Collective Soul [2009]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 -- ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Roadrunner Records
  • UPC: 016861787622
  • Catalog Number: 178762
  • Sales rank: 49,740

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Welcome All Again (3:54)
  2. 2 Fuzzy (3:59)
  3. 3 Dig (3:18)
  4. 4 You (3:51)
  5. 5 My Days (3:42)
  6. 6 Understanding (4:23)
  7. 7 Staring Down (3:34)
  8. 8 She Does (3:26)
  9. 9 Lighten Up (3:36)
  10. 10 Love (3:32)
  11. 11 Hymn for My Father (2:53)
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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
Ted Jensen Mastering
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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