This album is a live recording of Collective Souls 11/18/05 performance in Sayerville, NJ at the Starland Ballroom.
About the Artist
After four years out of the public eye, Collective Soul singer Ed Roland has a message for the world. "Let the word out/I gotta get it out. Whoa, Im feeling better now," he declares in "Better Now," the energetic rocker that launches Youth, the Georgia rockers first studio album since 2000s Blender. Following a tumultuous four years, Ed says, "There were a lot of things that just kind of slapped us upside the head and told us it was time to take a break" the band is indeed back, reenergized, thanks in part to co-producer Dexter Green and new guitarist Joel Kosche, and, in the words of both Roland brothers, "Starting over." Which makes Youth a very fitting title for the new album. "Youth to me is a mindset, not a number," Ed says. "Weve been doing this for ten years and weve never felt more youthful and more ready to be in the position that were in." "Even the music represents that starting over to some degree. We switched gears and went to more of our roots on the music level and production level," Dean adds. "It does feel like a 10-year cycle, we were just starting out, playing similar venues and seeing people that were seeing today. Yeah, it definitely feels like we are starting over on many levels, but starting over with a big head start."