It Won't Be Soon Before Long


It Won't Be Soon Before Long
It Won't Be Soon Before Long
Studio album by Maroon 5
Released May 16, 2007 (2007-05-16)
(see release history)
Genre Pop rock, alternative rock, funk rock, electronic rock
Length 40:32
Label A&M/Octone
Producer Maroon 5, Mike Elizondo, Mark "Spike" Stent, Mark Endert, Eric Valentine, Sam Farrar
Maroon 5 chronology
Songs About Jane
(2002)
It Won't Be Soon Before Long
(2007)
Hands All Over
(2010)
Singles from It Won't Be Soon Before Long
  1. "Makes Me Wonder"
    Released: March 27, 2007
  2. "Wake Up Call"
    Released: July 17, 2007
  3. "Won't Go Home Without You"
    Released: November 19, 2007
  4. "If I Never See Your Face Again"
    Released: May 13, 2008
  5. "Goodnight Goodnight"
    Released: November 3, 2008

It Won't Be Soon Before Long is Maroon 5's second studio album, released on May 22, 2007. It came almost a full five years after their debut, Songs About Jane. The name was inspired by a phrase the band adopted to keep themselves motivated while on their tour. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, selling 429,484 copies in its first week[1] and approximately 3.000.000 copies in the whole world.

Contents

Background

It Won't Be Soon Before Long has 12 songs, plus 7 bonus tracks. The band stated in interviews that the album has a different feel to it from the Songs About Jane. The songs are not all based on one specific relationship, as in Jane; and also have a different sound than their first album, being more electric and drawing inspiration from such artists as the Talking Heads, Michael Jackson and Prince. A review written prior to the album's release described the songs as having a very retro feel.[2] Adam Levine explained that this record is a little more self-confident and powerful lyrically: "...you can dance to it, there's a little more attitude."[3]

According to Levine working with other artists had influences on the album: "Kanye West and Alicia Keys are amazing talents, in totally different ways. Just seeing such amazing people working in the studio. I definitely took things away from them."[4]

The chorus of "Nothing Lasts Forever" is the same used in the Kanye West single "Heard 'Em Say", which features Adam Levine with exclusion to the line, "...the distance between us makes it so hard to stay..."[5] The song has also featured in a trailer for the movie Definitely, Maybe.

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[6]
Blender 3.5/5 stars[7]
Digital Spy 5/5 stars[8]
Entertainment Weekly (B)[9]
Los Angeles Times 3/4 stars[10]
Stylus (C+)[11]
Robert Christgau (2 star Honorable Mention)(2 star Honorable Mention)[12]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[13]
Slant Magazine 3/5 stars[14]
The Times 3/5 stars[15]

Initial critical response to It Won't Be Soon Before Long was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 66, based on 14 reviews.[16]

Allmusic rated the album 4.5 stars out of 5, commenting that the production of the album "is so immaculate that it glistens".[17] Billboard rated it 4.5 stars. This album was #32 on Rolling Stone's list of the Top 50 Albums of 2007.[18]

Promotion

  • Maroon 5 performed a small six-date club tour in June. They hit small venues in Boston (May 30), San Francisco (June 1), Los Angeles (June 2), Minneapolis (June 7), Miami (June 9) and New York (June 11).[19]
  • Maroon 5 introduced their first single "Makes Me Wonder" at the 2007 Kids Choice Awards where they performed it live, although edited for younger audiences.
  • May 16 – Performed on American Idol Semi-finals Result Show.
  • May 18 – Maroon 5 performed at the Nassau Coliseum.
  • May 19 – Maroon 5 performed on Saturday Night Live. They performed "Makes Me Wonder" and "Won't Go Home Without You".
  • May 21 – Maroon 5 performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. They performed their lead single "Makes Me Wonder" and "This Love".
  • May 23 – Maroon 5 performed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show with Ellen. They performed their lead single "Makes Me Wonder". Then, Ellen interviewed Adam Levine.
  • May 29 – Maroon 5 performed on TRL. They performed "Makes Me Wonder" and "Won't Go Home Without You".
  • June 12 – Maroon 5 performed on Late Night with David Letterman. They performed "Makes Me Wonder". They were the musical guests, which means no interview.
  • June 22 – Maroon 5 performed the songs "Wake Up Call", "Makes Me Wonder" and "This Love" at T4 on the Beach in Weston Super Mare, England, to promote their album in the UK.
  • July 1 – Maroon 5 performed on the Australian show Rove Live, as a musical guest. They performed "Makes Me Wonder". No interview with the band was made.

Track listing

Standard edition

All songs written and composed by Adam Levine, unless noted otherwise. 

No. Title Length
1. "If I Never See Your Face Again" (Levine/James Valentine) 3:21
2. "Makes Me Wonder" (Levine/Jesse Carmichael/Michael Madden) 3:31
3. "Little of Your Time"   2:17
4. "Wake Up Call" (Levine/Valentine) 3:21
5. "Won't Go Home Without You"   3:51
6. "Nothing Lasts Forever" (Levine/Kanye West) 3:07
7. "Can't Stop" (Levine/Valentine) 2:32
8. "Goodnight Goodnight"   4:03
9. "Not Falling Apart"   4:02
10. "Kiwi" (Levine/Valentine) 3:34
11. "Better That We Break"   3:06
12. "Back at Your Door" (Levine/Carmichael) 3:47
Total length:
40:32

Korean/Australian Limited Deluxe Edition

Reissue

It Won't Be Soon Before Long was reissued in expanded form on June 29, 2008 in Australia and July 8, 2008 for the rest of the world via A&M/Octone. The package included a bonus DVD with four music videos and a full concert recorded on June 13, 2007 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The reissue contained the original 12 tracks plus five B-sides: "Infatuation", "Miss You Love You", "Until You're Over Me", "Story" and "Losing My Mind". Also added onto the track list is "If I Never See Your Face Again", Maroon 5's then-newest single featuring Rihanna.[21] The Australian and UK versions included one more track, a remix of "Wake Up Call" by Mark Ronson featuring Mary J. Blige.

In Australia, the CD is only available as the "Special Edition", and the DVD is not included as the Limited Edition features a DVD already. The UK version also does not include the DVD.

CD
  • Standard 12 tracks
Worldwide edition
No. Title Length
13. "If I Never See Your Face Again" (featuring Rihanna) 3:18
14. "Infatuation"   4:25
15. "Miss You Love You"   3:11
16. "Until You're Over Me"   3:17
17. "Story"   4:33
18. "Losing My Mind"   3:21
DVD

Special version

No. Title Changes Length
1. "If I Never See Your Face Again"   Preceded by Levine's as and sung with Rihanna 3:50
2. "Makes Me Wonder"     3:34
3. "Little of Your Time"   Changed the introduction instrument 2:20
4. "Wake Up Call"   Changed the dynamics 3:27
5. "Won't Go Home Without You"   Backing vocals by the public 3:49
6. "Nothing Lasts Forever"     3:08
7. "Can't Stop"     2:35
8. "Goodnight Goodnight"   Changed the dynamics 4:08
9. "Not Falling Apart"     4:03
10. "Kiwi"   Length of the introduction notes 3:39
11. "Better That We Break"   A little reduced[22] 2:59
12. "Back at Your Door"   Changed the tonality 3:29
13. "Until You're Over Me"     3:20
14. "Infatuation"   Followed by Levine's thankings 4:58

Singles

Singles
"Makes Me Wonder"
  • Released: March 27, 2007
"Wake Up Call"
  • Released: July 17, 2007
"Won't Go Home Without You"
  • Released: November 19, 2007
"If I Never See Your Face Again"
  • Released: May 2, 2008 (iTunes)
    May 13, 2008 (Radio)
"Goodnight Goodnight"
  • Released: August 21, 2008 (video release only),
    November 3, 2008 (Brazil)

Charts and sales

Chart Provider(s) Peak
position
Certification Sales
Australian Albums Chart[23] ARIA 5 Platinum 70,000
Canadian Albums Chart[24] CRIA 2 Platinum 100,000
Dutch Albums Chart[25] NVPI/MegaCharts 4
Estonian Albums Chart[26] Pedro 1
French Albums Chart IFOP 13 75,000
French Download Albums Chart[27] IFOP 3
German Albums Chart[28] Media Control 6
Irish Albums Chart[29][30] IRMA 3 Gold 7,500
Italian Albums Chart[31] FIMI 4 Gold 40,000
Japanese Albums Chart[32] Oricon 3 Platinum 250,000
Mexican Albums Chart[33] AMPROFON 3
New Zealand Albums Chart[34] RIANZ 2 Gold 7,500
Norwegian Album Chart[35] IFPI 7
Russian Albums Chart[36] NFPP Platinum 20,000
Spanish Albums Chart[37] Promusicae 6
South Korean Albums Chart[38] MIAK 1 3x Platinum 91,809
Swiss Albums Chart[39] Media Control 6
Taiwan 5-Music Western Chart[40] Five Music 2
Taiwan G-Music Western Chart[41] G-Msic 2
Taiwanese Albums Chart[42] G-Msic/Five Music 5
UK Albums Chart[43] OCC 1 Platinum 300,000+[44][unreliable source?]
U.S. Billboard 200 Nielsen SoundScan 1 2x Platinum 2,021,748[45]
U.S. Top Modern Rock/Alternative Albums 5

Release history

Standard edition

Country Date
Japan May 16, 2007
Belgium May 18, 2007
Ireland
Italy
Netherlands
Switzerland
Australia May 19, 2007
France May 21, 2007
United Kingdom
Canada May 22, 2007
United States
Sweden May 23, 2007
Brazil May 24, 2007
Germany May 25, 2007
Taiwan (Deluxe edition)[20] March 7, 2008
Australia (Deluxe edition)[46] March 15, 2008

Re-issue

Region Date
Australia June 29, 2008
United States July 8, 2008

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External links

Preceded by
Minutes to Midnight by Linkin Park
Billboard 200 number-one album
June 3, 2007 – June 9, 2007
Succeeded by
Double Up by R. Kelly
UK number one album
May 27, 2007 – June 9, 2007
Succeeded by
Good Girl Gone Bad by Rihanna

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