A Tribute To Michael Been (Feat. Robert Levon Been Of B.R.M.C.) [CD/DVD Combo][Deluxe Edition] Deluxe Edition
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DELUXE EDITION CD+DVD - Robert Levon Been of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club pays tribute to his late father's music with an unforgettable live performance leading his father, Michael Been's, legendary band The Call. This deluxe edition includes a full length DVD of the stunning concert film with special behind the scenes bonus footage.
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This release allows fans to be able to see & hear the reunion concert paying tribute to fallen leader Michael Been who passed away August 19, 2010. The once in a lifetime concert took place on April 19, 2013 at the the legendary Troubadour club in West Hollywood. The original members reunited for the first time in 20 years with Robert Levon Been (from BRMC- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club (Official Page)) playing his father's iconic fretless bass guitar and singing lead vocals.
Drawing from an extensive catalog of choices with powerful lyrics that still move people today, THE CALL have provided fans with a specialty priced deluxe CD/DVD pack featuring all the great CALL songs you know such as "Let The Day Begin", "The Walls Came Down", "I Still Believe", "Everywhere I Go" and many more. 14 total tracks plus a DVD for under $15! 19 tracks are available for the Digital Deluxe version.
Peter Gabriel once said that THE CALL was the "future of American music". THE CALL counts performers like Bono from U2, Jim Kerr of Simple Minds, Bruce Springsteen, Russ Taff, dc Talk's Kevin Smith, Woody Harrelson, Mark Heard, director Martin Scorcese, Bruce Cockburn, screenwriter Paul Schraeder, and producer T-Bone Burnett as fans who have referred to THE CALL as one of their "favorite bands".
There is a video posted that gives some great insight into how the event came to be and a glimpse at that evening of music. It was a reunion concert that meant much to those who were able to witness it. Do not miss out on this release.
The "Tribute" album will also be available in CD, limited edition vinyl, as well as by download in addition to the deluxe CD/DVD.
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. Enjoy!
Are all of The Call’s LPs given some love over the course of this tribute? Let’s see. From their 1982 self-titled debut album we have: nothing. From their sophomore follow up “Modern Romans” we have: “Turn A Blind Eye”; “Modern Romans”; “The Walls Came Down”. From the underrated “Scene Beyond Dreams” we have: nada. From their tight “Reconciled” release we get: “Everywhere I Go”; “I Still Believe”; “Oklahoma”; “The Morning”. From the critically acclaimed “Into the Woods” we receive: “I Don’t Wanna”; “Into the Woods”. They broke big momentarily with their “Let the Day Begin” release so from this we get: “Let the Day Begin”; “You Run”; “Uncovered”; “Same Old Story”. From the lauded “Red Moon” we get: “Floating Back”; “You Were There”; “Red Moon”; “What’s Happened To You”; “Swim In the Ocean”. And from their final studio release “To Heaven and Back” we are graced with: “Think It Over” and on the DVD a looped bit of “Love Is Everywhere” on the main menu. [With all the wonderful songs we’re given I can live with what we’ve missed out on but wouldn’t it be great if they got together and recorded another live album that contained a few of their other greats like “There’s A Heart”, “Doubt”, and “Flesh and Steel” off of their debut, and “Tremble” or “Delivered” or “One Life Leads To Another” off of SBD, and “Even Now” off “Reconciled”, and “The River” or “It Could Have Been Me” off of ITW, and “Watch” off of LTDB, and “What A Day” off of RM, and “Soaring Bird” or “World On Fire” or “Love Is Everywhere” off of THAB? I suppose I’m dreaming but it’s great to dream, isn’t it?]
All of the songs are faithful to the original versions. Licenses aren’t shredded and liberties are not taken with the source material. It’s very respectful. But there is one moment, a standout moment, where the concert stands still in a moment of arrested time. Robert stands front and center and sings with warmth and compassion and sadness, just his voice and acoustic guitar, on one of The Call’s most spiritual songs—“You Run”. Robert inhabits the song, and haunts it. He is singing to himself as well as all of us, and remembering…”You can’t escape the reach of love.”