Exile on Mainstream Album

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About Exile on Mainstream

Exile on Mainstream is the first compilation album by American rock band Matchbox Twenty featuring seven new songs that emerged from a 12-song recording session in L. A., produced by Steve Lillywhite, and 11 greatest hits songs. The album was released on October 2, 2007, exactly 11 years and one day since the release of the band's debut album, Yourself or Someone Like You. Paul Doucette, originally the band's drummer, played rhythm guitar due to Adam Gaynor's departure. The album's title is a reference to the Rolling Stones' Exile on Main St. (the track "Disease" was co-written with Mick Jagger). All seven of the new songs on the album were credited to the members of Matchbox Twenty, a first for the group. Prior to this, the songs either were credited to Rob Thomas himself or co-written with various members of the band. The album was available for pre-order on September 4, 2007 from iTunes. The full album was released on VH1's "The Leak" one week prior to release. It leaked onto the Internet on September 28, 2007, four days ahead of the official release date. The album debuted on the Australian ARIA Albums Chart on October 8, 2007 at number-one with sales of 18,199 units. In the U. S., the album debuted at number-three on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 131,000 copies in its first week. The album was released in a USB wristband format as well as the 2-CD edition making Matchbox Twenty the first band to do so. 


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