Collective Soul's 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits 1994 - 2001 on LP. On Vinyl for the First Time!
Multiplatinum band Collective Soul release their hits compilation on vinyl for the first time! 7even Year Itch: Greatest Hits, 1994-2001 features such hits as “Shine” and “The World I Know,” along with “Perfect Day (feat. Elton John).” In addition to their hits, the band included two new tracks, “Next Homecoming” and “Energy” on the original 2001 release. This collection celebrates Collective Soul’s breadth and versatility.
Collective Soulburst into the mainstream in 1994 with the albumHints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, which went double platinum and included the gold-selling single "Shine," among other hits. In one fell swoop, the band was cemented as the jukebox heroes of a new generation. Their self-titled follow-up album of 1995 was even more successful, going triple platinum with "December," "The World I Know" and "Where the River Flows" all reaching No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Frontman Ed Roland considersCollective Soulthe band's true debut album andHints Allegations and Things Left Unsaidas more of a promotional demo, "It's so funny for people to compare the two. It's like comparing one band to another band. This record is our first record, flat out." TheCollective SoulLP stands as the band's biggest seller to date.
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The band that helped sonically define alternative rock,Collective Soulcombined grunge, soul, and Southern-style hard rock on their breakout 1993 debut full-length,Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid, which spawned the indelible No. 1 rock radio smash "Shine" and the follow-up hit "Breathe." Named from a lyric in Paul Simon's 1986 hit "You Can Call Me Al,"Allegations and Things Left Unsaidwas a collection of frontman Ed Roland's demos that spread like wildfire through the Atlanta, Georgia college circuit and its popularity locally spurred Atlantic Records to pick it up for a major-label release. In one fell swoop,Collective Soulwas cemented as the jukebox heroes of a new generation.
Limited blue colored vinyl LP pressing. Collective Soul's long-awaited 2022 album release Vibrating sends the band's artistic spirit into the next stratosphere. All ten songs that comprise Vibrating positively pulsate with the boundless energy that has been Collective Soul's aural calling card for going on three full decades. From the propulsively gnarly kiss-off of "Cut the Cord" to the reflective midtempo jangle of "Take" to the heart-wrenching reality check of "Rule No. 1" - replete with a soaring string section, no less! - to the choir-backed emotional crossroads of "Where Do I Go," Vibrating contains 42 minutes of irrefutable sonic evidence of a band wholly uninterested in sitting still. "I think we're on a roll," observes Ed Roland, Collective Soul's frontman and chief songwriter. "We're not afraid to stretch the boundaries - but we do know how to stay in our lane when we need to. Sometimes, though, we just have to go faster." The many good vibrations embedded within the deep-rooted grooves of Vibrating await your endless enjoyment. -Mike Mettler, official Soulographer.