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Collective Soul- Hints, Allegations… 30th Anniversary- Ed Roland

The story of Collective Soul emerged a little more than thirty 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 in March 1995 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