The Call was formed
back in 1980, in Santa Cruz, California, although
technically they started out as a band called Motion
Pictures in the late 1970's. After sending out
demo tapes to a number of record companies, they landed
a deal with Mercury/Polygram.
The Call released their debut album in
1982. The album garnered the attention of Peter
Gabriel, who asked the band to tour with him in 1982.
Their follow up release, Modern Romans (1983), featured
the hit song "The Walls Came Down". Their 1986
featured the hit songs "Everywhere I Go" and "I Still
Believe (Great Design)". They also had a couple of
hits in 1989 with the release of Let the Day Begin
(the title track and a song titled "Your Run").
Their 1990 release, Red Moon, was their last
album with a charting single ("What's Happened to You").
Fans of The Call will
know that the band had heavy hitters collaborate on some
of their albums, such as Bono (U2) and Peter Gabriel.
Although the band continued producing post 1990, they
split in 2000. Vocalist Michael Been passed away
in 2010. The other original members, Scott Musick,
Tom Ferrier, and Jim Goodwin, have been known to reunite
from time to time for shows (in April of 2013, for
example). The Call Discography is as follows:1982: The Call
1983: Modern Romans
1984: Scene Beyond Dreams
1987: Into the Woods
1989: Let the Day Begin
1990: Red Moon
1991: The Walls Came Down: The Best of the Mercury Years
1997: The Best of The Call
1997: To Heaven and Back
2000: Live Under the Red Moon
[starts] I've been in a cave for 40 days,
only a spark to light my way . . . Through the pain, and
through the grief, Through the lies, through the
storms, Through the cries, and through the wars,
I still believe [etc]
Into the Woods