Collective Soul to Release 25th Anniversary Edition of Self-Titled Sophomore Record


Story by Cat Badra, photo by Lee Clower

Collective Soul’s seminal, self-titled record turns 25 this year, and in honor, the band is releasing a deluxe reissue of the set, as well as a vinyl version

Collective Soul hit the big-time with their 1995 self-titled sophomore album, which took the guys to triple-platinum status and is their highest-selling record to date. That album turns 25 this year, and the longstanding alternative rock band will honor that milestone with a deluxe reissue.

The new package will feature six bonus songs, as well as updated liner notes from frontman Ed Roland. The deluxe reissue will be available on CD or via digital download on Aug. 7.

When the album was initially released, it wasn’t offered on vinyl, so “Collective Soul” will also be available on vinyl for the first time on Aug. 7. The release is in conjunction with Record Store Day

Vinyl fans will also be able to pick up a vinyl edition of Collective Soul’s 1993 debut, “Hints Allegations and Things Left Unsaid,” on Aug. 7 for the first time since its limited release on Record Store Day 2018.

“Collective Soul” featured the alternative radio hits “December,” “The World I Know” and “Where the River Flows.” It’s Collective Soul’s best-selling record to date.

Collective Soul drummer Johnny Rabb recently spoke with Audio Ink Radio about what it feels like to play hits like “Shine” and “December” for fans, year after year. “When that song comes on, the crowd rises up and they’re cheering and are into it. So, it does not get old— it’s an exciting moment every show,” he said.

Collective Soul’s latest studio album is 2019’s “Blood.”

Cat Badra
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