Members of The Call have assembled in a California recording studio to finish unreleased material from the band’s vaults for an album called The Lost Tapes.
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The list of artists who are believed to have lost tapes in the 2008 fire that destroyed a Universal Music Group warehouse at Universal Studios in Los Angeles includes R.E.M., Sonic Youth, The Damned, The Police, Squeeze, The Dream Syndicate, Oingo Boingo, Suzanne Vega, Adam Ant, Joe Jackson and more.
This week’s new releases include individual 2LP vinyl editions of R.E.M.’s 1991 and 2001 “MTV Unplugged” sessions, plus a CD/DVD live document of last year’s reunion of The Call with BRMC’s Robert Levon Been filling in for his late father, and a reissue of Game Theory’s 1982 debut “Blaze of Glory.”
More than a year ago, the surviving members of The Call reunited with for a pair of concerts in California with Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club filling in for his late father Michael Been, and while a full tour never came to pass, the band has now released a CD and DVD.
The Call — best known for ’80s radio hits “The Walls Came Down,” “I Still Believe” and “Let the Day Begin” — reunited for the band’s first concerts in 20 years over the past two nights, performing in San Francisco and Los Angeles with Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club filling in for his late father.
The upcoming reunion of The Call — featuring the band’s original members plus Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club filling in for his late father Michael Been — will be filmed and recorded for a live DVD, CD and vinyl release, and the band has just launched a Pledge Music campaign to help fund the project.
The Call — best known for their ’80s radio hits “The Walls Came Down,” “I Still Believe” and “Let the Day Begin” — will reunite this spring for their first concerts in more than 20 years, with Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club filling in for his late father Michael Been, who died of a heart attack in 2010.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club this week released the first single off their upcoming seventh album, ‘Specter at the Feast,’ as a free MP3 — and, perhaps not surprisingly, it’s a cover of “Let the Day Begin,” the classic 1989 single by The Call, whose frontman, the late Michael Been, is the father of BRMC’s Robert Levon Been.
Singer/bassist Michael Been of modern-rock trio The Call — best known for their ’80s radio hits ‘The Walls Came Down,’ ‘I Still Believe’ and ‘Let the Day Begin’ — suffered a heart attack and died tonight backstage at the Pukkelpop music festival in Belgium. He was 60.