Dosage (album)

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Dosage
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Studio album by Collective Soul
Released February 9, 1999
Recorded 1998
Atlanta, Georgia
(Tree Studios)
Miami, Florida
(Criteria Studios)
Genre Alternative rock, post-grunge
Length 50:22
Label Atlantic
Producer Ed Roland
Collective Soul chronology
Disciplined Breakdown
(1997)
Dosage
(1999)
Blender
(2000)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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.

Recording[edit]

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.[4] 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."[4] 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[edit]

All songs written by Ed Roland, except where noted.

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tremble for My Beloved"   3:52
2. "Heavy"   2:56
3. "No More, No Less"   5:18
4. "Needs"   5:21
5. "Slow" E. Roland, Dean Roland 3:32
6. "Dandy Life" Ross Childress 4:03
7. "Run"   4:35
8. "Generate"   3:33
9. "Compliment" E. Roland, D. Roland 3:01
10. "Not the One"   3:49
11. "Crown" ("Crown" ends at 5:06. A hidden track entitled "She Said" starts at 5:59 after 53 seconds of silence.)   10:16

Limited edition bonus disc[edit]

  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[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album
Year Chart Position
1999 The Billboard 200 21
Singles
Year Single Chart Position
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

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