Blue (Third Eye Blind album)

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Blue
Studio album by Third Eye Blind
Released November 23, 1999
Recorded June 1999[1]
Genre Alternative rock, power pop
Length 57:59
Label Elektra
Producer Stephan Jenkins, Arion Salazar, and Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind chronology
Third Eye Blind
(1997)
Blue
(1999)
Out of the Vein
(2003)
Singles from Blue
  1. "Anything"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Never Let You Go"
    Released: November 23, 1999
  3. "10 Days Late"
    Released: 2000
  4. "Deep Inside of You"
    Released: October 2000
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly B+[3]
Robert Christgau (choice cut)[4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[5]
Spin 6/10 stars[6]

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.[7] Blue has been certified platinum by the RIAA, selling over 1.25 million copies in the U.S.[7][8]

During the band's tour shortly after the release of Blue, Kevin Cadogan was released from the band on January 25, 2000.[9] Tony Fredianelli, who had some limited experience with the band previously, joined the band shortly thereafter.[10] Cadogan subsequently sued Third Eye Blind for breach of contract, with a settlement of an undisclosed amount permanently ending the relationship.[11]

A second pressing of Blue was released which placed "Slow Motion" as the last song on the album.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Anything"   Stephan Jenkins 1:59
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
9. "Camouflage"   Jenkins, Cadogan 4:35
10. "Farther"   Jenkins 4:01
11. "Darkness"   Jenkins, Cadogan 5:08
12. "Darwin"   Jenkins, Salazar 5:47
13. "Slow Motion"   Jenkins 4:34
Total length:
57:59
  • "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."

Personnel[edit]

  • Stephan Jenkins - vocals, guitar
  • Kevin Cadogan - guitar
  • Arion Salazar - bass
  • Brad Hargreaves - drums

References[edit]