It’s been… 20 years since Barenaked Ladies released “Maroon”

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The platinum-selling fifth album from Canada’s Barenaked Ladies gets a deluxe makeover

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Originally released September 12, 2000, the Barenaked Ladies’ Maroon was an intentional pivot in a more serious direction after the blockbuster success of 1998’s Stunt (the album which had featured the novelty juggernaut “One Week”). The album peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Top 200 chart in the U.S., and debuted at number 1 in the band’s native Canada.

Now, Rhino Records has released a deluxe edition of Maroon for download and streaming, with a vinyl version available for pre-order.

The lead single from Maroon was the melancholy “Pinch Me,” a song soaked in suburban ennui. In honor of the album’s twentieth anniversary, Barenaked Ladies have recorded a new commentary for the “Pinch Me” video.
Other tracks from the album include the singles “Too Little Too Late” and “Falling for the First Time,” as well as the tragic car-crash ballad “Tonight Is the Night I Fell Asleep at the Wheel.” (“Hidden Sun,” which was an unlisted bonus track on the original album — ah, the CD era –, is now a separate, labeled track.)

Maroon 20th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Track List:
01. Too Little Too Late
02. Never Do Anything
03. Pinch Me
04. Go Home
05. Falling For The First Time
06. Conventioneers
07. Sell Sell Sell
08. The Humour Of The Situation
09. Baby Seat
10. Off The Hook
11. Helicopters
12. Tonight Is The Night I Fell Asleep At The Wheel
13. Hidden Sun
14. Powder Blue
15. Inline Bowline
16. Born Human
17. Falling For The First Time (Demo)
18. Green Christmas (Alternative version)

The 180-gram, 2-LP version of Maroon (with a limited number of maroon-colored vinyl editions) is currently available for pre-order at the Barenaked Ladies official store. Other merch, including “Pinch Me”-themed T-shirts, totes, keychains, and (of course) face masks, are also available from their store. The deluxe version of the album can be found for streaming or download here.

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Justin RemerIt’s been… 20 years since Barenaked Ladies released “Maroon”