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Jason Mraz Celebrates 15 Years of ‘Waiting'

Mraz releases vinyl, commentary and a behind-the-scenes documentary

It's been 15 years, and his rocket still hasn't come, but Jason Mraz is still waiting -- and this time, with vinyl. 

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of his breakthrough album, "Waiting for My Rocket to Come," Mraz is not only issuing the record on vinyl for the first time, but he's also releasing song-by-song commentary and a behind-the-scenes documentary called "Rocket Revisited."

Prior to the album's release in 2002, Mraz made a name for himself within the San Diego coffee shop circuit. He had a special affinity for Java Joe's, which was then located in Ocean Beach but has since moved to Old Town.

The vinyl resurgence hadn't quite hit the music industry in the early '00s however, so once "Waiting for My Rocket to Come" did come out, it was never released on wax. Thanks to Atlantic Records, the double LP, which features artwork by Robert Fisher and Alison Dyer, is now available at major music retailers, with a special orange edition exclusively available at Barnes & Noble.

In an exclusive with People magazine on Friday morning, Mraz went track by track, detailing new information about the making of each song and the stories behind the album. As a visual accompaniment, Mraz also released part one of his behind-the-scenes documentary, which delves into the recording process and the way the record was "the beginning of an entirely new life" for him. 

As Mraz says below, "This record was a gift" -- and with the holidays just around the corner, that might soon become a reality for you as well.

Rutger Rosenborg was almost a Stanford poet-neuroscientist before he formed Ed Ghost Tucker. Whoops. He now fronts the Lulls, plays lead guitar in LA band Velvet and makes music on his own when he's not writing. Follow his updates on Instagram and Twitter (@RArosenborg), add him on Facebook or contact him directly.

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