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.
|Studio album by|
|Released||February 9, 1999|
|Genre||Alternative rock, post-grunge|
|Collective Soul chronology|
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.
"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.
Guitarist Ross Childress wrote two songs that were considered for Dosage, "Dandy Life" and the unreleased song "Tell". Ed Roland gave Childress the option to include one of the two songs for the album, so Childress picked "Dandy Life", which featured him on lead vocals.
All songs written by Ed Roland, except where noted.
|1.||"Tremble for My Beloved"||3:52|
|3.||"No More, No Less"||5:18|
|5.||"Slow"||E. Roland, Dean Roland||3:32|
|6.||"Dandy Life"||Ross Childress||4:03|
|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 discEdit
|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|
- Allmusic review
- Collective Soul Interview on Yahoo! Music Archived August 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "Varsity Blues (1999)" – via www.imdb.com.
- CityBeat: Soul Searching Archived August 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- "Made In Atlanta: The Ross Childress Q & A" . July 28, 2014. Press Pass Blog. Terrill, Marshall.