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Genesis - Calling All Stations album download

Calling All Stations
Album Rock,Prog-Rock,Contemporary Pop/Rock
Recording location:
The Farm, Surrey, England
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Last Genesis album made, afraid the worse by far in my opinion. Reply Notify me Helpful. CD, Album, GENCD 6. I have a copy of the cd with an additional Live acoustique 2 track cd in stickered card sleeve attached. There is a bar code sticker placed over the original bar code 322 0 PM527 printed in Holland. A replica of the Calling All Stations album, the lyric sheet contains a family tree of Genesis members from the Spoken Word up to the Genesis archive 1967-75 along with pictures in the tree from most of their album releases. Wouldn't an ellipsis before and after Calling All Stations be more appropriate than three periods before and after? Reply Notify me Helpful.

Calling All Stations (stylised a. is the fifteenth and final studio album by British rock band Genesis. Released on 1 September 1997, the album was recorded following the departure of longtime drummer/vocalist Phil Collins from the band in 1996, leaving only keyboardist Tony Banks and guitarist/bassist Mike Rutherford from earlier incarnations of the band. Ray Wilson joined the band as lead vocalist for this album.

It wants to be an art rock album, but not at the expense of losing the pop audience - which makes it all the stranger that the group doesn't really write pop songs on Calling All Stations. But even ponderous prog rock has to have musical themes worth exploring, and on that level, Genesis come up dry on Calling All Stations.

Calling All Stations is the fifteenth and last album of the band Genesis, published in 1997. It is the first and unique album of Genesis with Ray Wilson (from the grunge band Stiltskin) as the vocalist Calling All Stations.

Calling All Stations is a music studio album recording by GENESIS (Symphonic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1997 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette.

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Genesis calling all stations. genesis calling all stations - album sampler. Virgin - UK (cat no: GENCDJ6) - 1997.

Track List

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 Calling All Stations Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford Genesis 5:43
2 Congo Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford Genesis 4:52
3 Shipwrecked Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford Genesis 4:23
4 Alien Afternoon Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford Genesis 7:53
5 Not About Us Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford / Ray Wilson Genesis 4:39
6 If That's What You Need Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford Genesis 5:12
7 The Dividing Line Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford Genesis 7:44
8 Uncertain Weather Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford Genesis 5:29
9 Small Talk Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford / Ray Wilson Genesis 5:02
10 There Must Be Some Other Way Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford / Ray Wilson Genesis 7:55
11 One Man's Fool Tony Banks / Mike Rutherford Genesis 11:17
12 [Untitled Track] Genesis
  • Genesis had set such a high standard with their material in the years preceding this album that something that is just good rather than excellent produced delusional ratings of 1-2-stars in the minds of professional and amateur critics. I'm strictly speaking of the musical elements of this album's numbers: melodic inventiveness, arrangements, performance quality. I never base my reviews on the lyrics or pay attention to them. If they're good or great, approaching bona fide poetry (as with Joni Mitchell or Bob Dylan), so much the better. That seems to be the bane of most critics. They listen to the "story" or the words, forgetting that a good song would sound just as good musically either with great or crappy lyrics. I've also noticed that the main ingredient for becoming a pro critic seems to be not so much a refined music taste but the ability to articulate well one's flawed judgement and prejudices about an artist, album, or a genre. The prime example is the undeservedley elevated status of an ignoramus such as Robert Christgau.So what if the style here is not 100-proof former Genesis? Aren't bands allowed to change and develop? Gimme a break, "experts"!

  • I love this album, Ray Wilson done a great job, and the drummer they found was also excellent, wished they had stayed together to do another couple.

  • I think Calling All Stations is an awesome album. I originally bought it because I loved Congo on the radio, but was pleasantly suprised to find every song was very good. I listen to every song and they grow on me more and more. I would definitely buy another Genesis album put out by this line up.

  • The key reason this album garnered any interest at all was more out of curiosity; what would they sound like with a new guy at the helm. Unfortunately, none of the material here sounded like the prog-rock or the pop-era stuff fans of either wanted. At least when Phil Collins had taken over in the mid 70s, he'd been part of the band for awhile so he knew the lyrical aesthetic and saw the transition through to the pop era. But here, continuity is completely lost. Ray Wilson shouldn't shoulder all the blame here; he did what he could with the material at hand and it wasn't horrible by any stretch; it's simply not a Genesis album. Rightfully, the band called it quits after this effort.

  • I still listen to it today and I do not give the time

  • This album could have been a good ( still not great ) album, if only the band dropped some of the more awful tracks ( like alien afternoon or if that's what you need, ugh ) in favor of some more rocky b-sides like "anything now" or "sign your life away", just to keep you from falling asleep. And not filling the whole disc would have been a great idea too. But of course those awful songs were written by Tony Banks, so they HAD to be on the record. Too bad. Ray was not a bad singer, but the project was deemed to fail for obvious band-politics issues. Maybe if Tony and Mike reflected a bit more on the album, they could have made the last Genesis album at least a decent album since the songs were there. But oh well.

  • In 1995 Genesis found themselves in dire need of a lead vocalist, after having Phil Collins make the decision to focus more on his solo career. However, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford would soon find a vocalist in Ray Wilson, the former Stiltskin singer. And while Ray Wilson is a dead ringer for Peter Gabriel's past vocal talents the album never really reaches the heights of the Gabriel or Collins era.First off, "Calling All Stations" is not a bad album just because Phil Collins isn't on it. Just take a look over at "A Trick Of The Tail", that was made a year after Peter Gabriel left and that is considered one of their best records. No, the main reason the record just doesn't work is because it feels very unfocused. Whereas the Phil Collins era songs had somewhat of an immediacy to them, this album just feels sluggish. Take for instance the acoustically driven single "Not About Us", it tries so hard to be a big and bold ballsy power ballad but it just never picks up steam. Even the title track is plagued with this issue. However, it suffers from an early fade out right when you think it's about to reach a Mama esque climax.Another glaring problem would be the somewhat bland lyrics. Let me rephrase that, the somewhat "odd" lyrics. Banks and Rutherford have proven time and time again they are great songwriters; Banks with songs such as "Fading Lights" and "Afterglow", and Rutherford with "Dreaming While You Sleep" and "Follow You Follow Me". But, for some reason on this album not many of the lyrics really hit the mark, instead they really miss. Banks's songs suffer from slightly to many words, and Rutherford's are just, for lack of a better term, slightly bland. Now, in all fairness, there are three genuinely good moments on the album. The first of these moments would be the Mike Rutherford penned "Congo". The song has a clear and strong chorus and some really effective verses. The melody also is really at the forefront of this song, and it makes sense why this was slated to be the lead off single. The main stand-out though would be "The Dividing Line", with it's politically charged lyrics, powerful vocals from Ray Wilson, and it's almost African rhythm. If you were to only hear one song off of this record it would be "The Dividing Line". "One Man's Fool", the album's closer, is also a stronger moment on the record; with it's lyrics telling how one person can view trash as treasure and another person could view that same trash as just junk (it's a lot better written than that, but hey writing the album isn't my job). "One Man's Fool" really shows where Genesis could have gone after this record, but like the rest of the songs on this album they just faded to black without much of a warning.Rating-3/10Stand-Out Tracks- "Congo", "The Dividing Line" and One Man's Fool"

  • When this album first came out I must admit I didn't like it. Partly I was not ready for a Genesis album without Phil Collins (which is funny since I'm a bigger fan of the Gabriel/Hackett years of Genesis); but also there was a "sameness" to a lot of tracks. With only two main songwriters the tracks seemed to lack variety. However, in the years since its release, the album has grown on me. What I like about it now is that it's ballsier than the Collins-era Genesis sound. The guitar in the title track is almost evil in the way it sounds. "Congo" has a nice African feel to it. I remember being disappointed when first hearing "The Dividing Line". It was very repetitive. What I really like about it now is its arrangement. The drums are amazing. My two favourite tracks are "Not About Us" and "There Must Be Some Other Way". With regards to the former, it was nice to have an acoustic song back on a Genesis album. The latter song brought back the long Tony Banks solo section with great success. Ray Wilson's vocals work very well. I am glad Banks and Rutherford didn't go for a Collins-clone. I now look at this album as the "first" album of a new band; and I'm sorry that they didn't get the chance to develop that new sound on some more albums.

  • I believe that putting the name "Genesis" on this album raised expectations to an impossibly high level. When Justin Hayward and John Lodge of the Moody Blues made an album together, they called themselves Blue Jays and it worked. Perhaps Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford should have called their project "Exodus" or something. It's a decent album, but I don't consider it a Genesis album.

  • Yup, I gave this album 0 stars.This is certainly not a fitting swansong for a group that used to be one of the giants of the prog rock movement, but at least its miserable quality ensured that there wouldn't be any comparably bad sequels. Calling All Stations probably wasn't envisioned as the group's final chapter; in fact, Banks and Rutherford likely viewed it as a fresh beginning for a new incarnation of the group. Its quality demanded that the band put an end to this experiment, however, before Genesis' legacy could be further tarnished, and the result is a testament to how badly even the greatest rock bands can go awry.