Album of the Day
“This record is our first record, flat out," noted singer Ed Roland at the time of COLLECTIVE SOUL's release – an unusual claim in light of the multi-platinum success of 1993's HINTS, ALLEGATIONS AND THINGS LEFT UNSAID. In truth, that earlier collection consisted of demo recordings; “the blue album” represented the band's first attempt to cut a disc for public release. Working with co-producer Matt Serletic at Miami's Criteria Studios, the quintet came up with another set of terrific songs, including “December,” “The World I Know” and “Where the River Flows,” all of which reached the No.1 spot on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. Released on this day in 1995, COLLECTIVE SOUL went triple-platinum, and its tuneful and tough alternative sounds are still irresistible.