Afterwords CD (2008)

Artist: Collective Soul

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Product Overview


Label EL Music Group/ada
SKU 210191414
UPC 187966000555
UPC 14 00187966000555
Format CD
Release Date 12/9/2008
Author Collective Soul
Technical Info
Engineer Jay Condiotti; Shawn Grove; Joel Kosche
Producer Ed Roland; Anthony J. Resta; Shawn Grove; Joel Kosche; Ed Roland; Anthony J. Resta; Shawn Grove; Joel Kosche
CatalogID 60005
Lable Name El Music Group
Released 12/09/2008
Original Release 2007
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00187966000555
Album Notes and Credits
Collective Soul: Ed Roland (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Joel Kosche (vocals, guitar); Dean Roland (guitar); Will Turpin (bass guitar, percussion); Ryan Hoyle (drums, percussion, programming).
Personnel: Anthony J. Resta (guitar, baritone guitar, keyboards); Ryan Newell (guitar); Cheney Brannon (drums, tambourine, percussion, background vocals); Derek Murphy (drums).
Audio Mixer: Shawn Grove.
Recording information: Bopnique Musique, Boston, MA; Edible Studios, Atlanta, GA; Flame Under Heel Studios; Reel To Reel Studios; Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Jeremy Cowart.
After delving a bit too deeply into glam on 2004's Youth, their first foray into indie recordings, Collective Soul straightens things out on its 2007 follow-up, Afterwords. Contrary to the implication of the title of "New Vibration" -- the hard-hitting opener on this, their seventh album -- Afterwords brings the band close to how they sounded about a decade before, when they were riding the peak of their popularity and when modern rock bands could still be heard on the radio because there was modern mainstream rock radio. If this kind of radio still existed in 2007, Collective Soul could still have hits, at least with an album like Afterwords that unapologetically plays to their core strengths of hooky, sturdy songs, delivered unpretentiously but grandly, as if they were designed to fill an arena. There may be no one song as grabbing as "Gel" or gently transcendent as "Shine" -- or even anthemic as that power ballad classic "The World I Know" -- but the songs are big and tuneful, crying out for the appealingly glossy production they're given. Collective Soul needs that kind of huge, clean production -- the kind of recording where the drums sound cavernous, the guitars are pushed to the front along with the voice, and the slight electronic flourishes, such as the occasional drum loop, are buried and used as texture -- because they're at heart a mainstream band even if they're now on an independent label. The fact that they're now on an independent is more a reflection of the nature of the music business than the music, because Afterwords is the kind of good, solid mainstream pop/rock that isn't heard much in 2007 and anybody missing that sound should seek this out, especially fans who weren't quite thrilled with its glammier predecessor. Unlike Youth, Afterwords is a Collective Soul album for those who like Collective Soul. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Disc 1
1 New Vibration
2 What Can I Give You
3 Never Here Alone
4 Bearing Witness
5 All That I Know
6 I Don't Need Anymore Friends
7 Good Morning After All
8 Hollywood
9 Persuasion Of You
10 Georgia Girl
11 Adored
12 Evening With, An
13 Ain't That Enough
14 Give
Product Attributes
Artist Collective Soul
Music Format Compact Disc
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