Dosage (album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 9, 1999
StudioTree Studios
(Atlanta, Georgia)
GenreAlternative rock, post-grunge
ProducerEd Roland
Collective Soul chronology
Disciplined Breakdown
Professional ratings
Review scores

Dosage is the fourth studio album by the American alternative rock rock band Collective Soul. The album was released on Atlantic Records in February 1999 and peaked at number 21 on the Billboard albums chart. The album's title was derived from a catchphrase they used to describe burnout after their previous tour.[2]

The first single from the album, "Heavy", gave the band another number-one hit on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and spent a then record-breaking 15 weeks on the top spot. "Heavy" was also featured in the opening of the video game NHL 2001 and in the 2014 Golden Corral ad. The second single released, "Run", also gained broad mainstream radioplay and was featured on the soundtrack for the 1999 film Varsity Blues.[3]

Over nine years after the album's release, the single "Tremble for My Beloved" was featured in the 2008 film Twilight and its accompanying soundtrack.

In 2012, the band performed the album in its entirety (save "Dandy Life") during their Dosage Tour.


Dosage marked a change in recording and style for Collective Soul. Unhappy with the production and sound of the previous album Disciplined Breakdown, the band focused more on production and technique for the recording of Dosage.[4] The result led to an arduous six-month recording period where according to guitarist Dean Roland: "The way we recorded Dosage, we were really meticulous about everything that we did for that record."[4] More than before, the band progressed to a high production pop-rock sound. This status was obvious with the extensive use of loops, Pro Tools effects, and synth-pop sounds, especially in comparison with the band's previous three albums, which are more organic and raw in sound.

Ed Roland also said, "Anthony brought an unbelievable spirit and attitude. He has more gadgets than we do so we all had a good time just plugging stuff in and seeing what sounds would work." Dean Roland said of working with Anthony J. Resta, "We started working with Anthony in 1999 or 1998 when we recorded Dosage and we just met him through another friend of ours. And initially, he just came in to help us with some programming ideas and drum arrangements, he's an amazing drummer and he's got that natural rhythmic thing going on. So he came in there and helped us with some of those things and that relationship just grew into other things you know like ultimately co-producing and co-writing with us. He's just a great soul, a great spirit to have around when you're working and creating".[5]

Guitarist Ross Childress wrote two songs that were considered for Dosage, "Dandy Life" and the unreleased song "Tell".[6] Ed Roland gave Childress the option to include one of the two songs for the album, so Childress picked "Dandy Life", which featured him on lead vocals.[6]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Ed Roland, except where noted.

1."Tremble for My Beloved" 3:52
2."Heavy" 2:56
3."No More, No Less" 5:18
4."Needs" 5:21
5."Slow"E. Roland, Dean Roland3:32
6."Dandy Life"Ross Childress4:03
7."Run" 4:35
8."Generate" 3:33
9."Compliment"E. Roland, D. Roland3:01
10."Not the One" 3:49
11."Crown" ("Crown" ends at 5:06. A hidden track entitled "She Said" starts at 5:59 after 53 seconds of silence.) 10:16
12."Persuasion" (Bonus track on international editions) 3:17

Generate edition bonus disc[edit]

  1. "Shine" (from Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid) – 5:07
  2. "Gel" (from Collective Soul) – 3:00
  3. "The World I Know" (E. Roland, R. Childress) (from Collective Soul) – 4:16
  4. "Precious Declaration" (from Disciplined Breakdown) – 3:41


Charts and certifications[edit]


  1. ^ AllMusic review
  2. ^ Collective Soul Interview on Yahoo! Music Archived August 14, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Varsity Blues (1999)" – via
  4. ^ a b CityBeat: Soul Searching Archived August 5, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Willschick, Aaron (February 19, 2008). "Interview with Collective Soul lead guitarist Dean Roland". V13. Retrieved September 11, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Made In Atlanta: The Ross Childress Q & A" . July 28, 2014. Press Pass Blog. Terrill, Marshall.
  7. ^ " – Collective Soul – Dosage". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  8. ^ "Collective Soul Chart History (Canadian Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  9. ^ " – Collective Soul – Dosage". Hung Medien. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Collective Soul Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 14, 2019.
  11. ^ "Top Billboard 200 Albums – Year-End 1999". Billboard. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  12. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Collective Soul – Dosage". Music Canada. Retrieved January 10, 2021.
  13. ^ "American album certifications – Collective Soul – Dosage". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved January 10, 2021.