Collective Soul-20th Anniversary with Ed Roland

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The story of Collective Soul emerged almost twenty years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter Ed Roland‘s parent’s basement. It is not the first time that a song demo, such as “Shine”, was recorded at home by an aspiring songwriter, only to escape and then find itself in search of a band (think Tom Scholz and Boston). But after selling over a million copies of the album Hints, Allegations,& Things Left Unsaid primarily on the phenomenon of “Shine” alone, the second album under the name Collective Soul  containing “Where the River Flows”,”Gel”,”December(Spit Me Out)”, and the gorgeous “The World I Know” is one of the strongest sets of melodies and tasteful arrangements to come from the era. -Redbeard

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