The Call Red Moon
- Released: September 1, 2015
- Originally Released: 1990
- Label: MCA Records
- 1.What's Happened to You (With Bono)
- 2.Red Moon
- 3.You Were There
- 4.Floating Back
- 5.A Swim in the Ocean
- 6.Like You've Never Been Loved
- 8.This Is Your Life
- 9.The Hand That Feeds You
- 10.What a Day
The Call: Scott Musick, Jim Goodwin, Tom Ferrier, Michael Been.
Personnel: Michael Been (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Tom Ferrier (vocals, guitar); Jim Goodwin (vocals, saxophone, keyboards); Scott Musick (vocals, drums, percussion).
Recording information: Americian Recording, Los Angeles; Ocean Way Recording, Los Angeles.
Photographer: Dennis Keeley.
After the big sounding (even by their standards) Let the Day Begin, The Call returned three years later with Red Moon, an intimate-sounding, organic record, particularly the use of rich organ passages in many songs. Admirer Bono makes a guest appearance on the warm, gospel-tinged "What's Happened to You," which edges the group toward Band territory. The gentle, dreamy title song is one of the loveliest songs the band has ever done. As usual, songs like "You Were There" (driven by keyboardist Jim Goodwin's saxophone playing) and the chugging "What a Day" feature Michael Been's always literate, socially conscious lyrics. Other standout tracks include the twangy, shuffling "A Swim in the Ocean" and the punchy "Like You've Never Been Loved" (with T-Bone Burnett on backing vocals). With its lovely textures and melodic songs, Red Moon is start to finish the most fully realized and finest work. The group would disband following this album and not work together again for nearly a decade. ~ Tom Demalon
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