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Released
  
February 9, 1999

Dosage (1999)
  
Blender (2000)

Release date
  
9 February 1999

Label
  
Atlantic Records

Length
  
50:22

Artist
  
Collective Soul

Producer
  
Ed Roland

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Recorded
  
1998 Atlanta, Georgia (Tree Studios) Miami, Florida (Criteria Studios)

Genres
  
Alternative rock, Post-grunge

Similar
  
Disciplined Breakdown, Collective Soul, Hints Allegations and Thin, Seven Year Itch, Afterwords

Tremble for my beloved collective soul


Dosage is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock band Collective Soul. The album was released on Atlantic Records in February 1999 and peaked at #21 on the Billboard albums chart. The album's title was derived from a catchphrase they used to describe burnout after their previous tour.

Contents

The first single from the album, "Heavy", gave the band another #1 hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and spent a then record-breaking 15 weeks on the top spot. "Heavy" was also featured in the opening of the video game NHL 2001 and in the 2014 Golden Corral ad. The second single released, "Run", also gained broad mainstream radioplay and was featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 film Varsity Blues.

Over nine years after the album's release, the single "Tremble for My Beloved" was featured in the 2008 film Twilight and its accompanying soundtrack.

In 2012, the band performed the album in its entirety (save "Dandy Life") during their Dosage Tour.

Collective soul heavy with lyrics


Recording

Dosage marked a change in recording and style for Collective Soul. Unhappy with the production and sound of the previous album Disciplined Breakdown, the band focused more on production and technique for the recording of Dosage. The result led to an arduous six-month recording period where according to guitarist Dean Roland: "The way we recorded Dosage, we were really meticulous about everything that we did for that record." More than before the band progressed to a high production pop-rock sound. This status was obvious with the extensive use of loops, Pro Tools effects, and synth-pop sounds, especially in comparison with the band's previous three albums which are more organic and raw in sound.

"Anthony brought an unbelievable spirit and attitude" Ed continues, "He has more gadgets than we do so we all had a good time just plugging stuff in and seeing what sounds would work". Dean Roland " We started working with Anthony J. Resta when we recorded Dosage and we just met him through another friend of ours. And initially, he just came in to help us with some programming ideas and drum arrangements, he’s an amazing drummer and he’s got that natural rhythmic thing going on. So he came in there and helped us with some of those things and that relationship just grew into other things you know like ultimately co-producing and co-writing with us. He’s just a great soul, a great spirit to have around when you’re working and creating.

Track listing

All songs written by Ed Roland, except where noted.

Limited edition bonus disc

  1. "Shine" (from Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid) – 5:07
  2. "Gel" (from Collective Soul) – 3:00
  3. "The World I Know" (E. Roland, R. Childress) (from Collective Soul) – 4:16
  4. "Precious Declaration" (from Disciplined Breakdown) – 3:41

Personnel

  • Ross Childress – lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Dandy Life"
  • Shane Evans – drums, percussion
  • Ed Roland – lead vocals, guitar, keyboard
  • Dean Roland – rhythm guitar
  • Will Turpin – bass guitar, percussion, backing vocals
  • Anthony J. Resta -programming synthesizers Drum Loops Mellotron
  • Charts

    Album
    Singles

    Songs

    1Tremble for My Beloved3:53
    2Heavy2:55
    3No More - No Less

    References

    Dosage (album) Wikipedia


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