Collective Soul (2009 album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 25, 2009
RecordedAtlanta, Georgia[1]
GenreAlternative rock, hard rock, post-grunge
LabelLoud & Proud/Roadrunner Records[2]
ProducerEd Roland[2]
Collective Soul chronology
See What You Started By Continuing
Singles from Collective Soul
  1. "Staring Down"
    Released: June 8, 2009
  2. "Welcome All Again"
    Released: July 6, 2009
  3. "You"
    Released: January 17, 2010
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Collective Soul, also known as Rabbit to differentiate it from the band's 1995 album of the same name, is the eighth studio album by American rock band Collective Soul. It was released on August 25, 2009.[2]


Rabbit is Collective Soul's first release with a parent label since the group started its own independent El Music Group label in 2004.[1] It also effectively marks their return to Atlantic Records, as that label purchased Roadrunner in 2006.[citation needed]

Rabbit includes two songs ("You" and "Understanding") that were written by all members in the band, a first for Collective Soul.[1] According to the singer, guitarist and keyboard player Ed Roland: "I think it's the confidence that the other guys have gotten in their music skills and the songwriting and also, for lack of a better term, me letting go of my ego a little bit..."[1]

Commercial performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 24 on the Billboard 200,[3] and No. 10 on the Top Rock Albums chart,[4] selling around 17,300 copies in its first week of release.[5] It also debuted at No. 9 on the Canadian Albums chart.[6]

The album has sold 71,000 copies in the United States as of September 2015.[7]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ed Roland except where noted.

1."Welcome All Again" 3:54
2."Fuzzy" 3:59
3."Dig" 3:18
4."You"E. Roland, Dean Roland, Joel Kosche, Will Turpin3:51
5."My Days" 3:42
6."Understanding"E. Roland, D. Roland, Kosche, Turpin4:23
7."Staring Down" 3:35
8."She Does" 3:26
9."Lighten Up" 3:36
10."Love" 3:32
11."Hymn for My Father" 2:53

Digital Deluxe Edition bonus tracks[edit]

  1. "Staring Down (acoustic)" - 3:25
  2. "She Does (piano version)" - 3:02
  3. "Heart to Heart" - 3:09




Year Chart Position
2009 The Billboard 200 24


Year Single Chart Position
2009 "Staring Down" Adult Top 40 18
"Welcome All Again" Mainstream Rock Tracks
2010 "You" Adult Top 40 35


The first single released from the album was "Staring Down", which was sent to radio stations on June 8, 2009,[2] and was released on the iTunes Store on June 16, 2009. The second single, "Welcome All Again", was released on the iTunes Store on June 30, 2009, and was sent to radio stations on July 6, 2009.[2] "Welcome All Again" is also in the "Shawn Takes A Shot In The Dark" episode of the TV series "Psych".


  1. ^ a b c d Graff, Gary. "Collective Soul Pulls 'Rabbit' From Its Hat". August 4, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Collective Soul Reveal New Album Title and Track Listing for Rabbit". 10 June 2009. Archived from the original on 4 October 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009.
  3. ^ "Billboard 200". Billboard. September 12, 2009.
  4. ^ "Top Rock Albums". Billboard. September 12, 2009.
  5. ^ [1][permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Canadian Albums". Billboard. September 12, 2009.
  7. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on September 17, 2015.

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