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Who are the Call?

THE CALL is possibly the most underrated band in the history of music. Adjectives that one often hears when describing THE CALL include "powerful", "moving", "indispensable", "emotional", "passionate", "spiritual", the list goes on. One thing is certain, they deserved a better fate than the one dealt to them. This band is a great combination of musicians that crafted excellent tunes. This page includes many of the pictures and interviews from the original CALL fanzine "Notified" as I was a charter member and, somehow, managed to hold onto every issue that was ever made. These issues feature some great insight into the band and that insight is revealed in this website. This site is dedicated to fans of real music and will continue as a lasting tribute to the band THE CALL.

THANKS FOR VISITING AND PLEASE ENJOY! For current website additions, click
"News and Updates".

A comprehensive 54 track 3 CD set released June 7, 2019.

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The release features a CD (14 songs), a special CD/DVD combo pack, and a Digital Deluxe version with 19 songs. Experience the once in a lifetime show for yourself now!

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The complete CALL catalog is now downloadable

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Music critics cite THE CALL for the depth of their material and the passion with which it's performed:

"This critically acclaimed band counts Peter Gabriel, Robbie Robertson, and Jim Kerr among it's biggest fans. So what are you waiting for? This is a Call well worth heeding."- Rolling Stone

"Spiritual adventuring by a California band that dances well clear of high seriousness into a unique groove" says
TIME magazine of "Into The Woods", rating Into The Woods as one of the top ten rock albums of 1987.

"The Call opened the evening with an urgent , driving set, highlighted by songs from the band's new album, "Into The Woods", and it's previous one, "Reconciled", and proved why this band deserves more attention than it's been receiving."- David Kronke,
Dallas Times Herald

"The Call consciously avoids trendiness and continues making music from the heart. This is a band to watch."- Dave Golladay,
Pittsburgh Leader

"The Call's music is just good well-crafted rock and roll. By the middle of their set, the sold-out Chrysler Hall was crammed with people dancing in, on and around their seats. The Call were great in concert. The crowd loved them, and so did I."- Lia Braganza,
York Town Crier

"...The Call, unsung or not, may well be the closest thing America has ever had to its own U2. No wonder Bono, Peter Gabriel, and Bruce Cockburn are Call fans." - Lou Carloza,
Chicago Tribune

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Please see the Michael Been Memorial pages in this site.
Click here for page 1 and click here for page 2

Michael Been passed away of an apparent heart attack on August 19, 2010. He was at the Pukkelpop Music Festival in Hasselt, Belgium. The Call's music will always live on.

To offer a gift in memory of Michael Been, please make a donation to the Not For Sale Campaign, a non-profit working to end modern-day slavery and a cause near to Michael's heart.

There are more slaves in the world today than at any other point in human history. Not For Sale deploys innovative solutions to combat the modern-day slave trade, in the United States and across the globe.
To make a gift in honor of Michael, please visit:
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