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Collective Soul

Postby Chris » Fri May 23, 2014 12:25 am

Collective Soul – Thursday, July 17

Ed Roland - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Keyboards
Dean Roland - Rhythm Guitar
Will Turpin - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Johnny Rabb – Drums, percussion
Jesse Triplett – lead guitar

Collective Soul got their start in Stockbridge, Georgia, after singer Ed Roland’s song “Shine” from his demo became a hit on a college radio station in Florida. Roland put together the band, which consisted of his brother Dean on rhythm guitar, Will Turpin on bass, Ross Childress on lead guitar, and Shane Evans on drums. The band signed with Atlantic, and Ed’s demo Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid was re-released in 1994 and went double platinum behind the hit “Shine,” which hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart and #11 on the Hot 100. Another song, “Breathe,” would reach #12 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. The band reached worldwide fame, opened for Aerosmith on their Get a Grip tour, and even played Woodstock ’94 before even recording a full album together. That album, 1995’s Collective Soul, was technically the band’s 2nd album but was really the first recorded together as a band. The album was a triple-platinum smash hit that contained three #1 Mainstream Rock Chart songs, “December,” “The World I Know,” and “Where the River Flows.” A fourth song, “Gel,” reached #4 on the chart. After legal troubles with their former band manager, the band was delayed in recording and releasing 1997’s Disciplined Breakdown. While the album would sell the less than their previous albums, it still went platinum and had two more #1 Mainstream Rock hits with “Precious Declaration” and “Listen.” 1999’s Dosage would continue the string of platinum sales and #1 Mainstream Rock hits with “Heavy.” The song spent 15 weeks at #1 on the chart, which was a record at the time. The band would also be invited back to Woodstock in 1999. Blender, from 2000, would be their first album to not reach platinum or spawn a #1 hit. However, it still went gold and “Why, Pt. 2” reached #2. The band would complete its album deal with Atlantic in 2001 with a greatest hits album titled 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits 1994-2001. The band would take a break and Childress left the band to be replaced by Joel Kosche, who had been the band’s long-time guitar tech. The band would release their first full album in four years with Youth in 2004. The album sold fairly well behind three moderate hits, including “Counting the Days,” which reached #8 on the Mainstream Rock Chart. In 2007, the band released Afterwords exclusively through Target stores. The album would have two songs reach the US Adult Chart. The band’s last release was another self-titled album through Roadrunner Records. Released in 2009, the album, is often called Rabbit because of the rabbit on the cover, has had three songs chart. They do have another album, See What You Started by Continuing, slated to be released sometime this year. The band is celebrating their 20th Anniversary this summer and will be will be making their 2nd appearance at Moondance Jam after appearing on opening night of Jam 19 in 2010.

Hot 100 Songs
1994 Shine #11
1995 December #20
1995 The World I Know #19

Mainstream Rock Songs
1994 Shine #1
1994 Breathe #12
1995 Gel #2
1995 December #1
1995 Smashing Young Man #8
1995 The World I Know #1
1995 Where the River Flows #1
1997 Precious Declaration #1
1997 Listen #1
1997 Blame #11
1998 She Said #16
1999 Heavy #1
1999 No More, No Less #10
1999 Tremble for My Beloved #35
2000 Why, Pt. 2 #2
2001 Vent #34
2001 Next Homecoming #39
2004 Counting the Days #8
2005 Better Now #9 (US Adult Top 40)
2005 How Do You Love #16 (US Adult Top 40)
2007 Hollywood #22 (US Adult Top 40)
2008 All That I Know #39 (US Adult Top 40)
2009 Staring Down #18 (US Adult Top 40)
2010 You #35 (US Adult Top 40)


Album Chart Positions
1993 Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid #15 (2X Platinum)
1995 Collective Soul #23 (3X Platinum)
1997 Disciplined Breakdown #16 (Platinum)
1999 Dosage #21 (Platinum)
2000 Blender #22 (Gold)
2001 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits, 1994-2001
2004 Youth #66
2007 Afterwords
2009 Collective Soul #24
2014 See What You Started By Continuing (yet to be released)

Setlists
April 15, 2014 in Thunder Bay, ON
Am I Getting Through
Are You the Answer
Heavy
Precious Declaration
December
Compliment
Gel
Better Now
She Said
Reunion
The World I Know
Sister Don’t Cry
Where the River Flows
Why
Counting the Days
Hollywood
Comes Back to You
Shine
Run

April 14, 2014 in Winnepeg, MB
Am I Getting Through
Are You the Answer
Heavy
Precious Declaration
Compliment
Memories of 2005
Gel
Better Now
She Said
Reunion
The World I Know
Sister Don’t Cry
Where the River Flows
Confession
Why Pt 2
Counting the Days
Hollywood/Let My Love Open the Door
Comes Back to You
Shine
Run

Did You Know?
Collective Soul has had 7 songs hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart.
The band was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame in 2009.
The band played Woodstock '94 and Woodstock '99.
The band got their name from a phrase in Ayn Rand’s book The Fountainhead.
“Shine” was #42 on VH1’s Top 100 Songs of the 90’s.
Dolly Parton’s cover of “Shine” with Nickel Creek garnered a Grammy for Best Female Country Performance.
“Shine” was also covered by Christian rock band Pillar.
Blender featured the song “Perfect Day,” which was a duet between Roland and Elton John.
The song “She Said” was released on the Scream 2 soundtrack.
In 2006, the band released Home, a live album with the Atlantic City Youth Orchestra.
“Tremble for My Beloved” was on the Twilight soundtrack, 9 years after its original release.
The band opened for Van Halen in 1995.
2008 American Idol winner David Cook performed “The World I Know” as his last song of the competition.
The band’s song “Hollywood” was also used as a theme song on American Idol that year.
“Gel” was featured in Jerky Boys: The Movie.
The band’s 9th studio album, See What You Started by Continuing, will be released this summer.
Johnny Rabb joined the band in 2012 during the Dosage Tour.
Jesse Triplett joined the band on lead guitar this year. His first show with the band was in Aspen, Colorado.
Lead singer Roland has a side project called Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project.
Roland studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston for one year after high school.
The Roland’s father Dean was a Southern Baptist minister.


Videos – All seven #1 hits
Shine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_m0bI82Rz_k
December https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6exsatE-DUk
The World I Know https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7TLTjqUyog
Where the River Flows https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX57jqetDGA
Precious Declaration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFebAtN7hhk
Listen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGgTPAbsaGo
Heavy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46g8zDcziL0

Other Songs
Run https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPvQY9LMnZ4
Comes Back to You (new song live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC7uySuM2bQ
Hollywood https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og1vtUbbVPY
Am I Getting Through (new song live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT4FhFldIOA
Are You the Answer (new song live) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTDoywvlihs
Compliment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MqqmtOPhpdY
Better Now https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAHBuWl48cg
Reunion https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXB-Psp8x-w
Sister Don’t Cry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=St1bJVbuvPA
Counting the Days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRySq60OoDE
Gel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSMPpgwiiDg
She Said https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKyEzYvnCgI
Why Pt. 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4dgUY6lsU4


My Take - Then
I was a fan of Collective Soul back in the mid 1990’s and even saw them open for Aerosmith in 1994. Well, I heard them open for Aerosmith in 1994. Due to a ticket snafu at will call, a friend and I were forced to listen to them rather than enter the amphitheater. We were both disappointed as we only got to see one song after finally entering the grounds but Aerosmith was good though! I also saw them at our annual Rockfest here in KC a few years later. While I have never been a huge fan, I have always respected the band’s longevity and string of hits. I only owned their first two albums but picked up their third album, Disciplined Breakdown, after they signed with Moondance Jam. I was surprised at how many songs I knew from that album. I have also been listening to their newer stuff and what I have discovered is that Collective Soul is never bad. They have a signature sound that for me always sounds good. I don’t know why, but when I hear them, the best word I can come up with to describe their sound is ‘creamy.’ I don’t think that is a musical word ever used before. I have included a larger than usual number of videos for a couple reasons. One is because many jammers consider them a newer band, although their debut was 16 years ago, and this is an easy way to get acquainted with their music. The other reason is to show just how many great songs they have had over the years. They have had an amazing seven songs hit #1 on the Mainstream Rock Chart! Having that many #1 songs on any chart is quite an accomplishment. I know some people are upset over some of the newer band signings this year, but Collective Soul definitely belongs at festivals like Moondance Jam. They have a huge collection of hits that I predict will win over many fans on the official opening night of Moondance Jam 19.

My Take – Now
Wow! After reading My Take above, it is funny how back in 2010 fans were in an uproar over the “newer” bands being signed to Moondance Jam. Now, 4 years later, the band is celebrating their 20th year as a band and I don’t really remember many complaints about them being new anymore when they signed. I think the band will be a nice compliment between the heavier rock of Alter Bridge and Seether on opening night of the jam. Along with Sublime, they are actually the elder statesmen on Jam Thursday, which many are calling the New Rock night. Seether released their debut 12 years ago, Alter Bridge 10 years ago, Sick Puppies 13 years ago, and Sublime 22 years ago. I think Jam Thursday has shaped up to be a huge night for Moondance Jam and Collective Soul is a big part of that. My prediction is that Thursday will have the biggest crowd of the jam this year. I also predict it will be a night we talk about for years to come.
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Re: Collective Soul

Postby gopherboy6 » Fri May 23, 2014 6:52 am

I too am always surprised at how many Collective Soul songs I know and every time I hear them I think of Moondance. Looking forward to Thursday and agree with you that it might be one of those great Moondance nights!
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Re: Collective Soul

Postby Lisa! » Fri May 23, 2014 10:23 am

Thanks, Chris! They were great 4 years ago and I look forward to them again!
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Re: Collective Soul

Postby kato » Tue May 27, 2014 11:48 am

Nice write up!! I didn't know about Ed Roland and the Sweet Tea Project. I'm listening to it now on Slacker and its really good! Collective Soul is one of my all time favorite bands. I can't wait to see them again! :D
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Re: Collective Soul

Postby The TyGuy » Fri May 30, 2014 4:55 pm

I'll have to listen to them more this year. I didn't pay much attention to them last time they were here. I really do enjoy lots of their songs.
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