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Rabbit (2009 album)Edit

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Collective Soul, also known as Rabbit to differentiate it from the band's 1995 album of the same name, is the eighth studio album by Atlanta-based rock band Collective Soul. It was released on August 25, 2009.[2]


[hide] *1 Background

[edit] BackgroundEdit

Rabbit is Collective Soul's first release with a parent label since the group started its own independent El Music Group label in 2004.[1] It also effectively marks their return to Atlantic Records, as that label purchased Roadrunner in 2006.

Rabbit also includes two songs ("You" and "Understanding") that were written by all members in the band, a first for Collective Soul.[1] According to singer/guitarist/keyboardist Ed Roland: "I think it's the confidence that the other guys have gotten in their music skills and the songwriting and also, for lack of a better term, me letting go of my ego a little bit..."[1]

[edit] Track listingEdit

All songs written by Ed Roland except where noted.

  1. "Welcome All Again" - 3:54
  2. "Fuzzy" - 3:59
  3. "Dig" - 3:18
  4. "You" (E. Roland, Dean Roland, Joel Kosche, Will Turpin) - 3:51
  5. "My Days" - 3:42
  6. "Understanding" (E. Roland, D. Roland, Kosche, Turpin) - 4:23
  7. "Staring Down" - 3:35
  8. "She Does" - 3:26
  9. "Lighten Up" - 3:36
  10. "Love" - 3:32
  11. "Hymn for My Father" - 2:53

[edit] Digital Deluxe Edition bonus tracksEdit

  1. "Staring Down (acoustic)" - 3:25
  2. "She Does (piano version)" - 3:02
  3. "Heart to Heart" - 3:09

[edit] ChartsEdit

[edit] AlbumEdit

Year Chart Position
2009 The Billboard 200 24

[edit] SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart Position
2009 "Staring Down" Adult Top 40 18
"Welcome All Again" Mainstream Rock Tracks
2010 "You" Adult Top 40 35

[edit] SalesEdit

The album sold around 17,300 copies in its first week of release. [1]

The album sold around 60,000 copies within its first 14 months of release (as of October 2010). [2]

[edit] SinglesEdit

The first single released from the album was "Staring Down", which was sent to stations on June 8, 2009,[2] and was released on the iTunes Store on June 16, 2009. The second confirmed single, "Welcome All Again", was released on the iTunes Store on June 30, 2009, and was sent to stations on July 6, 2009.[2]

[edit] ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d Graff, Gary. "Collective Soul Pulls 'Rabbit' From Its Hat". August 4, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Collective Soul Reveal New Album Title and Track Listing for Rabbit". 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2009-06-10.
  3. ^ Allmusic review