Collective Soul [2009]

Collective Soul [2009]

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by Collective Soul
     
 
Fourteen years after their first self-titled album, Collective Soul deliver another in 2009 and it's fair to say that the album is a bit of a reintroduction, not a reinvention. It's also fair to ask who Collective Soul is reintroducing themselves to, and the answer is pretty simple: after spending the better part of the decade

Overview

Fourteen years after their first self-titled album, Collective Soul deliver another in 2009 and it's fair to say that the album is a bit of a reintroduction, not a reinvention. It's also fair to ask who Collective Soul is reintroducing themselves to, and the answer is pretty simple: after spending the better part of the decade in the indie leagues, the band is returning to the majors with 2009's Collective Soul, making a pitch at reconnecting with the wide mainstream audience they had a decade ago. The group doesn't ignore what it's done over the last ten years -- there's a pronounced Bowie influence that still lingers -- first aired on the glam-tastic Youth -- especially on "Fuzzy," but this is high-gloss, high-octane arena rock, filled with big riffs and hooks on both the rockers and power ballads. Collective Soul doesn't make an attempt to modernize their sound (although the verse of "Understanding" has an unmistakable phrase borrowed from Jack White) choosing instead to refine their best techniques, so this winds up being a very big, very hooky modern rock record that might not find the audience it once did but only because of the shifting landscape of modern rock. As a record, this is as strong as anything Collective Soul have ever done.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/25/2009
Label:
Roadrunner Records
UPC:
0016861787622
catalogNumber:
178762

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Collective Soul   Primary Artist
Ed Roland   Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Will Turpin   Bass,Percussion,Background Vocals,Group Member
Dean Roland   Rhythm Guitar,Group Member
Cheney Brannon   Percussion,Drums
Bobby Yang   Violin
Joel Kosche   Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Ed Roland   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Will Turpin   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Dean Roland   Composer,Lyricist
Shawn Grove   Producer,Engineer
Joel Kosche   Composer,Lyricist,Producer
Ryan Potesta   Programming,Engineer
Ryan Potesta   Programming,Engineer

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