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The Calling


Download links and information about The Calling by Neal Schon. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, World Music genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 53:36 minutes.

Artist: Neal Schon
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, World Music
Tracks: 12
Duration: 53:36
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No. Title Length
1. The Calling 4:41
2. Carnival Jazz 6:24
3. Six String Waltz 3:34
4. Irish Field 1:13
5. Back Smash 6:18
6. Fifty Six (56) 5:21
7. True Emotion 3:59
8. Tumbleweeds 6:49
9. Primal Surge 3:50
10. Blue Rainbow Sky 3:37
11. Transonic Funk 4:39
12. Song of the Wind II 3:11



Though Journey is known as a radio-friendly pop-rock juggernaut from the '70s and '80s, the band's guitarist, Neal Schon, is a far more accomplished musician than his history might imply. Schon easily transcends genres with his virtuoso guitar work, and if these tracks had been presented anonymously, Schon's name likely wouldn't be in the conversation. Recorded over four days at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, Calif., with former Journey drummer Steve Smith, accomplished film composer Igor Len on piano, and even old friend Jan Hammer on Moog synthesizer on two tracks ("Fifty Six (560)" "Tumbleweeds"), The Calling is a career highpoint for Schon. Upfront in the mix and following his considerable chops wherever they take him, Schon mines space-travel hard rock, modern fusion, and even gentle, idyllic folk with the gorgeous "Irish Field." Even his instrumental takes on the power ballad ("Six String Waltz," "True Emotion," "Blue Rainbow Sky") are invigorated by guitar tones dirty enough for real raunch 'n' roll.