Collected – The Call – 2019

Album

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Album Collected by The Call
Album Collected by The Call

The Call was an American rock band that emerged in the early 1980s with a distinctive blend of rock and new wave. Led by the charismatic singer and guitarist Michael Been, the band achieved critical acclaim and moderate commercial success with albums such as Modern Romans, Reconciled and Let the Day Begin. The band also collaborated with prominent artists such as Peter Gabriel, Garth Hudson and Bono. The Call disbanded in 2000, but reunited briefly in 2013 and 2017 with Been’s son Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club filling in for his father, who passed away in 2010.

This album is a collection of the band’s best songs from their Mercury years, spanning from 1982 to 1987. It includes their most popular hits, such as “The Walls Came Down”, “I Still Believe (Great Design)” and “Everywhere I Go”, as well as some lesser-known gems, such as “Scene Beyond Dreams”, “Turn a Blind Eye” and “Oklahoma”. The album showcases the band’s versatility, ranging from anthemic rockers to introspective ballads, and their lyrical themes, covering topics such as politics, spirituality, love and hope. The album also features a previously unreleased track, “Red Moon”, which was recorded during the sessions for their 1990 album of the same name.

20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collected – The Call is a tribute to one of the most underrated bands of the 1980s, and a reminder of their timeless music and message. It is a must-have for fans of the band, and a great introduction for new listeners who want to discover the rich legacy of The Call.

Collected is a must-have for any fan of The Call. The album is a comprehensive collection of the band’s best work, and is sure to please both longtime fans and new listeners alike.

Personnel

  • Michael Been – lead vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Scott Musick – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Tom Ferrier – guitar, backing vocals
  • Jim Goodwin – keyboards, saxophone, backing vocals

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