Set for release on November 20th is Matchbox Twenty's 2020 box set. The limited edition vinyl collection includes all five original studio albums — including three debut pressings — along with the Exile On Mainstream Revisited LP packed with rare bonus tracks. The 2020 box set is available now for pre-order with the first 100 copies signed by the band.
The limited edition collection will include all of the band’s studio albums, including debut pressings of Mad Season, More Than You Think You Are, and North. The five-album set also includes an expanded version of Exile On Mainstream Revisited, including 10 additional bonus and rare tracks also pressed for the first time on vinyl.
The new set features as 24-page booklet filled with exclusive band photographs, liner notes and a career retrospective penned by Billboard executive editor Melinda Newman. Fans can also expect “an extensive rollout of archival footage and newly remastered music videos over the coming months, in addition to contesting opportunities to win autographed box sets, a signed test print of Yourself Or Someone Like You, summer 2021 concert tickets & more.”
Matchbox Twenty drummer Paul Doucette told us that creating catchy tunes is simply part of the band's musical DNA: “A lot of times the big single, great song are not necessarily the same thing and we're trying to write great songs. So, we don't really feel the pressure of like, 'Hey it's gotta be a radio hit or whatever.' That said, I think the strength of the band is we just have a natural radio sensibility — a natural pop sensibility. That's just who we are. That's just what we do. I think no matter how hard we try, we don't write songs that are like, not catchy. That's our strength.”