(2012) Songs About Jane: 10Th Anniversary Edition

Maroon 5

... read moreMaroon 5 have certainly come a long way since their days in the indie outfit Kara's Flowers. After the band's demise in 1999, frontman Adam Levine surrounded himself with New York City's urban hip-hop culture and found a new musical calling. Maroon 5 were born and their debut album, Songs About Jane...

01:41′:07″ 28 Songs

Disk 1

1
Harder To Breathe
Maroon 5
2:53
2
This Love
Maroon 5
3:26
3
Shiver
Maroon 5
2:59
4
She Will Be Loved (Radio Mix)
Maroon 5
4:20
5
Tangled
Maroon 5
3:18
6
The Sun
Maroon 5
4:11
7
Must Get Out
Maroon 5
3:59
8
Sunday Morning
Maroon 5
4:02
9
Secret
Maroon 5
4:55
10
Through With You
Maroon 5
3:01
11
Not Coming Home
Maroon 5
4:21

Disk 2

1
Harder To Breathe (Demo)
Maroon 5
2:18
2
This Love (Demo)
Maroon 5
3:22
3
Shiver (Demo)
Maroon 5
3:10
4
She Will Be Loved (Demo)
Maroon 5
3:09
5
Tangled (Demo)
Maroon 5
2:44
6
The Sun (Demo)
Maroon 5
3:23
7
Must Get Out (Demo)
Maroon 5
3:17
8
Sunday Morning (Demo)
Maroon 5
4:12
9
Secret (Demo)
Maroon 5
4:10
10
Through With You (Demo)
Maroon 5
3:23
11
Not Coming Home (Demo)
Maroon 5
3:52
12
Sweetest Goodbye (Demo)
Maroon 5
3:30
13
Take What You Want (Demo)
Maroon 5
2:26
14
Ragdoll (Original Demo/Non-Lp International B-Side)
Maroon 5
5:29
15
Woman (Demo)
Maroon 5
4:05
16
Chilly Winter (Demo)
Maroon 5
2:56
17
The Sun (Alternate Mix)
Maroon 5
4:16
Released 01 January 2012, ℗ 2012 A&M/Octone Records

Review

Maroon 5 have certainly come a long way since their days in the indie outfit Kara's Flowers. After the band's demise in 1999, frontman Adam Levine surrounded himself with New York City's urban hip-hop culture and found a new musical calling. Maroon 5 were born and their debut album, Songs About Jane, illustrates an impressive rebirth. It's groovy in spots, offering bluesy funk on "Shiver" and a catchy, soulful disposition on "Harder to Breathe." "Must Get Out" slows things down with its dreamy lyrical story, and Levine is a vocal dead ringer for Men at Work's Colin Hay. Don't wince -- it works brilliantly. Songs About Jane is love-drunk on what makes Maroon 5 tick as a band. They're not as glossy as the Phantom Planet darlings; they've got grit and a sexy strut, personally and musically. It's much too slick to cross over commercially in 2002, but it's good enough for the pop kids to take notice. [Songs About Jane's 20th Anniversary Edition contains a bonus disc with demo versions of every one of the album's 12 songs, plus demos of four non-LP songs -- including the international B-side "Ragdoll" -- and an alternate mix of "The Sun."] ~ MacKenzie Wilson