|Studio album by Collective Soul|
|Released||February 9, 1999|
|Genre||Alternative rock, post-grunge|
|Collective Soul chronology|
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.
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.
In 2012, the band performed the album in its entirety (save "Dandy Life") during their Dosage Tour.
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.
All songs written by Ed Roland, except where noted.
- "Tremble for My Beloved" – 3:52
- "Heavy" – 2:56
- "No More, No Less" – 5:18
- "Needs" – 5:21
- "Slow" (E. Roland, Dean Roland) – 3:32
- "Dandy Life" (Ross Childress) – 4:03
- "Run" – 4:35
- "Generate" – 3:33
- "Compliment" (E. Roland, D. Roland) – 3:01
- "Not the One" – 3:49
- "Crown" – 10:18 (includes hidden track "She Said" which starts at 5:59) – 5:08 (on Limited Edition)
- In some markets Dosage was also sold as a limited edition containing a "bonus track" and a "bonus 4 track disc of previous hits"
- "Persuasion" – 8:42 (includes hidden track "She Said" on limited edition which starts at 4:19)
There was also a bonus track which you could only hear if you installed software from the CD and were online: "Almost You"
Limited edition bonus disc
- "Shine" (from Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid) – 5:07
- "Gel" (from Collective Soul) – 3:00
- "The World I Know" (E. Roland, R. Childress) (from Collective Soul) – 4:16
- "Precious Declaration" (from Disciplined Breakdown) – 3:41
- 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
|1999||The Billboard 200||21|
|1999||"Heavy"||Billboard Hot 100||73|
|Mainstream Rock Tracks||1|
|Modern Rock Tracks||5|
|"Run"||Billboard Hot 100||76|
|Modern Rock Tracks||36|
|Adult Top 40||12|
|"No More, No Less"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||10|
|Modern Rock Tracks||32|
|"Tremble for My Beloved"||Mainstream Rock Tracks||35|