1. (00:05:44) Genesis - Calling All Stations
2. (00:04:52) Genesis - Congo
3. (00:04:24) Genesis - Shipwrecked
4. (00:07:54) Genesis - Alien Afternoon
5. (00:04:39) Genesis - Not About Us
6. (00:05:13) Genesis - If That's What You Need
7. (00:07:45) Genesis - The Dividing Line
8. (00:05:30) Genesis - Uncertain Weather
9. (00:05:02) Genesis - Small Talk
10. (00:07:55) Genesis - There Must Be Some Other Way
11. (00:08:47) Genesis - One Man's Fool
Playing Time.........: 01:07:45
Total Size...........: 131.75 MB
NFO generated on.....: 10/7/2008 6:11:34 AM
...Calling All Stations... is the fifteenth album by veteran progressive
rockband Genesis and was released in 1997. Recorded following Phil Collins'
departure from the band in 1996, it was an attempt by bandmates Mike
Rutherford and Tony Banks to continue the Genesis moniker while returning,
to a certain degree, to Genesis' roots as an album-oriented band.
Vocalist Ray Wilson, who had fronted a brief but popular grunge-influenced
outfit called Stiltskin, was brought on board after a lengthy auditioning
period. Wilson's darker vocals were more reminiscent of Peter Gabriel than
Collins. Because Wilson was not a drummer, both Nir Zidkyahu and Nick
D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard) were called in to supply the necessary percussion
But while ...Calling All Stations... sold well throughout Europe, it failed to find
an audience in the United States, despite an elaborate publicity launch at
Cape Canaveral in Florida. Critics were derisive, and while ...Calling All
Stations... was notable for attempting to bring Genesis' progressive rock
roots more to the forefront, many found the results somber and lacking the
dynamics of their 1970s work, let alone the fact pop and hip hop were in
vogue at the time—genres far removed from progressive rock. As a result of
the slim North American sales, the American leg of the tour was cancelled.
Although a European tour was undertaken in 1998, Banks and Rutherford
ultimately decided to relieve Wilson of his vocal duties and put Genesis on an
extended hiatus, leaving ...Calling All Stations... as Genesis' last studio
release to date.
Since the album's release there has been, among some Genesis fans, a
belated appreciation for Wilson's contribution to the band's history. There is
agreement even among many fans who dislike this album that Wilson was a
strong vocalist. Bootleg recordings of the 1998 European tour have been
sought-after downloads on peer-to-peer networks, if only for the opportunity
to hear Wilson's rendition of older Genesis songs like "The Lamb Lies Down on
Broadway," "The Carpet Crawlers," and "Lover's Leap" (the opening section
of "Supper's Ready").
Of the three singles excerpted from the album, only "Congo" met with a
limited measure of success.
Music videos were made for "Congo", "Shipwrecked" and "Not About Us."
"Congo" was a favourite among MTV UK, however, it had been played on
America's MTV once.
The music videos "Congo" and "Shipwrecked" featured Wilson and also
Rutherford, Banks and Zidkyahu playing their respective instruments. "Not
About Us," however featured just Banks, Rutherford and Wilson. Unlike
"Congo" and "Shipwrecked", Banks and Rutherford were without the
...Calling All Stations..., which reached #2 in the UK, and was the only
Genesis album to have been deleted in North America (until its 2007
re-release), having only reached #54 in the US in a brief chart stay. From a
recent online interview, Calling All Stations has sold approximately 3 million
copies world-wide to date (between 1997-2008).