debuted at #40 on the Billboard 200, selling about 75,000 copies in its first week of release. Blue has been certified platinum by the RIAA, selling over 1.25 million copies in the U.S.
During the band's tour shortly after the release of Blue, Kevin Cadogan was released from the band on January 25, 2000. Tony Fredianelli, who had some limited experience with the band previously, joined the band shortly thereafter. Cadogan subsequently sued Third Eye Blind for breach of contract, with a settlement of an undisclosed amount permanently ending the relationship.
According to former guitarist Kevin Cadogan, the original album title was to be Castling, but was changed at the last minute. Blue was drummer Brad Hargreave's concoction.
A second pressing of Blue was released which placed "Slow Motion" as the last song on the album.
|2.||"Wounded"||Jenkins, Kevin Cadogan||4:51|
|3.||"10 Days Late"||Jenkins, Arion Salazar||3:05|
|4.||"Never Let You Go"||Jenkins||3:57|
|5.||"Deep Inside of You"||Jenkins||4:10|
|6.||"1000 Julys"||Jenkins, Cadogan||3:53|
|7.||"An Ode to Maybe"||Jenkins, Cadogan||2:36|
|8.||"The Red Summer Sun"||Jenkins, Cadogan||5:25|
- "Slow Motion" was originally released with only the chorus, due to concerns about its lyrical content. Soon thereafter, Elektra Records re-released Blue with an instrumental version. However, the full version of the song was released everywhere outside of the States and found its way around the Internet, and people began to request the song at every show. In the summer of 2006, Rhino Records released the compilation A Collection, which features the full version of the song, with all lyrics included.
- After the fadeout of "Darwin," there is about 12 minutes of silence, and then a hidden track, an extended coda of "The Red Summer Sun."
Adapted from liner notes.
Arion Salazar : • 10 Days Late : Bass, Vocals, Guitar, Theremin • 1000 Julys : Bass • An Ode To Maybe : Bass, Guitar, Vocals • Anything : Bass, Prophet T8, Guitar • Camouflage : Bass • Darkness : Bass • Darwin : Bass, Optigan, Guitar, Electric Sitar • Deep Inside Of You : Bass, Vocals, Wurlitzer, Guitar, Piano • Farther : Bass, Vocals, Guitar • Never Let You Go : Bass, Guitar • The Red Summer Sun : Fuzz Bass, Vocals, Mellotron • Wounded : Bass, Vocals, Univox
Stephan Jenkins : • 10 Days Late : Guitar, Percussion, Vocals • 1000 Julys : Percussion, Vocals • An Ode To Maybe : Guitar, Vocals • Anything : Guitar, Vocals • Camouflage : Vocals • Darkness : Vocals • Darwin : Keyboards, Vocals • Deep Inside Of You : Guitar, Vocals, Memory Moog • Farther : Percussion, Guitar, Vocals • Never Let You Go : Guitar, Vocals, Hammond B3 • The Red Summer Sun : Vocals • Slow Motion : Guitar, Vocals • Wounded : Percussion, Vocals
Kevin Cadogan : • 10 Days Late : Guitar • 1000 Julys : Guitar, Vocals • An Ode To Maybe : Guitar • Anything : Guitar • Camouflage : Guitar, Electric Sitar • Darkness : Piano, Guitar, Vocals • Darwin : Guitar • Deep Inside Of You : Guitar • Farther : Guitar • Never Let You Go : Guitar • The Red Summer Sun : Guitar, Vocals • Wounded : Guitar
Brad Hargreaves : • 10 Days Late : Drums • 1000 Julys : Drums • An Ode To Maybe : Drums • Anything : Drums • Camouflage : Drums • Darkness : Piano, Drums, Vocals • Darwin : Drums • Deep Inside Of You : Drums, Vocals • Farther : Drums • Never Let You Go : Drums • The Red Summer Sun : Drums • Wounded : Drums
• Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge • "The Red Summer Sun" mixed by Toby Wright • String Arrangements by Stephan Jenkins and Arion Salazar • Additional Vocals : Caitlin Cornwell, Ledisi, Teal Collins, Mauri Skinfill, Chris Manning, Golden Gate Boys Choir • Piano, Clavinet : Marc Capelle • Strings : Carla Kihlstedt, Marika Hughes • Trumpet on "Anything" : Ben Kramer • Tamboura Box on "Camouflage" : D.J. Chutney • Piano on "Slow Motion" : Steve Cohen • Keyboards on "Slow Motion" : Ren Klyce
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